A prior penalty decision can be considered by a hearing panel in making a subsequent penalty decision, even if the prior penalty is under review, depending on the wording of the governing legislation

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Law Societies – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Barristers and solicitors – Disciplinary proceedings – Professional misconduct – Suspensions Law Society of British Columbia v. Perrick, [2018] BCJ No 785, 2018 BCCA 169, British Columbia Court of Appeal, May 2, 2018, M.E. Saunders, ...

Clorox unsuccessfully appealed a decision of the Registrar of Trademarks rejecting Clorox’s opposition to trademark registrations filed by Chlorotec

19. June 2018 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Registrar of Trademarks – Fresh evidence – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Intellectual property Clorox Company of Canada Ltd. v. Chlorotec s.e.c., [2018] F.C.J. No. 408, 2018 FC 408, Federal Court of Canada, April 16, 2018, S. Grammond J. Clorox appealed the decision ...

The plaintiff sought an appeal of the trial decision that awarded him damages for wrongful dismissal but denied his claim for benefit schemes

19. June 2018 0
Administrative law – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Palpable and overriding error – Correctness – Employment law – Wrongful dismissal – Damages Carroll v. ATCO Electric Ltd., [2018] A.J. No. 460, 2018 ABCA 146, Alberta Court of Appeal, April 17, 2018, J. Watson, B.L. Veldhuis, M. Crighton, JJ.A. The appellant was ...

The Appellant, University of British Columbia, successfully appealed the order of a Chambers Judge. The Chambers Judge had denied its petition for judicial review of a decision of an adjudicator in the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC). The adjudicator had ordered certain admissions criteria to be disclosed to the Respondent, Mr. Lister.

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Privacy Commissioner – Freedom of information and protection of privacy – Disclosure of records – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Reasonableness University of British Columbia v. Lister, [2018] B.C.J. No. 658, 2018 BCCA 139, British Columbia Court of Appeal, April 13, 2018, M.V. Newbury, P.A. ...

The Appellant, Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (the “Association”), successfully appealed a decision from a Chambers Judge in the Supreme Court of BC. The Chambers Judge had granted an application for judicial review made by the Respondent, Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (the “Network”), in relation to a BC Human Rights Tribunal decision. In the result, the BC Court of Appeal reinstated the earlier decision of the BC Human Rights Tribunal, which had dismissed the Network’s complaint against the Association.

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Human Rights Tribunal – Discrimination – Race – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of review – Correctness – Reasonableness Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users v. British Columbia (Human Rights Tribunal), [2018] B.C.J. No. 644, 2018 BCCA 132, British Columbia Court of Appeal, April 11, 2018, H. Groberman, ...

The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal found the WCB’s decision that the injured worker’s medical marijuana did not qualify for medical aid under its policy was reasonable, and that the policy itself requiring qualifying medical aid treatment to be consistent with Canadian healthcare standards was intra vires and consistent with the Workers Compensation Act

15. May 2018 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Workers Compensation Boards – Benefits – Validity and application of policies and guidelines – Judicial review – Appeals – Compliance with legislation – Ultra vires Skinner v. Nova Scotia (Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal), [2018] N.S.J. No. 74, 2018 NSCA 23, Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, March 9, 2018, D.R. ...

The BC Court of Appeal found the City of Vancouver’s bylaw authorizing its director of planning to relax zoning bylaw provisions for development proposals that include low cost housing to be valid

15. May 2018 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Director of Planning – Permits and licences – Judicial review – Appeals – Standard of Review – Correctness – Municipalities – Change of by-laws – Planning and zoning – Building permits Caring Citizens of Vancouver Society v. Vancouver (City), [2018] B.C.J. No. 400, 2018 BCCA 87, British Columbia Court ...

Appeal from costs orders following dismissal of discipline proceedings

17. April 2018 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Law Societies – Jurisdiction – Right to award costs – Judicial review – Appeals – Barristers and solicitors – Professional misconduct O’Toole v. Law Society of New Brunswick, [2017] N.B.J. No. 342, 2017 NBCA 56, New Brunswick Court of Appeal, February 15, 2018, J.E. Drapeau C.J.N.B., M.E.L. Larlee, B.V. ...

The appellant high school teacher appealed a finding of professional misconduct made against him, and the resulting penalty, arising from interactions that he had with students and health unit staff at a school immunization clinic; court dismissed the appeal and affirmed the misconduct finding and penalty

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Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – College of Teachers – Teachers – Disciplinary proceedings – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming – Penalties – Appeals – Judicial review – Standard of review – Reasonableness Sullivan v. Ontario College of Teachers, [2018] O.J. No. 705, 2018 ONSC 942, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, February 7, 2018, W.M. ...