Defamation by Email?

Copying others on an email is not necessarily “publication” of a defamation The British Columbia Supreme Court considered when a defamation made by email can be said to have been “published” with its decision in Popat v MacLennan. The plaintiff … Continue reading

Text Messages as Hearsay Statements

Anonymity of cell phones helping to satisfy necessity criterion The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal considered the issue of the use of text messages as hearsay with its decision in R v Gerrior. This same question, in similar circumstances, had … Continue reading

Autocomplete as Defamation

Claim that Google defamed plaintiff by suggesting “triad” as search term coupled with his name to proceed to trial. Google lost a motion to prevent a defamation lawsuit from proceeding against it in the Hong Kong case Yeung v Google … Continue reading