Feds settle wrongful conviction suit with Ivan Henry
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.