Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about.

For the week of November 28 to December 4th:

  1. Blackshear v. Canada 2013 FC 590

    [1] Her Majesty the Queen in right of Alberta, the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General of Alberta and the Deputy Minister of Justice of Alberta (hereinafter referred to as the Alberta Crown) seek an order to strike the Second Amended Statement of Claim under Rule 221(1) of the Federal Courts Rules (FCR), on the grounds that the pleading does not disclose a reasonable cause of action (Rule 221(1)(a)), and is scandalous, frivolous or vexatious (Rule 221(1)(c)).

  2. R. v. Brumble 2013 ONCJ 308

    [2] In early August, 2012 a friend of Mr. Brumble’s offered, in a series of text messages, to hook Mr. Brumble up with a pretty girl with a long nose and six teeth for $1,800. She was a bit old for him, 38, but his friend said she rotated around men. It was the beginning of Mr. Brumble’s misfortune that his private communications were the object of police interception and it didn’t improve things that his code, like most codes used by gun and drug dealers, was rather transparent. The long-nosed girl with dental challenges was easily recognizable to the police as a deal for Mr. Brumble’s friend, Abadir Jimale to sell Mr. Brumble a .38 calibre revolver with six rounds of ammunition. Thus, it was not by sheer coincidence that Mr. Brumble found himself admiring his new girlfriend in the front seat of a van minutes after meeting her only to have the police crash the date and instantaneously place him in custody, where he has remained ever since.

  3. Meads v. Meads 2012 ABQB 571

    [1] This Court has developed a new awareness and understanding of a category of vexatious litigant. As we shall see, while there is often a lack of homogeneity, and some individuals or groups have no name or special identity, they (by their own admission or by descriptions given by others) often fall into the following descriptions: Detaxers; Freemen or Freemen-on-the-Land . . .

The most-consulted French-language decision was Delisle c. R. 2013 QCCA 952

[1] Jacques Delisle se pourvoit contre un verdict de culpabilité du meurtre au premier degré de son épouse, Nicole Rainville, prononcé le 14 juin 2012 par un jury de la Cour supérieure, district de Québec, à l’issue d’un procès présidé par l’honorable Claude C. Gagnon.

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