US games company sues British blogger for defamation in Australia

Posted in Defamation, Uncategorized by coda on December 16, 2009

The Guardian has a report:

In an internet defamation case that lawyers say could set an “extraordinary precedent”, an American games company is suing a British blogger in the Australian courts.

Evony, an online games company registered in the US state of Delaware, is suing Coventry-based blogger Bruce Everiss for libel over a series of allegations made on his website. In a bizarre twist, however, Evony has decided not to pursue its case in Britain or America, but 10,000 miles away.

Also, see what Bruce Everiss has to say here.

  • Bruce EverissI’m Bruce Everiss, a veteran games industry marketer. Find out more.

Reports on this suit can be found here and here.

Karim v Newsquest Media Group Ltd [2009] EWHC 3205 (QB) (27 October 2009)