A ruling has been handed down in the court case of Neal Livingston versus Cabot.
The hearing regarding land use in Inverness took place in Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Port Hawkesbury in April; a judge ruled in favour of Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs officials in a decision handed down Monday.
Livingstone wanted a declaration of dedication for public use for Inverness Beach access and an injunction to prevent golf officials from denying public use.
Livingston tells The Hawk he’s disappointed.
“We did a tremendous amount of work before deciding to go to court, I had a great big team of lawyers,” he says. “We looked very closely at relative case law, assembled the evidence; it was our opinion that we had a very, very strong case around the law which is called public dedication.”
Livingston says the judge seemed to lean very heavily against their evidence.
He says the ruling doesn’t just impact him.
“The real loser is the community that I’m part of and that I live in,” he says. “That’s why I took this legal challenge on.”
Livingston says he’s not sure of his next step at this point, as he hasn’t had a chance to review the ruling with his lawyer.
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