4th Annual Update on Civil Litigation (Recording) 

Sep. 15, 2021


CBA Fall Law Series 2020

4th Annual Update on Civil Litigation (Recording)

Presented by the CBA Civil Litigation Law Section

Wednesday September 15, 2021 | 12:00 pm-1:30 pm ET

Join us to discuss the most recent and significant cases reflecting current and new developments in civil litigation case law across Canada. Our knowledgeable regional speakers will walk you through the most recent and significant cases reflecting current and new developments in civil litigation case law across Canada to provide you with the advice you need to remain on the right side of emerging law!  Some of the cases that will be covered are:

  • Armstrong v. Ward, 2021 SCC 1 (medical negligence)
  • Sherman Estate v. Donovan, 2021 SCC 25 (sealing orders)
  • Southwind v. Canada, 2021 SCC 28 (approach to equitable compensation for breach of Crown's fiduciary duties involving First Nations' lands)
  • Wastech v. Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District, 2021 SCC 7 (clarification of the scope of the duty to exercise contractual discretionary powers in good faith as recognized in Bhasin)
  • Reference re Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, 2021 SCC 11 (constitutionality of federal law establishing national standards for carbon pricing and jurisdiction to enact law as a matter of national concern under POGG)
  • Chandos Construction Ltd. v. Deloitte Restructuring Inc., 2020 SCC 25 (invalidity of clause in subcontract violating anti-deprivation rule)
  • Matthews v. Ocean Nutrition Canada, Ltd., 2020 SCC 26 (reasonable notice in employment)
  • Province of New Brunswick v. Grant Thornton, 2020 NBCA 18 (limitation periods, discoverability - currently on reserve at SCC)
  • CMT et al. v Government of PEI et al., 2020 PECA 12 (counsel’s conduct warranting substantial indemnity costs)
  • Parliament v. Conley, 2021 ONCA 261 (appropriate bounds of expert opinion)
  • Kaynes v. BP P.L.C., 2021 ONCA 36 (limitations) 
  • Winnipeg (City of) v. Caspian Projects, 2021 MBCA 33 (test for production in civil litigation of documents and data seized by RCMP in the course of a criminal investigation)
  • Hancock v College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba, 2021 MBCA 20 (standard of review, procedural fairness, and sufficiency of reasons in self-regulated professional disciplinary processes)
  • ADAG v. SaskEnergy, 2021 SKCA 74 (the doctrines of ratification and estoppel by election)
  • Spring v. Goodyear, 2021 ABCA 182 (scope of certification of a class action and evidentiary burden for commonality of issues)
  • Pearce v. 4 Pillars Consulting Group Inc., 2021 BCCA 198 (class action waiver in standard form customer contract unconscionable)




John Martens, Chair, MLT Aitkins
Stuart Zacharias, Past-Chair, Lerners
Marlisa Martin, Secretary, Nanuq Law
Nicola Watson, Pink Larkin


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    Sep. 15, 2021
    12:00pm-1:30pm Eastern Time


    CBA Members: $60
    CBA Young Lawyer Members (<5 years): $45
    CBA Student Members: $15
    Non-Members: $155
    Government: $95
    Plus applicable taxes

    5 - 9 registrants = 10% discount
    10 - 19 registrants = 15% discount
    20+ = 20% discount
    To take advantage of the discount, please contact: pd@cba.org


    CBA Fall Law Series 2021



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