Superior Court Judge Allan van Gestel didn't take kindly to a request by two major media outlets that are warring with each other to keep documents related to their legal battle from being made public.
So he didn't seal the court filings, but that's not unusual. I can't find anything by Howie mentioning van Gestel, which seems odd. Or anything old in the Herald mentioning him, and I know he's been mentioned. Maybe if I could remember the name of the guy who did the taping at that meeting . . .
yup—his name doesn’t ring a bell with me though