Though defamation lawsuits are relatively rare, (likely owing to their cost and the fact that insurance coverage is not commonly available), damage awards can still be substantial, as illustrated in the recent McNairn v Murphy, 2017 ONSC 1678 (CanLII) case. In that decision, Justice Beaudoin canvassed awards from a number of other defamation cases, making it a valuable starting point if you are researching damage awards for libel or slander.

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