Defamation
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Case may clarify how platforms treat defamatory content: Winkler

An ongoing lawsuit in British Columbia could help define what responsibility online platforms have once they are notified that content on their site is defamatory, Toronto lawyer ... Read more

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Judge awards $2.5 million for suffering 'hate speech at its worst'

A self-styled online media personality whose websites frequently air anti-Muslim content has been ordered to pay the owner of a prominent Middle Eastern restaurant chain millions ... Read more

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Everyone loses in cautionary New Brunswick defamation case

A recent New Brunswick decision is a cautionary tale for all involved in defamation claims, Toronto lawyer and mediator  Howard Winkler  tells  ... Read more

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OCA decision shows continuing problems with anti-SLAPP law

Courts are still dealing with the fallout from the overbreadth of Ontario’s controversial legislation aimed at combating the apparent problem of “Strategic Lawsuits ... Read more

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Howard Winkler's media roundup

Toronto lawyer and mediator Howard Winkler is frequently called upon by the media as a trusted source for their news stories, particularly for his focus on defamation and ... Read more

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Free expression outweighs reputation protection: Winkler

A former member of Parliament’s unsuccessful defamation case against a major B.C. newspaper underscores a recent trend by the courts to balance interests more towards ... Read more

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Defamation cases part of the #MeToo backlash

Defamation claims offer a possible route to reduce the stigma attached to those falsely accused of sexual misconduct, Kamloops criminal litigation lawyer  Matthew Ford ... Read more

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The trouble with USMCA’s defamation provisions

By signing on to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the Liberal government agreed to significantly alter the existing common law of defamation, Toronto lawyer ... Read more

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Australian courts lead the way in fighting online defamation: Winkler

Australian courts continue to lead the way when it comes to online defamation and the liability of secondary publishers, Toronto lawyer and mediator  Howard Winkler ... Read more

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Radnoff: OCA's anti-SLAPP guidance helpful to a limited extent

The Ontario Court of Appeal’s decisions in six cases related to the Protection of Public Participation Act highlight that plaintiffs must approach anti-SLAPP motions ... Read more

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When online reviews cross the line into defamation

A recent Supreme Court of British Columbia ruling that dealt with a negative online review of a lawyer and a law firm shows that while it was defamatory, it wasn’t worth the ... Read more

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Guidance needed from OCA on anti-SLAPP provisions

A recent ruling dismissing a libel action further highlights that more direction is needed from the Ontario Court of Appeal regarding the Protection of Public ... Read more

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Privacy commissioner misses mark on de-indexing

Canada’s privacy commissioner oversimplifies the situation to suggest that “de-indexing” online links to potentially defamatory or erroneous information  is ... Read more

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OCA deals with growing issue of defamation and online reviews

A recent Court of Appeal decision involving a defamation claim against an organization that posts consumer ratings is important given how many people and businesses rely on online ... Read more

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Vital to pick right forum for multi-jurisdictional defamation cases

A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision  in a case involving an alleged multi-jurisdictional internet defamation reinforces the fact that for Ontario to be regarded as the ... Read more

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Aussie’s successful bid to sue Google may inform Canadian courts

The case of an Australian man who recently won his battle to sue Google puts the search engine giant on notice it may be liable for any defamatory content it facilitates, ... Read more

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SCC ruling indecisive on jurisdiction of internet defamation

Lower courts may have trouble applying a Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision on jurisdiction for internet defamation, Toronto defamation lawyer and appellate counsel  ... Read more

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‘Playing fast and loose’ with evidence rules a recipe for trouble

A key takeaway from the dispute between a former war correspondent and one of Canada’s biggest media companies is when parties in an action are required to produce ... Read more

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FATCA: U.S citizens living in Canada – financial asset reporting

By Alexey Manasuev Part III: Asset value threshold for FATCA reporting U.S. citizens who are currently living in Canada or abroad are required to file Form 8938 (FATCA ... Read more

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'Unprecedented' damages sought in historic defamation case: Winkler

Toronto lawyer and mediator Howard Winkler tells various news outlets that in his view CTV’s reporting on former provincial conservative Leader Patrick Brown represents ... Read more

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