Alpert vs. Australia
Friday, May 02, 2003
What do you do when you're sued for libel in a foreign country that favors plaintiffs? How about this: Sue that country for its media-unfriendly laws! That's what Barron's reporter Bill Alpert did after he was called into court for allegedly defaming an Australian businessman who read his story online. Alpert has filed a claim against Australia at the U.N. Commission for Human Rights, and he tells Bob why.