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 firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE: Random House of Canada Limited
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