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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
"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 ...
TLA to host an evening with author Norman Bacal
On May 3, the Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) will host an evening with Norman Bacal, author of Breakdown – The inside story of the rise and fall of Heenan Blaikie , ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...