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Kent v Postmedia: The Largest Individual Defamation Award Given in Alberta

On June 8, 2016, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta released a 60-page ruling in the cases of Kent v. Martin,  and Kent v. Postmedia, awarding $150,000 in general damages for the print publication of a defamatory article, and a further $50,000 for continuing online publication. Costs of the legal proceedings remain to be […]

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Kent Jesse
Kent Jesse is a partner with the firm of McLennan Ross LLP in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Defamation by Hyperlink

Introduction The Supreme Court of Canada’s 2011 decision in the case of Crookes v. Newton is a prime example of how individual rights as ephemeral as reputation must be balanced with other freedoms, such as expression, in this powerful, evolving medium of the Internet. Facts Website owner Jon Newton posted an article on his site […]

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Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Kelsey Horvat
Kelsey Horvat recently earned her BComm from the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 


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