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Interlocutory Articles from 2012
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Interlocutory    November 18, 2012  
Robbie Waterhouse v The Age Company Ltd & Ors, Robbie Waterhouse v Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd & Anor, Robbie Waterhouse v Fairfax Digital Australia & New Zealand Pty Ltd

NSW Supreme Court Justice Henric Nicholas orders jury of 12 to hear defamation action brought by controversial bookie Robbie Waterhouse … NSW Court of Appeal rejects leave to appeal amendments to particulars of malice because the application was filed out of time ... more

Interlocutory    November 16, 2012  
Eugene Liu v Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd

Former fund manager Eugene Liu wins part of his appeal against Fairfax over the media company’s access to ASIC documents … Correspondence concerning criminal proceedings remains unprotected by privilege ... more

Interlocutory    October 22, 2012  
Robert McJannett v Linda Gibbs & Anor

Embarrassing statement of claim struck out in WA … Plaintiff did not provide the email accusing him of being a drug addict … Supreme Court of Victoria refuses plaintiff’s opportunistic bid to raise malice in reply to statutory qualified privilege ... more

Interlocutory    September 27, 2012  
Palace Films Pty Ltd v Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd & Ors

Palace Films’ action against the Australian Financial Review and others dismissed … It wasn’t capable of being identified … A shelf company can’t sue in defamation ... more

Interlocutory    September 13, 2012  
Derick Sands v State of SA

Police states. One-time murder suspect can proceed with his raft of actions against the SA Police, despite being a bankrupt … Sydney criminal lawyer gets time extension to sue the NSW Police in defamation ... more

Interlocutory    August 27, 2012  
Liana Allan & Legal Training Australia Pty Ltd v The Migration Institute of Australia Ltd & Anor

NSW Supreme Court Justice Lucy McCallum errs on the side of free speech and refuses to injunct a migration agent training company’s competitor … Her Honour also refuses a Tweed Shire councillor leave to replead a contextual imputation for lack of particulars ... more

Interlocutory    July 24, 2012  
Aleksandra and Ljiljana Gacic and Branislav Ciric v John Fairfax Publications Pty Ltd

More unpalatable news for Fairfax as NSW Supreme Court Justice Ian Harrison takes the safe route and recuses himself from determining the Gacics’ damages ... more

Interlocutory    July 9, 2012  
Jacob Cassar v Network Ten Pty Limited

Former 2010 Federal political candidate Jake Cassar loses bid to sue Channel Ten because he is out of time and should have known better… Former CEO of collapsed Pacific First Mortgage Fund Phil Sullivan gets to sue in two jurisdictions over statements made to fund investors ... more

Interlocutory    May 24, 2012  
Michael McGrane v Channel Seven Brisbane Pty Ltd

A convicted killer who sued Channel Seven and upped his damages claim from $30 million to $95 million has had his “ridiculous” action struck out by QLD Supreme Court Justice Martin Daubney ... more