Astley v VerdunPosted March 4, 2016
Lerners acted for the Respondent (Plaintiff in the action) in an appeal of a finding of contempt. In October 2013, the Appellant was found in contempt of a permanent injunction that, among other things, enjoined him from publishing any statements or communications referring to the Respondent, and was given a conditional sentence. The Respondent breached the conditional sentence and was found in contempt for a second time in November 2014, for which the Court imposed a further conditional sentence. The Appellant appealed the second finding of contempt and the sentence ordered. The Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal (2014 ONCA 668).