Case Law, Canada: Haaretz.com v Goldhar: Supreme Court rules on jurisdiction and forum in multi-jurisdictional Internet defamation claims – Natasha Holcroft-Emmess

10 07 2018

In Haaretz.com v Goldhar 2018 SCC 28, the Canadian Supreme Court considered jurisdiction and forum conveniens in a multi-jurisdictional Internet libel claim. The Court was divided – allowing the news organisation’s appeal 6:3. All of the Justices concluded that Canada had jurisdiction to hear the claim, but a majority found that Israel was a clearly more appropriate forum. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Kennedy v National Trust for Scotland, Thorny issues of jurisdiction and claim form service laid bare – Alex Wilson and Sami Thompson

23 01 2018

In Howard Kennedy v The National Trust for Scotland [2017] EWHC 3368 (QB), the High Court considered two complex issues: one relating to the doctrine of forum non conveniens and the other to the CPR provisions on service of a claim form. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Zahawi v Press TV, Fake News: memes, terrorism and jurisdiction – Susan Aslan

9 05 2017

This libel claim was brought by Nadhim Zahawi, the Conservative MP for Stratford-on-Avon against Press TV, the First Defendant, an English language news and documentary network based in Iran. It is affiliated with the State owned Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting.  The Second Defendant is a UK Limited company.  Read the rest of this entry »





The Irish View on Defamation and the Internet: ‘Where Does Libel Occur’? – Clare Tsimpourla

18 12 2013

DnB logoIn 2012 the Irish Courts found themselves tangled in a jurisdictional web. The case of  Coleman v MGN ([2012] IESC 20) started out somewhat like this: Mr Coleman woke up one day in 2003, only to discover that his face was portrayed in the Daily Mirror (UK) next to an article about hooligans and drunkards. Distraught by the implications of the publication, he sought damages inter alia for defamation, negligence and breach of contract. Read the rest of this entry »