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Tuesday, July 31, 2018 @ 8:41 AM

ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND PRIVACY - Bars and grounds for refusal - Solicitor-client privilege

Appeal by the Office of the Children’s Lawyer (OCL) from the dismissal of its application for judicial review from an order of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (Commissioner) allowing the father's request for access to the child client's litigation records. ... [read more]

Monday, July 30, 2018 @ 11:39 AM

To curb gun violence in Toronto, we need to stop flow of illegal weapons Pistolblood

When hosting a barbecue in your own backyard, taking your children to the playground or going out to dinner with friends and family on a summer evening can get you wounded or killed, we have a serious problem with guns and gun violence. The availability of guns coupled with random shootings in our neighbourhoods has undermined the safety and security of Torontonians. ... [read more]

Monday, July 30, 2018 @ 8:43 AM

Access to Justice: Diana Lowe on support for families as they restructure | Thomas Cromwell

Alberta has been engaged for several years in an ambitious family law reform effort. I spoke to Diana Lowe, co-lead of the Reforming the Family Justice System (RFJS) initiative, about what they have been doing and what’s ahead. Here is the second part of my interview with her. ... [read more]

Friday, July 27, 2018 @ 8:39 AM

Quebec decision backs a litigant’s right to compel participation hire_lawyer_sm

The Superior Court in Roy Métivier Roberge inc. c. CGE Groupe conseil inc., 2018 QCCS 3048 reminded litigants that access to justice has a corresponding obligation to participate, even in defence, and upheld a plaintiff’s ability to enforce defendants’ compliance with that obligation. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 26, 2018 @ 11:35 AM

Mediatube pushes litigation envelope: Ineffective counsel as a ground of appeal blindfoldedlawyer_sm.jpg

The case of Mediatube Corp v. Bell Canada began as a high stakes patent case, with a claim for more than $350 million in damages for infringement of Mediatube’s Internet Protocol Television technology patent. However, five years into the litigation, with Mediatube’s loss at trial headed to the Federal Court of Appeal, the case has turned out to be more about litigation process than complex issues of patent law. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 26, 2018 @ 11:07 AM

Perreault joins Langlois’ Montreal office as litigation partner

Langlois lawyers has announced that Sophie Perreault has joined its Montreal office as a partner in the litigation group. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 @ 12:03 PM

The best high for cannabis companies might come from strong IP rights potluggagetag_sm.jpg

Canada has become the first G7 country to legalize nationwide the purchase and use of recreational cannabis. On June 19, 2018, the Senate passed the final version of the Cannabis Act, also known as Bill C-45, by a vote of 52-29, ending Canada’s 95-year prohibition on cannabis. The law will come into force on October 17, 2018. Regulations under the Act were published on July 11, 2018. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Deschênes joins Langlois’ litigation group as partner

Caroline Deschênes has joined Langlois lawyers as a partner in the litigation group in its Montreal office. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 @ 8:29 AM

LIABILITIES OF MUNICIPALITY - Occupiers’ liability - Safety

Action by the plaintiff, Kyle McAllister, for a finding of liability by the defendant, City of Calgary, for injuries suffered in an assault in a Plus 15 connecting a parkade to a light rail transit (LRT) station. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 @ 12:46 PM

Dustup over Alberta craft beer ‘next wave of litigation’ after SCC’s Comeau decision: prof Eric Adams, University of Alberta Faculty of Law

A battle is brewing over craft beer in Alberta. The provincial government gave notice July 16 it intended to appeal a recent decision by Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Gillian Marriott that Alberta’s support of craft brewers was unconstitutional. ... [read more]