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Tuesday, September 20, 2022 @ 2:25 PM

Appeal Court affirms importance of precise language in ex parte orders Three arrows hitting the bullseye on target

The Alberta Court of Appeal released its decision in Alberta Health Services v. Pawlowski, 2022 ABCA 254 on July 7, 2022. In Pawlowski, the court affirmed the importance of precise and unambiguous language in injunction orders. ... [read more]

Friday, September 16, 2022 @ 4:12 PM

George Strathy: The exit interview TLD Exclusive

Ontario’s former chief justice’s parting words of wisdom to the profession are, by his own admission, not “original,” but nonetheless poignant: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” “I think, as a profession, we are hard on each other. Yes, we’re adversaries, but it’s one thing to advance the interests of your clients, and it’s another to be hard on your opponent,” explained George Strathy in an exclusive interview with The Lawyer’s Daily. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 @ 11:04 AM

Are CERB payments deductible from reasonable notice awards? Judges cannot agree money pic

Do Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) payments an employee received after termination of employment get deducted from wrongful dismissal damages awards? ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 @ 10:59 AM

International students: Canada needs a nuanced approach | Ravi Jain

Back in May, I wrote a column for The Lawyer’s Daily about the importance of speeding up all types of immigration and citizenship applications. At the time, there was a two million application backlog and I noted that a dysfunctional immigration system prevents us as nation from meeting our humanitarian objectives, our family reunification goals. It also endangers our competitiveness as we need skilled workers for our nation’s economic well-being given that our population has already aged and because unemployment is so low. ... [read more]

Friday, August 26, 2022 @ 5:25 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Moderna sues Pfizer and BioNTech for infringement of its COVID-19 vaccine patent

Moderna, Inc. has launched lawsuits against Pfizer and BioNTech for patent infringement of its mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, claiming that Pfizer and BioNTech copied two key features of Moderna's patented technologies. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 @ 12:50 PM

B.C. courts’ special sitting to reflect on operations during COVID-19 pandemic

The British Columbia courts are hosting a special sitting next month to reflect on how they functioned during the COVID-19 pandemic, an event which will also offer an opportunity to honour members of the judiciary and the legal community whose deaths were not otherwise publicly marked due to pandemic-related circumstances. ... [read more]

Monday, August 22, 2022 @ 5:12 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Ex-employee cannot claim damages for both wrongful dismissal, unpaid wages during layoff: court

The Court of Appeal of New Brunswick has upheld a lower court ruling that a salesman laid off from his job during COVID-19 and who was later terminated did not have the right to damages for both wrongful dismissal arising from his termination and unpaid wages during his earlier layoff. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 @ 10:29 AM

Unvaccinated travellers: Getting across the U.S. border COVID-19 vial with needle

There are many reasons for choosing not to obtain a COVID-19 vaccination, and no matter what your opinion is on what’s “good” or “bad” for society, the reality is that many people have lingering skepticism about obtaining COVID-19 vaccines. Countries, provinces and even families remain deeply divided about what is necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19, while border policies still reflect an attitude of “high alert” regarding the risks posed by and to travellers. ... [read more]

Friday, August 05, 2022 @ 11:37 AM

Ten results of the great home-office blur | Gary Goodwin

Now that office and home blurred into this wondrous mix of continuous office work and housework, one wonders about the future. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 03, 2022 @ 11:48 AM

Estate planning: Electronic witnessing and signing in B.C. Man signing a document on  computer screen

When preparing an estate plan, British Columbians are generally advised to make three basic documents: a will, an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) and a Representation Agreement (RA). ... [read more]