Date of Judgment or Verdict

Case Name 

* (recommended)

Citation(s)

Judge, Court
and Place

Trial, Interlocutory or Appeal

Issues

Links

02-10-17 Sellman and ors v Slater and ors * [2017] NZHC 2392
Palmer J
High Court
Auckland
Interlocutory Application by Ds to strike out claims on bases of: time-barred causes of action, Jameel abuse of process, and as speculative - 'multiple-publication rule' vs 'single publication rule - threshold of harm -
 defamatory tendency application by Ps to strike out ss 39 and 41 notices 

Judgment

Newsroom

ODT

29-08-17 Newton v Dunn and ors * [2017] NZHC 2083
Collins J
High Court
Blenheim
Trial Publication - defamatory meaning - truth - honest opinion - recommendations of corrections - damages

Judgment

NZ Herald

Stuff

Newsroom

11-08-17 Lyttelton v NZME Publishing Ltd [2017] NZHC 1914
Heath J
High Court
Auckland
Interlocutory Applications by D for security for costs and further particulars - application by P to for amended pleadings or strike out of statement of defence Judgment
08-08-17 Ayers and anor v LexisNexis NZ Ltd  [2017] NZHC 1864
Churchman J
High Court
Wellington
Interlocutory Defamation Act 1992, s 50: application by D to strike out proceeding for want of prosecution  Judgment
04-08-17 Rafiq v Attorney-General and ors [2017] NZHC 1852
Courtney J
High Court
Auckland
Interlocutory Application by vexatious litigant (P) for leave to bring proceedings Judgment
31-07-17 Craig v Stiekema * [2017] NZDC 15914
DCJ Harrison
District Court
Auckland
Interlocutory Application by D to strike out claim as either (a) Jameel abuse of process; (b) not disclosing reasonable case of defamation; (c) vexatious and frivolous; and (d) as abuse of process 

Judgment

Stuff

25-07-17 Maltese Cat Ltd and ors v John Doe and/or Jane Doe and anor [2017] NZHC 1728
Fogarty J
High Court
Auckland
Interlocutory Limitation period where declaration sought

Judgment

Analysis

18-07-17 Blomfield v Slater [2017] NZHC 1654
Heath J
High Court
Auckland
Interlocutory P's application for 'unless' orders for further discovery - D's application to strike out proceeding as Jameel abuse Judgment
07-06-17 Smallbone v London and ors [2017] NZHC 1223
Williams J
High Court
Wellington
Interlocutory Defamation Act 1992: s 50: application by Ds to strike out proceeding for want of prosecution - application to set aside extant injunction Judgment
29-05-17 X v Attorney-General * [2017] NZHC 1136
S France J
High Court
Wellington
Interlocutory Application by D to strike out defamation claim as Jameel abuse of process - application by D to strike out pleaded torts of misappropriation of personality and false-light privacy - application by D to strike out claim under Fair Trading Act 1986

Judgment

Costs

18-05-17 Opai v Culpan and anor *  [2017] NZHC 1036, [2017] NZAR 1142
Katz J
High Court
Auckland
Review of Associate Judge's interlocutory decision Jameel abuse of process Judgment
18-05-17 Bright v Town [2017] NZHC 1027
Courtney J
High Court
Auckland
Review of Associate Judge's interlocutory decision Jurisdiction of High Court to review associate judge's order for summary judgment Judgment
05-05-17 Crossfit Inc v Exercise Induistry Association Ltd and anor [2017] NZHC 899
Nicholas Davidson J
High Court
Christchurch
Review of Associate Judge's interlocutory decision 'Media exception' to claims under Fair Trading Act for misleading and/or deceptive representations - whether claim for harassment and coercion under Fair Trading Act reasonably arguable as pleaded Judgment
04-05-17 Craig v Slater and anor  [2017] NZHC 874
Toogood J
High Court
Auckland
Interlocutory Application by D for practising barrister to attend trial as McKenzie friend Judgment
28-04-17 Hagaman and anor v Little*  [2017] NZHC 813
Clark J
High Court
Wellington
Reasons for trial ruling Qualified privilege Judgment
12-04-17 Craig v Slater and anor  [2017] NZHC 735, (2017) NZAR 637
Toogood J
High Court
Auckland
Interlocutory Application by D seeking judge-alone trial  Judgment
12-04-17 Williams v Craig  [2017] NZHC 724
Katz J
High Court
Auckland
Interlocutory Application by D for judgment or new trial on basis of (a) excessive damages or (b) insufficiency evidence for malice finding or (c) misdirection to jury Judgment

   10-04-17

Hagaman and anor v Little* 

CIV-2016-485-414 

Clark J
High Court
Wellington
Jury trial Defamatory meaning - qualified privilege - malice

Stuff report

 

29-03-17 Craig v Stiekema [2017] NZHC 614
Bell AJ
High Court
Auckland
Interlocutory Application by D to transfer proceeding to District Court Judgment
17-03-17 Alphacasa Ltd v Attorney-General (sued in three capacities)  [2017] NZHC 486
Ellis J
High Court
Wellington
Interlocutory Application by defendants for strike-out or better particulars  Judgment
08-03-17 Durie and anor v Gardiner and anor*  [2017] NZHC 377
Mallon J
High Court
Wellington
Interlocutory Application by Ps to strike out alternative defences of neutral reportage and qualified privilege - application by Ps to strike out defence of honest opinion

Judgment

Costs

13-02-17 Bright v Town*  [2017] NZHC 141
Smith AJ
High Court
Auckland

 

Interlocutory Defamation Act 1992, s 41: Particluars of ill-will and improper advantage - qualified privilege (response to attack) - summary judgment

Judgment

Stuff