Jason Tan

Jason Tan

Jason Tan is a writer of Canadian Lawyer magazine and writes primarily on important developments in case law across Canada. Jason is a Philippine lawyer, admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2020, with experience in construction arbitration, contract drafting, and intellectual property cases.
 

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Self-represented litigant's 5-month delay in filing appeal unreasonable: court

Self-represented litigant's 5-month delay in filing appeal unreasonable: court

Possible uncertainty in the process wasn't enough to explain length of delay

Unemployment doesn't automatically exempt parent from providing childcare support: court

Unemployment doesn't automatically exempt parent from providing childcare support: court

Exemption from obligation depends on the circumstances of each case

Development permit cancelled without authority not cured by de novo hearing

Development permit cancelled without authority not cured by de novo hearing

Limiting appeals board to present matters would perpetuate previous error by development branch

Marked bike lane creates presumption, drivers should exercise greater care in turning: court

Marked bike lane creates presumption, drivers should exercise greater care in turning: court

Lack of attentiveness may be considered the primary cause of the accident

Court ruled that battered woman syndrome is a significant factor in considering joint submissions

Court ruled that battered woman syndrome is a significant factor in considering joint submissions

Battered women challenged in plea negotiations; justifies significantly reduced sentence: court

Contingency deduction needs evidence that pre-existing condition will develop into injury: court

Contingency deduction needs evidence that pre-existing condition will develop into injury: court

In the absence of a measurable risk, the contingency is merely speculative: court

General surgeons not subject to the same standard of care as specialists: court

General surgeons not subject to the same standard of care as specialists: court

That over half of a practice is orthopaedics doesn't elevate one to the level of a specialist: court

Court ruled that fiduciary duty of a director of general partner extends to the limited partnership

Court ruled that fiduciary duty of a director of general partner extends to the limited partnership

Case involved Chamath Palihapitiya, billionaire venture capitalist and founder of Social Capital

Inability to recall not constructive refusal to answer, court denied motion to examine non-party

Inability to recall not constructive refusal to answer, court denied motion to examine non-party

Statement on consent to tubal ligation, defendants claim, was not in a form they can cross-examine

Despite exaggerated evidence, assessment of damages for future care must be based on evidence: court

Despite exaggerated evidence, assessment of damages for future care must be based on evidence: court

Future-care damages, despite being predictive, are still an objective assessment on evidence: court