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Tuesday, August 14, 2018 @ 5:49 PM

TWU says faith-based ethics code that discriminates against LGBTQ students is no longer compulsory Bob_Kuhn

In an effort to revive the prospects of its proposed law school, Trinity Western University (TWU) says it will no longer compel students to sign a faith-based code of ethics that restricts sexual intimacy to marriage between one man and one woman, on pain of expulsion from the Evangelical Christian university. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 @ 8:27 AM

MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT - Practice and procedure - Legislation - Parties

Application by RN Auer for recusal of the case management judge. ... [read more]

Monday, August 13, 2018 @ 10:36 AM

BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS - Compensation

Application by the law firm Martland & Saulnier for additional fees. ... [read more]

Monday, August 13, 2018 @ 10:34 AM

DEFAMATION - Fair comment - Matters of public interest

Motion by the defendant B'nai Brith Canada for an order dismissing the plaintiff Lascaris’ libel action on the basis that it was a strategic lawsuit against public participation. ... [read more]

Monday, August 13, 2018 @ 9:26 AM

Access to Justice: How it’s looking on the ground | Thomas Cromwell

West Coast LEAF is a legal advocacy group whose mandate is to use the law to create an equal and just society for all women and people who experience gender-based discrimination. In other words, it is an organization dedicated to access to justice writ large. I was able to speak to Zahra Jimale, West Coast LEAF’s Director of Law Reform about its work, her conception of access to justice and, most importantly, how successful we’ve been in improving access to justice on the ground. Here is what she told me. ... [read more]

Friday, August 10, 2018 @ 2:53 PM

Bennett Jones partner named as fellow of international trial lawyers group

Bennett Jones LLP partner Munaf Mohamed was recently inducted as a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL) at the academy’s mid-year meeting in Colorado Springs, Colo. ... [read more]

Friday, August 10, 2018 @ 11:57 AM

Ontario court’s upholding of an embryo as ‘property’ could impact future disputes, lawyer says Sara_Cohen_sm

An Ontario court awarding a woman an embryo as her “property” will add “another layer of complexity” to future cases involving consent contracts and their place in couples’ disputes over the ownership of such reproductive material, a lawyer says. ... [read more]

Friday, August 10, 2018 @ 11:08 AM

B.C. Court of Appeal decision clears way for class action in diesel truck engine case Robert Anderson, Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has upheld the certification of a class action against a major car parts company relating to diesel truck it manufactured, a decision the lawyer for the plaintiffs is calling important in the evolving law surrounding certification for misrepresentation claims. ... [read more]

Friday, August 10, 2018 @ 9:46 AM

Doctors’ names and OHIP billing not ‘personal information’, court rules Paul Schabas sm

The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a decision of the Divisional Court affirming orders from the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPCO) that a physician’s name and dollar amounts billed under OHIP is not “personal information” and is therefore disclosable. Counsel for the affected third party doctors said they are considering seeking leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. ... [read more]

Friday, August 10, 2018 @ 8:31 AM

DEFAMATION - Fair comment - Matters of public interest

Motion by the defendant B'nai Brith Canada for an order dismissing the plaintiff Lascaris’ libel action on the basis that it was a strategic lawsuit against public participation. ... [read more]