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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 @ 03:34 PM

Bereskin & Parr adds associates

There are three new associates working at Bereskin & Parr LLP.   ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 @ 01:16 PM

Merger sought by Armed Forces class action plaintiffs

What were formally five separate class actions against the Canadian Armed Forces are attempting to come together under a single umbrella. ... [read more]

Monday, September 11, 2017 @ 12:14 PM

Judges must be wary of pseudoscience 'nonsense,' study says Vincent Denault

New research from a former litigation lawyer has found that pseudoscience is alive and well — and it may be lurking in Canada’s courtrooms. At the heart of the research: a look at non-verbal behaviour and the often mistaken beliefs that abound. ... [read more]

Friday, September 08, 2017 @ 05:23 PM

SCC clarifies how to assess reliability of diplomatic assurances in extradition cases Adriel Weaver

In an important extradition ruling, the Supreme Court has unanimously restored Ottawa’s decision to surrender two Canadians to India to face charges that the pair arranged the murder 17 years ago of a family member in Punjab who married against their wishes. ... [read more]

Friday, September 08, 2017 @ 12:13 PM

SCC clarifies judicial review of diplomatic assurances in extradition cases Michael Moldaver

In an important extradition ruling, the Supreme Court has unanimously upheld Ottawa’s decision to surrender two Canadians to India to face charges that the pair arranged the murder 17 years ago of a family member in Punjab who had married against their wishes. ... [read more]

Friday, September 08, 2017 @ 08:43 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Pleadings - Striking out pleadings - Grounds - Failure to disclose a cause of action - False, frivolous, vexatious or abuse of process

Appeal by Canada from an order striking out its statement of claim on the basis that it was frivolous and vexatious and an abuse of process. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 07, 2017 @ 05:54 PM

Ottawa pledges 'complete overhaul' of specific claims to promote reconciliation with Indigenous peoples Harry Slade

The Trudeau government is vowing to revamp Ottawa’s specific claims process and policies to put more emphasis on reconciliation, rather than conflict, in dealing with historic Indigenous claims. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 07, 2017 @ 03:00 PM

Foreign law profs warn of TWU case’s international fallout Eugene Meehan

Graduates from religiously affiliated universities here and abroad would face uncertainty about their credentials in Canada if the Supreme Court upholds legal regulators’ refusal to accredit a proposed evangelical Christian law school that bars students and staff from same-sex sexual intimacy, abortion and extramarital sex, say foreign law professors who have rallied in support of Trinity Western University (TWU). ... [read more]

Thursday, September 07, 2017 @ 12:46 PM

Litigator Lefebvre joins Langlois

Langois lawyers has added a new partner to its roster. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 @ 11:48 AM

Courts show growing willingness to award damages when Charter rights are violated

In 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada opened the door for plaintiffs to seek damages from the government when their rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms are breached. It is possible that courts may come to view such damages as a way to deter bad behaviour by the state. ... [read more]