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Wednesday, September 21, 2022 @ 5:16 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Beaconsfield increases its claim against Montreal and Quebec over municipal taxation

The Quebec town of Beaconsfield is increasing the value of its legal claim against the City of Montreal and the Quebec government, stating that the effect of increased property values reflected in a new three-year assessment (2023-2025 inclusive) will double its “overtaxation” by the Montréal Agglomeration. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 @ 5:04 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - RCMP corruption investigation results in bribery, fraud charges against Montreal-based company

The RCMP have laid charges of bribery and fraud against a Montreal-based company and four of its executives under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act and the Criminal Code, in connection with an investigation into international corruption. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 @ 4:18 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Litigation settled ‘amicably’ between Marineland of Canada, Inc., whistleblower Demers

Litigation between Marineland of Canada, Inc. and Phil Demers, a former Marineland animal trainer, has been “resolved amicably,” Marineland has announced. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 @ 4:16 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Federal Court grants defendant ‘untimely’ motion to amend, awards plaintiff costs in patent dispute

The Federal Court of Canada granted a motion to amend a statement of defence in a patent dispute, but ordered costs be paid to the plaintiff as the motion to amend was “untimely” and due only to the defendant’s “change of heart and/or of solicitors.” ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 @ 2:43 PM

Alberta Court of Appeal reiterates administrative decisions not ironclad Stick figures

Even though administrative decision-makers are given a significant amount of deference to preside over matters relevant to their expertise, the Alberta Court of Appeal reaffirmed that deference is not simply a formality. It requires judgments that encompass transparency and sound reasoning. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 @ 12:03 PM

Blaney McMurtry elects new managing partner

The partners of Blaney McMurtry LLP have elected Shawn Wolfson as the firm’s new managing partner. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 @ 12:02 PM

Hakemi & Ridgedale to merge with MLT Aikins

Hakemi & Ridgedale LLP and MLT Aikins LLP announced they will be joining forces on Dec. 1, 2022. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 @ 11:45 AM

Post-peremptory jury selection issue in Court of Appeal decision jury

Do men and women decide what is a fact differently? Would an all-male or and all-female jury come to different conclusions as to what is a fact in particular situations? If so, were all jury verdicts in the past, where the juries were not diverse, incapable of perceiving the truth? Or has our 21st century acceptance of the need for equality of the sexes demonstrated a fundamental flaw in our judicial system when juries are composed disproportionately of one gender? ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 @ 10:44 AM

Mundo Media: Insolvency single proceeding model vs. international arbitration clause Two scales of justice doing battle

Insolvency and arbitration are essential regimes that buttress commercial activity in Canada. However, these two regimes are not always aligned. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 @ 8:22 AM

Is adequacy of reasons question of law on appeal? | Sara Blake

In Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses’ Union v. Newfoundland and Labrador (Treasury Board) 2011 SCC 62, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the adequacy of a tribunal’s reasons for decision is not a stand-alone ground of judicial review. ... [read more]