Tuesday, 08 August 2017 09:00

When your client sees red

When your client sees redIt’s Sunday night and the kids are finally in bed. You are enjoying the precious last moments of your weekend. As soon as you put your feet up, your (silenced) mobile’s indicator light taunts you. Resistance is futile; you check your messages.
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Monday, 10 July 2017 09:00

Managing growth in the spotlight

Managing growth in the spotlightAs Cineplex Entertainment’s chief legal officer for the past 13 years, Anne Fitzgerald played a key role in the movie exhibitor’s growth, first into the dominant cinema chain in Canada, then into a fully nation-wide exhibitor. Now she’s helping Cineplex diversify away from reliance on theatre box-office and concession-stand revenues into a variety of new but related businesses.
Published in Issue Archive
Monday, 12 June 2017 09:00

Top 10 habits of a leading litigator

Top 10 habits of a leading litigatorThere is a small group of litigators at the forefront of the most exciting and challenging cases. If you want to litigate high-profile or high-stakes cases, you need the skills and the profile to match.
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Monday, 29 May 2017 09:00

Suing leviathans, a.k.a. taxpayers

In case you haven’t noticed, there is a public law litigation boom in Canada currently underway.
Published in Commentary
Monday, 24 April 2017 09:00

Stretching the long arm of the law?

Stretching the long arm  of the law?Two recent decisions suggest that Canadian courts are ever more inclined to assume jurisdiction over civil claims brought by foreign plaintiffs against Canadian multinationals operating abroad.
Published in Issue Archive
Monday, 24 April 2017 09:00

Cross-examining the business valuator

Illustration: Paul Howalt
Illustration: Paul Howalt
Expert witnesses in valuation disputes make common mistakes and assumptions that can be drawn out in cross-examination.
Published in Features
‘Secret’ tools and traps to keep in mind in settlement negotiationsAs a civil litigator now practising as a settlement counsel and mediator in Ontario, I discovered certain legal tools that are useful for promoting early dispute resolution. However, ignorance of these provisions may prove hazardous and turn the tools into traps. As these provisions are not well known, I think of them as “secret.” I am revealing just three to you, but there are many others.
Published in Web exclusive content
Monday, 27 February 2017 09:00

Buyer beware

Buyer bewareThose seeking to acquire the intellectual property rights of a bankrupt company are often faced with a unique set of legal challenges, as exemplified by Thomson Reuters’ recent acquisition of certain intellectual property rights owned by Federated Press.
Published in Issue Archive
Tuesday, 03 January 2017 09:00

Bringing them home

Bringing them homeAn estimated 2.5 million Canadians live outside Canada. In addition, Canadians make almost 50 million visits abroad each year. They travel or reside overseas to do business, study, visit family or vacation. Most find that their stay abroad is uneventful. Some, however, have the unexpected experience of being subjected to arbitrary and prolonged detention — and sometimes even torture.
Tuesday, 03 January 2017 09:00

Third-party litigation funding

Image: Jeannie Phan
Image: Jeannie Phan
The first statutory restrictions against maintenance and champerty were enacted in England in 1305, as a result of royal officials and nobles lending their names to dubious legal claims in exchange for a portion of any proceeds. The medieval-era statutes were repealed in 1967 and, for most in the profession today, the doctrines are likely a long-ago law school memory.
However, the concepts are being addressed again in courts in Canada in the 21st century, in connection with third-party funding agreements for litigation.
Published in Features
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