In September a year ago, Wilson won the largest defamation payout in Australian legal history, with Bauer ordered to pay $4.56 million in damages after accusing Wilson of being a serial liar in one of their magazines.
It was the largest defamation win in Australian legal history and Bauer appealed, arguing the size of the settlement set a unsafe precedent and there were errors of law in the judgement.
The Court of Appeal said that, in awarding compensation for economic losses, Justice Dixon "relied also upon his assessment of the trajectory of Ms Wilson's career".
The Hollywood star has been left with an award of $600, ooo for general damages only after her claim for special damages was rejected by three judges of the appeals court.
"The Court of Appeal held that, for a considerable number of reasons, the critical inferences drawn by the judge could not be upheld", the summary of judgement said.
"I'm away on location in Europe filming right now", Wilson tweeted.
During the case, Wilson said the articles had alleged that she lied about her name, age and upbringing in Australia.
"It followed that the judge's award of damages for economic loss had to be set aside, there was no basis in the evidence for making any award of damages for economic loss".
Bauer appealed the size of the payment, and it won that appeal today.
With defamation payouts capped in Australia at $350,000, University of Melbourne Law Professor Andrew Kenyon told 9news.com.au when news broke of the damages ruling this payout is "way higher" than Australia has ever seen.
After winning the record payout, she said: "I had to stand up to a bully, a huge media organisation, Bauer Media Group, who maliciously took me down in 2015 with a series of grubby and completely false articles".
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