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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