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.
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Defamation Apologies

Should a person who defamed someone apologize publicly? What are the potential legal benefits and risks to making such apologies?

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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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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Defamation Law, Strategic Lawsuits, and Politics

Toronto Defamation lawyer Gil Zvulony spoke recently with the CBC about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's threat of defamation proceedings against opposition leader Andrew Scheer. Mr. Zvulony thought that Trudeau's faced an uphill battle in court and any lawsuit in Ontario would likely get dismissed under Ontario's anti-Gag Proceedings law.

Defamation in the Workplace

What are the legal repercussions when someone is the subject of a false and damaging statement in the workplace. Are there any special considerations that apply to the workplace?

Top Ten 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.

Bad Reviews and Defamation Law in Canada

Toronto Internet and Defamation Lawyer, Gil Zvulony sat down with CBC's Carol MacNeil to discuss the legal issues surrounding negative online reviews.

Rob Ford Defamation Case

Gil Zvulony, Toronto Defamation Lawyer, recently spoke to Law Times about the Ontario Court of Appeal's decision in the defamation case of Foulidis v. Ford.  Gil Zvulony, noted the importance of naming the right parties in a defamation lawsuit,…