Interlocutory/Case-Management    June 12, 2024

Staged Plus Pty Ltd & Ors v Yummi Fruit Ice-Creamery Pty Ltd & Ors

Queensland District Court ... Ice cream van owners sue over 13 publications on social media in wake of purchase of another ice cream business ... Not necessary to provide particulars of serious harm with precision of pleading ... Sufficient to plead identified harm ... Failure to plead financial loss for corporation ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Interlocutory/Case-Management    May 13, 2024

Peros v Nationwide News Pty Ltd & Ors (No 2)

Queensland Supreme Court ... Man acquitted of murder but found to have killed former partner by Coroner required to particularise reputation before publication of Shandee's Story podcast episode ... Not required to particularise reputation arising from Coroner's report and subsequent reporting ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Interlocutory/Case-Management    May 13, 2024

Peros v Nationwide News & Ors

Queensland Supreme Court ... Court rules concerns notice not needed as proceedings commenced in Western Australia ... Queensland law not intended to have extraterritorial application ... Separate hearing on serious harm as no special circumstances ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Interlocutory/Case-Management    May 7, 2024

Nassif v Harbour Radio Pty Ltd

Federal Court ... Sydney property developer Jean Nassif fails in bid to reinstate defamation proceedings against 2GB and Ray Hadley ... Followed self-executing order on failure to make stay application ... No prospect of proceeding being prosecuted in foreseeable future ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Interlocutory/Case-Management    May 6, 2024

Poland v Hedley (No 6)

Western Australian Supreme Court ... WA developer refused leave to replead conspiracy claim against Federal MP, staffers ... Refused leave to extend claim for development projects ... Claim now limited to defamation action ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Interlocutory/Case-Management    May 6, 2024

Tziotzis v Nine Entertainment Co Pty Ltd

Victorian Supreme Court ... Funeral director suing over broadcasts on A Current Affair alleging clothing and jewellery were not used to clothe deceased prior to burial ... Imputations of being callous and stealing ... Pleadings in improper form ... Still capable of conveying imputation of theft ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Interlocutory/Case-Management    May 5, 2024

Richards v Hutchinson

Queensland Supreme Court ... Nine out of twelve Queensland Liberal National Party obtain summary judgment over defamation action brought over media statement published by party president, state director and media adviser ... Other office bearers not publishers ... Another action ruled out of time ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Interlocutory/Case-Management    April 14, 2024

Winn v Thompson

Federal Court ... Former Executive Dean of School of Education at Edith Cowan University is suing Nine newspapers over report of resignation ... Imputations of bullying, intimidation and gaslighting ... Respondents seek to amend pleadings with new particulars of substantial truth ... Leave refused ... Leave to replead granted ...Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Interlocutory/Case-Management    April 2, 2024

Bruce Lehrmann v Network Ten Pty Limited & Anor

Federal Court ... Justice Michael Lee accedes to Network Ten's application to re-open Lehrmann proceedings to hear fresh evidence ... Evidence concerns provision of material from criminal trial to Seven Network in alleged breach of Harman undertakings ... Claims of abuse of process and contempt of court ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Interlocutory/Case-Management    March 31, 2024

Bruce Lehrmann v Network Ten Pty Limited & Anor

Federal Court ... Network Ten seeks to reopen Lehrmann proceedings days before Justice Lee is scheduled to deliver judgment ... Broadcaster seeks to adduce fresh evidence ... Comes in wake of controversial appointment of former Seven producer to be media adviser to NSW Police Commissioner ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 


Interlocutory/Case-Management    February 25, 2024

Lakaev v McConkey

Tasmanian Supreme Court ... Leave required to commence new proceedings in respect of reproduced articles that were subject of consent judgment in 2014 ... Registered psychologist suing over cult leader claims in book ... Leave not just required for concurrent proceedings ... Matters to be looked at holistically ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more