ALTHOUGH WE WON THE CASE THE COURT DID NOT AWARD COSTS (18TH MARCH 2016)
The cost to me of defending Mr Johnson’s application for an Injunction to suppress this website has been $8264
Huge thanks to the generous donors who have already contributed $720.00, leaving me a balance of $7544.
My financial position now is RETIRED, (now my LVV Certification authority has been revoked) and my only income is from National Super.
We WON the case, and Mr Johnson and the LVVTA were DENIED the Injunction that they wanted.
We WON because New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, gives the entitlement to free speech, according to clause 3(b) relating to “by any person or body in the performance of any public function, power, or duty conferred or imposed on that person or body by or pursuant to law”. This clearly applies to Mr Johnson and the LVVTA.
New Zealand Bill of Rights
I then applied to the High Court for costs, although I represented myself, I had extensive legal help from Andrea Halloran, Staff Barrister, of Chris Patterson Barrister Limited
The Judges decision has finally arrived- Judge Woolford has decreed that Costs shall lie where they fall- in other words- I can claim nothing.
My actions were motivated by concern for public safety, and the way the Low Volume system was being run, and aimed at provoking the NZTA into reviewing the Low Volume Vehicle Certification system.
This is now happening, and I await to see the final outcome. I hope that we will have once again a workable Low Volume Vehicle Certification system which will benefit all Vehicle Modifiers.
FREE SPEECH about the dangers of the LVV System has cost me my LVV Certification business, instigated by Mr Johnson, and now, thousands of dollars to defend against Mr Johnson’s allegations of DEFAMATION.
The $7544 debt is a burden in my retirement, and I would appreciate any further donations, no matter how small, and call on everyone who will benefit from new Low Volume Certification system to make a small donation.
Thank you for your support, now and in the past