Sherman Estate v. Donovan, 2021 SCC 25

JurisdictionFederal Jurisdiction (Canada)
JudgeWagner, Richard; Moldaver, Michael J.; Karakatsanis, Andromache; Brown, Russell; Rowe, Malcolm; Martin, Sheilah; Kasirer, Nicholas
Neutral Citation2021 SCC 25
Citation2021 SCC 25
Date11 June 2021
CourtSupreme Court (Canada)
Docket Number38695
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55 practice notes
  • La Presse inc. v. Quebec, 2023 SCC 22
    • Canada
    • Supreme Court (Canada)
    • October 6, 2023
    ...Corp., [1994] 3 S.C.R. 835; Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd. v. Canada, 2010 SCC 21, [2010] 1 S.C.R. 721; Sherman Estate v. Donovan, 2021 SCC 25; Khuja v. Times Newspapers Ltd., [2017] UKSC 49, [2019] A.C. 161; Edmonton Journal v. Alberta (Attorney General), [1989] 2 S.C.R. 1326; R. v. Chouhan,......
  • COURT OF APPEAL SUMMARIES (February 19 – February 23)
    • Canada
    • LexBlog Canada
    • March 3, 2024
    ...[1980] 1 S.C.R. 759, Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Metropolitan Toronto v. M. (C.), [1994] 2 S.C.R. 165, Sherman Estate v. Donovan, 2021 SCC 25, R. v. Ottawa Citizen Group Inc., (2005) 75 O.R. (3d) 590 (C.A.), Toronto (City) v. C.U.P.E. Local 79, 2003 SCC 63, 402 Mulock Investments Inc......
  • Table of cases
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books The Law of Equitable Remedies - Third edition
    • November 18, 2023
    ...[1970] 3 All ER 402........................................................................................90 Sherman Estate v Donovan, 2021 SCC 25 ..................................................... 74, 75, 83–85, 86, 107, 109–10, 112 Sherwin Alumina LP v AluChem Inc, 512 F Supp (2d) 319......
  • Interlocutory Injunctions: General Principles
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books The Law of Equitable Remedies - Third edition
    • November 18, 2023
    ..., [1982] 1 SCR 175 at 186–87 [ Mac-Intyre ]; see also CBC v Manitoba , above note 17 at paras 41 and 44. 217 Sherman Estate v Donovan , 2021 SCC 25 at para 3 [ Sherman Estate ]. In addition, the applicant may be required to “show that the order is necessary to prevent the risk, and that, as......
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41 cases
  • La Presse inc. v. Quebec, 2023 SCC 22
    • Canada
    • Supreme Court (Canada)
    • October 6, 2023
    ...Corp., [1994] 3 S.C.R. 835; Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd. v. Canada, 2010 SCC 21, [2010] 1 S.C.R. 721; Sherman Estate v. Donovan, 2021 SCC 25; Khuja v. Times Newspapers Ltd., [2017] UKSC 49, [2019] A.C. 161; Edmonton Journal v. Alberta (Attorney General), [1989] 2 S.C.R. 1326; R. v. Chouhan,......
  • Mbh v Cki,
    • Canada
    • Court of King's Bench of Alberta (Canada)
    • May 15, 2023
    ...94 The Supreme Court of Canada has recently recast the test for discretionary limits on court openness in Sherman Estate v Donovan, 2021 SCC 25 at para 38, as follows: The test for discretionary limits on presumptive court openness has been expressed as a two-step inquiry involving the nece......
  • R. v. G.G.,
    • Canada
    • Alberta Court of Justice
    • April 19, 2023
    ...2014 SCC 46; R. v. Plant, [1993] 3 SCR 28; R. v. Cole, [2012] 3 SCR 34; R. v. Dyment, [1988] 2 SCR 417; Sherman Estate v. Donovan, 2021 SCC 25; R. v. Edwards, [1996] 1 SCR 128; R. v. Barton, 2019 SCC 33; R. v. Barakat, 2019 CarswellOnt 1822 (C.J.); R. v. Goldfinch, 2019 SCC Clements, C.J.: ......
  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation v. Canada (Parole Board), 2023 FCA 166
    • Canada
    • Court of Appeal (Canada)
    • July 27, 2023
    ...under the Sierra Club test (see, e.g., R. v. Henry, 2009 BCCA 86, 270 B.C.A.C. 5, at paras. 11 and 17). Sherman Estate v. Donovan, 2021 SCC 25, 458 D.L.R. (4th) 361 at para. [75] The fact that personal information is protected in courtrooms under certain circumstances is a clear indication ......
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6 firm's commentaries
  • Breaking The Seal: BCCA Recommends A Procedure For Media Challenges To Private Proceedings
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • April 25, 2023
    ...the procedures used to challenge private proceedings when requesting or opposing a sealing order. Footnotes 1. Sherman Estate v. Donovan, 2021 SCC 25. 2. The Supreme Court of Canada has closely guarded the open court concept over the years and has set out the test for when a publication ban......
  • Sherman Estate: (Un)sealing Probate Files At The Supreme Court Of Canada
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • June 22, 2021
    ...Toronto billionaires, Barry and Honey Sherman, which was on appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. Today, in Sherman Estate v. Donovan, 2021 SCC 25, the Supreme Court of Canada lifted the sealing orders that had been in place over the Shermans' estate files. This means that the public can a......
  • The Balancing Of Privacy Rights And The Open Court Principle: Disclosure Of Private Information In Litigation
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • June 25, 2021
    ...fraud allegations who seek to prevent the disclosure of their personal information and records. Footnotes 1. Sherman Estate v Donovan, 2021 SCC 25. 2. Ibid at para 3. Ibid at para 9. 4. Ibid at para 10. 5. Ibid at para 11. 6. Ibid. 7. Ibid at para 12. 8. Ibid at para 2. 9. Ibid at para 49, ......
  • Open Court Principle Prevails - Case Study: Sherman Estate v Donovan
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • June 25, 2021
    ...of the Supreme Court of Canada in Sherman Estate v Donovan (2021 SCC 25) reinforces the open court principle as a constitutionally entrenched right of freedom of expression and thereby a justified limit on the right to privacy. The Trustees of the Sherman Estate lost their appeal to keep pr......
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3 books & journal articles
  • Table of cases
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books The Law of Equitable Remedies - Third edition
    • November 18, 2023
    ...[1970] 3 All ER 402........................................................................................90 Sherman Estate v Donovan, 2021 SCC 25 ..................................................... 74, 75, 83–85, 86, 107, 109–10, 112 Sherwin Alumina LP v AluChem Inc, 512 F Supp (2d) 319......
  • Interlocutory Injunctions: General Principles
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books The Law of Equitable Remedies - Third edition
    • November 18, 2023
    ..., [1982] 1 SCR 175 at 186–87 [ Mac-Intyre ]; see also CBC v Manitoba , above note 17 at paras 41 and 44. 217 Sherman Estate v Donovan , 2021 SCC 25 at para 3 [ Sherman Estate ]. In addition, the applicant may be required to “show that the order is necessary to prevent the risk, and that, as......
  • Interlocutory Injunctions: Specific Areas
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books The Law of Equitable Remedies - Third edition
    • November 18, 2023
    ...identity of a person who has had a penile implant; 85 to prevent the media from identifying the name of a 84 Sherman Estate v Donovan , 2021 SCC 25 at para 38 [ Sherman Estate ]. 85 See T(S) v Stubbs (1998), 38 OR (3d) 788 (Gen Div) [ T(S) ] but compare with B(A) v Stubbs (1999), 44 OR (3d)......

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