Trial: Robinson v Lorna Jane Pty Ltd — Day 7
HIS HONOUR: Forgive me, Ms McCarthy. Ms McCarthy, forgive me. What does “active wear” mean?âââActive wear. That’s the Lorna Jane â â â
HIS HONOUR: I used to be a runner, you know. Years ago I was a runner?âââThat’s the â â â
My knees are gone now.
WITNESS: That’s the Lorna Jane clothing. So that’s just a term we use. Like, you would have business attire; sleepwear, your pyjama â â â
HIS HONOUR: Yes?âââActive wear was Lorna Jane clothing.
Okay?âââYeah. It’s just a term we used.
MS TRESTON: I’m a bit worried we’ve got to day 7 and your Honour doesn’t know what active wear is.
“What is up?”
Briggs v State of New South Wales  HCATrans 109
EDELMAN J: If Mr Briggs had walked into the detective inspector’s office with a gaping bullet wound and blood dripping on the floor, it would undoubtedly be a breach of duty if the detective inspector did not say, “What is up?”
MR WALKER: Quite so …
“I tender my friend”
Probuild Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd v Shade Systems Pty Ltd; Maxcon Constructions Pty Ltd v Vadasz & Ors  HCATrans 112
GAGELER J: … Mr Walker, you have a pretty good point here by the presence of the other case.
MR WALKER: I am sorry, I am – – –
GAGELER J: Your point about the importance – – –
MR WALKER: Yes, yes.
GAGELER J: – – – of the matter is demonstrated by the existence of the other special leave application.
MR WALKER: Yes, I tender my friend, Mr Doyle, as an exhibit as it were. Yes, I did not tell him I would but – – –
Smith v The Queen; R v Afford  HCATrans 40
MR ODGERS: Of course, your Honour. I am just attempting to respond to the proposition that because you know there is something in the suitcase, the element of intention is met. I just — you can see I am struggling with this. I am saying that cannot be enough.
KIEFEL CJ: We know you are struggling, Mr Odgers.
MR ODGERS: I will cease to struggle. I have attempted, manfully, to respond to that.
NETTLE J: That is gender normative, Mr Odgers.
MR ODGERS: Yes. Gender — I have struggled personally — whatever the word is — “person-fully”.
Eminem in the New Zealand Court
Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’ was recently played in a Wellington court during a copyright case concerning music used in a National Party commercial.
Interestingly, the title of the music used in the commercial was entitled ‘Eminem-esque’.
Click here to read an article about the case, with video footage from the proceedings.