BCCA dismisses appeal of successful claim for privacy breach

On December 12th the Court of Appeal for British Columbia dismissed an appeal of a November 2010 award of damages for defamation and breach of privacy.

The $40,000 award was based partly on a number of publications made by an ex-husband about his ex-wife that the British Columbia Supreme Court held were defamatory and unjustified. The Supreme 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.

The Court of Appeal dismissed the appellant’s procedural grounds for appeal without comment on the merits.

Nesbitt v. Neufeld, 2011 BCCA 529 (CanLII).

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