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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 ...
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 ...
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: “ ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...