Changes are Coming to the Rules of Civil Procedure

On March 31, 2022, various amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure with respect to pre-trial conferences, expert reports and admissibility of evidence will come into force. The changes have been brought about by Ontario Regulation 18/22 which amends R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 194: Rules Of Civil Procedure (Rules) made under the Courts of Justice Act….

Check-in on the Impact of COVID-19 on Wrongful Dismissal Litigation

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a broad-ranging impact on employment law since March 2020. Now that we are 18 months into the pandemic, employers may find it helpful to have a check-in on how Canadian courts have, to date, considered the impact of the pandemic on wrongful dismissal claims arising from layoffs and terminations during…

Key Changes to Ontario’s Class Proceedings Regime Now in Effect

For the first time in nearly three decades, significant changes have been made to Ontario’s class proceedings regime. The amendments to the Class Proceedings Act, 1992 (Act)came into effect on October 1, 2020 and are significant in terms of their substance and scope, modifying many key provisions of the existing Act and adding nearly a dozen more.

Yours to Discover: 10 Tips for Navigating the Documentary Discovery Process

In this issue of Raising the Bar, we share 10 tips and best practices to guide employers embarking upon their next trip through the document discovery process in a manner that is not only compliant with their legal obligations, but also controlled, strategic and cost-effective.

Raising the Bar – Sixteenth Edition

In this edition, we bring you quick summaries of key cases relating to limits on partial summary judgment, the importance of pleadings and the issues raised by inadvertent disclosure of privileged documents.

Raising the Bar – Fifteenth Edition

In this issue, we bring you some of our favorite and most practical recent court decisions and share with you a list of key considerations in approaching and negotiating settlements. Chances are that you are working on, or negotiating, a settlement right now, so we encourage you to study our list and feel free to reach out with any questions!

Raising the Bar – Fourteenth Edition

It is finally spring! Apart from the flowers that will be blooming and the warmer winds blowing through, spring brings with it a re-awakening of our thirst for knowledge. Fortunately, the courts have already been busy this year…