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Monday, November 26, 2018 @ 8:16 AM

JUDGES - Compensation

Appeal by the Nova Scotia Attorney General and cross-appeal by the Nova Scotia Provincial Judges’ Association from an interlocutory ruling regarding the contents of the record in a judicial review proceeding. ... [read more]

Friday, November 23, 2018 @ 2:26 PM

Ottawa appoints new prothonotary to Federal Court

The federal Department of Justice announced on Nov. 22 that Sylvie M. Molgat, a lawyer with Dubuc Osland, is appointed a prothonotary of the Federal Court in Ottawa. She fills a new prothonotary position funded under Budget 2018. ... [read more]

Friday, November 23, 2018 @ 11:39 AM - Last Updated: Friday, November 23, 2018 @ 5:54 PM

SCC sheds light on unjust enrichment, constructive trust in case involving 2 wives, 1 insurance policy Justice Suzanne Côté

The Supreme Court has overturned the Ontario Court of Appeal to allow 7-2 the unjust enrichment claim of a first wife who saw the proceeds of her late husband’s $250,000 life insurance policy go to his second spouse, even though the first wife paid the policy premiums for 13 years on the understanding she would collect. ... [read more]

Friday, November 23, 2018 @ 8:40 AM

GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS - Social assistance - Benefits

Application by Stadler for leave to appeal the decision of the Social Services Appeal Board’s finding that s. 12.1(2) of the Assistance Regulation did not violate the equality rights under s. 15 of the Charter. ... [read more]

Friday, November 23, 2018 @ 8:29 AM - Last Updated: Friday, November 23, 2018 @ 9:36 AM

Toronto Lawyers Association, law firms rush to Pro Bono Ontario’s aid to keep help centres open Dirk Derstine 2018 sm

An outpouring of support from the legal profession has made a difference at Pro Bono Ontario (PBO), as the organization expects the Law Help Centres, in danger of closing on Dec. 14, will remain open in the short term until more sustainable funding can be secured. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 22, 2018 @ 1:01 PM

Two judges appointed to Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench

Justice Susan L. Bercov and Justice Alice Woolley are the two newest members of the bench in Alberta. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 22, 2018 @ 12:18 PM

Lawyer aims to clear up ‘misconceptions’ of online defamation David_Crerar_sm

Think before you retweet, be mindful of what others post to your Facebook and stick to the facts when criticizing a service provider online, says a lawyer set to lecture on defamation. Vancouver’s David Crerar, a partner with Borden Ladner Gervais, will use a Nov. 29 webinar to take participants through the ins and outs of online defamation and provide tips on advising clients to use care when taking to the vast sweep of social media to voice criticism. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 @ 9:51 AM

Judge charges Ontario is breaching its constitutional duty; courtroom crunch thwarts timely trials, access to justice

A senior judge’s scathing public denunciation of successive Ontario governments’ failure to provide enough courtrooms in Peel Region could be a sign of things to come as judicial leaders across Canada struggle to combat court delays traceable to government-imposed budgetary restrictions that often leave the judicial branch unable to deliver efficient and accessible justice to the public. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 @ 8:42 AM

LIMITATION OF ACTIONS - Extension, interruption, suspension and inapplicability

Appeal by the plaintiff from an order dismissing his claim against the defendants as statute-barred. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 @ 8:41 AM

BINDING ARBITRATION - Stay of court proceedings

Appeal by the plaintiff, Sum Trade, from an order staying its action against the defendant, Agricom International. ... [read more]