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What’s Hot on CanLII This Week

Here are the three most-consulted English-language cases on CanLII for the week of May 22 – 30.

1. R. v. Pelech 2012 ABCA 134

[1] This appeal addresses the proposal that a trial judge needs to have in contemplation the rule in Hodge’s case, when considering evidence of impaired driving.

2. Cinar Corp. v. Robinson 2012 SCC 25

[1] The respondents, Claude Robinson and Les Productions Nilem Inc., are asking this Court to order the applicants to provide security in the amount of $3,250,000 for the amounts they would have to pay should their appeals to this Court

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What’s Hot on CanLII This Week

Here are the three most-consulted English-language cases on CanLII for the week of November 14 – 21.

1. R. v. Pelech 2012 ABCA 134

[1] This appeal addresses the proposal that a trial judge needs to have in contemplation the rule in Hodge’s case, when considering evidence of impaired driving.

2. Bruni v. Bruni 2010 ONSC 6568

3. R. v. Maybin 2012 SCC 24

[2] This appeal raises the question of when an intervening act by another person severs the causal connection between the accused’s act and the victim’s death, thereby absolving the accused of legal responsibility

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What’s Hot on CanLII This Week

Here are the three most-consulted English-language cases on CanLII for the week of May 7 – 14.

1. Bruni v. Bruni 2010 ONSC 6568 [Second week at #1]

[1] Paging Dr. Freud. Paging Dr. Freud.

[2] This is yet another case that reveals the ineffectiveness of Family Court in a bitter custody/access dispute, where the parties require therapeutic intervention rather than legal attention. Here, a husband and wife have been marinating in a mutual hatred so intense as to surely amount to a personality disorder requiring treatment.

[3] In addition to the volatile issues of custody and access, this

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What’s Hot on CanLII This Week

Here are the three most-consulted English-language cases on CanLII for the week of May 1 – 7.

1. Bruni v. Bruni 2010 ONSC 6568 (Back again for a re-run, thanks to notes in a couple of UK blogs: The Motley Fool and Roll On Friday, such is the power of notoriety.)

[1] Paging Dr. Freud. Paging Dr. Freud.

[2] This is yet another case that reveals the ineffectiveness of Family Court in a bitter custody/access dispute, where the parties require therapeutic intervention rather than legal attention. Here, a husband and wife have been marinating in a mutual hatred

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What’s Hot on CanLII This Week

Here are the three most-consulted English-language cases on CanLII for the week of April 23 – 30.

1. Price v. Turnbull’s Grove Inc. 2007 ONCA 408

[1] The main question in this appeal concerns the legal effect of a rent increase purportedly imposed by a landlord in respect of a residential tenancy without written notice to the tenant. At issue is the interplay between ss. 127(1), 127(4) and 141 of the Tenant Protection Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c. 24 (the “Act”).

2. Tucows.Com Co. v. Lojas Renner S.A.
2011 ONCA 548

[1] Tucows.com Co. (“Tucows”) and Lojas Renner

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Hot on CanLII This Week

Here are the three most-consulted English-language cases on CanLII for the week of April 18 – 23.

1. Club Resorts Ltd. v. Van Breda 2012 SCC 17

[1] Tourism has grown into one of the most personal forms of globalization in the modern world. Canadians look elsewhere for the sun, or to see new sights or seek new experiences. Trips are planned and taken with great expectations. But personal tragedies do happen. Happiness gives way to grief, as in the situations that resulted in these appeals. A young woman, Morgan Van Breda, suffered catastrophic injuries on a beach in

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What’s Hot on CanLII This Week

Here are the three most-consulted English-language cases on CanLII for the week of April 1 – 10.

1. Wynn Las Vegas, LLC v. Teng 2012 ONSC 1927

[1] The Defendant Teng resides in Ontario. The Plaintiff operates a hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Teng applied for and was granted a line of credit from the casino totalling $300,000. In June and July of 2010 Teng drew on this line of credit for the full amount of $300,000 and signed two markers in the form of cheques for that amount. When Teng checked out of the Plaintiff’s hotel

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What’s Hot on CanLII This Week

Here are the three most-consulted English-language cases on CanLII for the week of March 20 – 27..

1.Romspen Investment Corp. v. 6176666 Canada Ltée. 2012 ONSC 1727

[2] Let me tell a little story. It is not an unusual story. Indeed, it is a common story in this court. But the story illustrates an important point, a point which judges, as the ultimate stewards of the health of our system of justice, must be vigilant in keeping on the radar screens of those who hold the purse strings of this Court’s administration system.

2. Doré v. Barreau . . . [more]

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What’s Hot on CanLII This Week

Here are the three most-consulted English-language cases on CanLII for the week of March 14 – 20.

1. Romspen Investment Corp. v. 6176666 Canada Ltée. 2012 ONSC 1727

[1] I suppose that on a sunny, unusually warm, mid-March day one should be mellow and accept, without complaint, the systemic failures and delay of this Court’s document management system. The problem is that from the perspective of the members of the public who use this Court, delays caused by our antiquated, wholly-inadequate document management system impose unnecessary, but all too real, costs on them. And yet the entity that operates

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What’s Hot on CanLII This Week

Here are the three most-consulted English-language cases on CanLII for the week of March 7 – 14.

1. Bedford v. Canada 2010 ONSC 4264

[1] There has been a long-standing debate in this country and elsewhere about the subject of prostitution. The only consensus that exists is that there is no consensus on the issue. Governments in Canada, as well as internationally, have studied the topic and produced recommendations ranging from creating laws aimed at protecting individuals, families and communities by promulgating tough criminal laws to decriminalizing or legalizing prostitution. Other legal solutions look at the reasons for the

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What’s Hot on CanLII This Week

Here are the three most-consulted English-language cases on CanLII for the week of March 1 – 7.

1. R. v. Grant 2009 SCC 32

[1] Mr. Grant appeals his convictions on a series of firearms offences, relating to a gun seized by police during an encounter on a Toronto sidewalk. The gun was entered as evidence against Mr. Grant and formed the basis of his convictions. The question on this appeal is whether that evidence was obtained in breach of Mr. Grant’s Charter rights, and if so, whether the evidence should have been excluded under s. 24(2) of the

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What’s Hot on CanLII This Week

    HOT UPDATE (2:35 p.m. 2012-02-29): Seemingly out of nowhere has come the new and rapidly rising #1 most-consulted case for this week:

    Langevin (Re) 2012 QCCS 613

    [1] Sylvio Langevin réclame la propriété de la planète Terre[1]. Dans un autre dossier entrepris le même jour, il réclame celle des planètes Mercure, Vénus, Jupiter, Saturne et Uranus, ainsi que des quatre grosses lunes de Jupiter[2].

    [2] À l’audience, le requérant souhaite amender ce second recours pour y ajouter ses revendications sur Neptune et Pluton, ainsi que sur l’espace entre chaque planète, à la grandeur de la galaxie[3].

    I think I

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