litigation


  • Ruling illustrates lawyers must work on affidavits

    Ruling illustrates lawyers must work on affidavits

    Apr 8, 2019

    Litigators say a recent family law decision serves as a warning to lawyers to clean up their affidavit practices.

  • Ontario courts should get cameras

    Ontario courts should get cameras

    Apr 8, 2019

    Ontario’s courts should follow the lead of their federal counterparts and revisit the broadcast of proceedings, according to a Toronto criminal lawyer and long-time proponent of cameras in the courtroom.

  • Better simplified procedure needed in civil courts

    Better simplified procedure needed in civil courts

    Apr 8, 2019

    Parties’ right to a jury trial is standing in the way of an effective simplified procedure in civil courts, according to the president of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.

  • Judge orders punitive damages against insurer

    Judge orders punitive damages against insurer

    Apr 8, 2019

    An Oakville, Ont. lawyer says insurers may want to rethink how they communicate their denials to policy-holders after a judge awarded punitive damages against a company for its handling of a case involving the loss of a $550,000 ring.

  • Masters denied judges’ ‘enhanced powers’

    Masters denied judges’ ‘enhanced powers’

    Apr 1, 2019

    Masters hearing Construction Lien Act cases do not have the same “enhanced powers” of authority as a judge, Justice Edward Belobaba said in a March 14 decision.

  • $20-million judgment overturned

    $20-million judgment overturned

    Mar 25, 2019

    The Ontario Court of Appeal has overturned a summary judgment for $20 million based on a criminal conviction for fraud over $5,000.

  • Court of Appeal rejects recognizing tort of harassment

    Court of Appeal rejects recognizing tort of harassment

    Mar 25, 2019

    The Ontario Court of Appeal has emphatically rejected “harassment” as a freestanding tort, at least in employment cases — but it didn’t close the door on the tort forever.

  • Learn this contract legislation

    Mar 25, 2019

    The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is law in Ontario by the International Sales Conventions Act.

  • CAMH, donor square off at court

    CAMH, donor square off at court

    Mar 18, 2019

    The Court of Appeal for Ontario dismissed an appeal from a foundation that wanted to investigate how its donation had been used by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the CAMH Foundation.

  • No bad faith in province’s green energy cuts

    No bad faith in province’s green energy cuts

    Mar 11, 2019

    The province’s decision to alter a renewable energy program was not misfeasance of public office, a judge said, despite the failure of a small business involved in the program.

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