Michael McKiernan

Michael McKiernan

Legislative changes needed for driverless cars

Legislative changes needed for driverless cars

Legislative changes are needed before the insurance industry can begin preparing for the upheaval associated with widespread driverless vehicle use, according to the growing number of lawyers practising in the area.

Development project raises questions around smart cities

Development project raises questions around smart cities

Toronto’s Quayside development project has given the city’s inhabitants a unique opportunity to confront the data and privacy implications of smart cities, according to an Ottawa law professor.

Duo launches eSports law firm

Duo launches eSports law firm

Like many 21st-century law students, Evan Kubes and Josh Marcus’ limited downtime featured a strong dose of consoles and controllers.

Will single-event sports betting be legalized in Ontario?

Will single-event sports betting be legalized in Ontario?

Lawyers in the gambling industry hope the third time’s a charm when it comes to the legalization of single-event sports betting in Ontario.

Ruling illustrates lawyers must work on affidavits

Ruling illustrates lawyers must work on affidavits

Litigators say a recent family law decision serves as a warning to lawyers to clean up their affidavit practices.

Ontario courts should get cameras

Ontario courts should get cameras

Ontario’s courts should follow the lead of their federal counterparts and revisit the broadcast of proceedings, according to a Toronto criminal lawyer and long-time proponent of cameras in the courtroom.

Better simplified procedure needed in civil courts

Better simplified procedure needed in civil courts

Parties’ right to a jury trial is standing in the way of an effective simplified procedure in civil courts, according to the president of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.

Judge orders punitive damages against insurer

Judge orders punitive damages against insurer

An Oakville, Ont. lawyer says insurers may want to rethink how they communicate their denials to policy-holders after a judge awarded punitive damages against a company for its handling of a case involving the loss of a $550,000 ring.

Debate over birthright citizenship emerges

Debate over birthright citizenship emerges

Eliminating birthright citizenship would be an overreaction to fears about a growth in birth tourism, according to an Ottawa immigration law professor.

Program unfair until cap lifted

Program unfair until cap lifted

The Sponsorship of Parents and Grandparents program will retain an element of unfairness until the annual cap on applicants is lifted, according to some immigration lawyers.