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P1 v. XYZ School, 2021 ONCA 901
For the purposes of appellate jurisdiction (under s. 6 of the ON Courts of Justice Act), a sealing order...

The Catalyst Capital Group Inc. and Callidus Capital Corporation v. West Face Capital Inc. et al., 2021 ONSC 7957
The ONSC  has dismissed Catalyst Capital Group Inc.’s lawsuits against seven parties, including the Wall Street Journal and a...

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation v. Canada (Border Services Agency), 2021 NSPC 48
The NSPC finds that the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights can apply to unsealing applications.

Turner v Death Investigation Council et al 2021 ONSC 6625
Autopsy files shall not be sealed and information regarding witness identities in the DIOC’s proceedings shall not be redacted.

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'Aversion to embarrassment' no reason to keep John Doe names sealed in Maxwell case: Giuffre lawyer http://a.msn.com/01/en-ca/AASUqGb?ocid=st

My latest article, on Fairfax Media Publications v Voller, the case about whether media companies are publishers of third party comments on their Facebook pages, has just been published in the Journal of Media Law. Link here: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/3RRUDPW3YUHJ4MMGDUKN/full?target=10.1080/17577632.2022.2026551 #auslaw #defamation

CMLA deadline extension to Jan. 31, 2022 for submissions for essay promoting freedom of expression. Law students in Canadian law schools (LL.B/JD or LL.M candidates graduating in 2022 or later) are eligible: http://Canadianmedialawyers.com

With the Beijing Winter Olympics just weeks away, @pressfreedom's safety advisory has crucial security advice for journalists covering the 2022 Games.

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#SCC grants leave in BC #antiSLAPP case - somewhat unexpected given that SCC just recently looked at virtually identical Ontario legislation in Pointes and Platnick. Focus of the appeal seems to be on the role of the chilling effect in the weighing analysis. One to watch. #cdnlaw

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