Two Supreme Court of Canada rulings last week focused on expectations of privacy in text messages.In one case, a production order used to gather text messages that served as evidence against an accused man stood, but in another case, R. v. Nour Marakah, the SCC ruled the text messages had been improperly seized.
An appeal by the Toronto Real Estate Board has been dismissed by the Federal Court of Appeal, the latest in an ongoing legal battle that’s attracted the notice of the competition bar.
The move by a British Columbia company to stop a class action on behalf of Eritreans who say they were forced to work in a mine has failed.
An Ontario judge has ruled that allegedly negligent lawyers cannot intervene with full-party status in medical actions a doctor launched following her care at The Ottawa Hospital.
A survey of more than 150 Canadian lawyers shows more than one-third anticipate increasing their spending on cybersecurity in the coming year.
A prominent case of a doctor disciplined for improperly sexually touching his patients has been granted leave to the Ontario Court of Appeal to be heard Nov. 27. The move comes after the province has introduced changes to penalties doctors face if they are found to be sexually abusing patients, after public outcry about the circumstances of the case.
A new research paper on how to address defamation on the internet recommends looking at alternative routes to deal with the issue, such as an online tribunal where disputes can be resolved.
The province of Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General has backed the Law Society of Upper Canada’s stance not to accredit graduates of Trinity Western University, saying that to do so would be to limit educational opportunities for LGBTQ law students.
A Montreal law firm known for its work in complex litigation is merging with Langlois LLP.
The federal government has announced judicial appointments in four provinces.
Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould announced the five appointments late last week, for Quebec, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario.