B.C. photographer must pay couple $22,000 for failing to deliver wedding photos for six years


“The court must denunciate such behaviour and deter Mr. Bal for further victimizing others from his unsavoury business practices,” ruled Surrey provincial court Judge Valliammai Chettiar in a written decision after trial, using the terms “deterrence” and “denunciation” usually reserved for sentencing in criminal trials.

She chastised Bal for “numerous inconsistencies,” “evasive” answers on the stand, and “most troubling,” his “readiness to come up some narrative without any foundation or documentary support.”

“There is not a shred of evidence to support this assertion,” said Chettiar. “He appeared to be making up answers on the spur of the moment,” she said. He was a “completely unreliable witness. I reject his evidence.”

Hehehehe. I laugh at the silliness, but it must have been stressful …