Monthly Archives: October 2011

A review of Damage Awards in Defamation

The experience of the past ten years confirms that very large damages in defamation cases in British Columbia are relatively rare. We can count only five cases since 2001 in which the damage awards were $200,000 or higher.

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Liability for hyperlinking after the Supreme Court of Canada’s Decision of Crookes v. Newton

The risk of being found liable in defamation for hyperlinking to another person’s defamatory publication lingers even after the Supreme Court of Canada decision of Crookes v. Newton, 2011 SCC 47

Many articles reporting on this recent Supreme Court …

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