litigation


  • Firm ordered to pay $1.5 million in fees to charity

    Firm ordered to pay $1.5 million in fees to charity

    Jun 18, 2018

    Koskie Minsky LLP is seeking leave to appeal an Ontario Superior Court of Justice order to donate $1.5 million of its legal fees to charity.

  • Courts not the best forum to figure out pet sharing

    Courts not the best forum to figure out pet sharing

    Jun 18, 2018

    Divorcing pet owners are better off steering clear of court if they want to explore some form of shared custody for cats and dogs post-separation, family lawyers say.

  • SCC ruling sends a clear message around civility

    SCC ruling sends a clear message around civility

    Jun 11, 2018

    The lawyer at the centre of the civility debate in the profession says the Supreme Court of Canada has sent a message to law societies that there should be very careful deliberations before initiating a similar disciplinary proceeding in the future.

  • Challenges try to end mandatory minimums

    Challenges try to end mandatory minimums

    Jun 11, 2018

    The Ontario Court of Appeal will hear companion cases later this month seeking to strike down mandatory minimum sentences for three possession of child pornography-related offences on the grounds that they violate the Charter.

  • Glassdoor ordered to turn over user information

    Glassdoor ordered to turn over user information

    Jun 4, 2018

    An Ontario Superior Court judge has ordered a California-based job search/recruiting website to turn over the names, email and internet protocol addresses of users that posted allegedly defamatory comments about a consulting company in Mississauga.

  • Bill aims to change way white-collar crime punished

    Bill aims to change way white-collar crime punished

    Jun 4, 2018

    Bill C-74, the omnibus budget implementation bill, contains provisions that propose to amend the Criminal Code to add a new system of remediation that can be triggered prior to a trial for corporations accused of offences such as bribery of public officials, frauds on government, municipal corruption, prohibited insider trading or false prospectus.

  • OCA ruling to influence firing decisions by employers

    OCA ruling to influence firing decisions by employers

    May 28, 2018

    Employment lawyers say an Ontario Court of Appeal decision endorsing the application of the good faith doctrine in the performance of termination clauses injects a measure of fairness into firing decisions.

  • Congressman loses claim against lawyer

    Congressman loses claim against lawyer

    May 28, 2018

    A former U.S. congressman has lost his US$450-million claim against a Hamilton, Ont. lawyer after a judge ruled he waited too long to bring his case in Ontario.

  • Credit for service clarified after company changes hands

    Credit for service clarified after company changes hands

    May 28, 2018

    After a company changes hands, questions can arise about how employees are given credit for service under a new structure.

  • Effect of SCC ruling still emerging

    Effect of SCC ruling still emerging

    May 28, 2018

    In the past few years, the Supreme Court of Canada has reversed its previous rulings around freedom of association and how that relates to a right to strike by labour unions.

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