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Friday, August 03, 2018 @ 12:11 PM

Student’s drowning case could establish what normal standard of care means for teachers, schools lifeguardring_sm.jpg

Nicholas Mills, a high school outdoor education teacher, has been charged with criminal negligence causing the death of one of his students, Jeremiah Perry, while on a class excursion to Algonquin Park. It is alleged that the student died when he went swimming with classmates and drowned. ... [read more]

Friday, August 03, 2018 @ 9:34 AM

Court of Appeal’s decision in class actions brings clarity to Rules of Civil Procedure, counsel says Matt GOTTLIEB sm

The Ontario Court of Appeal, dealing with two appeals by both sides of a class action between employers and labourers, has allowed the appeal of the defendants as the claims of persons seeking to be represented were determined to be statute-barred.   ... [read more]

Friday, August 03, 2018 @ 9:22 AM

The Advocates’ Society honoured for Women in Litigation Series

The Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) has awarded The Advocates’ Society with the Frank V. Harris Award for Professional Excellence in the Best Programming category for its Women in Litigation Series. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 02, 2018 @ 1:41 PM

Dentons adds 10 lawyers from Toronto boutique firm McLean & Kerr

Dentons has welcomed a team of 10 new colleagues from McLean & Kerr LLP, a boutique law firm widely respected in the Toronto market for its commercial real estate and litigation practices. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 02, 2018 @ 8:22 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Class or representative actions - Settlements - Approval

Determination of whether to approve a settlement agreement. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 01, 2018 @ 8:29 AM

FOR TORTS - Abuse of legal procedure or process - Malicious prosecution

Action by Curley for damages for breach of contract and malicious prosecution. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 @ 1:37 PM

It’s getting easier to be green: Hydrogen technology developments and legal issues Hydrogencar

While the transportation industry has been abuzz recently over new electric vehicle technology, talk and focus may eventually turn to cars that emit nothing but water vapour, thanks to recent developments in hydrogen fuel cells and other hydrogen energy applications. Initiatives in Canada and abroad are providing industry, and lawyers, with exciting opportunities. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 @ 11:56 AM

High drama at Ontario’s Licence Appeal Tribunal womaninspiderweb_sm.jpg

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 @ 11:52 AM

Role of intermediaries needs to be redefined in defamation law reform, panel says Hilary Young, Christina Angelopoulos, Bram Abramson sm

The traditional concept of the publisher, and who is responsible for defamatory content, has drastically changed with the advent of the Internet. Now that the ability to “publish” is available to anyone with Internet access, the role that intermediaries play in disseminating information begs the question: should they be held liable? ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 @ 9:22 AM

B.C. Appeal Court: Lower court ruling on construction liability ‘unsatisfactory, if not unjust’ Michael Morgan, Lawson Lundell LLP

The B.C. Court of Appeal has ruled the builder of a home that had a number of defects was still liable for repair costs despite the property’s ownership changing hands and the previous owner paying for the repairs, a decision the plaintiff’s lawyer says is important as it illustrates that a wrongdoer should not be able to “get off the hook” for carelessness due to a transaction that look place after the wrong occurred. ... [read more]