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A New Privacy Tort in Ontario: Publicity placing the Plaintiff in a False Light

In December 2019, a Superior Court judge awarded damages for the first time for a new privacy tort (“Publicity which places the plaintiff in a false light in the public eye”) in Yenovkian v. Gulian, 2019 ONSC 7279. This matter arose from an acrimonious divorce. The judge, Justice Kristjanson, found that the husband, Mr. Yenovkian, created websites on which he posted, among other things, allegations of child abuse against his wife, Ms. Gulian, and videos of their child purporting to show the damage done by the alleged abuse. He also accused his wife of other crimes including theft, kidnapping, and ... [more]

Ontario’s top court refuses to enforce judgment against Antigua and Barbuda

In a recent decision in H.M.B. Holdings Limited v. Antigua and Barbuda, 2020 ONCA 12, the Court of Appeal for Ontario upheld Mr. Justice Paul Perell’s decision to dismiss H.M.B. ... [more]

Ontario Superior Court Makes Defamation Judgments Against Anonymous Online Posters

In Theralase Technologies Inc. v. Lanter, 2020 ONSC 205, the plaintiffs sued anonymous posters on a website called Stockhouse.com (“Stockhouse”) for publishing defamatory content about them, including accusations of dishonesty ... [more]

Bad news for sports fans is good news for advertisers

With less than a month until Super Bowl LIV, football fans are looking forward to the big game. In a playoff season that has seen some serious upsets (The Patriots ... [more]

When can a member sue a Church, Club, or other Voluntary Association for treating them unfairly?

In Aga v. Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church of Canada, 2020 ONCA 10, the Ontario Court of Appeal affirmed when a voluntary association can be sued for failing to follow their ... [more]


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Misleading Pricing For Sports and Concert Tickets Costs StubHub $1.3 Million Penalty

StubHub, which bills itself as the world’s largest ticket marketplace with tickets available for over ... [more]

How Serious Must a Breach of Privacy be to Certify a Class Action?

In 2012, the Ontario Court of Appeal changed the face of privacy law in Ontario ... [more]

Two’s Company; Three’s A Crowd – Competition Tribunal Okays Vancouver Airport Authority’s Ability to Limit Number of In-Flight Caterers

The Canadian Competition Tribunal released a summary of its decision in The Commissioner of Competition ... [more]

Competition Bureau Seeks Intel on Anti-Competitive Conduct in the Digital Economy

Canada’s Competition Bureau has put out a call for information on alleged anti-competitive conduct in ... [more]
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