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Lerners LLP | Canada | 30 Nov 2022

Half a Million is Too Much for Defamation

In a recent decision on a defamation claim, the Manitoba Court of Appeal (“MBCA”) reduced a $500,000.00 jury award by 90 percent, deeming it “wholly…
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Barry.Nilsson. Lawyers | Australia | 21 Nov 2022

‘Serious harm’ test has teeth

On 1 July 2021, the Defamation Act 2005 (NSW) was amended by the introduction of section 10A. This new provision means that it is now 'an element of…
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Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC | USA | 1 Nov 2022

(Another!) Litigation From The World of Chess

This post is about the recently filed defamation case brought by a 19-year old American chess player named Hans Moke Niemann against world champion…
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Lerners LLP | Canada | 26 Oct 2022

How Much ‘Plead’ Do You Need? COA Addresses Pleadings in Defamation Claims

In PMC York Properties Inc. v. Siudak 2022 ONCA 635, the Court of Appeal for Ontario considered the level of particulars required in pleadings in…
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Sydney Criminal Lawyers | Australia | 21 Oct 2022

Pauline Hanson Loses Defamation Case

One Nation Leader Pauline Hanson has built a political career on falsely identifying and demonising perceived threats for her own political gain, and…
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Bristows | United Kingdom | 20 Oct 2022

Reputation in the metaverse

Whether our current defamation laws can stretch to answer the various questions that may arise in the context of the metaverse will only become clear…
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Pantheon Chambers | Hong Kong, Singapore | 18 Oct 2022

Social Media and Defamation: 5 Lawsuit Lessons

The recent Singapore case of Rachel Wong and Olivia Wu is a timely reminder to legal practitioners and victims of social…
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Ashurst | Australia, United Kingdom | 13 Oct 2022

The kids are not all right - An update on the operation of serious harm in defamation matters

On 5 October 2022, the New South Wales Court of Appeal upheld Gibson DCJ's decision at first instance that the Appellant had failed to discharge the…
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Johnson Winter Slattery | Australia, United Kingdom | 7 Oct 2022

Defamation case dismissed in first application of the new serious harm test

Proceedings involving a Facebook direct message allegation of stolen scissors have been cut short by her Honour Judith Gibson DCJ in the first test…
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Miller Thomson LLP | Canada, USA | 29 Sep 2022

Anti-SLAPP motion protects TCDSB trustees from defamation claim

In Volpe v. Wong-Tam 2022 ONSC 3106, the Ontario Superior Court granted an anti-SLAPP motion and dismissed a defamation suit against City of Toronto…
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