Sullivan Entertainment Group Inc. v. Macdonald Butler

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January 19, 2004

This is not a media case, except for the fact that it is a defamation case, involving one of Canada's most beloved literary and television stories, Anne of Green Gables. Kevin Sullivan sued the family of Lucy Maud Montgomery, the author of the famous Anne books, for defamation in respect of their public complaints that he failed to honour his royalty agreements with them. He lost, and in the process generated a defamation judgment that seems to have captured all the defamation principles correctly. An interesting read.

See: Sullivan Entertainment Group Inc. v. Macdonald Butler

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