Imputations    August 25, 2005

Australian Broadcasting Corporation v Hodgkinson

Elaborate discussion in the NSW Court of Appeal over whether a contextual imporation using the phrahse “fit and proper” could be pleaded. Defamation action against the ABC over allegations of misconduct against a university researcher made by radio presenter Norman Swan ... more


Imputations    August 19, 2005

Jerry Bennette v Ian Cohen

Byron Bay property developer says defamation jury was perverse. It found that he did “illegal work which severely damaged the environment”, but that this was not defamatory. Court of Appeal reserved ... more


Imputations    August 16, 2005

Nationwide News Pty Ltd v Richard Sleeman

The Australian wants the NSW Court of Appeal to consider “afresh” all the factual issues in the Sleeman case. Last October Justice Levine awarded damages of $400,000 to freelance sports writer Richard Sleeman. The newspaper failed to defend Amanda Meade’s snippet in its Media section ... more


Imputations    July 2, 2004

Ezzo v Grille

More particulars required about the defendant’s role in publication of material on the internet ... more


Imputations    February 10, 2003

Roberman v Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Pleadings. The word “caused” raises its head again in clunky imputations. It’s still a weasel word in all its splendid ambiguity. West Australian judge despairs at the sterility of procedural forms ... more