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Top 5 Civil Appeals and the Top 5 Shakespeare plays for lawyers

Dated: July 18, 2019

This month’s Top Five decisions (actually six) chosen by Jason Squire from the ONCA June decisions makes good reading for litigators.

Included are two cases that review the proper compensation for wrongful dismissal of long term employees who had bonus and shareholding arrangements; when a third party notice can be struck as redundant; when Legal Aid is not responsible for a costs award against it, arising out of an unsuccessful claim that it funded; the running of the two year limitation period where an anticipatory breach of contract occurred; and the lack of independence of a vice-chair of a tribunal whose initial draft decision was changed by the chair (the unsuccessful claimant was alerted to the change by an anonymous letter).

Jason’s Top Five for the month is a well rounded review of Shakespeare’s take on lawyers in his plays, and is well worth a read. None of those reviewed by Jason are currently on tap in Stratford, but have been in the past and will be again. This year’s “must sees” at Stratford are Othello and The Merry Wives of Windsor, along with an amazing production of Billy Elliott.

Earl A. Cherniak

Editor and Chair, Lerners Appellate Advocacy Group

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