Articles about Defamation Law

In the News – Online Obscenity

Toronto Internet Lawyer discussed the legality of posting the Luka Magnotta video on the Best Gore website with the national and international media. Mr. Zvulony took the position that the posting of the video violated Canada's obscenity laws.

Time Limits for a Defamation Lawsuit in Ontario

Toronto Defamation Lawyer, Gil Zvulony discusses the minefield of limitation periods in defamation lawsuits. He advises that anyone who believes that they have been defamed has a positive duty to make reasonable inquiries to ascertain knowledge of the defamation.

In the News: Rob Ford and Sarah Thomson

Toronto defamation lawyer Gil Zvulony was quoted by several media outlets with respect to the Rob Ford and Sara Thomson dispute.  He was asked whether some of the public comments crossed into defamation territory.  You can read a National…

Internet Defamation in Canada

Toronto Defamation Lawyer Gil Zvulony spoke to reporter Kip Keen in 2012 about Cyber Libel in Canada.  Below is a copy of the transcript of that interview  (reproduced with the permission of Kip Keen). KIP KEEN: I would expect you are…

In the News: George Foulidis v. Rob Ford

On November 13, 2012 Toronto Defamation Lawyer Gil Zvulony appeared on CFRB 1010 to discuss the trial of Foulidis v. Ford.
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Defamation and Anonymous Postings on the Internet

When will an internet service provider be ordered to provide personal information about one of it's customers? The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) recently released dealt with this issue in the case of A.B. v. Bragg Communications. The case involved a child was who was bullied and subjected to sexualized defamatory content online. A fake profile was created on Facebook containing photos of the plaintiff, as well as sexually explicit details about the plaintiff, much of which was false and damaging.

The Enforcement of American Defamation Judgments in Canada

by Toronto Defamation Law and International Law lawyer, Gil Zvulony International Comity and Reciprocity as a basis for Enforcement of US Judgments in Canada It is extremely common for Canadian Courts to recognize and enforce US Judgments…

Top 10 Tips for Internet Defamation Victims

This article explores ten essential tips for dealing with defamation on the internet. It provides some simple and practical advice to people who have been libeled on the internet, including how to determine the severity of the defamation, whether the posting is defamatory, and whether it is worth suing over.
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Defamation in Online Forums

Because the statement was made in an online forum, it was not considered derogatory since there was the opportunity, and even expectation to challenge or provide context to the statement.
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In the News: Toronto Internet Lawyer discusses

Toronto Internet Lawyer Gil Zvulony recently discussed the legalities of the website and how the libel laws of Canada and the United States apply with Metro News.  Gil Zvulony was quoted as saying: My concern is that a lot…
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In the News: Our Lawyer Quoted in Law Times

Gil Zvulony's opinion was recently sought by Law Times regarding a British Columbia defamation and privacy case.