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Friday, September 30, 2022 @ 5:07 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Ontario court eyes Indian Act in matter of receiver’s seizure of on-reserve property

Ontario’s Appeal Court has overturned a decision allowing a court-appointed receiver to seize and recoup money from an Indigenous man’s on-reserve businesses, finding Canada’s Indian Act protects such properties from receivership by those who are not Indigenous. ... [read more]

Friday, September 30, 2022 @ 2:41 PM

The two-ply Charmin gambit | Marcel Strigberger

This is as good a time as any to talk about cheating. The chess world has been rocked these days by the world champion, Magnus Carlsen, accusing fellow grandmaster, 19-year-old Hans Niemann, of cheating after Niemann recently beat him in a game. Interestingly Carlsen has not at all magnified his allegations. He has not provided any details of this alleged chicanery. He only says that during the game, Niemann displayed no tension or the amount of concentration one would expect when playing against the world champ. ... [read more]

Friday, September 30, 2022 @ 2:08 PM

Law Society of Ontario approves LawPRO base premium increase of 8.3 per cent Andrew Spurgeon, LSO bencher

The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) has approved LawPRO’s primary program of insurance for 2023, which will set the base premium at $3,250, a “$250 increase (8.3 per cent) over last year reflecting rising claims and operational costs.” ... [read more]

Friday, September 30, 2022 @ 11:08 AM

Alarming erosion of Ontario school system by Ministry of Education, part two | Marvin Zuker

Every person has the ability to make a meaningful difference, if they want to…but each of us have even greater opportunities, ability and capacity to do what many cannot. You have the power to provide resources, create programs and change laws and policies that could result in meaningful and lasting change, so that this generation and future generations won’t go through what so many women, men, and children are going through on a daily basis today. ... [read more]

Friday, September 30, 2022 @ 10:54 AM

[ Legal Wire ] - Companies denied summary trial in actions involving runaway barges in Vancouver Harbour

Canada’s Federal Court has denied a request for summary trial by two companies being sued for millions after a pair of barges they owned broke loose from their moorings and allegedly caused a “trail of damage” in Vancouver Harbour.   ... [read more]

Friday, September 30, 2022 @ 8:48 AM

Tyr LLP welcomes four new associates

Tyr LLP announced that Joie Chow, Aditi Gupta, Anna White and Maria Naimark have joined the Toronto litigation firm. ... [read more]

Friday, September 30, 2022 @ 7:22 AM

HEALTH INSURANCE, GOVERNMENT - Insured services

Appeal by the plaintiff from a Chambers Decision dismissing her application for judicial review of decisions of the respondent Ministries refusing to pay for the cannabis products the appellant asserted were necessary to effectively address her medical conditions. The appellant was on social assistance and could not afford to pay for these products on her own. The Ministry of Health denied coverage because medical marijuana was not covered under the Saskatchewan Formulary or any other drug plan. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 29, 2022 @ 3:57 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - U.S. court denies Cineplex an order in suit against Cineworld, halting Ontario appeal court hearings

Canadian movie theatre chain Cineplex Inc. has been denied a requested order from a U.S. court to modify the automatic stay of proceedings pursuant to the Cineworld Group bankruptcy proceedings to permit Cineplex’s claim to proceed in Canadian courts, the company announced on Sept. 28. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 29, 2022 @ 2:57 PM

Cautionary tale to vexatious litigants: You may forfeit your right to be heard Hand signing form

Litigation can be rough, particularly family law litigation where the personal and legal interact. The mix between the personal and the legal may become even more toxic when parties are self-represented. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 29, 2022 @ 2:47 PM

First supplement to Guide for Lawyers Working with Indigenous Peoples released Jacqueline Horvat, LSO treasurer

On Sept. 29, The Advocates’ Society, the Indigenous Bar Association (IBA) and the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) jointly announced the release of the first supplement to the Guide for Lawyers Working with Indigenous Peoples. ... [read more]