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Gerald Stanley’s lawyer sues old law firm, claims he was forced to resign as partner

The attorney who represented Gerald Stanley at the trial for the murder of a 22-year-old Indigenous man claims to be a partner in the law firm he was working for at the time.

Scott Spencer filed a lawsuit against Robertson Stromberg for believing his partners showed him the door after trying to write one of his clients’ stories in a book.

After a payment he looks for breaches of contract as a partner of the company.



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After Gerald Stanley was acquitted on Colten Boushie’s death in February 2018, Spencer, as his attorney, believed that the media was not covering all of the facts about the high profile case.

Boushie was shot dead while in the driver’s seat of an SUV after being driven on Stanley’s Biggar Sask. Farm in August 2016.

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In court documents, Spencer claims he spoke to partners in the company to correct the record with a book.

A junior attorney was added to the statement who emailed the publishers.

In March 2018, Toronto publisher Between the Lines released a public letter saying it would not print the story and urging others to do the same.

In his claim, Spencer said that some employees were embarrassed to be associated with Robertson Stromberg in the resulting “social media firestorm”.

The claim goes on to say that Spencer was made a scapegoat and asked to leave Robertson Stromberg.

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Spencer looks for general and specific damage.

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On November 4, the company moved the court to dismiss the lawsuit.

Some of the allegations were said to be false, inaccurate, or misleading, and Spencer had left the company.

Spencer, now working with Miller Thomson, declined to comment on Global News bringing the matter in court.

None of the claims have been proven in court.


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