Focus On



Monday, May 16, 2022 @ 3:53 PM

Ontario Court of Appeal dismisses case of ‘innocent’ homeowner

The Court of Appeal for Ontario unanimously dismissed the appeal of a homeowner who was denied an insurance payout following the destruction of his home by reckless tenants, in spite of subsequent changes to Ontario’s Insurance Act meant to protect owners who get blindsided by activities on their premises that they are unaware of. ... [read more]

Monday, May 16, 2022 @ 3:43 PM

Federal Court dismisses trademarks appeal by orthodontics company

An orthodontics company has its appeal against the decision of the Trademarks Opposition Board (TMOB) dismissed after it failed to support its argument that the mark of the respondent would likely confuse consumers, the Federal Court has determined. ... [read more]

Monday, May 16, 2022 @ 3:39 PM

Indigenous women disproportionately experience miscarriages of justice, report says Sen. Kim Pate

Three senators are calling for the exoneration of 12 Indigenous women they say endured significant injustices in their interactions with the criminal justice system. Sens. Kim Pate, Yvonne Boyer and Dawn Anderson issued a report May 16 which builds a case for a group conviction review and exoneration by the Department of Justice. ... [read more]

Monday, May 16, 2022 @ 2:50 PM

Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench rejects affidavit as expert testimony

The Alberta Court of Queens Bench will allow parts of an affidavit but stopped short of admitting it as expert testimony in a case that examined the criteria for being an expert. ... [read more]

Monday, May 16, 2022 @ 11:19 AM

B.C. Appeal Court decision in tax case victory for access to justice, lawyer says Ryan Androsoff, Hunter Litigation Chambers

B.C.’s highest court has decided that two taxpayers involved in a dispute with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) can bring their civil claim to the province’s superior court, a ruling that is being hailed as a victory for access to justice. ... [read more]

Friday, May 13, 2022 @ 5:36 PM

Environmental company’s claim for contempt of judgment over patent infringement is dismissed

An environmental company’s claim that its rival was in contempt of a court judgment after it failed to adhere to an injunction against patent infringement has been dismissed by the Federal Court. ... [read more]

Friday, May 13, 2022 @ 5:27 PM

Court allows appeal in part against Alberta Utilities Commission’s decision on DCG credits WCSB were represented by Calgary-based lawyer Stanley Carscallen of Carscallen LLP

The Alberta Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal in part of a decision by the Alberta Utilities Commission to phase out Distribution Connected Generation credits.  ... [read more]

Friday, May 13, 2022 @ 4:11 PM

Orchard owner loses motion to set aside default judgment in investment case

An apple orchard owner has been denied his motion to set aside a default judgment after the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island found he had not acted responsibly in putting forth his motion in a timely manner. ... [read more]

Friday, May 13, 2022 @ 3:18 PM

Food fraud report shows expensive oils most likely to be misrepresented

An annual report on food fraud by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) shows expensive oils are more likely to be substituted or diluted than the other food groups tested. ... [read more]

Friday, May 13, 2022 @ 11:10 AM

Court acquits one appellant on jury-instruction errors, dismisses appeal from other appellant

In a case involving two people who were convicted of multiple charges for the same incident, the Ontario Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal of one and allowed the other, based on charges to the jury during their trial. ... [read more]