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Last Updated August 16, 2019

August 15 - Procedural Differences Between Civil Actions in British Columbia and Ontario

August 15 - What To Consider When Choosing An Expert: Maxrelco Inc. V. Lumipro Inc

August 15 - Landlord Liability Regarding Maintenance Standard Duty of Care

August 15 - So You've Released a Defendant Municipality: Can you Still Have a Jury Trial?

August 15 - The New (and Improved?) Rule 76 Simplified Procedure

June 25 - AB from Sea to Sea: A Look at Accident Benefits across Canada by Catherine Korte, Michelle Legault and Émilie-Anne Puckering

June 12 - Amendments To The CBCA Effective June 13, 2019, by Ronald L. Miller, Q.C. and Justine A. Shenher of McDougall Gauley LLP

June 5 - Acting for the Applicants, Howard Borlack, Partner at McCague Borlack LLP had a favourable decision from the Ontario Divisional Court  - Read featured case study - My House Burned Down, Now I Can Buy Two

May 31 - Jurisdiction of the Residential Tenancy Branch clarified in Janus v. The Central Park Citizen Society, 2019 BCCA 1773 by Kim Wigmore & Bo Carter, Whitelaw Twining

May 16 - Car Surfing Is An Ordinary And Well-Known Activity by Nabeel Peermohamed and Amanda Baker, Brownlee LLP

May 13 - Alberta Court Of Appeal Comments On The Test For Setting Aside A Default Judgment by Ashley Cosgrove  and Nabeel Peermohamed - Brownlee LLP

May 1 - Just When You Thought It Could Not Get Any Harder: Changes Could Be Coming to Proceedings Against the Crown  by Theomarcus Giannou and Theresa Hartley

April 24 - Cyber risks to your organization and its consequences: New reporting standards from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada by Karen Bernofsky & Lee Chitty

April 12 - Navigating Subrogation in Canada: A Look at Subrogation Rights for Out-of-Province Insurers Arising from Motor Vehicle Accidents - a CLC Article by Adam Grant, David Pick & Franco Cabanos

April 11 - Alberta Court of Appeal Articulates New Test for Imposing Limits on Medical Examinations by Kristina Roberts

April 10 - Throwing eggs from a car is an ordinary and well-known activity by Nabeel Peermohamed

April 8 - Egg on your face - you may have a claim: Case Comment: Gilbrairth v. Intact Insurance by Howard Borlack & Theomarcus Giannou

March 21 - Is anyone ensuring that your Mink Lashes are cruelty-free? An Overview of the Regulation of Fur Farming in Canada  By Miranda Serravalle, Karen Bernofsky and Jessica Murphy

March 16 - The Harmonie Group announced a new practice area directory for Business and Commercial Litigation legal needs. View the directory at

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