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CIVIL PROCEDURE - Costs - Particular orders - Special orders - For reprehensible or inefficient conduct

Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 7:04 AM  

Appeal by the plaintiff corporation from the dismissal of its defamation action and the award of special costs to the respondent. The appellant, a large mining company, had twice unsuccessfully sought federal environmental approval for an open-pit mine. Both of its mine proposals were rejected by the federal Minister of the Environment, following two comprehensive reports by federal review panels appointed to assess the environment effects of the proposed mine and make recommendations. The respondent was a non-profit society that provided environmental news and information to...