Welcome to the official website of Canadian human rights lawyer Richard Warman.
1. Freemen on the Land (aka Sovereign Citizens, aka De-Taxers, aka Peddlers of Pseudo-Legal Nonsense) Win Another One! On no, wait, they lost again. Note to self – apparently you can’t pay off a Buick with a closed chequing account. Note to Buick – ‘credit check’ is not a shibboleth.
2. LIBEL ACTION SETTLEMENTS
11 June 2015
Update (21 June 2015) – Connie Fournier and Mark Fournier, the only remaining defendants in this action have rejected an offer to settle of $1 in damages plus $2,500 costs each that I would donate to charity (outlined below). I suggest people remember this next time they ask for $.
Richard Warman is pleased to confirm settlement of his libel actions against Ezra Levant, Michael Coren, Quebecor Media Inc., Sun Media Corporation, Sun TV News, Catherine McMillan, and Kathy Shaidle on terms acceptable to the parties and the apologies of Ezra Levant, Catherine (Kate) McMillan and Kathy Shaidle can be found by clicking on their names.
The only remaining defendants in the ‘Anne Cools’ libel action are Mark and Connie Fournier. I have instructed my lawyer to make an offer to settle for $1 and $2,500 in costs each which I will then donate to the trust fund that has been established for the family of Daniel Woodall of the Edmonton Police Service.
3. DAVID ICKE SETTLES LIBEL ACTION
5 March 2015
British conspiracy writer David Icke and co-defendants have paid Canadian human rights lawyer Richard Warman $210,000 CDN (117,000 GBP) in damages and legal costs to settle a libel action against them.
In 1999-2000, Warman had worked with various Jewish and anti-racism groups to notify public venues in Canada of discriminatory elements within Icke’s mishmash of conspiracy theories. After being provided with material from Icke’s own writings, a number of these venues withdrew permission for Icke to use their facilities in his tours.
In retaliation, Icke included false allegations in his 2001 book Children of the Matrix that Warman was seeking to suppress Icke’s purported exposure of Satanic child abuse and murder.
David Icke made an out-of-court settlement on January 8th paying $90,000 CDN (50,000 GBP) on the eve of a long-delayed trial that was scheduled to begin in Toronto on February 2nd, 2015. The Court order formally discontinuing the claim was issued on 4 March 2015 thus paving the way for this announcement. Insurers for three Canadian bookstores that had refused to stop selling the book after being served with libel notices had previously settled out for $120,000 CDN (67,000 GBP). Information obtained from litigation by Icke against his former US business partner demonstrated that at least 55,000 copies of Children of the Matrix had been sold worldwide.
The settlement includes the requirement that Icke immediately cease any further distribution of Children of the Matrix and remove the defamatory material from any future editions. Warman thanked his lawyers Christine Lonsdale and Elder Marques of law firm McCarthy Tétrault – “They were absolute professionals and I couldn’t have done it without them.”
Warman said “This settlement exposes Icke’s argument that no one had ever sued him because his allegations were true as nothing more than a fallacy.” He added, “My reputation has been entirely vindicated. David Icke’s attacks against me were disgraceful and beyond the pale but he’s paid a heavy price for them and I trust this will never happen again.”
Warman closed quoting Monty Python, “He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy.”
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