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Matthew Rutledge




Matthew is an associate with the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution group and is developing a broad corporate and commercial litigation practice with a focus on municipal and planning law. 

He received his BSc from McMaster University in 2016 and obtained his J.D. from the University of New Brunswick in 2020, where he received the Townsend Fischer Prize in Real Estate Transactions. Prior to being admitted to the bar and joining Foglers as an associate, Matthew was both a summer and articling student with the firm.

During his time at law school, Matthew was an active volunteer with Pro Bono Students Canada and held roles within several student advocacy groups, such as Chair of Advocacy Committee for the Students for the Wrongfully Convicted Society and as an executive of OutLaw UNB.

In his free time, Matthew enjoys competitive swimming, taking his dog for walks, and exploring new restaurants


FEBRUARY 01 2021

A New (and Needed) Cyber-Tort Emerges: Harassment in Internet Communications Caplan v. Atas, 2021 ONSC 670

Recently, Justice David Corbett of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice made a significant contribution to the evolution of cyber-remedies by recognizing the tort of harassment in internet communications in Caplan v. Atas, 2021 ONSC 670. The 65-page decision is remarkable in many ways, so much so that the story is the subject of a lengthy New York Times article. The focus of this article is the litigation significance of this landmark decision.

This article was published in the February 2021 Issue of the Toronto Law Journal.

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  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2021
  • J.D., University of New Brunswick, 2020
  • BSc, McMaster University, 2016 

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