May 23, 2014

Supreme Court will not cloak all settlement talks in secrecy

William C. McDowell was quoted in the May 23 issue of the Lawyers Weekly published by LexisNexis Canada Inc.

"The Supreme Court has refused to throw an "impermeable cloak of secrecy" over the "without-prejudice" settlement discussions that occur during mediations...

...The Supreme Court's judgment is positive for the business of mediation across Canada, said William McDowell of Toronto's Lenczner Slaght, who represented intervener Arbitration Place of Toronto..."