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International Association of Defense Counsel pushes for class action reform in Ontario
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Gordon McKee, IADC board member and chair of the Canadian Class Actions Task Force, said that reform will ‘level the playing field’ in class actions in Ontario.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 8:58 AM

The International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) has thrown its hat into the ring for class action reform in Ontario after the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) released a call for consultation in its review of the Class Proceedings Act. The LCO’s review, which was launched in October 2017, is the first independent, evidence-based evaluation of the Act since it was enacted in 1993. When the law commission’s call for consultation went out in March 2018, the IADC sent in a list of recommendations in support of reform. ... [read more]

Creditor’s undisclosed billing practices don’t void loan guarantee, B.C. Appeal Court rules Hal Hicks, Fulton & Company LLP

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 12:16 PM

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has ruled that a finance company did not fraudulently misrepresent itself in dealing with a woman who was a guarantor of a loan to her husband’s trucking company. Cynthia LeRoy was a guarantor of a loan by Century Services Co. to Ted LeRoy Trucking Ltd. (TLT), a company owned by her husband in which she was an employee. ... [read more]

N.S. court rules stress from workplace investigation not eligible for workers’ compensation claim Subscriber only content

Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 1:21 PM

Clarifying when workers’ compensation does not cover post-traumatic stress was the focus of a failed appeal by a Maritime police officer claiming harm from being criticized for the death of a woman in custody. The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, in the July 6 decision of Henderson v. Nova Scotia (Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal) 2018 NSCA 59, upheld a tribunal’s denial of a claim by Truro Police Service supervisor Sterling Lee Henderson, who was in command when an intoxicated Victoria Rose Paul suffered a fatal stroke while in lockup. ... [read more]