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Canadian Internet Law Update – 2018*
Hilton Worldwide Holding LLP v. Miller Thomson, 2018 FC 895, involved an appeal from a decision of the Registrar of Trademarks expunging the registration of the "Waldorf-Astoria" trademark registered for use in association
Canada
1 May 2019
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Denunciation By Whistleblowers: Was The Ex-Employee's Defamation Suit Abusive?
Can a senior executive who has been dismissed based on allegations made in an anonymous letter, and who has signed a release and discharge agreement with his employer.
Canada
15 Apr 2019
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If You Cannot Say Anything Nice, That May Just Be OK
The case of Adam Papp v Stokes Economic Consulting Inc. and Ernest Stokes raises the question of when a former employer may be held liable, including personally liable, for an unfavourable reference.
Canada
8 May 2017
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Canadian Internet Law Update – 2016
This paper summarizes selected developments in Canadian Internet law during 2016.
Canada
4 May 2017
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Top Tips To Avoid Liability For Blogs And Other Online Publications
Many companies encourage employees to blog or otherwise engage customers through social media.
Canada
27 Jun 2016
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Facebook Defamation Case Awards Significant Damages
Facebook users who angrily vent to online friends may think that they live in a magic bubble free of liability for defamation.
Canada
26 Apr 2016
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Teacher Awarded Damages For Defamatory Statements Made Against Her
In Jacqueline Catherine May v Rebecca Elizabeth Guzzo a teacher was awarded damages for defamatory statements made against her.
Canada
9 Mar 2015
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Internet Defamation
Weaver v. Corcoran, 2015 BCSC 165, involved a dispute over a series of National Post articles (published in both print and online) about global warming.
Canada
20 Feb 2015
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Are You Sure You Want To Give Your Assistant Access To Your E-mail?
You could get sued, although the lawyer in Medcalf v Walsh (SDNY, 9 April 2013) did manage to have the assistant’s action against him and his wife dismissed.
Canada
29 Aug 2013
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Social Media And Defamation
The increasing use of social media platforms to advertise or market businesses gives rise to some unique considerations for companies engaged in this activity.
Canada
24 Jun 2013
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All Hyperlinking Is Not "Fair Game": A Look At Crookes v. Newton
Generally, someone is prima facie liable for defamation when they publish to a third party who understands them, words concerning the plaintiff that have a tendency to lower the reputation of the plaintiff in society.
Canada
2 Apr 2012
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Common Law Privacy Rights: Ontario Court Of Appeal Recognizes Invasion Of Privacy Tort
The Ontario Court of Appeal in the case of Jones v. Tsige, 2012 ONCA 32, has explicitly recognized a common law tort for invasion of a person`s right to privacy, specifically the right to seclusion of one’s private affairs from the public eye – a legal issue that remains uncertain in some parts of Canada.
Canada
7 Feb 2012
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More Protection From Defamation Liability For Website Owners
The Supreme Court of Canada has just issued a judgment on the increasingly important issue of Internet defamation, in an appeal from a decision discussed in Dispute Resolution’s Winter 2010 edition.
Canada
23 Nov 2011
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An Overview Of Business Defamation
Traditionally, a reputation carefully fostered over decades could be lost in minutes through a defamatory comment. The Internet accelerates this destruction to mere seconds.
Canada
22 Nov 2011
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