The Queen Is Dead but Her Courts Live On

While searching for cases in Saskatchewan, I came across this CanLII entry:

Duzan v. Glaxosmithkline, Inc., 2009 SKQB 230

Court of King’s Bench for Saskatchewan — Saskatchewan

2009-06-16 | 3 pages | cited by 4 documents

designated — defence — expires without it being delivered — application — time

There are others; I don’t know how many.

In 2009, the court was the Court of Queen’s Bench, and its name was not retroactively changed on Her Majesty’s death; the effect of her death is prospective only.

I have no idea what CanLII did to cause this change to be made. I hope this and other similar changes will be reversed.

Comments

  1. Interesting. I see that there are now two KB decisions listed for Saskatchewan in 2009 (https://www.canlii.org/en/sk/skkb/nav/date/2009/), but in fact they are cases from the 1920s, when the Court was indeed the SKKB (https://canlii.ca/t/gcrtb and https://canlii.ca/t/gb2dl). Not sure whey they are listed with dates from 2009. However, I note that they have CanLII citations, not neutral citations. It seems the case you mentioned, Angela, has been fixed (https://canlii.ca/t/24213).

    There do seem to be other instances of this problem on CanLII. See, for example, 2022 ABKB 617, which was released in June (https://canlii.ca/t/jrzh4). There are also a few New Brunswick cases where CanLII citations are used (not neutral citations) and there is an error re: QB/KB (e.g., https://canlii.ca/t/jppm0 and https://canlii.ca/t/jk481).

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