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Interlocutory Articles from 2010
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Interlocutory    December 10, 2010  
Con Ange v Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd & Ors

Self-described pornographer Con Ange to be cross-examined after failing to provide adequate discovery … NSW Supreme Court Justice Peter Garling rejects his bid for trial without a jury ... more

Interlocutory    November 30, 2010  
Rafiq Ahmed v Nationwide News and News Digital Media Pty Ltd

NSW District Court Judge Michael Bozic refuses plaintiff leave to “plead back” defendants’ contextual truth imputations in light of Justice Simpson’s judgment in Kermode v Fairfax – because of its potential for injustice ... more

Interlocutory    November 25, 2010  
Bryan McMahon v John Fairfax Publications Pty Ltd & Ors

Sydney litigation lawyer Bryan McMahon forced to live with third further amended statement of claim after the NSW Court of Appeal rejects his bid for a fourth. Leading defamation silk gets rapped over the knuckles ... more

Interlocutory    November 5, 2010  
Con Ange v Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd

Porn shop entrepreneur Con Ange to face cross-examination about why he has failed to produce a single document in discovery … NSW Supreme Court Justice Peter Garling reserves his decision on dispensing with a jury ... more

Interlocutory    November 4, 2010  
Milorad (Michael) Trkulja v Google Inc & Google Australia Pty td

Another round in Michael Trkulja’s landmark defamation action against Google … Victorian Supreme Court Justice David Beach wants further particulars of publication in respect of Google Australia and strikes out an imputation that “the plaintiff is a criminal” ... more

Interlocutory    September 6, 2010  
Wayne & Cheryl Lee Creighton v Nationwide News Pty Ltd & News Digital Media Pty Ltd

NSW District Court Judge Judith Gibson reaffirms recent defamation practice by allowing the plaintiff to “plead back” the defendant’s contextual truth imputations – Justice Simpson’s controversial judgment in Kermode v Fairfax notwithstanding ... more

Interlocutory    August 5, 2010  
Reginald Kermode v Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd & Ors

A part of the contextual truth defence bites the dust as NSW Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Simpson decides that pleading back a plaintiff’s imputations is not available to defendants under the 2005 Defamation Act ... Is a re-draft on the cards? ... more

Interlocutory    July 20, 2010  
Dr Colin Manock v Channel Seven Adelaide Pty Ltd

Forensic pathologist Dr Colin Manock has another win. After six years on the defamation roundabout, Channel Seven Adelaide is refused leave to plead an entirely new defence ... more

Interlocutory    July 7, 2010  
Salvatore Calabro & Ors v Bruna Zappia

Defamation actions bite the dust in the NSW District Court as Judge Judith Gibson dismisses proceedings brought by six family members … And an action brought by one psychiatrist against another ... more

Interlocutory    June 29, 2010  
Con Ange v Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd

Uniform Defamation Act under scrutiny as NSW Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Simpson ponders the prejudicial nature of the contextual truth defence, strikes out the bulk of a Liberal senator’s imputations and refuses to join 2GB’s Ray Hadley as a second defendant ... more

Interlocutory    April 8, 2010  
Wendy Hatfield v TCN Channel Nine Pty Ltd, Nine Network Australia and Screen Time Pty Ltd

Former Kings Cross policewoman Wendy Hatfield loses her appeal … She cannot view the third series of Underbelly before it goes to air next Sunday … NSW Court of Appeal is unanimous on the issue of discretion ... more

Interlocutory    March 24, 2010  
Wendy Hatfield v TCN Channel Nine Pty Ltd, Nine Network Australia and Screentime Pty Ltd

Former Kings Cross policewoman Wendy Hatfield asks the NSW Court of Appeal to reverse Justice Harrison’s decision and let her view Nine’s forthcoming Underbelly series before it goes to air. An injunction hovers ... more

Interlocutory    March 18, 2010  
Keysar Trad v Harbour Radio Pty Ltd

The NSW Court of Appeal says Muslim community spokesman Keysar Trad can appeal the loss of his defamation action against 2GB. Furthermore, Justice Peter McClellan’s description of Trad’s defamation as “serious” is an understatement ... more

Interlocutory    March 12, 2010  
Wendy Hatfield v TCN Channel Nine Pty Ltd, Nine Network Australia and Screentime Pty Ltd

NSW Supreme Court Justice Ian Harrison dismisses the unusual application by a former Kings Cross policewoman to view the forthcoming series of Underbelly before it goes to air. This is not, he says, an “exceptional case” ... more

Interlocutory    March 10, 2010  
Wendy Hatfield v TCN Channel Nine Pty Ltd, Nine Network Australia

Round two of Wendy Hatfield’s attempt to see Underbelly 3 before it goes to air. The former King Cross policewoman’s barrister argues that evidence before the Wood Royal Commission is inadmissible ... more

Interlocutory    March 3, 2010  
Wendy Hatfield v TCN Channel Nine Pty Ltd, Nine Network Australia and Screentime Pty Ltd

NSW Supreme Court to decide if a former Kings Cross policewoman can see the forthcoming series of Underbelly before it goes to air – to establish whether she has a cause of action. Will Justice Ian Harrison set a precedent? ... more