Toronto lawyer who focuses on mental-health issues is commending Legal Aid Ontario for developing a strategy to better help clients like hers but worries its approach may be heading in the wrong direction.
Legislation aimed at reducing trade unions’ bargaining power is a threat to the dispute resolution system, lawyers are warning.
A judge has rejected a mother’s claim to have her paralyzed ex-husband’s support payments based on the entire damages award received through a structured settlement.
The $4.75-million remediation deal issued against former directors and officers of Northstar Aerospace Inc. could have the perverse effect of weakening environmental protection, lawyers are warning.
Plaintiffs who pick the Small Claims Court to fight their wrongful dismissal suits are taking a gamble with their cases due to a lack of judicial expertise, according to a Toronto employment lawyer.
While clients of the Family Responsibility Office have sought legal redress against it in the past, none have succeeded. The case of Ashak v. Ontario (Family Responsibility Office) now proceeding to trial looks set to be the first one to test the limits of the office’s defences. Legal observers, however, are torn between a desire to motivate the agency to improve its practices and a concern that the prospect of litigation may affect its performance.
Ontario’s rigid approach to making wills by attorneys and guardians for incapable people is preventing them from doing their job, according to many trusts and estates lawyers.
The Ontario Court of Appeal has shot down an insurer’s attempt to tie attendant-care benefits to the lost wages of family members acting as caregivers in a move one personal injury lawyer says would have set accident benefits claims back two decades.
Employers are preparing themselves for a spike in disability insurance premiums after the reworked Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders delivered a slew of new diagnoses.
It has been five years since the government amended the Human Rights Code to allow people to bring human rights issues as civil litigation claims rather than taking them to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. Despite this plaintiffs’ community’s embrace of the change as a boon to strategic flexibility and settlement options, there are no trial decisions to date.
Fans of the Eddie Murphy movie Coming to America will remember an investigation of McDowell’s restaurant by burger chain McDonald’s for trademark infringement.