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This is a listing of personal and Group blogs that have had recent activity (most recent at the top.) Only the most recent posting for each blog is listed, so be sure to click on the name of the article to see all of the articles for that Member or Group.

Securities Litigation Blog
Posted by Mr. Joel W. on Mar 30th, 2017 9:34am
                                                       DUTY TO WARN                      ...

Thomas' Blog
Posted by Mr. Thomas Richard M. on Feb 6th, 2017 11:37am
Facts : This appeal is about the Crown’s fiduciary duty vis-à-vis surrendered reserve land. An Indian Band surrendered reserve land to the Crown pursuant to the Indian Act for the purpose of leasing the land. A surrender document was prepared setting out the approved terms of the...

Arbitration and Mediation Blog
Posted by Mr. Alexander G. on Feb 2nd, 2017 7:32am
  The issue of whether the court must first be satisfied that the arbitral tribunal has jurisdiction before it will exercise powers under subsection 10(1) has been the subject of legal debate in England.  These cases provide some guidance. Section 18 of the English...

Alexander's Blog
Posted by Mr. Alexander G. on Jan 24th, 2016 10:36pm
One of the issues that arises in commercial arbitration is whether an arbitrator is entitled to pierce a corporate veil and include a person that is not a party to the arbitration agreement as part of the arbitration.  There is case law that provides that it is within the...

Class Actions Blog
Posted by Ms. Ashley L. P. on Jan 11th, 2016 9:13am
By Ashley L. Paterson and Hartlee R. Zucker, Bennett Jones LLP On December 17, 2015, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice denied certification in a proposed multiple-model product liability class action ( Vester v Boston Scientific Ltd , 2015 ONSC 7950 ). The plaintiffs alleged that the...

Greg's Blog
Posted by Mr. Greg C. on Jul 7th, 2015 4:41pm
In Ontario, franchise laws “ require a franchisor to give a prospective franchisee a disclosure document that clearly and concisely states all ‘material facts’, and that also includes prescribed financial statements, contracts, other documents, ancillary information and a...
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Regulatory and Administrative Law Blog
Posted by Mr. Jordan G. on May 20th, 2015 10:24am
We are less than two weeks away from the ever popular annual program with Justices Stratas and Swinton who will be discussing current issues in administrative law.  This event has become a true highlight of the Regulatory and Administrative Law Group Calendar. Just like last...

Daniel's Blog
Posted by Mr. Daniel D. on Jun 18th, 2014 4:31pm
When the pre-trial judge asks you what you will recommend to your client, respectfully point out that your past and your future communications with your client are privileged. Refer the court to  Stevens v. Canada  1998 CarswellNat 1051.  Justice Linden of the...

Commercial Litigation Blog
Posted by Mr. Usman S. on Jun 17th, 2014 12:23pm
Usman M. Sheikh sits down with Ms. Wolburgh Jenah to discuss a No Contest Settlement Policy for IIROC, Regulating High Frequency Traders and Dark Pools, Advancing the Role of Women, A Possible IIROC / MFDA Merger, Learning from Market Crises and More.  Ms. Wolburgh Jenah serves as...

Estates Litigation Blog
Posted by Ms. Suzana P. on Feb 24th, 2014 1:07am
Dexter King and Martin Luther King III, sons of the late Martin Luther King Jr., were successful last week in obtaining an emergency injunction , forcing the return of King’s Bible and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize, previously in the possession of their sister, Bernice King, as assets of the...

Personal Injury and Insurance Blog
Posted by Mr. Roger C. on Jan 27th, 2014 10:23am
The Tricks of the Trade conference on Friday was excellent as usual.  Competing ideas came together not so much because one speaker was responding to another, but because the ideas and themes presented were so closely juxtaposed.  I was struck by two contrasting themes.   ...

Construction Law Blog
Posted by Mr. Keith A. B. on Jul 15th, 2013 11:05am
By Keith A. Bannon, with the assistance of Safia Lakhani, Student-at-law Increasingly, Dispute Review Boards (DRBs) are playing an important role in construction projects both in Canada and internationally as parties appreciate the assistance of neutral experts with a familiarity with their...

Family Law Blog
Posted by Mr. Steven B. on Mar 21st, 2013 7:52am
A Parenting Coordinator (‘PC’) helps separated parents resolve parenting disagreements.  PC’s are usually social workers and psychologists, although there are a growing number of lawyers now working as PC’s.  PC’s receive their authority from a Parenting...

Barbara's Blog
Posted by Ms. Barbara A. M. on Nov 13th, 2012 12:38pm
  In its recent decision in R. v. Nedelcu , 2012 SCC 59 ( click here to read decision ) the Supreme Court of Canada was called upon to determine whether a) a statement made at an examination for discovery in a civil proceeding is a statement made under compulsion, for the purposes of...

John's Blog
Posted by Mr. John D. H. on Oct 4th, 2012 3:56pm
In September, 1955, my class at Osgoode Hall Law School, the class of 59, was addressed for the first time by Dean Smalley Baker. Although he presented as very British, he was also knowledgeable in Canadian history. He gave every class at Osgoode its own unique name, and he named our class...

John's Blog
Posted by Mr. John D. G. on Dec 7th, 2011 12:35pm

Criminal Law Blog
Posted by Ms. Brennagh S. on Nov 10th, 2011 11:28am
R. v. Mahmood, 2011 ONCA 693 After excising certain improper or irrelevant portions of an ITO for a conventional search warrant (s. 487) for phone records, the trial judge held that the police would not have met the threshold of “reasonable grounds to believe” in order to the...
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Sean's Blog
Posted by Mr. Sean R. on Oct 24th, 2011 3:59pm
According to the Innocence Project, about 25% of DNA exoneration cases, innocent accused individuals wrongfully and falsely made incriminating statements, delivered outright confessions or pled guilty to an offence(s) they did not commit.  Regardless of the over or...

Scott's Blog
Posted by Mr. Scott K. F. on Oct 18th, 2011 10:29am
On September 26, 2011, the Law Society of Upper Canada released the “ Guidelines for Law Office Searches ” (“Guidelines”). The Guidelines set out a series of procedures that should be followed by lawyers when the police attend at a law office with a search warrant...

Young Advocates Blog
Posted by Ms. Brennagh S. on Sep 14th, 2011 11:59am
Pro Bono Law Ontario’s “Law Help Ontario” Project needs more volunteers. Law Help Ontario offers young advocates an exciting opportunity to learn about the laws and procedures relevant to civil litigation at the Superior Court and at Small Claims Court, all while helping...

Theresa's Blog
Posted by Ms. Theresa L. on Aug 11th, 2011 9:50am
I have friended my mom on facebook.   For the most part, it works out great. She gets to see pictures of the grandkids and keep up to date on what they’re doing.   But I have been known to occasionally post a comment or article with a four-letter word in it ... and I can...

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