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Tuesday, August 23, 2022 @ 5:41 PM - Last Updated: Thursday, August 25, 2022 @ 9:19 AM

[ Legal Wire ] - Ontario Appeal Court upholds partial summary judgment in corporate dispute

The Court of Appeal for Ontario has upheld a judge’s decision in a corporate lawsuit case to grant a partial summary judgment in the name of “proportionality, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.” ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 @ 4:05 PM

Feds give funding in preparation for cyberattacks from quantum computers Marco Mendicino, federal Minister of Puboic Safety.

Ottawa is giving hundreds of thousands in federal funding to a project aimed at preparing Canada for the future threat to cybersecurity posed by quantum computers. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 @ 2:43 PM - Last Updated: Wednesday, August 17, 2022 @ 2:21 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Federal Court judge rules against Google in patent infringement case

Technology giant Google has lost a patent infringement case it launched against a smart speaker manufacturer over technology used for adaptive echo and noise control. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 @ 12:27 PM - Last Updated: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 @ 1:25 PM

Conference continues celebration of federal courts’ golden anniversary Chief Justice Paul Crampton, Federal Court of Canada.

Speakers at a conference celebrating the 50th anniversary of Canada’s federal courts noted the need to balance remote hearings versus in-person appearances, while stressing the importance of having bodies in the courtroom. The use of remote technology by the courts during the COVID-19 pandemic and the gradual return to in-person hearings was a key talking point on June 27, the first day of a delayed three-day symposium marking the golden anniversary of the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal. ... [read more]

Friday, June 24, 2022 @ 12:36 PM

Lawson Lundell welcomes new associate to Kelowna office

Lawson Lundell welcomed Emma Plasteras as an associate in the Kelowna, B.C., office. She is a member of the firm’s corporate commercial group and the technology group.   ... [read more]

Thursday, June 23, 2022 @ 5:44 PM

SCC sheds new light on test, evidence required for public interest standing in court challenges Michael Feder

Litigants seeking public interest standing to challenge constitutionally suspect laws do not need co‑plaintiffs directly affected by those laws in order to proceed with the litigation, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in a 9-0 judgment which sheds new light on the decade-old Downtown Eastside legal test and its evidentiary requirements for attaining public interest standing. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 23, 2022 @ 3:15 PM

Two foreign cryptocurrency trading companies are fined for non-compliance with Securities Act

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has fined two foreign crypto asset trading companies for non-compliance under Ontario’s Securities Act. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 23, 2022 @ 11:12 AM

Cryptocurrency and family law: Identification of digital assets Man with magnifying glass and Bitcoin

With the expansion of use and adoption of cryptocurrencies, NFTs (non-fungible tokens) and related assets, digital assets will inevitably become tied up in family law disputes. These sorts of digital assets are handled in the same way as other family/matrimonial property. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 @ 3:33 PM

Lawyers raise alarm bells about constitutional, privacy concerns in B.C. money laundering report Joven Narwal, Narwal Litigation LLP

A provincial commission has released a long-awaited report on how to tackle the issue of money laundering in British Columbia, but legal observers are saying recommendations contained in it could have a significant impact on people’s constitutional and privacy rights. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 @ 11:39 AM

Facebook privacy decision highlights need for tech companies to get consent from users, lawyers say Shalom Cumbo-Steinmetz

Social media giant Facebook has been dealt a blow after a B.C. judge ruled that it violated privacy statutes in four provinces by using personal images for advertising without proper consent. ... [read more]