Dispensing with Privacy: Court Orders Spouse to Produce Medical Records

An Ontario court recently considered if the father of a young child had a right to privacy or whether he should be compelled to produce the medical records in relation to his alcohol dependency and mental health issues.   What Happened? The parties met in September 2014. They cohabited from October 2016 to January 2017, …

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Revenge Porn Defendant Given Another Chance at Defence After Court Overturns Default Judgment

  Guilty by Way of Default Judgment Social media continues to provide challenges across many areas of Canada’s judicial system. One particularly troubling reality of our modern digital age is “revenge porn,” in which people release nude images or videos of former sexual partners. On January 21, 2016, Justice Stinson of the Ontario Superior Court …

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Domestic Violence and Invasion of Privacy: Serious Allegations Made During Divorce Proceedings

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently considered the appropriate amount of damages to award in a divorce matter involving both invasion of privacy and domestic violence allegations. What Happened? The parties in question were married in September 2010, and had one child in October 2011. The wife left the husband in April 2012 and …

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