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Interlocutory Articles from 2013
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Interlocutory    December 4, 2013  
John Setka v Tony Abbott & Australian News Channel Pty Ltd

Unionist John Setka fails to convince the Victorian Court of Appeal that it should hear an appeal over a decision which dismissed his application to have defences pleaded by Tony Abbott and Sky News struck out ... more

Interlocutory    September 4, 2013  
Eugene Liu v Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd

Missing hedge fund manager has his action against Fairfax struck out for failing to comply with a $300,000 security for costs order ... more

Interlocutory    August 23, 2013  
Ratna Gosh v Google Australia Pty Ltd, Ratna Gosh v Ninemsn Pty Ltd & Ors

Two interesting interlocutory judgments involving electronic publications … NSW District Court Judge Judith Gibson considers the complexities of applying existing principles to online media ... more

Interlocutory    July 26, 2013  
Abdullah Al-Shennag v Bill Woodcock

A self-represented litigant with a history of “ill-conceived applications”, has his defamation proceedings dismissed by the NSW Supreme Court after eight long years ... more

Interlocutory    May 27, 2013  
Bob Ell v Katie Milne (No 7)

Greens Tweed Shire councillor Katie Milne fails to have property developer Bob Ell’s defamation action dismissed as an abuse of process … Gold Coast “party house from hell” owner has most of her “patently hopeless” defamation and breach of privacy actions struck out ... more

Interlocutory    May 15, 2013  
David Barrow v Andrew Bolt and The Herald & Weekly Times Pty Ltd

Bleak City shenanigans … A man who complained to the Australian Press Council about Andrew Bolt sues him for alleging he is a vexatious litigant … Meanwhile the Bolt-complainant is sued by the man who successfully sued Yahoo and Google for linking him to the underworld ... more

Interlocutory    March 16, 2013  
Benjamin Ives v State of Western Australia (No 7)

Man claims police defamed him during search of parents’ house … State of WA partially successful in striking out witness evidence just before trial ... more

Interlocutory    March 14, 2013  
Louis Prefumo v Arriadne Bradley (No 3)

Sister’s application to stay her “litigious” brother’s defamation case dismissed … Conduct of proceedings not improper despite AVO against plaintiff ... more

Interlocutory    February 28, 2013  
Troy Buswell v Adele Carles

WA treasurer Troy Buswell succeeds in preventing his former lover from circulating his statement of claim to the press until after the WA election … Media granted access to affidavit and written submissions ... more

Interlocutory    February 18, 2013  
Neville Mahon v Mach 1 Financial Services Pty Ltd (No 2)

Defamation disguised as injurious falsehood struck out … NSW Supreme Court Justice Lucy McCallum describes the proceedings as “a transparent device to obtain a permanent injunction” ... more