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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec.

PÉNAL (DROIT) : L’article 155 C.Cr., qui porte sur le crime d’inceste, peut s’appliquer aux rapports sexuels entre un père et son fils; il n’est pas réservé aux délits impliquant deux personnes de sexe différent.

Intitulé : Directeur des poursuites criminelles et pénales c. M.G., 2014 QCCQ 10602
Juridiction : . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book

Summaries of selected recent cases are provided each week to Slaw by Maritime Law Book. Every Sunday we present a precis of the latest summaries, a fuller version of which can be found on MLB-Slaw Selected Case Summaries at cases.slaw.ca.

This week’s summaries concern:
Admiralty – Practice – Aeronautics – Civil Rights – Damages

Westshore Terminals Limited Partnership et al. v. Leo Ocean S.A. et al. 2014 FCA 231
Admiralty
Summary: A vessel owned by Leo Ocean S.A. hit a marine terminal trestle owned by the plaintiffs, causing a loss estimated to be in excess of $60 million. . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec.

PÉNAL (DROIT) : L’évaluation de la crédibilité de l’appelant par le juge de première instance étant fondée sur de fausses prémisses, il y a lieu d’ordonner la tenue d’un nouveau procès sous les accusations de voies de fait et d’agression sexuelle portées contre lui par sa conjointe.

Intitulé : T.G. . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: Supreme Advocacy

On one Sunday each month we bring you a summary from Supreme Advocacy LLP of recent decisions at the Supreme Court of Canada. Supreme Advocacy LLP offers a weekly electronic newsletter, SupremeAdvocacyLett@r, to which you may subscribe.

Summary of all appeals and leaves to appeal granted (so you know what the S.C.C. will soon be dealing with)(Oct. 8 – Nov. 12, 2014 inclusive).

Appeals

Criminal Law: Robbery
R. v. Steele, 2014 SCC 61(35364)
A threat of robbery is enough for the offence of robbery.

Public International Law: State Immunity
Kazemi Estate v. Islamic Republic of Iran, 2014 . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book

Summaries of selected recent cases are provided each week to Slaw by Maritime Law Book. Every Sunday we present a precis of the latest summaries, a fuller version of which can be found on MLB-Slaw Selected Case Summaries at cases.slaw.ca.

This week’s summaries concern:
Evidence – Criminal Law – Practice

R. v. Labossière (D.J.) 2014 MBCA 89
Evidence – Criminal Law
Summary: The accused was convicted of three counts of first degree murder respecting the deaths of his brother and his parents. At trial, a Crown witness, Toupin, testified that he and another man committed the murders and . . . [more]
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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec.

PÉNAL (DROIT ) : Du délai de 45 mois retenu pour évaluer la demande d’arrêt des procédures présentée par le requérant, 34 mois sont jugés imputables aux actes de la poursuite; compte tenu du préjudice subi, ce dernier, qui était directeur des services de police à l’époque des faits, ne . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book

Summaries of selected recent cases are provided each week to Slaw by Maritime Law Book. Every Sunday we present a precis of the latest summaries, a fuller version of which can be found on MLB-Slaw Selected Case Summaries at cases.slaw.ca.

This week’s summaries concern:
Criminal Law

Voltage Pictures LLC v. John Doe et al. 2014 FC 161
Copyright – Equity – Practice – Telecommunications
Summary: Voltage Pictures LLC, a film production company, hired a forensic investigation company to investigate whether any of Voltage’s cinematographic works were being copied and distributed in Canada over P2P (peer to peer) file . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec.

RESPONSABILITÉ : L’utilité ou la valeur informationnelle des services offerts sur le site Internet Google Maps n’est pas à ce point déterminante ou dominante qu’elle justifie un empiétement sur les droits à l’image et à la vie privée de la demanderesse.

Intitulé : Pia Grillo c. Google inc., 2014 QCCQ . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book

Summaries of selected recent cases are provided each week to Slaw by Maritime Law Book. Every Sunday we present a precis of the latest summaries, a fuller version of which can be found on MLB-Slaw Selected Case Summaries at cases.slaw.ca.

This week’s summaries concern:
Criminal Law

R. v. Steele (J.M.) 2014 SCC 61
Criminal Law
Summary: The accused was convicted of robbery. The Crown applied for remand of the accused for an assessment under s. 752.1 of the Criminal Code to be used as evidence in support of an application by the Crown to have the accused declared . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: OnPoint Legal Research

One Sunday each month OnPoint Legal Research provides Slaw with an extended summary of, and counsel’s commentary on, an important case from the British Columbia, Alberta, or Ontario court of appeal.

Tarr Estate v. Tarr, 2014 BCCA 315

1. CASE SUMMARY

Areas of Law: Estate Law; Survivor Pension Benefits; Waiver

~The waiver or conveyance of a survivorship interest in pension benefits must be explicit and leave no doubt as to what is being relinquished~

BACKGROUND: The Appellant, Colleen Tarr, was married to Michael Tarr for 38 years before the two separated in July 2002. Around the same time, Mr. Tarr . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec.

FAILLITE ET INSOLVABILITÉ : Un avis de cotisation constituant une procédure en vue du recouvrement d’une réclamation prouvable, il n’aura pas les effets juridiques que lui confère la Loi de l’impôt sur le revenu, à moins que les autorités fiscales n’obtiennent du tribunal la levée de la suspension des procédures. . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec.

PÉNAL (DROIT) : Les erreurs de la juge de première instance se rapportent directement à l’évaluation des conditions d’ouverture de la légitime défense et ont privé l’accusé de ce moyen de défense; il y a lieu d’ordonner la tenue d’un nouveau procès.

Intitulé : Dyckow c. R., 2014 QCCA 1812 . . . [more]

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