Former MUN prof ordered to pay CBC’s legal fees in libel suit

November 18, 2015

Former Memorial University professor Ranjit Chandra has been ordered to pay $1.6 M to CBC to cover their legal fees in a libel lawsuit. Chandra had alleged that CBC’s 2006 documentary, which reported that his published research was fraudulent, was libellous, and sought $137 M in damages. In July, an Ontario jury dismissed the claim against CBC, deciding that the report was true. In the decision, the judge said that Chandra “played a high stakes game … in the end, he failed abjectly.” CBC