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Friday, May 08, 2020 @ 12:56 PM

Who was that unmasked woman? | Marcel Strigberger

You can take the lawyer out of the supermarket, but you cannot take the lawyer out of the lawyer. I guess some elaboration is in order. ... [read more]

Friday, May 08, 2020 @ 11:49 AM

Rights, remedies between primary, excess insurers: Equitable subrogation, duty of care Insurance binders

This article examines the nature and scope of the duties owed between primary and excess insurers from a Canadian perspective, including a consideration of common issues that arise when multiple layers of insurance are potentially applicable to a claim. ... [read more]

Friday, May 08, 2020 @ 9:38 AM - Last Updated: Friday, May 08, 2020 @ 11:11 AM

Litigators’ champion celebrates five years at SCC, looks forward to five more years TLD Exclusive button

On a bench otherwise made up of ex-law deans, former senior civil servants and longtime judges, Justice Suzanne Côté’s unique brief, handed to her when she was appointed five years ago, requires her to convey the practising bar’s perspective to the Supreme Court of Canada, even when it sometimes takes her down solitary paths. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 07, 2020 @ 2:01 PM

Machine learning speeds up virus coverage insurance reviews robot_reading_sm

A key task for lawyers representing their corporate clients over the next few months will be to review insurance policies for ways in which those clients can recover from their insurers. This means that we can all unfortunately expect to spend a lot more time deeply immersed in those lengthy documents. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 06, 2020 @ 10:33 AM

Being a reasonable parent: What does it mean? Parent walking with child

We all strive to be the “perfect” parent, whatever that may be. But fear not, while you may hold yourself to this impossibly high standard, the court does not. All you must be is reasonable. So what is a “reasonable” parent? ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 05, 2020 @ 2:24 PM

Ottawa unveils $252 million aid for farmers, agribusiness, plans $200-million loan expansion

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced targeted financial support totalling more than $252 million to support farmers, ranchers, food businesses and food processors — and served notice that his government will be introducing legislation to make available an additional $200 million in borrowing capacity to assist the agribusiness sector. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 05, 2020 @ 12:57 PM

Equality, diversity requirements for lawyers in Ontario | Amrita Tamber

It has been a slow road, but over the past few years the legal profession has started to make small strides towards greater inclusivity. Although women and minorities comprise a growing number of legal professionals, they still remain significantly under-represented in senior leadership roles. In recent years, the statistics show that 43 per cent of lawyers identified as women and 29 per cent identified as a visible minority. An increase in senior leadership diversity may result in an increase in proportional representation from the top down. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 05, 2020 @ 11:15 AM

Uncertainty surrounding extension of limitation periods at LAT 2 people pull on clock

In 2017, the executive chair of the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) held that, under specific circumstances, the tribunal may apply s. 7 of the Licence Appeal Tribunal Act to relieve against an otherwise missed limitation period. A recent reconsideration decision of the LAT held otherwise and found that s. 7 does not apply to statutory accident benefit matters. ... [read more]

Monday, May 04, 2020 @ 2:05 PM

Owners of Quebec homes with defective concrete win long-standing legal battle Miguel Bourbonnais

More than 800 homeowners and 18 business owners of pyrrhotite-damaged buildings won a long-drawn out legal battle after the Quebec Court of Appeal upheld a lower court ruling that ordered a Canadian engineering giant, concrete owners, construction contractors and a geologist to pay more than $200 million, including interest. ... [read more]

Friday, May 01, 2020 @ 10:44 AM

Employment sector Trudeau forgot Dadworkingfromhome

The federal and provincial governments have introduced various new assistance programs aimed at helping employers and employees sustain their businesses and at improving our economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. These programs are critical to surviving the pandemic. Some of the most popular and valuable programs include: ... [read more]