Colin Craig suing again

  • 06/04/2017
Colin Craig
Former Conservative Party leader Colin Craig is involved in another legal dispute (File)

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.

In September last year 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.

In December, 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".

In February this year a defamation claim by Mr Craig against former party board member John Stringer was settled out of court.

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