Fraser-Kirk alleges sexual harrasment against the former CEO of David Jones, Mark McInnes.
Her claim is ridiculously high and disproportionate. Why should the shareholders of David Jones suffer for the behaviour of a person who was dismissed from the company? Whatever happened to individual responsibility?
It is probably no coincidence that Fraser-Kirk is a publicist – she is milking this.
But her frivolous lawsuit sets a new benchmark for over-the-top claims that makes a mockery of our law.
I have a simple proposal. Where a claimant receives a payment of less than one tenth of the amount they seek, the Court should order that the claimant pay to consolidated revenue an amount of no less than one tenth of the amount they sought. That would spell an end to frivolous and vexatious litigation.