Lawrence Mooney and SCA Settle Legal Dispute
Lawrence Mooney has settled his high-profile dispute with former employer Triple M, part of Southern Cross Austereo (SCA).
Mooney fronted the Triple M Sydney Breakfast show “Moonman In The Morning” alongside Chris ‘Pagey’ Page and Jess Eva.
He abruptly departed the show in November last year in mysterious circumstances and was eventually replaced by Mark Geyer.
Mooney then announced he was suing SCA for in excess of $1 million, seeking his wages for the year.
His legal representation, John Laxon of Laxon Lex, revealed Mooney’s motivations last year.
“My client has a contract which runs through to the end of next year , which SCA has brought to an end,” Laxon said.
“The terms of that contract were drafted by SCA and were bargained for and agreed to by my clients. 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.”
The matter was due to be heard in the NSW Supreme Court in just a matter of days, on May 11.
Today, however, SCA put out a short statement indicating the matter had been settled out of court.
“Lawrence Mooney finished up on the Triple M Sydney Breakfast show in November 2021,” a spokesperson said.
“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.”
In the final radio ratings of last year, Triple M Breakfast in Sydney had a steady 4.6% share.