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Monday, April 19, 2021 @ 11:32 AM

DLA Piper names co-chairs of capital markets group

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP announced that Dan Kenney and Derek Sigel have been named co-‎chairs of the Canadian firm's capital markets group.‎ ... [read more]

Monday, April 19, 2021 @ 8:27 AM

Federal Court of Appeal overturns decision on safe third country agreement with U.S. Sharry Aiken, Queen’s University faculty of law

The Federal Court of Appeal has overturned a decision which declared Canada’s Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA) on refugee claimants with the United States to be unconstitutional, saying the challenge of the agreement was not properly constituted. ... [read more]

Friday, April 16, 2021 @ 5:47 PM

Ontario extends stay-at-home order, tightens enforcement in bid to curb surging COVID-19 variants

Faced with potentially catastrophic COVID-19 modelling projections, Ontario is extending its state of emergency and stay-at-home order effective immediately and implementing tougher public health restrictions in an effort to control the rampant spread of the disease variants. ... [read more]

Friday, April 16, 2021 @ 1:38 PM

New test for preservation of property as evidence during litigation Puzzle piece labelled 'evidence'

Interim preservation of property during litigation is dealt with under Rule 45 of the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure. Under this rule, parties can move for preservation of any property “in question” or “relevant” to a proceeding. In other words, the property sought to be preserved can be the subject matter of the litigation, such as a fund or asset over which ownership is disputed, or property that is relevant to a determination of the claim, such as evidence. ... [read more]

Friday, April 16, 2021 @ 1:01 PM

Ontario ramps up inspections of construction sites and workplaces provincewide

Ontario is mobilizing a team of more than 200 workplace inspectors and provincial offences officers starting April 16 to inspect hundreds of construction sites and workplaces across the province as new COVID-19 cases reach unprecedented levels. ... [read more]

Friday, April 16, 2021 @ 12:35 PM

Two new associates for Paliare Roland

Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP (PRRR) announced that associates Jessica Roher and Kartiga Thavaraj have joined the Toronto litigation firm. ... [read more]

Friday, April 16, 2021 @ 11:40 AM

Damages compensation across various jurisdictions Map of Europe

When a claimant brings a case to court, he or she is hoping that someone appointed by the state and administering justice on behalf of his or her fellow citizens makes things right. ... [read more]

Friday, April 16, 2021 @ 8:48 AM

Appeal Court ruling in long-running land litigation beckons SCC scrutiny, says lawyer Sarit Batner, partner, McCarthy Tétrault

Land deals gone sour involving a suburban Toronto property have reaped a long-running harvest of litigation and a voluminous Appeal Court decision laden with legal lessons. But the battle may not be over, says a lawyer involved in the case. ... [read more]

Friday, April 16, 2021 @ 8:34 AM

April pay cut is constructive dismissal | Stuart Rudner

It doesn’t seem like it’s been over a year, but on April 2, 2020, my article in The Lawyer’s Daily was titled Constructive dismissal and COVID-19. In that post, I wrote that “How our courts will treat this unprecedented situation in the future remains to be seen.” ... [read more]

Friday, April 16, 2021 @ 6:12 AM

CIVIL LIABILITY - Misrepresentation in a prospectus

Appeal by the proposed representative plaintiffs in a putative securities class action from the order of a motion judge granting them leave to proceed under s. 138.3 of the Ontario Securities Act with one proposed misrepresentation claim against Barrick and the individual respondents, but denying the appellants leave to proceed with all other claims they proposed to assert under Part XXIII.1 of the Act. ... [read more]