06/10/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Judy Davis Wins Libel Suit Against Australian Paper

The actress Judy Davis has won her defamation case against News Ltd's Nationwide News.

The 53-year-old sued over articles in The Daily Telegraph newspaper and other publications that suggested she was selfish in opposing developments at Birchgrove Oval to improve children's safety.

The February 2006 articles related to Davis's attendance at a Leichhardt Council meeting about the proposed erection of floodlights at an oval near her home at Birchgrove.

The star of more than 40 films and a two-time Oscar nominee, Davis told the court she had attended the council meeting to "listen and learn" about the installation of the floodlights at the oval near her home.

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