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Online vendors owe purchasers a duty of care says an Ontario court: Hazjizadeh v CanadaOnline vendors owe purchasers a duty of care says an Ontario court: Hazjizadeh v Canada



Online vendors will be interested in a recent decision of an Ontario court in Hazjizadeh v Canada (Attorney General), 2014 CanLII 48552 (ON SCSM). In the ruling the court held that online advertisers owe a duty of care to prospective purchasers to ensure that their representations are true and not misleading. If they breach this duty, they may be held liable in negligence for online statements which induce purchasers to engage in transactions.

Statements that appear on commercial websites can be characterized for legal purposes in different ways.