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Month: September 2021 (Page 1 of 2)

Libel: Section 13 of the Defamation Act 2013, Removal orders against non-parties – Adham Harker

Section 13(1) of the Defamation Act 2013 allows a Court to order that a non-party to cease communicating a defendant’s defamatory statement.  Such an order can be made against a website operator, requiring them to remove the statement (section 13(a)), or any person who was not the author, editor or publisher of the defamatory who is distributing, selling or exhibiting material containing the statement (section 13(b)).  Such orders are made after a claimant has obtained judgment. Continue reading

Case Law, Canada: ES v Shillington, Damages of $155,000 award for new privacy tort – Craig Xu

In the case of ES v Shillington (2021 ABQB 739) by Madam Justice Avril Inglis of Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench in awarded a total of total $460,000 of damages for assault, sexual assault, battery, and intentional infliction of mental distress, including $155,000 for damages suffered as a result of the defendant sharing sexual images of the plaintiff on the internet without her consent. Continue reading

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