Toronto Lawyer Mark Shapiro Comments on Ontario's Anti-SLAPP Law in the National Post

November 8, 2016
Dickinson Wright Lawyer Mark Shapiro recently commented on Ontario’s Anti-SLAPP law in “Ontario’s Anti-SLAPP law can’t protect defamation defendant from ‘intemperate’ online comments, small claims court say,” that appeared in the National Post.

“The court has made it clear that individuals who make defamatory statements that clearly go beyond the public interest can’t hide behind the anti-SLAPP law to shield themselves from defamation suits,” he says.

Mr. Shapiro successfully represented the Mayor Harry Hughes of Oro-Medonte Township in the defamation suit he brought against an environmental activist.

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