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April, 2018
  • 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

    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

    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.

Commentary


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    End legal stigma against people with HIV

    For those with access to treatment, HIV has transformed into a chronic medical condition. However, in many other ways, Canada is stuck in the 1980s.
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Editorial Obiter

    Read the fine print

    Recently, the Canadian Bar Association offered carefully worded recommendations to a federal finance committee tasked with reviewing the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act.

Focus On


  • Battle over ruling may be headed to Supreme Court

    The scope of a reviewing court’s authority to overturn an administrative tribunal that it finds to have erred in its factual conclusions could be headed to the Supreme Court of Canada.
  • Essential to know how to interact with media

    On the day that lawyers for Michael Cohen were in federal court in New York seeking a restraining order related to search warrants executed against their client, the personal attorney for U.S. President Donald Trump was conspicuously not present.
  • Lawyer who lost licence wants SCC to clarify remedies

    A Toronto lawyer whose licence was revoked for mortgage fraud is asking the Supreme Court of Canada to clarify what remedies are available if there has been unreasonable delay by a regulator and to define the jurisdiction of the appeal division of the Law Society of Ontario.
  • Case is reminder evidence can be used without consent

    A recent decision of the Ontario Judicial Council is a reminder that evidence of misconduct in a professional disciplinary hearing will likely be admitted even if it has been obtained surreptitiously by a private individual and without consent.

Inside Story


  • Monday, April 23, 2018

    Monday, April 23, 2018


    Kirk Boggs To Receive Insurance Law Award

    New Judges Appointed

    CLA Blasts Bill C-75 In Position Paper

    Law Times Poll

Cartoon


  • Apr 23, 2018

    Editorial Cartoon: April 23, 2018

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