Handshoe had initiated a barrage of litigation and motions to try to prevent this eventuality--including throwing his company Slabbed New Media into Chapter 11 bankruptcy--weaving conspiracy theories and arguing that Canadian law and court decisions were repugnant to Mississippi law. Judge Chris Schmidt found otherwise in an Order issued on January 5, 2017.
The judge discounted Handshoe's argument that the Nova Scotia Supreme Court had no personal jurisdiction over him and detailed the blogger's numerous appearances and motions in the Canadian action in 2013. Judge Schmidt also embraced comity with Canada, and dismissed Handshoe's arguments that the 2010 SPEECH Act applied to this case. "The judgment of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court is not repugnant to Mississippi Law," stated the Order.
Handshoe has failed to appreciate the difference between his "free speech" rights--which in Handshoe's universe only he is entitled to--and the protection of intellectual property rights, a mistake that has proved fatal to his unceasing campaign to injure Leary, Perret, and their business Trout Point Lodge. Handshoe was represented by attorney G. Gerald Cruthird.
More to come . . .