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25 Nov

Defamatory statements made in a pleading are immune to attack

Friday, November 25, 2022Stephen A. ThieleLitigationDefences, Torts, Defamation, Absolute Privilege

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The law of defamation permits a defendant to raise specialized defences to defeat a claim. The most common defences are...

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18 Nov

Damages in a defamation action

Friday, November 18, 2022Stephen A. ThieleLitigationDamages, Torts, Defamation

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Reputational harm is serious. It can have devastating impacts on the person whose reputation has...

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15 Nov

Female mining executive’s defamation claim against government employee allowed to proceed

Tuesday, November 15, 2022Stephen A. ThieleLitigationTorts, SLAPP, Defamation

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Ontario and British Columbia are the only two common law provinces that have anti-SLAPP legislation. This legislation permits the early dismissal of claims that...

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2 Nov

75-day house arrest ordered for contempt in a defamation case

Wednesday, November 2, 2022Stephen A. ThieleLitigationTorts, Contempt of Court, Defamation

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In a previous blog dated June 30, 2022, my colleague James Cook wrote about the award granted to a university....

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