Appeals    April 23, 2012

Fairfax Digital & Ors v District Court of NSW & Ors

Media companies appeal internet take-down order issued by NSW District Court Judge James Bennett on the basis that it is “futile”. Is it a super-injunction? And can three men accused of conspiracy to murder get a fair trial? ... more


Appeals    December 15, 2011

Man Haron Monis & Amirah Droudis v R

NSW Court of Criminal Appeal finds that “offensive” letters sent by a Muslim cleric to the families of soldiers killed in Afghanistan are not protected by Lange qualified privilege ... more


Appeals    December 6, 2011

The Korean Times Pty Ltd & Anor v Un Dok Pak

NSW Court of Appeal rejects an unusual common law qualified privilege defence argument for The Korean Times, but reduces damages awarded to a Strathfield solicitor by $20,000 ... more


Appeals    October 20, 2011

Queensland Newspapers Pty Ltd v Ross Palmer

The Queensland Court of Appeal has decided that almost all of the imputations pleaded by Brisbane entrepreneur Ross Palmer for a “light-hearted” Courier Mail story should stay ... more


Appeals    September 9, 2011

Charmyne Palavi v Radio 2UE Pty Ltd

Another trip to the High Court for Clive Evatt? ... NSW Court of Appeal finds District Court Judge Andrew Colefax correctly struck out two imputations pleaded by NRL “cougar” Charmyne Palavi against 2UE – because she had deliberately destroyed evidence ... more


Appeals    September 6, 2011

Daniel Snedden v Nationwide News Pty Ltd

After six years in the courts, former Serbian paramilitary commander Captain Dragan (aka Daniel Snedden) comprehensively loses his appeal over a story in The Australian alleging he committed and condoned war crimes ... more