Publications & News

New Litigation Blog

BJCTB is pleased to announce our new and improved Litigation Blog (successor to Litigation Notes) where we summarize and provide comment on the most recent Canadian legal decisions that may be of interest to our clients.

Changes to Flight Attendant Manuals must have a reasonable basis

In a recent decision of the Federal Court of Appeal, at issue was a change in operating procedures relating to a carrier’s staffing of flight attendants and its impact on safety in the event of emergency evacuation.  … more

BJCTB Welcomes New Associate

The firm is delighted to announce the addition of its newest lawyer, Abbas Kassam, to the BCJTB team.

BJCTB Lawyers Selected Among The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018

Peter Jacobsen and James Thomson were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018. Peter was recognized for his work in Defamation & Media Law and Jamie was recognized for his work in Maritime Law. …more

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