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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 @ 8:29 AM

A royal solution to notwithstanding clause debacle | Christopher Williams and Maureen Williamson

The Government of Ontario is in the process of making use of the notwithstanding clause set out in s. 33 of the Constitution Act, 1982 in order to re-enact aspects of the Better Local Government Act, 2018 as Bill 31 (renamed, the Efficient Local Government Act) to protect those sections reducing the size of Toronto’s city council from the same legal challenge as was met by its predecessor. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 @ 3:06 PM

Rand joins Bentham IMF as legal counsel

Bentham IMF, a world-leading commercial litigation finance company, has hired Paul S. Rand as investment manager and legal counsel for its Toronto office. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 @ 9:54 AM

Oatley Vigmond partner admitted to Litigation Counsel of America

Oatley Vigmond announced that partner Troy Lehman has been selected as a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 @ 9:31 AM

Search and seizure of electronic data: too much of a good thing data_security_sm

Seizures of electronic data have become the equivalent of trying to catch trophy fish using bottom trawling nets. Like large, weighted fishing nets dragged across the seafloor, unselectively scooping up everything in their path, seizures of data invariably and easily net their own form of digital bycatch. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 @ 8:42 AM

BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS - Bill of costs - Measure of compensation

Application by the client Kemp to have the Court review the bill of her former lawyer, the respondent Ross, and for an extension of time for the registrar to examine a variation agreement. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 @ 8:39 AM

SCHOOL REGULATION AND ADMINISTRATION - Minority language education - Finances and funding

Appeal by the plaintiffs from trial judgment allowing their action in part. ... [read more]

Monday, September 17, 2018 @ 2:21 PM - Last Updated: Monday, September 17, 2018 @ 7:56 PM

Ottawa quietly rolls out much-anticipated draft tax law changes on charities’ political activities Finance Minister Bill Morneau

As people left work before the last weekend, Ottawa quietly rolled out its much-anticipated draft changes to the tax legislation governing charities’ political activities. ... [read more]

Monday, September 17, 2018 @ 12:39 PM

DMG Advocates adds litigation associate

DMG Advocates LLP announced that Corey Groper has joined as an associate, practising corporate commercial litigation. ... [read more]

Monday, September 17, 2018 @ 9:39 AM

Pretrial conference: Play by the Rules or pay the price pretrial_conference_sm

Pretrial conferences are an important and mandatory step in the civil litigation process in Ontario. In addition to potential case management steps, one of their principal purposes is to explore the possibility of settlement. For this purpose to be achieved, each side must come to the conference fully acquainted with the facts and legal issues in the proceeding. ... [read more]

Monday, September 17, 2018 @ 9:35 AM

GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM - Social assistance - Benefits

Appeal by RG from a decision of an application judge setting aside a decision of the Assistance Appeal Board which granted her request for increased shelter allowance. ... [read more]