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A Comment on Éditions Écosociété Inc. v. Banro Corp.

  • October 25, 2012
  • Josh Silver

The tort of defamation has wide-ranging implications for the defamed, and such effects may reach across borders and jurisdictions. In the advancing modern age, what was once purely local conduct may now have far-reaching and global effects or consequences. 

Civil Litigation

Status Hearings Under Rule 48.14

  • October 25, 2012
  • Philip Cho

Although entirely replaced in the 2010 amendments, unlike the transition provision under Rule 48.15, status hearings under Rule 48.14 are not new. The rule behind status hearings has actually existed since 1984.

Civil Litigation

Bryan Finlay Honoured at Annual Gala

  • October 25, 2012
  • Linda Chavez

On September 27th, 2012, nearly 400 civil litigators, judges and friends gathered at Toronto’s spectacular new Ritz-Carlton Hotel to celebrate Mr. Finlay’s professional contributions and all-star accomplishments.

Civil Litigation

Be Careful What You Ask For!

  • October 25, 2012
  • Derek Freeman and Hooman Zadegan

The August, 2012, USA verdict in Apple v. Samsung was a dramatic win in IP and IT law for Apple against its largest global competitor, the Korean IT giant, Samsung.

Civil Litigation

Chair's Message

  • October 25, 2012
  • Christopher J. Jaglowitz

The fall season marks the start of another busy year for our section executive. Here is a short report on our activities and plans, as well as your invitation to get involved.

Civil Litigation

Canada Trustco Mortgage Co. v. Canada [2011] S.C.C. 36

  • January 30, 2012

This recent Supreme Court of Canada decision could restrict the ability of judgment creditors to garnish bank transactions. This is a somewhat esoteric banking law case, but it may impact basic debtor/creditor and collection law, the standard fare of many civil, commercial and even family litigators

Civil Litigation

Seeking Voluntary Compliance with Foreign Letters of Request

  • November 04, 2011
  • Marko Trivun

A letter of request (or letter rogatory) is a request from a foreign court asking the Ontario court to assist in the gathering of evidence for a foreign legal proceeding, either by compelling testimony under oath or by ordering the production of documents for use at trial (or both). 

Civil Litigation