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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 @ 9:29 AM

New rules concerning drones come into effect June 1 Nathan Baker, Nathan Baker Law

The federal government has unveiled long-awaited rules on the use of drones, but a lawyer is saying it is surprising that there are no requirements for pilots to get insurance given the number of high-profile incidents where drones did damage to both people and property. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 @ 8:14 AM

TYPES OF DAMAGES - Collateral benefits and assistance - Insurance

Appeal by the defendant S and cross-appeal by the plaintiff from trial judgment in a personal injury action regarding the deduction of statutory accident benefits. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 3:15 PM

Self-represented litigants face numerous challenges in court 3menselfrepresent_sm.jpg

The Divisional Court of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently dismissed an appeal by a self-represented litigant (SRL) that shines a light on the many challenges of self-representation. ... [read more]

Monday, January 07, 2019 @ 7:06 AM

Appeal Court upholds exclusion clause despite incorrect application by trial judge

The B.C. Court of Appeal has ruled that a lower court judge incorrectly broadened an exclusion clause in denying a life insurance payout to the estate of a known drug dealer, but held the clause applied anyway as the “inescapable inference” was that the man was selling drugs at the time of his death. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 02, 2019 @ 11:58 AM

16 Canadians among 46 promoted worldwide by Norton Rose Fulbright

Sixteen Canadians were among the 46 promotions worldwide announced by global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright on Jan. 2. ... [read more]

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

$22,000 never seemed so low hockeyplayercrop.jpg

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]