Category: Tort Cases

  • British Columbia Supreme Court Awards Damages in Defamation and Trespass Case: Sauck v. Carr

    The Supreme Court of British Columbia recently made headlines with a compelling case of defamation and trespass involving a series of online attacks and physical property damage. In the case of Sauck v. Carr, the court issued a $253,500 verdict that underscores the serious legal consequences of malicious behavior both online and offline. Defamation Claims:…

  • Liability of Cities In Canada

    Cities in Canada can be held liable for negligence claims, even if the injuries result from policy decisions. In Nelson (City) v. Marchi 2021 SCC 41, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that cities owe a duty of care to people in their cities even when an injury results from a so called policy decision. What…

  • File a defence or bring a motion to dismiss a SLAPP case?

    Do I file a defence or bring a motion to dismiss a SLAPP case? Ontario enacted an anti-SLAPP statute to stop “strategic lawsuits against public participation” defamation cases in 2015. In¬†United Soils Management Ltd. v. Katie Mohammed, 2017 ONSC 904,¬†COURT FILE NO.: CV-16-560261, the Ontario Superior Court decided that since the defendant filed her motion…