Prosecution against an owner of Mcdonald’s : a man from Quebec case in supreme Court

News 21 December, 2017
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    Thursday, December 21, 2017 12:04

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    OTTAWA-A man from Quebec who was trying to sue in defamation the owner of a Mcdonald’s restaurant after being accused of indecency in the toilets will not be heard by the supreme Court of Canada.

    The highest court in the country has therefore maintained the previous decisions in this matter, such as what the complaint of $ 1 million Réjean Kègle against Stan O’neil was abusive.

    October 30, 2013, the complainant received a statement of offence for having committed an act indecent in the toilet of the McDonalds of the 1st Avenue, Quebec. An employee alleged to have seen the sixties masturbating.

    However, two years later in municipal Court, the City requests the removal of the contravention, on the basis of the cross-examination of the employee of the restaurant.

    Mr. Kègle replica therefore, in early 2016, with a defamation suit, claiming that the allegations “slanderous” in its place had been “gravely injurious” to his reputation. The man said abused and threatened in his neighborhood because of the case.

    Both the Quebec superior Court and the Court of appeal have decreed that the further $ 1 million was unreasonable. According to the courts, Réjean Kègle is unable to provide any clear rationale to which damages are claimed and to refuse to answer questions of the opposing party, which undermines the right of Mr. O’neil to a full and complete defence.