A Winnipeg businessman has been awarded $500,000 in damages by a Manitoba jury in a civil defamation lawsuit.
Marcel Chartier, a real estate investor and developer, sued Winnipeg businessman Serge Bibeau in 2018 after learning Bibeau had called him a thief to a business associate.
The case was heard in Manitoba's Court of Queen's Bench last week and after two hours of deliberation, a jury sided with Chartier and awarded him $500,000 in damages.
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