Lisi's lawyer tells Global News that Ford won't testify until after his surgery - http://globalnews.ca/news/1939394/f.../?hootPostID=bd1315531be52d9bb1a467f9dbfff2e1
This publication ban is confusing!
The ban is on what's heard in the courtroom. I guess there's nothing preventing Ford from, on his own, talking about how he's just too sick to testify etc. I think pub bans just need to be rethought for the modern age. I mean, the CP24 link is gone but the headline is still bouncing around social media so what does a ban accomplish?
Clearly Global got it around it by saying the lawyer is the source. The way they wrote it strikes me as legally dicey...the article only states that the lawyer (not named; could be a junior partner, for all we know) said they requested he not testify. Not naming the lawyer is VERY weird for something they surely know is skirting the edges of the ban. One mistake, like Cp24's, will get you a slap. The second one won't be treated as nicely.
(I also like that their picture caption wrongly implies that Rob Ford is Lisi's lawyer. Oh, that would have made things more interesting for sure.)