Year: 2021


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 with the Court as part of her extradition hearing.


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


Rowat v the Crown, the CBC et al 2021 ONSC 2215
In this decision the ONSC dismissed the accused’s application for an order banning the publication of his name because his section 7 and 11 Charter rights would be infringed.


Racki v Racki 2021 NSSC 46
This NSSC decision confirms the existence of the tort of public disclosure of private facts in Nova Scotia.


Levant v Demelle 2021 ONSC 1074
The ONSC dismissed this defamation action, finding that the plaintiff had not led any specific evidence that any specific harm had been suffered.