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Chopak v Patrick 2020 ONSC 5431
This ONSC decision addresses meanings, fair comment, malice, and damages on the internet in helpful ways.

Bent v Platnick 2020 SCC 23
In a 5-4 decision, the majority of the SCC ruled that the defamation lawsuit should be allowed to continue.

1704604 Ontario Ltd v Pointes Protection Association 2020 SCC 22
The SCC ruled that the public interest in the environmental group’s right to speak out far outweighed any harm...

R v Evans 2020 OCJ
The Ontario Court of Justice lifted a s. 486.4 publication ban.

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Ontario limitation periods and procedural timelines resume today. @AgathaWong13 discusses how to calculate your new deadlines. https://www.linkedin.com/posts/dmg-advocates-llp_bulletin-time-stops-standing-still-activity-6711371486600552448-ekX4

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The SCC's 5/4 split in Platnick v. Bent highlights the challenge of determining what (non-frivolous) cases can succeed on a s.137.1 motion. In my view, the legislation should be amended to create clear criteria for the type of cases that qualify. https://twitter.com/RyderGilliland/status/1304055244020744192

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