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Wednesday, August 07, 2019 @ 2:34 PM - Last Updated: Wednesday, August 07, 2019 @ 2:50 PM

Justice Kasirer confirmed as next Supreme Court judge

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Aug. 7 announced the appointment of Justice Nicholas Kasirer to the Supreme Court of Canada, effective Sept. 16, 2019. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 07, 2019 @ 11:13 AM

AI poses legal challenges for health care practitioners, insurers Computer and human hands touching screen

Recent advances in health care-related artificial intelligence (AI) have generated significant enthusiasm. Researchers have created AI to, among other things, identify certain pathologies from diagnostic images, help maximize the utility of complex organ matching systems and assist in certain aspects of surgery. As these AI applications are implemented, new legal and policy challenges are emerging for both health care practitioners and the institutions that insure them. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 06, 2019 @ 12:11 PM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Summary judgments - Availability

Appeal by the defendants, Sullivan and New Brunswick, from summary judgment in favour of the plaintiff, Benoit. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 06, 2019 @ 9:29 AM

Armed Forces prosecutors seek to compel deputy chief military judge to assign judge to try top military judge Philippe-Luc Boutin

The prosecution of Chief Military Judge Mario Dutil took another unusual turn recently as military prosecutors asked the Federal Court to compel Deputy Chief Military Judge Louis-Vincent d’Auteuil to assign a military judge to preside over the court martial — notwithstanding d’Auteuil’s ruling in June that he and his three fellow military judges are all conflicted out, or otherwise unable to preside, over the unprecedented case. ... [read more]

Friday, August 02, 2019 @ 2:26 PM

Remedies to address abuse, negligence allegations in care homes Elderly man facing window

Over the past decade the number of injuries sustained by elderly residents in long-term care homes in Ontario has increased dramatically; so much so the province’s ombudsman launched a systematic investigation into this issue in 2010. A legislative overhaul of care homes in the province was made shortly thereafter. ... [read more]

Friday, August 02, 2019 @ 11:27 AM

Quebec’s top judge says outreach needed to boost female representation at highest judicial levels TLD Exclusive

Quebec’s top judge tells The Lawyer’s Daily that, in her experience, even the most accomplished female jurists are, generally speaking, more apt than their male counterparts to need encouragement to apply for senior roles in the judiciary. ... [read more]

Friday, August 02, 2019 @ 8:27 AM

In-house counsel should lead charge against legal aid cuts | Julius Melnitzer

The deafening silence from in-house counsel and their professional associations about the Ford government’s $130 million in cuts to Legal Aid Ontario is nothing less than shameful. ... [read more]

Friday, August 02, 2019 @ 6:28 AM

CUSTODY AND ACCESS - Courts - Pleadings

Appeal by the father from two separate rulings in a family law matter. The parties were the parents of a child, age ten, who had resided primarily with the mother since birth. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 01, 2019 @ 11:26 AM

Canada and U.S. are best friends when it comes to tax collecting American and Canadian Hands Shaking

Despite the rhetoric of current protectionist measures, we still live in an interconnected world. Not only do people, goods and services cross the border, but so do taxes. A good example of this interconnectedness is the Canada-U.S. Income Tax Treaty. Because they are friends who do for each other, Article 26A of the treaty allows the two countries to assist each other in the collection of taxes. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 @ 10:11 AM

INVASION OF PRIVACY - Personal information

Appeal by Universe from an order striking his claim against the respondents, a solicitor and his law firm. ... [read more]