litigation


  • Insurance companies should consider wording carefully

    Insurance companies should consider wording carefully

    Jan 7, 2019

    Insurance companies may want to rethink the wording of their consumer-facing policies after the Court of Appeal for Ontario restored a class action by life insurance policy holders against their insurers, according to a Toronto lawyer.

  • Case law on social host liability continues to evolve

    Case law on social host liability continues to evolve

    Jan 7, 2019

    More than a decade on from a landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision that opened the door to social host liability, insurance lawyers are still waiting for a decisive step forward in the case law.

  • AI is here to stay

    Dec 3, 2018

    Much has been written about the advent of artificial technology and its impact on the legal profession. This week, Law Times focuses on a ruling where the use of AI has been explicitly cited.

  • Dancer ordered to turn over social media photos

    Dancer ordered to turn over social media photos

    Nov 26, 2018

    Plaintiffs should loosen their privacy expectations as courts fumble their way toward a test for social media production in personal injury litigation, according to a London, Ont. personal injury lawyer.

  • Lawyer tries to overhaul civil jury process

    Lawyer tries to overhaul civil jury process

    Nov 26, 2018

    A Toronto personal injury lawyer is not giving up his fight to reform the province’s civil jury process, despite a setback in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

  • Hamilton crash cases lead to different results

    Hamilton crash cases lead to different results

    Nov 26, 2018

    The Supreme Court of Canada should step in to clear up the confusion created by two recent Ontario Court of Appeal judgments that arrived at opposite conclusions on a municipality’s liability for roadway non-repair, according to lawyers.

  • Decision resurrects disputed patent principle

    Decision resurrects disputed patent principle

    Nov 26, 2018

    A group of pharmaceutical companies will be allowed to argue that a decision that invalidated one of their patents was decided based on “wrong legal principles,” a panel of Court of Appeal of Ontario judges said.

  • Lawyers say benefits of statutory deductible waning

    Lawyers say benefits of statutory deductible waning

    Nov 26, 2018

    The statutory deductible for pain and suffering is ripe for reform, according to personal injury lawyers.

  • Refusal to define death disappoints lawyers

    Refusal to define death disappoints lawyers

    Nov 19, 2018

    A Superior Court justice has decided the question is moot when it comes to which death certificate for an Orthodox Jewish man is valid.

  • Ontario case may weaken polluter pays principle

    Ontario case may weaken polluter pays principle

    Nov 5, 2018

    A recent Ontario court decision testing the province’s Environmental Protection Act could have consequences for the polluter pays principle, lawyers say.

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