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Court rejects bid to release frozen funds to 'Freedom Convoy' organizers

• CTV News

B.J. Dichter and Chris Garrah are among a long list of defendants named in the potential class-action lawsuit filed in February, seeking damages for "civil nuisance" caused by truck horns, diesel fumes and other disruptions to residents and local businesses during the protest in January and February.

In a motion, Dichter and Garrah asked for access to some of the money donated to the convoy through crowd-funding platform GiveSendGo, cryptocurrency transfers and other sources, so they could mount a defence.

But Justice Calum MacLeod on Tuesday denied that request, saying it would violate the agreement between the plaintiffs and other defendants to move about $5 million in donated funds into escrow, pending resolution of the lawsuit.