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Canadian Defamation Law and Practice
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This book is designed to provide an overview of the Canadian law of defamation and a practice guide for lawyers advising on defamation issues or engaged in prosecuting or defending defamation actions. It will also assist in-house counsel in recognizing areas of concern and help editors and others involved in the communications, advertising and media fields avoid publishing defamatory material. It is an extremely practical guide to the area providing an overview of the law, practice tips and precedents. Topics covered include: the plaintiff and defendant, defences, remedies, defamation and the internet, defamation and the charter, and more.
About the Author
Randy A. Pepper is litigation lawyer in Ontario with a particular expertise in libel and slander law. He is also a mediator and arbitrator with ADR Chambers.

For over 25 years, as a litigation lawyer with Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt in Toronto and with Baker & McKenzie in Hong Kong, Randy acted as counsel on a variety of defamation matters. He has advised the Asian Wall Street Journal and a number of North American book publishers and media companies and has also acted for many individuals, law firms and corporate parties in prosecuting and defending defamation claims. Randy routinely advises on Internet defamation and the issues arising from cross-border defamation including the important differences between Canadian and American defamation law. Randy co-authored the Osler Introduction to the Canadian Law of Defamation.

Randy specializes in mediating and arbitrating difficult corporate-commercial disputes including libel and slander claims. He chaired Osler's International Commercial Arbitration/ADR Group and co-authored The Osler Guide to Commercial Arbitration in Canada (Kluwer). Randy holds an LL.M. specializing in arbitration and mediation from the London School of Economics and has written extensively in the ADR and arbitration fields.

Randy is the Chair of the Marketing and Communications Committee of the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society and an arbitrator and mediator member of the ADR Institute of Ontario. He has taught arbitration at Queen's University, was a guest instructor at the Osgoode Law School Intensive Trial Advocacy Program and is a conflict resolution facilitator with the United Church of Canada.

David S. Morritt, LL.B. B.C.L. (Oxon), has been partner with Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP since 1989. He is a director of the Advocates' Society and former law clerk to Mr. Justice Estey of the Supreme Court of Canada. His practice covers a broad range of corporate, securities and commercial litigation, with a focus on shareholder rights, corporate governance and oppression proceedings, directors' and officers' liability, professional and product liability, class actions and constitutional litigation.
Randall Stephenson is currently pursuing postgraduate legal studies at the University of Oxford. In addition to defamation and media law, his research interests include comparative studies of democracy, press independence, and constitutional structure in the UK, Canada, and the United States. A former litigation associate at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, he practiced in the area of defamation law and advised clients on defamation-related inquiries during his six years at the firm. Randall obtained his LL.M. from Columbia University in 2004, where his interest in defamation law and the institutional press was first developed under the tutelage of leading First Amendment scholars and practitioners. He is a co-author (along with Randy Pepper) of an article on concurrent liability in defamation law and negligence published in the Advocates' Quarterly in 2007.
Jordan Ross is a lawyer called to the bar in Ontario. Jordan previously worked as an associate in Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP's litigation practice group. In that role, he advised clients on various issues including defamation matters. Jordan continues to advise on a range of litigation issues as in-house counsel at one of Canada's leading financial institutions.