Canadian Supreme Court Tosses Out Politician's Libel Lawsuit Against Yahoo
from the a-small-victory-for-the-wrong-reasons dept
While many of those cases are still in process, Michael Geist (who is apparently also being sued by this guy) lets us know that the British Columbia Supreme Court dismissed (with costs) the libel lawsuit the guy had filed against Yahoo, noting that it was not at all clear that it had jurisdiction over the case, since Yahoo was in the US and the guy had presented no evidence that the supposedly defamatory postings were "accessed, downloaded, and read by someone in British Columbia." Of course, there appear to be plenty of other reasons why this case should have been thrown out, but the court didn't even bother to get into them in dismissing the case for no evidence that it was the proper jurisdiction. There are still plenty of other such cases to go through, though -- so I'm sure we'll be hearing more.