U.S. court tosses case by mis­la­beled B.C. ter­ror­ist

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

A United States court has thrown out a law­suit that ac­cuses the Cana­dian gov­ern­ment of ru­in­ing the life and mul­ti­mil­lion-dol­lar busi­ness of a Bri­tish Columbia woman after it wrongly branded her a ter­ror­ist. In a rul­ing is­sued last month, a Wash­ing­ton state district court says Pe­ri­enne de Jaray can­not sue Canada over al­le­ga­tions of ma­li­cious prose­cu­tion or abuse of process be­cause of an Amer­i­can law that grants im­mu­nity to for­eign states. De Jaray, for­merly a U.S.-based ex­ec­u­tive with elec­tron­ics maker Apex USA, al­leges she suf­fered years of ground­less in­ves­ti­ga­tion on both sides of the bor­der.

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