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Thursday, July 21, 2016 @ 08:00 PM

Israeli paper libel case to be tried in an Ontario court

In a split decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that an Internet libel case involving one of Canada’s richest men should be tried in Ontario, even though the allegedly defamatory article was published by an Israeli newspaper and concerned an Israeli soccer team owned by the plaintiff. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 21, 2016 @ 08:00 PM

Slansky says ruling sends wrong message

The Ontario Court of Appeal’s recent decision to uphold a costs award against a Toronto lawyer doesn’t change existing law or practice, despite the lawyer’s public musings about its chilling effect, says veteran litigator and civil procedure expert Michael Watson. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 07, 2016 @ 08:00 PM

Civil Litigation - Civil procedure - Parties - Intervenors - Requirement of interest -

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Thursday, July 07, 2016 @ 08:00 PM

Civil Litigation - Civil procedure - Appeals - Stay of proceedings pending appeal - Balance of convenience - Irreparable harm - Serious issue to be tried -  

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Thursday, July 07, 2016 @ 08:00 PM

Legal Profession - Barristers and solicitors - Liability - Liability for costs

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Thursday, May 26, 2016 @ 08:00 PM

Courts send a message on texting

Smart phones are ubiquitous these days, but how are civil courts in Canada dealing with the issues relating to the production of text messages? ... [read more]

Thursday, February 11, 2016 @ 07:00 PM

Landmark tort creation worries some

The Ontario Superior Court’s recent creation of a sweeping U.S-style privacy invasion tort does more than provide civil recourse for people whose intimate images are disseminated without their consent — it also provides new redress for those whose “private lives” are publicized without permission when it “would be highly offensive to a reasonable person and is not of legitimate concern to the public.” ... [read more]

Thursday, January 28, 2016 @ 07:00 PM

Throwing out the frivolous

With the increasing number of self-represented litigants, vexatious or frivolous lawsuits appear to be on the rise. In an effort to combat this, Ontario introduced a new rule of civil procedure aimed at dealing with these lawsuits in a proportionate, timely and affordable manner.   ... [read more]

Thursday, October 08, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

When the crowd roars financially it echoes through halls of justice

You know that crowdfunding of public interest litigation is taking off in Canada when an international chain of hot yoga studios buys in. Moksha and Modo Yoga’s “Speak Your Peace” global fundraiser this year is supporting the grassroots “Pull Together” campaign to raise money for court challenges to the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 24, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

SCC sees legal pipeline reaching from Ecuador to here for Chevron

The Supreme Court has declined to narrow Canadian courts’ scope to enforce foreign judgments, setting out a common law rule for presence-based jurisdiction over corporations that perhaps will make it easier to sue a company carrying on business in a province for claims unrelated to its operations there. ... [read more]