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Paul Daly on getting lost in description

(blog) (blog)In the latest volume of the Canadian Bar Review, which examines the legacy of the former Supreme Court Justice Louis LeBel, Paul Daly...

Mexican resort can be sued in Alberta by tourist alleged to have accidentally ingested cleaning fluid in hotel room

Findings by a lower court led “to the conclusion that Club Resorts was carrying on business in Ontario,” Mr. Justice Louis Lebel of the Supreme...

Supreme Court of Canada bars lawsuits against hospital, police by auto accident victims compensated by SAAQ

... appeal court but restored by the Supreme Court of Canada. “At a minimum, an accident arising out of the use of a vehicle as...

Twenty years after federal government changed sentencing, aboriginals still disproportionately fill our prisons

Twenty years and hundreds of court cases later, including two landmark Supreme Court rulings, the sentencing reform has failed. ... This does not amount to...

Nova Scotia court ruling reducing punitive damage award by 88% for insurer's breach of good faith against insurer stands

For the second time in three weeks, the Supreme Court of Canada announced it is not hearing an appeal – from a plaintiff suing an...

Get the Most Out of Your Employee Payroll Audit in California

Employee payroll audits, which have long been recommended as a best practice for corporations that want to stay on the right side of the law,...

Jim Hillyer

(subscription) (subscription)When Conservative Deputy Leader Denis Lebel noted in French that the budget “confirmed their fears” of a $30 billion deficit and quoted la...

Ian Binnie

(subscription)None of those expenses should have been charged to taxpayers, a former Supreme Court justice said Monday even as he slashed the total amount...

Restorative Justice Part II: Back to the future

(press release)Gladue appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) claiming due consideration was not given to 718.2(e). The lower court judge had disqualified...

Legal Theory Blog: Newman on Aboriginal Rights

Part of a collection on the jurisprudence of recently retired Supreme Court of Canada Justice Louis LeBel, this paper draws from Justice LeBel's jurisprudence on...

Dwight Newman & Michael Plaxton: Sometimes ex-Supreme Court justices are ...

Late last week, media reports arose of former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Louise Arbour's media interview, in which she made a number of comments...

Former Quebec lieutenant-governor led to jail in handcuffs on fraud conviction

Her lawyers took the argument all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada but the panel of judges refused to hear the case. After...

Vancouver's van Ert named new SCC executive legal officer

Rees, who will be returning to his civil litigation practice at Stockwoods in Toronto, had worked for the Supreme Court previously. Following his call to...

Alberta judge Russell Brown named to Supreme Court of Canada

... Justice Marc Nadon for a vacant Quebec seat was challenged and ultimately rejected on constitutional grounds by the Supreme Court itself. Cote replaced Justice...

Alberta Appeal Court Judge, Justice Russell Brown, Named To Supreme Court

It was triggered earlier in the year when Harper's proposed choice of Justice Marc Nadon for a vacant Quebec seat was challenged and ultimately rejected...

Canadian Bar Association Conference Honouring Supreme Court of ...

... Supreme Court of Canada Justice Louis LeBel. The Canadian Bar Association (Quebec Region) will hold a colloquium honouring retired Supreme Court of Canada Justice...

Canadian Perspectives On Animals And The Law

(registration)Justice Louis LeBel, former puisne justice on the Supreme Court of Canada (2000 to 2014) for whom Katie clerked in 2002-2003. The theme of...

The Honourable Louis LeBel (LL.L., LL.M.) Joins LKD as Counsel

(press release)MONTRÉAL, May 5, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Law firm Langlois Kronström Desjardins (LKD) is extremely pleased to announce that recently retired Supreme Court...

Taking stock of food fables

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Supreme Court gun-registry ruling: Quebec to proceed with its own data

In a dramatic show of solidarity, the Quebec justices on the Supreme Court — Clement Gascon, Richard Wagner and Louis LeBel — put their names...

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In a dramatic show of solidarity, all three Quebec judges on the Supreme Court — Clement Gascon, Richard Wagner and Louis LeBel — put their...

Ruling takes wider view on faith freedom

Lawyers predict the Supreme Court's rejection of Quebec's narrow formulation of religious freedom in education will reverberate in other cases, including perhaps Trinity Western University's...

Quebec to go it alone after Supreme Court orders end to gun ...

In a dramatic show of solidarity, the Quebec justices on the Supreme Court — Clement Gascon, Richard Wagner and Louis LeBel — put their names...

Supreme Court rules Ottawa can destroy Quebec's gun registry data

In a dramatic show of solidarity, all three Quebec judges on the Supreme Court — Clement Gascon, Richard Wagner and Louis LeBel — put their...

Federal government can destroy Quebec's gun registry data ...

In a dramatic show of solidarity, all three Quebec judges on the Supreme Court – Clement Gascon, Richard Wagner and Louis LeBel – put their...

