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Racki v Racki 2021 NSSC 46
This NSSC decision confirms the existence of the tort of public disclosure of private facts in Nova Scotia.

Levant v Demelle 2021 ONSC 1074
The ONSC dismissed this defamation action, finding that the plaintiff had not led any specific evidence that any specific...

Rebel News v. Al Jazeera Media 2021 ONSC 1035
Al Jazeera succeeds in its anti-SLAPP motion against Rebel News.

Giustra v Twitter Inc 2021 BCSC 54
BCSC decision on jurisdiction in defamation case where movie mogul's lawsuit against Twitter is allowed to proceed in BC.

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Alan Rusbridger, chair of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University and a member of Facebook’s Oversight Board, is now talking with Anna Maria Tremonti for a Canadian Journalism Foundation event called News and How to Use it. #JTalksLive

Another privacy tort recognized in NS. Hey self-publishers: it’s well worth hiring a lawyer to give pre-pub and clearance advice. #privacy #torts https://twitter.com/SM_Law/status/1365410056498479105

Updated today: Chief Justice Morawetz's Supplementary Notice to the Profession and Litigants in Civil and Family Matters Regarding the Caselines Pilot, E-Filing, and Fee Payment, now on the SCJ website: https://www.ontariocourts.ca/scj/notices-and-orders-covid-19/supplementary-notice-september-2-2020/

Canadian and U.S. journalists look back at press freedom under the Trump administration at “Speaking Truth to Power,” co-hosted by CPJ and @CJFE on Tuesday, February 23, at 7 p.m.

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