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Thursday, November 24, 2022 @ 11:43 AM

New lawyer for Dunton Rainville

Dunton Rainville welcomed lawyer Kevin Lauzon to the firm. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 24, 2022 @ 11:41 AM

Feds seek judicial review of human rights ruling that rejected $20-billion settlement as too narrow David Lametti

The federal government has asked for judicial review in Federal Court of a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) decision last month that declined to endorse a $20-billion final settlement agreement that would compensate individual First Nations children and family caregivers for many years of Ottawa’s discriminatory underfunding of on-reserve child welfare services. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 24, 2022 @ 9:00 AM

Courts reluctant to interfere in operations of not-for-profit corporations Not or profit logo

A recent decision from the Superior Court of Ontario has demonstrated once again the reluctance of the court to intervene in the operations of not-for-profit voluntary associations, or even for-profit corporations, provided that the decisions being questioned were made in good faith. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 @ 5:12 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Alberta court grants order allowing questioning in alleged ‘galloping’ power lines failure case

The Alberta Court of King’s Bench has granted an order requiring a corporate representative to provide certain information in litigation pertaining to the failure of electrical lines, finding the information was relevant to the matter. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 @ 4:33 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Cannabis company iAnthus seeks to appeal petition related to its restructuring

A cannabis financing company is seeking to appeal a petition against it, calling it a “collateral attack” on a 2020 court order that approved a company restructuring agreement. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 @ 3:03 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Court confirms ‘inexcusable and inordinate delay’ in faulty structure dispute, dismisses appeal

The Alberta Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal from the Town of Cochrane and 69 homeowners who sought to revive their actions arising from the failures of retainer walls in a residential property development. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 @ 2:58 PM

Feds seek approval for $4-billion spend on legal settlements; $1 billion for immigration supports Mona Fortier

The minority Liberal government is asking Parliament to approve billions in additional spending this fiscal year, including $4 billion-plus to fund out-of-court settlements with Indigenous litigants and a total of $353 million in supports for Afghans fleeing the Taliban’s takeover of their country and for Ukrainians compelled to leave by Russia’s illegal war on their homeland. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 @ 1:17 PM

The worst people to run law firms are lawyers | Murray Gottheil

I was the managing partner of a law firm once. I came to the job with little aptitude for management and even less experience and training. Of course, I was qualified to be the managing partner because I had high personal billings and a whole whack of originating credits. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 @ 11:20 AM

Parenting co-ordination as judicial tool: Achieving access to justice for children Stick-figure family

Many have discussed the benefits of parenting co-ordination, here and elsewhere. Lawyers generally recognize the benefits of PC, but most do not address the elephant in the room — PC is only available for children whose parents agree to work with a parenting co-ordinator. We say enough is enough — best interest decisions are about children’s rights and not parent’s rights. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 @ 11:05 AM

Obligation to immediately disclose settlement agreement Big man with magnifying glass examining little people

Where a settlement agreement has the effect of changing entirely the landscape of the litigation in a way that significantly alters the dynamics of the litigation, it must be immediately disclosed to the non-settling defendants. Failure to do so amounts to an abuse of process. The remedy for which is drastic: an automatic and permanent stay of the proceeding. ... [read more]