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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] Full article

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] Full article

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] Full article

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] Full article


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Karen Bernofsky

Karen Bernofsky

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Karen Bernofsky is a strong advocate with a focus on commercial litigation and delivering cost-effective solutions. She advises and represents clients in a broad range of complex insurance matters, construction matters and commercial disputes, including breach of contract and invoice disputes. Karen is also a skilled negotiator with a proven track record in effective mediation advocacy. She has appeared before all levels of courts and administrative tribunals in Ontario as well as before the Federal Court of Canada.

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Kyle Taylor

Kyle Taylor

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Kyle Taylor is an experienced competition and commercial litigator. He has built a distinctly diverse practise, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in cutting edge competition cases and class actions, as well as all manner of business disputes, including corporate, contract, securities, fraud and malfeasance, real estate, and international litigation. Having practised for many years in New York, Kyle is rare among litigators to combine expertise in American litigation with a Canadian litigation practise. He has experience in major jurisdictions in both countries, including state, provincial, federal, and appellate courts. The breadth and versatility of his practise uniquely benefit clients from either side of the border, no matter the case or what side of the “v.” they appear. Kyle started his legal career as a law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Joseph L. Tauro of the District of Massachusetts. Before joining Affleck Greene McMurtry, Kyle practised in the New York office of the global litigation firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. At Quinn Emanuel, Kyle represented Fortune 500 companies and individuals alike in competition cases, class actions, and a variety of commercial disputes.

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