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Forget Geoffrey Rush: most defamation cases are petty and incredibly local

Forget Geoffrey Rush: most defamation cases are petty and incredibly local

For all the publicity that a Geoffrey Rush or Rebel Wilson case attracts, the vast majority of defamation suits are small, wasteful and often result in outcomes disproportionate to their social value.

Drama and tragedy roll on in Rush defamation case

Drama and tragedy roll on in Rush defamation case

Accusations of bias. Witness X revealed. Tactical ploys ahead of special damages. This thing is far from done.

News Corp boss lashes NYT ‘hatchet job’, ignoring his own papers’ scandals

News Corp boss lashes NYT ‘hatchet job’, ignoring his own papers’ scandals

News Corp CEO Robert Thomson attacked the New York Times and social media platforms in making the annual Keith Murdoch oration in Melbourne on Tuesday night.

No winners: crowd gathers for final scene in Rush courtroom drama

No winners: crowd gathers for final scene in Rush courtroom drama

Outside court, Eryn Jean Norvill, decked in purple, said she stood by her evidence at trial and called for change in her industry.

Rush judgment a crushing blow for Me Too

Rush judgment a crushing blow for Me Too

The Rush case points to a deeper problem and a systemic misunderstanding about the issues that drive complicity in sexual harassment and assault cases.

Yael Stone, Geoffrey Rush and the risky maths of defamation

Yael Stone, Geoffrey Rush and the risky maths of defamation

As Rush stands accused afresh, each side (and the media) must calculate what to throw at their fight.

Rush trial will leave behind nothing but wreckage

Rush trial will leave behind nothing but wreckage

Even once the judge reaches a verdict, we will learn precisely nothing of value.

In the Me Too era, America sets the gold standard for defamation law

In the Me Too era, America sets the gold standard for defamation law

Defamation law in Australia continues to deny the public from hearing the truth. In this, Australia could take a page from the US Supreme Court.

Behind the scenes at Geoffrey Rush’s defamation trial

Behind the scenes at Geoffrey Rush’s defamation trial

In his opening statement to a room packed with media, Rush's barrister made clear he would be seeking large damages.

The only winners in the Geoffrey Rush defamation hearing will be the viewers

The only winners in the Geoffrey Rush defamation hearing will be the viewers

If either party ever thought they had this under control, they don’t anymore. This show will go on. And on.