News: Harassment by football matchday programme: the hearing in Levi v Bates

28 04 2012

The controversial Leeds United Chairman, Ken Bates, was the defendant in a remarkable  harassment claim heard last week in the Leeds County Court by Judge Mark Gosnell.  The was claim brought by a Yorkshire businessman, Melvyn Levi and his wife Carole Levi against Mr Bates.  Read the rest of this entry »





The Supreme Court of Canada: internet defamation, choice of law and libel tourism – Antonin I Pribetic

28 04 2012

This post is the second of a two-part series of posts on the recent Canadian conflict of laws trilogy in Club Resorts Ltd. v. Van Breda, 2012 SCC  17 (“Van Breda”); Éditions Écosociété Inc. v. Banro Corp., 2012 SCC 18 (“Banro”) and Breeden v. Black, 2012 SCC 19. (“Black”) for Internet defamation, choice of law/forum shopping and libel tourism.  In an earlier post (on the Trial Warrior Blog) I discussed the the Van Breda decision and its implications to Canadian conflict of laws generally.  Read the rest of this entry »