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other accidents

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 …

dog attacks

Who is considered an “owner” of a dog in Ontario dog bite cases?

In a dog owners liability case, who is considered an owner of the dog. That question is answered specifically in the Dog Owners Liability Act of Ontario. Section 1 of that act defines owner as “when used in relation to a dog, includes a person who possesses or harbours the dog and, where the owner is a minor, the person responsible for the custody of the minor”. The definition is reasonably wide and will include any persons who have control over a dog. Moreover, section 2(2) of the Act provides that where there is more than one owner of a dog, the owners are jointly and severally liable. In reading the definition of owner under the Act, it includes a person who harbors a dog. What is considered …