Colin Craig: more court stuff

Auckland High Court daily List – Friday 7 April

NO 5 COURT BEFORE THE HON. JUSTICE TOOGOOD
Ground Floor 9.00am
CIV2015-404-1923
COLIN GRAEME CRAIG v CAMERON JOHN SLATER
(In Person)                                      (B Henry, C Foster)
Application for an order that the case be tried Before a Judge without a jury

Previously:

  • September 2016: a jury awarded Taxpayers’ Union founder Jordan Williams $1.27 million in damages after he sued Mr Craig over comments made at a news conference.
  • December 2016: a copyright lawsuit Mr Craig brought against WhaleOil blogger Cameron Slater and Mr Williams over the publication of a poem by Mr Craig was thrown out as “vexatious”.
  • February 2017 a defamation claim by Mr Craig against former party board member John Stringer was settled out of court.

Today from Newshub: Colin Craig suing again

Former Conservative Party leader Colin Craig is involved in another defamation case.

This time he’s suing a former employee for $240,000.

His claim alleges a defamatory publication was posted by Jacqueline Stiekema on a Facebook page and that she made other defamatory publications to a third person.

It will be heard in the District Court rather than the High Court, according to a recent decision by High Court Associate Judge Roger Bell.

If you want to post derogatory comments about Craig please do it somewhere else.

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  1. Tipene

     /  April 6, 2017

    Craig spanked Stringer – it wasn’t a settlement out of court, it was a comprehensive win by Craig within court, with damages being awarded by the court, for Craig, and against Stringer.

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/colin-craig-celebrates-win-in-defamation-case-against-former-conservative-party-board-member

    Slater is unlikely to fare any better, given Slater’s incredibly dismal strike rate in court proceedings, historically.

    The Stiekema name sounds familiar – didn’t Stringer set her up to be his patsy? Not sure on this one.

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    • Bill Brown

       /  April 7, 2017

      https://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2017/04/vexatious-colin-craig-slammed-judge-changes-costs-award-full-indemnity-costs/

      Looks like Colin got a hammering today – how’s your position now ???

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      • That looks like a big backfire for Craig.

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        • Gezza

           /  April 7, 2017

          Yes. With the trou down & right in his face. 😐

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          • Bill Brown

             /  April 7, 2017

            I think Slater is in a good place on this one. Brian Henry is one of the best – CC is a serial litigant and he’s getting a hiding

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            • And doesn’t know when to quit when he’s not as far down as he looks to be heading.

              Slater has got very good legal advice, if Craig is getting any he mustn’t be listening to it.

      • patupaiarehe

         /  April 7, 2017

        I’m no Whaleoil ‘fanboy’, but IMHO Cam deserves this.

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        • He seems to have got a lot smarter about who to associate with and get help from on legal matters.

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          • patupaiarehe

             /  April 7, 2017

            Good for him. I suspect Pete, that you can enjoy seeing someone who has been at the receiving end of misuse of the legal system, being awarded the full cost of their defence. Even if it is Cameron Slater 😀

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            • Fair enough when it’s justified for sure.

              Misusing the justice system and wasting the time of courts under severe time pressure should be dealt with more quickly and decisively.

    • Bill Brown

       /  April 8, 2017

      @Tipene – I’m not so sure that Craig did well against Stringer. They both seem to be claiming the win, but I note Craig is bloody close to crossing the line on discussing the confidential terms of settlement

      His suit of $240k against Stiekema seems ridiculous – he obviously hates anyone talking about him

      I might taunt him on twitter as I know he does not like that either

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  2. patupaiarehe

     /  April 6, 2017

    If you want to post derogatory comments about Craig please do it somewhere else.

    You might as well just block comments on this thread Pete. I don’t imagine anyone has anything nice to say about him…

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  April 7, 2017

      I was just coming to say that I am amazed that there are four replies, given that embargo 😀

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  3. Gezza

     /  April 6, 2017

    “If you want to post derogatory comments about Craig please do it somewhere else.”

    I need to think about this. Do you have any suggestions for a suitable other place❓😳

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  April 7, 2017

      The PDT seems to.

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    • Conspiratoor

       /  April 7, 2017

      My good friend Cameron would be pleased to make your acquaintance G …And accept your tithe

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  4. Bill Brown

     /  April 7, 2017

    Colin was today trying to block there being a jury trial. He’s desperate for a Judge alone trial as he knows he’s in for a hiding by a jury of his peers. Craig has also been misleading the court on discovery- whoops !

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  April 7, 2017

      Please, sir, sir, Bill said-ouch ! Sir, please sir, Bill kicked me.

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