Section 7A    September 27, 2006

Paul Gibson v Nationwide News Pty Ltd

Supreme Court 7A jury finds that a series of articles and a cartoon in The Daily Telegraph did not say that Labor MP Paul Gibson was “corrupt and a rorter” ... more


Section 7A    May 24, 2006

Mamdouh Habib v Nationwide News Pty Ltd (No.2)

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Mamdouh Habib’s second defamation action against The Daily Telegraph fails before a s.7A jury. But not before Habib’s barrister Clive Evatt and Guy Reynolds, for Nationwide News, cross swords ... more


Section 7A    April 11, 2006

Kyle Sandilands v Seven Network Ltd

Australian Idol judge and 2DayFM DJ Kyle Sandilands gets four imputations up in a s.7A hearing. A Today Tonight promo and program are to blame ... more


Section 7A    March 31, 2006

Kylie McCabe v Cobbittee Publications Pty Ltd

Suburban infidelities and a belligerent grandmother featured in a racy s.7A trial that reveals current community values. It’s defamatory to say a plaintiff had consensual sex with a close friend’s husband, but to say she lied about it is not ... more


Section 7A    March 14, 2006

Peter Hyer v Cabbie Pty Ltd

Justice Howie twice refused to discharge s.7A jury despite “purposeful” straying outside the scope of proceedings by self-represented defendant ... more


Section 7A    February 22, 2006

Dr Roy Beran v The Age Company Pty Ltd

Sydney neurologist Dr Roy Beran has succeeded against The Age but failed against The Sydney Morning Herald in relation to substantially the same two articles. Was it the s.7A jury, the imputations or the barrister? ... more


Section 7A    February 16, 2006

Rachel Gardener v Nationwide News Pty Ltd

Former Homebush High English teacher and alleged bank robber defamed by The Daily Telegraph. Jury throws out eight other imputations because the plaintiff failed to get past the identification issue ... more


Section 7A    February 14, 2006

Mamdouh Habib v Nationwide News Pty Ltd

Verdict: one out of 24 imputations gets up in Mamdouh Habib case. Piers Akerman defames the former Guantanamo detainee but remaining imputations overwhelmed by “other messages”. What did Clive Evatt have for lunch? asks Guy Reynolds ... more


Section 7A    February 10, 2006

Mamdouh Habib v Nationwide News Pty Ltd

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Mamdouh Habib’s defamation action against Nationwide News started without a bang in the Darlinghurst court. Habib’s barrister Clive Evatt says the four matters complained of convey “terrible imputations” ... more