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Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 1:02 PM

WATER - Water resource management - Dams

Appeal by the plaintiffs from the summary dismissal of their action. ... [read more]

Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 12:36 PM

Gowling WLG adds Canada North practice

Gowling WLG has created a new practice group dedicated to serving clients in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, Yukon and the northern regions of many provinces. ... [read more]

Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 9:31 AM

Court rules parties can contract out of statutory provisions in gas pipeline case Crawford Smith sm

The Ontario Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal in a case involving municipal drainage work, ruling that parties can contract out of statutory provisions. ... [read more]

Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 1:58 PM

Federal Court denies B.C. First Nation’s request for more salmon Lisa Glowacki, Ratcliff & Co. LLP

A Federal Court judge has denied a B.C. First Nation’s attempt to get its allocation of sockeye salmon increased, saying it failed to show why such an increase was necessary and why other species of fish were not adequate to meet its needs. ... [read more]

Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 7:04 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Costs - Particular orders - Special orders - For reprehensible or inefficient conduct

Appeal by the plaintiff corporation from the dismissal of its defamation action and the award of special costs to the respondent. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 09, 2018 @ 3:36 PM

Clark Wilson LLP adds three partners, three associates

The employment roster at Vancouver-based Clark Wilson LLP has changed, with the naming of three partners and the hiring of three new associates. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 09, 2018 @ 11:21 AM - Last Updated: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 @ 3:18 PM

First live webcast of treaty case advances reconciliation, public’s access to trials Joe Arvay

The Ontario Superior Court has ordered what is believed to be the first gavel-to-gavel live streaming and archiving of a full trial. ... [read more]

Monday, January 08, 2018 @ 9:16 AM

Review of class action law must consider environmental claims | Richard Lindgren

Few environmental claims have obtained certification in the courts under current Ontario legislation, a situation that needs to be examined in the review by the Law Commission of Ontario in order to address legal barriers and economic hurdles. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 03, 2018 @ 8:34 AM

Quebec Superior Court examines how class action members receive information

Two motions in one class action presented the court with competing visions of when and how class members can receive information and the court’s role, if any, in supervising the content of that information. The two decisions on those motions demonstrate some limits of controlling that information and the court’s willingness to be part of that control. ... [read more]

Friday, December 22, 2017 @ 12:06 PM

New B.C. spill regulations seek to protect environment Max Collett

British Columbia has moved to strengthen its protection of the environment with three new regulations that recently went into force. ... [read more]