Discipline Decisions – To Disclose or Not to Disclose?

Should organizations make discipline decisions and sanctions public knowledge? We often act as a neutral third party to handle an organization’s … [Read more...]

Defamation 2.0

In April 2011, the Supreme Court of Canada published a significant new ruling related to defamation and hyperlinks.  In the ruling, the Court decided … [Read more...]

The Permanency of Social Media

Organizations and individuals are frequently re-learning that posting something on social media ensures the near-permanent existence of that … [Read more...]

Defamation and Social Media – He’s the Worst Coach Ever!

What would you do if a coach in your organization showed you a player-created Facebook group that insulted the coach?  There are many of these groups … [Read more...]

Defamation Update – Grant v. Torstar Corp

The Supreme Court decision in Grant v. Torstar Corp gives insight into the ongoing legal tussle between freedom of expression vs. protection of … [Read more...]


In July 2002, an Ontario court issued one of the largest Canadian defamation awards for Internet libel - $400,000. The court found that the defendant … [Read more...]

Defamation Part II – You Can’t Say That!!

In the last edition of Coaches Report, we wrote about defamation (Part I); that is, comments or statements that tarnish or destroy a person's … [Read more...]

Defamation Part I – You Can’t Say That!!

Defamation! The threat of libel and slander is being heard more often these days. We may think we know what defamation is and how far we can go in … [Read more...]