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Good Afternoon, Upon reading your story and going over what happened, with my extent knowledge in media law I have come to the conclusion that you will run into some legal troubles. You are looking at a defamation lawsuit. Firstly, I think it is important to understand what exactly that is, some possible defense options and as well as ways to avoid a lawsuit like this in the future. Understanding Defamation: According to Canadian law defamation can take two forms, slander and libel. Slander is defined as the defamation of a person, group, organization, product, government or country that was in the form on spoken words, sounds, sign language, or gestures. Libel is the same thing but the defamatory statement was made in written or printed…show more content…
(referring to website, further research should have been conducted) (5) The status of the information: the allegation may have already been subject of an investigation which commands respect. (6) The urgency: How important is it to communicate the information as quickly as possible? (7) Seeking balance: Whether comment was sought from the plaintiff, although this may be unnecessary, impractical, or obviously futile. (8) Reflecting balance: Whether the story contained the plaintiff’s side of the story. (9) The tone of the story: A publication or broadcast outlet can raise queries or call for an investigation without adopting allegations as statements of fact. (10) The overall circumstances of the story, including the timing of publication. Several judges have cited the case’s factors. The guidelines were found in Defamation Suits Can Be a Tricky Business By David A. Crerar Now in regards to dealing with a a libel defamation case, there are defences you can take and they are as follows; (White, A Primer on the Law of Defamation in Ontario) a) Truth: The first defense is the defense of truth, meaning that if a statement made is attacked as being defamatory, the defence can be made that the statement was truthful and therefore there was nothing false about the statement, meaning therefore, that the statement was not defamatory. (White,

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