January 2017

'TRUMPY' 

Jacobus v Trump (2017 NY Slip Op 27706 (9 January 2017), Supreme Court, New York County)

Donald Trump and Twitter. Say no more...

July 2016

THE JEWISH CARTOONIST AND THE ANTI-SEMITIC TEACHER

Ross v Beutel 

Court of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick: 1998 CanLII 9142 (NB QB); Court of Appeal of New Brunswick: 2001 NBCA 62 (CanLII), (2001) 201 DLR (4th) 75

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

March 2016

A HEAVYWEIGHT DISPUTE

Don King Productions Inc v Walt Disney Co and ESPN, 40 So. 3d 40 (Fla. 4th Dist. Ct. App. 2010)

When the King got knocked off his throne...

February 2016

THE MAN WITH THE PIPE

Hird v Wood (1894) 38 SJ 234 (CA)

When simply pointing at a placard landed one man before the courts...

January 2016

BROTHERLY LOVE

Campbells v Payton (1899) 17 NZLR 91 (Jury trial and nonsuit judgment, Wellington Supreme Court)

A brotherly dispute leads to libel action in 1890s Masterton...

December 2015

JUSTICE COURTNEY'S CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR PRACTITIONERS

 

Wishart v Murray and ors [2015] NZHC 3363 (interlocutory judgment, Auckland High Court)

Round 3 of this ongoing proceeding...

November 2015

THE FAMILY SQUABBLE

Smith v Lucht - Brisbane District Court, 2013-2015

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

October 2015

THE SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED FIASCO

  

Dai v Guanli (Criminal No 525 (2000)) and Criminal Appeal No 38 (2001)), People’s Court of Shayibak District of Urumqi City, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China

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

September 2015

THE FUNERAL

Zhaoping v Funeral Parlor of Anyang City (Civil No 1 of 1993) The People’s Court of Tiexi District of Anyang City, Henan Province, China

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

August 2015

TRIAL BY ACCOUNTANT

CPA Australia v NZICA [2015] NZHC 1854

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

 

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