Christina Joan Clark(e) – and her former husband, Liberal power player Mark Marissen – have both been named as defendants in a long-standing supreme court civil action, and were scheduled to stand in a 2 day trial by judge September 28th, 2011.
However, an order for adjournment was signed August 26th, and a new trial date was to be rescheduled by counsel – that date has yet to be posted as confirmed with the court registry yesterday by phone, nor has the matter been settled. The clerk noted that from the notes on the file, the adjournment was requested by the plaintiff, not Marissen and Clark, however she could not confirm that without the actual document in hand.
With a supreme court civil trial possibly still looming over her head, sources tell me this was yet another contributing reason she did not want to call a fall election. Simply wouldn’t do to have any press on even this kind of thing in a campaign, if the judgement didn’t go in her and Marissen’s favour.
The case stems from a car accident that occurred September 2008, in which court documents allege Christy hit the other driver from behind, while driving a vehicle leased by her former husband- Volvo Canada is also named in the suit,which was filed in Supreme Court in early 2009.
Now,in a rather ironic twist, it was none other than Justice Anne Mackenzie that presided over the latest order to adjourn and reschedule…. a name familiar to any and everyone following the BC rail story for the last few years. Also interesting in a Bornman(n)-esque kind of way, is that in the statement of claim and statement of defence spell her last name as Clarke , not the more familiar spelling of Clark. Just counsel being cautious, or did Christy drop the letter e somewhere along the way, like Eric Bornman(n)was known to do throughout his career?
After all, they were friends!
Here is the Statement of Defence submitted by Clarke and Marissen: statementofdefenceMarissen
Statement of Claim – page 1not included because of personal information.