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Listed below are the substantive Supreme Court cases for 2019 along with appeals still to be determined or cases awaiting hearing. 

Information giving an overview of the case is included along with media releases and links to judgments being appealed when available.

All 2019 - 2014 Supreme Court cases dismissed or deemed to be dismissed where a notice of abandonment was received can be found here

Transcripts for cases heard before the Supreme Court are included provided they are not suppressed.  Transcripts from pre-trial hearings are not published until the final disposition of trial.  These are unedited transcripts and they are not a formal record of the Court’s proceedings. The Ministry of Justice does not accept responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any material and recommends that users exercise their own skill and care with respect to its use.

Updated 19 February 2019    

Case information summary 2018 (as at 19 February 2019) - cases granted leave to appeal (PDF, 16.8 KB)
Case information summary 2018 (as at 19 February 2019) - cases where leave to appeal decision not yet made (PDF, 48.0 KB)

 

Case number

SC 1/2019

Case Name

R (SC 1/2019) V The Queen

Summary

 

Result
District Court judgment Not publicly available
Judgment appealed from - Court of Appeal ORDER PROHIBITING PUBLICATION OF THE NAME, ADDRESS, OCCUPATION OR IDENTIFYING PARTICULARS OF THE APPELLANT PURSUANT TO S 200 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE ACT 2011

 

Case number

SC 3/2019

Case Name Robert Noe and Atrap Incorporated v Ratzapper Australasia Limited
Summary

 

Result
High Court judgment RATZAPPER AUSTRALASIA LTD v NOE [2017] NZHC 2931 [28 November 2017]
Judgment appealed from - Court of Appeal Noe v Ratzapper Australasia Ltd [2018] NZCA 597 [18 December 2018]

 

Case number

SC 4/2019

Case Name Muhammad Shamsud-Dean SAHU KHAN v Mohammed SHARIFF
Summary

 

Result
High Court judgment Sahu Khan v Shariff [2017] NZHC 294 [28 February 2017]
Judgment appealed from - Court of Appeal

 

 

Case number

SC 5/2019

Case Name Caleb Afamasaga v The Queen
Summary

 

Result
District Court/High Court judgment not publicly available
Judgment appealed from - Court of Appeal AFAMASAGA V R, MAKALIMA V R AND BANABA V R [2015] NZCA 615 [18 December 2015]

 

Case number

SC 6/2019

Case Name Richard Lyall Genge v The Queen
Summary

Criminal Appeal – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in declining the application to withdraw the notice of abandonment and bring an appeal out of time.

Result
High Court judgment Not publicly available
Judgment appealed from - Court of Appeal

 

Case number

SC 7/2019

Case Name Brook Valley Community Group Incorporated v Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Trust, Minister for the Environment and Nelson City Council
Summary

 

Result
High Court judgment BROOK VALLEY COMMUNITY GROUP INCORPORATED v BROOK WAIMARAMA SANCTUARY TRUST [2017] NZHC 2665 [31 October 2017]
Judgment appealed from - Court of Appeal

 

Case number

SC 8/2019

Case Name Rene Mischelle de Kwant v The Queen
Summary

 

Result
High Court judgment Not publicly available
Judgment appealed from - Court of Appeal
Not publicly available 

 

Case number

SC 9/2019

Case Name Jenny Lyn Walker v Nelson District Court and Nelson City Council
Summary

 

Result
High Court judgment
Judgment appealed from - Court of Appeal
[2018] NZCA 550 

 

Case number

SC 10/2019

Case Name
Summary

Order prohibiting publication of the judgment and any part of the proceedings (including the result) in news media or on the internet or other publicly available database until final disposition of trial. Publication in law report or law digest permitted.   

Result
High Court judgment Not publicly available
Judgment appealed from - Court of Appeal
Not publicly available 

 

Case number

SC 11/2019

Case Name Talley's Group Limited v The Queen
Summary

Criminal Appeal – Criminal Procedure Act 2011, s 379 – Use of prosecution summary of facts – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in not dismissing the defective charging documents – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in not considering the prosecution’s actions amounted to an abuse of process. 

Result
High Court judgment WORKSAFE NEW ZEALAND v TALLEYʼS GROUP LIMITED [2017] NZHC 1103 [25 May 2017]
Judgment appealed from - Court of Appeal

 

Case number

SC 12/2019

Case Name James Hardie Industries Plc, James Hardie NZ Holdings & RCI Holdings Pty LImited v Karen Louise White, Waitakere Group Limited, Metlifecare Pinseong Limited, Forest Lake Gardens Limited, Vision (Dannemora) LImited (Name changed to Metlifecare Dannemora Gardens Limited) & Metlifecare Coast Villas Limited

Summary

 

Result
High Court judgment WHITE v JAMES HARDIE NEW ZEALAND [2017] NZHC 2105 [31 August 2017]
Judgment appealed from - Court of Appeal

 

Case number

SC 13/2019

Case Name ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited v Financial Markets Authority
Summary

 

Result
High Court judgment Not publicly available
Judgment appealed from - Court of Appeal
Not publicly available

 

 

Case number

SC 14/2019

Case Name M(SC 14/2019) The Queen
Summary

Order prohibiting publication of the judgment and any part of the proceedings (including the result) in news media or on the internet or other publicly available database until final disposition of trial. Publication in law report or law digest permitted.          

Result
High Court judgment Not publicly available
Judgment appealed from - Court of Appeal
Not publicly available 

 

Case number

SC 15/2019

Case Name Eight Mile Style, LLC & Martin Affiliated, LLC v New Zealand National Party and Greg Hamilton
Summary

Civil Appeal – Copyright Act 1994, s 121– User principle – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in its application of damages principles.      

Result
High Court judgment EIGHT MILE STYLE v NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL PARTY [2017] NZHC 2603 [25 October 2017]
Judgment appealed from - Court of Appeal

 

Case number

SC 16/2019

Case Name Matthew John Young v The Queen
Summary

 

Result
District Court judgment Not publicly available
Judgment appealed from - Court of Appeal