NEW ZEALAND GOV­ERN­MENT SUED BY KIM DOT­COM OVER WRONG­FUL AR­REST

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KIWI AU­THOR­I­TIES AC­CUSED OF NEG­LI­GENCE AND MISFEASANCE. Six years af­ter New Zealand au­thor­i­ties con­ducted mil­i­tary-style raids to ar­rest in­di­vid­u­als ac­cused of copy­right in­fringe­ment, Kim Dot­com is su­ing the Kiwi Gov­ern­ment for bil­lions of dol­lars. The Ger­man-born en­tre­pre­neur has al­ways main­tained that his ar­rest was un­law­ful un­der New Zealand law. That er­ro­neous ar­rest, he says, re­sulted in “the un­law­ful de­struc­tion” of his now-de­funct file host­ing ser­vice Me­gau­pload. The le­gal doc­u­ments filed in court claim the ar­rest war­rant was in­valid and there were no rea­son­able grounds for Dot­com to lose his free­dom and his prof­itable com­pany.

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