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Section 7A Articles from 2007
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Section 7A    October 16, 2007  
Abdul Salam Mohammed Zoud v Nationwide News Pty Ltd & Richard Kerbaj

Another of The Australian’s investigations into home-grown terrorism is found to be defamatory. This time the target was Lakemba-based sheik, Abdul Salam Mohammed Zoud ... more

Section 7A    September 19, 2007  
Gacic v John Fairfax Publications Pty Ltd

Former owners of Coco Roco were given two imputations courtesy of the Court of Appeal and the High Court. Now a new jury has granted them a third over that scathing Sydney Morning Herald restaurant review ... more

Section 7A    August 22, 2007  
Zia Qureshi v John Fairfax Publications Pty Ltd

Despite forceful directions from Justice Michael Adams, a NSW Supreme Court jury remained deadlocked on 14 out of 19 imputations pleaded against The Australian Financial Review by former high-flying business consultant Zia Qureshi. He gets just one imputation up ... more

Section 7A    August 2, 2007  
Keysar Trad v Harbour Radio Pty Ltd

Controversial Muslim community spokesman Keysar Trad succeeds against 2GB. Jury finds that a broadcast by talkback host Jason Morrison alleged Trad was a dangerous individual who incited racism and violence in the wake of the Cronulla riots ... more

Section 7A    July 29, 2007  
Peter Nagle v Austereo Pty Ltd

Former NSW Labor MP gets three out of four imputations up against the Morning Crew. Jury finds it not defamatory to say an MP “was so tyrannical he turned his secretary into a personal slave” ... more

Section 7A    July 19, 2007  
Daniel Snedden v Nationwide News Pty Ltd

NSW Supreme Court jury wrestles with “grisly” imputations pleaded by a former paramilitary officer who The Australian said committed a massacre during the Bosnian conflict ... more

Section 7A    June 26, 2007  
Adrian Munn v TCN Nine Pty Ltd
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Section 7A    June 7, 2007  
Bernard Mandic v Special Broadcasting Corporation

Broadcast by Johnny Warren on SBS’s he World Game does not give rise to any of the imputations contended by the manager of international soccer star Harry Kewell. Section 7A. ... more

Section 7A    June 6, 2007  
Alan Conwell v John Fairfax Publications Pty Ltd

Alan Conwell, a former Qantas security manager who was admitted to the bar this year, was defamed in two articles by Sydney Morning Herald journalist Kate McClymont ... more

Section 7A    May 27, 2007  
Saffron v Gold Coast Publications

Abe Saffron defamed by clues and solution in a newspaper crossword puzzle. “Sydney underworld figure” found to be defamatory, but “Mr Sin” is not ... more

Section 7A    March 7, 2007  
Brett May v Channel Nine Pty Ltd, Nine Network Aust Pty Ltd, Australian News Network Pty Ltd and Royce George

Channel Nine defamed a Bathurst highway patrolman, who was accused by A Current Affair of booking firemen on their way to an emergency ... more

Section 7A    February 16, 2007  
Richard Sheehan v Nationwide News Pty Ltd

A man who claimed $750,000 damages after he slipped on a greasy potato scallop has been entirely successful in the first part of his defamation action against The Daily Telegraph. But not before the editor of The Sunday Telegraph excused himself from jury duty ... more

Section 7A    February 9, 2007  
Peter Mohammed v Channel Seven Sydney Pty Ltd

Supreme Court jury obeys Justice Michael Adams’ “very strong” directions and reverses the “unreasonable” verdict delivered by the first jury. Today Tonight alleged the plaintiff was a “dishonest financial advisor” ... more

Section 7A    January 31, 2007  
Paul Perrett v Newcastle Newspapers Pty Ltd

“Cancer con man” gets one of three imputations up in his defamation action against Newcastle Newspapers, but not the one that held him responsible for a woman’s premature death ... more