Current Issue

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July, 2018
  • Ruling dismissing libel action to be appealed

    A prominent class action litigator turned political activist says he intends to appeal a Superior Court ruling that dismissed a libel action he brought against B’nai Brith Canada after it suggested in an online post that he advocated on behalf of terrorists.
  • LSO tribunal looks at mental health

    A Law Society of Ontario tribunal has decided to move forward with the termination of a lawyer’s licence, in a decision that included a lengthy analysis of the lawyer’s mental health issues.
  • Waterloo police officers take complaints to OCA

    Three Waterloo police officers are taking their case to the Ontario Court of Appeal after a Superior Court judge denied them class action certification on the basis that the case did not fall under the court’s jurisdiction.


  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Editorial Obiter

    Imperfection rules

    If much of modern technology focuses on extracting the messiness and toil out of life (like automated cars and artificial intelligence, for example), then one could assume that the law exists to clarify matters when things, indeed, go wrong. And go wrong they will.
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    Networking and the #MeToo movement

    The #MeToo movement was brought to the forefront in 2017 following the allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. The movement is alive and well in Canada.

Focus On

  • Personal injury lawyers turn to litigation financing

    Lawyers who represent plaintiffs in smaller personal injury firms say they are turning to specialized litigation financing to fund disbursements and expert witnesses, as well as other expenses.
  • Insolvency disputes a growing area for litigation funding

    A recent Quebec case saw the court approve a funding arrangement between a litigation financing company and an insolvent company in order to fund a lawsuit against the insolvent company’s largest creditor, with the financing company getting a share of the proceeds if successful.
  • Lawyers advise against treatment loans

    As governments have scaled back the insurance coverage available for medical treatments available to those who have been injured in accidents, treatment loans are becoming available to clients as a means of keeping treatments going until a trial or settlement.
  • Should cost protection insurance be mandatory?

    As cost protection insurance becomes more common as part of litigation financing in Canada, lawyers have noted that, in the United Kingdom, lawyers are required to let commercial litigation clients know about its availability or they can be found negligent. Lawyers say it is already becoming good practice in Ontario to discuss cost protection insurance with clients.

Inside Story

  • Monday, July 23, 2018

    Monday, July 23, 2018

    LAO Lawyer Recognized

    Professor Ordered To Pay Costs

    Cavalluzzo Wins Labour Law Award

    Law Times Poll


  • Jul 23, 2018

    Editorial Cartoon: July 23, 2018


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