Last blog added on Monday, June 10th, 2019

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Profile of British Columbia's Civil Resolution Tribunal

Library Boy

Legal Evolution, a publication founded in 2017 by Bill Henderson, Professor of Law at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, recently published an article entitled Is access to justice a design problem? It profiles British Columbia's Civil Resolution Tribunal, Canada’s first online dispute resolution: "Several years ago, if someone asked me how to solve the U.S. access to justice problem,... more »

ICBC Jury Trial Request Denied Where In House Counsel Failed to File Jury Notice in Time


Reasons for judgment were published today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, dismissing an ICBC application to lengthen the applicable time frame to file a jury notice. In today’s case (Chapman-Fluker v. Gustavson) the Plaintiff was injured in a collision and sued for damages.  The... more »

Ignoring the Evidence: Why the Copyright Review Was Right To Ignore the Canadian Heritage Committee Study, Part Four

Michael Geist

My series on why the Industry committee was right to ignore the Canadian Heritage committee study as part of the national copyright review has previously discussed process (the government vested sole responsibility with the Industry committee), an examination of the witness and brief list that confi... more »

Woman Loses Support Bid from Man with “Harem” of Others

FamilyLLB – Ontario Divorce & Family Law Blog

Woman Loses Support Bid from Man with “Harem” of Others In an Ontario case involving unmarried romantic partners, the court was asked to examine the contours of precisely when a dating relationship turns into something more – at least in the eyes of the law.  The court began its judgm... more »

B.C. Prenuptial Agreements: Worthless if Not Fair

Family Law Blog | Crossroads Law Calgary & Vancouver

By Marcus Sixta, Colin Ferguson, Vancouver Family LawyersOne of the main concerns when drafting a prenuptial agreement or cohabitation agreement in British Columbia is the issue of fairness. This is because to be enforceable in British Columbia a prenuptial agreement must meet the test for fairness. more »

Debt collection fraud using the name Shin Okura

AvoidAClaim: Claims Prevention & Practice Management for Lawyers

Two Ontario firms have notified us that they received an email from the purported Shin Okura of Sumitronics Electronics looking to retain them with regards to a commercial debt collection. This appears to be a bad cheque scam that presents as legal matter (with a real company likely being impersonat... more »

Michael Woods Speaks at IITIO Conference – “The Indigenous Chapter is Very Much Alive.”

Woods, LaFortune LLP

Michael Woods joined the head of the Government of Canada’s Trade Law Bureau, Robert Brookfield, Professor Lindsay Robertson of the University of Oklahoma and Professor James Hopkins of the University of Arizona  on a panel to discuss the Indigenous elements in the Canada United States Mexico Agr... more »

Presentation: What’s new in cross-border digital evidence gathering for criminal investigations?

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

I was invited to present at the High Technology Crime Investigation Association's first annual Canadian Cyber Summit. I spoke about recent issues and trends in cross-border criminal investigations originating in Canada, starting with the current state of affairs and the Mutual Legal Assistance Tre... more »

A Declarant needs to provide Clear and Current Disclosure Information to Purchasers

Condo Development Blog

In Toronto Standard Condominium Corporation No. 2051 v Georgian Clairlea Inc. (“Georgian”) the Ontario Court of Appeal affirmed the findings of the motion judge with respect to a declarant’s disclosure obligations as set out in the Condominium Act, 1998 (“Act”). … Continue reading &#... more »