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Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 08:22 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 @ 02:06 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 @ 09:37 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 @ 08:21 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 @ 02:05 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 @ 02:22 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 @ 07:48 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]

Thursday, July 13, 2017 @ 02:18 PM

CORPORATIONS - Shareholders - Directors - Powers - Issuance of shares - Personal liability - Evidence and procedure - Remedies – Damages - Oppression remedy

Appeal by Wilson from a judgment of the Quebec Court of Appeal which found him personally liable for oppressive conduct against the respondent, Alharayeri. Wilson was a director of Wi2Wi Corporation (Corporation), a technology company incorporated under the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA). ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 @ 09:53 AM

Using an Anton Piller order to preserve electronic evidence Anton Piller

Once viewed as an “extreme” measure only to be used in the “most exceptional circumstances,” Anton Piller orders (essentially a court order that allows someone to search premises and seize evidence) are now more commonly issued not only in intellectual property and trade secret disputes, but also in civil and commercial matters, employment litigation and even matrimonial cases. ... [read more]

Monday, July 10, 2017 @ 12:29 PM

Two new associates join Cox & Palmer in Fredericton

Megan Stymiest and Martin Bourgeois have joined Cox & Palmer as associates and will work out of its Fredericton office. ... [read more]