November 23rd, 2017
On November 22, 2017, Andrew Winton participated in a panel discussion at an Advocates’ Society continuing legal education program entitled “Evidence for Litigators”. The panel discussed “Viva Voce Evidence and Advanced Issues”.
November 9th, 2017
Ian Matthews and Fahad Siddiqui have authored an article in the Annual Review of Civil Litigation, a leading publication cited regularly by appellate courts across Canada. Their article is Much Ado About § 1782: Compelling American Discovery for Use in Canadian Class Actions. The frequency with which Canadian class actions are linked to people or events in the United States, coupled with the availability of ex parte evidence-gathering tools for international litigants under U.S. federal law, suggests that Canadian courts will increasingly be called upon to address the circumstances in which American discovery evidence can be compelled for use in Canadian proceedings. According to Justice Todd Archibald, the editor of the Annual Review, the article is a “must read for all class action counsel and commercial litigators with cross-border practices”.
November 5th, 2017
Terry O’Sullivan and Matt Law will represent The Advocates’ Society of Ontario as an intervener in Joseph Peter Paul Groia v. Law Society of Upper Canada, an important case on what constitutes uncivil conduct in a courtroom. The appeal is scheduled to be heard in the Supreme Court of Canada on November 6, 2017.
November 2nd, 2017
Matthew Law co-authored an article on computer forensic investigations and protecting corporate interests. The article is published in HR Reporter magazine. To read the article, click on the following link: http://www.hrreporter.com/dex-solutions-departing-employees
October 26th, 2017
On October 19, 2017, the Superior Court dismissed a motion brought by the Province of Ontario and others to stay CourtCanada Ltd.’s $12,000,000 action for breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation and deceit shortly before the 40-day trial of the action was set to commence.
The Court agreed that, contrary to Ontario’s submissions, CourtCanada’s evidence was “uncontradicted” and that there was insufficient evidence to justify a stay or trial counsel’s removal from the record.
Matthew Gottlieb and Fahad Siddiqui successfully represented CourtCanada on the motion.
The decision of the Superior Court of Justice can be accessed here.