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Monday, December 13, 2021 @ 9:17 AM

N.L. lawsuit over alleged sex abuse at youth centre may spur more claims: lawyer Jennifer Helleur, Budden & Associates.

A Newfoundland man is suing the province for sexual and physical abuse he allegedly suffered while a teen at a youth detention centre. ... [read more]

Monday, December 13, 2021 @ 9:06 AM

CUSTODY AND ACCESS - Practice and procedure - Costs

Application by the father for leave to appeal a costs award requiring him to pay solicitor client costs of $424,000 following almost nine years of litigation in a high conflict family law dispute. Application by the mother for an order requiring the father to pay her an advance of costs for responding to his appeal of the costs decision. ... [read more]

Friday, December 10, 2021 @ 5:32 PM

Supreme Court looks at set-off, ‘pre-post compensation’ under Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act Chief Justice Richard Wagner

The Supreme Court of Canada has for the first time established the test for “fraud” under s. 19(2)(d) of the federal Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) in a decision which holds that the City of Montreal cannot offset the amount it was owed by a contractor under Quebec’s voluntary reimbursement program against the amount the city owes for work the contractor performed on Montreal’s Samuel De Champlain Bridge and other provincial infrastructure. ... [read more]

Friday, December 10, 2021 @ 2:33 PM

How about a big hand for the doctor? | Marcel Strigberger

Painless dentist? That is no pain for the dentist. A dentist in the city of Biella, Italy, who wanted to get a proof of COVID-19 vaccination certificate but did not want the shot attended at a clinic and tried to trick the staff by wearing a fake rubber hand. Actually he was wearing a silicone covering on his torso with two rubber arms. The astute nurse noticed something strange about the skin, it being cold and gummy. I believe what really gave the con attempt away was the imprinted logo on the arm, of the Goodyear blimp. ... [read more]

Friday, December 10, 2021 @ 11:03 AM

Author wins day in court for defamation action after prevailing on ‘anti-SLAPP’ motion Howard Winkler

A well-known Canadian writer has been given the go-ahead for his defamation lawsuit against a number of people he claims have unfairly accused him of sexual and physical assault, despite an attempt to have the case dismissed under B.C.’s legislation which is intended to screen out so-called strategic lawsuits against public participation, or SLAPPs. ... [read more]

Friday, December 10, 2021 @ 10:54 AM

Duty to Rescue Act 2021 | Marvin Zuker

How often do we read about sexual assaults and other violent crimes and as often third parties simply disregard them, if not enabling them to occur? Can you imagine a morality, a culture, where people intervene, speak up, and just do the right thing? Silence is complicity. It is not about a lack of awareness. It is about the failure to act. ... [read more]

Friday, December 10, 2021 @ 9:25 AM

New civil litigation associate for Harper Grey

Harper Grey announced that Leyla Salmi has joined its construction and engineering group. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 09, 2021 @ 2:33 PM

Legal education organization expanding digital tools as usage more than doubles during pandemic Julie Mathews, CLEO’s executive director

The use of Community Legal Education Ontario’s (CLEO) Guided Pathways has “more than doubled during the pandemic,” the organization announced, as “people have increasingly sought out online access to services.” ... [read more]

Thursday, December 09, 2021 @ 2:18 PM

Legal marketing roundup: News, analysis and opinion Legal marketing

You already know that a single errant tweet can destroy in a nanosecond a reputation that’s taken years to construct. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 09, 2021 @ 9:57 AM

Legal marketing: Geofencing used by lawyers, but regulatory, privacy picture fuzzy Legal Marketing image

A woman surfs the Internet in a hospital emergency department after hurting her ankle in a slip and fall on public property. On the websites she visits, she notices an advertisement for a local personal injury law firm keeps showing up — an ad which follows her around for days afterward. ... [read more]