Text Messages, Conspiracy and Murder: R v SB1, 2018 ONCA 807

  • October 18, 2018
  • Brock Jones, assistant Crown attorney

An exploration of a case that serves as a helpful reminder of both the value of digital evidence and how to interpret it, but also how the law of post-offence conduct continues to evolve alongside the technologies that seem to dominate the lives of young people.

Child and Youth Law, Student Forum

BC Supreme Court Rectifies Excessive Capital Dividend Election

  • October 18, 2018
  • Seth Lim, PwC Law LLP

The courts continue to delineate the scope and operation of rectification following the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Canada (Attorney General) v. Fairmont Hotels Inc., which significantly curtailed the availability of the remedy. This article discusses a recent British Columbia Supreme Court decision in which the Court granted an order to rectify a directors’ resolution declaring a capital dividend, the amount of which had been erroneously inflated.

Student Forum, Taxation Law

What’s Old is New Again – Interest Rate Decision in Ontario

  • October 18, 2018
  • Jonathan Fleisher and Amanda Scolieri

A case summary exploring the Ontario Court of Appeal's position on Section 4 of the Interest Act, specifically pertaining to interest payable by borrowers, in its recently released decision Solar Power Network Inc. v. ClearFlow Energy.

Business Law, Student Forum

How to Print Without Shame

  • October 18, 2018
  • Pulat Yunusov

There is still room for printing in today's paperless office (and it's not just for paper-only audiences like courts).

Law Practice Management, Student Forum

New and Exciting Opportunities – and Claims Risks: Marijuana Law

  • October 18, 2018
  • Ian Hu, counsel, claims prevention & practicePRO, LAWPRO

Changes to marijuana laws present lawyers with new opportunities, but their best practices remain the same: don't dabble, comply with the rules of professional conduct, investigate sufficiently, and protect clients' confidentiality.

Law Practice Management, Student Forum

Blaney's Appeals: Ontario Court of Appeal Summaries (October 8 – 12, 2018)

  • October 15, 2018
  • John Polyzogopoulos

Following are the summaries for this week’s civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario. In Shah v LG Chem Ltd, the Court of Appeal certified a class action for claims of conspiracy at common law and conspiracy to price fix under the Competition Act, in relation to lithium-ion batteries. The Court determined that the concept of “indeterminate liability” in negligence law should not be imported into the analysis of common conspiracy or Competition Act claims.

Civil Litigation, Student Forum

A Case Comment: Janicek v Janicek

  • October 12, 2018
  • Melissa Grover, Arkin Estate Law

An analysis of the recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Janicek v. Janicek, 2018 ONCA 679, with respect to the interpretation of terms of a Will pertaining to the division and sale of a family farm.

Student Forum, Trusts and Estates Law