litigation


  • Lawyers’ groups push government for change

    Lawyers’ groups push government for change

    Feb 11, 2019

    Lawyers’ groups in Ontario are hoping the Ministry of the Attorney General will move forward in the months ahead to reform and expand the simplified procedure process to try to reduce the backlog in the civil courts.

  • Additional changes for employment laws proposed

    Additional changes for employment laws proposed

    Jan 28, 2019

    Ontario’s employment and labour laws could undergo more changes in 2019. On Dec. 6, the government introduced Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act.

  • Employee misclassification remains key concern

    Employee misclassification remains key concern

    Jan 28, 2019

    Ontario courts could once again be asked to rule on whether workers are “employees” or “independent contractors,” a proposed lawsuit says.

  • Company followed standards in mass termination

    Company followed standards in mass termination

    Jan 28, 2019

    A recent Court of Appeal decision gives rare guidance about how to apply the Employment Standard Act’s rules about mass termination, employment lawyers say.

  • Torture victim appeal dismissed in fee dispute

    Torture victim appeal dismissed in fee dispute

    Jan 28, 2019

    The Ontario Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal brought by Abdullah Almalki — a Canadian who was falsely accused of terrorism, then tortured and imprisoned in Syria — disputing the contingency fee agreement he made with his lawyers on a settlement he received from the Canadian government for complicity in his ordeal.

  • Family status accommodation at centre of case

    Family status accommodation at centre of case

    Jan 28, 2019

    A recent Ontario Superior Court decision shows the courts are still grappling with how best to determine what classifies as workplace discrimination on the basis of family status, say lawyers who represent employers and employees.

  • Tribunal still dealing with records cases only

    Tribunal still dealing with records cases only

    Jan 21, 2019

    Ontario’s new Condominium Authority Tribunal has proven its usefulness in just over a year of existence in its limited capacity to deal with disputes over records, say lawyers.

  • Firm in $1.7-million dispute with insurer

    Jan 21, 2019

    Global law firm Dentons Canada LLP is locked in a $1.7-millon dispute with its insurer after staff at the firm’s Vancouver office fell victim to an alleged scam.

  • Good recordkeeping can protect against claims

    Good recordkeeping can protect against claims

    Jan 7, 2019

    Good recordkeeping can help insurance brokers protect themselves against claims by underinsured clients, according to a Toronto insurance lawyer.

  • Insurance companies should consider wording carefully

    Insurance companies should consider wording carefully

    Jan 7, 2019

    Insurance companies may want to rethink the wording of their consumer-facing policies after the Court of Appeal for Ontario restored a class action by life insurance policy holders against their insurers, according to a Toronto lawyer.

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