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18 Jun

Zak Sabbath’s defamation claim allowed to continue against Mandy Morbid

Friday, June 18, 2021James R.G. CookLitigationSocial Media, Facebook, Defamation, SLAPP, Libel

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In early 2019, a former model and adult film performer, Amanda Nagy also known as “Mandy Morbid,” posted a message on her Facebook page saying that Zak Smith, her former husband,  artist, tabletop role-playing game (RPG) creator and... 

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25 May

Summary judgment denied over defamatory TV show first aired in Pakistan

Tuesday, May 25, 2021Stephen A. ThieleLitigationTorts, Defamation, Summary Judgment, Libel, Slander

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Ontario’s Rules of Civil Procedure provide that where there is no genuine issue requiring a trial, summary judgment shall be granted. It has been determined by Ontario courts that this rule is...

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14 Sep

Fence Dispute Leads to $70,000 Defamation Judgment

Monday, September 14, 2020James R.G. CookLitigation, Real EstateDefamation, Small Claims Court, Libel, Slander

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A dispute between two neighbours over a fence led to a $70,000 judgment against an online activist who posted defamatory comments about one of the...

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15 Sep

From Print to Digital Newspapers, The Ontario Libel and Slander Act and Online Newspapers

Friday, September 15, 2017Dara HirbodLitigationLibel, Slander, Newspaper

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As technology continues to usher individuals towards online based content, it has initiated the mummification of printed media, spearheading a...

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