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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 […]

Authors:

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

Missing the Mark: Why the Post-Ghomeshi Outrage Makes Little Sense

Almost everyone has an opinion about one of the most followed trials in Canadian history. The Jian Ghomeshi trial left a trail of furious people in its path like an F5 tornado that veered off course. Many of those who are angry about the Ghomeshi trial allege that there was an injustice— that the Ghomeshi […]

Authors:

Melody Izadi
Melody is a criminal defence lawyer with the firm Caramanna Friedberg LLP, located in Toronto, Ontario.
 

Making a Mockery of the Justice System

The new Netflix obsession, Making a Murderer, is a sensation. Blogs, news programs, articles, magazines, newspapers and water cooler conversations are all immersed in the quest to answer the eternal question: did he do it? The evidence seems to point in both directions. The Netflix documentary itself shines heavy light on the absurdity and outrageousness […]

Authors:

Melody Izadi
Melody is a criminal defence lawyer with the firm Caramanna Friedberg LLP, located in Toronto, Ontario.
 


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