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Monday, February 05, 2018 @ 4:31 PM

Executive changes for Lerners’ Toronto office

Lerners LLP has promoted two women to positions of authority in its Toronto office. ... [read more]

Friday, February 02, 2018 @ 4:22 PM

SCC restores Specific Claims Tribunal’s decision that First Nation’s historic claims against Canada are valid

In a boost for historic First Nations claims and the largely unheralded work of the Specific Claims Tribunal (SCT), a divided Supreme Court of Canada has restored the tribunal’s ruling that the Colony of British Columbia breached its fiduciary obligation to preserve the lands of the Williams Lake Indian Band from white settlement before Confederation — and that the federal Crown is responsible for that breach, as well as for Ottawa’s own failure to meet its obligations to the band after B.C. joined Confederation in 1871. ... [read more]

Friday, February 02, 2018 @ 1:41 PM

Five women named partners at Langlois

The Montreal and Quebec City offices at Langlois lawyers are now the home of five new partners. ... [read more]

Friday, February 02, 2018 @ 9:03 AM

The devil is in the details of the #MeToo Movement | Julius Melnitzer

The #MeToo Movement, a cause so noble in its aim of correcting the historical abuse heaped on women, should never have become mired in the controversy that now threatens it. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 01, 2018 @ 5:27 PM

Supreme Court ‘integrates’ duty to accommodate into Quebec’s injured workers’ legislation Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella

The Supreme Court has ruled that Quebec employers have a duty under the province’s injured workers’ legislation to reasonably accommodate those injured in the workplace — even though that duty is not expressly mandated by the statute. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 01, 2018 @ 4:47 PM

WORKPLACE HEALTH, SAFETY AND COMPENSATION - Workers’ compensation - Obligation to re-employ

Appeal from a judgment of the Quebec Court of Appeal affirming a decision allowing an application for judicial review of a decision of the Commission des lésions professionnelles (CLP) and remitting the matter for reconsideration. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 01, 2018 @ 10:37 AM

Multi-corporation fraud decision advances case law on knowing assistance, counsel says Shara Roy sm

The Ontario Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal in a case involving a multi-million dollar real estate fraud it described as a “shell game” that left multiple parties competing for compensation. The decision, counsel says, advances the case law on knowing assistance. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 01, 2018 @ 8:46 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Disposition without trial - Dismissal of action - Delay or failure to prosecute

Appeal by the plaintiff from a decision allowing the respondents’ appeal from a Master’s order reinstating the appellant’s action to the trial list. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 01, 2018 @ 8:32 AM - Last Updated: Friday, February 02, 2018 @ 3:50 PM

What Chuvalo decision says about litigation guardianships in family law

The use of a litigation guardianship in family law proceedings has recently come into the limelight through recent news about Canadian boxing legend George Chuvalo, now 80 years of age. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 01, 2018 @ 7:18 AM

CLA says post-trial mental health support for jurors should extend also to defence counsel Breese Davies

Grisly images of people being murdered, tortured, or sexually abused are the stuff of nightmares and, unfortunately, also of criminal trials. ... [read more]