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  • Lawyer punished for student’s social media use

    Lawyer punished for student’s social media use

    Feb 4, 2019

    Ontario’s Law Society Tribunal Hearing Division said a lawyer’s “unfamiliarity with social media appears” to have been a significant contributing factor in his failure to adequately supervise his articling student.

  • The case against a right to be forgotten

    Sep 17, 2018

    There is no right to be forgotten in Canada. In other words, there is no general right to have information about oneself de-listed or de-indexed from search engine results. Nor should there be.

  • Decision answers questions on SLAPP suits

    Decision answers questions on SLAPP suits

    Sep 3, 2018

    Ontario’s new anti-SLAPP legislation was tested in the Court of Appeal, with six rulings released Thursday, four of which were deemed strategic lawsuits against public participation.

  • Rules of civility

    Sep 3, 2018

    There has been widespread commentary on the so-called death of civility in the modern age.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Modern life

    May 7, 2018

    Critics are always quick to point out that the law does not always evolve at the lightning-quick pace of science and technology.

  • Chevron case heads to Court of Appeal again

    Chevron case heads to Court of Appeal again

    Apr 16, 2018

    Third parties are asking the courts to unseal documents in a long-running case about whether an Ecuadorian judgment against oil giant Chevron should be enforced against a Canadian subsidiary in Ontario.

  • OCA upholds $700,000 award in internet defamation case

    OCA upholds $700,000 award in internet defamation case

    Feb 20, 2018

    The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld $700,000 in damages in what lawyers say is an important case for internet defamation law.

  • Improving notification around class actions

    Jan 29, 2018

    There are literally hundreds of ongoing and recently settled class actions taking place in Canada today that directly affect the rights of Ontario residents.

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