Defamation Case: Collins Settles with Mallard, Little
[Full report: Collins settles Labour defamation slur | The
National Business Review]
Collins v Mallard &
The parties agree the
leak of the email Ms Boag sent to the Minister and forwarded
on her instructions, as the responsible minister, to the
chairman and chief executive of ACC, raised an issue of
serious public concern and that Messrs Mallard and Little
were entitled to question who was responsible for that
The parties continue to differ over whether the
remarks made by Messrs Mallard and Little respectively on
Radio New Zealand implied the minister falsely assured the
House that neither she nor her office was responsible for
Messrs Mallard and Little have confirmed to Ms
Collins that was not their intention and wish to make that
clear publicly and in the event such meaning was taken, they
The parties will make no further comment on the
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