Judge rejects privilege claim in Johnson divorce battle

Judge rejects privilege claim in Johnson divorce battle
A Wellington court has told the Johnsons to focus on their upcoming trial.
Victoria Young
A high court judge has thrown out a procedural claim by one party in divorce proceedings and told the former couple to focus on their upcoming trial. Preschool owners Craig and Maria Johnson have been at loggerheads for years in what a high court judge has called a “no-holds barred” dispute. The former couple has four sets of proceedings before the high court at Wellington, due to be heard in November this year. A preliminary judgment has already revealed a fight involving The Abel Trust, of which Jarden founder...

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