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Ontario Superior Court recognizes new cause of action addressing internet harassment

Canada - February 9 2021 In Caplan v. Atas (Caplan), Justice Corbett took the extraordinary step of recognizing a new common law tort of internet harassment in response to an…

Swetha Popuri, Karin Sachar

Ontario Court of Appeal applies “anti-SLAPP” framework to dismiss negligence claim

Canada - January 21 2021 The Court of Appeal for Ontario has just released a pair of noteworthy decisions [PDF] on Ontario’s anti-SLAPP legislation. They provide a useful…

Graham Buitenhuis

No compensable loss, no class action: repair program defeats certification motion

Canada - October 14 2020 Evidence of compensable loss is a fundamental prerequisite for a class action. An Ontario court recently applied that principle to deny certification…

Waleed Malik

La Cour suprême du Canada reformule les critères des dispositions législatives contrant les poursuites-bâillons

Canada - September 14 2020 Le 10 septembre 2020, la Cour suprême du Canada (la « Cour ») a rendu deux décisions très attendues dans le cadre de deux appels concernant les…

Graham Buitenhuis, Karin Sachar

Supreme Court rearticulates test under Ontario “anti-SLAPP” legislation

Canada - September 14 2020 On September 10, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada released a pair of highly anticipated decisions on two appeals addressing the test to be applied…

Graham Buitenhuis, Karin Sachar