Alex Robinson

Alex Robinson

Alex Robinson is a former staff writer for Law Times. His work has appeared in weekly and daily publications across North America.

Precedent set for lawyers representing fraud victims

Precedent set for lawyers representing fraud victims

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

Adjudicators shouldn’t be benchers: paralegals

Adjudicators shouldn’t be benchers: paralegals

Some paralegals are calling for deputy judges to be barred from serving as benchers at the Law Society of Ontario.

OCA rules title insurance exception did not apply

OCA rules title insurance exception did not apply

The Court of Appeal has found that an exclusion barring a victim of a mortgage fraud from collecting insurance coverage did not apply when the funds in the transaction were transferred through lawyers’ trust accounts.

Judge orders punitive damages to be paid

Judge orders punitive damages to be paid

A small claims deputy judge has ordered a lawyer to pay punitive damages after he threatened criminal charges against a physiotherapist who was bringing a civil action against him.

OCA sends vicarious liability case to trial

OCA sends vicarious liability case to trial

The Court of Appeal has opened the door to a firm possibly being found vicariously liable for the actions of a lawyer who practised in association with it.

Assessments process still marred by delays

Assessments process still marred by delays

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

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.

More transparency needed on good character

More transparency needed on good character

Lawyers are calling on the Law Society of Ontario to confirm whether it considers systemic factors when determining whether Indigenous candidates meet the “good character” requirement to become a lawyer.

Decision has significant impact on waivers

Decision has significant impact on waivers

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

Condo corporation brings claim against firms

Condo corporation brings claim against firms

A York condominium corporation is suing Miller Thomson LLP and Goodmans LLP for allegedly acting in a conflict of interest.