Tuesday, May 31, 2005
The Washington Post is challenging an Ontario court's ruling that it has jurisdiction to hear a former UN official's allegation that an Internet Post story defamed him. The appellate court heard arguments in early March.The Post claims that the case does not have sufficient contacts with Canada to justify the court's jurisdiction. The case has been compared to the Australian case of Dow-Jones v. Gutnick. Read the lower court's opinion here.