litigation


  • Class actions on worker misclassification will continue

    Class actions on worker misclassification will continue

    Apr 16, 2018

    Worker misclassification class actions are here to stay, according to the growing band of employment lawyers handling cases for plaintiffs.

  • Viability of umbrella purchaser claims in question

    Viability of umbrella purchaser claims in question

    Apr 16, 2018

    Competition lawyers are calling on the Supreme Court of Canada to settle the intensifying debate over the viability of umbrella purchaser claims.

  • Assessments process still marred by delays

    Assessments process still marred by delays

    Apr 16, 2018

    An Ontario judge has added his voice to a chorus of justices and lawyers calling on the provincial government to fix long delays at assessment offices.

  • Chevron case heads to Court of Appeal again

    Chevron case heads to Court of Appeal again

    Apr 16, 2018

    Third parties are asking the courts to unseal documents in a long-running case about whether an Ecuadorian judgment against oil giant Chevron should be enforced against a Canadian subsidiary in Ontario.

  • Assessments mess

    Apr 16, 2018

    In March 2017, an Ontario Divisional Court ruling had sharp words for the province’s Ministry of the Attorney General over issues with its assessments office.

  • Call for revamp of carriage motions

    Call for revamp of carriage motions

    Apr 16, 2018

    Defendants should be completely excluded from carriage motions as part of a broader overhaul to the process for selecting class counsel, according to one of the lawyers on the losing side of the recent bruising battle to prosecute a price manipulation claim against a number of German automakers.

  • Mediation in workplaces a growing trend

    Mediation in workplaces a growing trend

    Apr 9, 2018

    Many workplaces have been seeking mediators to deal with allegations of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct in the workplace, seeking to balance the rights of complainants and ensuring that there is some kind of due process for the accused.

  • The tricky issue of mediation chill

    The tricky issue of mediation chill

    Apr 9, 2018

    While mediation is expected to be confidential, if it fails and the matter goes to court, a pre-trial judge will often demand to know what the last offer presented was.

  • Is online dispute resolution the way of the future?

    Is online dispute resolution the way of the future?

    Apr 9, 2018

    Online dispute resolution is a growing field and is already in use when domain names are contested.

  • Decision has significant impact on waivers

    Decision has significant impact on waivers

    Apr 9, 2018

    The Court of Appeal has found that provisions in the Occupiers’ Liability Act trump the Consumer Protection Act when it comes to waivers.

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