Litigation Blog

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

September 10, 2018

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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.
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DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS: Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Ontario in the Entertainment Law Context

July 18, 2018

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A recent decision from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in a dispute involving a film production agreement highlights the “generous and liberal approach” taken by Canadian courts with respect to the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. Even where the judgment includes both monetary and injunctive relief (including orders to take down all social media posts), the Ontario court will tend to adhere to the spirit of upholding the obligations created by the foreign judgment.
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Do I have to tell my insurer about this?

July 18, 2018

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It can sometimes be unclear whether you need to let your professional liability insurer know about a potential claim.  You certainly don’t want to jeopardize your coverage, but neither do you want to trigger an avoidable premium increase.
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