Tort Law Developments Discussed with Middlesex Law Association

On May 24, 2012, Professor Stephen Pitel was an invited speaker at the Middlesex Law Association's annual "Straight from the Bench" conference in London. He reviewed the most significant tort law decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada and the Court of Appeal for Ontario over the past year. These included Crookes v Newton on the issue of whether hyperlinking to a website that contains defamatory statements constitutes defamation, Jones v Tsige on the common law recognition of a tort of invasion of privacy,Antrim Truck Centre Ltd v Ontario (Transportation) and Smith v Inco Limited on the requirements for private law nuisance and Giuliani v Halton (Municipality) on the standard required for winter road clearings.