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  1. This is from http://www.couriermail.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,16078645%255E3102,00.htmla direct quote. This should be checked of course and see if it is in accordance with your policy on cross referral etc It is really for Gavin on libel etc. To attack corruption is a GT (good thing) so protect the web site. But Gavin is also liable for this site so it follows that similar precautions, removal of comments etc are necessary on every site he publishes. It has been known that a provocation will be an option for someone to shut you, their enemy, up. This will only happen should you become effective etc.

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    Court rules crossword clue defames Saffron

    29jul05

    A QUEENSLAND newspaper that published a crossword labelling Sydney identity Abe Saffron an underworld figure has been found guilty of defamation by a NSW Supreme Court jury.

    Gold Coast Publications ran a crossword in the puzzles page of the Gold Coast Bulletin on January 2, 2004, that asked the question: Who is the Sydney underworld figure nicknamed Mr Sin?

    The answer, published in the paper the following day, was Abe Saffron.

    Mr Saffron’s counsel, Clive Evatt, yesterday told the four-person jury the crossword had diminished the 83-year-old’s reputation in the eyes of the community by implying the well-known Kings Cross nightclub operator was connected with “Sydney’s criminal element”.

    He said the crossword question carried two defamatory imputations that diminished Mr Saffron’s public reputation.

    “He (Mr Saffron) says to be described as an underworld figure, and to be described as having the nickname ‘Mr Sin’, has injured his reputation, and would cause people to shun him and avoid him,” Mr Evatt said.

    But the jury found the newspaper guilty of only the first imputation, and dismissed allegations “Mr Sin” was defamatory.

    Justice James Wood will decide on a date to be fixed whether Mr Saffron is entitled to damages.

  2. i am a legal studies student and would like to find out how much the payout for this case was

    Thank you.

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