Defamation at a Crossroads: Trends and Developments


Friday, September 14, 2018 (09:00 AM-12:00 PM)

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2 h 30 m Substantive
30 m Professionalism

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Page Count: 51

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  • Brian Radnoff
    Lerners LLP

The law of defamation evolves quickly. Are you up to speed? For example, are you aware the Court of Appeal of Ontario recently relaxed some of the pleading requirements? Or are you familiar with the new developments in notice requirements and how far their terms extend, particularly for non-media defendants, as well as what's new with limitation periods? You can count on our presenters to have their fingers on the pulse.

  • Consider the Law Reform Commission Project and Discussion Paper
  • Analyze potential outcomes of modernizing the Libel and Slander Act and how best to deal with internet-based claims and intermediaries
  • Find out the key implications of Anti-SLAPP legislation


  • Andrew BernsteinTorys LLP
  • Andrea GonsalvesStockwoods LLP
  • Andrew MacDonaldBersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP
  • Brian RadnoffLerners LLP
  • Jeffrey SaikaleyCazaSaikaley SRL/LLP
  • Paul SchabasBlake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Rebecca ShoomLerners LLP

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