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The use of Facebook to defame someone ! Watch Out ! Ottawa Injury Lawyer comments on growing case law protecting victims.

Facebook and Defamation – Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer comments on law and tort of breach of privacy The Courts, with changing times and ever changing technological advances does adapt to ensure wrongful acts (called torts in law) are recognized and victims are properly compensated. In the recent 2015 case of Hardev Kumar v. Vinod Khurana, the Court found in favour of an individual who was defamed. In doing so, the Court considered comments posted on Facebook which were ultimately found to be libelous (published false statement). The Court found that persons could be defamed (which includes spoken and written words) by means of internet communication such as postings on Facebook. In this case, the Defendant posted statements on the Plaintiff’s Facebook page that suggested that the Plaintiff was …

Car Accident Injury Victims Suffer Another Hit by Changes to the Insurance Act of Ontario

Catastrophic determinations under the Insurance Act of Ontario The definition of catastrophic impairment changed in 2010. It will change again in 2016 and it is not good news for car accident injury victims. The changes to the definition may make it more difficult for injured persons to claim “catastrophic impairment” in motor vehicle accidents in Ontario. For collisions that occur on or after September 1, 2010 but before June 1, 2016 the definition of a catastrophic impairment is as follows: In Ontario, the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS), define in his clauses 2(1.2)(f) and (g) what we can consider as a catastrophic impairment. Basically, the law define it as follow: For the purposes of this Regulation, a catastrophic impairment caused by an accident is, paraplegia or quadriplegia; the …