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Thursday, June 07, 2018 @ 6:55 AM

SCC fractures over forum non conveniens in multijurisdictional Internet libel case Paul Schabas

The Supreme Court of Canada has splintered over the private international law principles applicable to the issues of jurisdiction, forum non conveniens and choice of law in the context of a multijurisdictional Internet libel case — with most of its judges declining to substantially reform the usual rules Canadian courts apply in deciding whether to assume and exercise jurisdiction in cross-border legal disputes. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 06, 2018 @ 5:34 PM - Last Updated: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 @ 7:21 PM

Stressed employees at CBA’s Ottawa office move to unionize the 122-year-old national organization Exclusive

The Lawyer’s Daily has learned that workers at the national headquarters of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) in Ottawa have filed an application to unionize ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 06, 2018 @ 3:25 PM

JURISIDICTION - Determination of - Forum conveniens - Procedure for determining

Appeal by Haaretz.com from a judgment of the Ontario Court of Appeal affirming a decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice finding it had jurisdiction to hear Goldhar’s defamation action. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 06, 2018 @ 3:23 PM

Legal and liability aftermath of the Yonge Street van attack red&bluecarcrash_sm.jpg

The insurance lawyer in me is interested in the various claims that have arisen (and might still arise) as a result of the April 23, 2018, “van attack” on Yonge Street. If you were to journey into my coverage-geek brain, this is what you might see: ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 06, 2018 @ 8:27 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Third party procedure - Availability

Appeal by the Alberta provincial Crown from the dismissal of its appeal from a prothonotary's decision adding it as a third party in an action by the Kainaiwa Nation against the federal Crown. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 05, 2018 @ 3:17 PM

Ontario expands online civil claims filing

The Ontario government has updated its civil claims filing system, allowing for the filing of additional document types. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 05, 2018 @ 8:52 AM

Groia: Civility important but doesn’t trump full criminal defence | Richard Pound

In the recent decision: Groia v. Law Society of Upper Canada, 2018 SCC 27, it was very clear that securities litigator Joe Groia got poor marks and almost universal criticism on the “style” points in the successful defence of charges laid against his client by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). ... [read more]

Monday, June 04, 2018 @ 9:34 AM

DLA Piper (Canada) adds associate

Michelle Thomarat has joined DLA Piper (Canada) LLP as an associate. ... [read more]

Monday, June 04, 2018 @ 8:47 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Discovery - Scope - Production by non-parties

Appeal by the plaintiffs from an order requiring them to obtain an order of the Superior Court before taking any step in furtherance of a subpoena issued by a US Court pursuant to an ex parte application. ... [read more]

Monday, June 04, 2018 @ 8:17 AM

Emojis and emoticons: New tools for harassment or innocent silly faces? emoji.jpg

From verbal disagreements to physical altercations to the use of social media, both child and adult bullying has evolved over the past five decades. No longer do individuals have to gain strength physically or mentally to berate or threaten another person. Incivility and criminal activity can now be conducted with a click of a button or a creation of a website or Facebook page. ... [read more]