Random House of Canada Limited files statement of defence in legal suit brought by Conrad Black

Random House of Canada Limited files statement of defence in legal suit 
brought by Conrad Black 
TORONTO, Feb. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Random House of Canada Limited today filed a 
Statement of Defence in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice regarding the 
Statement of Claim made by Conrad Black regarding the book THIEVES OF BAY 
STREET: How Banks, Brokerages and the Wealthy Steal Billions from Canadians by 
Bruce Livesey, published by its Random House Canada imprint in March 2012. 
"Today we are compelled to respond to Mr. Black's libel suit against our 
author Bruce Livesey, our editors, and Random House of Canada", commented 
Louise Dennys, Executive Publisher, Knopf Random Canada Publishing Group. "Our 
house has a longstanding reputation for publishing non-fiction works on 
matters of serious public interest, and as a publisher, we have a 
responsibility to defend our authors from attempts to silence them. We do 
regret that Mr. Black, a fellow author, has determined to use the court to 
express his disagreement with Random House, but we will fully defend ourselves 
and our right to publish." 
Tracey Turriff (416) 957-1568 tturriff@randomhouse.com 
SOURCE: Random House of Canada Limited 
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