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Wednesday, January 02, 2019 @ 9:22 AM

SCC’s winter session looks at military justice, lawyers’ fees, Crown copyright, Jordan Mark Letourneau

Military justice and Crown copyright are among the topics the Supreme Court of Canada will explore in its winter session that includes criminal appeals asking if defence counsel’s legal fees can be paid from the proceeds of crime forfeited to the state and if the Jordan time limits apply in provincial youth court. ... [read more]

Friday, December 21, 2018 @ 4:11 PM

Judge’s political lobbying, advocacy on behalf of black Canadians crossed line, but wasn’t ‘misconduct’ Mark Sandler

The Ontario Judicial Council (OJC) has ruled that a judge who founded an advocacy group for black Canadians, and lobbied politicians with the “highly laudable” aim of helping his community overcome racism and poverty, engaged in a form of impermissible “advocacy and political activity” — but his actions did not amount to “judicial misconduct” that could merit his removal from the bench. ... [read more]

Friday, December 21, 2018 @ 9:35 AM

From autonomous cars to smartphone zombies, analysis and opinion highlights of 2018

Here are 16 memorable and outstanding stories from 2018, as selected by The Lawyer's Daily Analysis Editors Richard Skinulis and Peter Carter. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 20, 2018 @ 1:54 PM

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In mid-November, the National Hockey League (NHL) and former players of the league reached a tentative non-class settlement regarding concussions sustained during their careers playing hockey. ... [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]

Monday, December 17, 2018 @ 1:33 PM

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New changes to Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act (HTA) come into force on Jan. 1, 2019. The most significant for many people are the changes relating to driving with screens or hand-held communications devices; i.e., texting while driving. ... [read more]

Monday, December 17, 2018 @ 1:29 PM

Single insurance policy recommended for looming era of automated vehicles Robert Love

In an era of automated vehicles, words like “road trip,” “driving,” and “behind the wheel,” will take on a whole new meaning. So will the word “accident.” ... [read more]

Monday, December 17, 2018 @ 11:51 AM

New partner Duguay joins Langlois lawyers

Langlois lawyers announced that insurance law practitioner Hugues Duguay has joined the firm as a partner in its Montreal office. ... [read more]

Monday, December 17, 2018 @ 11:51 AM

Cassels Brock adds new real estate partner in Toronto office

Cassels Brock announced that Ben Leith has joined the firm as a partner in the firm’s national real estate & development group. ... [read more]

Monday, December 17, 2018 @ 11:50 AM

Dutton Brock hires two associates

Dutton Brock LLP announced that Odette Fraser and Rosemary Cosentino have joined the Toronto firm as associates. ... [read more]