litigation


  • Review underway of Class Proceedings Act

    Review underway of Class Proceedings Act

    Oct 29, 2018

    Lawyers say Ontario’s class actions process, which is currently being reviewed, could benefit from some streamlining and efficiencies to move cases along more quickly and avoid duplicate litigation in other jurisdictions.

  • Pre-certification motion can be efficient

    Pre-certification motion can be efficient

    Oct 29, 2018

    Launching a pre-certification motion in a proposed class action is a tough nut to crack, but it can be worth the effort in certain circumstances and may also help to narrow the issues, say lawyers.

  • Damages of $28 million awarded against firm

    Damages of $28 million awarded against firm

    Oct 22, 2018

    The Ontario Superior Court of Justice said Trillium Motor World Ltd. is entitled to $28,745,304 in damages against Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP and said Cassels Brock is responsible for the administration of the settlement in a class action suit.

  • Monday, October 8, 2018

    Monday, October 8, 2018

    Oct 8, 2018


    Leon Elected As Second Canadian President Of ACTL

    Government Announces New Ontario Judges

    New Group Of Child Protection Lawyers Seeks To Intervene In Ontario Case

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  • Woman granted intervener status at trial

    Woman granted intervener status at trial

    Oct 1, 2018

    A woman who was allegedly sexually harassed by a co-worker — whose employment was subsequently terminated and who now claims damages for wrongful dismissal — has been granted intervener status in the upcoming trial, in what may be a first in Canada.

  • Litigation wages over space between properties

    Litigation wages over space between properties

    Aug 20, 2018

    Some of the relevant case law may date back to the mid 19th century or earlier, but even in 2018, there appear to be judicial disagreements about how to apply the legal tests when it comes to litigation between neighbours over whether a prescriptive easement has been established on a space between their properties.

  • Sexual assault victim awarded $200,000 in civil action

    Sexual assault victim awarded $200,000 in civil action

    Aug 20, 2018

    The Ontario Court of Appeal has rejected the notion that general damages for a sexual assault victim should be relatively modest if it is a single incident involving adults and no breach of trust.

  • SCC defamation ruling sends mixed messages

    SCC defamation ruling sends mixed messages

    Aug 20, 2018

    The Supreme Court of Canada decision this June in a multi­jurisdictional defamation case was relatively clear-cut in the result, with six judges finding that Israel was the appropriate forum for an action brought by a Canadian businessman against the newspaper Haaretz.

  • Telus class action case heads to the SCC

    Telus class action case heads to the SCC

    Aug 20, 2018

    The application of a key provision in the provincial Arbitration Act when there are class actions involving two different types of potential claimants will be before the Supreme Court of Canada this fall.

  • 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.

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