27 Apr 2012

Collins to pursue defamation proceedings

9:28 pm on 27 April 2012

Lawyers for the ACC Minister Judith Collins have written to the Labour MPs Trevor Mallard and Andrew Little to say she is taking legal proceedings against them for defamation.

Ms Collins says she was defamed by the two men on Radio New Zealand over comments about who leaked details of ACC claimant Bronwyn Pullar to the media.

The Labour MPs have confirmed they received letters from the Minister's lawyers on Friday afternoon to say they had been instructed to begin proceedings, and asking them for contact addresses in order for them to be served papers.

Both men say they stand by their earlier comments and have no intention of apologising.