Supreme Court of Canada Rules on Defamation Case

In Ottawa, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a Canadian businessman who says he was defamed by an Israeli newspaper will have to sue for damages in Israel, not here.

Mitchell Goldhar, owner of the Maccabi soccer team, filed a defamation lawsuit in 2011 against Haaretz. The Israeli newspaper had published an online article that criticized his management style and business practices.

 

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The Canadian Press reports:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/goldhar-haaretz-supreme-court-ruling-1.4694108

 

In The Globe and Mail, Sean Fine reports:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-supreme-court-rules-canadian-billionaire-must-take-defamation-suit-to/

 

In the National Post, Joseph Brean reports:

http://nationalpost.com/news/canadian-billionaire-goldhar-cannot-sue-israeli-newspaper-in-canada-rules-supreme-court

 

In the National, Justin Ling reports:

http://nationalmagazine.ca/Articles/June-2018/No-country-for-libel-tourism.aspx

 

In The Canadian Jewish News, Ron Csillag reports:

http://www.cjnews.com/news/canada/goldhar-libel-suit-found-to-be-beyond-canadian-purview

 

In The Lawyer’s Daily, Cristin Schmitz writes:

https://www.thelawyersdaily.ca/articles/6686/scc-fractures-over-forum-non-conveniens-in-multijurisdictional-internet-libel-case

 

In Droit-Inc, Jean-François Parent writes:

http://www.droit-inc.com/article22679-Diffamation-depuis-Israel-le-Canada-n-a-pas-juridiction