About the Authors

AuthorDavid A. Potts; Erin Stoik
David A Potts, LLM, LLB, BA, called to the Bar of Ontario in 1979
David A Potts has practiced in criminal and civil litigation for over thirty-f‌ive
years, specializing in defamation, cyberlibel, and privacy law. He has acted in
hundreds of libel and slander actions involving a wide range of organizations
and individuals; acted both for and against numerous media outlets; and
assisted in multi-jurisdictional libel actions in Canada, the United States,
England, and Australia.
Former Vice-Chairman of Media Law Section for the International Bar
Association, David Potts became a member of the Attorney General’s Advis-
ory Committee on the law of defamation in 1985 and was appointed to the
2016 Law Reform Committee of Ontario, reviewing the law of Internet Def-
amation. He also assisted in revising the jury charge used by Ontario judges
in libel actions.
Erin Stoik, LLB, MA, Hons BA, called to the Bar of Ontario in 2003
Erin has worked with Investigation Counsel PC since its inception in 2007.
Her practice has been focused on analytical research and writing in all mat-
ters of civil litigation, particularly in the areas of torts and civil procedure.
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Since writing a text on Anti-SLAPP proceedings is an exercise in exploration, we felt the
exploratory credentials of one of the authors might be of interest to readers

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