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Thursday, August 15, 2019 @ 9:42 AM

Federal Court awards compensation to Rogers in file sharing case Andrew Bernstein, Torys LLP

The long journey of a number of film production companies in seeking compensation from alleged copyright infringers has taken yet another step after the Federal Court has finally awarded costs to Rogers Communications for finding the information the companies were seeking, at a level far above what they thought the communications giant was entitled to. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 @ 2:43 PM - Last Updated: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 @ 5:35 PM

Ethics commissioner finds PM improperly sought to influence AG re SNC-Lavalin prosecution Trudeau and JWR

In a bombshell report that could renew pressure for a criminal investigation, federal Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion has found that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau contravened the federal Conflict of Interest Act by using the prime minister’s position of authority over ex-Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould “to seek to influence, both directly and indirectly, her decision on whether she should overrule the Director of Public Prosecutions’ decision not to invite SNC-Lavalin to enter into negotiations towards a remediation agreement.” ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 @ 9:18 AM

ONCA orders appeal it bungled to be re-argued after wrong judge signs off on civil judgment

“Oops” — that sums up, in a word, the Ontario Court of Appeal’s terse acknowledgment that the court’s mishandling of a long-running, and costly, civil case means that the appeal must now be re-argued, at the expense of the parties. In a six-paragraph Aug. 13 judgment that was under reserve for several weeks — and with no explanation for how or why things went awry behind-the-scenes — the Court of Appeal ordered an expedited rehearing of the appeal before an entirely different panel of judges ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 @ 6:45 AM

COMMUNITIES AND GOVERNANCE - Membership in community

Appeal by the Band Council from a Federal Court decision allowing the respondent’s application for judicial review and declaring that he was a member of the appellant Band. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 @ 2:49 PM

Steroids and their impact on parenting issues Syringe w vials

Anabolic steroids and their derivatives fall under Schedule IV, s. 23 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Interestingly, this form of steroid, for which there is little legitimate medical use, is more ubiquitous than one would think. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 @ 10:35 AM

Miller Thomson adds litigation partner to Toronto office

Miller Thomson LLP announced that John Philpott has joined the firm as a partner in its Toronto office, working in commercial litigation and construction litigation. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 @ 6:42 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Parties - Vexatious litigants

Application by the Attorney General for a declaration that the respondent was a vexatious litigant and an order discontinuing his litigation in the Court. ... [read more]

Monday, August 12, 2019 @ 11:05 AM - Last Updated: Monday, August 12, 2019 @ 12:09 PM

G7 leaders urged to protect lawyers from harm, ensure AI doesn’t oust human decision making Raymond Adlington

Next week bar association presidents from Canada and the other G7 nations will jointly urge their countries’ political leaders to legally protect lawyers and the confidentiality of the lawyer-client relationship, as well as to ensure that the emerging use of artificial intelligence (AI) and algorithms in legal decision making doesn’t harm human dignity, fundamental rights and access to justice. ... [read more]

Monday, August 12, 2019 @ 10:44 AM

TRESPASS - To person - Assault - Battery - Defences

Action for damages suffered as a result of the defendants, the plaintiff’s parents and sister, influencing or coercing her to have a therapeutic abortion in 1992 when she was 17. ... [read more]

Monday, August 12, 2019 @ 10:40 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Class or representative actions - Certification

Application by the plaintiff for certification of the action as a class action. ... [read more]