Joseph Osborne is building a legal practice in commercial litigation. He advises on a variety of matters related to contractual disputes, class action defence, international arbitration and regulatory compliance.
During his legal studies, Joseph led a pro bono research project regarding Ontario condominium legislation and wrote refugee research reports for the University of Toronto’s International Human Rights Program. He also worked at a community legal clinic and volunteered as an intake coordinator at Pro Bono Ontario, where he assisted self-represented litigants. Prior to law school, Joseph worked for a senior member of the Ontario Legislative Assembly and tutored students taking law school and graduate school admissions exams.
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Certified Today, Dismissed Tomorrow: Ontario Court Dismisses Automotive Class Action after Successful Certification
An Ontario court has dismissed a proposed class action against an automobile manufacturer on the merits for alleged false claims after certification.
Due Means Due: Ontario Court Considers Effect of Pandemic Measures on New Class Action Mandatory Dismissal Deadline
Ontario court upholds automatic dismissal for delay despite temporary suspension of limitations periods and court closures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Ontario Court of Appeal Expands the Range of Damages under the Family Law Act for Loss of Care, Guidance, and Companionship
The Ontario Court of Appeal has recently upheld a non-pecuniary damage award from a jury exceeding its previous guidance.
Stopping a Slippery Slope: Ontario Divisional Court Clarifies that Auto Insurance Coverage Applies Only to Direct Causes of Injuries
Ontario Divisional Court clarifies that automobile insurance only applies to direct causes of injury under the Statutory Accidents Benefits Schedule.
The Ontario Court of Appeal offers guidance on how courts should approach anti-SLAPP motions brought by defendants.
A summary of the key ways to advance or continue litigation during the pandemic.
Keepin' It "Real": OPC Finds that PIPEDA Applies to Foreign-Incorporated Business
Recent Ontario decision calls into question prior holdings about the transferability of salespersons' skills.
Ontario Securities Commission exemptive relief decision clarifies ability of investment fund managers to permit rehypothecation of portfolio assets.
June 15, 2018, Supreme Court upheld the Ontario and British Columbia Law Societies' decisions to deny accreditation to TWU's proposed law school, a 7-2 decision
CSA Reinforces Position that Securities Laws Apply to Cryptocurrency Offerings, Confirms Regulatory Scrutiny for Industry Participants
Jun 11, 2018, CSA published Staff Notice 46-308 – Securities Law Implications for Offerings of Tokens providing regulatory guidance on token and coin offerings.
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