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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 @ 10:50 AM

Cox & Palmer grows Halifax team

Cox & Palmer's Halifax office welcomed six new associates and one senior associate. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 @ 1:38 PM

Vulnerability, neglect and abuse: The women at Western University | Marvin Zuker

Media reports suggest that on the night of Sept. 10, 2021, the Friday night of frosh week at the Western University in London, Ont., some 30 female students were drugged and sexually assaulted in residence. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 @ 11:37 AM

Unvaccinated Quebec nurses face suspension as of Oct. 15

The Quebec order of nurses has announced that any members not vaccinated against COVID-19 will be suspended as of Oct. 15. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 @ 10:19 AM

Feds promote lawyer to associate deputy minister of Justice Canada

Shalene Curtis-Micallef was promoted, effective Sept. 1, 2021, to associate deputy minister of Justice Canada, the office of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Oct. 8 as part of a larger shuffle of the senior civil service ranks. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 @ 8:30 AM

Shareholders and disputes from a valuator’s perspective Shareholders fight on a pie chart

There are many scenarios where the involvement of a business valuator may be helpful to effect changes related to shareholders. In some cases, a successful business may add one or more shareholders to strengthen its core operations or reward performance. In others, a mutually agreed-upon exit of a shareholder may lead to an orderly buyout. Perhaps a breach has occurred, and a shareholder is being dismissed, or a group of majority shareholders is oppressing the minority. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 @ 5:54 AM

HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS - Discipline - Identifying objectionable conduct

Appeal by a pharmacist from a finding of professional misconduct made against him by the Alberta College of Pharmacy and the sanctions imposed. The complaints mainly related to the appellant’s alleged misuse of the Alberta Health Services electronic database. ... [read more]

Friday, October 08, 2021 @ 3:17 PM

Litigation loan companies not on hook for $3.5-million defence legal costs in class action: court Amanda Bafaro

In the first known Canadian ruling on a defence motion for legal costs against non-party lenders who helped fund a plaintiff’s case, an Ontario judge has refused to order four litigation loan companies to pay to the defendants in a personal injury class action a $3.5-million costs award made against the foreign plaintiff who has no assets in Canada. ... [read more]

Friday, October 08, 2021 @ 2:47 PM

Three ways to mitigate bad faith claims for insurers and adverse credibility issues for plaintiffs Doctor holding clipboard talks to patient

Personal injury litigation can be quite complex, with a variety of issues from limitation periods, liability, the nature of the injury (objective/subject), pre-existing conditions and the assessment of damages. In addition, both sides in the litigation may have to address their own actions, which can significantly impact (positively or negatively) the exposure that they have to contend with. ... [read more]

Friday, October 08, 2021 @ 9:33 AM

Insurer’s counsel owes duty of care to employer, not appellant, court rules

The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court decision striking claims against an insurer and its counsel, in a case that touches on counsel’s duty to their employers, expectations of privacy in a case conference and wrongful termination. ... [read more]

Friday, October 08, 2021 @ 9:14 AM

COVID-19, class actions and business interruption: Centre dentaire Boulevard Galeries d’Anjou Sign in window saying "Closed COVID-19"

In the context of authorizations to institute class actions, the Superior Court of Quebec rendered a trilogy of decisions regarding the coverage provided for business interruptions: Centre dentaire Boulevard Galeries d’Anjou inc. c. L’Unique assurances générales inc. 2021 QCCS 3461; 9306-6876 Québec inc. c. Intact compagnie d’assurance 2021 QCCS 3462; Centre de santé dentaire Gendron Delisle inc. c. La Personnelle, assurances générales inc. 2021 QCCS 3463. Part one analyzed Centre de santé Gendron Delisle inc. and part two analyzed 9306-6876 Québec inc. c. Intact compagnie d’assurance 2021 QCCS 3462. This final part will examine Centre dentaire Boulevard Galeries d’Anjou inc. c. L’Unique assurances générales inc. 2021 QCCS 3461. ... [read more]