In the recent judgment of William v. Kelowna (City) et al, 2012 BCSC 421, Mr. Justice Rogers dismissed an action in defamation and negligence against the City of Kelowna. The plaintiff, Ms. William, alleged that an employee of the …Keep reading
British Columbia Medical Association v. Aviva, 2011 BCSC 1399, decision rendered October 19, 2011
A plaintiff cannot circumvent a defendant’s insurance coverage for defamation by simply pleading that the publications were made with an intent to injure and with …Keep reading
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.
In contrast …Keep reading
The limitation period to commence an action for defamation in British Columbia is two years from the time of the publication, regardless of when the plaintiff becomes aware of the libel or slander.
Unlike some other torts, a claimant in …Keep reading