Friday, December 20, 2002
Australia's high court has ruled that prominent businessman Joseph Gutnick can sue Dow Jones & Company for defamation in an October 2000 article published in Barron's. The decision has left media lawyers in the U.S. in disbelief. Why? Because the Australian court has ruled that Gutnick can sue in his home state of Victoria, Australia…even though Barron's is based in New York. Brooke speaks with Sandy Barron of the Libel Defense Resource Center in New York.