18 Jul 2012

Defamation trial date set

11:59 am on 18 July 2012

A trial date has been set for a defamation case brought by Accident Compensation Corporation Minister Judith Collins against Labour MPs Andrew Little and Trevor Mallard.

Ms Collins says she was defamed by Mr Little and Mr Mallard on Radio New Zealand in comments about who leaked details of the ACC claimant Bronwyn Pullar to the media.

The case had its first hearing on Wednesday at the High Court in Auckland.

The trial will be held in February.