Shantona Chaudhury, who represented one of the class action plaintiffs in a recent case before the Ontario Court of Appeal, spoke to Law Times about the need for an efficient legal framework for national class actions, whose size and complexity makes them difficult to manage. The Ontario Court of Appeal recently released its decision in […]
In a recent OPD webinar, Joanna Nairn told litigation counsel what they need to know about the Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Moore v. Getahun: how they can communicate with and assist expert witnesses, and when that assistance would cross permissible lines and undermine the expert’s independence and integrity.
In January 2015, the Court of Appeal released its highly-anticipated decision in Moore v. Getahun. The case was a medical malpractice action that occasioned great interest from the civil litigation bar because of its implications for the relationship between counsel and expert witnesses. The decision of the trial judge held that the 2010 Amendments to […]
The Supreme Court’s decision in Bhasin has raised eyebrows among commercial lawyers. A corporation, complying fully with the express provisions of its contract, was nevertheless found liable because of its dishonest conduct in performing that contract. In reaching this conclusion, the Supreme Court recognized an “organizing principle” of good faith, as well as a duty […]