The move towards using mediation as a form of alternative dispute resolution has accelerated in recent years.
In a climate where the number of contentious claims are increasing, the importance of ensuring litigants' right to a hearing within a reasonable time is essential.
This was an application by the defendant insurer to sever the plaintiff’s bad faith claim from her claim for breach of contract.
In Kriketos v Livschitz 2009 NSWCA 96, the New South Wales Court of Appeal recently reviewed the principles to be applied to determine the valid formation of a contract, in the absence of conventional offer and acceptance.
The Court of Appeal for Ontario has dismissed an appeal from the Divisional Court brought by the former law firm of a representative plaintiff seeking to remain on file as counsel of record, over the objections of the representative plaintiff.