High Court Affirms Libel Award - 1995-07-21

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F372.png High Court Affirms Libel Award July 21, 1995, Associated Press

OTTAWA (AP) _ The Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed Canada's largest libel award, rejecting calls for U.S.-style defamation laws that would provide greater protection from libel suits.

The court dismissed an appeal by the Church of Scientology and its lawyer, Morris Manning, of the 1991 award of $1.6 million to Casey Hill, then an Ontario government attorney.

At issue was whether public officials can sue for libel over remarks about the performance of their duties.


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