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Tuesday, August 21, 2018 @ 8:34 AM

COMPETITION - Civil remedies

Application by the plaintiff and certain of the defendants for approval of settlements in the certified class proceeding. ... [read more]

Monday, August 20, 2018 @ 1:32 PM

Sixties Scoop survivors now eligible for compensation after approval of settlement Signa Daum Shanks, Osgoode Hall Law School

The long and winding road of getting compensation for Indigenous people who were victims of the notorious Sixties Scoop has come to an end after two courts approved a settlement reached with the federal government late last year. ... [read more]

Monday, August 20, 2018 @ 12:02 PM

What the Canyon Meadows assault decision means to municipalities Video_camera_sm.jpg

In the recent decision McAllister v. Calgary (City) 2018 ABQB 480, the City of Calgary was found liable by the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench for a random and unprovoked assault which occurred on New Year’s Eve. ... [read more]

Monday, August 20, 2018 @ 9:26 AM

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There are several new prescribed forms under Ontario's recently amended Construction Act (the “Act”) that all players involved in the construction industry should be aware of. ... [read more]

Friday, August 17, 2018 @ 9:37 AM

Lawyers foresee bumpy road ahead if TWU renews its bid for law school accreditation Barry Bussey

Lawyers foresee a bumpy road ahead if Trinity Western University (TWU) renews its failed bid to create Canada’s first religious law school. The Langley, B.C.-based evangelical Christian private university announced Aug. 14 that starting in the 2018-2019 school year student adherence to its religious-based code of ethics (“community covenant”) will be optional (but not for professors or other staff) — not mandatory as before. ... [read more]

Friday, August 17, 2018 @ 8:44 AM

Wellness: End of civil dialogue bad for legal profession and your health | Darryl Singer

Lately, I find it absolutely necessary for my mental health to give myself a “news free” day. No Canadian or American news. No social media. I’m finding the polarization of political and social viewpoints to be energy depleting and soul sucking. Some commentators have even speculated that it may be a hybrid form of PTSD. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 16, 2018 @ 2:13 PM

DLA Piper adds associate to Toronto office

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP welcomes Ashley Boyes to the firm’s Toronto office as an associate in the litigation, arbitration and investigations group. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 16, 2018 @ 8:44 AM

Gathering the facts for class action reform in Ontario | Nye Thomas

It has been 25 years since the enactment of Ontario’s Class Proceedings Act (CPA). In that time, class actions have grown in number, complexity, impact…and controversy. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 16, 2018 @ 8:41 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Striking out pleadings - Grounds - Estoppel

Appeal by the plaintiffs from the dismissal of their application to strike portions of the response to civil claim and an order precluding the defendant Attorney General of Canada from challenging certain factual assertions made in the pleadings. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 16, 2018 @ 8:39 AM

ASSESSMENT OF DAMAGES - Time for assessment - Limiting factors

Appeal by the plaintiff from the trial judge’s calculation of damages arising from a solicitor’s negligence in failing to convey certain lands to the appellant in 2004. ... [read more]