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Orders in decade-old divorce set aside as appellant submits fresh evidence on mental health
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Patrick Kraemer, of Duncan, Linton LLP and counsel for the appellant: ‘We successfully extended the time limit to file an appeal from 30 days to 9.8 years. We believe this is unprecedented in Canada.’

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 9:20 AM

The Ontario Court of Appeal has set aside an order on equalization and support in a divorce proceeding that’s over 10 years old as the appellant’s history of mental illness kept her from attending the trial and motion that took place many years ago. The court described the circumstances in this case as “highly unusual” and ordered a new trial. ... [read more]

N.L. polyamory parenting decision puts children first, lawyers say Jodi_Lazare_sm

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 1:28 PM

An unusual court decision declaring two men as parents to a child born into a polyamorous relationship with a woman drives home the justice system’s precept of doing what’s best for children and furthers its attempts to keep up with changing familial realities, experts say. ... [read more]

McLachlin will advocate for Office of JAG in new role as CAF’s ‘honorary captain (Navy)’ Geneviève Bernatchez and Beverley McLachlin

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 9:39 AM

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 12:37 PM

From “yes, my lady” to “aye, aye captain” — Beverley McLachlin, former chief justice of Canada, is adding another to her new roles, which already include bestselling Canadian novelist, Hong Kong Supreme Court judge, and now honorary captain (Navy) of the Office of the Judge Advocate General (JAG). ... [read more]