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Thursday, August 10, 2017 @ 12:02 PM

Law commission project examines defamation law in Internet age Susan Gratton sm

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) recently released four papers as part of its Defamation Law in the Internet Age project and has invited policy-makers, stakeholders and the general public to comment on them as a part of its consultation process. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 10, 2017 @ 08:43 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Settlements - Offers - Releases - Enforceability

Appeal by Buterman from the dismissal of his appeal from an Alberta Human Rights Commission Tribunal (Tribunal) decision, finding that he had relinquished his human rights claim against the Board of Trustees of the Greater St. Albert Roman Catholic Separate School Board District No. 734 (Board) because the Board and Buterman had entered into a settlement agreement. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 09, 2017 @ 08:44 AM

COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS - Civil actions - When available - Scope

Appeal by the plaintiff, Speck, from the dismissal of his action. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 08, 2017 @ 09:01 AM

Facebook decision gives quasi-constitutional privacy rights to some Canadians Facebook

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) issued its highly anticipated decision in Douez v. Facebook, Inc. 2017 SCC 33 in late June. While the decision paved the way for a privacy class action to continue through the British Columbia courts, the SCC appears to have provided quasi-constitutional privacy rights to some Canadians, but not the entire country, and the application of the decision to other private sector privacy statutes is uncertain. ... [read more]

Friday, August 04, 2017 @ 11:36 AM

Quebec Superior Court judges launch suit against governments Simon Potter

In an extraordinary development at a time when the justice system in Quebec is grappling with the after-effects of the landmark Jordan ruling, Quebec Superior Court judges have launched a suit against the federal and provincial government over the exclusive jurisdiction of the Court of Quebec in some civil matters. ... [read more]

Friday, August 04, 2017 @ 08:29 AM

ACTIONS BY MUNICIPALITY - Injunctions – Criteria for injunctive relief

Appeal by the Corporation of the Town of Rainy River and its mayor from dismissal of an application for injunctive relief. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 03, 2017 @ 03:15 PM

B.C. court rules evidentiary matters should not be appealed until trials conclude Peter Gall sm

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has ruled that appeals made on evidentiary matters should be made after a trial concludes and not mid-trial. The court said counsel should refrain from submitting appeal orders and judges should decline to sign them. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 02, 2017 @ 12:55 PM

Class action against BlackBerry to decide whether employees were fired or resigned Andrew Reinholdt

A hearing to determine whether a lawsuit launched by employees of BlackBerry Ltd. in February can proceed as a class action is scheduled for April 4-6, 2018, in Ottawa. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 02, 2017 @ 12:31 PM

Superior Court decision in libel suit called 'influential' in anti-SLAPP case law

A Superior Court justice has dismissed a $120,000 libel action against an Ontario woman under Ontario legislation meant to prevent lawsuits that aim to muzzle free expression, a decision that an observer says will be influential in the field of defamation and libel law. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 01, 2017 @ 08:33 AM

COMMERCIAL TENANCIES - Landlord's remedies - Recovery of rent - Damages - Summary proceedings

Appeal by the defendant tenant, Haztech Fire and Safety Services, from partial summary judgment granted in favour of the plaintiff landlord, M. Thompson Holdings. ... [read more]