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Civil Litigation


Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 12:22 PM - Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 1:45 PM

Federal courts to launch procedural bijuralism pilot project Paul Crampton

An ambitious pilot project to be implemented this fall by the federal courts that will allow for the application of the Quebec Code of Civil Procedure is being lauded by Quebec practitioners as a welcome initiative that may prompt more of them to avail themselves of the federal judicial bodies. ... [read more]

Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 11:58 AM

Appeal Court upholds Quebec Superior Court’s civil jurisdiction under Constitution

Quebec’s 157 federally appointed Superior Court judges could find themselves with more cases on their rolls following a recent ruling by the province’s Court of Appeal. ... [read more]

Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 9:49 AM

Eight new associates for Lenczner Slaght

Lenczner Slaght announced that the following eight associates have joined the Toronto litigation firm: Sarah Bittman, Mitch Brown, Julia Flood, Samantha Hale, Adam Kanji, Jessica Kras, Jenn Power and Sahar Talebi. ... [read more]

Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 9:25 AM

JURISDICTION - Domestic issues (between Canadian jurisdictions)

Appeal by the husband from a decision dismissing the husband’s application to have the wife’s Saskatchewan action transferred to Alberta. ... [read more]

Friday, September 13, 2019 @ 11:06 AM

Cassels Brock welcomes 12 associates

Cassels Brock announced that the following 12 associates have joined the firm: Sean Baraich, Ave Bross, Tiffany Chiu, Tristan Davis, Joseph Hamaliuk, Heesoo Kim, Kelly Lee, Any Obando, Paras Patel, Jonathan Shepherd, Rebecca Sim and Jesse Tepperman. All formerly were summer students and articled with the firm. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 12, 2019 @ 1:34 PM

Ontario’s top judges unite in defence of legal aid, pro bono (L-R) Frank Marrocco, Geoffrey Morawetz, George Strathy, Lise Maisonneuve sm

The chief justices from Ontario’s top three courts banded together on Sept. 10 at the opening of the courts to stress the importance of legal aid, pro bono and the need for the courts to control their own resources. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 12, 2019 @ 6:27 AM

ELECTIONS - Election officials and officers - Duties - Powers

Application by Aryeh-Bain and Walfish, Orthodox Jewish Canadians, for judicial review of the decision of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) who refused to exercise his discretion to recommend a change in the date of the federal general election scheduled for October 21, 2019. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 11:20 AM

New litigation associate for DLA Piper in Toronto

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP announced that Simon McCleary has joined the firm’s Toronto office as an associate in the litigation, arbitration and investigations group. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 11:17 AM

Fasken adds commercial litigation partner in Montreal

Fasken announced that Sébastien Richemont has joined the firm as a partner with the commercial litigation group in Montreal. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 6:26 AM

INTERESTS IN LAND - Joint estates - Partition - Severance by other means

Appeal by Miller from an order requiring her to sell her interests in two properties to the Hieberts. Miller originally owned the properties, a commercial resort with cabins and RV lots and an adjacent vacant lot, with Olson. ... [read more]