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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.

TRANSPORT ET AFFRÈTEMENT : Le contrat par lequel l’assuré de la demanderesse a retenu les services du défendeur pour naviguer son bateau d’un point à un autre, moyennant les modalités de paiement indiquées au contrat, n’est pas un contrat de transport régi par l’article 2030 C.C.Q., mais plutôt un contrat . . . [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.

FAMILLE : Un parent ne peut s’être libéré de son obligation alimentaire de base en payant des frais qui pourraient être considérés comme des frais particuliers ou encore des dépenses discrétionnaires.

Intitulé : Droit de la famille — 15564, 2015 QCCA 526
Juridiction : Cour d’appel (C.A.), Montréal, 500-09-024536-146
Décision . . . [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, Supreme Advocacy Letter, 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) ( Mar. 11 – Apr. 8, 2015 inclusive).

Appeals

Charter: Freedom of Religion
Loyola High School v. Quebec (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 12 (35201)
The Québec Ethics & Religious Culture Program is an unreasonable interference with values underlying . . . [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 – Torts – Damages – Master and Servant – Civil Rights

Samaroo v. Canada Revenue Agency et al. 2015 BCCA 116
Criminal Law – Torts
Summary: The plaintiffs brought a civil claim for malicious prosecution after they were acquitted of all tax charges on a 21-count information. The defendants resisted disclosure of . . . [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:
Real Property Tax – Criminal Law – Evidence

Saskatoon (City) v. North Ridge Development Corp. 2015 SKCA 13
Real Property Tax
Summary: The City of Saskatoon applied for leave to appeal two decisions of the Assessment Appeals Committee pursuant to s. 33.1 of the Municipal Board Act. Both decisions concerned the same land owned . . . [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’incompétence manifeste de l’avocat de l’accusé, qui porte atteinte à la présomption de compétence généralement reconnue aux avocats, fait en sorte que la tenue d’un nouveau procès s’impose.

Intitulé : Agnant c. R., 2015 QCCA 465
Juridiction : Cour d’appel (C.A.), Montréal, 500-10-004555-106 et 500-10-004672-109
Décision de . . . [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 – Contempt

R. v. Salah (G.) et al. 2015 ONCA 23
Criminal Law
Summary: C.R. told her friends that Parish was a paedophile. Parish allegedly decided to silence C.R. by setting fire to her home. Parish assembled a team to execute the plan, two to set the fire (McDowell and S.C.) 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.

FISCALITÉ : Le demandeur, qui exploitait une entreprise de prostitution illégale et qui a déjà travaillé à titre de vérificateur à Revenu Québec, n’est pas crédible quand il affirme qu’il ne savait pas qu’il devait déclarer les revenus gagnés de façon illégale ou criminelle; les cotisations fiscales attaquées sont confirmées. . . . [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.

Do Process LP v. Infokey Software Inc., 2015 BCCA 52

Areas of Law: 

Solicitor-client privilege; Waiver; Mootness

~In determining whether solicitor-client privilege has been waived, the court must consider whether fairness and consistency in the litigation requires that waiver be implied.~

BACKGROUND: This appeal arose from a complicated proceeding about the development, ownership and licensing of software. The plaintiffs in the underlying action, ProSuite Software Limited (PSL) and the . . . [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, Supreme Advocacy Letter, 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) (Jan. 7 – Feb. 11, 2015 inclusive).

Appeals

Criminal Law: Money Laundering
Canada (Attorney General) v. Federation of Law Societies of Canada, 2015 SCC 7 (35399)
Federal proceeds of crime/money laundering/terrorist financing legislation (including regulations) “interfere with the lawyer’s . . . [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) : À la lumière de la jurisprudence québécoise et canadienne, la Cour impose à X, reconnu coupable de conduite dangereuse ayant causé la mort de l’un de ses amis, une mise sous garde en milieu fermé de 6 mois assortie d’une probation de 18 mois ainsi qu’une interdiction . . . [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:
Administrative Law – Civil Rights – Libel and Slander

Dichmont v. Newfoundland and Labrador (Minister of Government Services and Lands) et al. 2015 NLTD(G.) 14
Administrative Law – Civil Rights
Summary: Dichmont, for reasons of her religious convictions, resigned as a marriage commissioner when the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador insisted that same sex . . . [more]

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