Litigation

Supreme Court of Canada considers litigation funding for the first time

Supreme Court of Canada considers litigation funding for the first time

An appeal will be heard in a case funded by Bentham IMF, sparking hope for greater clarity in litigation finance

B.C. animal law ruling means death for dangerous dogs

B.C. animal law ruling means death for dangerous dogs

The B.C. Court of Appeal dismissed a dog owner’s appeal, in a decision lawyers say will prevent courts from overruling orders to kill dangerous dogs

B.C. Court of Appeal clarifies when environmental assessments lapse

B.C. Court of Appeal clarifies when environmental assessments lapse

Resort will need second environmental assessment, after failing to get 'substantially started'

Canadian companies can face legal action in Canada for subsidiary’s crimes in foreign jurisdictions

Canadian companies can face legal action in Canada for subsidiary’s crimes in foreign jurisdictions

Plaintiffs argued company bears direct liability

Class action alleging sex abuse against religious institution not time-barred: SCC

Class action alleging sex abuse against religious institution not time-barred: SCC

A class action lawsuit for sexual abuse against a religious organization in Quebec and an institution that it ran may proceed, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled today.

Crossing the judicial line

Crossing the judicial line

The Canadian Judicial Council had been in existence for more than a decade before its first formal hearing into the conduct of a judge and the central issues were the limits on speech outside of court and whether that could be subject to disciplinary action.