News: Judge reproduces submissions as decision

Ian Mulgrew, Postmedia News ยท Apr. 15, 2011 | Last Updated: Apr. 15, 2011 4:16 AM ET

VANCOUVER . A new trial has been ordered and a $5-million judgment thrown out after the B.C. Court of Appeal ruled that a judge had plagiarized most of his ruling in a trial involving a brain-damaged baby and a B.C. hospital.

In a decision released Thursday, the appeal court said it is only the fourth time in Canadian history a judge has substantially reproduced all of the submissions of a participating party in a lawsuit as reasons for judgment.

For the full article in the National Post, click HERE.