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Friday, September 13, 2019 @ 11:06 AM

Cassels Brock welcomes 12 associates

Cassels Brock announced that the following 12 associates have joined the firm: Sean Baraich, Ave Bross, Tiffany Chiu, Tristan Davis, Joseph Hamaliuk, Heesoo Kim, Kelly Lee, Any Obando, Paras Patel, Jonathan Shepherd, Rebecca Sim and Jesse Tepperman. All formerly were summer students and articled with the firm. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 12, 2019 @ 1:34 PM

Ontario’s top judges unite in defence of legal aid, pro bono (L-R) Frank Marrocco, Geoffrey Morawetz, George Strathy, Lise Maisonneuve sm

The chief justices from Ontario’s top three courts banded together on Sept. 10 at the opening of the courts to stress the importance of legal aid, pro bono and the need for the courts to control their own resources. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 12, 2019 @ 6:27 AM

ELECTIONS - Election officials and officers - Duties - Powers

Application by Aryeh-Bain and Walfish, Orthodox Jewish Canadians, for judicial review of the decision of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) who refused to exercise his discretion to recommend a change in the date of the federal general election scheduled for October 21, 2019. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 11:20 AM

New litigation associate for DLA Piper in Toronto

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP announced that Simon McCleary has joined the firm’s Toronto office as an associate in the litigation, arbitration and investigations group. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 11:17 AM

Fasken adds commercial litigation partner in Montreal

Fasken announced that Sébastien Richemont has joined the firm as a partner with the commercial litigation group in Montreal. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 6:26 AM

INTERESTS IN LAND - Joint estates - Partition - Severance by other means

Appeal by Miller from an order requiring her to sell her interests in two properties to the Hieberts. Miller originally owned the properties, a commercial resort with cabins and RV lots and an adjacent vacant lot, with Olson. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 6:25 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Summary judgments - To dismiss action

Appeal by the executrix from an order striking out her pleadings and dismissing her action. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 4:10 PM

Apportionment or double counting in determining catastrophic impairment Brain on blue background

Under the Statutory Accident Benefit Schedule (SABS) and associated case law, an applicant will meet the legal definition of catastrophic impairment pursuant to the SABS if it is determined that he/she has suffered a combination of physical and psychological impairments that amount to a whole person impairment in excess of 55 per cent. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 3:25 PM

Access to justice fund named after former chief justice McLachlin launched

A new fund created to honour the legacy of Canada’s longest-serving chief justice, Beverley McLachlin, was launched on Sept. 10. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 2:35 PM

Chief Justice Morawetz sworn in, recounts how news of appointment was a happy surprise Chief Justice Geoffrey Morawetz swearing in 3 sm

Contrary to custom, Justice Geoffrey Morawetz may have been the last to know of his appointment to the role of chief justice of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario as the news release announcing the honour was sent before the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, David Lametti, could get in touch with him. ... [read more]