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Wednesday, June 06, 2018 @ 3:23 PM

Legal and liability aftermath of the Yonge Street van attack red&bluecarcrash_sm.jpg

The insurance lawyer in me is interested in the various claims that have arisen (and might still arise) as a result of the April 23, 2018, “van attack” on Yonge Street. If you were to journey into my coverage-geek brain, this is what you might see: ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 06, 2018 @ 8:27 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Third party procedure - Availability

Appeal by the Alberta provincial Crown from the dismissal of its appeal from a prothonotary's decision adding it as a third party in an action by the Kainaiwa Nation against the federal Crown. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 05, 2018 @ 3:17 PM

Ontario expands online civil claims filing

The Ontario government has updated its civil claims filing system, allowing for the filing of additional document types. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 05, 2018 @ 8:52 AM

Groia: Civility important but doesn’t trump full criminal defence | Richard Pound

In the recent decision: Groia v. Law Society of Upper Canada, 2018 SCC 27, it was very clear that securities litigator Joe Groia got poor marks and almost universal criticism on the “style” points in the successful defence of charges laid against his client by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). ... [read more]

Monday, June 04, 2018 @ 9:34 AM

DLA Piper (Canada) adds associate

Michelle Thomarat has joined DLA Piper (Canada) LLP as an associate. ... [read more]

Monday, June 04, 2018 @ 8:47 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Discovery - Scope - Production by non-parties

Appeal by the plaintiffs from an order requiring them to obtain an order of the Superior Court before taking any step in furtherance of a subpoena issued by a US Court pursuant to an ex parte application. ... [read more]

Monday, June 04, 2018 @ 8:17 AM

Emojis and emoticons: New tools for harassment or innocent silly faces? emoji.jpg

From verbal disagreements to physical altercations to the use of social media, both child and adult bullying has evolved over the past five decades. No longer do individuals have to gain strength physically or mentally to berate or threaten another person. Incivility and criminal activity can now be conducted with a click of a button or a creation of a website or Facebook page. ... [read more]

Friday, June 01, 2018 @ 2:30 PM

Harper Grey adds five associates

Five new associates have joined the ranks of Harper Grey LLP. ... [read more]

Friday, June 01, 2018 @ 12:49 PM

REGULATION OF PROFESSION - Law societies and governing bodies - Disciplinary procedure - What constitutes misconduct

Appeal by Groia from a judgment of the Ontario Court of Appeal affirming a decision of the Divisional Court, which affirmed a decision of the Law Society Appeal Panel (Appeal Panel) affirming in part a decision of the Law Society Hearing Panel (Hearing Panel). ... [read more]

Friday, June 01, 2018 @ 10:07 AM - Last Updated: Friday, June 01, 2018 @ 3:56 PM

SCC rules Groia not guilty, sets standard for when lawyers’ incivility in court becomes professional misconduct Justice Michael Moldaver

The Supreme Court of Canada has overturned the Law Society of Ontario’s (LSO) controversial professional misconduct conviction of Toronto securities litigator Joe Groia in a much-anticipated ruling which clarifies the approach and standard for determining when lawyers’ uncivil courtroom conduct crosses over into professional misconduct. ... [read more]