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Monday, November 27, 2017 @ 8:31 AM

CIVIL EVIDENCE - Methods of proof - Judicial notice - Of facts

Appeal by the condominium unit owner from a decision of the chambers judge to reduce the apportionment of the sale proceeds to 14 units out of a total of 188 units. ... [read more]

Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 2:46 PM

A look into the future of blockchain litigation

Blockchain litigation is going to go on the upswing. ... [read more]

Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 1:02 PM

Lawyers among Canada’s Most Powerful Women

When the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) revealed the list of winners of the 2017 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards, the legal profession was well represented. ... [read more]

Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 8:44 AM

Judges urge changes to speed up discovery process, adopt technology Fred_Myers_and_Andrew_Peck

Judges on both sides of the Canada-United States border want to see more efficient discovery processes and more use of predictive coding/technology assisted review (TAR). ... [read more]

Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 1:52 PM - Last Updated: Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 5:04 PM

SCC rules Ontario provincial court judges can jointly try criminal and provincial offences Owen Rees

Reversing the Ontario Court of Appeal on a significant jurisdictional point, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled 6-1 that Ontario provincial court judges can concurrently try a summary conviction criminal offence and a provincial offence in a single trial. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 8:30 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Parties - Class or representative actions - Common interests and issues - Judgments and orders - Summary judgments - For part of claim - Appeals

Appeal by the defendant James from order of partial summary judgment made against him in a class action for medical negligence. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 @ 3:27 PM

Paliare Roland adds quartet of associates

Four new associates are the latest members of Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 @ 10:33 AM

Court ruling in coffee-spill lawsuit brings Canada one step closer to U.S. experience Coffee spill

As a matter of public policy, judicial decisions should be made with a view to promoting the type of conduct that Canadians are entitled to expect of each other. The ruling in Dittmann v. Aviva Insurance Company of Canada provides a different perspective on the notion that people take responsibility for their own negligent conduct. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 @ 3:15 PM

Alberta Court of Appeal rules judge erred in applying fraud test in well drilling case Sydney Black, Burnet, Duckworth and Palmer LLP

The Alberta Court of Appeal has ruled a lower court judge did not properly apply the test for fraud in a case surrounding liability over the botched drilling of an oil well. ... [read more]

Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 1:03 PM

Class actions for historical sexual abuse cases open doors but pose challenges Courthouse

For sexual abuse survivors, legal cases are usually about more than just money. They are about coming forward, being heard and acknowledged, and holding people to account, as well as gaining a sense of justice and closure. In a class action, these goals can get lost. ... [read more]