As reported on CNBC News | Nova Scotia May 10, 2012
Canada's top court is scheduled to hear a case today involving a teenage Nova Scotia girl who was allegedly defamed on a bogus Facebook page.
The young woman and her family are appealing a lower court's ruling that said she couldn't proceed with her defamation case without revealing her name.
The Supreme Court of Canada granted the young woman and her family leave to appeal the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal decision.
Halifax lawyer Michelle Awad has argued the media should not be allowed to identify the young woman because it would cause further harm.
But Nova Scotia's top court has said that is the reality of pursuing litigation in Canadian courts, where the open-court principle is enshrined in law.
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