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26 May

Duty of professionals to respond promptly and cooperatively with regulators

Wednesday, May 26, 2021James R.G. CookLitigationOntario Court of Appeal , Law Society of Ontario, Rules of Professional Conduct

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The Ontario Court of Appeal has confirmed that professionals have a duty to cooperate promptly and fully with their regulator during the course of...

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20 May

Professional negligence claim dismissed against lawyer despite conflict of interest and breach of the standard of care

Thursday, May 20, 2021James R.G. CookLitigationRules of Professional Conduct, Breach of the Standard of Care

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“There is no such thing as negligence in the abstract,” notes Regional Senior Justice Calum MacLeod in Maisonneuve v. Langlois,...

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9 Mar

Court grapples with fake electronic evidence and Zoom imposter witness

Tuesday, March 9, 2021James R.G. CookLitigationOntario Evidence Act, Rules of Professional Conduct, Zoom, Evidence

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As we discussed in a recent blog, technological advances have resulted in a digital revolution in the justice system, but these same... 

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21 Dec

Legal research and the duty to disclose relevant law

Monday, December 21, 2020Stephen A. ThieleLitigationRules of Professional Conduct, Research, Disciplinary Hearing, Ethics, Legal Research, Law Society of Ontario

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Legal research is important. In general, every legal issue requires some form of legal research because each legal issue is informed either by...

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9 Jun

A Litigation Update: The Small Claims Court and Short Motions or Applications

Tuesday, June 9, 2020Stephen A. Thiele, Gavin J. Tighe, Rojin JazayeriLitigationRules of Professional Conduct, Small Claims Court, Short Motions

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As we near the three month anniversary date of Ontario’s state of emergency, our court system continues to re-emerge from its suspension and to evolve.

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