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Wednesday, September 01, 2021 @ 9:15 AM

New litigation partner joins Kalloghlian Myers

Kalloghlian Myers LLP announced that Dimitri Lascaris has joined the firm as a partner. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 01, 2021 @ 9:14 AM

Decision opens ‘door onto a new type of reasoning for extending the limitation period’: counsel Subdoh Bharati, counsel for respondent

In upholding a lower court decision that a claim for false imprisonment in immigration detention was not statute-barred, the Ontario Court of Appeal has “opened a door onto a new type of reasoning for extending the limitation period,” counsel involved in the case said. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 @ 3:11 PM

Canadian Judicial Council says it won’t issue guidance on mandatory vaccinations for judges, staff

The Canadian Judicial Council says it has no plans to provide national advice or to give guidance on the question of whether courts should mandate COVID-19 vaccination for judges or staff. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 @ 3:00 PM

Federal Court of Appeal says no more judicial ‘hyper-deference’ to regulations under attack

In a boost for those attacking the vires of regulations, the Federal Court of Appeal says a “hyper-deferential” presumption that regulations are valid (except in very narrow circumstances) should not be followed  in the wake of the Supreme Court of Canada’s Vavilov ruling two years ago that the concept of “jurisdiction” now plays a very limited role in judicial review. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 @ 11:56 AM

Recent Alberta cases illustrate child support obligations of stepparent Child support document with pen

In situations where there is no biological parent contributing to the support of the child, despite legislative provisions mandating such support, many courts will simply calculate the amount of child support owing pursuant to the Federal Child Support Guidelines and assess this against the stepparent. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 @ 9:20 AM

Decision highlights role ‘honour of the Crown plays in interpreting land patents,’ counsel says Candice Metallic, founder and principal of Metallic Law, Barristers & Solicitors

The Ontario Court of Appeal has allowed the appeals of three First Nations and the Attorney General of Canada in a dispute with an estate over three islands. The decision, counsel said, highlights the importance of reviewing “the context of treaties and the honour of the Crown when there is an Indigenous interest at stake.” ... [read more]

Monday, August 30, 2021 @ 2:59 PM

How to academically succeed in Ontario law schools Back to school logo

The results are in. You log into your portal to see your grades and a feeling of disbelief washes over you. Your highest mark is a 73 per cent? Your lowest undergraduate mark was a 76 per cent? How can this be? You go on Facebook and see people discussing their grades. A 90 per cent in a course? What? ... [read more]

Monday, August 30, 2021 @ 12:15 PM

Warrantless cellphone search: A major invasion of privacy | Sam Zargami

Upon completing my 1L at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law, I remain deeply concerned about an outdated precedent that invades a person’s privacy rights. ... [read more]

Monday, August 30, 2021 @ 9:36 AM

Lippes Mathias promotes four to partner

Lippes Mathias announced that it has promoted lawyers Scott S. Allen, Jr., Courtney Donahue Tasner, Ryan V. Stearns and Lauren A. Suttell to partner.  ... [read more]

Monday, August 30, 2021 @ 9:23 AM

HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS - Discipline - Expert evidence - Professional misconduct - Penalties

Appeal by a dentist from the decision of an Appeal Panel upholding findings of unprofessional conduct against the appellant. The appellant, a pediatric dentist, provided dental treatment to a two-year-old child who required restorative treatment. ... [read more]