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Thursday, August 08, 2019 @ 1:19 PM

How blind spots affect judgment in everyday legal practice Two heads grey

This is the final part of a three-part series discussing how cognitive biases and heuristics can affect everyday legal practice. Part one discussed the well-known concept of anchoring. Part two dealt with the concepts of framing and the illusory truth effect. This final chapter addresses the concept of “irrational escalation” and the “bias blind spot.” ... [read more]

Thursday, August 08, 2019 @ 11:53 AM

Two new associates join Foglers

Fogler, Rubinoff LLP announced that Gabriela Caracas and Fantasia (Hong Fan) Qian have joined the firm as associates. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 08, 2019 @ 9:54 AM

‘Five eyes’ nations step up global fight against online sex abuse of children, other cybercrimes Five Eyes

Ministers responsible for the public’s safety in Canada, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. have announced they will finalize next month “voluntary principles” that online platforms and services will be expected to implement as part of stepped-up global efforts to halt the online sexual abuse of children. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 08, 2019 @ 8:46 AM

Big differences between new foreign worker permit categories wheelchair_caregiver_sm

Both Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have mechanisms to ensure that employers who employ foreign workers on employer-specific work permits respect the conditions that they have agreed to. This includes work permits that are based on Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) — a process where the local labour market is tested — and work permits that are LMIA-exempt, including under international agreements and Intra-Company Transfers.   ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 07, 2019 @ 10:54 AM

New corporate partner for Dentons

Dentons announced that Pierre D. Saint-Aubin has joined the firm as a partner in its corporate group. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 07, 2019 @ 9:52 AM

Quebec lawyers struggling with mental health issues: study Nathalie Cadieux

More than 40 per cent of Quebec lawyers suffer from psychological distress, with lawyers with less than 10 years of experience more prone to experiencing mental health issues, according to a new study by researchers at the Université de Sherbrooke. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 06, 2019 @ 10:50 AM

Two new insurance associates for Blaney McMurtry

Blaney McMurtry announced that Lucas Kittmer and Maria Christodoulou have joined the firm as associates. ... [read more]

Friday, August 02, 2019 @ 10:45 AM - Last Updated: Friday, August 02, 2019 @ 1:17 PM

Mistake to look at wine decision as making determination about Middle East: law prof Sam Trosow, Western University faculty of law

A Federal Court judge has ruled that wines being produced by Israeli winemakers in the West Bank cannot be labelled as “products of Israel,” with observers saying the decision may have broad implication for product labelling in Canada. ... [read more]

Friday, August 02, 2019 @ 6:27 AM

WRONGFUL DISMISSAL - Dismissal without cause - Reasonable notice period or wages in lieu

Appeal by the defendant employer from the summary judgment in the respondent’s wrongful dismissal action. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 01, 2019 @ 12:51 PM

Gladue role in impaired driving case Unchainedwoman.jpg

The Criminal Code contains certain provisions that apply differently in separate provinces as a result of certain provinces opting in, or not, to a particular program. An example of this was the availability of conditional discharges in matters of impaired driving. ... [read more]