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Proving & Defending Defamation Claims in Ontario

Defamation is a false oral or written statement made by one party to another regarding…

Failure to Disclose Settlement Agreement to Other Defendants Constitutes Abuse of Process

Parties to litigation have ongoing disclosure obligations, including a plaintiff’s responsibility to disclose a settlement…

Court of Appeal Clarifies Modern and Flexible Approach to Defamation Pleadings

To successfully make a claim against another party for defamation, a plaintiff must prove certain…

Online Employer Reviews not a Matter of Public Interest

We have previously written about defamation cases involving individuals who had posted their opinions of…

Ontario Nurses Disciplined for Covid Comments Launch Libel Suit

As a professional, being the subject of an investigation or disciplinary hearing is not something…

Former OPP Deputy Commissioner Appeals Defamation Case Against Premier

Defamation is a statement made to a third party that is false and damaging to…

Guelph Clinic Sues Couple for $6 Million Over Social Media Posts

People are entitled to express their opinions online, however, when those posts are untrue and…

Ontario Court Introduces Tort of Internet Harassment

The internet has opened up new avenues for communication over the past twenty-five years, allowing…

A Bad Rating for an Ontario Doctor Results in Defamation Finding

Professionals work hard to build their reputations and often rely in large part on word…

Law Commission of Ontario Recommends Defamation Reform

Defamation is a statement made to a third party that is false and damaging to…