Defamation Defences – Qualified Privilege

Qualified privilege allows an otherwise defamatory publication to escape civil liability, if the person who made the defamatory expression had a duty to communicate, and the person who received it had a corresponding duty to receive the information.  It is based upon the idea that there are some things the public needs to know, and that the importance of expressing such knowledge may outweigh the protection of a particular person’s reputation.
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Defamation Defences – Fair Comment

The defence of fair comment allows for the free expression of opinions on matters of public interest.
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Defamation Defences – Responsible Communication

Defaming someone in a publication may be allowed by the courts if it's in the public interest and the author was diligent in their reporting.
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Overview of Ontario’s anti-SLAPP Law

Ontario has an anti-SLAPP law intended to encourage expression and debate on matters of public interest, by discouraging meritless lawsuits meant to stifle that expression.
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Winning Result: Anti-SLAPP Motion Dismissed

Defamation Lawyer, Gil Zvulony successfully defended an Anti-SLAPP that involved postings about a real estate agent on WeChat.
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Virtual Notary Public Services in Canada

We are offering remote notary public and commissioning services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Laid Off Due to Covid-19? You May be Entitled to Severance Pay

By Karen Zvulony, Toronto Employment Lawyer Due to the fallout from the Covid-19/ Corona-virus pandemic, many employers have had to layoff employees, that is they have temporarily reduced employee hours or have had to stop them completely.…
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Legal Questions facing Employees

The fear and danger of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused significant economic upheaval in Canada. Employees have had to cope with the crisis and adapt to the current reality. We have identified a number of legal issues in the form of…
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Legal Questions facing Employers

The fear and danger of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused significant economic upheaval in Canada. Businesses and individuals have had to cope with the crisis and adapt to the current reality. We have identified a number of legal issues…