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Trial reports    December 3, 2013  
Shift2neutral Pty Ltd v Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd

Carbon-offset company comes under scrutiny in defamation action brought by its founder against Fairfax Media … Acting Justice Henric Nicholas raises doubts about the admissibility of expert reports ... more

Trial reports    November 19, 2013  
Kim Ahmed v Harbour Radio Pty Ltd & Ray Hadley

Radio 2GB’s Ray Hadley tells the NSW Supreme Court he’s a man of “very strong views”, particularly in relation to child sex abuse … This accounts for his calling the wife of a convicted offender “vile”, “silly” and “a grub” ... more

Trial reports    November 5, 2013  
Kim Ahmed v Harbour Radio Pty Ltd & Ray Hadley

The wife of a man convicted of aggravated indecent assault against a 17-year-old girl accuses Ray Hadley of conducting a “hate campaign” on air … Sex, lies, outrage and Hadley himself appear in court ... more

Trial reports    October 24, 2013  
Born Brands Pty Ltd & Ors v Nine Network Australia Pty Ltd & Ors

Baby killer, or not? A Brisbane woman who designed a baby “sleep positioner” sues Channel Nine over a news story which said they were potentially dangerous … The plaintiff does herself no favours under cross-examination ... more

Trial reports    October 24, 2013  
Tim Visscher v Maritime Union of Australia

Captain Invincible … Ship’s Master sues the Maritime Union of Australia over a website post alleging he was incompetent and endangered the lives of his crew … Allegations of “bad reputation” surface ... more

Trial reports    August 30, 2013  
Chinese Australian Services Society Co-operative Ltd (CASS) v Helen Sham-Ho & Ors

Another bitter internecine battle in the Chinese-Australian community finds its way into the NSW Supreme Court as the founder of community services organisation CASS, Henry Pan, sues its former board members in defamation ... more

Trial reports    August 29, 2013  
David Glanville v TCN Channel Nine Pty Ltd & Ors

NSW Supreme Court Justice Lucy McCallum permanently stays the defamation action brought against Channel Nine by a Brisbane model agency boss – amid threats from the plaintiff and his mother and evidence from a psychiatrist called Dr Cash ... more

Trial reports    August 21, 2013  
David Glanville v TCN Channel Nine Pty Ltd & Ors

Ugly confessions abound in the NSW Supreme Court as the head of a Brisbane model agency unravels under cross-examination … A Current Affair pleads truth and June Dally-Watkins goes home smiling ... more

Trial reports    June 7, 2013  
Richard Sleeman v Tulloch Pty Ltd t/as Palms on Oxford & Ors

Oxford Street security guard paints a very different picture of why he refused a veteran sports journalist entry to The Palms nightclub on Oxford Street – he was abusive ... more

Trial reports    June 5, 2013  
Richard Sleeman v Tulloch Pty Ltd t/as Palms on Oxford & Ors

A Sydney sports journalist who won substantial damages from News Ltd has another go, this time against an Oxford Street nightclub that refused him entry because he was allegedly drunk … Is he “particularly sensitive?” ... more

Trial reports    May 21, 2013  
Dr Arthur Stanton v Dr Gary Fell

Scalpels drawn as vascular surgeons battle it out in the NSW Supreme Court over an email sent to one, possibly three people … Justice Carolyn Simpson asks “Why is it in this court?” ... more

Trial reports    May 9, 2013  
Kevin Perkins v Floradale Productions Ltd & Ors

Retired Fairfax journalist Kevin Perkins has half of his defamation case against journalists Andrew Rule and John Silvester struck out for lack of evidence … Barristers accused of “plotting in their chambers” ... more

Trial reports    May 7, 2013  
Kevin Perkins v Floradale Productions Ltd & Ors

Journos at ten paces … Retired Fairfax journalist Kevin Perkins sues journalists Andrew Rule and John Silvester over a chapter in their true crime book Underbelly: The Golden Mile ... Yet another court case involving the Waterhouses ... more

Trial reports    March 27, 2013  
Bob Ell v Katie Milne

Defamation duel at arm’s length … No evidence forthcoming from the plaintiff or the defendant … Allegations that property developer Bob Ell “attempted to buy favours” from the former NSW Labor government ... more