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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.

CBC v Chief of Police 2021 ONSC 6935
Divisional Court found that the granting of a publication ban without applying the correct test was wrong.

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Strong words from the Div Court on the need to follow the SCJ Practice Direction and give notice to the media when seeking a sealing order or any kind of non-publication order (even if that order is sought on consent of the parties). Full decision here: https://canlii.ca/t/jl25w.

Major new #antiSLAPP decision out from SCJ Commercial List in the complex Catalyst/West Face saga. C's claims in #defamation against journalists and whistleblowers dismissed. Long decision and lots to digest. Some brief thoughts follow. #cdnlaw 1/10 https://canadianmedialawyers.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/The-Catalyst-Capital-Group-Inc-and-Callidus-Capital-Corporation-v.-West-Face-Capital-Inc-et-al-2021-ONSC-7957.pdf

Good piece on copyright issues surrounding Swift’s re-releases. https://penntoday.upenn.edu/news/rereleasing-red-qa-taylor-swifts-latest-album-and-music-copyright

Ontario judge dismisses Catalyst Capital’s lawsuits targeting West Face and the Wall Street Journal, among others - The Globe and Mail https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-ontario-judge-dismisses-catalyst-capitals-lawsuits-targeting-west-face/

Nobel winner: ‘We journalists are the defence line between dictatorship and war’ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/dec/04/nobel-winner-we-journalists-are-the-defence-line-between-dictatorship-and-war?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

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