Publication    November 27, 2007

Frawley v State of NSW

A NSW Supreme Court jury finds the State of NSW did not publish, i.e. “consent to, approve, adopt, promote or ratify” a website which alleged a Hurlstone Agricultural High teacher was a child molester ... more


Publication    August 31, 2006

Australian Broadcasting Corporation v Edward Obeid

NSW Court of Appeal finds that District Court judge Judith Gibson correctly refused to strike in “exculpatory” material from a Sally Loane radio program broadcast in 2002. It was reasonably open to Obeid to plead what he did ... more


Publication    August 14, 2006

Australian Broadcasting Corporation v Edward Obeid

ABC appeals Judge Gibson’s decision not to “strike in” Eddie Obeid’s “exculpatory” press conference. The national broadcaster wants the matter complained of and Obeid’s subsequent press conference regarded as one publication ... more


Publication    August 14, 2006

Ainsworth v Burden

Poker machine entrepreneur Len Ainsworth loses his appeal against a jury verdict that found a letter by the former head of the NSW police licensing unit was “published in circumstances unlikely to cause harm”. Is this bitter 12-year saga finally over? ... more


Publication    July 10, 2006

Ainsworth v Burden

Two trials and two appeals later, poker machine entrepreneur Len Ainsworth still doesn’t have the result he wants in his ancient battle with former NSW police officer Leslie Burden ... more


Publication    April 6, 2006

Frawley v State of New South Wales

Schoolteacher wins right to sue the State of NSW over defamatory material published on the internet, which the school principal failed to remove ... more


Publication    November 18, 2004

William El Azzi v Nationwide News Pty Ltd

Spigelman CJ puts off for another day the vexed issue of admissibility of post-publication evidence of a plaintiff’s bad reputation. The trial cannot be further delayed. The desire for perfect justice needs to be modified to ensure any measure of justice ... more


Publication    June 17, 2003

Harrods Ltd v Dow Jones & Co Inc

All things considered the High Court thinks it is fair to hear Harrods’ defamation case against The Wall Street Journal in England. Small readership of print and on-line story in response to Al Fayed April Fool stunt ... more


Publication    May 13, 2003

Harris v 718932 Pty Ltd & Ors

New life is breathed into Arthur Harris’ second round in The Gambling Man litigation. Court of Appeal allows action to proceed against Robbie and Bill Waterhouse ... more


Publication    February 12, 2003

Young v New Haven Advocate

US appeal court spurns the Dow Jones v Gutnick approach in squabble over jurisdiction for internet defamation ... more


Publication    February 12, 2003

Macquarie Bank Ltd v Berg

Summary proceedings not the place to grapple with question of juridiction for defamation proceedings arising from internet publication ... more