Another victory for Conrad Black -

Another victory for Conrad Black

Appeal of Black’s libel suits dismissed and media baron awarded $35,000 in costs


The appeal by a group of directors, advisers and a vice president of Hollinger International against six libel suits filed by Conrad Black has been dismissed by the Ontario Court of Appeal. Black alleged in the suits that press releases and reports posted on the company’s website, and later reprinted in the Canadian media, defamed him. The defendants said there was no connection between the reports and Ontario, and that the trial should be held in Illinois or New York. The presiding judge dismissed the appeal because she found the reports were directed to Canadian media, and that Black’s established reputation in Ontario had been damaged. Black is currently out on bail in the U.S. while waiting to hear whether his 2007 conviction for defrauding Hollinger investors will be overturned.

Toronto Sun

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Another victory for Conrad Black

  1. Oh oh, I sense a whole heal of trouble brewing for "a group of directors, advisers and a vice president of Hollinger International".

    • oops, heap, not heal.

  2. Go get im Conrad. Choke the buggers!

    • There may be a few journalists wondering if they are on the Black list.

  3. You better WATCH OUT
    You better not cry
    Better not pout
    I'm telling you why
    CONRAD BLACK is coming to town
    He's making a list
    And checking it twice;
    Gonna find out Who's NAUGHTY and nice
    CONRAD BLACK is coming to town
    He sees you when you're sleeping
    He knows when you're awake
    He knows if you've been BAD or good
    So be good for goodness sake!
    O! You better WATCH OUT!
    You better not cry
    Better not pout
    I'm telling you why
    CONRAD BLACK is coming to town
    CONRAD BLACK is coming to town

    • So like placing Connie's name in instead of Santy Claus is supposed to make this what…clever or witty? Come on, try harder!

    • He's illegally moving boxes
      He's misspending his shareholder's cash
      He may not have bribed or kickbacked
      But in business he's dead last!

      • Not a perfect rhyme, but much more creative. Good!

  4. way to go Conrad…hit hard and send em packing. This man has been a stalwart bastion of the free press and vouch for capitalism in a market economy…..what have you gentleman really been trying to hide all this time?

  5. Conrad has friends in high places in Canada. In the United States, not so much. I suppose that 35k went to his closest friends, the lawyers.

  6. Good news. Kick a$$ and take names Mr Black!

  7. In a bar brawl, there's nothing easier than to kick a man when he's down.
    Nothing scarier than if that guy gets back up off the floor!
    Before you decide to lay the boots to someone, look him in the eyes. They'll indicate the true measure of the man.
    Mr. Black's will tell you that he is one of those very rare individuals who will, indeed, get back up off the floor. He'll take proper time to heal; as well as plan his revenge. ( It's always best when served cold.)
    I've rarely met this type, but believe me, there are few things in the world that are more intimidating!
    I ALMOST feel sorry for those who kicked him while he was down. They have earned their fitful sleep.

    • Barbara Amiel, is that you?

  8. Conrad M. Black showed a capacity for mixing mischief and capitalism at an early age: at 14, he was expelled from a Toronto private school for stealing copies of coming exams and selling them to his fellow students. He does hold himself in high regard.

  9. Where the trial is held has nothing to do with the underlying merits of the case.

  10. Delighted to see the Ontario Court of Appeal did the honourable thing and has allowed Black to sue Breeden and the rest of his encourage who did everything possible to destroy Black and his reputation. They succeeded in destroying Hollinger but Black has lived to fight another day and has been acquitted of every serious allegation brought against him by the judicial mafia in Chicago. Black's entire "trial" was a vindictive, baseless sham and a disgrace to the US judicial system; meanwhile, Breeden and his buddies pocketed millions ($40 milliion to Breeden alone!) in fees while they destroyed the business Black had built! Because of Breeden getting the OSC to follow his "advice", shareholders and bond holders of Hollinger Inc lost everything as the OSC (against the advice of their own people!) stupidly b;locked Black's bid to take out the minority shareholders. Well done OSC! Bring Black back to Canada soon; he is a great Canadian who has been attacked relentlessly in the US because he wouldn't roll over and agree to a plea bargain admitting to a "crime" the courts now agree he never committed!

  11. Whatever the results, one thing is certain.

    Black will get his revenge….and justice.

    The lawyers will get the $$$.

    Think about it….Black benefitted (according to his conviction) by just over $2M bucks. And to get their conviction….the US lawyers and Canadian shareholders….killed a company that was worth billions….and a lot of people lost their jobs.


    Sure was worth it.