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Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 08:45 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Parties - Representation of - By non-lawyer

Appeal by the plaintiff from an order denying him the right to be represented by his father. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 07:02 AM

Retailer ordered to pay $1 million in punitive damages in class action Elise Theriault

Leon's Furniture Limited, Canada’s largest discount furniture and appliance retailer, was ordered to pay $2.36 million, including $1 million in punitive damages, to thousands of consumers after the Quebec Superior Court found that it engaged in deceptive advertising and marketing with its popular “buy now, pay later” promotions. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 @ 10:52 AM

Law professors develop risk assessment tool for litigators Keet

Heather Heavin and Michaela Keet want lawyers, particularly litigators, to take a calculated risk. The two law professors at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon have developed a predictive tool that can help lawyers put a number to their chances of winning in court and whether proceeding is worthwhile. ... [read more]

Friday, August 11, 2017 @ 01:45 PM

Tzoulas joins Bentham IMF as legal counsel

Nickolas Tzoulas, a seventh-year lawyer from the litigation and dispute resolution group of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, has joined Bentham IMF as legal counsel. His hire comes 18 months after Naomi Loewith, a litigator from Lenczner Slaght LLP, became the company’s first investment manager in Canada. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 10, 2017 @ 03:50 PM

'Boilerplate' contract scholar Radin joins U of T's faculty of law

Margaret Jane (Peggy) Radin, a pioneering legal scholar in contract and property law, will join the University of Toronto faculty of law this fall as a full professor. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 10, 2017 @ 12:02 PM

Law commission project examines defamation law in Internet age Susan Gratton sm

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) recently released four papers as part of its Defamation Law in the Internet Age project and has invited policy-makers, stakeholders and the general public to comment on them as a part of its consultation process. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 10, 2017 @ 08:43 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Settlements - Offers - Releases - Enforceability

Appeal by Buterman from the dismissal of his appeal from an Alberta Human Rights Commission Tribunal (Tribunal) decision, finding that he had relinquished his human rights claim against the Board of Trustees of the Greater St. Albert Roman Catholic Separate School Board District No. 734 (Board) because the Board and Buterman had entered into a settlement agreement. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 09, 2017 @ 08:44 AM

COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS - Civil actions – When available - Scope

Appeal by the plaintiff, Speck, from the dismissal of his action. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 08, 2017 @ 09:01 AM

Facebook decision gives quasi-constitutional privacy rights to some Canadians Facebook

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) issued its highly anticipated decision in Douez v. Facebook, Inc. 2017 SCC 33 in late June. While the decision paved the way for a privacy class action to continue through the British Columbia courts, the SCC appears to have provided quasi-constitutional privacy rights to some Canadians, but not the entire country, and the application of the decision to other private sector privacy statutes is uncertain. ... [read more]

Friday, August 04, 2017 @ 11:36 AM

Quebec Superior Court judges launch suit against governments Simon Potter

In an extraordinary development at a time when the justice system in Quebec is grappling with the after-effects of the landmark Jordan ruling, Quebec Superior Court judges have launched a suit against the federal and provincial government over the exclusive jurisdiction of the Court of Quebec in some civil matters. ... [read more]