5th Circ. Limits Enforcement of Canada Defamation Suits

Law360, New York (September 6, 2013, 3:36 PM EDT) -- A Canadian hotel that won a defamation lawsuit against an American blogger in Nova Scotia court would have failed in U.S. courts, the Fifth Circuit affirmed Thursday, making it harder for U.S. courts to enforce Canadian defamation judgments under federal law.

Pursuant to the Fifth Circuit's ruling, Trout Point Lodge Ltd. and its owners will not be able to enforce the $425,000 judgment they won in the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia against blogger Doug K. Handshoe over posts that tied them to a known Louisiana...
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Case Title

Trout Point Lodge, Limited, et al v. Doug Handshoe


Case Number

13-60002

Court

Appellate - 5th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3320 Assault, Libel and Slander

Date Filed

January 1, 2013

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