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Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 9:25 AM

Access to justice pilot project highlights need to inform Ontarians of language rights Cameron Fiske sm

Practices established through a pilot project to enhance access to justice in French have been made permanent at the Ottawa courthouse after the Ministry of the Attorney General released a final report on the project’s priorities and recommendations. ... [read more]

Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 12:14 PM

Three associates join Minden Gross

Toronto-based real estate, corporate and commercial transactional and litigation services law firm Minden Gross LLP has hired three new associates. ... [read more]

Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 11:18 AM

Saskatchewan may regulate paralegals to solve ‘access to justice crisis,’ says scholar Sarah_Buhler_sm

In a bid to cope with an “access to justice crisis,” a task team in Saskatchewan is exploring the option of using regulated paralegals as a way of expanding the roles of non-lawyers in that province, says a Saskatoon scholar. ... [read more]

Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 8:28 AM

DISCOVERY - Examination for discovery - Undertakings - Deemed or implied - Production and inspection of documents - Evidence in other proceedings

Appeal by NS of a decision that dismissed his motion for a declaration that he was not prohibited from using discovery evidence to impeach the evidence of a witness in a related criminal proceeding. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 11:10 AM

False and defamatory Google business reviews? Maybe it's time to take action Google

There are ways — both non-litigious and litigious — to deal with reviewers, but a court in Australia has now made it easier to sue Google itself as a co-publisher in cases where the search engine has notice of false and defamatory statements and fails to remove them within a reasonable time. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 9:21 AM

Staffing, legal aid issues plaguing B.C. courtrooms: lawyers Richard Fowler, Fowler Blok Law

Concerns are being raised about the lack of sheriffs in British Columbia's courtrooms, a shortfall the provincial attorney general is promising to address. But a prominent criminal lawyer said staffing is only the “tip of the iceberg” when it comes to issues in B.C.'s judicial system. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 9:45 AM

An ill wind blowing: Insurers are bracing for challenges from climate change Climate change

Weather is one of the greatest catalysts of insurance claims, and coverage for everything from business interruption and environmental liability to automobiles and property is susceptible due to a changing climate. Litigation can be expected once governments in Canada implement legislation that provides measurable standards. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 9:03 AM

The significance of ‘pipefill’ in two generic drug damages awards

In early 2017 the Federal Court issued decisions involving two significant damages awards under s. 8 of the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations. An important component of these damages awards related to the concept of “pipefill.” ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 2:09 PM

Owners' Counsel of America adds new Ontario-based member

Shane Rayman is now a member of the Owners’ Counsel of America (OCA). ... [read more]

Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 12:07 PM

Ministry of the Attorney General expands e-filing of civil claims across Ontario

A pilot project launched by the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General for the online filing of civil claims has been so successful that the Ministry will be expanding the service across the province this fall. ... [read more]