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Last Updated March 8, 2019

March 8 - Jam Session Gone Wrong: How an Office Party Created a Coverage Debacle - Case Study: RSA v. Intact by Christopher Macaulay

February 28 - Taking A Dip Into Public Pool Liability: Municipal and Resort Related Liability By Jim Tomlinson and Jessica Murphy

February 28 - Getting "Ahead" of the Changes Rowan's Law and the Potential Impact on Insureds – Further Updates by Jim Tomlinson & Michelle Legault

February 15 - Unpacking the Crate: A Carrier's Tools for Collecting Unpaid Freight Charges by Ben Tustain

February 14 - Indemnification and the Duty to Defend in Commercial Agreements: Alberta Court of Appeal Case Study: Kostic by Drew Wilson, Brownlee LLP

February 14 - An Earthquake in the World of Personal Injury: Supreme Court of Canada Case Study: McIver v McIntyre by Duncan Taylor, Brownlee LLP

February 5 - Home Sweet Home: What Constitutes "Living in the Same Household" in a Home Insurance Policy 

February 5 - Some Diamonds are Not Forever: The Insurance Case of the $580,000 Stolen Ring 

February 1 - McCague Borlack's Christmas in January Party was a great success - See Photos 

January 28 - Constructively Dismissed? You May Have To Go Work for Your Old Boss

January 18 - Photos from CLC Conference in San Diego

January 18 - Photos from CLC / Harmonie Group Meeting in San Diego

January 17 - Summary Judgment Motions in MVA Cases: A Viable Option for Defendants by David Elmaleh and Theomarcus Giannou

January 17 - Court of Appeal Clarifies Approach to Overlapping Insurance Coverage: Case Study: TD v. Intact by David Elmaleh and Andrew Valela

January 7 - Featured Case: Sankreacha v. Cameron J. and Beach Sales Ltd.

January 4 - When Can a Lawyer's Representations Repudiate a Binding Settlement Agreement? 

January 4 - Uber Class Action Gets Green Light, Proceeds to Certification 

January 3 - Rebutting the Breathalyzer Presumptions: Moving Beyond the Theoretical, Towards Concrete Evidence 

December 20 - Tick Tock, Watch Your Clock: Estate Trustees are not Litigation Guardians under s.7 of the Limitations Act 

December 13 - It's Not Complicated (Anymore) - Court of Appeal Explains the Relationship between SABS and Tort Damage Awards 

December 8 - "Bucking" the Legal Lacuna - The Humboldt Bronco's Record Setting GoFundMe Campaign and Saskatchewan's Informal Public Appeals Act 

December 4 - CLC West Seminar was a great success and may become an annual event!  See Photos

November 27 - A Battle of Offers - Case Study: Hashemi-Sabet Estate v. Oak Ridges Pharmasave Inc. ("Hashemi-Sabet") 

November 16 - A Cautionary Tale for Employers: A Case Study - Hampton Securities Ltd. v. Dean 

October 27 - The Foreseeability of a Flying Bottle: A Case Study of Bucknol v. 2280882 Ontario Inc. 

October 27 - The Real NHL Hockey Wives: Cyberbullying, Norwich Orders, and Locker Room Soap Operas

October 27 - Re-Serve Your Formal Offer If You Want Double Costs

October 27 -  You're on Candid Camera! Legal requirements for having surveillance admitted into evidence at trial 

October 27 - Watching the Watchers: Judicial Limitations on the use of surveillance evidence 

October 27 - Recent Decisions regarding the Admissibility of Surveillance in Accident Benefits and Tort Claims

October 27 - Accuracy of Surveillance Reports 

October 27 - Reliable Footage: The Importance of Unedited Video and Investigator Testimony at Trial 

October 27 - Surveillance: Activities and Problems

October 9 - What Stefanyk hath wrought: Albert Court of Appeal Decision in Stefanyk v Sobeys Capital Inc 

September 24 - From Motorist to Manufacturer: Adjusting to AV Litigation 

September 19 - Legislative Progress Towards Legalization: An Overview of the Recently Published Cannabis Regulations 

September 19 - Down the Path to the End Finality: A Case Study of Gillham v. Lake of Bays (Township) 

September 14 - "Let's talk about Sexts": Is my teenager in possession of child pornography? 

September 14 - What Happens When You Tell Your Boss You Want to Retire... and then Change Your Mind? 

September 12 - The CLC Executive Golf Pics are posted and available here.

September 12 - Attendant Care Benefits: Family Members & Professional Health Care Designations 

September 11 - No Playing Around: An UPDATE on Tort Liability and School Yard Injuries 

September 8 - Acting for both Insured and Insurer: What Counsel Need to Know 

September 8 - Subrogating Claims in the Construction Context: They Do Exist 

August 7 - Casino Niagara: Rolling the Dice on Constructive Dismissal 

July 23 - Case Study: Mary Shuttleworth v Licence Appeal Tribunal 

July 12 - Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation - A "Win" for Freedom of Expression 

July 11 - World Cup of Violence: Are Soccer Clubs and Leagues Liable for "On Field" Fisticuffs? 

July 9 - Justice Must Not Only Be Done, it Must be Seen - The LAT's Mandate to Ensure Both the Existence and the Appearance of Adjudicative Independence in their Decision-Making Processes 

June 29 - To Warn or Not To Warn: An Explanation of the Duty to Warn and the Reasonable Foreseeability Analysis - Case Comment: Maxrelco (Immeubles) v Lumipro Inc.

June 28 - Secrets Between Children and Parents: Are Litigation Records of a Children's Lawyer subject to Father's Freedom of Information Request? 

June 27 - Insurers Beware: Ontario Court Rules Underwriting and Broker Files are Producible in Tort Litigation when Consent is a "Live Issue" 

June 12 - CLC & MB hosted their 20th Annual Golf Day at Bond Head. See photos.

May 24 - Common Interest Privilege: A New Tool in the Litigation Basket - Case Comment: Iggillis Holdings Inc. v Canada (National Revenue) 

May 24 - Eyes Wide Shut: The Best Defence is a Good Offence - Cyber Liability 

May 24 - Autonomous Vehicles and the Future of Litigation 

May 24 - Risk Management and Cannabis in Ontario - What is going to be legalized and when? 

May 23 - Here, There and Everywhere, Chasing Fraudsters - An Indictment in a New York Slip and Fall Scheme raises concerns about Insurance Fraud 

May 9 - Discoverability Dilemma: Limitation Periods for Contribution and Indemnity Claims - Case Study: Mega International Commercial Bank (Canada) v. Yung 

May 4 - Marshall Report: Progress To Date 

May 4 - The Art of Due Diligence: Priority Disputes Among Insurers 

May 4 - Duty to Defend an Additional Insured Under a CGL Policy 

April 27 - Old McDonald had a Farm and Kids: A Tale of Succession and Unjust Enrichment Case Comment: McDonald v McDonald 

April 24 - Security Breach Reporting Requirements under the PIPEDA starting November 2018 

April 18 - Couple Caught in Bidding War Frenzy Reneges on Purchase of Dream Home, Liable for Damages 

April 15 - Location Matters: Superior Court Rescinds a $95,000 Contract for Toronto Maple Leafs' Season Tickets 

April 12 - "Waive" Goodbye to the Consumer Protection Act for those who are both Occupiers & Suppliers 

April 10 - The Production of Cell Phone Records in the Age of Distracted Driving - Expanding the Limits of Disclosure 

April 10 - Occupier's Liability: A Board Meeting Gone Wrong - Case Comment: Omotayo v Da Costa et al.