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Case Summary: Errors in review of medical record lead to decision of ICRC being set aside

USA - August 20 2019 Superior Court overturns decision of the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board on the basis that the ICRC fundamentally erred in its review of…

Case Summary: Court of Appeal upholds Law Society’s significant fine and suspension against lawyer with repeat infractions

Canada - August 20 2019 The Court of Appeal upheld the Law Society Hearing Committee’s imposition of a six month suspension and $40,000 fine on the basis that the penalty was…

Merits of an appeal should not be considered when deciding whether to convert a notice of application for leave to appeal to a notice of appeal

Canada - May 21 2019 If an Appellant files an application for leave to appeal within the prescribed timelines and leave is not required, the merits of the claim must not…

College’s quality assurance program records held not producible under FIPPA request

Canada - May 21 2019 The Court quashed an Information and Privacy Commissioner adjudicator’s decision that the College of Physicians and Surgeons was required to produce…

The Law Society’s findings of professional misconduct were reasonable given the lawyer’s failure to disclose a conflict of interest to his client

Canada - February 19 2019 The B.C. Court of Appeal upheld the Law Society of B.C.’s finding that the lawyer had committed professional misconduct by failing to disclose a…