The Corby family have been granted leave to appeal defamatory content published by Allen & Unwin.
Sydney’s Court of Appeal today gave Schapelle Corby’s sister Mercedes leave to appeal the family’s case against Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd for the content published in Eamonn Duff’s biographical novel, Sins of the Father: The untold story behind Schapelle Corby’s ill-fated drug run.
The family of the convicted drug smuggler, who were not at court, are pleading that imputations made in the book are defamatory.
Chief Justice Bathurst ruled leave would be granted despite the Corby’s already having successfully sued the publishers for copyright infringement and being compensated more than $50,000 in damages in April, 2013. They were initially seeking $300,000.
Schapelle Corby was jailed for smuggling marijuana into Indonesia in 2004. She is currently living in Bali with sister Mercedes after she was granted parole in February this year. – Lily Mayers at Sydney Law Court
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