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Trial reports Articles from 2003
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Trial reports    October 9, 2003  
Rural & General Insurance v The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

Judge Gibson applies new law and terminates corporate plaintiff’s defamation proceedings in NSW. Action may head down the highway to Canberra ... more

Trial reports    August 26, 2003  
Foreign Media Pty Ltd v Konstantinidis

NSW Court of Appeal upholds right of a jury to have an English language transcript of Greek radio broadcasts. Assessment of a transitory publication not undermined ... more

Trial reports    July 30, 2003  
Griffith v Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Balance requires plaintiffs to have the final word in the ear of the jury ... more

Trial reports    June 19, 2003  
O'Shane v John Fairfax Publications Pty Limited

Janet Albrechtsen’s opinions about Magistrate Pat O’Shane not shaken in cross-examination. It’s “inappropriate for a magistrate to make extraneous comments” ... more

Trial reports    June 17, 2003  
O'Shane v John Fairfax Publications Pty Ltd

Hard fought comment defence. Pat O’Shane pressed on the meaning of Janet Albrechtsen’s criticism of her in Sydney Morning Herald opinion pages ... more

Trial reports    May 29, 2003  
Griffith v ABC - Day 3 of s.7A trial

Bret Walker sums up for the ABC saying plaintiffs’ imputations are in the “come off it” category ... more

Trial reports    May 28, 2003  
Griffith v ABC

Large section 7A trial underway over Four Corners’ program “The Prophet of Oz”. Mountaineer Tim Macartney-Snape among plaintiffs suing the ABC. “Harmful cult posing a threat to young people” ... more

Trial reports    April 30, 2003  
Skalkos v Planet Enterprises Pty Ltd & Ors

Skalkos doesn’t show. Lawyers withdraw. Judgment entered for last standing defendant, the printer of O Kosmos ... more

Trial reports    February 28, 2003  
Craftsman Homes Australia Pty Ltd v TCN Channel Nine Pty Ltd

Feb 28, 03 Day four ... more

Trial reports    February 27, 2003  
Craftsman Homes Australia Pty Ltd v TCN Channel Nine Pty Ltd

Feb 27, 03 Day three ... more

Trial reports    February 26, 2003  
Craftsman Homes Australia Pty Ltd v TCN Channel Nine Pty Ltd

Feb 26, 03 Day two ... more

Trial reports    February 25, 2003  
Craftsman Homes Australia Pty Ltd v TCN Channel Nine Pty Ltd

Feb 25, 03 Day one ... more