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A Herculean Decision

March 20, 2020

A recent decision from the Superior Court of Justice denied certification to a proposed class proceeding against auditors of an investment firm which was placed into receivership for misappropriation and misrepresentation.
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And that Ain’t no Bull – Default Judgment in Online Defamation Case

March 20, 2020

In Theralase Technologies Inc. v. Lanter, 2020 ONSC 205, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice entered default judgment against defendants who posted defamatory comments online anonymously and could not be identified by name by the plaintiffs.
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Requests for anonymization and publication bans in HRTO proceedings involving allegations of sexual harassment, solicitation and assault – a review

March 20, 2020

Open courts and freedom of expression are fundamental principles of a free and democratic society. In accordance with these principles, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (“HRTO”) hearings and decisions that include parties’ names and evidence are generally public. The HRTO has emphasized the importance of public scrutiny when respondents are found to have violated human rights or when accusations of discrimination are not upheld.
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