litigation


  • 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.

  • Trade agreement has new environmental rules

    Trade agreement has new environmental rules

    Nov 5, 2018

    The conclusion of the renewed NAFTA agreement, renamed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, contains new environmental provisions that have enforceable guidelines around water and air quality that the original agreement did not.

  • Ruling on obligations of bankrupt companies coming

    Ruling on obligations of bankrupt companies coming

    Nov 5, 2018

    In the spring, the Supreme Court of Canada heard arguments in Orphan Well Association, et al. v. Grant Thornton Limited, et al., regarding the obligations that trustees or receivers of bankrupt companies have when it comes to cleaning up contaminated sites they have acquired.

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