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Wednesday, April 07, 2021 @ 6:20 AM

LIENS - Obtaining a lien - Registration - Time limits - Extension

Appeal by the defendant from a master’s decision dismissing the defendant’s claim that a certificate of pending litigation (CPL) filed against its property was filed late. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 06, 2021 @ 1:59 PM

Lenczner Slaght adds associate

Lenczner Slaght announced that associate lawyer Caroline Humphrey has joined the Toronto litigation firm. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 06, 2021 @ 11:14 AM

Women’s History Month: Where we’ve come from, where we are going | Charlene Theodore

The Ontario Bar Association’s work on gender equality in the profession has spanned several years. In that time, we have learned that a gender wage gap is just one part of a broader opportunity gap that women experience from the very start of their careers. Featured prominently within these experiences are unequal opportunities to build relationships, develop skills and work on the kinds of files that advance careers.   ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 06, 2021 @ 10:12 AM

Exacerbation of injury is correct measure of damages in a crumbling skull case Woman holding back in pain

In the case of Boyetchko v. Mentias 2021 BCSC 172, the plaintiff, Lynn Boyetchko, was involved in two separate motor vehicle accidents over three years apart. The defendants in each action admitted liability for the accidents and that the plaintiff suffered injuries but disputed that those injuries were caused by the accidents. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 06, 2021 @ 9:17 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Statement of claim - Service - Time for

Appeal by a defendant from an order refusing to set aside an extension of time for service of the plaintiff’s statement of claim. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 01, 2021 @ 1:39 PM

Cox & Palmer promotes one to partner at St. John’s office

Cox & Palmer announced that Laura Brocklehurst has joined the St. John’s partnership. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 01, 2021 @ 12:39 PM

Is summary judgment always the solution? Bulls eye with some arrows missed

“Fast justice” may not always amount to good justice. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 01, 2021 @ 10:18 AM - Last Updated: Thursday, April 08, 2021 @ 11:18 AM

Appeal Court considers stay of custody order in the face of forged evidence Pens on paper agreement

Many family law attorneys enjoy their practices, despite the rigours of high-conflict litigation and often, never-a-dull-moment narratives, but Ontario counsel surely just survived the emotional wear and tear inflicted by a mother in a recent Ontario case. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 01, 2021 @ 9:39 AM

MENTAL INCOMPETENCY - Legal proceedings

Appeal by the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) from an order requiring it to fund family visits for the respondent, a person subject to long-term detention under the Mental Health Services Act. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 @ 1:46 PM

Court upholds unlimited coverage for construction mitigation losses Hand with pen pointing to contract

In Surespan Structures Ltd. v. Lloyds Underwriters 2021 BCCA 65, the British Columbia Court of Appeal held that a professional liability insurance policy contained no monetary limit in relation to one component of its coverage. Specifically, while the policy included limits, these were found not to apply to loss mitigation coverage for a construction project worth approximately $400 million. ... [read more]