British Columbia is the latest jurisdiction to issue directions “vexatious litigants” must follow in requesting leave to file process or documents in court, in an effort to control access of vexatious litigants to the court system.
A new and unique program launched today by the Ontario Bar Association aims to identify, develop and advance innovations that will help members better serve their clients.
As a young lawyer in Alberta and British Columbia, Beverley McLachlin had done some commercial and construction law, and she enjoyed it; later, as a trial judge in B.C. in the early 1980s, she continued to hear these types of cases.
A woman who married a serial fraudster has lost her bid to the Court of Appeal for Ontario to hold responsible her former landlord and a law firm she had consulted for losses she sustained as a result of her failed marriage.
A major tobacco company’s bid for production of a collection of British Columbia health-care databases containing coded health-care information has ended today, with the Supreme Court of Canada allowing the appeal of the province in dismissing Philip Morris International’s application. However, the tobacco giant and other defendants are still entitled to production of the databases if any of B.C.’s expert witnesses should rely on them.
In the first such Quebec case to be decided by the Supreme Court of Canada, a landowner’s bylaw challenge was found to be prescribed by a time limitation, but the court has allowed the case to continue in Quebec’s Superior Court on the unresolved claims, including for an indemnity of disguised expropriation.
The Advocates’ Society’s annual End of Term dinner, held last night in Toronto, marked the first time that journalists had been invited — and fittingly, perhaps, as the guest of honour was new Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Wagner, who has prioritized connecting with the public and making the law more accessible to Canadians.
A one-time Pet Valu franchisee is liable for the franchisor’s costs in class action litigation he brought against Pet Valu Canada Inc., the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled on Tuesday.
The federal government introduced new family-law legislation this week which introduces the first significant changes to the Divorce Act in 20 years and is more focussed on the best interests of the child.
The Supreme Court of Canada will hear three appeals this week, all relating to constitutional law, the Canadian charter, and two with production of evidence. In the first, most high-profile case, Vice Media will make a case for press freedom in refusing to share information on a story source, who was an ISIS fighter. The second two appeals relate to child luring via the internet.