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Tuesday, September 05, 2017 @ 11:47 AM

Oatley Vigmond adds pair of associates

Two new associates, Erin Murray and Drew Sinclair, are joining the personal injury firm of Oatley Vigmond.  ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 @ 11:46 AM

Associate Kubes joins Neinstein's medical malpractice group

Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers announced on Sept. 5 that Evan Kubes has joined as an associate in the firm’s medical malpractice group. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 31, 2017 @ 08:30 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Parties - Class or representative actions - Procedure - Stay of action due to parallel proceeding

Motion by the plaintiffs from an order staying their proposed class action in favour of another proposed class proceeding. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 31, 2017 @ 07:06 AM

Recalls of tainted medical marijuana could lead to an increase in class actions, lawyers say Ted Charney

Recent medical marijuana recalls and the impending broad legalization and regulation of pot could mean future class actions aimed at tainted bud, lawyers say. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 @ 07:24 AM

Total fees paid to lawyers working for Quebec public bodies not always privileged information: Appeal Court Pierre Trudel

The total amount of professional billings paid to lawyers working on behalf of public bodies is not necessarily automatically protected by solicitor-client privilege, the Quebec Court of Appeal has ruled. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 @ 09:04 AM

Putting the 'car' in 'cartel': Class action alleges conspiracy by German automakers Volkswagen_sm

Class actions have been filed in Ontario against German carmakers alleging that they co-ordinated the design and pricing of components in their cars. Kirk Baert, a partner at Koskie Minsky, who along with Ken Rosenberg of Paliare Roland acts for the plaintiff, said: “Collusion of such a scale among such large companies is a serious issue. Consumers should not pay more, or receive an inferior product, so that such companies can maximize profits.” Despite these strong words, the plaintiffs may have an uphill battle establishing that the German carmakers breached Canada’s Competition Act. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 @ 07:19 AM

Duffy's lawsuit against Senate seeks millions in damages Lawrence Greenspon

Independent Sen. Mike Duffy is returning to the courts seeking nearly $8 million in damages in a civil action against the Senate, which he claims violated his Charter rights by suspending him, along with his salary and benefits following its investigation of his residency, travel claims and expenses, and the RCMP, which he alleges is liable for negligent investigation in laying 31 criminal charges against him that were dismissed last year in a high-profile trial. ... [read more]

Monday, August 28, 2017 @ 12:42 PM

DEFAMATION - Practice - Publication - In mass media - Internet - Libel

Appeal by the plaintiff from an order striking out his claim. ... [read more]

Monday, August 28, 2017 @ 12:37 PM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Discovery - Inspection of property - Small claims proceedings

Appeal by the plaintiff from a decision of the Divisional Court finding that Deputy Judges of the Small Claims Court had jurisdiction to order the pre-trial inspection of property in a proper case and that that jurisdiction was properly exercised in the present case. ... [read more]

Monday, August 28, 2017 @ 12:08 PM

Gray joins Gowling WLG's Calgary office

Gowling WLG announces that Alison Gray, a widely respected commercial litigator, has joined the firm as a partner. Gray will be based in the firm’s Calgary office. ... [read more]