Sutherland, David

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Since 1983, David F. Sutherland & Associates has provided a full range of media law advice to journalists, editors and publishers, including pre-publication advice regarding proposed copy, libel defence, contempt defence, Young Offenders Act and other statutory and discretionary publication bans, freedom of information, hate, obscenity, search warrants and subpoenas directed to the newsroom, copyright, access to courts, tribunals and other public process and information, Charter challenges, source-confidentiality, privacy, trade-libel, preventive measures, claims-handling, insurance coverage, industry self-regulation, human rights, etc. In addition to media law, the firm handles litigation arising out of engineering failure and product liability. The balance between the two practices is approximately equal.

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