The Dom Post reports:
Wellington City Council has spent more than $350,000 defending legal proceedings that protester Benjamin Easton has taken over road changes that saw a bus route put through Manners Mall.
The figure was revealed in council documents put before a High Court judge in the latest of the cases.
I almost wonder if Easton is secretly hired by the Council’s lawyers as a money making device for them, and they pay him a 10% commission 🙂
The judge was told Mr Easton was homeless after his unemployment benefit was stopped and he was put out of his city council flat because he had not paid his rent.
His current legal action also relates to losing the flat.
He also has a claim against the attorney-general and the Social Development Ministry about his benefit being stopped.
Alternatively, he could go get a job.