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Tag Archive: Court Procedure

Family Courts’ all you can eat (aka litigate) buffet has closed

| January 10, 2017

If there ever was a time when the public had unlimited access to the courts, that time has come to an end. In Greco-Wang v. Wang [2014] O.J. No. 4319,... View More

Emails as evidence: Snapshots versus Threading

| January 9, 2018

Once upon a time, photographs, video and audio recordings were introduced as evidence to impeach a witness or prove a point.  Lawyers would order surveillance to support their client’s theory... View More

Full disclosure before marriage: Can keeping a secret be tortious?

| October 3, 2017

That is the question that Justice Brown had to answer in Vaseloff v. Leo [2014] O.J. No. 4836. In this case, Vaseloff and Leo began a romantic relationship in 2002... View More

How to cut down on the court backlog: charge admission

| April 4, 2017

The province of British Columbia established a policy to charge litigants fees based on the number of days of trial. In Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia v. British Columbia... View More

Trial judges and their ‘gate-keeping’ function in relation to expert evidence.

| February 2, 2017

Society has become more complex.  Whether the subject is commerce, education, health or relationships, trial counsel have grown accustomed to relying upon experts to convince judges of the outcome sought... View More

The Probative Value of Wikipedia: An (Im)balance of Probabilities

| September 5, 2016

In this era, the first place a person goes to find information is the internet.  With trillions of websites abounding containing information from medicine to travel advisories to employment options,... View More

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