MLB-Slaw Selected Case Summaries

Here you'll find weekly summaries of selected cases provided to Slaw by Maritime Law Book's National Reporter System.

Mar 28

National Bank Financial Ltd. v. Potter et al. 2012 NSSC 90 

Civil Rights - Trials - Due process, fundamental justice and fair hearings - Right to fair trial

Five related multi-party actions were being heard together. The actions arose out of the collapse of a publicly traded company, Knowledge House Inc. Clarke, who was a former investment adviser of one of the financial institutions involved in the litigation and no longer a party to the actions in light of settlement agreements, was ordered to appear as a witness in these five related actions. Clarke moved, as a non-party, for a confidentiality order, arguing that testifying in open court would infringe his right to a fair trial in an ongoing related criminal proceeding.

The Nova Scotia Supreme Court refused to grant Clarke’s motion.¬†

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