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Sotos LLP’s top tips on how to be a prepared witness
  • Sotos LLP
  • Canada
  • August 24 2015

If you are involved in a lawsuit there is a good chance that, at some point, you will be questioned by the other side. This could happen as part of


Breathing room: the Alberta Court of Appeal addresses the new limitation period for third-party claims
  • Bennett Jones LLP
  • Canada
  • August 13 2015

The limitation period for a defendant seeking contribution from a third party has changed. In last month's Alberta Court of Appeal decision of


The right to a jury trial
  • Torkin Manes LLP
  • Canada
  • July 28 2015

"The right to a jury trial is a fundamental, substantive right that should not be interfered with except for very cogent reasons." In most personal


Solicitor-client privilege: the Quebec securities regulator can summon in-house counsel to testify in an investigation
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • July 20 2015

On July 16, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) denied leave to appeal to an in-house counsel (referred to as Ms. X to protect her identity) in


Redraft choice of law clauses to avoid unpleasant surprises
  • Aird & Berlis LLP
  • Canada
  • July 15 2015

A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Trillium Motor World Ltd. v. General Motors of Canada Limited, 2015 ONSC 3824


Divisional Court upholds the Law Society of Upper Canada’s decision regarding Trinity Western University
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • July 8 2015

On July 2, 2015, the Ontario Divisional Court released its decision in TrinityWestern University & Braydon Volkenant v. The Law Society of Upper


R. v. Rutigliano: when an appeal itself is an abuse of process
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • July 8 2015

The Ontario Court of Appeal’s June 22, 2015 decision in R. v. Rutigliano considers when an appeal itself will be an abuse of process. The accused


Accountants, lawyers and privilege
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • May 28 2015

In light of the recent Tax Court of Canada decision, Zeldap Corporation v. Her Majesty the Queen, ("Zeldap"), this paper discusses the concept of


The “bright line” rule is dimmed by the Alberta Court of Appeal in Statesman
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 26 2015

Joint retainers are common in modern legal practice. But what happens when a dispute is brewing between two parties represented by the same law firm


Counsel-expert communications: everything old is new again
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • May 13 2015

In December 2014, we had left off with the Ontario Superior Court, in Moore v Getahun ("Getahun"), having decided that the historically accepted