A decade-long legal battle between clothing manufacturer Peter Nygard and CBC News reached a conclusion Monday, after a Crown prosecutor stayed libel charges against the CBC because of delays.
CBC was charged with publishing defamatory libel through private criminal prosecution, a rare proceeding that allows private individuals — without the help of police or Crown attorneys — to bring criminal charges under a seldom-used portion of Canada's Criminal Code.
Crown prosecutor Russ Ridd stayed the charges Monday, citing delays.
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