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Monday, December 18, 2017 @ 9:04 AM

‘Ambiguity’ of Manitoba’s limitations act could be focus of securities appeal, says lawyer Kevin_Toyne_sm

A probe of Manitoba’s ambiguous limitations legislation will be part of an upcoming appeal by a charity boss accusing the province’s securities commission of dragging its feet in alleging he wronged investors. ... [read more]

Monday, December 18, 2017 @ 9:03 AM

Privilege may apply to documents from which legal advice may be inferred

Deciding whether to claim privilege over documents is often a judgment call. This is certainly the case with documents that on their face appear to be innocuous but that allow opposing counsel to infer the substance of legal advice that has been sought or given. ... [read more]

Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 5:35 PM

Retired chief justice says Quebec secession ‘one of most challenging’ cases of career

The Constitution guarantees judicial independence, but the strongest guarantee lies in the ongoing support of Canadians, Beverley McLachlin says. At her last Parliament Hill news conference Dec. 15, the Supreme Court’s newly retired chief justice was asked what safeguards Canada can put in place to avoid the fate of countries where the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law are being threatened or assailed. ... [read more]

Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 11:14 AM

Court awards former Quebec paramedics $1.2M over subway scare Laurence Bourgeois Hatto

Quebec’s Superior Court has ordered Montreal’s transit authority to pay two former paramedics more than $1.2 million for a scare that left them unable to work in their profession. ... [read more]

Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 8:28 AM

Litigation costs lead to systemic inequality for road violence victims | Patrick Brown

Litigating on behalf of victims is becoming very difficult in the current legal climate. The financing of claims has become increasingly more expensive and well outside of what the ordinary litigant can afford. However, the same does not apply to insurance companies, which have the means to litigate their cases against the seriously injured. ... [read more]

Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 6:46 AM

Tributes roll in for Chief Justice McLachlin’s remarkable career as judge, leader and role model Group small

Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin was feeling the love, and no wonder. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 4:25 PM

SCC clarifies proprietary estoppel in novel B.C. estates dispute Benjamin Arkin

The Supreme Court has liberalized the test for — and expanded the scope of — proprietary estoppel in a B.C. estates case involving a bitter dispute between two brothers and their older sister. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 7:03 AM

Good advocacy ‘exceptionally’ important to Supreme Court’s incoming judge Martin Sheilah Martin and Anthony Housefather

Litigators take note: the Supreme Court of Canada’s latest nominee says she sets great store by incisive legal advocacy that helps her to do her job. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 3:33 PM

Construction litigator joins DLA Piper (Canada)

Maxim Kaploun is the latest associate to join DLA Piper (Canada). ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 2:37 PM

New Ontario construction laws could make it easier to resolve disputes outside court: experts Jessica Vickerman, Shibley Righton LLP

Ontario has brought in changes to construction laws that observers say will streamline the system, lead to fewer disputes finding their way to the court system and likely ensure fewer delays in construction projects. ... [read more]