Media vs media in defamation fight
Newsroom has asked the district court to end a defamation action by business site NBR over a news story discussing NBR and ex National MP Steven Joyce.
Peters case: ‘The dog that didn’t bark’
Lawyers acting for those being sued by Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters over his supernannuation overpayment say he has failed to present any evidence to back his sweeping public comments on the issue.
Peters’ day job on hold as he sues the Crown
Winston Peters will take time off his day-job as Acting Prime Minister on Monday as his high-stakes court action begins against the head of the public service, a top mandarin, a government agency and two former National ministers.
A profound, perhaps troubling, ruling
The UK Supreme Court’s ruling on the pre-Brexit suspension of Parliament suggests New Zealand’s informal, unwritten constitution may have greater legal content than many of us suspected, writes Ed Willis.
How Whale Oil rivals found themselves on the same team
The strange story of how two men on opposite sides of the Whale Oil saga bizarrely ended up on the same team defending a wily property developer and landlord.
Police investigate another Tarrant letter
Corrections has referred a letter written by the alleged Christchurch terrorist to police for further investigation.
Peter Ellis running out of time
Convicted in 1993 on child sex charges, Peter Ellis, still swearing he’s innocent, has been granted leave to appeal to the Supreme Court.
Lawyer: Let me off Whaleoil case
The lawyer representing bankrupt blogger Cameron Slater in a defamation case has been trying since February to withdraw from the case, but a judge keeps declining. Tim Murphy reports.