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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. …

dog attacks

Pain and Suffering Damages – Emotional Distress Caused by a Dog Injuring or Killing Your Dog? Ontario Dog Liability Lawyer Explains!

Can a dog attack injury victim obtain compensation for emotional distress in an Ontario dog bite cases? In a dog owners liability case, the main statute to consider (other than local by-laws), is the Dog Owners Liability Act of Ontario. That statute imposes strict liability on dog owners for payment of compensation to persons injured by dogs. Section 2 of that Act provides for liability where a dog has bitten or attacked a person “or domestic animal”. The term domestic animal was added to the Act recognizing that dogs can attack persons and other animals and cause injury. In general terms, a domestic animal is considered an animal that belongs to a species that is not wild by nature. One case often relied upon by personal injury lawyers …