Guide: How to cite a Court case in AIP style

Guide: How to cite a Court case in AIP style

Cite A Court case in AIP style

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Use the following template to cite a court case using the AIP citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.


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Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


1Title (Year Published), p. Pages Used.


1John Fairfax Publications Pty Ltd V Gacic (2007).

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.




“The facts are set out in the reasons for judgment of Callinan and Heydon JJ. The case concerns that form of defamation, which involves injury to business reputation, that is, the publication of imputations that have a tendency to injure a person in his or her business, trade, or profession. That the law of defamation affords such protection is not surprising. Suppose someone says: "X is a thoroughly decent person, but he is showing signs of age; his eyesight is poor, and his hands tremble". That would not be a reflection on X's character. It would be likely to evoke sympathy rather than hatred, ridicule or contempt. If, however, X were a surgeon, the statement could be damaging. To say that someone is a good person, but a dangerously incompetent surgeon, is clearly likely to injure the person's professional reputation. That is an established form of defamation, and it was not called in question by the parties to the present appeal.” 1

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