On December 18 and 19, 2012, a Court of Appeal panel in Ontario heard arguments in the appeal of C55734 Pieters and Noble v. Peel Law Association. Brian Noble and I was ably represented by experienced human rights lawyer Geri Sanson.
Thirteen lawyers put in appearance in the appeal on behalf of various parties. It appeared to me that most of the arguments and concerns centered on the legal concept of deference to the first level finder of facts as well as the test for discrimination.
The courtroom was packed with interested observers of the case.
It was also covered by the National Post "Dreadlock discrimination real: black lawyer’s human rights appeal told" November 19, 2012, Toronto Sun "Discrimination case tough to establish", Michele Mandel ,Toronto Sun, November 19, 2012 and Law Times, Lawyer’s racial profiling case argued at appeal court, by Yamri Taddese, December 31, 2012.
Peel Law Association v. Pieters, 2012 CarswellOnt 2026,  O.J. No. 684, (2012), 288 O.A.C. 185, 2012 ONSC 1048, 213 A.C.W.S. (3d) 729 (Div. Ct.)
Noble v. Peel Law Association, 2010HRTO 2411,  O.H.R.T.D. No. 2398 (HRTO)