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October, 2017
  • Counsel can’t share disclosure with media

    An Ontario Superior Court judge has ruled that defence counsel cannot disseminate disclosure they receive to the media.
  • Details around controversial surveillance unknown

    How widely police in Ontario utilize controversial surveillance techniques that can capture private data from large numbers of non-targets in a criminal investigation is unknown, because there are no formal requirements to make the data public.
  • OCA rules on jury questions

    The Ontario Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal in a medical malpractice decision that lawyers say will have important implications for how civil jury questions are framed in cases involving delayed diagnosis and multiple defendants.
  • Apparent conflict of interest existed: ruling

    The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that a lawyer who represented an insured had an apparent conflict of interest, as he was appointed, paid and instructed by an insurer that would have benefited from a ruling that wouldn’t be aligned with the insured’s interests.


  • Matthew Gourlay

    A Criminal Mind

    What’s in store for the Supreme Court?

    The fall term of the Supreme Court of Canada, which began Oct. 3 and continues through early December, will be Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin’s last. She officially retires Dec. 15.
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Editorial Obiter

    Disclosure dilemma

    We live in a time of extreme paradoxes. Never has so much information been available so readily, thanks to the power of online news, digital devices and social media platforms.

Focus On

  • Judge recognizes civil tort of harassment

    Employment lawyers say a judge’s recognition of the free-standing civil tort of harassment was the next logical step in the development of Ontario’s workplace law.
  • Worker’s compensation to cover chronic mental stress

    Employers should be thinking about how they can prevent bullying and harassment in the workplace after the provincial government expanded workers compensation law to include claims for chronic mental stress, says a Toronto lawyer.
  • Roll ahead with workplace pot policies

    Employers shouldn’t let uncertainty around the legalization of marijuana stop them from crafting workplace policies about its use, according to employment lawyers.
  • Decision focuses on probationary employees

    A Court of Appeal decision offers important lessons for both probationary employees and their employers, according to the lawyers who argued the case.

Inside Story


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