For some reason, condo people feel that there are different standards for making statements on-line versus written communication. Never before have we had so many cases of board members and unit owners alleging defamation because of some harmful comments made through email or a posting somewhere on the web.
I guess people tend to think, before putting pen to paper, but not when using facebook or sending an email blast.
Board members and condo residents should be extremely careful before posting anything on the internet or sending out emails to other residents or individuals.
A recent case decision of the B.C. Court of Appeal, Best v. Weatherall, (2010) is an example of what happens when an email is sent containing damaging information about an email. This case was about a rude, insulting and unfair email which called someone an idiot for opposing a proposed tennis bubble.
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