What We Do

TVS offers litigation services to local, national and international clients spanning a broad range of sectors and practice areas.

Media and Defamation

The team at TVS offers specialized experience in the areas of media and defamation—a necessity to navigating the ever-changing and challenging landscape media has become with the advent of the internet.

Co-founders Bob Taylor, Carey Veinotte, and Associate Chris Dafoe have all handled numerous defamation cases—both stand-alone defamation claims a well as defamation cases of a multiple-claim case, of which Irene Dinyer-Fraser v Laurentian Bank and others is an example. Bob has practiced media law for over three decades and Chris, prior to being called to the Bar, was a journalist with the Globe & Mail for over a decade and continues to author a regular column on defamation law for the Canadian Corporate Counsel Newsletter.

Notable Cases

  • Irene Dinyer-Fraser v. Laurentian Bank

    After a lengthy trial, the court found that a broker who was inadvertently defamed by the firm providing support services for her Registered clients could sue both in negligence (negligent publication) and defamation, something that had never previously been allowed and awarded damages to the Plaintiff for defamation and under the law of negligence.

  • British Columbia Teachers Federation v. Judith Thorne  

    The Court dismissed in its entirety a defamation Counterclaim by this allegedly disabled teacher that she had been defamed by publication in a Statement of Claim of certain particulars of her medical history.  Taylor Veinotte Sullivan represented the successful Plaintiff/Defendant by Counterclaim, the BCTF. 

TVS Specialists

The following are TVS lawyers who specialize in this form of litigation.
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