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Experts say outcome in ‘Scud Stud’ defamation case cautionary tale for media, lawyers

Thursday, May 31, 2018 @ 9:09 AM | By Ian Burns

The Alberta Court of Appeal has upped the costs awarded to a former war correspondent in his successful defamation case against a major national media chain, saying the trial judge erred when she said allegations of intentional concealment of documents were unproven.

The appeal deals with a case brought by journalist Arthur Kent, who gained fame as the “Scud Stud” while reporting on the first Persian Gulf War in 1991. In 2008, he ran as a Progressive Conservative for a seat in the Alberta legislature. During...