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Craig involved in another defamation case

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 5/04/2017

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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