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Weir and TV3 Network Services Ltd - 2001-032

20/20: "Trial and Error". Programme based on Milton Weir's defamation action against Joe Karam for implication in Karam's book on the David Bain murder trial that Mr Weir might have intentionally misled jury. Upheld (balance, fairness: interview with Assistant Commissioner of Police and reference to Police Complaints Authority’s report inadequate to provide balance/undo suggestion that mistake might have been intentional). Not upheld (standard concerned with the general viewing public; allocation of time to interested parties). Declined to determine (aspects of complaint regarding evidential significance of mistake). Orders (broadcast of statement, $1,500 costs to complainant).