‘No legal cover for online defamatory comments “dressed up as reviews”, BC court rules’

“Every weekday, shortly after rising at 4 am, veteran defamation lawyer Roger McConchie is at his home-office desk searching for the latest court judgments in Canadian defamation cases, most of which now involve instances of cyber-libel. One recent ruling, however, did not require much digging. The mainstream media widely reported on Peterson v Deck 2021 BCSC 1670, in which the British Columbia Supreme Court ordered a woman to remove negative comments she posted in 2018 on her blog and on Google Reviews …” (more)

[Christopher Guly, The Lawyer’s Daily, 10 September]

First posted 2021-09-11 12:00:56

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