Seven Network has been successful in defending Network Ten’s actions against the company over John Stephens.

The Supreme Court dismissed Ten’s application for an injunction to prevent Stephens continuing to work for Seven on May 29.

The court found that Stephens did not breach an agreement, and accordingly that Seven did not induce Stephens to breach that agreement as Ten had claimed.

Ten’s claims were dismissed. The Court specifically said that it did not take Ten’s “extraordinary” attempt to in effect purchase an injunction into account.