The ABC reports that Christopher Lamont has had a bit of a blow in the ACT Supreme Court for his efforts to sue Phillip Dwyer.
- Mr Lamont claimed he was defamed in two letters written by Mr Dywer to John Howard in April 2006, one of which was leaked to The Australian newspaper.
While the court has found, for the record, that he was defamed, the claim for damages has been dismissed.
It’s an expensive way to correct the record.
UPDATED: In the Canberra Times Jack Waterford, no stranger to defamation proceedings, has a lengthy look at what was involved here.