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Tuesday, January 30, 2018 @ 7:01 AM

Indigenous jurists made up 21% of applicants for SCC vacancy Kim Campbell

Fourteen jurists vied last fall to fill the Supreme Court’s western vacancy — of which 21 per cent self-identified as Indigenous, according to the Independent Advisory Board for Supreme Court of Canada Appointments, chaired by former prime minister Kim Campbell. ... [read more]

Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 2:17 PM

AIR TRANSPORTATION - Regulation - Federal - Complaints about air carriers - Canadian Transportation Agency

Appeal by Delta Air Lines Inc. (Delta) from a judgment of the Federal Court of Appeal setting aside a decision of the Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) dismissing Lukács’s complaint for discriminatory practices. ... [read more]

Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 1:03 PM - Last Updated: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 4:14 PM

SCC rules public interest standing rules developed by courts don’t apply to complaints to federal agency Beverley McLachlin

The Supreme Court has split 6-3 to rule that the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) acted unreasonably when it used the rules of public interest standing developed by the civil courts to dismiss a discrimination complaint that sought to eliminate Delta Air Lines’ policies for transporting obese passengers. ... [read more]

Friday, January 05, 2018 @ 9:19 AM - Last Updated: Friday, January 05, 2018 @ 9:45 AM

Indigenous rights, lawyers’ liability, breathalyzers among key appeals on SCC winter docket Karey Brooks

The Supreme Court starts off 2018 with a new judge from Alberta, a new chief justice from Quebec and a docket packed with novel cases hailing mostly from those two provinces. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 6:18 PM

SCC upholds dangerous offender provisions but says indeterminate detention a last resort Catriona Verner

The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of two Harper-era dangerous offender sentencing provisions, while construing the 2008 amendments in a way that preserves judicial discretion and ensures that indeterminate detention remains a last resort. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 1:18 PM

SENTENCING - Particular sanctions - Imprisonment - Indeterminate

Appeal by Boutilier from a judgment of the British Columbia Court of Appeal setting aside in part a decision designating him as a dangerous offender and sentencing him to indeterminate detention. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 @ 5:21 PM

SCC slashes damages award against Deloitte, cuts scope of auditor’s liability in Livent case Clément Gascon

In a 4-3 decision on the liability of auditors for negligent misrepresentation, the Supreme Court has slashed from $85 million to $40.5 million (plus interest) the damages that Deloitte LLP must pay to the receiver of its former client, Livent Inc., for negligently auditing the now-insolvent Toronto live entertainment company that was bedevilled by fraud. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 @ 2:16 PM

New judicial appointments in Ontario

After the most recent round of judicial appointments, two members of the Ontario bench have been elevated to new positions and a new judge has been named. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 @ 1:58 PM

NEGLIGENCE - Duty and standard of care - Duty of care - Causation

Appeal from a judgment of the Ontario Court of Appeal affirming a decision awarding to Livent Inc. $84,750,000 in damages against its auditor Deloitte & Touche (Deloitte). ... [read more]

Monday, December 18, 2017 @ 12:26 PM

Supreme Court extends protection against employment-related discrimination Eugene Meehan

The Supreme Court has broadened protection from discrimination in the workplace beyond harassment perpetrated by a supervisor to include co-workers, even if they have different employers. In British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal v. Schrenk 2017 SCC 62, the court held that B.C.’s Human Rights Code (Code) “prohibits discrimination against employees whenever that discrimination has a sufficient nexus with the employment context.” ... [read more]