Hollywood star Rebel Wilson is set to discover on Thursday whether she will still receive $4.5 million in defamation damages from "bully" magazine publisher Bauer Media.
The company has appealed against a Supreme Court of Victoria order that the Pitch Perfect star be compensated a record $650,000 in general damages and $3,917,472 in special damages.
The order came after the publisher defamed the 38-year-old star in a series of articles published in 2015 that painted her as a serial liar about her age, real name and childhood in order to make it in Hollywood.
During a two-day appeal hearing in Melbourne in April, Bauer's barrister Michael Wheelahan QC argued the level of damages was "manifestly excessive".
He said Justice Dixon made an error when he ordered Wilson be compensated for losing film roles.
But Wilson's $9000-a-day barrister Matthew Collins QC argued the payout figure was conservative considering the actress could have taken eight different proceedings - one for each article - and been awarded much more money overall.
He also said publication of the articles and Bauer's conduct during the trial went "beyond ordinary bounds" in terms of aggravating features.
On Thursday, the Victorian Court of Appeal is scheduled to hand down its judgment.
The appeal may then be dismissed, or damages reassessed by either the Supreme Court or the Court of Appeal.