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Click on the links above to view recent decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada and summaries for noteworthy cases from across the country.

Homeless advocates push for one final hearing at
top court

The Supreme Court of Canada will be asked to revive a far-reaching Charter application to compel governments to implement “effective” measures to combat homelessness and promote affordable housing.

Harassment decision is overturned

The Quebec Court of Appeal has overturned a controversial lower court ruling that awarded moral damages to a college teacher under investigation for psychological harassment in the workplace.

Plaintiff protection

Adverse cost insurance comes in varying names, is offered by a handful of companies, and is relatively new to the Ontario legal landscape. It has been referred to as legal costs protection, adverse cost insurance or even after-the-event insurance.

With a new year, a new Rule 48

First, the good news: amendments to Rule 48 of the Rules of Civil Procedure allow five years from commencement of an action to set down for trial before the claim will be dismissed for delay.

Using good conflict to spur innovation

There’s a fine line between being a disruptive influence and a creator of rigorous debate that leads to superior outcomes. The challenge facing lawyers is to stay on the right side of that line.