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Thursday, September 07, 2017 @ 5:54 PM

Ottawa pledges 'complete overhaul' of specific claims to promote reconciliation with Indigenous peoples Harry Slade

The Trudeau government is vowing to revamp Ottawa’s specific claims process and policies to put more emphasis on reconciliation, rather than conflict, in dealing with historic Indigenous claims. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 07, 2017 @ 3:00 PM

Foreign law profs warn of TWU case’s international fallout Eugene Meehan

Graduates from religiously affiliated universities here and abroad would face uncertainty about their credentials in Canada if the Supreme Court upholds legal regulators’ refusal to accredit a proposed evangelical Christian law school that bars students and staff from same-sex sexual intimacy, abortion and extramarital sex, say foreign law professors who have rallied in support of Trinity Western University (TWU). ... [read more]

Thursday, September 07, 2017 @ 12:46 PM

Litigator Lefebvre joins Langlois

Langois lawyers has added a new partner to its roster. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 @ 11:48 AM

Courts show growing willingness to award damages when Charter rights are violated

In 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada opened the door for plaintiffs to seek damages from the government when their rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms are breached. It is possible that courts may come to view such damages as a way to deter bad behaviour by the state. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 @ 11:47 AM

Oatley Vigmond adds pair of associates

Two new associates, Erin Murray and Drew Sinclair, are joining the personal injury firm of Oatley Vigmond.  ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 @ 11:46 AM

Associate Kubes joins Neinstein's medical malpractice group

Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers announced on Sept. 5 that Evan Kubes has joined as an associate in the firm’s medical malpractice group. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 31, 2017 @ 8:30 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Parties - Class or representative actions - Procedure - Stay of action due to parallel proceeding

Motion by the plaintiffs from an order staying their proposed class action in favour of another proposed class proceeding. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 31, 2017 @ 7:06 AM

Recalls of tainted medical marijuana could lead to an increase in class actions, lawyers say Ted Charney

Recent medical marijuana recalls and the impending broad legalization and regulation of pot could mean future class actions aimed at tainted bud, lawyers say. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 @ 7:24 AM

Total fees paid to lawyers working for Quebec public bodies not always privileged information: Appeal Court Pierre Trudel

The total amount of professional billings paid to lawyers working on behalf of public bodies is not necessarily automatically protected by solicitor-client privilege, the Quebec Court of Appeal has ruled. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 @ 9:04 AM

Putting the 'car' in 'cartel': Class action alleges conspiracy by German automakers Volkswagen_sm

Class actions have been filed in Ontario against German carmakers alleging that they co-ordinated the design and pricing of components in their cars. Kirk Baert, a partner at Koskie Minsky, who along with Ken Rosenberg of Paliare Roland acts for the plaintiff, said: “Collusion of such a scale among such large companies is a serious issue. Consumers should not pay more, or receive an inferior product, so that such companies can maximize profits.” Despite these strong words, the plaintiffs may have an uphill battle establishing that the German carmakers breached Canada’s Competition Act. ... [read more]