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Section 7A Articles from 2006
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Section 7A    November 13, 2006  
Archer Field v Nationwide News Pty Ltd

An hotelier whose establishment was likened to “Fawlty Towers” has been entirely successful in a s.7A trial against The Sunday Telegraph. All eight imputations pleaded by Archer Field, former manager of Jenolan Caves House, get up ... more

Section 7A    September 27, 2006  
Paul Gibson v Nationwide News Pty Ltd

Supreme Court 7A jury finds that a series of articles and a cartoon in The Daily Telegraph did not say that Labor MP Paul Gibson was “corrupt and a rorter” ... more

Section 7A    September 22, 2006  
Jamie Fawcett v John Fairfax Publications Pty Ltd & Annette Sharp

Section 7A. Supreme Court jury finds that paparazzo Jamie Fawcett was defamed by a Sun-Herald gossip piece that said he “wreaked havoc” on Nicole Kidman’s private life. ... more

Section 7A    May 24, 2006  
Mamdouh Habib v Nationwide News Pty Ltd (No.2)

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Mamdouh Habib’s second defamation action against The Daily Telegraph fails before a s.7A jury. But not before Habib’s barrister Clive Evatt and Guy Reynolds, for Nationwide News, cross swords ... more

Section 7A    April 27, 2006  
Stephen Archer v Newcastle Newspapers Pty Ltd

Verdict for Newcastle Herald in Stephen Archer case following Judge Gibson’s finding that she was not biased against serial tax offender and former bankrupt barrister ... more

Section 7A    April 11, 2006  
Kyle Sandilands v Seven Network Ltd

Australian Idol judge and 2DayFM DJ Kyle Sandilands gets four imputations up in a s.7A hearing. A Today Tonight promo and program are to blame … more

Section 7A    April 6, 2006  
Falun Dafa Association of NSW v Chinese Media Group & Kam Chung Chan

Falun Gong members temporarily halt their demonstrations outside the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, the Falun Dafa Association of NSW’s defamation case goes nowhere. A failure of identification ... more

Section 7A    March 31, 2006  
Kylie McCabe v Cobbittee Publications Pty Ltd

Suburban infidelities and a belligerent grandmother featured in a racy s.7A trial that reveals current community values. It’s defamatory to say a plaintiff had consensual sex with a close friend’s husband, but to say she lied about it is not ... more

Section 7A    March 14, 2006  
Peter Hyer v Cabbie Pty Ltd

Justice Howie twice refused to discharge s.7A jury despite “purposeful” straying outside the scope of proceedings by self-represented defendant ... more

Section 7A    February 22, 2006  
Dr Roy Beran v The Age Company Pty Ltd

Sydney neurologist Dr Roy Beran has succeeded against The Age but failed against The Sydney Morning Herald in relation to substantially the same two articles. Was it the s.7A jury, the imputations or the barrister? ... more

Section 7A    February 16, 2006  
Rachel Gardener v Nationwide News Pty Ltd

Former Homebush High English teacher and alleged bank robber defamed by The Daily Telegraph. Jury throws out eight other imputations because the plaintiff failed to get past the identification issue ... more

Section 7A    February 14, 2006  
Mamdouh Habib v Nationwide News Pty Ltd

Verdict: one out of 24 imputations gets up in Mamdouh Habib case. Piers Akerman defames the former Guantanamo detainee but remaining imputations overwhelmed by “other messages”. What did Clive Evatt have for lunch? asks Guy Reynolds ... more

Section 7A    February 10, 2006  
Mamdouh Habib v Nationwide News Pty Ltd

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Mamdouh Habib’s defamation action against Nationwide News started without a bang in the Darlinghurst court. Habib’s barrister Clive Evatt says the four matters complained of convey “terrible imputations” ... more

Section 7A    February 7, 2006  
Jennifer Collins v Harbour Radio Pty Ltd & Alan Jones

Radio jock Alan Jones on a roll as he rails against “the farce and fiasco and shambles” of Campbelltown and Camden hospitals. Unfortunately, in the process he defamed the former head of the Macarthur Area Health Service ... more