Allegedly defamatory comments posted on Facebook by an Alberta resident has led to criminal charges. The accused will appear in court on Friday.
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Lawbuzz, a Canadian online chat site devoted to the legal profession, has shut down following a libel lawsuit. The Law Times reports that an Ontario lawyer is speaking out against the site for failing to protect the identity of confidential posters.
This morning the Supreme Court of Canada established a new defence in defamation cases in Grant v. Torstar Corp., which it is calling the "responsible communication" defence. The defence is designed to provide greater protection for communications on matters of public interest. The court establishes several conditions to the test, including the scope of its application. In a big win for new media and bloggers, it concludes that the defence applies broadly:
A B.C. court has ordered a Nanaimo man to pay an Australian man more than $179,000 in damages arising from hundreds of libelous statements made on multiple websites during a four year period.
The British Columbia Supreme Court today dismissed with costs one of the Crookes libel lawsuits. The suit against Yahoo!, MySpace and a group of individual defendants, which centred on postings on a Yahoo Groups forum, was dismissed on jurisdictional grounds. Yahoo successfully argued that it was not subject to B.C. […]