Year: 2017


R v George 2017 ONSC 5256
An Ontario court approved an order based on the access to exhibits protocol routinely used by courts in British Columbia.


United Soils Management Ltd v Mohammed 2017 ONSC 4450
The ONSC dismissed a defamation suit against an Ontario teacher under s. 137.1 of the Courts of Justice Act (anti-SLAPP) finding that "the balance in this case lies to the favour of protecting the freedom of expression as opposed to permitting the action to continue".


Cedrom-SNI inc c Dose Pro inc 2017 QCCS 3383
The plaintiff newspapers and their online publisher were found to have had their copyright breached and the defence of fair dealing was found NOT to apply.


Khuja v Times Newspapers Limited and others 2017 UKSC 49
The UKSC refused to grant an injunction that would have prevented the newspapers from identifying a man (Khuja) initially arrested, but subsequently released, in a long-running investigation into child prostitution in the Oxford area.


John v Ballingall 2017 ONCA 579
The ONCA has confirmed that an online newspaper is a "newspaper" within the meaning of the Ontario Libel and Slander Act, and subject to the same libel notice and limitation period as a print article.