Assessmed Inc. et al v. CBC

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March 2, 2004

CBC's the fifth estate program wins a marathon defamation case (76 hearing days) on the basis of fair comment. Justice Paul Rivard of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice found that the program "Prove It If You Can", about the treatment of accident victims by insurance companies and doctors who they relied upon, treated the plaintiffs fairly. CBC could not be faulted for the plaintiffs' failure to respond to specific questions in advance of broadcast.

See: Assessmed Inc. et al v. CBC (PDF)

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