Ratbag Lebbo Labor politician Eddie Obeid and his sons have been slammed with multi-million dollar legal indemnity costs.
A Supreme Court judge has blasted former NSW Labor MP Eddie Obeid and his sons for bringing an “unreasonable” and “irresponsible” lawsuit against the corruption watchdog and ordered the family to pay a multimillion-dollar legal bill.
In a scathing judgment delivered on Monday, Justice David Hammerschlag said there was “every reason why” Obeid and his sons Moses, Paul and Eddie jnr should pay the costs of every person sued in the case.
This included former Independent Commission Against Corruption chief David Ipp, QC, against whom the Obeids had made baseless allegations of misconduct that Justice Hammerschlag described as “of the gravest kind”.
Legal sources said the bill would easily exceed $2 million, on top of the Obeids’ own costs. Read more »