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Civil Litigation


Friday, February 08, 2019 @ 11:37 AM

Digital Hearing Workspace pilot project: One step closer to court modernization Documentswap

On Feb. 11, 2019, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice will launch its pilot project, the Digital Hearing Workspace (DHW). The program will apply to all Commercial List proceedings and will be used to deliver, store, organize and retrieve all documents electronically. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 07, 2019 @ 12:37 PM

Aird & Berlis names three new partners

Aird & Berlis LLP announced that Meghan Cowan, Marni Pernica and Vedran Simkic have become partners of the firm. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 07, 2019 @ 12:30 PM

Litigation funding firm opens Toronto office

Augusta, the largest litigation and dispute funding institution in the U.K. — with 150 million pounds of capital and a team of 70 in London, announced its expansion into the Canadian market with the opening of an office in Toronto. This complements Augusta’s existing operations in Sydney and London. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 07, 2019 @ 9:51 AM

Chief Justice Wagner improves public communication, brings new ideas, change to top court, CJC and NJI TLD Exclusive

Richard Wagner, Canada’s reform-minded top judge, has already overseen changes at the three major legal institutions he leads — the Supreme Court of Canada, the Canadian Judicial Council (CJC), and the National Judicial Institute (NJI) — and there are more changes to come, he advises in a wide-ranging exclusive interview. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 07, 2019 @ 8:39 AM

LIMITATION OF ACTIONS - Conflict between limitation periods

Action by the plaintiff for payment of the outstanding balance of $34,602 on construction work completed for the defendants. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 05, 2019 @ 9:26 AM

Federal Court approves settlement in ‘novel’ employment insurance class action Stephen Moreau, Cavalluzzo LLP

A Federal Court justice has approved a class action settlement in a case brought on behalf of people who were denied employment insurance (EI) sickness benefits because they were on parental leave at the same time as their illness. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 05, 2019 @ 8:33 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Electronic discovery and production - Cost allocation

Motion by the plaintiff HL Medjuck for an order appointing a referee to determine the privileged status of the contents of hard drives in the defendants' possession. ... [read more]

Monday, February 04, 2019 @ 9:11 AM

Oppression Remedy: A structured approach to determining level of harm unfair_fight_sm

As I explained in part one of this series, the oppression remedy is easy to claim but the breadth of the language and the fact-based nature of the remedy present challenges. As a result, maintaining a clear set of rules applicable to the oppression remedy and predicting the outcome of an oppression case can be difficult. ... [read more]

Friday, February 01, 2019 @ 11:53 AM

New associate for Wray Legal

Wray Legal LLP announced that Samantha Hamilton has joined the Toronto civil litigation and employment law boutique as an associate. ... [read more]

Friday, February 01, 2019 @ 11:18 AM

Summary judgment motions in MVA cases are viable options carswervinginsnow_sm.jpg

In the recent decision of Pavlovic v. Vankar 2019 ONSC 61, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice granted a summary judgment motion and dismissed a lawsuit against an injured plaintiff and a cross claim by the co-defendant. In doing so, the court signalled that summary judgment motions in motor vehicle accident (MVA) cases, in certain contexts, are viable options worthy of consideration. The motion was granted despite there being conflicting evidence on a key liability issue. ... [read more]