Post Tagged with: "libel"

Facebook Comments Lead to Criminal Charges in Alberta

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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April 7, 2011 3 comments News

LawBuzz Libel Shutdown Sparks Messy Litigation

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.

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February 2, 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 Orders Thousands in Damages over Web Libel

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.

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July 18, 2008 Comments are Disabled News

B.C. Supreme Court Dismisses One Crookes Libel Suit

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. […]

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September 4, 2007 3 comments News