Defamation

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 appropriate forum, the statement of claim must sufficiently focus on the plaintiff’s Canadian reputation and damage to it in Ontario, Toronto lawyer and mediator Howard Winkler and lawyer Eryn Pond write in the Toronto Law Journal . Read more

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, Toronto lawyer and mediator Howard Winkler tells Newstalk 610 . Read more

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 Brian Radnoff tells AdvocateDaily. com . Read more

‘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 documents, they should produce them, Toronto defamation lawyer and appellate counsel Brian Radnoff tells The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

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

By Alexey Manasuev . Part III: Asset value threshold for FATCA reporting Read more

'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 the "most egregious" defamation in Canadian history. See Global News Sun Media Toronto Star Yahoo News Read more

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 about her. Read more

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 CTV, reports Global News. Read more

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 online, Toronto commercial litigation and defamation lawyer Brian Radnoff tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

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 litigator and mediator Howard Winkler tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

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 defamation lawyer Brian Radnoff tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

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 in expensive litigation, Toronto litigator and mediator Howard Winkler told The Larry Fedoruk Show on Newstalk 610 CKTV. Read more

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 damages awards for spreading a false statement about a Canadian senator, says Toronto litigator and mediator Howard Winkler . Read more

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 Toronto defamation lawyer Brian Radnoff. Read more

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 defamation lawyer Brian Radnoff . Read more