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Canadian Broadcasting Corp v Manitoba 2021 SCC 33
The SCC rules that courts are able to revisit publication bans/sealing orders after the fact.


2021 Quebec Superior Court File 500-11-059267-209
The Quebec Superior Court terminates a sealing order on an exhibit filed in a civil proceeding seeking approval of...


United States v Meng 2021 BCSC 1253
Ms. Meng unsuccessfully applied for an order banning the publication of documents she received from HSBC and had filed...


Sherman Estate v Donovan 2021 SCC 25
The Toronto Star successfully challenged the sealing orders on the probate files of the Sherman estate.

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France hails victory as Facebook agrees to pay newspapers for content https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/oct/21/france-hails-victory-facebook-agrees-pay-newspapers-content?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Looking forward to speaking at this excellent @LawSocietyLSO event on November 4, alongside a stellar slate of presenters including @atrishalewis, @MattMilneSmith, @AndreaG_law, @jsaikaley & @paul_schabas. If you’re interested in defamation and anti-SLAPP issues, don’t miss it! https://twitter.com/LernersLLP/status/1450885278818832387

How news outlets are handling the right to be forgotten https://www.cjr.org/special_report/right-to-be-forgotten.php/ via @cjr

This article raises important questions about anti-SLAPP. I’ve long been a fan conceptually, but too often it just means delay and expense added to an already slow and expensive defamation case. https://twitter.com/hilaryanyoung/status/1450126796117192711

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation v. Canada (Border Services Agency), 2021 NSPC 40: https://decisions.courts.ns.ca/nsc/nspc/en/514339/1/document.do #NSPC #NSCourts

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