Yeah, that didn’t go well.
Instead of quitting while they were well behind, Free Dominion and the Fourniers decided to appeal, using crowdfunding platforms such as GoFundMe to raise the necessary cash.
Last week the Ontario Court of Appeal hear their case. Today a decision was rendered.
If it is at all possible, it went even more poorly for the respondents who are now, in addition to the general, aggravated, punitive damages as well as court costs amounting to a total of $104,900, they are now also on the hook for an additional $23,000 in court costs for the appeal.
In short, the court said that in addition to the legal merits of Mr. Warman’s defamation suit being perfectly sound, that Free Dominion and the Fournier’s own legal strategy did them in and as such they can’t complain that it didn’t work out as they had anticipated.
To further shorten, it would appear that they may not have received the best legal advice.
Shorter? Their lawyer was crappy.
As of now Free Dominion’s forum is down. Perhaps for the count? Time will tell.