Tim Ball vs Dan Johnson Lawsuit - Documents

Fri, 2006-10-13 11:39Richard Littlemore
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Tim Ball vs Dan Johnson Lawsuit - Documents

CLICK HERE FOR AN UPDATED BIO OF TIM BALL (FEB.05, 2007)

 On Sept. 1, Dr. Timothy F. Ball, a former Geography Professor at the University of Winnipeg and the current Chair of the Natural Resources Stewardship Project, launched a libel suit against Dr. Dan Johnson, a current Professor of Environmental Science at the University of Lethbridge and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Grassland Ecosystems.

Attached are Dr. Ball’s original Statement of Claim and Dr. Johnson’s Statement of Defence, filed on October 13, 2006.

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