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Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 10:36 AM - Last Updated: Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 7:08 PM

SCC rules courts can order disclosure of journalists’ confidential sources only as ‘a last resort’ Richard Wagner

The Supreme Court of Canada has provided its first guidance on how to apply a 2017 law protecting journalists’ confidential sources in a ruling which reaffirms unanimously that courts can only order disclosure of such sources “as a last resort.” ... [read more]

Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 6:23 AM

BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS - Retention of counsel - Conflict of interest

Motion by Legate to remove Cube’s law firm as counsel. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 26, 2019 @ 5:33 PM - Last Updated: Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 12:38 AM

SCC affirms Ontario owns Crown copyright in plans of survey filed with province’s land registry system Rosalie Abella

In its first judgment on Crown copyright, the Supreme Court of Canada has unanimously upheld the summary dismissal of a breach of copyright class action launched in 2007 by Ontario’s land surveyors, whose plans of survey filed with the provincial land registry system are being sold online by a commercial database, on Ontario’s behalf, without payment to the surveyor-creators. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 26, 2019 @ 12:56 PM

Should alternative medical treatments be covered by health care insurance benefits? Medical_cannabis_on_cross

It is a question that insurers are regularly confronted with in the context of claims for medical cannabis. While these claims elicit a degree of skepticism, the increasing use of cannabis as a legitimate treatment modality may warrant a change in prevailing attitudes. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 26, 2019 @ 11:04 AM

Getting creative with dispute resolution | Stuart Rudner

When it comes to how we handle disputes, there are many options. And yet the reality is that most of us tend to do things the same way every time. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 3:05 PM

Changes to Family Law Rules a start, but more needed | Tammy Law

On Sept. 1, significant changes to Ontario’s Family Law Rules came into force. Among those changes were long-awaited refinements to rules relating to the use of expert evidence in trials and motions, including mandatory disclosure of documents to accompany a report, restrictions on testimony and modified rules for participant experts. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 2:56 PM

Public lines up in Winnipeg for first Supreme Court of Canada hearing outside Ottawa SCC in Winnipeg

Manitobans began to line up before dawn on Sept. 25 at the Winnipeg Law Courts for the historic opportunity to watch the Supreme Court of Canada’s nine judges live and in action as the top court sat for the first time outside its Ottawa home base since the court’s creation in 1875. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 11:37 AM

Bigamy is no bar to sue under Family Law Act, B.C. Court of Appeal rules Woman kissing mask on man

Luhua Rao and Peipei Li met in 2015. According to Rao, physically they spent a total of 20 days together. On one of these days, they married. According to Li, Rao informed her that he was divorced from his ex-wife at the time of the marriage. Five months into the marriage, Li discovered that Rao was in fact still married to his wife in China. Tensions and conflict ensued. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 7:57 AM

COPYRIGHT - Remedies - Procedure - Costs

Determination of Rogers’ reasonable costs of compliance with a Norwich order. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 7:56 AM

CUSTOMS AND EXCISE - Declarations - Report of goods - Tariff classification

Appeal by Hociung from a decision of the Federal Court granting the respondent’s motion for summary judgment and dismissing his action. ... [read more]