Post Tagged with: "defamation"

Supreme Court Grants Leave In Defamation Linking Case

The Supreme Court of Canada today granted leave to appeal in the Crookes v. Newton case, which involves alleged online defamation and the liability for linking to a defamatory article. Update: Coverage from Canwest on the implications of the case.

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April 1, 2010 3 comments News

Canadian Supreme Court Establishes “Responsible Communication” Defence in Defamation Cases

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:

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December 22, 2009 8 comments News

B.C. Court of Appeal Rules No Liability For Linking

The B.C. Court of Appeal has issued an important new ruling on the prospect of liability for linking to allegedly defamatory content.  Crookes v. Newton involved Wayne Crookes, who has filed several Internet defamation suits (including one against me) and Jon Newton, publisher of  A divided court upheld a […]

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September 16, 2009 7 comments News

Shaw Files Suit Against Novus Over Claims

The CBC reports that Shaw has filed a defamation suit against Novus over its claims about Shaw's aggressive pricing in Vancouver.

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August 25, 2009 2 comments News

Court of Appeal Upholds Web Defamation Decision

The Globe and Mail reports that the Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a $40,000 defamation award arising from Internet postings.

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December 17, 2008 2 comments News