Archive for January, 2009
Vince Siemer has filed an appeal against Cooper J’s judgment awarding $920,000 in damages against him.
Can a person who is debarred from defending a case appeal against it? I guess we’ll find out.
Jock Anderson of Truth writes to say the Siemer decision didn’t slip under his radar. So those readers who take a regular interest in his august organ (a hideous image, yes) will have read about the result a couple of weeks ago.
The DomPost also covered it today, under the headline “$920,000 payout for defamation”, saying […]
This news seems to have slipped under the media radar: just before Christmas the courts handed down the highest defamation damages award in NZ’s history.
Cooper J awarded Michael Stiassny and his firm $920,000 damages against Vince Siemer for his long-running attacks on Stiassny, including $900,000 for defamation. (To recap: those are the attacks that led to […]
In this extraordinary decision, issued this month, the BSA has effectively re-written the Broadcasting Act and exempted talkback radio from the balance standard. It also seems to largely give talkback shows a pass when it comes to fairness complaints.
The BSA had already established a rule that talkback hosts could be inaccurate pretty much whenever […]
David Farrar weighs in on the drink-driving debate with the sort of thoughtful analysis that threatens to give blogging a good name.
NoRightTurn does the same thing with the Crown Law Office’s vet of the Domestic Violence (Enhancing Safety) Bill.
Well done, those chaps.