The Minister of Justice, Simon Power, has this afternoon received a letter from the lawyers for David Bain formally notifying him of a claim for compensation for ‘wrongful conviction and imprisonment.'
David Bain is on the receiving end of a beatup to snare television ratings as he tries to get on with a normal life, long-time supporter Joe Karam says.
The Government will "most probably" commission another report on David Bain's application for compensation, Prime Minister John Key said yesterday.
A book on the David Bain case has been canned, only about a month out from the scheduled publication.
A live radio debate between shock-jock Michael Laws and David Bain supporter Joe Karam yesterday got heated at times, with voices raised and allegations of lying.
A confidential report on former Dunedin man David Bain's claim for wrongful imprisonment concludes he is innocent of murdering his parents, brother and two sisters and recommends the Government pay him compensation.
David Bain is anguished by the prospect of returning to court to pursue a High Court claim against Justice Minister Judith Collins, his long-term advocate Joe Karam says.
David Bain was the most searched-for New Zealander this year on Google, narrowly edging out David Tua, the internet's dominant search engine disclosed today.
David Bain's legal team has proposed a financial settlement which it says would have cost the taxpayer much less than an estimated $10 million fight for compensation.
Long-time David Bain supporter Joe Karam says he's not surprised by a judge's recommendation that Mr Bain receives Government compensation for being wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of his parents, brother and two sisters.
The Cabinet has delayed its decision on what to do next in the David Bain compensation claim at his request, Justice Minister Judith Collins said today.
A group of Robin Bain supporters has launched a petition calling on Justice Minister Simon Power to deny David Bain's application for compensation for the time he spent in jail after being convicted of the murders of five members of his family in 1995.
A TVNZ documentary about the Bain family murders treated a former defence witness unfairly, the Broadcasting Standards Authority has found.
The Government has so far paid $400,000 to employ a Canadian judge to evaluate whether David Bain should receive compensation, Radio New Zealand reports.
The retired Canadian judge appointed to assess David Bain's compensation claim, noted the Justice Minister had ''strong views on this case'', released emails reveal.
The fight to stop David Bain receiving compensation for his years spent in jail is heating up with the launch of a petition.
The Justice Minister has concerns about the report she received three months ago dealing with David Bain's compensation claim.