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Friday, March 22, 2019 @ 9:58 AM

U.S. college cheating scandal casts spotlight on security of LSAT, law school admissions Kellye Testy

A sweeping U.S. Department of Justice indictment for large-scale bribery and cheating on the SAT entrance exam and in the admissions process for American colleges is raising questions among law deans and others about whether the LSAT or other aspects of the highly competitive law school admissions process in Canada are susceptible to cheating. ... [read more]

Friday, March 22, 2019 @ 8:55 AM

POWERS OF MUNICIPALITY - Dangerous dogs - Destruction

Motion by Santics for leave to appeal a decision confirming an order that her dog was to be destroyed. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 @ 12:43 PM

Four associates join Miller Thomson

Miller Thomson announced that associates Eric Laxton, Asim Iqbal and Eduard Popov have joined the Toronto office, while associate Rebecca Grosz is the newest member of the firm’s office in Vaughan, Ont. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 @ 12:11 PM

Proposed tort of harassment fails at Ontario Court of Appeal

The Ontario Court of Appeal has decided not to recognize a proposed tort of harassment in a dispute between the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and an employee, which has been ongoing since 2007. However, this may not be the last word on establishing the new tort, as counsel for the employee said it is “looking at seeking leave to appeal” to the Supreme Court of Canada. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 @ 11:50 AM

Quebec court considers defamation predating limitation period clock_newspaper_sm

Quebec’s Appeal Court in Publications Léonardo ltée v. Ville de St-Lambert, 2019 QCCA 329 upheld a trial judgment denying a newspaper’s attempt to benefit from a shorter prescription period and limitation on damages granted by Quebec’s Press Act CQLR c P-19 because the newspaper had not filed its declaration under the Newspaper Declaration Act, CQLR c J-1. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 @ 10:58 AM

Still waters run deep: Ramifications of Redwater ancientoilwells_sm.jpg

Just over a month after the Supreme Court of Canada handed down its precedent-setting decision in Redwater (Orphan Well Association v. Grant Thornton Ltd. 2019 SCC 5), companies are still scrambling to understand exactly how this will impact their operations moving forward. While the oil and gas sector will inevitably feel the full brunt of the decision, they’re not the only industry set to suffer. Industries like mining, power, lumber, pulp and paper and any one where the provinces legislate on abandonment, reclamation and remediation are all set to be impacted. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 @ 5:42 PM

Budget 2019 includes more cash for reconciliation, immigration legal aid and judges for Federal Court Bill Morneau

Annual updates to federal regulations, a broadened money laundering offence, more judges and cash for the Federal Court and a boost for immigration legal aid are among the justice-related measures Ottawa announced in the 2019 federal budget. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 @ 8:48 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Parties - Standing

Application by the defendant for an order dismissing the plaintiff’s claim on the grounds that it was a collateral attack. ... [read more]

Monday, March 18, 2019 @ 10:37 AM

PROCEEDINGS - Settlements

Determination of whether a settlement for an infant plaintiff should be approved. ... [read more]

Monday, March 18, 2019 @ 10:34 AM

DISCRIMINATION - Context - Workplace discrimination - Job competition

Appeal by Ayangma from dismissal of his application for judicial review of a decision of the Human Rights Commission refusing to refer his complaint for a hearing by the Labour and Employment Board. ... [read more]