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Dossier Articles from 2007
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Dossier    December 18, 2007  
'Tis the season for open justice

Pseudonym order lifted in Pat O’Shane case … ASIO documents released in Mamdouh Habib defamation action against The Daily Telegraph ... Media access to court material relaxed in Britain bringing an end to “shot-poor” trial reports … Jury finds plaintiff still identifiable despite obscured newspaper photo … 2GB loses appeal over award of indemnity costs … SMEC and three directors awarded defamation damages of $1.65 million ... more

Dossier    October 30, 2007  
Back to the future

NSW Supreme Court flags that there should be two trials for cases brought under the uniform Defamation Act – one for meanings, another for defences … A Current Affair settles big blooper for $200,000 plus costs … Uncertainty as to identity of plaintiff in action against 7.30 Report ... The state of Sydney’s junior defamation bar following a boom time for silk promotions … Qualified privilege defence reheard in Byron Shire Echo case ... more

Dossier    October 16, 2007  
Money down the Mine Shaft

MacBank “Mine Shaft” defamation case against The Australian winds-up … ABC pleads guilty in Victoria to three charges of contempt … DPP not quite ready for contempt hearing against Liz Sexton and The Sydney Morning Herald ... Ex-MP Peter Breen sues over Shorty Jamieson “love” story ... more

Dossier    October 2, 2007  
Settlements ... Contempt ... Talk Fests

Channel Seven settles with Sparkles McGaw … TPA case against Dennis O’Rourke dropped … Fairfax contempt hearing over Selim report … New media conference at UNSW ... more

Dossier    September 4, 2007  
The media critique we deserve

David Salter on the Media We Deserve ... Geoffrey Robertson QC at the free speech dinner on how England has outpaced Australia on defamation law reform … Dilemma for imputation retrials: should the new jury obey the Court of Appeal or think for itself? ... more

Dossier    August 27, 2007  
NSW Bar's contempt case stymied

Bar’s contempt case against The Daily Telegraph delayed till later this year … Crosby/Texter wants source for leak of confidential Liberal Party poll … Media Law Resource Centre London conference … Gacic back for imputation retrial … Frank Lewincamp’s defamation case against The Bulletin kicks off in Canberra … Appeals from 2UE in “ankles” case and Jerry Lee Bennette in Ian Cohen case ... more

Dossier    July 27, 2007  
Ray Chesterton takes on John Laws

Ray Chesterton takes on John Laws over “Ankles” slur … Telegraph back in court with NSW Bar Association contempt claim … New life breathed into Echo QP appeal … Retired coppers suing ex-MP over “Shorty” Jamieson book … The confused law of comment ... more

Dossier    May 23, 2007  
ACP settles with Dawson

Charlotte Dawson settles with Woman’s Day for $225,000 … Fairfax gets leave to appeal against the strike-out of its defences in Shari-Lea Hitchcock case ... more

Dossier    May 18, 2007  
Jones settles with Fairfax

Jones, Packer and Priest settle … NSW Police Commissioner applying for wider suppression … New ABC counsel in Griffith case … ABC to appeal Doe findings … Polly Peck leads to the High Court … Convictions upheld for child “divorce” reports ... more

Dossier    March 26, 2007  
Defamation round-up

Defamation round-up: Matt Mitchell v MAX FM … Huge ABC payout for Norman Swan story … Ghosts of the NRMA stirred again by Richard Talbot … Sunday goes down in s.7A trial … Sydney Morning Herald settles with the former PM of Bangladesh ... more