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Thursday, December 22, 2016 @ 7:00 PM  

Motion by the defendant, Bent, to dismiss a libel action by the plaintiff, Platnick, pursuant to s. 137.1 of the Courts of Justice Act (CJA). The defendant was a lawyer who was the president-elect of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA), an association of plaintiff-side personal injury lawyers. OTLA members were able to subscribe to a confidential automated electronic mailing list. The defendant sent an email to the list’s subscribers describing an incident that occurred during her representation of a client in a catastrophic injury claim,...