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Class action lawyers hoping for clarity on carriage
Law Times, online
Class action lawyers are hoping the Divisional Court ruling will bring some much-needed clarity to carriage motions after it agreed to a hearing on the tightly contested battle to lead the multibillion-dollar claim against Barrick Gold Corp.

Wrong result. Still good law.
Canadian Lawyer
In this month's cover story, we look at a number of cases — those of Guy Paul Morin, David Milgaard and Robert Baltovich, to name a few — where what turned out to be bad results generated legal principles or frameworks that are still followed in courtrooms across the country.


HRTO applies Penner in letting case proceed despite earlier LSUC dismissal
Law Times, online
A Toronto lawyer has failed to quash a former employee's discrimination complaint at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario even after a Law Society of Upper Canada investigation cleared him in regards to the same allegations.

Top Boutiques: Success at all levels
Canadian Lawyer
In the first part of this month's Top Boutiques feature, we document how top-rated insurance defence boutiques are experiencing growth.



Stieber Berlach

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Top 10 deals of 2014
Lexpert
Loblaw's acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart tops Lexpert's list of the top ten deals of 2014. Last year saw a continuing trend towards deals involving regulatory approvals, as the evolution of Canadian policies on "Canadian content" is likely to continue into the future.

Colleagues offer their thoughts on Greenspan's magic
Law Times, online
Colleagues and admirers of legal giant Eddie Greenspan look back on his life. Michael Lacy, for one, could barely have imagined, as a high-school student, meeting his idol Eddie Greenspan, let alone working with him one day.


What is a pricing officer and does your firm need one?
Canadian Lawyer
Ways to charge clients beyond the traditional hourly billing approach have become part of the continuing evolution of how law firms manage their operations. A growing trend to ensure law firms continue to maintain a profit in this new environment is to have a pricing officer on board.

Tax guy to the rescue
Canadian Lawyer
In an age when issues of tax morality, transparency, and tax avoidance are grabbing headlines, you'll forgive them if tax lawyers have a little more swagger in their step these days. Whether they are tax planners or litigators, they have become central players in the risk management of public and private companies.



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How to put the happy back in your day
Canadian Lawyer 4Students, online
Lawyer-turned-therapist Melanie Banka Goela shares tips for coming out of December exams unscathed and returning after break rejuvenated and ready to tackle next term.

Lingering media coverage a growing issue for defence lawyers
Law Times, online
As the debate over the right to be forgotten continues, many criminal lawyers have found themselves in the position of dealing with concerns from clients that stories about them remain on the Internet even if their legal matter goes in their favour.

Yet one more judicial appointment
Law Times, online
Following a string of Ontario judicial appointments in mid-December, the federal government made one more announcement on Dec. 19: the elevation of Justice Eugene Rossiter as chief justice of the Tax Court of Canada. Click here to read more of this story and other news tidbits in this week's Inside Story.



Clyde & Co.

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In with the new
Canadian Lawyer, editorial
As you may have already noticed when you picked up this issue of Canadian Lawyer, we've refreshed our look. It had been quite a few years since we updated the design of the magazine, so have given ourselves a makeover for the new year.

LeBel had major influence on criminal law
Law Times, online
In his column, A Criminal Mind, Matthew Gourlay takes a necessarily abbreviated look at what he considers to be retired Supreme Court of Canada Justice Louis LeBel's most influential contributions to criminal law and procedure.


Uncharted territory
Canadian Lawyer
Few clients are thrilled by the prospect of paying for lawyers to pour over trivial documents, which can happen when e-discovery is poorly planned or implemented, writes Dera Nevin in her Tech Support column.



Flaherty Dow

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2015 Top 10 trends in corporate governance
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
2015 is shaping up to be a year where boards, once again, will be under intense pressure and scrutiny to get it right. Here is Richard Leblanc's list of trends and key issues, along with what boards are, or should be doing in response.

Time for reinstatement to make a comeback as human rights remedy
Law Times, online
The issue of reinstatement under the Ontario Human Rights Code has been the subject of fresh attention given the recent decision of the Divisional Court in Fair v. Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, writes David Harris in this week's Speaker's Corner.

Video: 25 years of Law Times
Law Times, online
As our 25th anniversary year draws to a close, Editor in Chief Gail Cohen discusses the changes she's seen in legal business over the last 18 years.



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