Bauer Media, publisher of Women's Day, has had a major victory on appeal in its defamation case with actress Rebel Wilson, with Victoria's Court of Appeal cutting the payout from $4.5 million to $600,000.
The 38-year-old Australian comic actress, best known for the "Pitch Perfect" movies and "Bridesmaids", was not in the Court of Appeal in Melbourne on Thursday to hear the three judges' decision.
Wilson alleged she was defamed in several articles published in 2015, including a Woman's Day story titled 'Just who is the REAL Rebel?'
The appeal court removed the 3.9 million Australian dollars that the trial judge had awarded for roles lost because of damage done to her reputation.
Bauer did not, however, appeal the verdict that the articles were defamatory, but argued the Australian-record damages awarded in September were excessive.
Bauer Media did not challenge the jury's defamation finding in its appeal and sought only for the damages to be reduced. The legal process has run its course and Bauer welcomes the court's decision to set aside the entire award of damages for economic loss.
May survives fresh Brexit vote but rebels up the pressure
Pro-Brexit tabloid the Sun warned lawmakers on Tuesday's front page that they had a choice: "Great Britain or great betrayal". Corbyn instructed his MPs to abstain on the amendment, meaning they should neither vote for or against it.
Federal Reserve raises interest rates
The rate is estimated to fall 3.5% next year , through to 2020, down from the previous forecast of 3.6%. He'll likely address the decision to hike rates and the Fed's views on the overall economic outlook.
With defamation payouts capped in Australia at $350,000, University of Melbourne Law Professor Andrew Kenyon told 9news.com.au when news broke of the damages ruling this payout is "way higher" than Australia has ever seen.
Discussing the case earlier this year, Wilson said the magazines had launched a vicious campaign which derailed her career and had been "really, really hurtful and devastating".
Wilson said previously that she would donate the money made from the case to charity and use it to support the Australian film industry.
The actress is now filming in Europe, and ahead of the decision, took to Twitter last night to say that regardless of the level of payout, she had won the case.
And while purchases have waned as shale production has grown, America is traditionally one of the biggest customers for Saudi oil. US consumption of gasoline in the United States rose to an historic high of 9.88 million bpd last week, according to the EIA.
That said, Musk claims Tesla will soon be rolling out yet another update created to help users avoid the alerts entirely. He noted that the cuts will not affect Tesla's ability to reach targets for producing the Model 3.
General Assembly on Wednesday passed a resolution condemning Israel's use of excessive force on Palestinian civilians. Haley expressed optimism, however, about the number of countries that supported the US amendment to condemn Hamas .
Pletneva previously criticised the #MeToo campaign against sexual harassment, tentatively spreading in Russian Federation . Pletnyova said she that she would like Russian citizens to get married "out of love regardless of their ethnicity".
Trump has been cited as a possible nominee since Kim ended a series of provocative threats and missile tests previous year . In return, Trump promised to end "war games", or joint military exercises, with South Korea.
Even without that analysis, there was "sufficient evidence" to charge Bishop with assault, McCann said . Police are also awaiting the results of a toxicology test, which could result in additional charges.
Uber spying app could get you rejected for being drunk
Based on how the system interprets that behavior, it may adjust how it arranges a match with a driver, the application said. It's still unclear how the patent, if approved, would be applied, and whether Uber would make use of it at all.
Idaho boy diagnosed with plague
Infected fleas spread the infection to animals, commonly mice, squirrels, prairie dogs and even cats and dogs. The plague is a very serious illness, but is treatable with antibiotics, usually taken for seven to 14 days.
Trump declares North Korea 'no longer a nuclear threat'
The five-hour summit did give Trump and Kim a chance to express optimism and make of show of their new relationship. Trump is also wrong to say there was an assumption before he took office that the United States would go to war.
U.S., Mexico, & Canada to Host 2026 World Cup
The plan is that Canada and Mexico would each host 10 matches, while 60 matches would be played in the United States. With three host countries, it would be natural to give all three host sides a Day 1 showcase.
US Says North Korea Talks Moving Quickly, Trump to Leave Early
Will they simply shake hands? Sources told Axios that measure was conditional upon what Kim was willing to give the U.S.in return. But Pompeo's comments sought to reaffirm the high benchmark the USA is setting for Trump and Kim to reach an agreement.
Korea officials in final summit preparations
One diplomatic source in Singapore said, "Tension was very high in North Korea , hence the secrecy". This area has been designated by Singaporean authorities as "special event areas".
Trump talks to Kim, then Hannity
But he has since lowered expectations, backing away from an original demand for North Korea's swift denuclearisation. Kim was also responsible for killing his uncle, who he is rumored to have perceived as a threat to his own power.
John Boyega slams ‘Star Wars’ fans for harassing costars
And in 2016's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story , the character of Baze Malbus (Jiang Wen) once was a devoted Guardian of the Whills . The midi-chlorians comment is mentioned as part of a larger conversation about AI and religion within the context of Star Wars .