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Libel, 3rd Edition

Libel, 3rd Edition
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Libel, 3rd Edition

Libel, 3rd Edition guides you through the thicket of rules, exceptions, shifting onuses and other legal considerations. Coverage includes cases decided since publication of the 2nd edition in 2010, what constitutes defamation, the remedies available, defences available and how defamation ties into privacy laws. The book combines all commentary and analysis into a convenient, user-friendly volume.


Country: Canada
Format: Hardcover Book
Publication Language: English
ISBN: 9780433477730
Publication Date: 2014-10-31



A Clear, Comprehensive and Current Statement of the Law

Canadian Libel law is designed to strike a balance between two essential values - protection from harmful comment on one side and protection of free expression on the other.

Libel, 3rd Edition guides you through the thicket of rules, exceptions, shifting onuses and other legal considerations. Coverage includes cases decided since publication of the 2nd edition in 2010, what constitutes defamation, the remedies available, defences available and how defamation ties into privacy laws. The book combines all commentary and analysis into a convenient, user-friendly volume.

Author Peter Downard shares insights gained from broad experience as both plaintiff and defence counsel in defamation cases.

What's New in This Edition?
Comprehensive review of the judicial policies underlying free expression and the protection of persons from harmful speech
Summary chapter providing a black-letter overview of libel law
Cases up to May 2014 for maximum currency, including up-to-the-moment developments in Internet defamation
Clear and concise guidance on reports privileged by statute, notice requirements, limitation periods, damages and injunctions
A discussion on the United Kingdom Defamation Act 2013 and how it relates to internet carrier liability
A new section on Violation of Privacy and a completely new chapter on Fair Comment
Navigating the "New" Boundaries in Libel Law
How can you efficiently and effectively assess the merits of a libel claim or defence?
What is responsible communication?
When is a statement fair comment in law?
What factors result in higher or lower damage awards?
What special statutory rules do you need to know in a libel case?
PLUS Helpful Precedents
Letter before action
Libel notice
Statement of claim
Statement of defence
Reply
Who Should Buy This Book?
Tort lawyers who handle defamation cases and must stay apprised of all developments and decisions in this area, including new defences available to defamation claims
Judges who need a clear, intelligible collection of recent precedents to streamline research
Media and communication lawyers, including in-house counsel for newspapers, book and magazine publishers, and film and television producers, seeking a resource with easy-to-find analysis of libel issues in a wide spectrum of media
Law libraries seeking the latest materials on libel law
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