The Strange Case Of The Ottawa Outlet That Sued Its Own Freelancer
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The Strange Case Of The Ottawa Outlet That Sued Its Own Freelancer
Blacklock's Reporter recently settled its Federal Court suit against former contributor Dale Smith

Earlier this month, the Ottawa news organization Blacklock’s Reporter settled a lawsuit it had initiated against one of its own freelancers.

The online outlet had sued Dale Smith in the fall, claiming he withdrew an affidavit sworn in support of a different Blacklock’s lawsuit when the company wouldn’t pay an invoice he submitted for HST. Blacklock’s, which sought $10,000 in damages from Smith, also wanted to establish it owned the copyright to all of the stories he’d ever written for the federal-government-focused publication.

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