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BMD et al v HMTQ 2022 ONCA C69884
A recent decision of the ONCA, applying Sherman to uphold rejecting a ban on the name of a convicted...


2022 FC 1115
Paras 20-22 of this decision, from the Federal Court, confirm that the test to “remove” documents from a court...


Windels v Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2022 SKCA 72
The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal applied the test in Sherman Estate in lifting a sealing order and pub ban....


2022 SKQB 129
In this recent decision from the SKQB an application for a sealing order and anonymization of all pleadings was...

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From today, if you want to sue in Scotland, for defamation, you'll need to satisfy the tests set out in the Defamation & Malicious Publication (Scotland) Act '21. Here's what @bwmlindsay & I have concluded after a review of similar legislation in English law.🧵

Identity of N.L. lawyer in sexual assault case revealed as top court won't hear anonymity bid | CBC News https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/nl-supreme-court-of-canada-nfld-lawyer-publication-ban-1.6540841

@CNN and its defense team, led by @katembolger, have won dismissal of a $100M libel suit by a TX doctor who publicly advocated using hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19. CNN "fairly reported" what the doctor said and its statements of opinion are protected, the judge ruled.

Court’s decision leaves security of anonymity for the press and the public unclear - Commentary | Business in Vancouver https://biv.com/article/2022/07/courts-decision-leaves-security-anonymity-press-and-public-unclear

Coleen Rooney WINS Wagatha battle against Rebekah Vardy after £3m trial
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