litigation


  • Threshold decision clarifies role of expert witnesses

    Threshold decision clarifies role of expert witnesses

    May 7, 2018

    A recent Ontario court decision saw a judge overrule a jury’s award to a woman involved in a motor vehicle crash because he felt the case didn’t meet the threshold for permanent and serious injury.

  • Core constitutional arguments at centre of B.C. case

    Core constitutional arguments at centre of B.C. case

    May 7, 2018

    Constitutional law precedents that date back several years or even decades will be at the centre of a reference by the British Columbia government to its Court of Appeal on the validity of proposed amendments to the Environmental Management Act.

  • Laws to improve prompt payment about to take effect

    Laws to improve prompt payment about to take effect

    May 7, 2018

    More than seven years since the province first proposed legislative changes to improve prompt payment in the construction industry, amendments to address this issue are finally about to take effect.

  • Sentence given under anti-corruption statute upheld

    Sentence given under anti-corruption statute upheld

    May 7, 2018

    When Donald Trump was increasing his business interests outside of North America and in countries such as India, he made regular appearances on CNBC, the cable business news channel.

  • LawPRO heads to the SCC on bankruptcy case

    LawPRO heads to the SCC on bankruptcy case

    May 7, 2018

    LawPRO has turned to the Supreme Court of Canada for help in its latest, and possibly final, attempt to recover almost $200,000 from a Hamilton, Ont. man who spent mortgage funds mistakenly advanced to him by his lawyer.

  • Student unions awarded costs in private litigation cases

    Student unions awarded costs in private litigation cases

    May 7, 2018

    An Ontario Superior Court judge has ordered a men’s issues organization and two campus anti-abortion groups to pay for the costs of three students unions, after the student groups launched a legal battle against the students unions when their bids to be recognized as official student organizations and receive union funding were denied.

  • Stop the commercialization of surrogacy

    May 7, 2018

    In March, federal MP Anthony Housefather announced his intention to introduce a private member’s bill to decriminalize payment in surrogacy, egg donation and sperm donation arrangements in Canada.

  • Modern life

    May 7, 2018

    Critics are always quick to point out that the law does not always evolve at the lightning-quick pace of science and technology.

  • Precedent set for lawyers representing fraud victims

    Precedent set for lawyers representing fraud victims

    Apr 30, 2018

    The Divisional Court has granted what lawyers say is the first appeal in Ontario that did not provide notice to a defendant.

  • Legal fight over plaza collapse continues

    Legal fight over plaza collapse continues

    Apr 30, 2018

    The legal analysis of the judge who declined to certify a proposed $2-billion class action in connection with the 2013 collapse of a plaza in Bangladesh in which 1,130 workers were killed was front and centre at the Ontario Court of Appeal last week.

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