Civil Litigation

(In)Accessibility in the Legal Profession

  • November 3, 2020
  • Khalid Mahdi
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Among key factors that shape the ability of Canadians to access justice, the physical accessibility of courthouses is too crucial an issue to be overlooked. For lawyers with disabilities, the inaccessibility of provincial courthouses is not simply an issue of physical access, but also the ability to participate as members of the legal profession. » Read the rest

Ontario Superior Court Recognizes Independent Tort of Harassment in Sweeping Critique of the RCMP

  • July 24, 2017
  • BakerLaw
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On February 28, 2017, the Ontario Superior Court released a lengthy, sweeping judgment, criticizing the RCMP and its officers for a prolonged campaign of harassment against Sergeant Peter Merrifield.

Over a period of seven years, the Court found that members of the RCMP had launched unsubstantiated disciplinary investigations against Sergeant Merrifield; had transferred Sergeant Merrifield away from his field of expertise and denied him assignments; accused him of “kiting” or stealing funds from his RCMP American Express card; critiqued Sergeant Merrifield for engaging in public appearances; made disparaging comments about Sergeant Merrifield to his human intelligence sources as well as other members of the RCMP; and ultimately did what they could to ensure Sergeant Merrifield’s illustrious career was stonewalled. » Read the rest

Toronto man haunted by U.S. jail nightmares

  • February 29, 2008
  • David Baker
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The Toronto Star today reported on the plight of Bakerlaw client Benamar Benatta. Mr. Benatta, who was illegally transferred by Canadian officials to the US on September 12, 2001 and held for five years in American custody, is calling on Canadian authorities for a public review of his case. » Read the rest

Parents of autistic kids fight for the right to sue Ontario

  • February 11, 2008
  • David Baker
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The Canadian Press today published an article on the hearing next week in Ontario Autism Class Action, in which five families, represented by Bakerlaw, are challenging the Ontario government and seven school boards to provide full and timely access to treatment and education for children with autism. » Read the rest

Crucial hearing in autism class action lawsuit to take place on Monday, February 11 at Court of Appeal for Ontario

  • February 6, 2008
  • David Baker
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Court to rule on whether class action on autism treatment and education can continue

A high-stakes hearing in a landmark autism class action lawsuit will take place at the Ontario Court of Appeal on Monday, February 11 at 10:30 am. The Court will hear arguments on several key issues in the case, in which parents are fighting the Ontario government and school boards for full and timely access to effective treatment and education for children with autism. » Read the rest

Autism Class Action Lawsuit

  • February 1, 2008
  • David Baker
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Appeal hearing on a preliminary motion at the Court of Appeal for Ontario

A crucial day in court that will determine whether we will be allowed to continue the fight for full and timely access to ABA/IBI intervention. Bakerlaw is legal counsel to the five families behind the class action. » Read the rest

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