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CIVIL PROCEDURE - Costs - Unproved allegations of fraud

Tuesday, July 03, 2018 @ 8:35 AM  

Appeal by the plaintiff, Kent, from a costs award payable by the defendants, Martin, and various corporate media entities. The plaintiff was a former journalist who earned an international reputation during the Iraq War. He subsequently entered politics for the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party. During the 2008 provincial election campaign, Martin, a regular columnist for Alberta and national newspapers, wrote an article described as a devastating attack against the plaintiff. The article suggested that the plaintiff was politically naïve, arrogant, doomed to be ineffective, with an...