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DEFAMATION - Practice - Publication - In mass media - Internet - Libel

Monday, August 28, 2017 @ 12:42 PM  

Appeal by the plaintiff from an order striking out his claim. The appellant was a rapper. He sued the respondents for libel as a result of an article that was written about him and published on the Toronto Star’s website and in the print edition. On December 5, 2013, the day after the article was published on the website, the appellant emailed the writer taking issue with the content of the article. There was no further communication between the parties until 16 months later, in April...