Can a motion to seal a court file relating to a personal injury settlement be sealed?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from Schuringa v Trent Lakes (Municipality), 2016 ONSC 7882 (CanLII):

In Leitch v. McNaughton, [2014] O.J. No. 6623 (ONSC), Grace J. was faced with a request to seal the entire file relating to a request for court approval of a personal injury settlement. Noting that the minutes of settlement did not contain a confidentiality clause, and questioning the utility of such a request when information pertaining to the settlement had already been filed with the court in the normal course, Grace J. could see no reason why the court file should be sealed.

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