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Australia
Gilchrist Connell
Google was ordered to pay damages for defamation, finding that the search engine was a publisher of the search results.
Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Google becomes a publisher of the defamatory results that its search engine returns to a user who enters a search query.
Marque Lawyers
The law can't cope with the inevitable increase in defamation litigation resulting from more, nasty online reviews.
Marque Lawyers
A defamation case that resulted in a very small payout proves again that defamation law is in serious need of reform.
Pointon Partners
Cautionary tale: employers, exercise care when communicating the reason an employee's employment came to an end.
Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Article notes that acts of defamatory can attract both civil & criminal liability, depending on their nature & seriousness.
Stacks Law Firm
Interesting case where a tourist won a defamation case against a broadcaster who reported that the tourist threw a coward punch.
Stacks Law Firm
This animal rights activists posted online maps of factory farms, slaughterhouses and "animal exploitation" facilities.
Canada
Bennett Jones LLP
This is an important decision for food service businesses for several reasons.
McLennan Ross LLP
Before you go to court, you should know what relief you want the court to give you. Courts can award a wide variety of damages, or financial remedies, to a party that suffered a wrong.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
Are you all in the clear for that questionable publication that you still host online, notwithstanding the legal threat of action received years ago? Depends where you are.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On March 2, 2020, the Ontario Superior Court granted summary judgment in Supreme Auto Group Inc. v. Toronto Police Services Board et al, 2020 ONSC 1223.
Gowling WLG
The Law Commission of Ontario's multi-year and multi-jurisdictional project to update defamation for the digital age has culminated in the release of a Final Report
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
On March 12, 2020, the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) released its long-awaited final report on Defamation Law in the Internet Age...
Dentons
In late 2019, the Ontario Superior Court recognized the tort of placing a person in a false light for the first time.
McMillan LLP
Amidst calls for legislative reform and enhanced powers for privacy regulators, Canadian courts are playing their own part in expanding the scope of individuals' privacy rights.
Cyprus
A. Karitzis & Associates L.L.C
Η δυσφήμιση διέπεται από τα άρθρα 17 μέχρι 24 του Περί Αστικών Αδικημάτων Νόμου Κεφ.148 (εφεξής «ΠΑΑΝ»).
India
Obhan & Associates
As a general rule, it is frowned upon to bring disrepute to a person. That general principle is integral enough for the law to be concerned with it. The Indian Penal Code ("Code") defines defamation as...
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
This paper aims to provide insight to a type of damages, i.e. 'exemplary damages', which is awarded by the judiciary on not so frequent occasions. This is followed by a comparison with various other types of damages.
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
The Hon'ble Supreme Court vide its judgement dated December 10, 2019, has clarified the position of intermediaries under Section 79 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 prior to its amendment.
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