Publications & News

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

Quebec Superior Court Recognizes Researcher-Participant Confidentiality Privilege

The Quebec Superior Court recently released a significant decision recognizing the rights of academic researchers to protect their work product on the basis of researcher-participant confidentiality privilege. It is the first time the privilege has been recognized by a Canadian court. Peter Jacobsen... more

BJCTB Welcomes New Associate

BJCTB is pleased to announce that Julia L. Lefebvre has joined the firm as an associate.

James R. Lane Comments on Recent Decision re Auditors’ Negligence

BJCTB Lawyer James R. Lane was recently quoted as a legal expert in a newspaper article about the legal ramifications of the Livent decision. This was a recent Ontario court decision ordering Deloitte & Touche to pay $85-million for negligence in its audit... more

James Lane To Speak On Issues Facing Accountants

On February 12, 2014, James Lane will be speaking to the Scarborough District CA Association on the subject of reducing liability exposure.