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Thursday, December 20, 2018 @ 8:33 AM

Serving court papers still requires personal touch, unless conditions are met, court finds David_Fraser_sm

There may come a time when the rules around serving someone court papers via social media will relax, but the traditional method of personal delivery will remain the primary means for the foreseeable future. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 @ 2:48 PM

Access to Justice: Next year a big one for Action Committee | Thomas Cromwell and Beverley McLachlin

There are big transitions occurring at the Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters. Former chief justice Beverley McLachlin has this month assumed the chair of the committee which she had convened a decade ago. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 @ 9:14 AM

The Chhina case: Charter rights and non-citizens immigration_detention_sm

Immigration detainees’ access to the writ of habeas corpus has been a hot topic in immigration and refugee law since the Ontario Court of Appeal released its groundbreaking 2015 decision, Chaudhary v. Canada 2015 ONCA 700. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 @ 6:34 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Injunctions - Circumstances when not granted

Application by the petitioners for leave to appeal an order dismissing their application for an interlocutory injunction. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 @ 6:34 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Special orders - For reprehensible or inefficient conduct

Appeal by the plaintiffs from the dismissal of their action. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 @ 2:57 PM

Class action certified vs. Ontario in alleged Charter breach against developmentally disabled Kirk Baert sm

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has certified a class action for plaintiffs pushed “to the brink of disaster” by long wait lists for Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) support for developmentally disabled persons over 18 years old. The certification of the s. 7 Charter claim, lawyers said, is “fairly novel.” ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 @ 2:02 PM

GlickLaw hires new associate

GlickLaw announced that Jordan Stone has joined the Toronto firm as an associate. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 @ 9:58 AM

How top court weighed in on freedom of religion in 2018 religious_freedom_sm

The Supreme Court of Canada delivered two important decisions involving freedom of religion this year. On May 31, 2018 it released its decision in Highwood Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses (Judicial Committee) v. Wall 2018 SCC 26 (Wall). Two weeks later, on June 15, the SCC released its decision in Law Society of British Columbia v. Trinity Western University 2018 SCC 32 with the companion decision in Trinity Western University v. Law Society of Upper Canada 2018 SCC 33 (together, Trinity Western). ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 @ 6:18 AM

CUSTODY AND ACCESS - Variation or amendment of orders

Appeal by the father from orders of a motion judge varying child support and parenting arrangements in the absence of the father. ... [read more]

Monday, December 17, 2018 @ 6:25 AM

GUARANTEES AND INDEMNITIES - Guarantee - Defences

Appeal by the guarantors from summary judgment in favour of the bank with respect to the debts owed by the husband’s business. ... [read more]