An executive with the construction company Ledcor has had his defamation suit against a Cactus Club restaurant and its employees tossed out.
This, after a BC Supreme Court judge found Dwight Brissette inappropriately touched the server and called her “Kitty Kat”.
The restaurant and staff alleged Brisette, a senior VP with Ledcor, had touched a server inappropriately, and those allegations were relayed to Brisette’s party, which included other executives of Ledcor.
Brisette denied touching the server and sued, claiming his reputation was on the line.
The judge sided with the defence and dismissed his claim.
However, his legal counsel Roger McConchie says his client will appeal the decision.
“I’m pretty confident that one of the issues on the appeal will be whether or not Mr. Brissette will say that this should’ve been a trial in the ordinary way, with the witnesses taking the stand and being subjected to cross-examination so that the court would be in a better position to assess credibility.”
Justice Miriam Gropper’s decision came after a summary trial, which relied solely on sworn affidavits and exhibits.
McConchie says his client is seeking a full trial.
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