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Tuesday, August 29, 2017 @ 12:32 PM

Appeal Court overturns damage awards to inmates who alleged mistreatment Alison Craig

Two Ontario inmates awarded damages after claiming to have been mistreated through frequent jailhouse lockdowns have lost on appeal after it was found the lower-court judge “significantly overstated” what the men endured. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 @ 07:19 AM

Duffy's lawsuit against Senate seeks millions in damages Lawrence Greenspon

Independent Sen. Mike Duffy is returning to the courts seeking nearly $8 million in damages in a civil action against the Senate, which he claims violated his Charter rights by suspending him, along with his salary and benefits following its investigation of his residency, travel claims and expenses, and the RCMP, which he alleges is liable for negligent investigation in laying 31 criminal charges against him that were dismissed last year in a high-profile trial. ... [read more]

Monday, August 28, 2017 @ 01:08 PM

African Canadian Legal Clinic seeks probe of Legal Aid Ontario's defunding decision Margaret Parsons sm

The African Canadian Legal Clinic (ACLC) has responded to Legal Aid Ontario’s (LAO) decision to defund the clinic by reaching out to Ontario’s premier and attorney general to conduct an independent investigation of what the clinic deems a “biased, unjust and racist” decision. ... [read more]

Monday, August 28, 2017 @ 10:40 AM

Former Federal Court of Appeal justice Linden, 82, was Canadian tort law pioneer Allen Linden sm

Known as a giant in the field of tort law, former judge Allen M. Linden’s legacy was much more than that to the people who knew him. ... [read more]

Monday, August 28, 2017 @ 07:25 AM

Industry association calls for better enforcement, regulation of Ontario realtors Bob Aaron

The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) is calling for better regulation and enforcement of rules for provincial realtors, and observers say change in the real estate market is long overdue. ... [read more]

Friday, August 25, 2017 @ 02:21 PM

Feds' public polling on minimum sentencing questioned by criminal lawyers Eric Gottardi

Criminal lawyers are scratching their heads as to why the Liberal government is polling the public on loosening mandatory minimum sentencing put in place as part of the previous Conservative government’s tough-on-crime agenda. ... [read more]

Friday, August 25, 2017 @ 11:26 AM

B.C. Appeal Court overturns sexual assault conviction due to 'fatal error of analysis'

The B.C. Court of Appeal has overturned a conviction in a sexual assault case after it ruled the trial judge committed a “fatal error of analysis” in shifting the burden of proof to the defendant, but a University of British Columbia law professor is calling the decision "puzzling." ... [read more]

Friday, August 25, 2017 @ 08:15 AM

Ontario Court of Appeal rules on Consent and Capacity Board's jurisdiction Kelley Bryan

The lawyer for a woman who says she was unlawfully injected with anti-psychotic drugs is calling a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision on her case "profoundly disappointing." ... [read more]

Thursday, August 24, 2017 @ 02:44 PM

Adjudicator calls for specialized court to tackle pet ownership and custody issues Rebeka Breder

Nova Scotia small claims court adjudicator Eric Slone is frustrated with being legally compelled to treat Fido like a Ford Focus or other four-wheeled vehicle. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 24, 2017 @ 11:50 AM

B.C. court rules eyewear firm's 'overbroad' non-competition clause unenforceable Paul Pulver sm

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court’s decision on a non-competition clause in a work-related agreement, calling the provision too broad and determining it does not meet the test for reasonableness. ... [read more]