Feds set­tle wrong­ful con­vic­tion suit with Ivan Henry

Cape Breton Post - - CANADA -

VAN­COU­VER — The fed­eral gov­ern­ment has be­come the sec­ond de­fen­dant to set­tle a com­pen­sa­tion claim made by a B.C. man who was wrong­fully im­pris­oned for sex crimes for nearly three decades. B.C. Supreme Court has heard the gov­ern­ment will set­tle for an undis­closed amount in the wrong­ful con­vic­tion law­suit brought by Ivan Henry af­ter his ac­quit­tal on 10 counts of sex­ual as­sault in 2010. Fed­eral gov­ern­ment lawyer Mitchell Tay­lor says Henry’s lawyer told the court his client won’t pursue fur­ther claims against the fed­eral gov­ern­ment. Tay­lor said the terms of the deal would be kept confidenti­al and he could not pro­vide any de­tails about how the agree­ment was reached. A trial hear­ing Henry’s law­suit be­gan in Au­gust, but the City of Van­cou­ver an­nounced last week it was set­tling and un­equiv­o­cally with­draw­ing its al­le­ga­tions that Henry was still guilty.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.