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BigCityLib Strikes Back: Levant Loses Another!

It’s been awhile since Lorna Pardy has been in the news.  Back in 2008, she was verbally assaulted by comedian Guy Earle at Zesty’s Comedy Club in Vancouver.   She took him to the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal, and won. At the time, some, Ezra Levant in particular, were pushing the notion that this case was about the exercise of free speech.  It wasn’t.  It was more about a lowly restaurant functionary going off on a customer.  In any event, Ezra said things.  And Ms. Pardy commenced a civil action against him.  However, the suit lay still-born for (Read more…)

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Lauten On Dale Vs. Ford

A good piece, especially where he discusses what sounds like it will be Ford’s line of defense:

A further distinction without a difference is the suggestion that in speaking with Black Ford was merely “reliving the moment” when he confronted Dale and expressing what he was thinking at the time. The facts as found by the police don’t support Ford in his belief that Dale had taken any photos of Ford’s children, so it was not a reasonable belief to being with.

It is hard to see how it is any better for a slander action for Ford to say (Read more…)

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Another Early Xmas Gift: Patrick Ross Is Bankrupt

Patrick Ross, who defamed and was successfully sued by Canadian Cynic, has declared personal bankruptcy (scroll to bottom).  Since notice of personal bankruptcy only remains on your credit record for six years, it will now be up to the Internet to ensure that the unrepentant Mr. Ross remains penniless after that time period is up.  Thanks to Connie and Mark and the folks at FreeD for their efforts in this regard.  Now, and forever, whenever someone googles Mr. Ross’s name, the facts of his case, and the facts regarding his credit history, will be the first thing anyone sees.

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Someone’s Gonna Get Sued!

But not me! I’m just pointing to it, not describing it.  Thus, according to the Supreme Court Of Canada, I’m right as rain, no matter how noxious my intentions might be.  Though I assure you all they are pure as gold.

I’m also just pointing to, but not describing, this, by the way.