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Supreme Court of Canada Ruling: Alberta’s Information and Privacy Commissioner Cannot Order Disclosure to Verify a Claim of Solicitor-Client Privilege
  • MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP
  • Canada
  • December 7 2016

On November 25, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its decision in Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v. University of Calgary


Production of Insurer’s File
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • December 7 2016

In Alofs v Blake, Cassels & Graydon, an insurer paid out a director’s liability claim and then commenced a subrogated action against the lawyers that


"Clean up, clean up, everybody clean up": the doctrine of clean hands
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • December 6 2016

On occasion, in response to a motion or claim by an adverse party seeking equitable relief, a party will argue that the relief sought should be denied


Supreme Court of Canada - The solicitor-client privilege not far from absolute
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • Canada
  • December 6 2016

In a recent ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada has defined the scope of powers of administrative officials in adjudicating privilege issues. In


Changes to the Supreme Court of Canada Rules and Guidelines
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • December 5 2016

This is a special SCC Bulletin to alert our readers to amendments to the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada and new Guidelines for Preparing


Supreme Court of Canada renders decision reiterating the importance of litigation privilege
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • December 2 2016

This past November 25, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered a decision, in which it reiterated the importance of litigation privilege as a distinct


Court of Appeal summaries - November 28 - December 2, 2016
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • December 2 2016

Below are the summaries for this week’s civil decisions of the Court of Appeal. Perhaps the most interesting decision was Shewchuk v. Blackmont


Privilege wins out over Document Production Requests, Orders and FOI Legislation - SCC Confirms Status of Solicitor-Client Privilege and Litigation Privilege
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • November 30 2016

Last week, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) issued a pair of companion decisions clarifying the law regarding privilege. Notably, these decisions:


Supreme Court of Canada confirms robust protection of solicitor-client and litigation privilege
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • November 30 2016

The Supreme Court of Canada recently released two significant decisions on solicitor-client privilege and litigation privilege: Lizotte v. Aviva


Supreme Court of Canada - Litigation Privilege: an obstacle to investigative powers
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • Canada
  • November 30 2016

The Supreme Court of Canada rendered on November 25th, 2016 an awaited judgment, bringing distinctions between the notion of litigation privilege and