No appearances from either side in Toni Collette Paddington court appeal stoush

There were no solicitor or barrister dramatics on the NSW Supreme Court steps when the damages appeal matter of actress Toni Collette and her musician husband Dave Galafassi was up for its first directions hearing in the NSW Court  of Appeal yesterday.

Indeed there was no appearances from the other side either.

It seems actress Toni Collette and her musician husband Dave Galafassi have possibly withdrawn their appeal over the May court order that they pay $800,000 plus in damages after pulling out of a Paddington terrace purchase.

The couple were ordered to make the payment after reneging on a $6.35 million deal with fashion industry couple Susan and Nick Kelly in September 2011.

The Kelly's eventually sold their Stewart Street home for $5.5 million and then took legal action to recover their losses from the original incompleted agreement made with Collette and Galafassi.

The actress and her husband lodged an appeal with a directions mention scheduled for August 21.

Title Tattle gathers the couple have dropped the appeal and will pay the damages amount in periodic payments.

Collette has been in New York filming the television drama Hostages alongside Dylan McDermott.

The court record yesterday showed no appearances before Registrar J Riznyczok, who relisted it for further directions for September 11.

Designed by architectAnthony Gill and completed in 2009, the five-bedroom, four-bathroom house on a 360-square-metre block sold for a record for the southern side of Oxford Street, Paddington.

Consisting of two classic Victorian terraces combined into a palatial single residence, the contemporary tri-level family retreat had been reinvented after the merger of two terraces costing $2.15 million in 2003 and $1.865 million in 2005.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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