The law around malicious prosecution is still emerging

A Toronto lawyer who is suing the police for malicious prosecution and defamation after she was accused of smuggling drugs into a courthouse and arrested in front of colleagues and clients will have to prove that officers had a primary purpose other than that of carrying the law into effect, says Toronto civil litigator Sarah O’Connor. Read more

Radnoff: Bill 52 as drafted is 'terrible'

The provincial government’s proposed legislation addressing strategic litigation against public participation (SLAPP) is "terrible" as drafted and might have unintended effects, Toronto commercial litigator and defamation lawyer Brian Radnoff tells Lawyers Weekly . Read more

Proposed anti-SLAPP legislation unfair, problematic

The province of Ontario announced earlier this month that it is reintroducing legislation “to stop litigation brought to stifle opposition to issues of public interest,” reports Canadian Lawyer Inhouse . Read more

Libel, defamation evolving in increasingly digital world

As more media content shifts from print into the digital sphere, commercial litigator and defamation lawyer Brian Radnoff tells Canadian Lawyer that the practice areas of libel and defamation are also shifting. Read more

Ford case highlights importance of suing right parties

A defamation case involving Toronto Mayor Rob Ford that was dismissed by the Court of Appeal highlights the importance of suing the right party, commercial litigator and defamation lawyer Brian Radnoff tells Law Times . Read more

OCA upholds Rob Ford victory in defamation suit

TORONTO – Ontario's highest court has upheld a legal victory for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford against a restaurant owner who had sued him for defamation. Read more