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June, 2018
  • Child rights advocates applaud OCA ruling

    The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that all litigation records with the Office of the Children’s Lawyer for a child client are not subject to freedom of information legislation even if it is not material protected by solicitor-client privilege.
  • Banks added to alleged conspiracy class action

    Entities related to TD Bank and BMO will be added as parties to a class action suit against major banks, after Ontario’s Court of Appeal overturned a lower court’s decision.
  • Committee recommends changes for Indigenous inmates

    The Commons’ public safety and national security committee has tabled a report that calls on the federal government to make a number of changes in how it deals with Indigenous people in federal prisons, particularly around funding, treatment and assessing issues such as fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in inmates.

Commentary


Focus On


  • Duty of good faith emphasized in decision

    The principle of the duty of good faith may apply to both the negotiation of a contract as well as to its performance, says a lawyer who recently acted for the defendant in a Superior Court of Justice case where a judge ruled in her client’s favour.
  • SCC clarification hoped for in medical malpractice case

    Plaintiff personal injury lawyers are hoping that the Supreme Court of Canada will clarify the issue of causation involving multiple defendants in medical malpractice cases in a leave to appeal filed in Sacks v. Ross.
  • End use of ghostwriters in medical reports: lawyers

    Lawyers who act for plaintiffs in personal injury cases are calling for the end of the use of ghostwriters in the creation of expert medical reports.
  • Decision may impact insurers on policies

    An Ontario Court of Appeal decision reversing a lower court ruling on a delayed long-term disability claim will likely send insurers back to the drawing board to revise their policies, say insurance and personal injury lawyers.

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    Editorial Cartoon: June 25, 2018

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