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Category Archives: defamation

insurance claims

Posting Revenge Porn on the Internet – Better get ready to get sued! Ottawa accident and injury lawyer discusses new landmark case in Ontario

New Privacy Tort Recognized in Ontario – Tort of Revenge Porn and Other Privacy Torts – Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer discusses its impact The Ontario Superior Court has changed the law in Ontario in a decision in which the Court explicitly recognizes that the public disclosure of private images constitutes a privacy tort and that pecuniary damages may be awarded for the wrongful act. In the 2016 decision of Doe 464533 v. D., 2016 ONSC 514, the Ontario Superior Court addressed the issue of privacy torts in Ontario and expressly stated that the non consensual disclosure of private images can constitute a privacy tort. This case dealt with the non consensual distribution of intimate images in which the person depicted in the images sought damages for the disclosure. …

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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 …