IFederal Court Judge Wigney's Judgement on Mark Latham's defence after Osman Faruqi sued for defamation is devastating. I've published in full below.
Latham says he'll appeal - I've no idea what he means by that. Does he want the defence to stand as it is? The Judge has given him until 28 September to file a new defence to the allegation made by Faruqi - if I was Latham I'd be taking the Judge up on his offer.
I've no experience of being sued for defamation but by looking at the court file on Faruqi's claim it's a painful and torturous process.
Faruqi lodged his claim on 17 October last year. Latham's defence was finally lodged about a month later. It's taken the Judge until now to deliver his judgement.
Latham is up against Faruqi backed by his Greens/ABC/Lefty Media mates and the Labor law firm Maurice Blackburn. Labor figures will be taking great delight in Latham's discomfort.
Who'd have expected this?— Gab/AntiLeft (@AntiLeft2701) August 30, 2018
28 AUGUST 2013 UPDATE: Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC has announced the appointment of Michael Wigney SC to the Federal Court. He will work at the court's Sydney registry from next month.