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Ruling in marathon human rights case overturned
Law Times
The Divisional Court has set aside a Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario decision and found two principals of a now-defunct company liable for compensation in a marathon case that considers individuals’ liability for damages in human rights cases.

Benchmarking: the next frontier in fee management
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
Wouldn’t you like to know how your legal bills stack up against what others are paying for similar matters?

Man who threatened hung jury not guilty
Law Times
A man who described himself as a racist and threatened to create a hung jury in order to avoid jury duty last year didn’t obstruct justice, the Ontario Court of Justice has ruled.

Video: Civil justice
Law Times
A recent forum at Osgoode Hall Law School tackled the need for resources directed at civil justice. But some projects are already on the go, including a new legal clinic at Ryerson University in partnership with Miller Thomson LLP and Pro Bono Law Ontario that's providing assistance to student entrepreneurs.



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Pulling for the podium
Canadian Lawyer 4Students, online
Morgan Jarvis is not your typical law student. As a summer student at Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP in Ottawa, he spent his early mornings and late evenings on the water rowing, and for the past two years he has been training hard — for the Olympics, that is.

Alternative business structures taking off in U.K.
Law Times
British law firm Irwin Mitchell LLP has made plans to embrace several aspects of the Legal Services Act that will spike its bottom line by nearly seven per cent in the same year most of its counterparts have seen their revenues slashed.

Anti-corruption law getting some bite
Law Times
Recent arrests under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act have confirmed a new get-serious attitude by law enforcers towards bribery and corruption.

Video: Ontario Legal News Update
Law Times, online
Get the latest news for the week of July 23 in the Ontario Legal News Update with Law Times editor Glenn Kauth.

WeirFoulds lawyer gets Ryerson post
Law Times
Ryerson University has named WeirFoulds LLP partner Frank Walwyn a distinguished visiting scholar at the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education. Click here to read more of this story and other news tidbits in this week's Inside Story.



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Commentary

The dilemma of national class actions
Law Times, editorial
A case before the Ontario Superior Court this month offers a perfect illustration of the problem of national class actions.

Deportation not the solution for Canada’s social ills
Canadian Lawyer, online
The “faster removal of foreign criminals act” sounds like a good plan and has a catchy name. Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has even established his own petition so you can click on a link and show that yes, you too are tough on crime, writes The Immigration Line columnist Jennifer Nees.

The opportunity for opportunity
Canadian Lawyer 4Students, online
Opportunity is one of those buzzwords favoured by law schools. The concept (and the word) is used consistently throughout a law degree. It’s a recruitment tool, it’s motivation, and it’s a decision-maker, writes Rebecca Lockwood in her Ab Initio column.

Firms should foster the athlete in every lawyer through mental-health support
Law Times
Before getting my law degree, I played professional hockey. But a knee injury encouraged me to transition from being a “clubhouse lawyer” to a real one. I have since learned that there are many common elements when it comes to practising law and being an athlete, writes Jean-Marc Mackenzie in this week’s Speaker’s Corner.

The king can do wrong
Canadian Lawyer, online
Historically, the Crown was immune from tortious liability. Modern legislation exposed the Crown to liability in tort, like any other citizen, writes Class Acts columnist Kirk Baert.



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