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Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 10:36 AM - Last Updated: Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 7:08 PM

SCC rules courts can order disclosure of journalists’ confidential sources only as ‘a last resort’ Richard Wagner

The Supreme Court of Canada has provided its first guidance on how to apply a 2017 law protecting journalists’ confidential sources in a ruling which reaffirms unanimously that courts can only order disclosure of such sources “as a last resort.” ... [read more]

Thursday, September 26, 2019 @ 5:33 PM - Last Updated: Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 12:38 AM

SCC affirms Ontario owns Crown copyright in plans of survey filed with province’s land registry system Rosalie Abella

In its first judgment on Crown copyright, the Supreme Court of Canada has unanimously upheld the summary dismissal of a breach of copyright class action launched in 2007 by Ontario’s land surveyors, whose plans of survey filed with the provincial land registry system are being sold online by a commercial database, on Ontario’s behalf, without payment to the surveyor-creators. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 26, 2019 @ 1:50 PM

COPYRIGHT - Ownership - Crown

Appeal from a judgment of the Ontario Court of Appeal affirming a decision dismissing a class action brought by Keatley Surveying Ltd (Keatley). ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 2:56 PM

Public lines up in Winnipeg for first Supreme Court of Canada hearing outside Ottawa SCC in Winnipeg

Manitobans began to line up before dawn on Sept. 25 at the Winnipeg Law Courts for the historic opportunity to watch the Supreme Court of Canada’s nine judges live and in action as the top court sat for the first time outside its Ottawa home base since the court’s creation in 1875. ... [read more]

Monday, September 23, 2019 @ 1:43 PM - Last Updated: Monday, September 23, 2019 @ 2:31 PM

SCC judges kick off week-long trip to Manitoba with press conference at Winnipeg law courts Richard Wagner

The Supreme Court’s nine judges kicked off their high-profile week-long trip to Winnipeg with a news conference by Chief Justice of Canada Richard Wagner and Chief Justice of Manitoba Richard Chartier. ... [read more]

Friday, September 20, 2019 @ 1:50 PM

SCC certifies class action, upholds lower court’s decision on ‘umbrella purchasers,’ limitation period Russell Brown sm

The Supreme Court of Canada dismissed appeals brought by manufacturers Pioneer Corporation and Toshiba Corporation in a class action certification commenced by a B.C. businessman who accused the electronics firms of “price-fixing” optical disc drives (ODDs), which would include CD, DVD and Blu-ray products. ... [read more]

Friday, September 20, 2019 @ 1:30 PM

PARTIES - Class or representative actions - Certification

Appeals from a judgment of the British Columbia Court of Appeal affirming a decision certifying a class proceeding under the British Columbia Class Proceedings Act. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 2:12 PM

Legal cross-fertilization at Supreme Court of Canada: Recent trends | Lawrence David

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) gives Canadians many reasons to be proud of its important work. For one, Canadians can boast about their Supreme Court being the only bilingual and bijuridical apex judicial institution in the world. Appeals are heard in English and French and, reflecting Canada’s legal diversity, from both the common law and civil law traditions. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 11:50 AM

In Callidus Capital, SCC looks at litigation funding | Julius Melnitzer

With the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to hear the appeal in 9354-9186 Québec inc., et al. v. Callidus Capital Corporation 2018 QCCA 632, litigation funding will for the first time be front and centre at the high court. ... [read more]

Friday, September 06, 2019 @ 2:54 PM

Confusion remains over Hague Convention, SCC hybrid approach to child residence, lawyer says Steven Bookman sm

The Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision on a Hague Convention application in a family dispute has not provided clarity on the hybrid approach to habitual residence established by the Supreme Court of Canada, counsel said. Lawyers involved in the case noted the decision highlights the confusion surrounding Hague matters and the need for the hybrid approach to “evolve.” ... [read more]