Williams v Spautz [1992] HCA 34; (1992) 174 CLR 509 (27 July 1992)

[1992] HCA 34

Criminal Law – Abuse of process – Stay of proceedings – Action for wrongful dismissal against university – Information for criminal defamation by plaintiff against officer of university – Predominant purpose of informant to secure reinstatement or favourable settlement of action – Whether abuse of process.