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January, 2018
  • Ruling focuses on limitation period

    The Court of Appeal has determined that the limitation period for an excessive force claim against the police started running at the end of the underlying criminal proceeding.
  • Lingering concerns remain over tax changes

    Despite the federal government’s scaling back of some of its proposed tax reforms for professional corporations, tax lawyers say the revised changes could still have unfavourable effects on lawyers and their clients.
  • Litigation waged over dispute on overhanging tree

    A homeowner who does not object to a neighbour regularly accessing a strip of his or her property should not normally lose any legal rights over that land, an Ontario Superior Court judge has ruled.

Commentary


  • Rebecca Bromwich

    Now the work really begins

    In 2017, when the #MeToo movement was named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, the movements’ creator, Tarana Burke, said, “Now the work really begins.”
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Floodgates open?

    The Court of Appeal has determined in Winmill v. Woodstock (Police Services Board) that the limitation period for an excessive force claim against the police started running at the end of the underlying criminal proceeding.

Focus On


  • Municipal maintenance standards clarified

    A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision has given clarity to the case law surrounding minimum maintenance standards that municipalities are liable for in the province, particularly smaller jurisdictions that don’t have the resources to maintain around-the-clock road clearing in inclement weather.
  • Blow struck against waivers?

    A recent summary judgment decision in Ontario dismissed an attempt by a college police foundations course to absolve itself from responsibility when a student was injured after they signed a consent form.
  • Ontario clarifies rules around additional insureds

    Until recently, case law around additional insureds was vague in Ontario, but recent court decisions have been offering clarity as to what a contractor’s coverage is liable for when it comes to who they must defend and indemnify when working for a commercial establishment.
  • MVA threshold changes harder for plaintiffs?

    Recent changes to the threshold for motor vehicle accident claims are changing the landscape that can put parties at a disadvantage when it comes to trying to settle cases.

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    Editorial Cartoon: January 8, 2018

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