NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT SUED BY KIM DOTCOM OVER WRONGFUL ARREST
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.