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Interlocutory Articles from 2011
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Interlocutory    December 9, 2011  
Eoin O'Neill v Queensland Newspapers Pty Ltd & Ors

NSW Supreme Court Justice Henric Nicholas refuses to strike out Lange defence pleaded by The Courier Mail ... Alan Jones ordered to answer questions forthwith … The Australian wins truth case, loses indemnity costs argument ... more

Interlocutory    October 12, 2011  
Darryl Wookey v John Quigley

Bitter ex-de facto spat leaves outspoken WA lawyer and parliamentarian John Quigley without a defence of qualified privilege. Sending a defamatory fax to a newspaper editor isn’t protected, nor is a radio interview ... more

Interlocutory    October 12, 2011  
Derick Sands v State of South Australia

South Australian Supreme Court Justice David Peek rejects applications from both sides of long-running litigation – aggrieved photographer Derick Sands and the SA police force – and sends them straight to the trial judge ... more

Interlocutory    July 21, 2011  
Mamdouh Habib v Radio 2UE Sydney Pty Ltd & Macquarie Radio Network Pty Ltd

Lawyers for 2UE apply for a stay of Mamdouh Habib’s last defamation trial on the basis of prejudice … NSW District Court Judge Len Levy makes it clear he wants to “keep this case on the rails” ... more

Interlocutory    July 21, 2011  
Wendy Hatfield v TCN Channel Nine Pty Ltd

The former Kings Cross policewoman who alleges she was defamed by Channel Nine’s Underbelly series wins an unusual interlocutory round ... more

Interlocutory    June 30, 2011  
Channel Seven Sydney Pty Ltd v Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells

The NSW Court of Appeal ponders a District Court judge’s power to dispense with the jury of his own volition … Counsel for Channel Seven argues that Judge Len Levy got it wrong on all grounds in a case brought by Liberal senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells ... more

Interlocutory    June 28, 2011  
Reg Kermode v Fairfax Media Publications & Ors

NSW Supreme Court Justice Lucy McCallum on a roll … Sydney Morning Herald investigative reporter ordered to answer “information interrogatories” – without revealing his source … Alleged drug dealer’s conspiracy to murder imputations stay … Former NSW government political adviser directed to redraft 75-word imputation ... more

Interlocutory    June 21, 2011  
Mamdouh Habib v Radio 2UE Sydney Pty Ltd & Macquarie Radio Network Pty Ltd

Mamdouh Habib’s final defamation action limps towards a defences trial in the NSW District Court … Two judgments go against him – one refusing him costs, the other granting lawyers for 2UE and 2GB access to his Centrelink records ... more

Interlocutory    June 14, 2011  
True Value Solar (SA) Pty Ltd & Ors v Seven Network Ltd

Channel Seven Adelaide stops injunctions over Today Tonight solar panel story … WA Supreme Court dismisses defamation action brought over AVO ... more

Interlocutory    May 31, 2011  
Charmyne Palavi v Radio 2UE Pty Ltd

Discovery battle continues … The NSW Court of Appeal hears an appeal and a cross-appeal in the defamation action brought by NRL “Cougar” Charmyne Palavi against 2UE … President Allsop wants clarification on “sexually explicit material” ... more

Interlocutory    April 12, 2011  
Charmyne Palavi v Queensland Newspapers Pty Ltd & Anor

The NRL’s favourite “Cougar” meets disappointment in the NSW Supreme Court … Justice Henric Nicholas dismisses her case against The Courier Mail because she deliberately destroyed evidence that could prove she is a slut ... more