CFE Amends Rules on ECRPs and Block Trades

On March 11, the CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC (CFE) extended the reporting window for exchange of contract for related position (ECRP) transactions and clarified when...

Bill C-51 could have been used to prevent Arar from coming back from Syria to ...

(subscription) (subscription)... former associate chief justice of Ontario Dennis O'Connor, who led the inquiry into Mr. Arar's case; retired Supreme Court justices Louise Arbour...

Library Boy: Interview With Newly Retired Supreme Court of Canada ...

The National, the magazine of the Canadian Bar Association, has published an article based on a recent interview with Justice Louis LeBel who retired from...

Supreme Court Justice Louis LeBel retires Sunday

It sank in that after 30 years on the bench, the past 14 on the country's top court, his judicial career was done, bookended by...

Canadians fight for the right to sue foreign states over torture

MONTREAL, Canada - Legal scholars and human rights advocates are calling on Canada to allow torture victims and their families to sue foreign states after...

Canada: Fight for the right to sue torturers - Yahoo! Maktoob News

Canada: Fight for the right to sue torturersYahoo! Maktoob NewsMontreal, Canada - Legal scholars and human rights advocates are calling on Canada to allow torture...

Supreme Court's ruling on assisted suicide two decades ago 'still good law'

Canada.com Robert Frater told the court the decision the Supreme Court made in the Sue Rodriguez case 20 years ago upholds the “twin objectives” of the...

Tortured Winnipeg man decries Supreme Court decision in favour of state ...

"Parliament has the power and capacity to decide whether Canadian courts should exercise civil jurisdiction," Justice Louis LeBel wrote for the majority. "Parliament has the...

Tortured Winnipeg man decries Supreme Court decision in favour of state ...

"Parliament has the power and capacity to decide whether Canadian courts should exercise civil jurisdiction," Justice Louis LeBel wrote for the majority. "Parliament has the...

Zahra Kazemi's death a 'tragedy' says Supreme Court, but family can't sue Iran

Justice Louis LeBel, writing for the majority, said only, “Parliament has the ability to change the current state of the law on exceptions to state...

Zahra Kazemi's son blocked by Supreme Court from suing Iran

"Parliament has the power and capacity to decide whether Canadian courts should exercise civil jurisdiction," Justice Louis LeBel wrote for the majority. "Parliament has the...

Zahra Kazemi's death a 'tragedy' says Supreme Court, but family can't sue Iran

But in a 6-1 ruling, the high court said Canada's State Immunity Act expressly bars any claim on Canadian soil by her son or Kazemi's...

Montrealer's son can't sue Iran over torture death

OTTAWA -- The lawyer for the son of murdered Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi is calling on Ottawa to close a legal loophole after the Supreme...

Iran can't be sued over journalist's torture, Canada's top court says

CBC.ca “Creating this kind of jurisdiction would have potentially considerable impact on Canada's international relations,” Justice Louis LeBel wrote for the majority in a 6-1 ruling.

Son can't sue Iran over mother's torture death

OTTAWA — The son of murdered Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi does not have the right to sue the Iranian government over her death, the Supreme...

Son can't sue Iran over mother's torture death: Supreme Court

“Parliament has the power and capacity to decide whether Canadian courts should exercise civil jurisdiction,” Justice Louis LeBel wrote for the majority. “Parliament has the...

Supreme Court says Zahra Kazemi's family can't sue Iran for her death under ...

... to change the current state of the law on exceptions to state immunity, just as it did in the case of terrorism, and allow...

Supreme Court says Zahra Kazemi's family can't sue Iran for her death under ...

“Parliament has the ability to change the current state of the law on exceptions to state immunity … and allow those in situations like Mr.

Son can't sue Iran over mother's torture death: Supreme Court

"Parliament has the power and capacity to decide whether Canadian courts should exercise civil jurisdiction," Justice Louis LeBel wrote for the majority. "Parliament has the...

High court rules in Kazemi torture suit

OTTAWA - The lawyer for the son of murdered Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi is calling on Ottawa to close a legal loophole after the Supreme...

High court rules in Kazemi torture suit

OTTAWA - The lawyer for the son of murdered Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi is calling on Ottawa to close a legal loophole after the Supreme...

High court rules in Kazemi torture suit

OTTAWA - The lawyer for the son of murdered Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi is calling on Ottawa to close a legal loophole after the Supreme...

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OTTAWA – The Harper government faced widespread calls Friday to be as tough on torture as it is on terrorism after the Supreme Court of...

Home»News»National»Kazemi's son can't sue Iran over torture death unless ...

OTTAWA – The Harper government faced widespread calls Friday to be as tough on torture as it is on terrorism after the Supreme Court of...

Opinion: Filling Quebec's next vacancy on the Supreme Court

Irwin Cotler. Next month, Justice Louis LeBel will retire from the Supreme Court, creating a new vacancy to be filled by a judge from Quebec.