Capital Letter: How the Karam case sets the rules for digital defamations

“Defamation litigation is not for the faint-hearted. It requires a deep pocket,” Justice MacKenzie wrote in Haywood v Bray [2012]. Indeed, which is one reason so few defamation cases last the distance, let alone result in significant monetary compensation such as in the recent case involving Joe Karam, well known David Bain supporter.

The Karam case is of particular interest as it concerns defamations disseminated through Facebook and website pages that (in comparison with the print media) are notoriously difficult to counter.  

 

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