Tag Archives: defamation

Damages for Online Defamation

[…] the Internet is also potentially a medium of virtually limitless international defamation [emphasis added].

–  R.A. Blair J.A., Ontario Court of Appeal quoting Matthew Collins, The Law of Defamation and the Internet (Oxford University Press, 2001)

The hay day for people to retreat to the internet and anonymously and publicly defame others behind a veil of secrecy, without feat of liability, are coming to an end.

Defamation on the Internet

The internet has changed a lot of things.  Not the least of which is the amount, frequency and scope of defamation.  This article outlines the impact of the internet on peoples’ ability to defame and be defamed, and touches on how to track down, identify, and sue defaming individuals.

Norwich orders: pre-action discovery

When a potential claimant has been wronged but lacks essential information necessary to commence a claim a Norwich Orders can be a useful tactic to fill in the blanks by compelling a third party to provide the claimant with the missing information.