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Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 09:20 AM

Osgoode Hall invests $300K toward Indigenous initiatives Lorne Sossin

Osgoode Hall Law School has committed an initial investment of $300,000 to a reconciliation fund built to support Indigenous initiatives at the school. ... [read more]

Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 09:17 AM

Asian legal clinic toll-free hotline has access to justice dialled in Avvy Go

A toll-free hotline launched on June 18 at the Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic will provide legal advice for people across Ontario whose access to justice is limited by language barriers. ... [read more]

Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 09:03 AM

B.C. appeal court affirms judicial discretion in rejecting move to strike jury notice Angus Gunn

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has rejected an attempt by a party in a personal injury case to strike a jury notice, saying there was no good reason to stray from the case management judge’s decision. ... [read more]

Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 11:30 AM

Updated: SCC greenlights class action against Facebook in major private international law ruling Luciana Brasil

In a groundbreaking private international law (PIL) judgment of global interest, the Supreme Court of Canada has split 4-3 to override Facebook’s forum selection clause — thus reviving a privacy class action on behalf of 1.8 million Facebook users in British Columbia against the U.S. social media giant. ... [read more]

Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 09:24 AM

A name change may be up for discussion at LSUC Julian Falconer

What’s in a name? The Law Society of Upper Canada by any other name would still be reputable. ... [read more]

Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 09:10 AM

Ontario court clarifies reasonable foreseeability of death in medically assisted dying law Andrew Faith

An ambiguous section of Canada’s medically assisted dying law has been clarified by Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice, which found that the death of an elderly woman suffering extreme pain from an advanced and incurable disease is reasonably foreseeable. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 22, 2017 @ 06:07 PM

SCC revisits standards of review, appeals of arbitration awards Clement Gascon

The Supreme Court has shed more light on when commercial arbitral awards can be appealed in an important judgment that also provides general guidance on how to determine the standard of review in all types of civil cases. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 22, 2017 @ 08:52 AM

Ontario appeal court expands criteria for trial judges to determine admissibility of expert evidence Geoff Adair

Ontario trial court judges may feel more empowered to exclude expert witness testimony following a recent ruling by the province’s appeal court in a personal injury case. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 22, 2017 @ 08:48 AM

Passage of Bill C-6 a positive change for immigration lawyers Andrew Carvajal

The passage of Bill C-6, an act amending the Citizenship Act, on June 19, will not only assist people trying to become Canadian citizens, but the immigration bar as well. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 @ 06:07 PM

Ottawa says broad new immunity for CSIS crimes is Charter-compliant Paul Cavalluzzo

Ottawa says its move to give designated CSIS employees and their agents new immunities from prosecution for breaking the law in the line of duty is constitutional as it tracks a similar immunity legislated for police 15 years ago that has survived Charter attack. ... [read more]