Liam Magill's Lawsuit against The Child Support Agency
Dad in kid mix-up gets big legal bill
The Border Mail, 7th November, 2006
A MELBOURNE man who paid child support for children who turned out
not to be his has now been ordered to pay “massive” legal costs to the
Liam Neale Magill, 56, recently lost his bid for compensation for
psychological damages he claims he suffered at the hands of the Child
Yesterday he was ordered to pay the agency’s legal fees.
No child support compo for duped dad
The Australian, AAP, By Kate Lahey, October 31, 2006
A MELBOURNE man who paid child support for eight years for two
children who were not his own has lost a bid for compensation for
Liam Neale Magill, 56, sought compensation from the Commonwealth Child
Support Agency, claiming it breached a duty of care owed to him and
caused him psychological injury.
Mr Magill says the agency failed to quickly correct over-deductions
taken from his salary, which left him at one stage with just $132 a week
to live on during 1999.
When he pointed this out to the agency in June, 1999, he also told them
for the first time that he suspected two of the children were not his.
DUPED FATHER RESUMES FIGHT
The Weekend Australian, October 14/15 2006, by Natasha Robinson
Duped father Liam Magill and his current partner took their battle
the Child Support Agency to the Victorian County Court yesterday as
rights advocates handed out pamphlets in the court room.