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Monday, August 28, 2017 @ 10:40 AM

Former Federal Court of Appeal justice Linden, 82, was Canadian tort law pioneer Allen Linden sm

Known as a giant in the field of tort law, former judge Allen M. Linden’s legacy was much more than that to the people who knew him. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 24, 2017 @ 02:44 PM

Adjudicator calls for specialized court to tackle pet ownership and custody issues Rebeka Breder

Nova Scotia small claims court adjudicator Eric Slone is frustrated with being legally compelled to treat Fido like a Ford Focus or other four-wheeled vehicle. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 @ 08:30 AM

FOREIGN JUDGMENTS - Action on foreign judgment - Enforcement - Bars - Recognition of judgments of foreign state or territory - Considerations

Appeal by the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Iranian Ministry of Information and Security and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (collectively, “Iran defendants” or “Iran”) from the dismissal of their motion for a stay of proceedings, or to set aside default judgments. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 @ 08:27 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Parties - Class or representative actions

Appeal by the defendant law firm, Cassels Brock and Blackwell LLP (Cassels), from the finding of liability in a class action against it and General Motors of Canada Limited (GMCL) for breach of contractual and fiduciary duties. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 @ 09:49 AM

Ontario court addresses new leave to appeal rule and costs awards

An Ontario rule that governs how leave to appeal from an interlocutory order is secured at the Divisional Court has changed as of July 1. In a recent decision, the court addresses the change and offers guidance on the awarding of costs. ... [read more]

Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 08:45 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Parties - Representation of - By non-lawyer

Appeal by the plaintiff from an order denying him the right to be represented by his father. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 07:02 AM

Retailer ordered to pay $1 million in punitive damages in class action Elise Theriault

Leon's Furniture Limited, Canada’s largest discount furniture and appliance retailer, was ordered to pay $2.36 million, including $1 million in punitive damages, to thousands of consumers after the Quebec Superior Court found that it engaged in deceptive advertising and marketing with its popular “buy now, pay later” promotions. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 @ 10:52 AM

Law professors develop risk assessment tool for litigators Keet

Heather Heavin and Michaela Keet want lawyers, particularly litigators, to take a calculated risk. The two law professors at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon have developed a predictive tool that can help lawyers put a number to their chances of winning in court and whether proceeding is worthwhile. ... [read more]

Friday, August 11, 2017 @ 01:45 PM

Tzoulas joins Bentham IMF as legal counsel

Nickolas Tzoulas, a seventh-year lawyer from the litigation and dispute resolution group of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, has joined Bentham IMF as legal counsel. His hire comes 18 months after Naomi Loewith, a litigator from Lenczner Slaght LLP, became the company’s first investment manager in Canada. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 10, 2017 @ 03:50 PM

'Boilerplate' contract scholar Radin joins U of T's faculty of law

Margaret Jane (Peggy) Radin, a pioneering legal scholar in contract and property law, will join the University of Toronto faculty of law this fall as a full professor. ... [read more]