Unfortunately Mike's costs were considerably more than just legal bills. In the meanwhile thanks to ACC he was declared bankrupt after ACC wrote to his clients attacking his good name. In over six years of persecution he lost his income and ultimately his home.
ACC have deep pockets and have hired a top QC to try and shut the door on Mike. In the meanwhile he lives rough outside ACC's doorstep. Mike is on a hunger-strike and is literally starving himself while the suits working for ACC file past supping their lattes every morning. In many ways this captures perfectly the corporate arrogance and uncaring bullying that ACC has become infamous for. If you are going past Aitken Street in Wellington call by and give Mike your support.