Case Report – BCSC awards damages for breach of privacy

On November 15th, the British Columbia Supreme Court awarded $40,000 in damages for defamation and breach of privacy.

The award was based partly on a number of publications made by an ex-husband about his ex-wife that the Court held were defamatory and unjustified. The Court also upheld a privacy claim based on the ex-husband’s use of e-mail communications he obtained from an old home computer and distributed for the purpose of scandalizing his ex-wife.

Nesbitt v. Neufeld, 2010 BCSC 1605.

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