A short-tempered Ontario lawyer who bit off a chunk of a grieving man’s ear in a 2013 fight, involving racial slurs, spit and a four-car funeral procession, had his legal licence suspended for four months.
The 18-month sentence handed down Tuesday to a Quebec contractor who was convicted of manslaughter earlier this year for the death of an employee under his direct supervision on a work site is a first in Quebec legal history.
A aspiring Quebec law student who took both a university and the provincial universities’ forum to court after he was refused admission to a law faculty has lost his case.
Rocco Achampong is seeking orders for the “interim preservation of the status quo rules and regulations” governing the 2018 election and to suspend the coming into force of Bill 5 until his application can be heard.
Judge ordered man to turn over the equivalent of $3.7 million in "PlexCoin" tokens to the court-appointed administrator by the following day or be found in contempt of court.
Veteran Montreal litigation lawyer Gerry Apostolatos says women accounted for “maybe six per cent” of lawyers in Quebec when he started practising nearly 30 years ago.
All 70 partners with Montreal’s BCF Business Law are pooling their money in what is believed to be the first super angel fund created by a law firm in Canada.
A resolution calling on the Barreau du Québec to quash its bombshell court action against the provincial government was passed by a slim majority of the 750 lawyers who attended a rare special general meeting last night in Montreal.
The Barreau du Québec is still planning to challenge the legality of all of the province’s laws, regulations and decrees in Superior Court because they were drafted and adopted in French only, but the provincial regulator will first have to defend its bombshell motion in a rare special general meeting of its membership next week in Montreal.
The creation of a new class-action division in the Montreal judicial district that will be devoted to hearing all authorization demands is expected to both speed up and improve the management of cases by a select group of judges who are experienced and interested in that area of law.