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Wednesday, October 04, 2017 @ 1:13 PM

Self-represented litigants invited to Ontario law schools for awareness event Julie Macfarlane

Law schools across Ontario will have fuller classes than usual on Oct. 4. That’s when self-represented litigants will be taking in lectures alongside regular students. Classroom attendance is just one of the activities planned for Self-Represented Litigants Awareness Day. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 @ 12:54 PM

B.C. posters explain support person guidelines for self-represented litigants

The provincial court of British Columbia has a new flyer and poster campaign, designed to reach out to self-represented litigants (SRLs). ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 @ 8:31 AM

CIVIL LIABILITY - Secondary market disclosure - Elements - Release of document that contains a misrepresentation - Persons liable - Defences

Appeal by the plaintiff, Rahimi, from the dismissal of his motion for leave to bring a secondary market misrepresentation action against the individual defendants and appeal by the corporate defendant from the order granting the plaintiff leave to proceed with the claim against it. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 @ 3:07 PM

SCC’s ‘barnburner’ fall session features TWU, Groia, Comeau and other hot cases Carissima Mathen

Two cases that have galvanized the legal profession — TWU and Groia — are among the 28 appeals the Supreme Court of Canada is hearing during a busy fall session that marks the swansong of the court’s longest serving chief justice. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 @ 8:41 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Interest - Calculation of - Pre-judgment interest

Appeal by defendants from the award of damages. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 @ 8:35 AM

HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS - Regulation of health care professionals - Particular professions - Pharmacists - Practice and procedure - Injunctions

Application by the Eastside Pharmacy Ltd. (Pharmacy) for an interlocutory order staying the Minister of Health’s 2015 decisions refusing to enroll the Pharmacy as a PharmaCare provider and finding the Pharmacy owed $1,135,989 for alleged improper PharmaCare practices and for an order restoring the Pharmacy’s enrolment in the PharmaCare program. ... [read more]

Monday, October 02, 2017 @ 12:46 PM

Binnie says judges should lead by crafting new remedies for corporate abuses abroad Exclusive

One of Canada’s leading jurists is urging judges here to be more creative in developing the common law to provide access to justice for those harmed by Canadian mining companies or other extractive businesses operating abroad. ... [read more]

Monday, October 02, 2017 @ 8:42 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Parties - Class or representative actions - Settlements

Motion by certain plaintiffs in a class action against Volkswagen (VW) for a declaration that VW had failed to meet the June 15, 2017 deadline for obtaining an Approved Emissions Modification (AEM) for their Generation 2 automatic transmission vehicles, triggering a clause in the Volkswagen Diesel 2.0 Litre Settlement Agreement (settlement agreement) entitling the plaintiffs to benefit from a loan forgiveness clause in exercising a buyback option for their VW vehicles. ... [read more]

Monday, October 02, 2017 @ 7:50 AM

A lawyer’s role in estate disputes includes encouraging settlement when reasonable

Clients may think they want their estate litigator to be a shark, but with the vast majority of cases settling before trial, what they really need is someone who can effectively advocate on their behalf — and that usually means a lawyer who takes the high road. ... [read more]

Friday, September 29, 2017 @ 1:59 PM

New associates for Stewart McKelvey

Two new associates have joined Stewart McKelvey's Saint John office. ... [read more]