It has come to our attention that a local weekly print newspaper distributed an online article stating that Britt Santowski, owner of Sooke PocketNews (SPN) is being sued.
While that publication never reached out to Santowski to either confirm or deny the suit, or seek her position on the allegations, she is indeed being sued. The suit against Santowski, which is publicly available on the BC Courts online services site, is available here for your perusal. Charges begin on Page 3, item 12.
Suing Santowski is SHH Holdings, SHH Management Limited, and Timothy Durkin.
The articles referenced in the suit are as follows:
- Opportunity to appeal definitively denied, Durkin’s deportation hearing to proceed (March 1, 2019)
- Courts rule against Tim Durkin’s request to have a deportation hearing overturned (February 25, 2019)
- Canada Border Services claims manager of Sooke Harbour House is wanted for fraud (November 2, 2018)
The suit against Santowski requests the courts to consider aggravated and punitive damages at $1,000,000, for Santowski to be placed under court supervision for a period of three years to safeguard a repeat offence, costs, and any other relief the court determines.
Santowski has filed a response and categorically denies all charges.
For the record, the registered trademarked name is PocketNews, one word.