FEDERAL APPEALS COURT SAYS BLACK CAN ONLY PLEAD HIS CASE IN WRITING

Nov 18, 2013

By Michael Kramer

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Another legal challenge for Conrad Black. 

A three-justice panel of the Federal Court of Appeal has denied Conrad Black’s application to personally address a council  – that will recommend whether or not he should have his Order of Canada removed.

The court upheld a lower court decision that said the former media owner can only plead his case in writing.

The appeal court disagreed with arguments by Black’s lawyer, Peter Howard, who said his client should be able to defend his reputation directly to the council.

Black has been fighting a series of legal battles related to his U.S. convictions on fraud and obstruction of justice charges when he was the head of the Hollinger newspaper business. 

Conrad Black is currently the co-host of The Zoomer, which airs on our sister station, Vision TV, Monday nights at 9.

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