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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Improving notification around class actions

    Jan 29, 2018

    There are literally hundreds of ongoing and recently settled class actions taking place in Canada today that directly affect the rights of Ontario residents.

  • Time for dedicated internet libel legislation

    Nov 13, 2017

    It is often said that you can’t fit a square peg in a round hole. However, it certainly hasn’t stopped the Ontario courts from giving it a try in attempting to apply Ontario’s antiquated Libel and Slander Act to defamatory publications on the internet.

  • Correcting the record on LSUC diversity statement

    Correcting the record on LSUC diversity statement

    Oct 23, 2017

    This fall, the Law Society of Upper Canada advised licensees that they must create and abide by an individual statement of principles that acknowledges their obligation to promote equality, diversity and inclusion generally and in their behaviour toward colleagues, employees, clients and the public.

  • Petty position

    Oct 23, 2017

    There’s an old adage: If you argue for your limitations, you get to keep them. I was reminded of this phrase recently as controversy trickled up about a statement of principles lawyers will be required to sign. The issue is, admittedly, complex.

  • LSUC statement of principles faces some backlash

    LSUC statement of principles faces some backlash

    Oct 23, 2017

    Bencher Joe Groia has also submitted a motion asking Convocation to reconsider the statement of principles and requesting that conscientious objectors be exempt from the requirement.

  • Counsel can’t share disclosure with media

    Counsel can’t share disclosure with media

    Oct 16, 2017

    An Ontario Superior Court judge has ruled that defence counsel cannot disseminate disclosure they receive to the media.

  • Disclosure dilemma

    Oct 16, 2017

    We live in a time of extreme paradoxes. Never has so much information been available so readily, thanks to the power of online news, digital devices and social media platforms.

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