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Perversity Articles from 2008
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Perversity    October 1, 2008  
Mallick v McGeown & Anor

NSW Court of Appeal dismisses appeal against an allegedly unreasonable jury verdict that found it was not defamatory to call someone “demented”. Justice Ruth McColl describes the appeal as a “forlorn attempt to salvage a lost cause” ... more

Perversity    March 19, 2008  
Channel Seven Sydney Pty Ltd v Mohammed

The NSW Court of Appeal says it can’t order another s.7A trial despite finding that Justice Michael Adams’ summing up to a second jury was “not fairly balanced” and that he erred in refusing to discharge the jury. Mortgage broker Peter Mohammed can proceed against a report on Naomi Robson’s (pic) Today Tonight ... more

Perversity    February 4, 2008  
Universal Communication Network Inc t/as New Tang Dynasty v Chinese Media Group (Aust) Pty Ltd

NSW Court of Appeal finds a directed jury verdict on identification was “unreasonable”. New Tang Dynasty lives to fight another day. ... more

Perversity    January 12, 2008  
Keramianakis v Regional Publishers Pty Ltd

NSW Court of Appeal cuts it both ways; unanimously finding another section 7A jury verdict unreasonable, and, by majority, finding it has no jurisdiction to hear appeals from jury verdicts in the NSW District Court. Justice Rothman dissents “with unfeigned respect” ... more