Current Issue

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February, 2018


  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Editorial Obiter

    System shifts

    When the world changes, does the law change with it? This, of course, is a matter of where you are situated.
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    Civil forfeiture, an uncivil remedy

    Ontario’s Civil Remedies Act is an extraordinary and draconian piece of legislation.

Focus On

  • Social media posts not always part of litigation

    Photos and other information on a protected portion of an individual’s Facebook page invoke privacy interests and will not necessarily be produced to the defence in personal injury litigation, an Ontario Superior Court judge ruled last month.
  • Cases could have impact on recreational facilities

    The Ontario Court of Appeal is being asked to interpret a potential conflict between two provincial statutes that could have significant ramifications for ski resorts and other recreational activities that carry the risk of injury.
  • Therapy dog allowed in civil jury trial

    A therapy dog was allowed in court to sit at the feet of the plaintiff while she testified in an Ontario Superior Court civil jury trial late last fall in what is believed to be a first in the province for this type of assistance in personal injury litigation.
  • Plaintiffs must prove chronic pain is serious impairment

    Two recent decisions of the Ontario Superior Court in so-called “threshold motions” suggest that it is still a high legal bar to show that chronic pain suffered by plaintiffs after a motor vehicle accident will meet the “serious impairment” standard set out in the provincial Insurance Act.

Inside Story

  • Monday, February 12, 2018

    Monday, February 12, 2018

    Gillian Hnatiw Joins Firm

    Former Rubin Thomlinson Lawyers Form New Firm

    Summer Students Sought

    Law Times Poll


  • Feb 12, 2018

    Editorial Cartoon: February 12, 2018


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