January 28, 2019
The Ontario Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal brought by Abdullah Almalki — a Canadian who was falsely accused of terrorism, then tortured and imprisoned in Syria — disputing the contingency fee agreement he made with his lawyers on a settlement he received from the Canadian government for complicity in his ordeal.
January 14, 2019
Ontario’s cannabis retail authorization lottery guidelines place an onerous process on winners and only large, well-financed and established players will be able to handle it, say lawyers in the cannabis sector.
November 05, 2018
Six Ontario automobile insurers have been named in a series of class-action lawsuits by accident victims who are seeking millions in benefits they say they were denied because the insurer improperly subtracted the harmonized sales tax from their benefits packages.
October 15, 2018
Lawyers say the Ontario government’s plan to review and possibly reverse the former Liberals’ labour and employment reforms are causing uncertainty with their clients, after implementing reforms that now may never come to pass.
September 17, 2018
An Ottawa homeowner trying to prevent a condo development in his neighbourhood is challenging provisions in the Planning Act that allow developers to turn single-story houses into three-storey apartment complexes as unconstitutional.
September 03, 2018
A judge in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice quashed the Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s plan to create and fund a transition program for electric vehicle subsidies, after Tesla Motors Canada ULC claimed it had been “demonized” and excluded from the program for “purposes that are outside the legitimate reach of the laws.”
September 03, 2018
Ontario’s new anti-SLAPP legislation was tested in the Court of Appeal, with six rulings released Thursday, four of which were deemed strategic lawsuits against public participation.
July 23, 2018
Three Waterloo police officers are taking their case to the Ontario Court of Appeal after a Superior Court judge denied them class action certification on the basis that the case did not fall under the court’s jurisdiction.
December 04, 2017
The planned centralization of Toronto’s satellite provincial courts to a new courthouse will make accessing the justice system more difficult, said lawyers and other community activists at a community forum Nov. 28.