Section 7A    July 5, 2023

Ouda v Hunter (No 2)

Victorian Supreme Court ... Justice John Dixon rejects bid for "section 7A" style trial on separate question of meaning ... Not satisfied minds of jury will be "polluted" by repeated exposure to press conference recording ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more


Section 7A    February 10, 2009

Bruce Hall v ABC & Dr Norman Swan

NSW Supreme Court jury throws out defamation action brought by controversial immunologist and kidney transplant researcher Professor Bruce Hall against the ABC and Dr Norman Swan. Hall sued over two Science Show broadcasts that he said accused him of scientific misconduct and fraud ... more


Section 7A    July 2, 2008

Noel Dennis v Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Failed nuclear technology company Nu-Tec’s defamation ambitions suffer another setback as a feisty NSW Supreme Court jury throws out the bulk of the case brought against the ABC’s 7.30 Report by Noel Dennis, one of Nu-Tec’s principle shareholders and the company’s former “legal advisor” ... more


Section 7A    February 5, 2008

Rachel Gardener v Nationwide News Pty Ltd

Rachel Gardener, the former Homebush High English teacher defamed as a bank robber by The Daily Telegraph in 2006, has done much better in her s.7A re-trial. Once again the jury rejects an imputation sent back by the NSW Court of Appeal ... more


Section 7A    September 19, 2007

Gacic v John Fairfax Publications Pty Ltd

Former owners of Coco Roco were given two imputations courtesy of the Court of Appeal and the High Court. Now a new jury has granted them a third over that scathing Sydney Morning Herald restaurant review ... more


Section 7A    August 22, 2007

Zia Qureshi v John Fairfax Publications Pty Ltd

Despite forceful directions from Justice Michael Adams, a NSW Supreme Court jury remained deadlocked on 14 out of 19 imputations pleaded against The Australian Financial Review by former high-flying business consultant Zia Qureshi. He gets just one imputation up ... more