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March, 2018


  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Editorial Obiter

    Post-Hryniak pushback

    When the Supreme Court of Canada delivered its landmark judgment in Hryniak v. Mauldin in 2014, it marked a massive shift in the way civil litigation was approached.
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    Rhetoric vs. reality on self-represented litigants

    Currently, there is a tension between the rhetoric and reality of civil litigation practice in cases involving self-represented litigants.

Focus On

  • A potential national securities regulator raises concerns

    On March 22, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear the appeal on the Quebec government’s reference regarding the attempt to create a voluntary new pan-Canadian securities regulatory body.
  • Supreme Court sets out liability for auditors

    The Supreme Court of Canada has laid out the scope of responsibility for auditors following a 4-3 decision that found that Deloitte & Touche was negligent in performing a statutory audit and failing to uncover fraud committed by Livent Inc.’s management.
  • Payments lawyers disappointed by SCC ruling

    In a decision delivered in October 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that banks that had been the victims of a fraudulent cheque scheme were required to repay the company whose employee drew up the false cheques.
  • When #MeToo reaches the boardroom

    The #MeToo movement has been impacting all levels of society, from political leaders to senior executives.

Inside Story

  • Monday, March 5, 2018

    Monday, March 5, 2018

    Shaun O’Brien Becomes New LEAF Legal Director

    Ontario Appoints New Judges

    Lawyer Joins Osler

    Law Times Poll


  • Mar 5, 2018

    Editorial Cartoon: March 5, 2018


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