litigation


  • CAMH, donor square off at court

    CAMH, donor square off at court

    Mar 18, 2019

    The Court of Appeal for Ontario dismissed an appeal from a foundation that wanted to investigate how its donation had been used by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the CAMH Foundation.

  • No bad faith in province’s green energy cuts

    No bad faith in province’s green energy cuts

    Mar 11, 2019

    The province’s decision to alter a renewable energy program was not misfeasance of public office, a judge said, despite the failure of a small business involved in the program.

  • Chronic pain is not a minor injury, tribunal says

    Chronic pain is not a minor injury, tribunal says

    Mar 4, 2019

    The Licence Appeal Tribunal of Ontario has ruled that chronic pain should not be considered a minor injury under the Minor Injury Guidelines.

  • Joint and several liability review announced

    Joint and several liability review announced

    Mar 4, 2019

    Some personal injury lawyers are concerned after Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced recently that the government is considering reviewing joint and several liability.

  • Inadmissible evidence could lead to new trial

    Inadmissible evidence could lead to new trial

    Mar 4, 2019

    The Ontario Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial in a sexual assault case, after ruling a participant expert’s testimony at the trial was inadmissible.

  • Tougher legislation needed to stop distracted driving

    Tougher legislation needed to stop distracted driving

    Mar 4, 2019

    Increased penalties aren’t enough to stop people from using their cellphones when driving, say personal injury lawyers. New penalties for distracted driving came into force in Ontario on Jan. 1.

  • Do your client a favour and stay away from partial summary judgment

    Feb 18, 2019

    The Ontario Court of Appeal has, for the third time, delivered a clear message to Ontario litigants: Stay away from partial summary judgment motions. If there is any risk (no matter how small) of inconsistent findings at trial, the motion will likely fail.

  • Lawyers’ groups push government for change

    Lawyers’ groups push government for change

    Feb 11, 2019

    Lawyers’ groups in Ontario are hoping the Ministry of the Attorney General will move forward in the months ahead to reform and expand the simplified procedure process to try to reduce the backlog in the civil courts.

  • Additional changes for employment laws proposed

    Additional changes for employment laws proposed

    Jan 28, 2019

    Ontario’s employment and labour laws could undergo more changes in 2019. On Dec. 6, the government introduced Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act.

  • Employee misclassification remains key concern

    Employee misclassification remains key concern

    Jan 28, 2019

    Ontario courts could once again be asked to rule on whether workers are “employees” or “independent contractors,” a proposed lawsuit says.

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