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A word about malice

 

Section 19 of the Defamation Act 1992, which deals with rebuttal of qualified privilege, has long been a head scratcher. 

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2017: Half-year update

As New Zealand enters (what we’ll call) the Chilly Winter Term, it is timely to observe some important judgments released recently.  Developments have mainly favoured defendants.

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Case of the Month - January 2017

Donald Trump and Twitter.  Say no more...

'TRUMPY' is now available

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2016: A Review

New Zealand courts heard several trials and important interlocutory battles in 2016. 

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Case of the Month - July 2016

D-U's favourite case involving cartoons...

THE JEWISH CARTOONIST AND THE ANTI SEMITIC TEACHER is now available.

 

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Case of the Month - March 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When the King got knocked off his throne...

A HEAVYWEIGHT DISPUTE is now available.

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New Cases Reviewed

 

Two new D-U cases of the month are now available:

Our January 2016 Case of the Month looks into an 1890s case arising in Masterton out of a dispute between two brothers.

Our February 2016 Case of the Month addresses a long-fabled English case on the issue of publication.

Happy reading...

- Editor

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D-U's New Year's resolutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome back to our followers from around New Zealand, the Pacific and, indeed, the globe.

We've been busy over the Christmas period updating various matters...  

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Case of the Month - December 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 3 of this ongoing proceeding... 

JUSTICE COURTNEY'S CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR PRACTITIONERS is now available.

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Case of the Month - November 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A defamation claim for $250,000? Tell him he’s dreaming…

THE FAMILY SQUABBLE is now available. 

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