judiciary


  • Judge says AI could have been used

    Judge says AI could have been used

    Dec 3, 2018

    A judge capped the costs award in an occupier’s liability personal injury costs judgment, writing that the use of artificial intelligence should have “significantly reduced” counsel’s preparation time.

  • Tighter restrictions considered for former judges

    Tighter restrictions considered for former judges

    Oct 29, 2018

    The Law Society of Ontario is considering how it might implement a national proposal to narrow the roles of judges in the courtroom after retirement, according to a report presented to Convocation this week.

  • LawPRO misses out on $83-million exemption

    LawPRO misses out on $83-million exemption

    Oct 15, 2018

    LawPRO has missed out on an $83-million windfall after a judge denied the legal indemnity insurer’s claim for tax-exempt status.

  • Closing date not essential to enforce real estate deal

    Closing date not essential to enforce real estate deal

    Oct 8, 2018

    The Ontario Superior Court of Justice says a purchase agreement of 48 Ontario residential lots is enforceable, despite the seller’s claim that the unmeetable closing date invalidated the agreement.

  • Issue of interim costs important

    Oct 8, 2018

    An interesting case has emerged dealing with the issue of interim costs and disbursements. This seems to me to be one of those issues that is rarely considered by family lawyers.

  • Ruling could affect thousands of wills

    Ruling could affect thousands of wills

    Sep 24, 2018

    A judge with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice decided the validity of two nearly identical wills this month, finding that one of the wills was invalid because in leaving the assets to the discretion of the trustees it failed to “describe with certainty” any property that is subject to the will.

  • Judges press for more resources

    Judges press for more resources

    Sep 17, 2018

    Chief Justice Heather Smith of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice publicly called for more facilities for the courts and to implement a new system for appointing judges at the Opening of the Courts ceremony last week.

  • Monday, September 10, 2018

    Monday, September 10, 2018

    Sep 10, 2018


    Appointments To The Bench

    Refugee Protection Division Hearings Return To Ottawa Sept. 10

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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