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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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Case of the Month - October 2015

Rape allegations, venereal diseases and public lampooning in northwest China...

THE SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED FIASCO is now available.

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Case of the Month - September 2015

A case of mistaken identify at the worst possible time...

THE FUNERAL is now available.

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Case of the Month - August 2015

When the new kid on the block took on New Zealand's incumbent accounting designation...

TRIAL BY ACCOUNTANT is now available.

 

 

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Is New Zealand the Libel World’s most plaintiff-friendly jurisdiction?

New Zealand defamation law strikingly favours plaintiffs.  Sure, the Thai monarchy could be said to enjoy a certain degree of power, in view of the 25-year prison sentence imposed earlier this year on a businessman for some Facebook musings.  But compared at least to their more temperate Common Law brothers and sisters, plaintiffs in New Zealand enjoy considerable advantages. 

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