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August 07, 2017
  • PI boutiques battle non-lawyer ownership

    Personal injury boutiques are keeping up the fight against non-lawyer ownership of law firms after the Law Society of Upper Canada put the subject of Alternative Business Structures back on its agenda.
  • LSUC looks to tackle complaint delays

    Despite attempts to speed up the length of time it takes for complaints to make their way through its system, the Law Society of Upper Canada saw the median age of complaints rise considerably in 2016.
  • Court pushes back around vexatious litigation

    The Ontario Court of Appeal has reversed a lower court decision to throw out a self-represented litigant’s claim as vexatious in a ruling lawyers say shows the province’s top court’s willingness to push back against broadening the rules around vexatious litigation.
  • Improve aboriginal jury representation: lawyers

    Lawyers say the issue of ensuring adequate indigenous representation on juries remains important, while the public waits on results from a provincial committee charged with looking for solutions to the issue.

Commentary


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    Speaker's Corner: Terror ruling may impact Khadr case

    Recently, the Ontario Court of Appeal substantially upheld the Superior Court’s decision in Tracy v. Iran. Previously, the Superior Court had recognized U.S. default judgments in favour of victims of terrorist groups sponsored by the Iranian government and, in turn, ordered that Iran’s state assets located within Canada be paid to the victims. The decision was the first of its kind in Canada under the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act.
  • Nikolay Y. Chsherbinin

    Labour Pains: Dishonesty and just cause dismissal

    A single act of dishonesty may constitute cause for dismissal, even if the specific incident is of minor consequence. It is not so much the dishonest act itself; rather it is the revelation of a character that is untrustworthy that provides the legitimate basis for termination of the employment relationship.
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Editorial: Wise Iacobucci

    There is surging public awareness and interest in Canada’s relationship with indigenous peoples. There are the daily headlines that chronicle controversy around indigenous representation and identity.

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  • Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    Legal Aid Ontario Consultation
    Act Applies To Online Newspaper Article
    Caution From Law Society
    Law Times Poll

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    Editorial Cartoon - August 8, 2016

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