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Thursday, September 28, 2023 @ 4:18 PM - Last Updated: Thursday, September 28, 2023 @ 5:15 PM

French-language law faculties grappling with new breed of generative AI tools David Robitaille

Nearly a year after the emergence of a new breed of generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools were thrust into public consciousness, with the program ChatGPT leading the charge, French-language law faculties in Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick are still grappling over their far-reaching potential impacts on teaching and learning in higher education. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 28, 2023 @ 2:45 PM

Cities can be liable for ‘historical’ harms by police, lawyer says Celeste Poltak

An East Coast court’s ruling in a sex assault case dating back decades should serve as a warning to municipalities that they can be held vicariously liable for “historically intentional torts” committed by police officers, says a lawyer. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 28, 2023 @ 2:10 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Ontario Court of Appeal overturns damages award for breach of contract

The Ontario Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal of a damages award, finding that the imposition of a buyout of certain equipment for a breach of contract did not form part of the parties’ reasonable expectations. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 28, 2023 @ 10:54 AM

Hague Convention in the celebrity spotlight Spotlight shining on a podium

If you are a follower of celebrity headlines, then no doubt you have read all about the recent separation of Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 @ 5:15 PM - Last Updated: Thursday, September 28, 2023 @ 1:55 PM

SCC applies Vavilov standard of review framework; overturns FCA on immigration inadmissibility

Applying the Vavilov standard of review framework, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled 8-0 that non-citizens can be found inadmissible to Canada and deported under the s. 34(1)(e) “security grounds” provision of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) only if the non-citizen’s alleged violent conduct had a nexus to national security or the security of Canada. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 @ 4:19 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Federal Court grants plaintiff costs of $2,020 in ex parte judgment

The Federal Court has assessed that a plaintiff which obtained an ex parte default judgment is entitled to costs of $2,020 from the defendant, rejecting the plaintiff’s claims for costs of filing of a contested motion. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 @ 12:32 PM

Mediation in human rights cases: Ounce of prevention worth pound of cure

Human rights cases are on the rise. There are several contributing factors for this, including the increase in immigration and diverse hires within companies and organizations. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 @ 10:59 AM

Subdivision deregistration bylaw must be registered to be effective Handhouse

The philosophy of the Land Titles system in Ontario is embodied in three principles: the “mirror” principle, which holds that the parcel register is a perfect mirror of the state of title; the “curtain” principle, which holds that any person dealing with title to property need not look behind the parcel register, or consider any past dealings with the property; and the “insurance” principle, which guarantees the accuracy of the register and provides compensation to those who suffer a loss due to an inaccuracy in the register. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 @ 2:38 PM

Court rejects leave to appeal denial of production order in alleged fraud case

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has denied leave to appeal a production order that was denied in a case involving allegations against the appellant for fraudulent mailing schemes. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 @ 2:28 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Ontario court combines appeals in Amazon driver class action

The Ontario Court of Appeal has consolidated two appeals in relation to a class action brought by independent and third-party delivery drivers against Amazon alleging that the e-commerce giant is liable to them for employee entitlements under provincial legislation. ... [read more]