Verchere et al. v. Greenpeace Canada et al., 2003 BCSC 660

Judge:Sinclair Prowse, J.
Court:Supreme Court of British Columbia
Case Date:April 29, 2003
Jurisdiction:British Columbia
Citations:2003 BCSC 660;[2003] B.C.T.C. 660 (SC)
 
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Verchere v. Greenpeace Can., [2003] B.C.T.C. 660 (SC)

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Temp. Cite: [2003] B.C.T.C. TBEd. MY.039

Clint Verchere, Mike Birkelund, Rod Plosz, Richard Wild, Howard Demerse, Pierre Rochaleau, Denis Featherstone, Kurt Strussl, Terry Poslowsky, Tom Dunn, Jack McFee, Mike Brock, Bruce Billy, Kevin Edgar, Rene Lorange, Ron Oberg and the IWA-Canada, Local 1-71 (plaintiffs) v. Greenpeace Canada, Tzeporah Berman, Tamara Stark, Mario Rautner, Maxine Tang, Patricia Fromm and Dieter Ebernaur (defendants)

(C973408; 2003 BCSC 660)

Indexed As: Verchere et al. v. Greenpeace Canada et al.

British Columbia Supreme Court

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Sinclair Prowse, J.

April 29, 2003.

Summary:

This headnote contains no summary.

Damages - Topic 1306.1

Exemplary or punitive damages - Interference with contractual rights - See paragraphs 70 to 74.

Torts - Topic 5210

Interference with economic relations - Contracts - Interference with contractual rights - See paragraphs 29 to 69.

Cases Noticed:

Prince Rupert Grain Ltd. v. Grain Workers' Union, Local 333 et al. (2002), 174 B.C.A.C. 305; 286 W.A.C. 305 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 29].

People Recycling Inc. et al. v. Vancouver (City), [2002] B.C.T.C. 1395 (S.C.), refd to. [para. 29].

Rossmo v. Vancouver Police Board et al., [2001] B.C.T.C. 1775 (S.C.), refd to. [para. 29].

Powder Mountain Resorts Ltd. et al. v. British Columbia et al., [1999] 10 W.W.R. 168; 19 B.C.T.C. 241 (S.C.), refd to. [para. 29].

Potter v. Rowe, [1990] B.C.J. No. 2012 (S.C.), refd to. [para. 29].

Straford (J.T.) & Sons v. Lindley, [1964] 3 All E.R. 103 (H.L.), refd to. [para. 35].

Miller (Ed) and Rentals Ltd. v. Caterpillar Tractor Co. et al., [1994] 5 W.W.R. 473; 151 A.R. 1 (Q.B.), refd to. [para. 35].

Hayes Heli-Log Services Ltd. et al. v. Siller Bros. Inc. (1999), 14 B.C.T.C. 148; 1 B.L.R.(3d) 155 (S.C.), refd to. [para. 36].

Emerald Construction Co. v. Lowthian, [1966] 1 W.L.R. 691 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 37].

Dirassar v. National Trust Co. (1966), 58 W.W.R.(N.S.) 257 (B.C.C.A.), refd to. [para. 38].

R. v. Perka, Nelson, Hines and Johnson, [1984] 2 S.C.R. 232; 55 N.R. 1; 14 C.C.C.(3d) 385; 13 D.L.R.(4th) 1; [1984] 6 W.W.R. 289; 42 C.R.(3d) 113, refd to. [para. 54].

Daishowa Inc. v. Friends of the Lubicon et al. (1996), 88 O.A.C. 1; 27 O.R.(3d) 215 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 56].

International Forest Products Ltd. et al. v. Kern et al., [2000] B.C.T.C. 546; 78 B.C.L.R.(3d) 168 (S.C.), refd to. [para. 56].

Vorvis v. Insurance Corp. of British Columbia, [1989] 1 S.C.R. 1085; 94 N.R. 321; 58 D.L.R.(4th) 193; [1989] 4 W.W.R. 218; 36 B.C.L.R.(2d) 273; 90 C.L.L.C. 14,035; 25 C.C.E.L. 81, refd to. [para. 70].

Huff v. Price (1990), 51 B.C.L.R.(2d) 282 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 70].

Whiten v. Pilot Insurance Co. et al. (2002), 283 N.R. 1; 156 O.A.C. 201; 209 D.L.R.(4th) 257 (S.C.C.), refd to. [para. 70].

Sylvan Lake Golf & Tennis Club Ltd. v. Performance Industries Ltd. and O'Connor (No. 2) (2002), 283 N.R. 233; 299 A.R. 201; 266 W.A.C. 201 (S.C.C.), refd to. [para. 70].

Lawson v. British Columbia (Solicitor General) et al. (1992), 8 B.C.A.C. 211; 17 W.A.C. 211 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 77].

Young v. Young (1990), 50 B.C.L.R.(2d) 1 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 80].

Counsel:

M. Gropper, Q.C., and N. Hain, for the plaintiffs;

A. Cameron Ward, for the defendants.

This case was heard on January 13-17, 2003, before Sinclair Prowse, J., of the British Columbia Supreme Court, who delivered the following decision on April 29, 2003.

Please note: The following judgment has not been edited.

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