Wednesday, February 29, 2012

"This isn't a story about "dirty tricks," it's about election fraud. This isn't "stupid," it's illegal." #cdnpoli #cpc
Justices Skeptical of Bringing Torture Cases to U.S. Courts Two Alien Tort Statute cases expected by July.
Lawsuit raises stink over dead skunk Property stager vs animal pest control. Round 1.
Ontario Crown appeals after court shoots down minimum gun sentences
Canadians need an aboriginal history lesson Truth and Reconciliation Commission indicates history not taught.
Quebec Court Refuses Jurisdiction on Forum of Necessity Basis — Conflict of Laws .net
Study: Rich, educated people more likely to lie, cheat #occupytoronto #occupyto

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Articling how-to @CanLawMag 4 Students interviews me on articling advice.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Lawyers want piece of action More on the Thomson Reuters class action case.
Gabrielle Carteris Choking Suit | Canadian Health Law WCAT clears case under s. 257 to proceed as tort claim.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Thomson Reuters Class Action Approved Lawyers will proceed to sue publisher for using pleadings without permission
For immigrants, language barrier is a health barrier
FBI Turns Off Thousands of #GPS Devices After Supreme Court Ruling
For immigrants, language barrier is a health barrier

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Twitter moot starts in less than 5 minutes. Tune in here: #twtmoot
Secret #GPS tracker terrifies Ontario man Ontario Provincial Police unable to identify who planted device on truck

Monday, February 20, 2012

Fair Dealing for Sun Media | Torontoist Do screenshots of covers constitute fair use under the Copyright Act?
First Ever Twitter Moot: #twtmoot — Slaw

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Apple Settles iPhone 4 "Antennagate" lawsuits. Canadian consumers don't appear to have experienced similar impact.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Man who faked cancer to fleece friends gets three years
Nicholas dePencier Wright, a Toronto Lawyer, suing police after arrest during #G20 #G20Report

Monday, February 13, 2012

Manitoba hospital pays family $110,000 after man died in waiting room Right to life case goes before court on Monday.
Cost Considerations in Medical Malpractice Cases | Canadian Health Law
Ontario court rules mandatory minimum sentence unconstitutional Judge Anne Molloy rules CC section of no force & effect
Occupy Movement Regroups, Laying Plans for the Next Phase #occto #occupytoronto
Manitoba wants ER death lawsuit thrown out
Widower fights feds for Agent Orange payment
Justice system we have now isn't working
Justice review in BC much needed
Either make it happen or let it happen Best way to predict your future is to design the one you want. (Lawyers Weekly)
Tweeting too trivial for some Canada’s judges are trying to devise a consistent and principled approach to tweeting

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Canada's ethnic media to request gov't cash boost
Even the 1% should favour of greater equality Income gap threatens growth, stability. #occto #occupytoronto
The Understanding Requirement in Testimony of the Mentally Disabled (R. v. D.A.I.) — Slaw
Peel drug cops told calculated lies in court Baltman J: officers colluded and committed perjury, en masse
The poor in Toronto: They’re working but not getting any richer #occupytoronto #occto
Ottawa jogger sues blind Olympic athletes for running over her
How Social Media Can Help You Snag Top Talent For Your Company
Law grads : Opportunities await in journalism and social media There's no 'safe' career path today.
Proposed changes to copyright law go too far, protesters say
Proposed changes to copyright law go too far, protesters say
New law could allow police to track our online habits

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Judicial Finger Wag — Slaw A must-read, Corbett J in Sri Guru Nanak Sikh Centre Brampton v. Dhadda.
Pro Tip: When reading The Onion, you might want to look up "satire" in the dictionary.
San Diego judge rules the whales have no standing as "enslaved people."
Video: Occupy Toronto tents dismantled - The Globe and Mail #occto #occupytoronto
Vander Zalm defamation lawsuit in jury's hands - British Columbia - CBC News #repmgt
PrawfsBlawg: Criminalizing Cyberbullying and the Problem of CyberOverbreadth

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

How Social Media Could Improve Public Safety
Intrusion on Seclusion in Jones v Tsige: The Role of Courts the Value of Privacy and the Difficulty of Erecting Fences
"The Killer Whales" v. Seaworld PETA sues over 'enslaved' killer whales, naming whales as plaintiffs. Yes, really.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Judging the Judges; re Slansky complaint
easier to get a constitutional amendment than to remove a judge -Rocco Galati
Does your law firm have Klout? by @JimMiddlemiss Mine is 60, but I don't really care about such things too much.
"Divorce for Valentine’s Day? Calculate the costs first." @MEKowalski covers @MySupportCalc in the Legal Post.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Information Requests from Public Bodies — Slaw SCC rules in Merk Frosst Canada Ltd. v. Minister of Health.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Occupy Ties to former Bay Street Lawyer "Smith's" father used to work @GoodmansLLP #occto #occupytoronto
Badly placed fences make angry neighbours The Star on Lipischak v. Ross, 2011 ONCA and adverse possession.
Squatter’s rights under siege as Parliament moves to make it a crime

Friday, February 3, 2012

N.S. court orders Mississippi blogger to pay gay couple $425,000 #repmgt
Can a Google Search Suggestion Be Defamatory? — Slaw Paris court of appeal suggests yes.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Dozen Law Schools Hit with Lawsuits over Jobs Data
Star Crown witness in murder trial had schizophrenic episode on stand
Moot by Twitter Canadian Lawyer Magazine covers the #twtmoot (their rules link is wrong though)