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Monday, September 26, 2022 @ 8:32 AM

Why expert handwriting analysis still matters handwriting

Several times, questions are raised by one of the parties on the authenticity of a signature or writing inscribed on a holographic will or other legal document. Once this doubt is brought in front of the attorney, he/she proceeds to get an opinion from a forensic document examiner who by his/her knowledge, skill, education and experience conducts his/her analysis. ... [read more]

Friday, September 23, 2022 @ 5:21 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Canadian Securities Administrators begins review of mutual fund securities distribution

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) is reviewing the practices of mutual funds that have principal distributor relationships with registrants to distribute their securities, it announced on Sept. 22. ... [read more]

Friday, September 23, 2022 @ 3:55 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Superior Court grants plaintiffs’ motion for relief in shareholders dispute

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has granted plaintiffs’ motion for relief in a shareholders dispute, noting that the “profit and loss statement provided” demonstrates that the plaintiffs are “crediting the dividends against the funds transferred” between two companies. ... [read more]

Friday, September 23, 2022 @ 3:26 PM - Last Updated: Monday, September 26, 2022 @ 9:22 AM

[ Legal Wire ] - Registration of certificate of pending litigation would negatively impact new purchasers: court

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has dismissed two motions for certificates of pending litigation (CPL) in a dispute over a failed real estate development in Richmond Hill. ... [read more]

Friday, September 23, 2022 @ 1:48 PM

Alberta Court of Appeal weighs in on manifest unfairness, part one A finger pushing down on one side of scale

In ENMAX Energy Corporation v. TransAlta Generation Partnership, 2022 ABCA 206, the Alberta Court of Appeal (the court) clarified what constitutes “manifest unfairness” within arbitration procedure sufficient to deprive a party of presenting a case, or defending itself, and therefore warranting set aside of the arbitration award under s. 45(1)(f) of the Arbitration Act, RSA 2000, c A-43 (the Act). ... [read more]

Friday, September 23, 2022 @ 12:43 PM

WeirFoulds welcomes four new associates

WeirFoulds LLP welcomed new associates Cassidy Kunicyn, Baldon Mitchell, Alfred Pepushaj and Kristen Robertson. ... [read more]

Friday, September 23, 2022 @ 11:52 AM

How do I know if I am on my way to burning out? | Rob De Toni

Burnout. It’s a hot topic in the legal profession today and has been ever since the beginning of the pandemic. But what exactly is burnout, and how can you tell if you are on your way to burning out? ... [read more]

Friday, September 23, 2022 @ 10:53 AM

Lending to limited partnerships, real estate investment trusts Coins on a scale

Loan transactions frequently involve non-corporate entities like limited partnerships (LPs) and real estate investment trusts (REITs). Lenders should know how to adapt their practices and procedures when dealing with such entities. ... [read more]

Friday, September 23, 2022 @ 10:47 AM

Administrative law session for adjudicators examines delay, self-represented litigants Michelle Flaherty, adjudicator.

Lengthy administrative law proceedings and greater assistance for self-represented litigants were two items covered during a recent conference for adjudicators in Saskatchewan. The Sept. 21 session, put on by the Saskatchewan Administrative Tribunals Association (SATA) and the Law Society of Saskatchewan (LSS), was a two-and-a-half hour, for-credit session providing professional development for participating law society members. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 22, 2022 @ 5:22 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Government announces legislative review of Cannabis Act, one year late

The federal government’s legislative review of the Cannabis Act was announced on Sept. 22, a year later than promised, though under the terms of the Act the review must be completed 18 months after it begins. ... [read more]