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Judge declines to expand class, cites ‘severely limited’ power to amend court-approved settlements
Nicola Hartigan
Co-counsel for the representative plaintiffs, Nicola Hartigan of Vancouver’s Klein Lawyers LLP, said the Federal Court relied on established legal principles in rejecting a motion to permit more women to claim compensation against the RCMP under the Tiller class action settlement agreement.

Thursday, January 20, 2022 @ 12:57 PM

Class action settlements are contracts which courts have “severely limited” authority to amend, a Federal Court judge has reminded class counsel in refusing to enable more women to claim compensation under the 2019 Tiller settlement agreement with the RCMP. ... [read more]

Ontario invests over $1 million to grant program to fight cybercrime Subscriber only content

Thursday, January 20, 2022 @ 4:48 PM

On Jan. 20, the Ontario government announced an investment of “approximately $1.7 million over two years in the Safer and Vital Communities (SVC) Grant Program” in an effort to fight to cybercrime. ... [read more]

Ontario easing public health measures as of Jan. 31 Premier Doug Ford

Thursday, January 20, 2022 @ 1:00 PM

On Jan. 20, the Ontario government announced it would “cautiously and gradually ease public health measures, starting on January 31, 2022.” ... [read more]

Diversity disclosure, ESG activism highlighted in proxy season preview webinar Taisha Lewis, Fasken

Thursday, January 20, 2022 @ 9:35 AM

The importance of diversity on boards as well as environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices intersecting with activism were highlighted by speakers at a webinar in preparation for proxy season. ... [read more]

Crown appeal allowed in sexual assault case due to ‘legally flawed’ jury charge, court rules Subscriber only content

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 @ 4:58 PM

The Ontario Court of Appeal has set aside an acquittal in a sexual assault case and ordered a new trial due to the trial judge’s failure to “limit the jury’s consideration of mistaken beliefs that would not actually negate the respondent’s mens rea or otherwise guide them on the evidence they could properly consider on the knowledge element” in his charge to the jury. ... [read more]