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March 16 2017
Carlos P Martins Failure to include retraction or apology in defamation settlement offer has costs consequences

Canada - Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP

A recent decision of the Court of Queen's Bench in Alberta highlights the costs consequences of litigating civil actions in Canada in the context of a defamation action involving a self-represented plaintiff who was forced to proceed to trial in order to obtain public acknowledgement that the article in question was defamatory. The plaintiff ultimately obtained a damages award of C$200,000 and recovery of trial costs in the amount of C$250,000.

Authors: Carlos P Martins, Tae Mee Park
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