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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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Advancing human rights claims based on global supply chain activities: recent developments in California and Canada

Courts in California and Canada have emerged as testing grounds for advancing claims of forced labor in global supply chains.  The plaintiffs’ approach is to make ... Read more

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A little help from our friends (of the court): public interest interventions in Ontario courts

By Jacob Damstra At the end of last year, I wrote a series of articles about public interest and environmental interventions in Federal Court proceedings: “ ... Read more

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Canada: Ontario Human Rights Commission releases policy statement on medical documentation and disability-related accommodation requests

On February 1, 2017, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (the “Commission”) released a new policy statement on medical documentation and disability-related ... Read more

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Termination clause enforced: Oudin and the Supreme Court of Canada

In Canada, termination clauses in employment agreements are critical tools that allow an employer to avoid providing reasonable notice of termination under the common ... Read more

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A Littler Event: important employment decisions for 2016 affecting the workplace

Employment law in Canada is forever changing and 2016 was no exception. All employers need to be prepared for 2017, and beyond. The panel will discuss important employment ... Read more

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Family Law: frequently asked questions about collaborative practice

By  Carolyn Lloyd WHAT IS COLLABORATIVE FAMILY LAW? Collaborative family law is defined by three key principles: The voluntary and complete exchange of financial ... Read more

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A Littler Webinar: making accommodation accessible

Employers continue to grapple with the multitude of obligations they have regarding disabilities in the workplace, especially those involving accessibility under the ... Read more

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New provisions on escheats of corporate property should cause corporations to take notice

By David Lyons On December 10, 2016, Bill 144, the Budget Measures Act , 2015, came into force. This Bill enacted several new statutes, including the Forfeited Corporate ... Read more

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