Caplan v Atas, 2021 ONSC 670

A new and debated online harassment tort has been introduced in the recent case Caplan v Atas, 2021 ONSC 670. Highlighting the “inadequacies in current legal responses”, this case is an extreme instance of relentless and malicious cyber stalking. Although a finding of defamation would have yielded similar remedies, the Honourable Justice Corbett’s decision set a higher threshold for those instances where the conduct goes “beyond all reasonable bounds of decency and tolerance”. As the Respondent was found to repeatedly ignore Court Orders, Justice Corbett ordered a permanent injunction and vesting title to the Respondent’s posts to ensure that the content could be removed.    
 
Check out the full case on CanLii here: https://canlii.ca/t/jcwcm

Ronald S. Foster, Q.C.  Senior Counsel

Family Law Solutions, Foster Dickson O’Brien

1400, 350 7th Avenue SW, Calgary Alberta T2P 3N9

T 587 315 6491

E rfoster@flslaw.ca

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