Lawrence ‘Moonman’ Mooney and SCA settle court case ahead of hearing

Lawrence ‘Moonman’ Mooney and Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) have settled their case and the court proceedings have been dismissed in his case against the network for breach of contract.

After disappearing from his breakfast show’s lineup in November 2021, it was reported that Mooney had engaged employment and media lawyer John Laxon, of Laxon Lex against in a case against SCA, seeking upwards of $1 million in lost wages.

Mooney and SCA settle out of court

Six months later, SCA have provided an update and comment on its ‘former employee’, Lawrence Mooney.

“Lawrence Mooney finished up on the Triple M Sydney Breakfast show in November 2021.

“Mr Mooney commenced proceedings in the NSW Supreme Court to dispute SCA’s decision to terminate his contract, which SCA defended.

“SCA and Mr Mooney have agreed to resolve the issues between them and for the proceedings to be dismissed.

“Mr Mooney and SCA will not be providing further comment.”

Full details of the settlement remain unknown at this time.

Daily Mail Australia reported on Friday that the hearing was set to be heard before the New South Wales Supreme Court on 11 May. Mooney told the court in February that he feared SCA would ‘smear him with unfounded allegations’ in seeking to justify his dismissal, the Mail wrote.

At the time, Laxon, Mooney’s lawyer provided a statement to Mumbrella: “My client has a contract which runs through to the end of next year, which SCA has brought to an end. The terms of that contract were drafted by SCA and were bargained for and agreed to by my client. He will hold SCA to those terms. All my client asks is that SCA honour the contract and observe the contractual arrangements which they put in place.”

Mooney was host of Moonman In The Morning, alongside Jess Eva and Chris Page on Sydney’s 104.9 Triple M, moving onto the NSW airwaves in 2019 from Triple M Brisbane, with the show this year experiencing a tough run of ratings.

Following his departure from the Sydney breakfast lineup, he was replaced by Mark Geyer.

Mooney’s departure from SCA was discussed on a previous episode of the Mumbrellacast


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