When it comes to her wedding, the bride is always right.
In the law structure, however, things aren’t fairly so black and white.
That’s a lesson British Columbia’s Emily Liao learned when she was
After signing a $6,000+ contract, Emily wasn’t glad with her pre-wedding pics — so much better so that she drove Kitty Chan’s business into the ground!
How bad were Emily’s berths ??
Justice Gordon Weatherill wrote in his decision that Liao had implied Amara Wedding “was a major scam shop and deceitful photography mill business engaged in extortion, deceit, unfair practices, bait and switch and other grimy tactics, lies to its customers who it tricks and pressures to enter into contracts which it violates and attempts to falsify, had provided raw unfinished photograph under the semblance of finished products, had destroyed manifestation, expended trade secrets, imaginary identity and had threatened the defendants.”
Chan says her Chinese bridal photography busines catered to a community that are dependent upon word of mouth, which symbolized Liao’s defamatory paroles — which became viral — pressured her to close up shop.
The court find the same road and contained the bride responsible for the damages.
Weatherill called the case “an example of the dangers of using the internet to publish information without proper involve for its accuracy.”
“Emily, and others who think it is acceptable to use the internet as a vehicle to vent their resentments, must be given the word that there will be upshots if their pamphlets are defamatory.”
Be careful what you say online, y’all!
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