Voelte v Australian Broadcasting Corporation (No 4) [2016] NSWSC 1012

DEFAMATION – where proceedings tried with a jury – desirability of having jury determine defamatory meaning before hearing other evidence in the proceedings
DEFAMATION – television broadcast – undesirability of providing transcript to the jury
COSTS – where plaintiff unsuccessful after refusing Calderbank offer – whether unreasonable not to accept offer – difficulty of assessing value of offer

Mark Polden, led by Stuart Littlemore QC, appeared for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.