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Supreme Court decisions provide clarity around consultation requirements for NEB

Supreme Court Justices Andromache Karakatsanis and Russell Brown wrote that the NEB is compelled to have clear and reciprocal discussions with local communities, and give...

Richard C. Owens: Fix Canada's copyright law before it puts publishers out of business

First, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC), in the 2012 case Alberta v. Canadian Copyright ... More knowledgeable judges like Marshall Rothstein and Ian Binnie...

Thomas Issac's M├ętis reconciliation report released and other legal moves and grooves for July 27

The federal government has released a report by Cassels Brock & Blackwell partner Thomas Isaac on Reconciliation with Métis. Isaac, as special representative to the...

Beverley McLachlin says bilingualism necessary for some judges

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada says bilingualism should be a criteria in the appointment of some judges. Beverley McLachlin, in the...

Five things you should know before you start your work day on May 20

The Burlington, Ont. native went on to earn a law degree as a Fulbright Scholar at Yale, served as a clerk to Supreme Court Justice...

Osler announces partnership with Ryerson's Legal Innovation Zone and other legal moves and grooves for Jan. 26

“In his many years on the bench Marshall Rothstein earned a formidable reputation as one of the best corporate commercial judges in the country,” said...

McMillan unveils new leadership team, Marshall Rothstein joins Osgoode Hall ...

Marshall Rothstein, who recently retired as a Supreme Court of Canada justice, is joining Osgoode Hall Law School for a one-year term as a “distinguished...

Supreme Court of Canada sends mixed message on limitation periods for class ...

It therefore came down to one judge, Thomas Cromwell, and his ruling ultimately tipped the case in favour of letting investors sue the bank. Justice...

Supreme Court backs denial of Ontario Power Generation rate hike bid

The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the right of the Ontario Energy Board to ensure consumers pay “just and reasonable” rates for electricity, even...

Supreme Court backs denial of Ontario Power Generation rate hike bid

The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the right of the Ontario Energy Board to ensure consumers pay “just and reasonable” rates for electricity, even...

Gib van Ert the Supreme Court of Canada's new executive legal officer and ...

... the position a broad range of experience and talents as legal counsel and as a distinguished scholar, which will serve the Court well in...

Law Society bencher election: Mr. Groia goes to Osgoode Hall

The case took several years, and in 2013 a Law Society disciplinary panel found that Groia breached the Law Society's rules because he failed to...

Drew Hasselback: Corporate Canada wins one in the battle for securities class ...

This is the surprising conclusion that emerges from last week's Supreme Court of Canada decision dismissing a proposed securities class action against Montreal-based pharmaceutical company...

Drew Hasselback: Honeybee case is a sweet victory for plaintiffs hoping to sue ...

Appellate court justices David Stratas and Marc Nadon said the honeybee case can proceed. Justice Denis Pelletier dissented. You might have heard of Justice Nadon.

Coopting the cops: Class action plaintiff lawyers gain access to wiretap evidence

Last week the Supreme Court of Canada opened the door for plaintiffs in a price-fixing class action to gain access to wiretap evidence collected in...

Supreme Court of Canada allows wiretap evidence to be used in class action ...

The Supreme Court of Canada says plaintiffs in a Quebec price fixing class action should be allowed to use wiretap evidence gathered in a Competition...