Mallard: You've been snapped

TRACY WATKINS
Last updated 11:53 28/05/2012
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TABLES TURNED: Labour MP Trevor Mallard posted on Twitter: "This is the woman who gave false name and address when making an appointment at my office she served Collins papers [sic]."
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JUDITH COLLINS: Taking defamation action against Andrew Little and Trevor Mallard.
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SERVED: Labour MP Trevor Mallard.

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Labour MP Trevor Mallard has turned the tables on a woman who he says pretended to be a victim of poor hospital treatment so she could serve him with legal papers over a defamation suit by ACC Minister Judith Collins.

Mallard pulled out his cellphone and took a picture of the woman - which he has tweeted to his 2536 followers.

"She pulled out the papers and told me I was served and I said 'thank you very much' and took a photo of her," Mallard said.

Collins is suing Mallard and fellow Labour MP Andrew Little over comments they made in relation to an ACC privacy breach.

Both vowed to dodge the servers for as long as possible, but time ran out for Mallard yesterday when the woman turned up at his electorate clinic supposedly to complain about her treatment in hospital.

An appointment was made for the woman by a man claiming to be her son-in-law.

A check of the electoral roll showed no-one with her name at the address she provided, Mallard said.

Little was served last week by a man who leapt out of the bushes and told him: "There's no fries with that but you've been served."

Collins demanded an apology from both MPs over comments which she said defamed her by linking her to the leaking of a letter from former National Party president Michelle Boag over the ACC privacy breach.

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