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Monday, November 04, 2019 @ 12:06 PM

Interveners in SCC Uber appeal offer minimal intervention solutions | Barry Leon

On Nov. 6 when the Supreme Court of Canada hears the appeal in Uber v. Heller 2019 ONCA 1, some 18 interveners will be on hand to assist the court. ... [read more]

Monday, November 04, 2019 @ 9:47 AM

OBA focuses on education during Make A Will Month

A 2018 poll conducted by the Angus Reid Institute showed that a majority of Canadians don’t have a will. In Ontario, only 46 per cent of people have a last will and testament in place. Only 35 per cent say they have one that is up to date. ... [read more]

Friday, November 01, 2019 @ 3:11 PM

Fogler, Rubinoff brings on 6 associates

The Toronto-based full service firm Fogler, Rubinoff is welcoming six new associates to its ranks. ... [read more]

Friday, November 01, 2019 @ 3:05 PM

What U.K. employers should know about Canadian human rights employment law Britishflag

The final part of this four-part series explores Canadian human rights legislation in relation to employment law. Canadian employers are prohibited by law from dismissing an employee on discriminatory grounds and engaging in discriminatory practices generally.  ... [read more]

Friday, November 01, 2019 @ 6:21 AM

FRAUDULENT CONVEYANCES - Conveyances that are void

Appeal by the Monitor from a decision dismissing the Monitor’s motion for an order disallowing a claim filed by Speedy Electrical. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 1:35 PM

Increasing access to justice through lawyer education | Pamela Cross

As I mentioned in my remarks when I received the Guthrie Award recently, there has been little attention paid to ensuring that lawyers — particularly family law lawyers — are educated about the issue of family violence. This creates a significant barrier to access to justice for families where violence has been a factor. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 12:39 PM

Transactional common interest privilege: Not over till it’s over gears_transaction_sm

The chatter on Toronto’s Bay Street is that transactional common interest privilege is settled law in Canada and that its recent near-death experience was put to bed by the Federal Court of Appeal in Iggillis Holdings Inc. v. Canada (National Revenue) 2018 FCA 51. Nothing could be further from the truth. While the decision accepts that transactional common interest privilege is a recognized privilege in some jurisdictions, it fails to address a number of important issues identified by the Federal Court that call into question its very existence. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 9:14 AM

The opioid crisis: High cost to pay Hand pouring out pills

In 2018, B.C. had 1,546 opioid-related deaths, followed by Ontario at 1,473 and Alberta at 833. The numbers average one Canadian opioid-related death every two hours. It’s an epidemic that has received widespread media attention in North America in recent months as a result of the lawsuits that have ensued. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 9:14 AM

B.C. securities amendments called strongest in nation

British Columbia is undertaking a major revamp of its securities commission, giving it new powers that the province says are the strongest enforcement and collection tools in Canada to crack down on white-collar crime. If passed by the legislature, the Securities Amendment Act will increase the maximum fine and jail term amounts for individuals convicted of securities offences, as well as introduce minimum sentences for people with multiple convictions... ... [read more]

Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 8:25 AM

REMEDIES - Equitable remedies - Specific performance

Appeal by Stilton Corp. from judgment granting the respondent’s application for specific performance of a 2013 settlement agreement. ... [read more]