Supreme Court to hear Black libel case

CBC News

The Supreme Court of Canada will hear arguments on Tuesday from the people Conrad Black has accused of libelling him.

The former media mogul is trying to sue members of a special committee at Hollinger International, the defunct publishing empire he once presided over, for allegedly libelling him in comments they made in a report in 2004 that suggested he absconded with hundreds of millions worth of company funds.

Conrad Black, seen in Chicago last summer, is hoping the Supreme Court of Canada will rule that his libel suit should be heard in an Ontario court.Conrad Black, seen in Chicago last summer, is hoping the Supreme Court of Canada will rule that his libel suit should be heard in an Ontario court. Ryan Remiorz/Canadian PressThe defendants say an Ontario court has no jurisdiction in the case since they are almost all American. However, at least two lower Canadian courts have already ruled the province is the right jurisdiction for Black to sue about the statements.

 

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