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Israeli paper libel case to be tried in an Ontario court

Thursday, July 21, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By John Schofield

In a split decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that an Internet libel case involving one of Canada’s richest men should be tried in Ontario, even though the allegedly defamatory article was published by an Israeli newspaper and concerned an Israeli soccer team owned by the plaintiff.

The decision in Goldhar v. Haaretz.com 2016 ONCA 515, upholds a March 2015 motion by Ontario Superior Court Justice Mario D. Faieta that opened the way for the case to be tried in Ontario.

The article, published...