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LAWPRO PRESIDENT HONOURED WITH REAL ESTATE AWARD

More information is available. JUSTICE ROSALIE ABELLA HONOURED Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada has received the distinction of an honorary...

Cases highlight legal debate over texting privacy rights

Share. 0 inShare. The Ontario Court of Appeal is being asked to determine what privacy rights exist in the content of an individual's text messages...

Contract law development hurt by ruling, says lawyer

Now-retired Supreme Court justice Marshall Rothstein wrote the court's unanimous decision in Sattva, which parted from the historical approach to contractual interpretation as a question...

Osgoode lands legal giant

Heavy-hitting retired Supreme Court of Canada judge Marshall Rothstein has joined Osgoode Hall Law School at York University as a distinguished visiting professor. Lorne Sossin,...

KING OF THE HILL

Former Supreme Court of Canada justice Marshall Rothstein has a new home in Vancouver at Hunter Litigation Chambers. Rothstein, a former Federal Court judge whom...

Cops chided for 'manipulative trickery'

In ruling the statements inadmissible, MacLean also referred to the concurring decision last year of Supreme Court Justice Andromache Karakatsanis in R. v. Hart, a...

A Criminal Mind: Originalist creed a problematic approach to assessing the law

In criminal law, our Supreme Court's non-originalist approach is evident in its high-profile recent decisions striking down some long-established laws that the framers of the...

The Hill: Taxpayers foot the bill as feds' legal losses pile up

In February, the court overturned a federal law that obliged lawyers to reveal to the government certain financial transactions involving their clients. The Supreme Court...

The Hill: Taxpayers foot the bill as feds' legal losses pile up

In February, the court overturned a federal law that obliged lawyers to reveal to the government certain financial transactions involving their clients. The Supreme Court...

Speaker's Corner: Time to revisit Sattva on the standard of review?

Creston Moly Corp. last year, the Supreme Court of Canada seemingly resolved the uncertainty. Abandoning the historical stance, Justice Marshall Rothstein, writing for a unanimous...

New trial ordered over paralegal's donation to deputy judge

But civil litigator Antonin Pribetic doesn't necessarily accept that the deputy judge's lack of disclosure about the charitable donation rises to a level of reasonable...

Lawyers predict more overcrowding after St-Cloud

“One thing I was surprised by in this case was the Supreme Court's unwillingness to address the major elephant in the room, which is our...

Change on the horizon for 2015

Galati has made headlines for launching a successful challenge to the appointment of Justice Marc Nadon after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the...

Focus: Sniffer dogs next frontier in workplace drug testing

For the past five years, the mining company that owns a potash operation outside of Saskatoon randomly brought drug-detection dogs to the site. The purpose...

Editorial: Justice denied for middle class

The case related to a custody dispute that resulted in fees of $3,600 for 10 days of hearings. One of the parties couldn't afford that...

The Hill: Long summer of government discord with legal profession

It began back in May when Harper went after Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin with a completely unnecessary personal attack on her because the...

Chief justice pushes back against bias claims, insinuations of kangaroo court

ST. JOHN'S — Federal Court of Canada Chief Justice Paul Crampton is pushing back against suggestions of bias in the government's favour following Justice Marc...

The Hill: Long summer of government discord with legal profession

It began back in May when Harper went after Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin with a completely unnecessary personal attack on her because the...

Chief justice pushes back against bias claims, insinuations of kangaroo court

ST. JOHN'S — Federal Court of Canada Chief Justice Paul Crampton is pushing back against suggestions of bias in the government's favour following Justice Marc...

Dramatic changes' on tap as CBA report touts outside ownership

In her speech during the CBA conference last week, Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin lauded the organization for taking the innovation issue on. At...