Supreme Court - Trial Division

Baboolal v Fairfax Digital Australia and New Zealand Pty Ltd & Ors [2015] QSC 196 (15/2564) Flanagan J 8 July 2015

Full-text: QSC15-196.pdf

Catchwords

DEFAMATION ACTIONS FOR DEFAMATION PLEADING QUEENSLAND where the plaintiff is a specialist physician and was the executive director of a large public hospital where the first defendant published three separate news articles, one with reader comments, which the plaintiff alleges contained numerous defamatory imputations of and concerning the plaintiff where the first defendant applied to strike out 33 pleaded imputations pursuant to r 171(2) of the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999 (Qld) whether the pleaded defamatory imputations are reasonably capable of being conveyed whether some pleaded defamatory imputations ought to be pleaded in the alternative whether the first article contains an antidote to the alleged bane constituting the remainder of the first article

PROCEDURE SUPREME COURT PROCEDURE QUEENSLAND PROCEDURE UNDER UNIFORM CIVIL PROCEDURE RULES AND PREDECESSORS PLEADING GENERALLY where the plaintiff is a specialist physician and was the executive director of a large public hospital where the first defendant published three separate news articles, one with reader comments, which the plaintiff alleges contained numerous defamatory imputations of and concerning the plaintiff where the first defendant applied to strike out 33 pleaded imputations pursuant to r 171(2) of the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999 (Qld) whether the pleaded defamatory imputations are reasonably capable of being conveyed whether some pleaded defamatory imputations ought to be pleaded in the alternative whether the first article contains an antidote to the alleged bane constituting the remainder of the first article

Uniform Civil Procedure Rules considered

Rule 171(2) Striking out pleadings