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Wednesday, June 15, 2022 @ 5:28 PM

B.C. law firm proposes community class action against fossil fuel companies

A campaign has begun to empower B.C. communities to sue big oil companies for the effects of climate change in the province. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 @ 2:18 PM - Last Updated: Wednesday, June 15, 2022 @ 3:37 PM

Debate in Ontario over whether online gambling will cause more addiction Michael Cameron, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.

Lawyers and experts are divided over whether Ontario’s legalization of online gambling will lead to increased rates of addiction. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 @ 2:04 PM

If judges are biased there, are they biased here? Are all courts as skewed as superior court? Scales with fact bias

Indiana research shows judges are biased and see cases of family law self-reps as having less merit than those of represented parties. That negative bias is one explanation for the lopsided results in Ontario’s superior court when a self-rep faces a lawyer. But does that also apply to the Unified Family Court and the Ontario court in family matters? ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 @ 12:26 PM

Edmonton Regional Airport Authority loses case for summary judgment of lease dispute

The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench has upheld a decision not to allow summary judgment in a lease dispute between the Edmonton Regional Airports Authority (ERAA) and some of its tenants. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 @ 10:01 AM

If judges are biased there, are they biased here? Four questions Head with question marks

If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, is it a duck? Indiana research shows that judges there are biased against self-reps and see their cases as less meritorious than those of parties with counsel. Results shown in Ontario’s superior court are what that research predicts. Does that mean our judges are biased too? We ask four questions. There are no happy answers. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 @ 5:36 AM

ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND PRIVACY - Bars and grounds for refusal - Confidential information - Solicitor-client privilege

Determination of whether the Newfoundland and Labrador Information and Privacy Commissioner could compel the Department of Justice and Public Safety to provide the records over which the Department asserted solicitor-client privilege or to recommend disclosure to a member of the public (requester). The Commissioner investigated on behalf of a member of the public who requested access (“requester”) to government records. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 @ 4:56 PM

Class action certifications in Ontario may be dropping due to Class Proceedings Act changes: Report  Borden Ladner Gervais LLP partner Markus Kremer

Amendments that were made to Ontario’s Class Proceedings Act could be behind a fall in the number of class actions being certified in the province, a new report suggests. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 @ 4:30 PM

Ottawa to ‘suspend’ COVID-19 mandates for domestic, outbound travellers, workers in federal sectors

Ottawa says it will “suspend,” as of June 20, the mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements for domestic and outbound travellers, as well as for most workers in the federally regulated transportation sectors, and employees in the “core” federal government administration, including the RCMP. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 @ 2:24 PM - Last Updated: Tuesday, June 14, 2022 @ 2:30 PM

Telecom provider to challenge Bell’s ‘FIBE’ trademark in Federal Court

Independent Canadian telecom provider SkyChoice Communications has brought a challenge against Bell Canada’s “FIBE” trademark in Federal Court, arguing that it lacks distinctiveness. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 @ 2:14 PM

B.C. construction company must pay over $200K after losing dispute over contract

A construction management company must pay more than $200,000 to a framing contractor for a cancelled job, the British Columbia Supreme Court has ruled in finding that a legal contract existed between the parties. ... [read more]