Top ten stories of 2020

Take a look back through the year with the most read stories from Law Times in 2020

Top ten stories of 2020

The following are Law Times’ ten most-read stories of 2020.

New legislation allows for eviction orders without Landlord and Tenant Board hearing
Province says changes meant to encourage negotiated settlements between landlords and tenants

Canadian Constitution Foundation suggests amendments to mandatory mask order in Ontario
Order breaches rights to individual liberty, informational privacy and non-discrimination, said CCF

Reopening Ontario Act, which extends COVID-19 emergency orders, met with Chorus of opposition
One constitutional lawyer said the legislation belonged in 1930s Europe

Law prof who made complaint against judge at centre of U of T hiring scandal awaits action from CJC
If allegations are true judge’s perceived bias would have chilling effect on some litigants: lawyer

COVID-19 reaction: Law offices shutter and solo litigators try to stay afloat with remote work
Lawyers volunteered legal services online or by phone to bolster public health plan

Ontario Superior Court rules child must attend in-class school, despite Covid-19 pandemic
Government is better able than courts to assess school attendance risks: Judge

Law Society of Ontario alleges dozens of personal injury websites are ‘misleading’
Respondent posted client testimonial videos which were really actors performing a script, said LSO

In light of COVID-19, Ontario firms issue responses and share resources
Many firms are working remotely, using audio and video technologies to communicate with clients

Timmins and Toronto lawyers become judges; Justices Stevenson, Firestone promoted
Justice Minister David Lametti makes a slew of judicial appointments across the country

Justice Donald McLeod facing ‘capital crime for a judge’ in disciplinary hearing: lawyer
McLeod is facing second OJC complaint stemming from involvement with Federation of Black Canadians

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