July 26, 2013
Northwest Organics Limited Partnership v. Maguire 2013 BCSC 1328
The defendants applied for an order dismissing the plaintiffs’ claim of defamation as a “strategic lawsuit against public participation” (SLAPP). The defendants proposed that the tests under Rules 9-5 and 9-6 (of the British Columbia Supreme Court Civil Rules) be revised in the context of SLAPP cases. Savage J. declined to address the application under Rules 9-5 and 9-6.