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Siemer strikes out again

By Steven | November 20, 2008

The Supreme Court has refused leave to Vincent Siemer over a range of complaints he had with procedural rulings in the defamation case brought against him by Michael Stiassny.

As part of the decision, the court ruled that Stiassny’s reference to Court of Appeal judge Grant Hammond as “our old mate” was not evidence of bias on the part of Hammond J. (Siemer and his wife were present and remember it as “good mate”). The Supreme Court heard from Hammond J, who said he did not know Mr Stiassny and had never had any dealings with him except in through court proceedings. Stiassny’s evidence was that the remark was meant ironically, since Hammond J had consistently ruled against him in Dymocks v Bilgola.

No doubt Vincent Siemer will now add Blanchard, Tipping and McGrath JJ to the list of plotters against him.

Siemer has consistently made absurd and scandalous claims about almost every judge who has ever ruled against him.

But that’s not to say that all the rulings against him have been correct, or all the treatment of him has been entirely fair. There are some aspects of his various cases that I find disturbing, starting with the ruling denying him a jury trial before he was jailed for contempt. The appeal against that ruling is set down in the Court of Appeal for next month.

Topics: Contempt of Court, Defamation | 1 Comment »

One Response to “Siemer strikes out again”

  1. geoff Says:
    November 21st, 2008 at 10:49 am

    If Vince Siemer keeps this up, his list of complaints against judges will be as long the those made against judges through the office of the Judicial Conduct Commissioner- over three hundred and still growing!

    And since none of these complaints have been deemed worthy of investigation, presumably the complainants here also falsely believe that judges are ‘plotters’ out to get them.


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