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08-11-13
Moodie v Strachan
[2013] NZHC 2951
Ks J
High Court
Wellington
Interlocutory
HCR, r 15.1: Strike out of statement of claim on basis pleadings are prejudicial, vexatious or abuse of process
 
15-10-13
Cabral v Beacon
Printing & Anor
[2013] NZHC 2684
Bell AJ 
High Court
Rotorua
Interlocutory
HCR, r 15.1: Strike out of qualified-privilege defence
Judgment
11-10-13 Mitchell v Edminstin*
DC Invercargill CIV-2012-025-09,
11 October 2013
DCJ Kellar
District Court
Invercargill
Trial

Meaning publication – statutory qualified privilege – common-law qualified privilege (political discussion) – common-law qualified privilege (defence against attack) – defeat of qualified privilege (ill-will) – defeat of qualified privilege (improper advantage: recklessness) – damages (effect of apology and offers of amends) – damages (amount)

Judgment
27-09-13 Wislang v University of Otago and Ors [2013] NZHC 2533

Osborne AJ
High Court
Dunedin

Interlocutory
HCR, r 8.20: 
Pre-commencement discovery
 

Judgment

Case Report

26-09-13 Blomfield v Slater DC Manukau CIV-2012-092-001969, 26 September 2013

DCJ Blackie
District Court
Manukau

Interlocutory Interrogatories – Evidence Act 2006, s 68: whether blog constitues news medium

Judgment

 

13-09-13 Smith v Dooley and Anor* [2013] NZCA 428
O’Regan P, Wild and Stevens JJ
Court of Appeal
Wellington
 
Appeal of trial judgment Meanings truth defeat of qualified privilege (ill-will) – defeat of qualified privilege (improper advantage: recklessness) declarations

Judgment

Case Report

HC Judgment

HC Costs Judgment

SC Leave Judgment

 

09-08-13 Smallbone v London and Ors* CIV-2012-485-482

Jury trial before     Williams J   High Court       Wellington

Trial Meanings – truth – honest opinion – qualified privilege – defeat of qualified privilege (ill-will) – defeat of qualified privilege (improper advantage: recklessness) – damages  
18-07-13 Stephenson v Jones and Anor* CIV-2012-485-1921
Jury trial before MacKenzie J
High Court
Wellington
 
Trial Meanings – qualified privilege – defeat of qualified privilege (improper advantage: recklessness). NZ Herald (as to settlement of claim)
12-06-13 Moodie v Strachan and Anor [2013] NZHC 1394
R Young J
High Court
Wellington
 
Interlocutory Limitation period – Jameel abuse of process

Judgment

Case Report

21-05-13 Lau v ACP Media and Anor [2013] NZHC 1165
Faire AJ 
High Court
Auckland
 
Interlocutory Application for summary judgment – HCR 15.1: Application to strike out statement of claim HCR r 5.45: Security for costs  Judgment
16-05-13 Blomfield v Slater DC Manukau CIV-2012-092-001969, 16 May 2013

DCJ Mathers
District Court
Manukau

Interlcoutory Application by D for security for costs Judgment
13-05-13 Rafiq v CEO of MOBIE [2013] NZHC 1134
Priestley J
High Court
Auckland
 
Interlocutory Limitation period – security for costs

Judgment

 

03-05-13 Chen v Carter and Ors [2013] NZHC 869
Collins J
High Court
Auckland
 
Interlocutory HCR, rr 7.23 and 7.53: Interim injunction without notice

Judgment

Costs Judgment

03-05-13 Hotchin and Anor v Sheppard [2013] NZHC 960
Cooper J
High Court 
Auckland
 
Interlocutory Judicature Act 1908, s 19(A): Application for judge-alone trial – application for review of Associate Judge’s decision Judgment
12-04-13 Deliu v Hong* [2013] NZHC 735
Osborne AJ
High Court
Auckland
 
Interlocutory HCR, r 15.1(a): Strike out where pleading does not disclose reasonably arguable cause of action abuse of process malicious prosecution intentional infliction of emotional distress defamation malicious falsehood – issue estoppel

Judgment

Costs Judgment

12-04-14 Deliu v Hong [2013] NZHC 736 Osborne AJ   High Court  Auckland Interlocutory Application to strike out statement of defence or orders for defendant to replead statement of defence

Judgment

Costs Judgment
 

27-03-13 Flexi Solutions v A-G [2013] NZHC 622
Kós J
High Court
Wellington
 
Interlocutory HCR r 15.21: Discontinuance of proceeding Judgment
27-03-13 Stephenson v Jones and Anor [2013] NZHC 638
Dobson J
High Court
Wellington
 
Interlocutory HCR r 5.45: Security for costs Judgment
26-03-13 Ireland v Crosby [2013] NZHC 623
Christiansen AJ
High Court
Auckland
 
Interlocutory Costs following withdrawn summary-judgment application Judgment
19-03-2013 Wishart v Murray* [2013] NZHC 540
Courtney J
High Court
Auckland
 
Interlocutory Determination on meanings (as question of law) – publication by third-party publishers via social media pleadings containing allegedly oppressive, unduly prolix and irrelevant material – HCR, r 5.45: Security for costs
 
 
 
05-03-13 Van Gog v Grauman [2013] NZHC 406
Abbott AJ
High Court
Auckland
 
Interlocutory HCR r 8.19: Application for particular discovery Judgment
01-03-13 Haywood v Bray [2013] NZHC 371
Mackenzie J
High Court
Wellington
 
Interlocutory Admissibility of hearsay statement – admissibility of evidence of bad reputation  Judgment
22-02-13 Stiassny v Siemer [2013] NZHC 301
Toogood J
High Court
Auchland
 
Interlocutory Application to recall 2008 judgment Judgment