Stanizzo v Fregnan; Stanizzo v Badarne; Stanizzo v State of New South Wales [2021] NSWCA 195 (03 September 2021) (Payne JA; McCallum JA; Simpson AJA)


Catchwords:


TORTS — Trespass to the person — Battery — Sexual assault — where resolution of the issues depended on the assessment of the truthfulness of each party — no issue of principle

TORTS — Evidence — proof of a fact relied on by defendant

TORTS — Malicious prosecution — where defendant provided statement to police in connection with criminal investigation — whether defendant a prosecutor for purposes of the tort — whether defendant knowingly provided false information to a prosecuting authority