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Federal Court rejects transactional common interest privilege.
  • Thorsteinssons LLP
  • Canada
  • January 15 2017

In MNR v. Iggillis Holdings Inc. and Ian Gillis, 2016 FC 1352, tax lawyers on both sides of a share sale cooperated in the ultimate preparation of a


Limits to the inquiry powers of a regulatory body in light of Lizotte v. Aviva Insurance Company of Canada
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • January 10 2017

In a landmark unanimous judgment released on November 25, 2016, in the case of Lizotte v. Aviva Insurance Company of Canada, 2016 SCC 52 ("Aviva"


New Code of Civil Procedure in Québec : One Year After
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • January 5 2017

On January 1st, 2016, the Act to establish the new Code of Civil Procedure came into force in Québec. Seeking to make justice more accessible, the


Nouveau Code de procédure civile du Québec : Un an après
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • January 5 2017

Le 1er janvier 2016, la Loi instituant le nouveau Code de procédure civile entrait en vigueur au Québec. Visant à rendre la justice plus accessible


The End of Advisory Common Interest Privilege in Canada?
  • Thorsteinssons LLP
  • Canada
  • January 4 2017

If a year is to end with something that causes a bang, then the decision in Minister of National Revenue v. Iggillis Holdings Inc. and Ian Gillis Et


Federal Court Refuses to Recognize Common Interest Privilege in the Transactional Context
  • Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
  • Canada
  • December 23 2016

The doctrine of “common interest privilege” ensures that a document or communication that is already protected by solicitor-client or litigation


Deal privilege may no longer protect shared legal advice following Minister of National Revenue v. Iggillis Holdings Inc., 2016 FC 1352
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • December 22 2016

A recent decision of the Federal Court of Canada may have significant implications for how commercial parties conduct themselves. During the course


The Supreme Court of Canada (Clearly and Expressly) Affirms the Importance of Solicitor-Client and Litigation Privilege
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • December 22 2016

In two recent companion decisions, the Supreme Court of Canada affirmed the importance of litigation privilege and solicitor-client privilege to the


Expert Witness Immunity: No, You Cannot Sue Your Own Expert For Negligence!
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • December 21 2016

The absolute immunity of parties and witnesses from subsequent liability for their testimony in judicial proceedings developed in early English cases


Supreme Court elevates solicitor-client and litigation privilege
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • December 20 2016

On November 25 2016 the Supreme Court issued two decisions on privilege - one on solicitor-client privilege and the other on litigation