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Friday, July 19, 2019 @ 5:07 PM

Proposed class action settlement on sexual misconduct in military includes ‘structural changes,’ says co-lead counsel Jonathan Ptak

The federal government’s proposed $900 million settlement of a class action lawsuit regarding sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Department of National Defence (DND) “sends a powerful signal to military authorities and the rank and file that the government is paying significant tax dollars to repair some of the insult and damages created and hopefully that will serve as a deterrent going forward,” according to Michel Drapeau, an Ottawa military lawyer and retired army colonel. ... [read more]

Friday, July 19, 2019 @ 9:46 AM

Access to Justice: Legal aid critically important part of justice system | Beverley McLachlin

This spring, the Ontario government announced drastic cuts to legal aid in Ontario. The Legal Aid Ontario budget was cut by almost 30 per cent and funding was eliminated for refugee and immigration cases. This meant deep cuts to clinics and services, striking hard at the province’s most vulnerable inhabitants. These cuts were felt especially strongly in the larger centres, including Toronto. ... [read more]

Friday, July 19, 2019 @ 8:32 AM

Quebec Court of Appeal overturns labour tribunal’s ruling on litigation privilege Francis Gervais

A ruling by the Quebec Administrative Labour Tribunal that held that litigation privilege applies only in civil matters and in adversarial proceedings but not in an administrative law context before a quasijudicial tribunal with powers of inquiry was overturned by the Quebec Court of Appeal. ... [read more]

Friday, July 19, 2019 @ 6:31 AM

ABORIGINAL STATUS AND RIGHTS - Practice and procedure - Costs

Appeal by a lawyer, Kennedy, from an award of costs payable by her personally. ... [read more]

Friday, July 19, 2019 @ 6:30 AM

BINDING ARBITRATION - Practice and procedure

Appeal by the defendant, Posco Daewoo Corporation, from a procedural ruling in favour of the plaintiff Joint Venture. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 18, 2019 @ 2:13 PM

Tread cautiously in looking at impact of plastic bag decision: law prof Deborah Curran, University of Victoria

The City of Victoria has been dealt a blow in its attempts to rein in the use of plastic after the B.C. Court of Appeal ruled the city erred by not seeking the provincial government’s approval for a bylaw prohibiting businesses from providing or selling plastic bags to customers. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 18, 2019 @ 1:58 PM

More outreach, less paper to be focus of Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench: annual report

Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench is looking to increase accountability, harness new technologies and reduce its reliance on paper as it looks to its future. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 18, 2019 @ 9:23 AM

New associate to join IMK advocates in August

IMK advocates announced that Christine Makar will be joining the Montreal litigation firm at the end of her internship in August 2019. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 @ 2:26 PM - Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2019 @ 10:08 AM

LSO debate on Statement of Principles pushed back till September 11 Malcolm Mercer sm

The debate on the Statement of Principles (SOP), which was supposed to continue at a special Convocation in July, won’t be before the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) until September, The Lawyer’s Daily has learned. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 @ 1:38 PM

Dealing with liability waivers for minors Child sitting with broken legs

What can outdoor/adventure companies, school groups, summer camps, sports teams, recreational/community sports facilities — and their insurers — do to protect themselves from claims brought by minors who injure themselves while participating in a hosted activity? ... [read more]