Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Costs and sexual assault

What to do if a victim of sexual assault and false imprisonment sues her assailant and the government and loses on jurisdictional and timeliness grounds? In New Zealand, the prime minister has told the authorities to abandon their claim for costs, but what about the successful individual defendant, who obtained a costs order requiring the victim to pay him nearly NZ$28,000? The story is told here.

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