litigation


  • Post-Hryniak pushback

    Mar 5, 2018

    When the Supreme Court of Canada delivered its landmark judgment in Hryniak v. Mauldin in 2014, it marked a massive shift in the way civil litigation was approached.

  • Designation for parenting co-ordinators will add stability

    Designation for parenting co-ordinators will add stability

    Feb 26, 2018

    A new professional designation for parenting co-ordinators will help bring certainty to the growing field for both consumers and practitioners, says a senior member of the group that created it.

  • Lawyers fight LAO over termination

    Lawyers fight LAO over termination

    Feb 26, 2018

    A criminal defence lawyer has taken Legal Aid Ontario to court to try to get his name back on the agency’s duty counsel panel after he was fired.

  • Judge finds lawyer negligent for advice to Olympic skier

    Judge finds lawyer negligent for advice to Olympic skier

    Feb 20, 2018

    An Ontario judge has found a Toronto lawyer and his law firm were negligent in tax advice they gave to a former Canadian Olympic skier.

  • OCA upholds $700,000 award in internet defamation case

    OCA upholds $700,000 award in internet defamation case

    Feb 20, 2018

    The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld $700,000 in damages in what lawyers say is an important case for internet defamation law.

  • Social media posts not always part of litigation

    Social media posts not always part of litigation

    Feb 12, 2018

    Photos and other information on a protected portion of an individual’s Facebook page invoke privacy interests and will not necessarily be produced to the defence in personal injury litigation, an Ontario Superior Court judge ruled last month.

  • Cases could have impact on recreational facilities

    Cases could have impact on recreational facilities

    Feb 12, 2018

    The Ontario Court of Appeal is being asked to interpret a potential conflict between two provincial statutes that could have significant ramifications for ski resorts and other recreational activities that carry the risk of injury.

  • Therapy dog allowed in civil jury trial

    Therapy dog allowed in civil jury trial

    Feb 12, 2018

    A therapy dog was allowed in court to sit at the feet of the plaintiff while she testified in an Ontario Superior Court civil jury trial late last fall in what is believed to be a first in the province for this type of assistance in personal injury litigation.

  • System shifts

    Feb 12, 2018

    When the world changes, does the law change with it? This, of course, is a matter of where you are situated.

  • Kobo decision gives clarity to bureau’s reach

    Kobo decision gives clarity to bureau’s reach

    Feb 12, 2018

    The Federal Court recently dismissed an application by e-reader maker Rakuten Kobo Inc. to quash consent agreements that the Competition Bureau entered into with three publishers regarding allegations about a conspiracy in the United States in the e-book market.

cover image

DIGITAL EDITION

Subscribers get early and easy access to Law Times.

Law Times Poll


A report is making waves because it reveals statistics about composition of juries in two Eastern Ontario regions, which lawyers say show how the system can be biased. Do you believe Ontario juries are representative of all the people who come before the court?
RESULTS ❯