Litigation Blog

“WhatsApp”, Your Honour?

February 26, 2019

In Nanda v. McEwan, 2019 ONSC 125, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (“ONSC”) considered whether a Deputy Judge erred in finding that WhatsApp messages were subject to the notice requirements in the Libel and Slander Act (the “Act”) which apply to newspapers and broadcasts.

Diligence in Reporting: Case Comment: Cronnox Inc. v. Lloyd’s Underwriters, 2018 ONSC 6437

January 11, 2019

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice’s decision in Cronnox Inc. v. Lloyd’s Underwriters serves as a lesson to insurers and those they insure to be diligent about reporting and covering claims under professional liability policies.

Online D- Rating is Defamatory but Fair Comment Defence Makes the Grade

September 10, 2018

Consumers today can easily consult a large number of online reviews before deciding where to shop, what to eat or what movie to watch. Review websites exist to provide consumers with opinions about various businesses to help individuals make informed decisions.