The tribunal concluded that the messages clearly fostered hate and contempt, and so did in fact violate the Act. This was one of the first cases in Canada dealing with hate on the Internet, and reinforced the jurisdiction of human rights legislation over online content.
Pam MacEachern acted as co-counsel for the intervener Equality for Gays and Lesbians Everywhere (EGALE) in the Supreme Court of Canada decision M. v. H. in 1999. This landmark ruling concerned a same-sex couple, M and H, who separated after a lengthy relationship.
Our Personal Injury Group was successful in 2016 in securing a considerable damages award in the case Gardiner v MacDonald.
In April 2017, the firm assisted Ms. Caroline O’Farrell to reach a settlement with the RCMP over treatment she received while she was a member of the Musical Ride.
This was a case that attracted news coverage not only across Canada (see a CBC story here and a CTV one here), but also internationally (see the BBC story here).
In February 2015, the firm started a class action against BlackBerry on behalf of a group of employees. Nelligan O’Brien Payne employment lawyers Janice Payne, Andrew Reinholdt and Karine Dion are working on the action. The dispute concerns over 300 employees across Canada who were transferred from BlackBerry to a business partner, and effectively terminated… Read more »
We have commenced a class action against Dr. Norman Barwin on behalf of his former patients and the children that Dr. Barwin helped conceive at his clinic, the Broadview Fertility Clinic. We are in the process of preparing materials for the certification of the class action. Once the action is certified as a class action,… Read more »
Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP is one of the law firms that has signed on to advise former students about their rights and entitlements under the 2007 Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. Members of our legal team were involved in representing the interests of the Inuit in Nunavut at the settlement negotiations. Janice Payne was also a… Read more »
September 25, 2012 – Stay of Proceedings Extended to October 31, 2012 The Monitor sought and received approval for an extension of the stay until October 31, 2012. The stay was necessary as the Monitor continues to work towards winding down the proceedings, including cancelling shares held on account of withholdings to CRA and releasing… Read more »
This April 2010 Supreme Court of Canada decision has been dubbed one of the most important family law cases of the decade. Our very own Pam MacEachern was trial counsel alongside Nelligan O’Brien Payne alumnus John Johnson (who retired from the firm in 2016), representing Ms. Vanasse, one of the appellants. The decision was heard… Read more »