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Bootleggers, Boathouses & Bylaws: Legal News You Can Use

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It’s a Courtroom, Not a Playground

Two professional couples have been chided by an Ontario Superior Court justice for turning to the courts when “what they need is a rather stern kindergarten teacher.” The decision, Morland-Jones v. Taerk, 2014 ONSC 3061, has become a social-media sensation within and outside the legal profession. CanLII CEO Colin Lachance himself wrote a summary of […]

A Hunch is Just a Hunch – Superior Court

It was a lesson about using “flimsy grounds” for stopping people on suspicion of texting while driving — an Ontario Superior Court judge has thrown out an alcohol-related conviction and stayed further proceedings. “This was an investigation that used an initial stop on flimsy grounds which became immediately an investigation of a drinking and driving […]

Mareva Injunction Applies to Trust Funds

Flouting a court order is always a bad idea, Ontario Court of Appeal has found, in a case in which a lawyer used trust funds to pay for legal services while his client was subject to a Mareva injuction. In Sabourin and Sun Group of Companies v. Laiken 2013 ONCA 530 (CanLII), the Court of […]

Civil Remedy for Human Rights – A Legal First

A London court has awarded human rights damages in a wrongful dismissal action — the first such determination under provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code that were enacted in 2008. The decision found that temporary illnesses or injuries are considered disabilities under Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Wilson v. Solis Mexican Foods Inc., 2013 ONSC […]

Legal education never ends

*Updated – Students are consumers under CPA

The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling that students are consumers and covered under the Consumer Protection Act. George Brown College had appealed a decision by Mr. Justice Belobaba, in Ramdath v. George Brown College. The decision is expected to have an effect on post-secondary institutions, in the way they choose their words […]

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