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30 Jun

Defendant liable for defamatory tweets about university instructor

Thursday, June 30, 2022James R.G. CookLitigationDefamation, Social Media, Twitter

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As an Ontario court has previously recognized, Twitter is a rhetorically harsh speech environment. A stark difference in political or other views may be...

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3 Dec

Treatment of Digital Assets on Death

Friday, December 3, 2021Lindsay Ann HistropBusiness Law, Corporate LawSocial Media, Etherium, Litecoin, Ripple, Cardano, Dogecoin, Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT)

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“Water is a useful metaphor for digital assets; they are just as fluid, ever-changing, and dynamic, which presents both...

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18 Jun

Zak Sabbath’s defamation claim allowed to continue against Mandy Morbid

Friday, June 18, 2021James R.G. CookLitigationLibel, Defamation, Social Media, Facebook, SLAPP

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In early 2019, a former model and adult film performer, Amanda Nagy also known as “Mandy Morbid,” posted a message on her Facebook page saying that Zak Smith, her former husband,  artist, tabletop role-playing game (RPG) creator and... 

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27 Nov

Injunction to Remove Allegedly Defamatory Social Media Posts Dismissed

Friday, November 27, 2020James R.G. CookLitigationDefamation, Damages, BLM Movement, Social Media, Free Speech

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A recent case of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice illustrates the difficulties that a plaintiff may encounter when seeking to stop allegedly defamatory posts...

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