Howard Winkler has had the opportunity to represent clients in a number of cases which not only advanced his client’s interests but also helped to establish new law in a number of areas. Here is a sampling of significant decisions in which Howard Winkler has been involved.
Gill and Lamba v. Maciver et al.
Winkler Law lawyers Howard Winkler and Eryn Pond succeeded in having a 12-million-dollar defamation claim against a physician dismissed under Ontario’s Anti-SLAPP legislation. The decision also had the effect of confirming and applying in Ontario the historic law related to “Vulgar Abuse”.
Rebel News v. Scott Gilmore.
Opinion writer Scott Gilmore was sued by Rebel News for a column criticizing Rebel News’ rhetoric towards female and racialized members of Parliament. Lawyers Howard Winkler and Eryn Pond succeeded in having the action dismissed persuading the court that Rebel News was improperly weaponizing the litigation process to stifle public interest criticism of it.
Toronto Life Magazine et al v. Dr. Shuen.
In a precedent setting decision, the lawyers of Winkler Law succesfully obtained substantial production of the exhibits filed in the disciplinary hearing of Dr. Shuen. The disclosure permitted the reporting on the conduct of Dr. Shuen with a level of detail that had not been previously reported on.
Air Georgian v. Alan Eugeni
Winkler Law lawyers Howard Winkler and Eryn Pond were successful in having a defamation action brought by Air Georgian against their pilot client dismissed using Ontario’s Anti-SLAPP provisions.
Ferreira v. Da Costa
Howard Winkler, representing a leading Portuguese Canadian Financial Advisor, successfully overcame the hurdle of Ontario’s Anti-SLAPP legislation to permit his client’s defamation action against newspaper Milenio Stadium to proceed
Platnick v. Bent et al.
The Lawyers of Winkler Law contribute to the Supreme Court of Canada’s interpretation of Ontario’s new Anti-SLAPP Legislation
Enverga .v Balita Newspaper
Senator Tobias Enverga, represented by Howard Winkler, obtains one of the largest defamation awards in Canadian history against the Leading Filipino Community Newspaper
Toronto Airport Fellowship v. Kambulow
Court finds defendant in contempt of Court for breaching injunction to refrain from publishing defamatory statements
Romano v. D’Onofrio et al.
Hermiston v. Robert Axford Holdings
Patrick Boyer v. Toronto Life Magazine
Toronto Life Magazine successfully defends itself against defamation claim by politician Patrick Boyer in respect of article reporting on election financing