When Adalgisa Di Michele died in 1996, she left her house to three of her children. None of them now owns any part of the Mississauga, Ont., home thanks to a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision on the power of an estate trustee that lawyers say leaves a door open to abuse.
In a case with significant implications for lawyers, the Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to consider whether adviser penalties found in s. 163.2 of the Income Tax Act are penal or administrative in nature.
In what was the first argument for restorative justice for a non-aboriginal person, a Law Society of Upper Canada hearing panel has considered — but ultimately rejected — a case for rehabilitating a lawyer found guilty of misconduct related to real estate fraud.
A temporary courtroom under construction at the Barrie, Ont., courthouse is “bound to be an eyesore,” but when it comes to court facilities, esthetics come second to need, according to some members of the bar in that city.
Police forces across the province could face a surge of racial profiling complaints as the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario is allowing discrimination hearings to proceed despite police arguments that their internal disciplinary systems have already dealt with the matters.
On Feb. 28, Toronto lawyer Bill Trudell answered a surprise call from Law Society of Upper Canada Treasurer Tom Conway telling him he was among the 2014 recipients of the law society medal.
Amid concerns about a new lifelong gag order for government lawyers who’ve seen top-secret documents, the union that represents Department of Justice counsel says it’s paying more attention to a partisanship bill that will affect 40 lawyers.
A recent case in which a trial judge “usurped the role of Crown counsel” highlights the need for defence counsel to speak up when they feel a judge is crossing the line, criminal lawyers say.