When Soharwardy dropped his complaint, Levant, a practicing defamation lawyer, had publicly mused about suing the imam in civil court to recoup his legal costs. (HRC complainants have their legal fees paid by the state.)
But now Levant tells Pajamas Media, “My lawyers say there is no redress allowed in terms of suing my HRC antagonists — the statute forbids it. I may have that option in some of the 17 other legal assaults I’m facing.”
Yes, 17. Soharwardy has filed a complaint against Levant with the Alberta Law Society. So have lawyers with ties to the Human Rights Commissions. Levant, along with a number of other Canadian conservative bloggers, is also being sued for libel by one of those individuals — a former HRC employee whose investigative techniques they’ve questioned on their sites. (Full disclosure: I am one of the bloggers named in that suit.)
So what happens now?