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Wednesday, July 24, 2019 @ 9:30 AM

Salmon to be CBA’s first racialized president, will highlight young lawyers during term Vivene Salmon sm

Vivene Salmon, the incoming president of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), is a young lawyer and the first racialized person to take on the role. She understands the impact a recession can have on a legal career, so she wants to focus her term on young lawyers and encouraging intergenerational dialogue. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 @ 1:53 PM

20 Ontario legal clinics get $3.7 million to help fight workplace sexual harassment

The federal Department of Justice on July 23 announced funding for The Help and Legal Centre of Northumberland, Ont. This federal investment of $3,747,000 supports 20 legal clinics in Eastern, Northern and Southwestern Ontario. Together they will take a co-ordinated approach to the development and delivery of legal information and advice to individuals as well as public legal education on sexual harassment in the workplace. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 @ 12:23 PM

Labour board finds placement agency to be employer sixheadsillhoute

The line between independent contractors and employees can often be blurred. Not only are contract and temporary workers more common than ever in today’s workforce, independent contractors also use a variety of legal structures to take advantage of business tax breaks. So, while some independent contractors are incorporated, others remain sole proprietors. This makes determining who is entitled to employment standard protections, and who is not, more challenging.   ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 @ 8:30 AM

Judges lead cross-border commercial courts co-operation international_law_sm

Important developments in cross-border co-operation among commercial courts have been taking place over at least the past four years, largely under the radar of many lawyers and judges. ... [read more]

Monday, July 22, 2019 @ 12:25 PM

Dentons adds to counsel to Toronto banking and finance group

Dentons announced that Angela Shaffer has joined its Toronto office as counsel in the firm’s banking and finance group. ... [read more]

Monday, July 22, 2019 @ 8:42 AM

Knowledge of fraudulent person can’t be attributed to company Magnifying glass with calculator

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) answered a delicate question in its Christine Dejong Medecine Professional Corp. v. DBDC Spadina Ltd. [2019] S.C.J. No. 30 decision: If a company is used by someone who is committing fraud, can that company be said to have known about that fraud? ... [read more]

Friday, July 19, 2019 @ 10:49 AM

U.S. doubling down on border filings scrutiny immigration_documents_sm

Prove it. That is what U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers say when a petition is filed at a port of entry to the U.S., and one of its law enforcement officers has to make a decision on whether an applicant or beneficiary qualifies for the U.S. status he seeks. This scrutiny only seems to be increasing year over year. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 @ 2:26 PM - Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2019 @ 10:08 AM

LSO debate on Statement of Principles pushed back till September 11 Malcolm Mercer sm

The debate on the Statement of Principles (SOP), which was supposed to continue at a special Convocation in July, won’t be before the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) until September, The Lawyer’s Daily has learned. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 @ 8:37 AM

LCO makes 47 recommendations to reform Class Proceedings Act Nye Thomas sm

On July 17, the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) released the first “independent” and “comprehensive” assessment of the province’s Class Proceedings Act in 27 years. The report makes 47 recommendations to reform the Act, including improving the speed and cost of class actions, effective scrutiny of counsel fees and settlements and streamlining certification. ... [read more]

Monday, July 15, 2019 @ 1:26 PM

SCC could ‘abandon’ old case law on implied contracts, says lawyer Brian_Murphy_sm

An East Coast resident is looking towards Canada’s highest court after “antiquated” case law was used in deciding he had breached an implied contract with a company to develop his land for blueberry farming, says his lawyer. The June 25 Prince Edward Island Court of Appeal ruling involved Roger O’Neill and Kings County Construction Ltd. ... [read more]