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UTech complies with injunction, re-admits law student

Published:Wednesday | November 26, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Fourth-year University of Technology (UTech) student Duke St John-Paul Foote has discontinued his court action against the institution.

A notice to discontinue was filed yesterday when the parties appeared before Justice Andrew Rattray in the Supreme Court.

Foote, who represented himself, informed the court that UTech had complied with an injunction that ordered the institution to readmit him.

The law student had filed an application challenging the university's decision to de-register him.

Foote was delisted because he did not pay his 80 per cent of the tuition fee at the specified time.

However, in filing the application, he produced documents to show that he had paid the total fees of $130,000 a day before the October 31 deadline but was still delisted on November 1 as a "student in arrears".

The law student was seeking declarations that he had met the deadline and that the university acted wrongfully when it deregistered him.