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Thursday, March 02, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

How firms can make the most of a near-hire

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Thursday, March 02, 2017 @ 11:50 AM

Event: Corporate governance issues and your supply chain

Osler is holding a live, continuing legal education, professional development event on March 8 on the growing trends in supply chain transparency requirements.   ... [read more]

Thursday, March 02, 2017 @ 8:47 AM

ACTIONS BY AND AGAINST - Actions against municipality

Appeal by Weinmann Electric Ltd. (Weinmann) from a trial judge decision dismissing its action against The Regional Municipality of Niagara (the “region”) alleging a failure to follow its bylaws governing contracting for the provision of goods and services. The procedure governing contracting was set out in a series of four consecutive bylaws. The bylaws established different and more onerous requirements to be met as the value of the goods and services being purchased increased. At trial, Weinmann argued that the region breached its bylaws by contracting with a competitor, Regional Trenching, without following the competitive purchasing processes set out in the bylaws, and by a pervasive practice of contract-splitting. The appellant alleged that Regional Trenching wrongly obtained approximately $11 million in contracts from the region over a 10-year period. Weinmann submitted that the trial judge erred in law in interpreting the bylaws and made palpable and overriding errors of fact in concluding that the region’s conduct did not violate the bylaws. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 01, 2017 @ 9:46 AM

Lawyers seek leave to appeal to Supreme Court in case involving police search

Lawyers for Charles Gerald Patrick, who was charged with a variety of firearms-related offences, are seeking a leave to appeal a decision by the B.C. Court of Appeal which ordered a new trial on some of the charges after he was acquitted of all charges by the B.C. Supreme Court. ... [read more]

Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 3:31 PM

First of its kind Indigenous People's Court in northwestern Ontario

The Indigenous People’s Court in Thunder Bay will hold its first sitting on March 6 as it aims to assist Aboriginal defendants in conflict with the law by using an alternative to sentencing. ... [read more]

Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 3:13 PM

Top court revisits test for adverse possession

The quality of evidence necessary to establish historic civil claims on the balance of probabilities “must merely be as satisfactory as could reasonably be expected” in all of the circumstances, the Supreme Court said in an adverse possession judgment from B.C. with national impact. ... [read more]

Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 2:16 PM

Free counselling available to jury members in Ontario

Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General has launched a free counselling service to assist jurors who have been through a difficult trial. ... [read more]

Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 9:46 AM

City of Vancouver votes for judicial review of Kinder Morgan pipeline

Vancouver City Council voted to pursue a judicial review of the province’s approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion. ... [read more]

Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 3:32 PM

LSUC votes to cap referral fees, alter advertising rules

After a lengthy debate on Feb. 23, the Law Society of Upper Canada voted to cap referral fees, insisting on increased transparency in the practice of collecting such fees, as well as approving new rules for advertising. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Appeal court finds in favour of franchise in Fido dispute

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