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Wednesday, February 05, 2020 @ 11:07 AM

Robot justice: China’s use of Internet courts Robotscales

Would it scare you if I said that China has been doing this since 2017? In December 2019, China has announced that millions of legal cases are now being decided by “Internet courts” that do not require citizens to appear in court. The “smart court” includes non-human judges, powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and allows participants to register their cases online and resolve their matters via a digital court hearing. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 05, 2020 @ 9:43 AM

New commercial real estate associate joins Minden Gross

Minden Gross LLP announced that Samita Smith has joined the firm as an associate in the commercial real estate group. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 04, 2020 @ 11:16 AM

Amlani Decision: Are legal costs recoverable from unit owners? Circlearrowmoney

Condominium corporations are obligated under the Condominium Act to enforce compliance of their governing documents, which oftentimes requires assistance from legal counsel in the form of a non-compliance letter. ... [read more]

Monday, February 03, 2020 @ 8:52 AM

ADVERSE POSSESSION - Required elements - Exclusive

Appeal by the Johnstons from the judgment finding the respondents had acquired a 50’ x 102’ parcel of the appellants’ land through adverse possession and finding the respondents had a prescriptive right of way over the appellants’ land to the beach. ... [read more]

Friday, January 31, 2020 @ 11:35 AM

Court of Appeal decision raises ‘interesting’ questions on chattel, property use, counsel says Joseph_Griffiths_sm

The Ontario Court of Appeal has dismissed both the appeals and cross-appeals in a dispute over an outhouse in a decision counsel involved in the case said highlights the issue of permission and consent in adverse possession claims as well as whether buildings can be deemed chattel or fixtures. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ 11:22 AM

Lenczner Slaght adds construction counsel

Lenczner Slaght announced that Aaron Grossman has joined the Toronto litigation firm as construction counsel. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 @ 1:03 PM

The use of secret trusts in estate litigation: Uphill battle secret_trust_sm

Secret trusts have long been a settled doctrine in estates law, dating back to at least the 18th century and originally arising for the purpose of fraud prevention.  ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 @ 8:20 AM

Access to Justice: Rise Legal Centre: Bridging the gap for women | Beverley McLachlin

Happy new year to all of you. I am pleased to use my first column of the new decade to begin a periodic series showcasing access to justice in action across Canada. This column is an important way to bring attention to critical issues and an opportunity to highlight the impact that so many of you are having in responding to the access to justice crisis. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 @ 8:00 AM

LIENS - Owner - Requirement of privity and consent - Agency situations

Action by the plaintiff for a claim for lien and damages totaling $124,947. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 @ 1:01 PM

Goodmans promotes five to partner

Goodmans LLP announced that David Coll-Black, Joe Hoffman, Michael Royal, Karen Vadasz and Bradley Wiffen have joined the Toronto firm’s partnership. ... [read more]