We’re proud to announce that as of today Slaw will post each week up to ten summaries of recent interesting cases.
The summaries are provided by Maritime Law Book. As you may know, MLB’s National Reporter System publishes 14 reporters covering federal decisions and those of every province except Quebec. MLB editors index, classify, and prepare headnotes for all decisions.
Cases are selected for us by MLB editors using the following criteria:
- Cases involving modern technology
- Cases that extend or restrict the common law
- Cases that interpret new or existing statutes
- Cases that extend or restrict the existing interpretation of statutes
- Cases with facts that result from the complexity of modern society
- Cases with novel facts
- Most Supreme Court of Canada cases.
Slaw will offer these summaries to you in a number of ways.
First of all, very brief excerpts appear in the right sidebar of this site, with keywords that will give you a clue about content. These are linked to a fuller version on our new sister site, MLB-Slaw Selected Case Summaries (easy to find at cases.slaw.ca). But even here we’ve done a fair bit of editing down, because MLB summaries are quite complex. So at the end of each summary you’ll find a link to a PDF file containing the full MLB summary and classification of the case in question. As well, you’ll find a link to the full judgment on the Maritime Law Book site.
Of course, you can subscribe to our selected case summaries by RSS or by email. Links to both these subscription options appear in the sidebar here and on the MLB-Slaw Selected Case Summaries website.
We hope you find this new service useful and look forward to hearing from you about your experiences with it.