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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 @ 8:24 AM

LIMITATION OF ACTIONS - Conflict between limitation periods - Which limitation period applies

Appeal by the estate of Father Crampton from the dismissal of its motion to have a cross-claim against it dismissed as statute-barred. ... [read more]

Monday, July 24, 2017 @ 8:16 AM

ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND PRIVACY - Access to information - Inspection of public documents - Requests for disclosure - Bars and grounds for refusal - Solicitor-client privilege

Appeal by the Attorney General of British Columbia from a chambers judge decision finding that certain inadvertently disclosed communications in the context of access to information request were not protected by solicitor-client privilege. ... [read more]

Monday, July 24, 2017 @ 6:57 AM

Chief Justice Crampton warns failure to fund Federal Court could lead to shuttered courtrooms Exclusive

Chief Justice Paul Crampton says the Federal Court might be forced to shutter its courtrooms at least one day a week in response to the Trudeau government’s failure to adequately fund the national trial court handling the bulk of litigation against the federal government. ... [read more]

Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 8:22 AM

Along with injustices, Nortel saga shows strengths of Canada’s legal system | Julius Melnitzer

Some five days after Canada celebrated its 150th birthday, and after almost a decade of litigation, unsecured creditors in the Nortel bankruptcy were scheduled to receive their first distribution of funds from the settlement reached in January. It’s a shame that the distribution of what was left of Nortel, still an imposing sum that exceeded CDN $10 billion, could not have been scheduled on Canada Day. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 20, 2017 @ 2:06 PM

De Zordo appointed chair of BLG's partnership board

Alexander De Zordo has been appointed as chair of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP's partnership board, effective July 1. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 20, 2017 @ 9:37 AM

Ontario judge awards woman $255,000 after ruling rights were violated by police Lawrence Greenspon

An Ottawa woman who sued that city’s police service for wrongful arrest and imprisonment has been awarded $255,000 after an Ontario Superior Court justice ruled her rights were repeatedly violated. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 20, 2017 @ 8:21 AM

LIMITATION OF ACTIONS - Conflict between limitation periods - Which limitation period applies

Appeal by the estate from a motion judge’s decision dismissing the estate’s action for damages for injuries. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 @ 2:05 PM

Boyd new partner with Miller Thomson's Toronto office

Keegan Boyd is a new partner in Miller Thomson's Toronto office. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 @ 2:22 PM

Sanche named Ricketts Harris partner

Andre Sanche, who joined Ricketts Harris LLP in 2010, has become a partner with the firm. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 @ 7:48 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Discovery - Production and inspection of documents - Privileged documents - Documents prepared in contemplation of litigation - Solicitor-client privilege

Appeal by the provincial Crown from an order referring Suncor's privilege claim to a referee. ... [read more]