BC resident allowed to sue NY Post for defamation
Just a few days ago I wrote about the Ontario Court of Appeal decision that said an Ontario man could not sue the Washington post for defamation, as he did not live in Ontario at the time of publication. A BC court just decided that a BC resident can sue the NY Post for defamation. The article dealt with the Todd Bertuzzi hockey assault case.
In both instances, the defamation was in the printed newspaper - but the online versions are at issue.
This is not an easy issue to resolve. While one can be sympathetic to the person who has allegedly been defamed, it also opens up the spectre of liability for defamation in any jurisdiction where the person in question resides.