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Thursday, October 06, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Court backs judicial review of church ruling

A recent Court of Appeal of Alberta decision has found that judicial review is permissible for membership decisions taken by non-legislated bodies, including religious groups, if the principle of natural justice has not been followed, legal experts say. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 06, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Divisional court reversed over Hague Convention

Ontario’s highest court has set aside a Divisional Court judgment in a Hague Convention application, unanimously ruling that two Canadian children must return to their father in Germany against their mother’s wishes. The appeal court restored Superior Court Justice W.L. MacPherson’s ruling that the mother had wrongfully retained the children. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 06, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Judge wrong to disallow fine, appeal court rules

The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that an Ontario Superior Court judge erred in 2013 when he refused a Crown request to impose a $1.03 million fine in lieu of forfeiture on a Toronto man who defrauded his employer of more than $900,000 — and then committed fraud again when he was on interim release from the sentence imposed in the first fraud. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 06, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Ottawa professor seen as making 'huge contribution' to refugee law in Canada

One of the nation’s strongest advocates for refugees is urging Canadians to continue their support for the millions of people around the world who are fleeing violence and persecution in their homelands. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 29, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Privacy watchdog open door to more powers

Canada’s privacy watchdog says more enforcement powers would have been “useful” to deal with the numerous violations committed by the parent company of the controversial adult dating website Ashley Madison. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 29, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Ruling raises bar for police negligence claims

The grounds for bringing a successful negligence action against the police have been narrowed following a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision requiring expert evidence on the appropriate standard of police care in complicated investigations, unless officers act in an egregious fashion. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 29, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Judge questions fees, cuts settlement

A recent class action judgment serves as a reminder to plaintiff counsel that they must provide concrete details to justify settlement and related fees, according to experts on class action litigation and a lawyer involved in the case. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 29, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Court moves to simplify standard of review for prothonotary orders

Intellectual property lawyers are welcoming a move by the Federal Court of Appeal to change and simplify the standard of review applicable to discretionary orders made by prothonotaries. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 29, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Peer group rallies to stricken lawyer in Toronto

After the recent shooting of one of their own in Toronto, the Criminal Lawyers’ Association (CLA) said violent attacks by clients or witnesses on criminal defence counsel are a serious concern, but remain a rarity. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 22, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Ontario justice to head American Judges Association

A Canadian is about to take the helm of the American Judges Association for the first time in the organization’s 57-year history. ... [read more]