No More “Dud Scud”: Kent Jesse Gives Arthur Kent His Name Back
After nearly 7 years of hard fought litigation, Emmy award winning Journalist Arthur Kent retained McLennan Ross Partner Kent Jesse to conduct a 5-week long defamation trial on his behalf against the largest print media organization in Canada, Postmedia, and current CTV reporter Don Martin. Arthur Kent prevailed and has been awarded $200,000 in general damages, with legal costs still to be determined. Kent Jesse was quoted in The Calgary Herald stating “[The Article] was intended to mock and ridicule Arthur Kent by calling him a dud, a failure.” He went on to note that freedom of the press is a value Mr. Kent built his career on, but with that freedom comes responsibility to report in a balanced and accurate manner.
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