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Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 2:46 PM

Deloitte case stands as warning to audit firms

The Supreme Court of Canada has yet to rule on an appeal, heard Feb.15, that could affect auditing professionals across the country. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 11:33 AM

Former Supreme Court Justice Cromwell joins BLG

Thomas Cromwell, who retired last fall after a distinguished time with the Supreme Court of Canada, has joined Borden Ladner Gervais LLP as counsel. ... [read more]

Friday, February 17, 2017 @ 1:10 PM

B.C. Court of Appeal says province must give access to data used in tobacco lawsuit

The B.C. Court of Appeal, in HMQT v. Phillip Morris International Inc. 2017 BCCA 69, upheld a lower court order giving Philip Morris access to patient information used by the province when it filed a lawsuit against major tobacco companies in 2001. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 16, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Karakatsanis played major role for court

The most majoritarian judge on Canada’s top court in 2016 was Justice Andromache Karakatsanis —who was on the prevailing side in every divided case on which she sat, a Lawyers Weekly analysis of the nine judges’ voting patterns reveals. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 16, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Top court to hear Groia’s discipline appeal

Not applicable ... [read more]

Thursday, February 16, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Supreme Court heard fewer cases, was more divided, in past year

The Supreme Court’s output plunged last year, as the judges heard fewer cases and divided more than at any time since 2000 when Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin took over the leadership reins, a Lawyers Weekly analysis discloses. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 16, 2017 @ 1:04 PM

New software can give tax lawyers leg up in court

Lawyers looking to give the best advice to clients dealing with tax issues before the courts can now turn to software to assist them in predicting in how a court might rule in a case. ... [read more]

Monday, February 13, 2017 @ 1:00 PM

Supreme Court heard fewer cases, was more divided, in past year

The Supreme Court’s output plunged last year, as the judges heard fewer cases and divided more than at any time since 2000 when Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin took over the leadership reins. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 09, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

SCC benefits ruling seen as consumer win

In a win for consumers and injured plaintiffs across Canada, the Supreme Court has ruled 7-0 that insurers can’t reduce their excess insurance payouts under their auto policies’ standard endorsement form 44 by the amount of plaintiffs’ Canada Pension Plan disability benefits. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 09, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

B.C. limits on election ads don’t violate Charter, top court rules

The Supreme Court has upheld — but narrowly construed — British Columbia’s election advertising restrictions, while also giving governments some leeway to justify Charter infringements in election laws without presenting social science evidence. ... [read more]