litigation


  • Torture victim appeal dismissed in fee dispute

    Torture victim appeal dismissed in fee dispute

    Jan 28, 2019

    The Ontario Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal brought by Abdullah Almalki — a Canadian who was falsely accused of terrorism, then tortured and imprisoned in Syria — disputing the contingency fee agreement he made with his lawyers on a settlement he received from the Canadian government for complicity in his ordeal.

  • Family status accommodation at centre of case

    Family status accommodation at centre of case

    Jan 28, 2019

    A recent Ontario Superior Court decision shows the courts are still grappling with how best to determine what classifies as workplace discrimination on the basis of family status, say lawyers who represent employers and employees.

  • Tribunal still dealing with records cases only

    Tribunal still dealing with records cases only

    Jan 21, 2019

    Ontario’s new Condominium Authority Tribunal has proven its usefulness in just over a year of existence in its limited capacity to deal with disputes over records, say lawyers.

  • Firm in $1.7-million dispute with insurer

    Jan 21, 2019

    Global law firm Dentons Canada LLP is locked in a $1.7-millon dispute with its insurer after staff at the firm’s Vancouver office fell victim to an alleged scam.

  • Good recordkeeping can protect against claims

    Good recordkeeping can protect against claims

    Jan 7, 2019

    Good recordkeeping can help insurance brokers protect themselves against claims by underinsured clients, according to a Toronto insurance lawyer.

  • 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.

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