Yearly Archives: 2013

Journalistic Source Privilege Applies to Content

In Kwok v. Canada (NSERC), 2013 ABQB 395, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench held  that journalistic source privilege applies to some of the contents of the information given to a journalist, even though the sources of the …

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Internet Defamation: Notice of Claim Served via Message Board

Earlier this year, the British Columbia Supreme Court allowed a plaintiff, Brian Burke, to serve his defamation claim via the message board on which the defamatory publications were posted. Service was thereafter effective on the defendants in the names of …

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Defamation Awards attract Court Ordered Interest

In the recent case of Dhillon v. Jaffer, 2013 BCSC 1860, the Honourable Mr. Justice Melnick had an opportunity to review the case law on whether interest is recoverable on an award for damages in a defamation action. Justice Melnick …

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Libel Tourism: Courting Foreign Litigants

The recent Supreme Court of Canada decision of Breeden v. Black, 2012 SCC 19, [2012] 1 S.C.R. 666 has reaffirmed that the tort of defamation occurs where the defamatory comment is published (i.e. read by a third party), even when …

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