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Tuesday, September 17, 2019 @ 8:34 AM

MARITAL PROPERTY - Equalization or division - Exempt acquisitions and deductions

Appeal by the wife from trial judgment reapportioning family property in favour of the husband. ... [read more]

Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 2:00 PM

How court determines who owns frozen embryos when spouses split Human embryo cells

Roughly one in six couples in Canada experience infertility. This number has doubled since the 1980s, reports the Government of Canada. However, for those who have the means and desire, assisted human reproductive procedures such as in vitro fertilization can help these couples grow their family. ... [read more]

Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 9:25 AM

JURISDICTION - Domestic issues (between Canadian jurisdictions)

Appeal by the husband from a decision dismissing the husband’s application to have the wife’s Saskatchewan action transferred to Alberta. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 12, 2019 @ 2:03 PM

Can separated parents be held liable for poor parenting? Mother talking child in danger

Recently, a divorced father and his daughter were passengers in his girlfriend’s car, which ended up in an accident. In an interesting twist, the father asked his car insurer to defend this lawsuit because he believed the lawsuit stemmed from the operation of a car and, therefore, should be covered by his car insurance policy. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 12, 2019 @ 1:34 PM

Ontario’s top judges unite in defence of legal aid, pro bono (L-R) Frank Marrocco, Geoffrey Morawetz, George Strathy, Lise Maisonneuve sm

The chief justices from Ontario’s top three courts banded together on Sept. 10 at the opening of the courts to stress the importance of legal aid, pro bono and the need for the courts to control their own resources. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 12:41 PM

Law Foundation of Ontario honours lawyer for access to justice work

The Law Foundation of Ontario announced that Pamela Cross is the 2019 recipient of the Guthrie Award, the foundation’s signature award to recognize exceptional access to justice champions. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 6:26 AM

MARRIAGE - Annulment of marriage - Void or voidable marriages

Appeal by Rao from the dismissal of his application to strike the respondent’s claim for a division of property and spousal support. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 3:25 PM

Access to justice fund named after former chief justice McLachlin launched

A new fund created to honour the legacy of Canada’s longest-serving chief justice, Beverley McLachlin, was launched on Sept. 10. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 2:35 PM

Chief Justice Morawetz sworn in, recounts how news of appointment was a happy surprise Chief Justice Geoffrey Morawetz swearing in 3 sm

Contrary to custom, Justice Geoffrey Morawetz may have been the last to know of his appointment to the role of chief justice of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario as the news release announcing the honour was sent before the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, David Lametti, could get in touch with him. ... [read more]

Monday, September 09, 2019 @ 3:14 PM - Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 9:51 AM

N.S. Court of Appeal guides use of international law in child protection case

Nova Scotia’s Appeal Court has highlighted guidelines for using international conventions to supplement domestic law, says a lawyer after a judge was found to have erred in applying a United Nations treaty to decide a child protection case. ... [read more]