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Friday, November 08, 2019 @ 6:20 AM

SALE OF LAND - Agreement of purchase and sale - Breach of - Damages - Repudiation

Appeal by the defendant from $308,688 in damages awarded against him for breach of contract. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 07, 2019 @ 1:29 PM

Human Rights Tribunal says condo corp did not discriminate against disabled woman For Rent Sign

A condo unit owner in British Columbia filed a complaint (Rutherford v. Strata Plan VS 170 2019 BCHRT 227) with the Human Rights Tribunal alleging that her strata corporation discriminated against her on the basis of her disability when it refused to allow her to rent the second bedroom of her unit on a short-term basis. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 @ 2:07 PM

Quebec, Ottawa applaud Justice Kasirer, province’s new role in nominating Quebec SCC judges Chief Justice of Quebec Nicole Duval Hesler with Supreme Court of Canada Justice Nicholas Kasirer

The Supreme Court of Canada saw a rare display of federal-provincial unanimity Nov. 4 as the attorneys general of Canada and Quebec jointly hailed the top court’s newest judge and the province’s beefed-up role in the reformed process that culminated in Justice Nicholas Kasirer’s nomination. “The nomination of Justice Kasirer to the court is historic,” Attorney General of Canada David Lametti said of the new process during the welcoming ceremony in the Supreme Court’s courtroom which was packed with Justice Kasirer’s family and friends, along with many legal lights from the bar and bench in Quebec and across Canada. ... [read more]

Monday, November 04, 2019 @ 12:48 PM

McLachlin on A2J, climate change, sexual assault, AI, pro bono, lawyers’ ‘vital’ role Beverley McLachlin

The Charter may offer an avenue for combating climate change, former Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin says as climate litigation ramps up here and in the rest of the world. “I think the main obligation, constitutionally, for tackling this major problem rests with the federal government and the provinces — but courts are part of the picture because the [Charter s. 7] right to life, liberty and security of the person is something that all of us are entitled to, and climate change may tie into that,” Canada’s former top judge suggested in a wide-ranging LexisNexis Canada webinar on access to justice Oct. 10. ... [read more]

Monday, November 04, 2019 @ 9:06 AM

BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS - Compensation - Taxation or assessment of accounts

Appeal by Temedio from a decision refusing to order that all legal bills from the respondent were to be assessed. ... [read more]

Friday, November 01, 2019 @ 3:11 PM

Fogler, Rubinoff brings on 6 associates

The Toronto-based full service firm Fogler, Rubinoff is welcoming six new associates to its ranks. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 @ 8:22 AM

Proprietary estoppel: Promises made, promises broken lonesome_cowboy_sm

Justice Susan Woodley’s opening lines in Mulholland v. BMO Trust Co. 2019 ONSC 5785, are telling: “Few proceedings are as complicated, contentious, or costly, as an estate dispute amongst family members. This proceeding is no exception.” ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 @ 12:30 PM

Late filing of form T1135 in Moore v. The Queen Hands filling out form

Canadian residents, which include corporations and individuals, as well as certain partnerships or trusts that own specified foreign property (SFP) that has a cost of over $100,000 at any time during the year, must complete form T1135, the Foreign Income Verification Statement. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 @ 12:20 PM

Clément Gascon reflects on 5 years at SCC; says access to justice ‘huge challenge’ for bar, bench TLD Exclusive

Lawyers could face mandatory pro bono obligations if they don’t rise to the “huge challenge” of facilitating civil access to justice for Canadians who can’t afford their services, newly retired Supreme Court of Canada Justice Clément Gascon tells The Lawyer’s Daily. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 @ 8:13 AM

REAL PROPERTY TAX - Collection and enforcement

Appeal by a homeowner from refusal of relief against the City during municipal tax enforcement proceedings. ... [read more]