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Friday, December 29, 2017 @ 9:35 AM

Robert Half expects litigation to offer most job opportunities in 2018 Job opportunities

At least some job growth looks like it will be on the horizon for the new year, according to a recent survey of the Canadian legal profession. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 28, 2017 @ 10:56 AM

Lawyers need to get comfortable with digital evidence Michael Mulligan

Even though technology is all around us — from cell phones to computers to always listening personal digital assistants in our homes — it doesn’t mean everybody has an equal understanding of how digital information is created and stored and accessed, and that includes lawyers. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 @ 3:04 PM

Lawyer warns against accepting gift card as ‘apology’ for alleged bread price-fixing scheme David Wingfield, Strosberg Sasso Sutts LLP

A lawyer with one of the law firms involved in a class action against a number of national grocery and bakery companies for allegedly fixing the price of bread is cautioning customers to understand the rights they may be giving up when accepting a $25 gift card from one of the companies involved in the suit ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 @ 8:17 AM

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION - Appeals and judicial review - Natural justice - Procedural fairness - Boards and tribunals - Evidence - Disclosure and production

Appeal by Baker from a ruling of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal (Tribunal) regarding the Tribunal’s test for pre-hearing disclosure to the employer of the documents possessed by the Workers' Compensation Board (Board). ... [read more]

Friday, December 22, 2017 @ 11:23 AM

Federal court dismisses NFL, Bell’s appeal over Super Bowl ad policy

The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal brought by the National Football League (NFL) and Bell Media over a regulatory decision that prohibits the substitution of American ads for Canadian ones during the Super Bowl. ... [read more]

Friday, December 22, 2017 @ 8:51 AM

Canadian Civil Liberties Association eyeing next steps in solitary confinement battle Michael Rosenberg sm

Ottawa has 12 months to implement changes to legislation on solitary confinement after the Ontario Superior Court of Justice determined the procedure of review around the practice is unconstitutional. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 2:59 PM

Norton Rose Fulbright names new partners for 2018

Staring in 2018 Norton Rose Fulbright will have 11 new partners in Canada. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 @ 5:21 PM

SCC slashes damages award against Deloitte, cuts scope of auditor’s liability in Livent case Clément Gascon

In a 4-3 decision on the liability of auditors for negligent misrepresentation, the Supreme Court has slashed from $85 million to $40.5 million (plus interest) the damages that Deloitte LLP must pay to the receiver of its former client, Livent Inc., for negligently auditing the now-insolvent Toronto live entertainment company that was bedevilled by fraud. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 @ 11:09 AM

Court of Appeal identifies ‘double recovery’ in commercial tenancy dispute Anita Landry sm

The Ontario Court of Appeal has reviewed private law damages in a decision regarding a commercial tenancy dispute between a golf academy and the golf club it was leasing land from near Tecumseh, Ont. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 @ 8:45 AM

Challenge of B.C. dam project likely headed to Supreme Court: observer Gordon Christie

British Columbia’s decision to complete construction of a controversial hydroelectric dam project has led to a challenge on the grounds the project violates a hundred-year-old treaty, a case that observers say raises questions on the conflict between Indigenous rights and Crown sovereignty and may find itself in Canada's top court. ... [read more]