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Monday, November 28, 2022 @ 5:17 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Ontario court dismisses intrusion upon seclusion claims in class actions against corporations

In a trilogy of cases, the Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that the tort of intrusion upon seclusion cannot be found where there is a privacy breach caused by companies’ negligence in storing information, since the companies are not “vicariously liable” for the conduct of hackers or others. ... [read more]

Monday, November 28, 2022 @ 4:55 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Broad notice, summary judgment granted in favour of airline employee dismissed during pandemic

The Ontario Superior Court has awarded $132,772.33 in lieu of a notice period to an Air Canada employee who was dismissed without cause during the COVID-19 pandemic. ... [read more]

Monday, November 28, 2022 @ 4:17 PM - Last Updated: Tuesday, November 29, 2022 @ 8:40 AM

FOLA calls on Toronto, mayor to protect Osgoode Hall grounds from ‘irreversible damage’ by Metrolinx Douglas Judson, FOLA chair

The Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA) is speaking out against Metrolinx’s plan to cut down trees on Osgoode Hall’s property to advance the proposed construction of the Ontario Line. ... [read more]

Monday, November 28, 2022 @ 3:11 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Global Affairs Canada launches Indo-Pacific Strategy for ‘long-term growth, prosperity’

Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly has announced the launch of an Indo-Pacific Strategy, which includes a $2.3-billion public spend over the next five years. ... [read more]

Monday, November 28, 2022 @ 2:26 PM

Licensee, stakeholder feedback leads LSO to extend virtual verification policy exemption Michael Lesage, LSO bencher

After receiving feedback from the profession, benchers and stakeholders, the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) has extended its “temporary pandemic measure of allowing virtual verification without authentication until January 1, 2024.” ... [read more]

Monday, November 28, 2022 @ 2:23 PM

First Nation’s bylaw prosecutor’s office said to be first in Canada Samuel Crowfoot

In what is believed to be a first in Canada, an Alberta-based law firm has been contracted to enforce the bylaws of a First Nation on its territory. In late October the Siksika Nation, which is about 100 kilometres east of Calgary, set up a bylaw prosecutor’s office, bringing in Mincher Koeman LLP to litigate Siksika’s bylaws in provincial courts “thereby making anyone who chooses to enter our lands subject to the Nation’s authority and laws as passed by our legislative body — Chief and Council,” the nation said in a news release. ... [read more]

Monday, November 28, 2022 @ 9:33 AM

Ontario Appeal Court dismisses appeal on ID issues involved in second-degree murder conviction

Justice may be blind, but undergoing a trial with a piece of evidence involving colour presented to a jury with a partially colour-blind member did not help Dwayne Gordon achieve the justice he sought by having the Ontario Court of Appeal overturn both his second-degree murder conviction and sentence of life imprisonment with no parole eligibility for 14 years that was handed to him in 2018. ... [read more]

Friday, November 25, 2022 @ 5:52 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Ontario court finds township councillor not excluded from Municipal Act provisions

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice’s Divisional Court has granted in part a township councillor’s application for judicial review against the township for an investigation that found her conduct to constitute “harassment.” ... [read more]

Friday, November 25, 2022 @ 5:22 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Court forecloses ‘further delay’ of justice, renders summary judgment in property dispute

The Ontario Superior Court has granted summary judgment to a company for specific performance in a dispute concerning reconveyance of a parcel of land. ... [read more]

Friday, November 25, 2022 @ 4:17 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Changes in property market values not ‘radical’ enough to alter sale agreement: Ontario court

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has ruled that a drastic drop in property value did not amount to an unforeseen event that substantially changed a property purchase agreement. ... [read more]