Court orders costs to P.E.I. Teach­ers’ Fed­er­a­tion

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND -

A former vice-prin­ci­pal will have to pay more than $150,000 to the P.E.I. Teach­ers’ Fed­er­a­tion for le­gal costs af­ter los­ing a court bat­tle with the union.

In a unan­i­mous de­ci­sion re­leased July 14, the P.E.I. Court of Ap­peal or­dered former Don­agh Re­gional School vi­ceprin­ci­pal Jo-Anne Lani­gan to pay $153,010 in le­gal fees and dis­burse­ments.

In Novem­ber 2015, a P.E.I. Supreme Court judge ruled the fed­er­a­tion breached its duty of fair rep­re­sen­ta­tion to Lani­gan in six ways. The fed­er­a­tion ap­pealed that de­ci­sion and the three-mem­ber ap­peals court said none of the lower court’s find­ings were sus­tain­able. In award­ing costs, the ap­peals court in­cluded le­gal fees and dis­burse­ments for the Supreme Court trial and the ap­peal.

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