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Perversity Articles from 2003
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Perversity    September 22, 2003  
Signorelli v Sonda

Defamation case over letters from mayor of Sutherland Shire. Judge Judith Gibson sets aside jury verdict because, whatever the test adopted, she says it was perverse ... more

Perversity    September 18, 2003  
Paul Reading v Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Justice Shaw who, as NSW Attorney General, introduced the section 7A “reform” despairs at his creation. The division of functions between jury and judge may be “the wrong way round”. He finds a jury decision in favour of the ABC and Four Corners “perverse” and orders a new trial ... more

Perversity    September 12, 2003  
John Fairfax Publications Pty Ltd v Rivkin

Callinan J writes the leading judgment on jury “perversity” in s.7A defamation trials. The High Court sends five of Rene Rivkin’s imputations back for retrial. Scratchy differences between Kirby and McHugh ... more

Perversity    May 19, 2003  
Pavy v John Fairfax Publications Pty Ltd

Now two juries have disagreed with the NSW Court of Appeal – in both cases finding that an imputation of physical violence towards a child is not defamatory. Whither “perversity” now? ... more

Perversity    May 5, 2003  
Harvey v John Fairfax Publications Pty Ltd

One imputation goes back to the jury as Court of Appeal unearths more perversity, but no “cross-infection” ... more

Perversity    April 9, 2003  
John Fairfax Publications Pty Ltd v Rivkin

Morsels from Fairfax’s High Court appeal in the Rivkin defamation case. The judges raised all manner of contentions ... more