Injunction bid fails to stop Four Corners

Cosmetic surgeon fails to stop ABC broadcast in which former employees speak out.

A push to halt an episode of Four Corners from broadcasting has failed in the Federal Court in Sydney.

Daniel Lanzer, cosmetic surgeon and dermatologist, who has clinics in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, brought legal action against ABC in an attempt to stop an episode being broadcast.

Dr Lanzer had sought an injunction to stop the ABC from publishing any information received from former employees that might “impair or reduce the reputation of Dr Lanzer in the eyes of the public or the applicants’ customers.”

Dr Lanzer is also seeking a final declaration that the ABC participated in breaches of contract by the two former employees.

Yesterday Justice John Nicholas dismissed the application on the basis there was “no prima facie case made out for the relief sought”.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald