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September, 2018
  • Tesla wins court challenge against province

    A judge in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice quashed the Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s plan to create and fund a transition program for electric vehicle subsidies, after Tesla Motors Canada ULC claimed it had been “demonized” and excluded from the program for “purposes that are outside the legitimate reach of the laws.”
  • Lawyer in trouble with LSO for tweets

    Ottawa lawyer Charlene Desrochers allegedly breached Law Society of Ontario conduct rules in her 2016 and 2017 tweets about the Cornwall courts, according to a Law Society of Ontario affidavit.
  • Decision answers questions on SLAPP suits

    Ontario’s new anti-SLAPP legislation was tested in the Court of Appeal, with six rulings released Thursday, four of which were deemed strategic lawsuits against public participation.

Commentary


  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Editorial Obiter

    Rules of civility

    There has been widespread commentary on the so-called death of civility in the modern age.
  • n/a

    The duty to accommodate and mental illness

    According to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the Canadian Mental Health Association, at least 500,000 employees are unable to work due to mental health issues in any given week.

Focus On


  • Lawyers favour mediation over litigation: report

    Ontario family lawyers continue to favour settling disputes through mediation, saying it produces better results for separating couples and their children, as well as saving time and money.
  • Indigenous practices can bolster ADR

    Indigenous practices can help resolve family disputes outside of the court system and need to be considered during high-conflict disputes, such as those involving land claims or natural resources, say lawyers and mediators that work with Indigenous communities.
  • Online tribunal underway to help with condo disputes

    Condominium lawyers are waiting to see how the jurisdiction of the online Condominium Authority Tribunal expands, while mediators say online dispute resolution will become more common.
  • New construction adjudication process coming

    Lawyers say the forthcoming adjudication process for Ontario’s construction industry has the potential to resolve payments in a timely fashion, but companies need to start preparing now for the changes.

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