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Keeping Things In Context: B.C. Court Of Appeal Considers The Roles Of Context And Public Debate In Defamation Cases
The B.C. Court of Appeal's recent decision in Northwest Organics, Limited Partnership v. Fandrich[1] ("Northwest Organics") demonstrates the importance of keeping things
Canada
10 Sep 2019
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"Can I Be Honest?" Canadian Courts Affirm Qualified Privilege Defence To Defamatory Employment References
The Supreme Court of Canada recently denied leave to appeal in Kanak v. Riggin, in which the Ontario Superior Court and Ontario Court of Appeal affirmed that employment references are protected against...
Canada
5 Mar 2019
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Libel By Tweet: Ontario Court Of Appeal Upholds Dismissal Of Twitter Libel Claim Under Anti-SLAPP Legislation
Twitter's medium of character-limited posts lends itself to pithy, punchy statements—and, as is well documented ...
Canada
8 Oct 2018
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Nova Scotia Introduces New Cyber-Bullying Legislation
On October 5, 2017, the Nova Scotia Legislature introduced Bill No. 27, the Intimate Images and Cyber-protection Act (the "Cyber-protection Act", or the "Act").
Canada
19 Oct 2017
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B.C. Court Grants Ex Parte Injunction Against Google And GoDaddy And Awards $1.2 In Damages In Internet Defamation Case
On May 6, 2016, the Supreme Court of British Columbia handed down its decision in Nazerali v. Mitchell, 2016 BCSC 810, ordering $1.2 million in damages in favour of the plaintiff...
Canada
1 Jun 2016
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Defamation Law – Quebec Court Of Appeal Reiterates The Fine Line Between Defamatory And Reasonably Fair Comments
Today we comment on a recent judgment of the Quebec Court of Appeal adding to the infinite quest for a fair balance between freedom of speech and protection of reputation.
Canada
2 Nov 2015
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Defamation In The Blogosphere: Baglow v Smith
In introduction to Baglow v. Smith, 2015 ONSC 1175 ["Baglow"], an action for defamation involving political bloggers, Madam Justice Polowin described political debate in the Internet blogosphere as, "rude, aggressive, sarcastic, hyperbolic, insulting, caustic and/or vulgar."
Canada
11 Mar 2015
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This Week At The SCC (23/05/14)
This week, the Supreme Court issued several rulings, and dismissed one application for leave to appeal.
Canada
27 May 2014
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The Second Opinion: A Defamation Claim Without "Merit" — The BCCA Shields Directors From Liability For Statements Made As Part Of Continuous Corporate Disclosure
Public corporations are required by law to provide continuous disclosure of information likely to be relevant to existing or potential shareholders.
Canada
4 Apr 2014
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Seven Key Tips For Protecting Your Brand In The Internet Age
Retailers and manufacturers know that their brand is not only the identity they expressly communicate to their customers.
Canada
20 Mar 2014
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Merit Consultants International Ltd. v. Chandler, 2012 BCSC 1868
In this decision, the British Columbia Supreme Court determined that it is not defamatory for a company to tell its shareholders how it intends to respond to a lawsuit.
Canada
10 Mar 2014
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The Second Opinion: B.C. Court Of Appeal Clarifies Defence Of Fair Comment
The B.C. Court of Appeal has overturned a defamation decision of the lower court, muzzling an anti-salmon farming activist and ordering him to pay $75,000 in damages to one of the province's biggest fish farming operations.
Canada
12 Aug 2013
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Making Social Networks Remediate Defamation Enabled By Their Platforms: McKeogh v Facebook
Recently, the Irish High Court came up with a novel solution in a social media defamation case involving an unfortunate young student who was grossly defamed.
Canada
2 Aug 2013
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The Second Opinion: Ontario Court Of Appeal Rejects "Single Publication" Rule
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently weighed in on the limitation period in relation to defamatory articles published on the Internet and the ones published in a magazine.
Canada
2 Jul 2013
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Monument Mining Ltd. v. Balendran Chong & Bodi, 2012 BCSC 1769
This may be the final decision in the ongoing litigation concerning allegations of defamation and slander of title in connection with a gold mine in Malaysia.
Canada
21 Mar 2013
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Historic Defamation Decision Recognizes New Defence: Responsible Communication on Matters of Public Interest
In a dramatic and historic shift from the principles laid out by the Supreme Court of "Canada in Hill v. Church of Scientology of Toronto", the same court determined in "Grant v. Torstar Corp." that Canadian law needs a new rule that "gives greater scope to freedom of expression while offering adequate protection of reputation."
Canada
11 Aug 2010
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Supreme Court to Hear Case on Defamation Liability for Hyperlinking
The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to weigh in on whether hyperlinking to defamatory material on another website can give rise to liability for defamation. It has granted leave to appeal the BC Court of Appeal decision in "Crookes v. Newton".
Canada
19 May 2010
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Appeal Court Finds No Defamation Liability For Hyperlinking
In Crookes v. Newton, the BC Court of Appeal recently considered whether hyperlinking to another website or article that contains defamatory material gives rise to liability for defamation.
Canada
16 Nov 2009
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Court Awards Damages For Defamation And Breach Of Privacy For Facebook Postings
A UK High Court awarded Matthew Firsht and his company damages for defamation and breach of privacy after false statements about him and his company, as well as his personal information, appeared on Facebook.
UK
7 Apr 2009
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