Tag Archives: Ian Callinan

Abuse of process and damages claims

In discussions on the DJs sexual harassment case, I have seen a tendency for people to excuse Fraser-Kirk’s $37M claim for punitive damages. The idea seems to be, “Well, they treated her outrageously; why should she not make an outrageous damages claim against them? After all, it’s small change for them.” This post is an […]

Background of judges

The appointment of judges in the common law adversarial system is always a controversial issue. There is a tendency for governments to choose appointments who are perceived as sympathetic to their political cause. This tendency is not confined to the more progressive governments, either, despite the fact that howls of “tokenism” seem to be louder […]