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Conservation Authority decisions on development proposals owed deference, Court of Appeal holds

By Jacob Damstra The Court of Appeal for Ontario recently released a decision clarifying the appropriate standards of review applicable on appeal from a decision of the ... Read more

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Littler LLP lawyers named ‘Leading Practitioners’ in 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

TORONTO (June 8, 2017) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labour law practice representing management, is pleased to announce that Toronto Partners Barry ... Read more

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Physical and mental injury equal under the law: SCC does away with a "recognizable psychiatric illness"

By Alan Melamud Mental injury is typically an issue for personal injury, but has arisen from time to time in the commercial context when consumers claim they have experienced ... Read more

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Section 99(2) of Ontario Environmental Protection Act is a powerful remedial tool to seek compensation for historical spills: Huang v. Fraser Hillary's Limited, 2017 ONSC 1500

By Jacob Damstra The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently considered and applied s. 99(2) of Ontario’s Environmental Protection Act , R.S.O. 1990, c. E.19 ... Read more

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The importance of your power of attorney for personal care

By Jennifer Corak Whenever I am contacted to prepare one or more Wills , I ask whether the person I am speaking to has a power of attorney for property and a power of ... Read more

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Hill v. Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Police Services Board: a review of the tort of negligent police investigation 10 years later

By C. Kirk Boggs and Stuart Zacharias In this article written for Municipal Liability Risk Management, insurance defence lawyers, Kirk Boggs and Stuart Zacharias, revisit ... Read more

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When common issues ain't so common: decertification of class actions

By Jacob Damstra “ I’ve found that common sense ain’t so common ” - Mark Twain Twain’s words are probably true today and there doesn’t ... Read more

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Ontario business name registration for not-for-profit corporations

By Heather Keachie Not-for-profit organizations that are incorporated under either provincial or federal legislation must register a business name if they operate under a ... Read more

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A Littler webinar: medical marijuana and high heels in the Canadian workplace

  Medical Marijuana and High Heels in the Canadian Workplace The Canadian federal government has announced that recreational ... Read more

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The end of the battle of Dagg v. Cameron estate (securing support obligations)

The saga of Dagg v. Cameron Estate has finally arrived at a conclusion that is very reassuring for family law lawyers and clients. The Ontario Court of Appeal recently released ... Read more

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Insolvency stay of proceedings does not stay certification of union

By Alan Melamud The Court of Appeal recently caused a sea change in the law of insolvency when it permitted a union to certify after the employer had come under the control ... Read more

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When a criminal defence must yield to civil protections: the use of compelled documentary productions from a civil lawsuit

By Elizabeth Grace Because sexual assault is a recognized wrong in many areas of our substantive law, it is quite common for a civil lawsuit to run in parallel with a ... Read more

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Rights of a common law partner against the estate of his or her deceased partner

By  Meghan O'Neil Until Death Do Us Part   Many people are under the assumption that being in a common-law relationship provides a couple with ... Read more

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Supreme Court of Canada endorses key principles for assisting self-represented litigants

OTTAWA (April 19, 2017) – The Supreme Court of Canada has endorsed the Canadian Judicial Council’s principles for assisting self-represented litigants (CJC ... Read more

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Criminal v. civil: how the criminal process can impact a parallel civil process

By Elizabeth Grace The wrong that constitutes a sexual offence is invariably also actionable before the civil courts. As a civil litigator who both advances and defends civil ... Read more

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"Free for Life" has strings attached for lawyers

by Angus McKinnon and Rebecca Case No, we will not let you go. – Queen, “Bohemian Rhapsody”. In the latest twist in the long-running attempt to ... Read more

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Auditor's negligence claim certified as a global class action in Ontario

By Rebecca Case and Alex Sharpe Excalibur Special Opportunities LP v Schwartz Levitsky Feldman , 1 is a recent example of a global class proceeding being certified in ... Read more

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Class actions for spam and Canada's anti-spam legislation's private right of action?

By Lucas Lung Canada’s anti-spam legislation (“CASL”) generally prohibits the transmission of commercial electronic messages (“CEMs”) without a ... Read more

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The interplay of family law and personal injury

By Carolyn Lloyd What Happens To Your Personal Injury Settlement If You Separate From Your Spouse? Ontario's Family Law Act mandates that the property acquired by ... Read more

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Nominations Open for 2017 Elizabeth Grace Emerging Leaders Award

Lerners LLP and the Women's Law Association of Ontario (WLAO) are now accepting nominations for the 2017 Elizabeth Grace Emerging Leaders Award. The award was established in ... Read more

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