Publications & News

Julia L. Lefebvre Elected to OBA Council

Julia L. Lefebvre has been elected by the members of the Ontario Bar Association, Toronto Region, to represent their interests as a Member of Council for a two year term effective August 15, 2014.

New Argument on Erroneously Filed Fares Finds Favour with CTA

The Canadian Transportation Agency has released decisions in relation to a series of passenger complaints that have given rise to a previously unused defence that air carriers can avail themselves of when erroneously low fares are offered for sale on the GDS….
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Supreme Court Considers the Intersection of Settlement Privilege and Mediation Confidentiality

The Supreme Court of Canada recently considered what happens when a party wants to resile from a settlement apparently reached at mediation and whether a confidentiality clause in a mediation agreement displaces the exception to settlement privilege that applies where a party seeks to... more

CTA Implements Interline Baggage Rules for Canada

On April 15, 2014, the Canadian Transportation Agency issued a Decision and associated Interpretation Note to define the baggage rules air carriers will be expected to apply to interline itineraries with a point of origin or ultimate destination in Canada. The rules, referred to... more

Denied Boarding Claim Dismissed by Court

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently dismissed an action brought by a passenger against a carrier for damages arising out of a denial of boarding due to insufficient travel documentation. In doing so, Court upheld the proposition that it is the passenger’s responsibility... more

Supreme Court Releases Decision on the Tort of “Unlawful Interference”

The Supreme Court of Canada has provided needed clarity to the tort of “unlawful interference”, also known by various other names including, inter alia, “unlawful interference with economic relations.”
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Stringent Anti-Spam Legislation and Regulations on the Horizon

In December 2013, the Minister of Industry of Canada announced that Canada’s anti-spam legislation will come into force July 1, 2014. The legislation is widely viewed as one of the most stringent and onerous anti-spam regimes in the world, with serious consequences for non-compliancemore

Supreme Court of Canada Provides Roadmap for Summary Judgment Procedures

In a widely anticipated decision, the Supreme Court recently recognized the necessity of streamlining access to justice in Canada by outlining its views on the application of summary judgment motions.
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James R. Lane to Speak on Disciplinary Process for Accountants

On June 2, 2014, James R. Lane will speak at the Collins Barrow Accounting & Assurance Forum on the topic of the Disciplinary Process.

Allegations of Negligence Against Transport Canada to be Tried

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently dismissed a motion by Transport Canada to strike certain allegations of negligence brought against it in an action arising out of an overrun on a runway at the Ottawa airport. The central question on the motion was... more