Publications & News

Retirement of Vasaris R.P. (Sas) Bersenas

Vasaris R.P. (Sas) Bersenas, a founding partner of the firm, has retired as of July 1, 2014. Sas enjoyed a lengthy and distinguished legal career and will be much missed.

Extra Disclosure Ordered in Security Screening Case

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) has released a procedural ruling in a complaint made against a Canadian air carrier that is being closely watched in the news. The case involves the balance between anti-discrimination laws and government-imposed security requirements, and how air... more

Tae Mee Park to Speak At Canadian Transport Lawyers Association Conference

On September 27, 2014, Tae Mee Park will be speaking at the annual CTLA Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia on the topic of aviation legal developments in 2014.

BJCTB Lawyer Comments on Social Media Issues

Julia L. Lefebvre recently commented on the legal implications arising out of a news story that has generated significant media attention
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Elliot Saccucci Added to SDRCC Pro Bono Counsel List

Elliot Saccucci has recently been added to the list of Pro Bono Counsel in proceedings before the Sports Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (the SDRCC). The SDRCC is Canada’s top dispute resolution centre for Canadian national amateur athletics and handles disputes between national... more

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