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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.

The Owners, Strata Plan VR2122 v. Bradbury, 2018 BCCA 280

AREAS OF LAW: Strata corporations; Winding up; Strata Property Act; Liquidators

~In the winding up of a strata corporation, a judge cannot appoint a liquidator, vest property in him, and make orders ancillary to his role when the liquidator has not applied for that relief under the Strata Property Act.~

BACKGROUND:

The Respondents, The . . . [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.

CONTRAT DE SERVICES : Les courtiers immobiliers collaborateurs ont fait des déclarations trompeuses et ils ont omis de divulguer des faits importants quant à la conduite frauduleuse et à la solvabilité de leur client; in solidum avec ce dernier, ils doivent payer 22 300 $ aux courtiers inscripteurs ainsi qu’au . . . [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.

PERSONNES : Les demandeurs sont autorisés, pour une durée de 60 jours, à soigner contre son gré une jeune femme de 20 ans qui souffre d’anorexie extrême ainsi que d’un trouble de la personnalité limite, qui refuse catégoriquement de s’alimenter et qui est à risque de décès; le plan de . . . [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) : La juge de première instance a commis une erreur de droit en évaluant la crédibilité de l’appelant sur la base de préjugés et de stéréotypes; un nouveau procès est ordonné, cette erreur ayant irrémédiablement compromis l’équité du procès.

Intitulé : Robbins c. R., 2018 QCCA 1181
Juridiction . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: Supreme Advocacy

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. It’s a summary of all appeals as well as leaves to appeal granted so you will know what the SCC will soon be dealing with (July 14 – August 10, 2018 inclusive).

Appeals

Criminal Law: Confidential Informer Information
R. v. Brassington, 2018 SCC 37 (37476)

Jurisprudence prevents piercing informer privilege unless the accused can show that his or her innocence . . . [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.

PROTECTION DU CONSOMMATEUR : L’article 260.35 de la Loi sur la protection du consommateur, qui oblige les fournisseurs de services Internet à bloquer l’accès aux sites de jeux d’argent en ligne non autorisés par Loto-Québec, est inconstitutionnel; il intervient dans 2 champs de compétence fédérale exclusive, soit les télécommunications . . . [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.

LOUAGE DE CHOSES : Le recours en modification des conditions du bail en vertu de l’article 1947 C.C.Q. n’est pas le recours approprié lorsque la demande du locateur vise à sanctionner le comportement du locataire, en l’occurrence sa consommation de cannabis dans les lieux loués.

Intitulé : Cholette c. Cuellar, . . . [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.

H.M.B. Holdings Limited v. Replay Resorts Inc., 2018 BCCA 263

AREAS OF LAW:  Practice & procedure; Solicitor-client privilege; Implied waiver; Abuse of process

~ A party must “voluntarily inject into the litigation” legal advice it received for there to be an implied waiver of privilege regarding that advice. ~

BACKGROUND:

The Appellant, H.M.B. Holdings Limited (“HMB”), is the former owner of the Half Moon Bay Resort in Antigua 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.

MAGISTRATURE (DÉONTOLOGIE JUDICIAIRE) : Le juge R. Peter Bradley a enfreint les articles 1, 6 et 8 du Code de déontologie de la magistrature; la Cour d’appel ne recommande pas à la ministre de la Justice de le démettre de ses fonctions et estime qu’une réprimande, soit la sanction . . . [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 : Le juge de première instance a erré en concluant que l’appelant, père biologique de l’enfant en cause, pouvait revendiquer une possession d’état; bien que les parties partagent le critère de l’entretien, seul l’intimé satisfait à celui de la commune renommée étant donné que, publiquement, et pendant près de . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: Supreme Advocacy

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. It’s a summary of all appeals as well as leaves to appeal granted so you will know what the SCC will soon be dealing with (June 22 to July 13, 2018 inclusive).

Appeals

Civil Procedure/Tobacco Litigation: Disclosure
British Columbia v. Philip Morris International, Inc., 2018 SCC 36 (37524)

Health databases constitute “health care records and documents of particular individual insured . . . [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.

TRAVAIL : Le Directeur des poursuites criminelles et pénales, qui a fait preuve de discrimination fondée sur la grossesse en refusant d’accorder un poste à une avocate parce qu’elle était enceinte, doit lui attribuer ce poste.

Intitulé : Association des procureurs aux poursuites criminelles et pénales et Directeur des poursuites . . . [more]

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