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It's complicated.

By Kevin Ross and Rebecca Case [29] It’s complicated. 1 So begins the discussion and analysis of whether a lawyer may act as counsel of record in both a class ... Read more

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Ontario national class action consistent with protecting the rights and interests of Québec residents

By Rebecca Case and Angus McKinnon Changes to the Québec Code of Civil Procedure came into effect on January 1, 2016. 1 Amongst these changes is the introduction of ... Read more

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An applicant can commence a claim for both IRBs and NEBs

By Leanne Zawadzki Where an Insurer failed to provide a Notice of Election of benefits, an Applicant can proceed to a Hearing with a claim for both non-earner (NEB) and ... Read more

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"Private prosecutions in the public interest?: process, possibilities, and problems”

By Jacob Damstra Section 504 of the Criminal Code , R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46. Chances are you’ve never heard of it. The section is rarely invoked; a number of obstacles ... Read more

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SCC resolves multi-jurisdictional hearings debate

By Angus McKinnon and Rebecca Case In concurrent decisions released today in Endean v. British Columbia and Parsons v. Ontario , indexed as Endean v British Columbia , ... Read more

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Two decisions from the Licence Appeal Tribunal

By Leanne Zawadzki Effective April 1, 2016, the Licence Appeal Tribunal began accepting applications to the new Automobile Accident Benefits Service (AABS) system with an aim ... Read more

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Sexual abuse survivors beware - the defamation risk

By Elizabeth Grace • Two adult sisters accuse their uncle of sexually assaulting them as young children through spoken words and emails sent to family members. The ... Read more

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You sunk my carriage battleship!

By Jason Squire and Rebecca Case A carriage motion is meant to determine which one of a number of competing proposed class proceedings may proceed in a province. When there ... Read more

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Canada: time for submissions soon expiring in Ontario under changing workplace review

As previously reported, 1  the Special Advisors to the Government of Ontario, Canada released their interim report on July 27, 2016 on ways in which the Ontario Labour ... Read more

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Blowing in the wind - wind projects and their unwilling host

By David Woodward There are few policies of the Ontario Government that are more maligned in rural Ontario than the Green Energy Act and the approval of wind farms in ... Read more

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CASL's private right of action looms large

By David Lyons Over the past number of years, Canadian businesses have been busy bringing themselves into compliance with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) – ... Read more

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No requirement for an “economic loss” for professional service care providers, including a spouse

By Leanne Zawadzki The recent Preliminary Issue decision in Walsh and Echelon (FSCO A15-007448, August 31, 2016) confirms that an economic loss does not need to be ... Read more

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La 6e édition des prix nationaux de Pro Bono mettra en lumière l’aide bénévole accordée aux personnes demandant l’aide médicale à mourir, aux réfugiés et aux personnes atteintes de maladies mentales

Ottawa, le 29 septembre 2016 – Ce soir, dans le cadre de la 6 e édition des prix nationaux de Pro Bono, les professionnels juridiques du Canada se ... Read more

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6th National Pro Bono Awards to highlight pro bono help for people seeking physician-assisted death, refugees and the mentally ill

Ottawa (September 29, 2016) Tonight Canada’s legal profession is gathering at the Westin Ottawa to recognize outstanding pro bono legal contributions by a lawyer, law firm ... Read more

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Consequences of Green v CIBC take hold in Timminco class action

By Brian Radnoff The consequences of recent jurisprudence on secondary market class action limitation periods have recently manifested themselves in an unusual way in ... Read more

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Leave for secondary market misrepresentation isn't a low bar

By Brian Radnoff Bradley v Eastern Platinum Ltd. 1 (“Bradley”), a proposed securities class action for alleged secondary market misrepresentation, was recently ... Read more

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Supreme Court Justice Andromache Karakatsanis, Chief Justice George R. Strathy & Attorney General Yfasir Naqvi to speak at 6th National Pro Bono conference

Ottawa (September 27, 2016) Leading figures from Canada’s legal profession are set to speak on the benefits of pro bono legal support to a fair and accessible justice system ... Read more

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Breach of section 38 of the statutory accident benefits schedule gets you out of the MIG

By Leanne Zawadzki The recent decision in Ferawana and State Farm (FSCO A13-005319, August 29, 2016) came to an interesting conclusion with respect to entitlement to ... Read more

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Sufficient evidence of commonality in multi-product medical devices class actions - cautionary tales

By Peter Kryworuk and Rebecca Case In order to prove that a group of related medical devices have sufficient commonality to proceed as one class action, the plaintiff must ... Read more

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