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Supreme Court Hearings
Wayne Crookes, et al. v. Jon Newton - December 7, 2010
Jon Newton owns and operates the websitewww.p2pnet.net. Wayne Crookes alleges that Newton's website contained defamatory hyperlinked articles. Crookes claims that by posting and then refusing to remove the hyperlinks, Newton became a publisher of the defamatory articles.
Crookes and his company, West Coast Title Search Ltd., brought an action against Newton for damages for defamation. Crookes is a former campaign manager for the Green Party of Canada.