Publication: Canadian Lawyer Magazine

First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Court rules consumers not confused by B.C. insurance info web site

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia has lost an appeal in which it sought to wrest control of the domain ICBCadvice.com from the owners of a web site providing basic advice and marketing the services of insurance lawyers. ICBCadvice.com does ... [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - 14 hours ago]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 2 reports

News Roundup - July 23, 2014

Family of Canadian teacher detained in Indonesian jail reach out to foreign affairs minister, Toronto StarMembers of human trafficking ring deported from Canada, Toronto StarNDP wants House of Commons to pay for legal costs in lawsuit regarding MP spending, ... [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - 21 hours ago]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Alberta pushing more matters to small claims and faster trials

Alberta is moving to change the way some matters are dealt with in the court system in an attempt to improve access to justice.The Provincial Court of Alberta’s civil claims limit will increase to $50,000 from $25,000, effective Aug. 1.The province’s ... [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Prominent Quebec City lawyer ‘saw that the future was with business’

Jacques de Billy, who was born about three years after the firm that now carries his family’s name came into being, died last week at the age of 98. Jacques de Billy “He was the principal engineer of the firm in Quebec City,” says Pierre Beaudoin, a partner ... [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

News Roundup - July 21, 2014

Citizenship and Immigration Canada employee facing criminal charges for selling passports, The National PostFormer Vancouver RCMP officer found guilty for faking paternity test, The Vancouver SunCalgary lawyer disbarred for misconduct, The Vancouver ... [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Lawyers reminded about dominant purpose test for litigation privilege

‘If you’re planning on claiming privilege, stamp it,’ says Malcolm Aboud. When undertaking an investigation in preparation for litigation, there’s always a danger it could fall into the other party’s hands through discovery. Litigation privilege doesn’t ... [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Developing broader shoulders

Something really terrible happened in the life of one of my clients a few months ago. I was totally shaken by it and lost several nights’ sleep. As time has passed, I have gained more perspective but wanted to write about what I’m discovering is one of ... [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Big data, big problems

On May 27, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission released its study of data broker practices entitled “ Big Data: A Call for Transparency and Accountability .” Based on its 18-month review of the data collection and use practices of nine significant data ... [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Legal protections are one thing; social stigma is another

The Hunt, directed by Thomas Vinterberg, released 2012 A curious anomaly in our justice system; the offence with the most severe penalty under law is not the crime toward which most people feel the most personal revulsion.Maybe most of us will concede ... [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Court approves law firm’s ethical screen

When a lawyer for an opposing party joined its firm, Lloyd Burns McInnis LLP faced a real possibility of removal from a case due to a conflict of interest. But in an exemplary case of a timely ethical screen, the firm was allowed to stay on the case this ... [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 2 reports

News Roundup - July 18, 2014

Cuts to Alberta’s legal aid system forcing denials for legal assistance, Calgary HeraldNew legislation lowers amount of impaired drivers on Saskatchewan roads, Prince Albert Daily HeraldP.E.I. Court of Appeal denies BMO access to money from defunct development ... [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Truth in Sentencing Act declared unconstitutional in N.W.T.

A judge at the superior court level has for the first time directly responded to a Charter challenge of the Truth in Sentencing Act — Ottawa’s attempt to limit credit for time served — deeming provisions within the act to be unconstitutional and of no ... [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - Jul 17 2014]

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Prominent Quebec City lawyer ‘saw that the futu... [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - Jul 21 2014]
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Lawyers reminded about dominant purpose test fo... [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - Jul 21 2014]
Developing broader shoulders [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - Jul 21 2014]
Big data, big problems [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - Jul 21 2014]
Legal protections are one thing; social stigma ... [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - Jul 21 2014]
Court approves law firm’s ethical screen [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - Jul 18 2014]
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Truth in Sentencing Act declared unconstitution... [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - Jul 17 2014]
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