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Workers’ compensation schemes cannot recover other benefits paid to claimants, court rules
Barbara Billingsley, dean of the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law
Barbara Billingsley, dean of the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law, who previously worked as a civil litigator in the area of insurance defence, said the ruling ‘considered the interaction between a workers’ compensation scheme and the tort system.’

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 @ 12:22 PM

In a straightforward ruling, with two sets of reasons delivered, the Alberta Court of Appeal said that a statutory interpretation of a section of Alberta’s Insurance Act does not preclude — in this case, WorkSafeBC — from bringing a subrogated action against an estate to recover the amounts of workers’ compensation benefits paid to two claimants. ... [read more]

Delay in resolving Hague Convention application ‘contravenes’ court’s obligation, judge rules

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 @ 9:43 AM

In a recent decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal has highlighted the importance of efficiency in resolving applications under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction (Hague Convention), noting that delay “imposes hardship on the child, frustrates appellate review, and breaches our international obligations.” ... [read more]

CRA lays charges in two separate cases for alleged tax fraud totalling $10.8 million

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 @ 4:07 PM

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has announced separate sets of charges of tax evasion against two pairs of individuals, alleging a combined $10.8 million in tax fraud involving temporary staffing agencies in the Greater Toronto Area. ... [read more]

Feds give funding in preparation for cyberattacks from quantum computers Marco Mendicino, federal Minister of Puboic Safety.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 @ 4:05 PM

Ottawa is giving hundreds of thousands in federal funding to a project aimed at preparing Canada for the future threat to cybersecurity posed by quantum computers. ... [read more]

Federal Court judge rules against Google in patent infringement case

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 @ 2:43 PM

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 17, 2022 @ 2:21 PM

Technology giant Google has lost a patent infringement case it launched against a smart speaker manufacturer over technology used for adaptive echo and noise control. ... [read more]