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Award of $1.4 million for reputational damage

Thursday, July 21, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By John Schofield

In perhaps the largest award ever in Canada exclusively for damage to professional reputation and career, a jury has ordered the Nova Scotia Health Authority to pay Halifax cardiologist Dr. Gabrielle Horne $1.4 million.

The verdict in Horne v. QEII Health Sciences Centre delivered June 17 by a seven-member Nova Scotia Supreme Court jury in Halifax, also included $167,460 for legal fees (see related decision 2016 NSSC 169). The costs covered only the amount that Horne spent from 2002 to 2006, after what was then known...