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3 Mar

Defaming a professional can be costly

Wednesday, March 3, 2021Stephen A. ThieleLitigationAlberta, Advertising, Alberta Dental Association

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The law of defamation is unique in that general damages are awarded at-large. There is no upper ceiling for an award and there is little value to be gained in attempting to compare...

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3 Jun

Facebook To Pay $9 Million Penalty Under Canada’s Competition Act

Wednesday, June 3, 2020Kenneth Jull, Ian SpiegelLitigationAdvertising, Compliance, Administrative Monetary Penalty

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On May 19, 2020 the Competition Bureau announced that Facebook Inc. will pay a $9 million administrative monetary penalty (“AMP”), and an additional $500,000 for the costs of the Bureau’s investigation, after...

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5 Dec

Advertisers Beware

Tuesday, December 5, 2017James R.G. CookLitigationSmall Claims Court, Ontario, Advertising

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How much is your physical image worth if it is used in an advertisement without your permission? A recent decision of the Ontario Superior of Justice (Ottawa Small Claims Court) addressed this...

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