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Monday, September 13, 2021 @ 11:41 AM

Access to adequate libraries vital for all lawyers | Nathan Baker

Access to legal information is the lifeblood of our profession. In a common law system where interpretation of precedent determines the outcome of issues, the fair and efficient implementation of justice relies on both sides having access to the legal information which decisions are made. Cases are not just won in the court, they are won in the lead-up, the research and the library. Access to requisite print and digital resources, case law and research assistance can level the playing field to help provide access to justice. ... [read more]

Friday, September 10, 2021 @ 3:31 PM

Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench one judge away from being fully vaccinated

All of Manitoba’s Queen’s Bench judges have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 — save for one who will get their final shot in the “immediate future,” says the court’s chief justice. ... [read more]

Friday, September 10, 2021 @ 1:52 PM

Rights panel’s dismissal of same-sex couple’s complaint over school curriculum to be reconsidered Allison Fenske, Public Interest Law Centre

Tribunals and commissions must provide sufficient reasons for not following recommendations made by their investigators, say lawyers following a Manitoba court case involving a parent who filed a human rights complaint after her child was teased at school for having “two mothers.” ... [read more]

Friday, September 10, 2021 @ 1:36 PM

Privacy breach lawsuits are coming for insurers and brokers Network of shields with locks in middle

In the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, two nominal plaintiffs have commenced a class action against insurer/broker Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (Gallagher), arising from a security breach and ransomware attack suffered by Gallagher between June 30, 2020, and Sept. 26, 2020. ... [read more]

Friday, September 10, 2021 @ 12:40 PM

How lawyers can learn from failure | Neha Chugh

It was a typical afternoon this summer when I found myself being invited to another lawyer event — come to the event, the website boasted, where a prominent lawyer will share their tips for success. The lawyer’s glossy headshot featured with a list of their recent successes in court and in practice reveals a flawless face, a beaming smile and a well-pressed suit. ... [read more]

Friday, September 10, 2021 @ 7:46 AM

No legal cover for online defamatory comments ‘dressed up as reviews,’ B.C. court rules

Every weekday, shortly after rising at 4 a.m., veteran defamation lawyer Roger McConchie is at his home-office desk searching for the latest court judgments in Canadian defamation cases, most of which now involve instances of cyber-libel. One recent ruling, however, did not require much digging. ... [read more]

Friday, September 10, 2021 @ 5:38 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Leave to appeal - Quia timet injunctions - Preservation of property - Mareva injunctions

Application by the defendants for leave to appeal an order that granted two injunctions. The order granted a Mareva injunction prohibiting the appellants from dealing with the claimed shares in the respondent Axion Ventures and a quia timet injunction prohibiting the appellants from voting the claimed shares at any Axion meeting. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 09, 2021 @ 4:26 PM

Ontario courts to observe new National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Ontario’s courts will be closed (except for certain exigent matters) on Sept. 30 to observe the new federally enacted National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the province’s three chief justices announced Sept. 9. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 09, 2021 @ 12:33 PM

SCC refuses to hear Nygard’s challenge to bail denial as he awaits outcome of U.S. extradition request

High-profile women’s apparel manufacturer Peter Nygard, who is confined to a Manitoba jail pending the outcome of a U.S. extradition request with respect to sex trafficking and racketeering charges south of the border, has lost his bid to have the Supreme Court of Canada review the Manitoba courts’ decision to deny him bail. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 08, 2021 @ 4:26 PM

Saskatchewan court drops most COVID-19 restrictions Chief Justice Martel Popescul, Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan’s Court of Queen’s Bench has lifted most of its COVID-19 health restrictions but is not completely abandoning the increased use of technology adopted during the pandemic.   ... [read more]