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FOR TORTS - Affecting the person - Defamation - Method of publication - Internet

Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 9:39 AM  

Appeal by the defendants from an award of damages for defamation. The respondent was a chartered accountant. He and the individual defendants were business associates and members of Toronto’s Orthodox Jewish Community. Following a business disagreement, the appellants commenced litigation against the respondent. The litigation eventually settled. However, the appellants were unhappy with some of the terms of the settlement and subsequently began an internet defamation campaign against the respondent. The campaign was designed to harm the respondent’s personal and professional reputations and involved internet postings...