Damages claims by five people put on trial after the Operation Rhino police investigation have been rejected in a judge’s decision in the High Court at Christchurch.
Shops blocked from importing Weetabix breakfast food from Britain are seeking compensation in a counter-claim against cereal giant Sanitarium.
Disclosure of details of a sentencing indication given to a man who would become a key Crown witness is at the centre of a civil action against the prosecution in the 2006 and 2007 Operation Rhino trials in Christchurch.
The Crown accepts it “blundered” with a 2009 trial, but a group suing for damages allege it acted with malice as part of a “win-at-all-costs” mindset.
A Christchurch tourism operator who challenged Christchurch Canterbury Tourism’s decision to cancel his membership has lost his civil claim and has been ordered to pay costs.