BPC Bulletin: Ontario Judge Rules Against Anonymous Defendants in Online Defamation Dispute
In an Ontario courtroom, a judge recently ruled against several anonymous defendants who had posted defamatory messages on the Internet.
However, the victorious plaintiffs still don’t know who most of the defendants are. The plaintiffs could also face difficulty when they try to collect the money that the judge awarded to pay for the damage to their reputations.
Justice Frederick Myers of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled on this unusual case — Theralase Technologies Inc. v. Lanter — on January 13, 2020.
In The Lawyer’s Daily, Ian Burns reports:
In the Law Times, Anita Balakrishnan reports:
Colin Perkel of the Canadian Press reports:
In The ChronicleHerald, Russell Wangersky comments:
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