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Keeping things in context: B.C. Court of Appeal considers the roles of context and public debate in defamation cases

The B.C. Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Northwest Organics, Limited Partnership v. Fandrich demonstrates the importance of keeping things in context when determining whether an allegedly defamatory statement has a defamatory meaning.

 

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Blowing the whistle is just the beginning of the whistleblower journey

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I’ve been studying fraud and white collar-crime for over 20 years. Never would I think that I’d be accused of making a fraudulent claim against a company that had wronged me. And yet, I’ve recently been accused of exactly that.

 

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Cyber-insurance: What you need to know?

A question that I often get from clients is one about cyber-insurance. In light of the recent passing of Bill S-4, better known as the Digital Privacy Act, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Act has now been amended to include mandatory breach notification provisions. While these mandatory breach notification provisions are not yet in force, it is a good time to review your cyber-insurance coverage.

 

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Ego vs. injury – Why pursuing defamation claims is not always about the money

A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice is an example of how hurt feelings and damaged egos may not necessarily be a good reason to sue for defamation.

 

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