Breaking: Galloway v. A.B. Proceeds to Trial
Steven Galloway Will Get His Day In Court While 2 of Twelve Applicants Granted SLAPP Applications
Steven Galloway will get his day in court as the BC Supreme Court allows the case to proceed to trial against ten of the applicants who filed SLAPP motions (and the remainder of defendants), while granting SLAPP applications to Annabel Lyon and Alicia Elliot.
Six of the defendants (Brit Bachmann, Theresa Smalec, Kiera Anderson, Arielle Rombough and Marcelle Kosman) had their applications dismissed outright while four of the defendants (AB, Keith Maillard, Chelsea Rooney and Mandi Gray) must defend themselves at trial on portions of their applications which were not granted.
The portions of the applications which were granted include defences such as the limitations defence, where the Court found that in certain cases, Mr. Galloway did not meet the two year time limit set out by the Act in circumstances where he could have.
This is a massive judgement. Stay tuned for a complete and detailed update.