4 Jul 2018

Colin Craig and Jordan Williams' court battle continues

4:44 pm on 4 July 2018

The long-running court saga between Jordan Williams and the former Conservative Party leader Colin Craig has now moved to the Supreme Court.

Jordan Williams (left) and Colin Craig

Jordan Williams (left) and Colin Craig Photo: Supplied

In a judgment issued today, the country's highest court has granted leave for Mr Craig's appeal and Mr Williams' cross-appeal.

The appeals stem from a Court of Appeal ruling earlier this year.

That ruling reinstated a High Court jury's 2016 verdict that Mr Craig defamed Mr Williams at a news conference and in a leaflet distributed to 1.6 million households around the country in July 2015.

But the Court of Appeal said the original amount awarded in damages - almost $1.3m dollars - was excessive.

It ordered a retrial on the amount the jury awarded in damages to Mr Williams.

But Mr Craig appealed that to the Supreme Court and Mr Williams filed his own cross-appeal.

No date has yet been set for the Supreme Court hearing.

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