Mallard gets served, snaps and tweets

By Hayden Donnell, Newstalk ZB staff

The picture tweeted by Trevor Mallard of the woman he says served him defamation papers. Photo / Trevor Mallard
The picture tweeted by Trevor Mallard of the woman he says served him defamation papers. Photo / Trevor Mallard

Labour MP Trevor Mallard has finally been served papers in the defamation case being brought against him by ACC minister Judith Collins.

But the moment hasn't passed without the MP courting controversy.

Mrs Collins is taking the High Court defamation action against Mr Mallard and fellow Labour MP Andrew Little over comments they made to Radio New Zealand regarding a privacy breach by ACC.

Both Mr Mallard and Mr Little have refused to cooperate with legal requests to allow court papers to be served upon them.

Mr Mallard this morning used Twitter to post a picture of a woman who he claims gave him a false name and address in order to issue him the papers at his office.

The woman also lied about her reasons for booking a meeting, he alleges.

"She lied apparently on employer's instructions. Claimed a problem with hospital," his tweet said.

The controversial MP has for days been posting his whereabouts on Twitter, saying he was in plain view and able to be served with papers.

His colleague Andrew Little was served last week, threatening to film the process server who issued him with his court papers.

He said the servers tended to be "thuggish guys" who wore leather jackets.


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