Collins wants apology from Labour MPs
Wed, 14 Nov 2012 12:16p.m.
ACC Minister Judith Collins has requested an apology from two Labour ministers ahead of a defamation case today.
Labour Party MPs Trevor Mallard and Andrew Little will attend a settlement hearing in the Auckland High Court after Collins launched a legal challenge in May.
The ACC Minister contends the two MPs defamed her when they linked her to the leaking of emails sent by former National Party President Michelle Boag over a privacy breach at the department Collins administers.
The hearing will be closed to the public and is an attempt to prevent further court action – a trial would include a jury and be a considerable public expense.
"I've always made it very plain that I've been defamed so that needs to be acknowledged," she told Fairfax Media.
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14/11/2012 1:11:26 p.m.
Dear Ms Collins please take a concrete pill and harden the .... up and stop wasting the courts time
14/11/2012 1:10:19 p.m.
Personally I think Judith Coliins shouls apologise to the New Zealand public for using such a childish tact in getting out of answering question related to her failing portfolio.
Nusinace law suits such as the one she has taken to court generally never get resolved as she well knows.
She will have to provide absolute prrof that she wasnt the leak anf she isnt able to do that, unless of course she has found a convenient scapegoat as the National Party seems to love doing.
14/11/2012 1:06:26 p.m.
Matthew Coleman wrote:
Who are the two Ministers you refer to?The first paragraph reads: "requested an apology from two Labour ministers ahead of a defamation case today"The next paragraph refers to two MPs - Andrew Little, who has never been a Minister, and Trevor Mallard, who was a Minister 5 years ago.
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