Judge tosses out Chernen’s Hootsuite conflict of interest case against Mayor as “abuse of process”

A key case in the barrage of lawsuits filed by political opponents against Mayor Gregor Robertson, Vision Vancouver and the City of Vancouver was tossed out of court today, leaving would-be mayoral candidate Glen Chernen holding the bag for costs.

This was not surprising to those who had reviewed the facts, but some of Justice Chris Hinkson’s comments bear repeating:

“I am satisfied that the petition in this case is an abuse of the Court’s process on the basis that it is without foundation and can serve no useful purpose. I therefore order that the petition herein is dismissed.”