Defamatory Sexual Assault Accusation

Re: Vanderkooy v Vanderkooy & Vanderkooy, 2013 ONSC 4796 (Ont SCJ)

Two sisters, Patricia and Sarah Vanderkooy, were ordered to pay $125,000.00 damages to their Uncle Jack for libel for falsely alleging sexually abuse. The decision came down to balancing (1) the a person’s right not to be defamed against (2) a plaintiff’s right to seek damages without fear of […]