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Alan Jones appeals gag order in Wagner defamation case

Thursday 14 February, 2019

2GB is appealing a gag order placed on the station after Alan Jones was found to have defamed the Wagner Family.
In a judgment last September in Brisbane’s Supreme Court, Justice Flanagan granted a request by the Wagners to stipulate that Jones and the Macquarie Radio stations could not repeat statements defaming them.
2GB’s lawyers have submitted that the judge erred in granting the injunction.

Victor Dominello begins defamation action against 2GB

Thursday 03 January, 2019

NSW Minister for Finance Services and Property Victor Dominello has begun defamation action against 2GB for what he claims was a wrongful allegation of corruption in a new story broadcast in 2017.

In its 7am news bulletin on September 9, 2017, 2GB broadcast a story sourced to the Sydney Morning Herald, which later proved to be wrong. The station did not make an apology.

2GB disappointed at defamation verdict, not expecting such large damages

Wednesday 12 September, 2018

For talk stations such as 2GB, defamation payouts are considered a cost of doing business.

2GB's parent company, MML's 2017 Annual report set aside a budget of $695,000 as a "Provision for claims/dafamation"

Alan Jones found guilty of defamation against Wagner family

Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Alan Jones has been ordered to pay $3.4m in damages to the 4 members of the Wagner family by the Queensland Supreme Court.

Radio stations 2GB and 4BC have also been ordered to pay damages plus interest to the Toowoomba based family.

2GB says it is "disappointed" with the decision and Alan Jones was reserved in his comments given that the judgement restrains him from further comment on the matter.

Magazine settles Wagners defamation action with implications for Alan Jones case

Thursday 23 November, 2017

The Spectator magazine has settled a case brought by Toowoomba’s Wagner family over allegedly defamatory reports that a quarry owned by the Wagner family caused a devastating flood in the region.
The Spectator magazine has agreed to pay a $572,674 to end the defamation action.
The settlement has implications for other defamation cases that are being brought by the family, including on against 2GB’s Alan Jones.

Radio station wins the right to claim damages from defamatory talkback caller

Saturday 08 July, 2017

A legal case in Newcastle could result in the first ever instance of a talkback caller being sued for defamation.

Keysar Trad to pay 2GB $290K in defamation costs

Friday 30 January, 2015

Muslim community spokesperson Keysar Trad will have to pay $290,000 in court costs to 2GB after losing his long running defamation case.

After the Cronulla riots in 2005, Trad attended a rally and spoke to the crowd about the "shame of tabloid journalism." Urged on by Trad, the crowd booed and harassed a 2GB news reporter, who was covering the rally.

2GB not guilty of defaming Trad

Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Keysar Trad to pay costs.

The NSW Court of Appeal has ruled that 2GB did not defame Muslim community spokesperson Keysar Trad in comments made by Jason Morrison in 2005.

Trad will have to pay up to $1 million after the judge ruled that he should pay Harbour Radio's court costs.

Hadley abuse victim awarded $280,000

Thursday 19 December, 2013

A jury found Ray Hadley guilty of defaming the wife of a convicted sex offender, but the wait was on to find out what damages the court would award.

Today, acting Justice William Nicholas answered that question and awarded Kim Ahmed $280,000 in damages.

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