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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.
 

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.
 

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