The federal government set out new rules last December on what copyright holders can say in notices that Internet Service Providers must forward to subscribers accused of infringements through online downloading.
Judges presiding over class action proceedings should be cautious about using the principles set out by the Supreme Court in Hryniak to narrow litigation at the certification stage, the Divisional Court stated in a case about compensation for junior hockey players.
For senior lawyers, the hope when delegating work to a more junior associate is that it will free them up for other tasks, yet the fear is also that in the end that work might have to be re-done and it ends up being an exercise in inefficiency.
The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld the conviction and sentence of the third defendant in an unusual scheme where a Toronto lawyer and two other men committed a nearly $2-million fraud against RBC to purchase Australian gold bars stamped with images of kangaroos.
Plaintiffs in libel actions stemming from comments in online posts should present evidence of actual harm at an early stage or a proceeding may not be permitted to proceed to trial, the Ontario Court of Appeal has suggested in two recent rulings.
The fact that greenhouse gases are caused by a wide range of human activities is why the federal government’s so-called “carbon tax” legislation is over-reaching and unconstitutional, the Ontario government states in legal submissions filed at the Court of Appeal.
Lawyers’ groups in Ontario are hoping the Ministry of the Attorney General will move forward in the months ahead to reform and expand the simplified procedure process to try to reduce the backlog in the civil courts.