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Can you be sued for leaving a negative online review?

Can you be sued for leaving a negative online review?

Can you be sued for leaving a negative online review? The short answer is: yes… a business can sue you under defamation laws. This CBC article covers a story where a renovation contractor sued a disgruntled customer for $3 million after that customer left a negative […]

Responsibility for Drunks

Responsibility for Drunks

Updated December 11th, 2018 Last year, I came across an article on the CBC website about a terrible car accident where 2 teen-agers lost their lives following a car accident.  They, along with a couple of other friends, had been drinking at a local establishment.  The Ontario Alcohol […]

Terminating for cause: Russian Roulette

Terminating for cause: Russian Roulette

  Terminating for cause: Russian Roulette Nothing is worse for business or moral than a toxic employee.  One person can make life miserable for the entire staff.  Supervisors or managers spend an inordinate amount of time managing the problems created by that one person.  The economic […]

Costly Facebook posts: Defamation

Costly Facebook posts: Defamation

Defamation on Facebook For some reason, recently, I have been involved directly or indirectly in a rash of defamation claims. When it rains, it pours…. While one dispute involved a traditional news outlet, the others stemmed from facebook posts.  According to Adweek, individuals (in the United States) spend […]

Breach of Contract consequences

Breach of Contract consequences

Breach of Contract We have all entered into a contract at one point or another in our lives.  Whether it be for a cell phone package, or to buy a new house.  Well over 99.99% of these contracts are respected and life runs fairly smoothly […]

Liability: icy walkways

Liability: icy walkways

  Liability was the last thing I was thinking about when I took our dog, Scout, an old golden retriever, out for his morning walk a week ago.  Then, I slipped twice on ice.  It had snowed lightly the night before and a thin layer of fresh snow covered […]