/ 02 May 2024

Dragging out a decision

Image source: AAP
Image source: AAP

A decision by Justice Michael Lee about whether Bruce Lehrmann will have to pay the legal costs of Network Ten over his failed defamation suit has been reserved – aka delayed. It comes after Lee found last month that on the balance of probability, Lehrmann did rape his former colleague Brittany Higgins. Lehrmann says he may appeal that judgement and has until 27 May to do so. Neither party emerged from yesterday’s hearing unscathed… Lee criticised Ten’s lawyer Justin Quill for his comments after the April decision, saying it was misleading for Ten to “go around and effectively [say] it had been vindicated”. And Ten’s “walk away” letter to Lehrmann was also published… No date has been set, but Lee says his consideration of the issues will be “fairly prompt” and indicated “there will be a costs order made in favour” of Ten.

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