Maybe You Shouldn’t Have Tagged Him…

Accused convicted of witness intimidation via Facebook post In R. v. Favel, Judge Snell of the Saskatchewan Provincial Court presided over the trial of the accused for the offence colloquially referred to as “witness intimidation” (under s. 423(1)(b) of the … Continue reading

Dad gets defamation damages against daughter

Crowd-funding campaign smeared father’s reputation In an uncontested hearing on damages in Zall v. Zall after default judgement, the British Columbia Supreme Court has awarded a father $135,000 in damages after his daughter defamed him in connection with a “GoFundMe” … Continue reading

The All-Seeing Google Eye

Slip and fall plaintiff uses Google Earth shots to prove unsafe walking conditions In Collard v. Montreal (Ville de), Justice Mark Peacock of the Quebec Superior Court presided over the trial of a negligence action brought by the plaintiff against … Continue reading

Home Depot settles data breach class action

No harm to the class members and counsel fess dramatically cut Following a well-publicized data breach involving malware installed on Home Depot’s self check out kiosks, two Canadian firms launched class action lawsuits which have now been settled in Lozanski … Continue reading