Publications & News

2017 ABA Air & Space Law Forum – Annual Meeting – Sept 14-15, 2017

Carlos P. Martins will be speaking at the upcoming ABA Air & Space Law Forum. Tae Mee Park will be attending as a member of the planning committee and newly elected officer of the CBA Air & Space Law Executive.

Carrier, Ground Handler Need Not be Added as Parties to Complaint

A decision from the Federal Court of Appeal in Canada upheld the Canadian Transportation Agency’s decision not to add a carrier or ground handler in a complaint brought against the Greater Toronto Airports Authority with respect to wheelchair services at the airport. …more

10th Annual McGill Conference on International Aviation Liability & Insurance

Carlos P. Martins recently spoke as an invited panelist at the McGill Conference on the topic of “Recent Developments in Air Carrier Liability”.

Court Decision on Sealing Orders & Publication Bans

The Superior Court of Justice recently ordered the unsealing of documents relating to search warrant(s) issued in the RCMP investigation of the head of the Canadian Navy.  Peter M. Jacobsen and Tae Mee Park represented the media applicants. … more

Media Law & Ethics Lecture at Centennial College

Julia Lefebvre recently gave a guest lecture to journalism students at Centennial College on media law and ethics. Julia sits on the executive of the OBA Entertainment, Media & Communications Section.

Claim for Privilege Over Contents of Cockpit Voice Recorder Denied

The B.C. Supreme Court recently granted a motion by passenger plaintiffs granting them access to the audio data from a cockpit voice recorder. … more

Fuel Surcharge Class Action for International Tickets Certified

The Quebec Superior Court recently authorized a class action seeking reimbursement of amounts paid to a carrier as a fuel surcharge when purchasing tickets for international carriage… more

Anti-SLAPP Law: Recent Decisions from Ontario

Two recent decisions from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice applying the anti-SLAPP law give hope to defendants fighting strategic lawsuits against public participation… more

BCJTB Supports the Centre for Free Expression

Peter Jacobsen will be attending the January meeting of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Free Expression. BJCTB supports the CFE’s important work and looks forward to its 2017 events and initiatives.

B.C. Supreme Court Enforces Pilot Training Bond

In a recent decision arising out of a civil action, the BCSC found that a helicopter operator could enforce a pilot training bond and ordered the defendant pilot to pay 23/24 of the training costs to his former employer… more