litigation


  • Wind farm killed by new government following legal battle

    Wind farm killed by new government following legal battle

    Aug 13, 2018

    A few days after the new Conservative government introduced legislation last month to kill a major wind turbine project in Prince Edward County, a lawyer for the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change was in court to defend the initial approval process.

  • OCA upholds U.S. rabbinical court’s award

    OCA upholds U.S. rabbinical court’s award

    Jul 30, 2018

    The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld the enforcement of a New York rabbinical court’s award in a real estate dispute in Ontario, reinforcing the province’s role as a leader in international commercial arbitration law, say lawyers.

  • Crown must pay costs after being ‘overly enthusiastic’

    Crown must pay costs after being ‘overly enthusiastic’

    Jul 30, 2018

    An Ontario Superior Court judge has ordered the provincial Crown to pay costs to a representative plaintiff over actions taken during cross-examinations during a motion in the certification process of the proposed class action.

  • Personal injury lawyers turn to litigation financing

    Personal injury lawyers turn to litigation financing

    Jul 23, 2018

    Lawyers who represent plaintiffs in smaller personal injury firms say they are turning to specialized litigation financing to fund disbursements and expert witnesses, as well as other expenses.

  • Lawyers advise against treatment loans

    Lawyers advise against treatment loans

    Jul 23, 2018

    As governments have scaled back the insurance coverage available for medical treatments available to those who have been injured in accidents, treatment loans are becoming available to clients as a means of keeping treatments going until a trial or settlement.

  • Should cost protection insurance be mandatory?

    Should cost protection insurance be mandatory?

    Jul 23, 2018

    As cost protection insurance becomes more common as part of litigation financing in Canada, lawyers have noted that, in the United Kingdom, lawyers are required to let commercial litigation clients know about its availability or they can be found negligent. Lawyers say it is already becoming good practice in Ontario to discuss cost protection insurance with clients.

  • Imperfection rules

    Jul 23, 2018

    If much of modern technology focuses on extracting the messiness and toil out of life (like automated cars and artificial intelligence, for example), then one could assume that the law exists to clarify matters when things, indeed, go wrong. And go wrong they will.

  • Ruling dismissing libel action to be appealed

    Ruling dismissing libel action to be appealed

    Jul 23, 2018

    A prominent class action litigator turned political activist says he intends to appeal a Superior Court ruling that dismissed a libel action he brought against B’nai Brith Canada after it suggested in an online post that he advocated on behalf of terrorists.

  • Waterloo police officers take complaints to OCA

    Waterloo police officers take complaints to OCA

    Jul 23, 2018

    Three Waterloo police officers are taking their case to the Ontario Court of Appeal after a Superior Court judge denied them class action certification on the basis that the case did not fall under the court’s jurisdiction.

  • Law clerk awarded damages in dispute with lawyer

    Law clerk awarded damages in dispute with lawyer

    Jul 16, 2018

    A law clerk can collect damages from a lawyer after the two gave differing accounts of how their business dissolved, the Superior Court of Justice said in a recent decision.

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