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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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Lawyer for Bloc Quebecois leader serves TV network and panel with legal warning

QUEBEC — A lawyer for Bloc Quebecois Leader Martine Ouellet has sent a legal warning to a TV network in Quebec and the panellists of a political talk show for recent remarks ... Read more

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Howard Winkler representing former Ontario PC leader in libel suit

Toronto litigator and mediator Howard Winkler  of  Winkler Dispute Resolution  is part of a team representing the former Ontario PC leader in a libel claim against ... Read more

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Social media sites facilitating defamatory posts could be liable

Social media platforms face a “significant” risk of being sued for defamation and potential liability amid growing concerns about offensive material being posted ... Read more

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Premier's anti-SLAPP law could kill her defamation suit

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s defamation action against opposition leader Patrick Brown may fall foul of her own government’s anti-SLAPP legislation, Toronto ... Read more

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Decision shows usefulness of anti-SLAPP legislation

A gravel pit company’s action against a critical local citizen for defamation has provided ammunition to proponents of Ontario’s controversial anti-SLAPP law, Toronto ... Read more

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Honesty, careful language key when posting online review

While the law does protect the right of Ontario consumers to post negative reviews written in “good faith,” commenters do still run the risk of being tied up ... Read more

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Winkler successful in landmark media libel case

A recent Ontario Superior Court ruling of criminal contempt resulted in a newspaper publisher being sentenced to 21 days in jail and levied with one of the highest ... Read more

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Decision highlights need for Libel and Slander Act update

Ontario’s Libel and Slander Act  (LSA) needs to be updated to reflect technological developments and the modern media landscape, says ... Read more

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Anti-SLAPP measures may have halted lawyer's successful defamation claim

A lawyer who won a defamation case against a prominent media commentator is fortunate that he launched his case before Ontario’s anti-SLAPP law came into force, says Toronto ... Read more

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