Although the judgement that I was a Journalist at the time I was working on a story about a businessman involving allegedÂ malfeasance, fraud and other nasty stuffÂ is welcome, it isn’t the end of the District Court case that gave birth to the High Court appeal. Â Unless thisÂ decision is challenged inÂ the Court of Appeal, this case will now return to the District Court.
There exists an order against me and my news medium not to publish anything about the defamation caseÂ or closely related matters that aren’t already in the public domain. Â Until that order is dropped, I will continue to follow the Court’s instructions and I won’t go into it. Â (Can commenters please assist by doing the same – your access depends on it)
Although a relatively small number of people who are highly invested in my downfall and misery will think this decision is a travesty of justice, and while my own fans will simply see it as “common sense”, I believe that people who have no interest in me or my case will see the decision as a natural outcome. Â Whaleoil has been producing news at regular intervals for many years. Â I have sources, I work on stories, I publish them to the public. Â Even some of my most brutal critics have admitted I am clearly a journo.
But it is nice to have it confirmed so formally.
This does put us into a rather unique situation. Read more »