Equustek decision to be released soon by Supreme Court of Canada

The decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in the Equustek v Google case is likely going to be an important precedent. It will decide whether a Canadian common law court has the jurisdiction to grant de-indexing orders against search engines to aid in enforcing court injunctions, and if it does, the test to apply in making such orders.

The Supreme Court has invited counsel for the parties to make comments on a possible media lock-up immediately prior to the release of the decision by the court. The purpose of lock-ups, as explained in the court’s procedure, “is to facilitate accurate and informed reporting of the Court’s judgments”.

The court has asked for comments by no later than June 16, 2017. This suggests the decision is viewed as an important one by the court and that it could be released as early as June 22, 2017.
 For more on the Equustek case, see my prior blog posts:

 

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