There are two reason for not pursuing legal action: 1. You see no chance to win, 2. You have received a settlement amount. Now 2. is not the case, remains 1. Porter jumped on to legal action without the necessary forethought & preparation.
He loses ….
Christian Porter loses bid to reduce costs linked to defamation battle.
How the story unfolded
Attorney-General Christian Porter launches defamation action against ABC
Tribunal finds Porter disclosed ‘limited part of legal advice’ on medevac ‘for political advantage’
Christian Porter set to be stripped of AG role, Reynolds to lose Defence portfolio
Morrison working with Porter on ‘perceived conflicts of interests’ amid reshuffle speculation
We only just had a Cabinet reshuffle, here’s why we’re (probably) having another one
New documents reveal detectives were denied trip to interview Christian Porter accuser
Christian Porter applies to strike out part of ABC’s defence in defamation case
Christian Porter hits back at ABC defamation defence
Conflict of interest claim halts Porter defamation case against ABC
Christian Porter fights to keep top lawyer in ABC defamation case
Federal Court rules Christian Porter’s barrister has conflict of interest in ABC defamation case
Christian Porter ends defamation action against the ABC
Christian Porter loses bid to reduce costs linked to defamation battle