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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]

Monday, July 15, 2019 @ 9:48 AM

Legal and communication teams: All together now | Wojtek Dabrowski

Every day inside large corporations, the legal and communications teams get in each other’s way. ... [read more]

Friday, July 12, 2019 @ 11:56 AM

Quebec Appeal Court partially overturns lower court ruling in Telus class action Bruce Johnston

Telus became the third Canadian telecommunications giant that has been compelled to pay clients who paid excessive cancellation fees after the Quebec Court of Appeal partially overturned a lower court decision that dismissed the class action. In a case that deals with contract for services, early cancellation fees, abusive clauses and the right of unilateral resiliation under the Civil Code of Quebec (CCQ), the Appeal Court held that Telus overcharged clients who were billed early cancellation fees ... [read more]

Thursday, July 11, 2019 @ 10:47 AM

Quebec Court of Appeal judge nominated for SCC brings strong expertise in class actions, family, civil law Nicholas Kasirer

Quebec Court of Appeal Justice Nicholas Kasirer, the former McGill University law dean nominated July 10 for the Supreme Court of Canada, professes a passionate commitment to bijuralism; strong expertise in class actions, family and the civil law; and an approach to judicial lawmaking that encompasses both boldness and caution. ... [read more]