Summaries Sunday

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

This week’s summaries are in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, & Copyright:

R. v. N.Y. 2012 ONCA 745
Civil Rights – Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms – Denial of rights – Remedies – Exclusion of evidence

N.Y. along with three other young persons and fourteen adults, were charged following a police investigation that uncovered a plot to commit public acts of terrorism. N.Y. …

R. v. D.J.W. 2012 SCC 63
Criminal Law – Criminal negligence – General (incl. what constitutes)

The accused attempted to circumcise his four-year-old son on the kitchen floor of his home. He was charged with one count each of criminal negligence causing bodily harm (Criminal Code, s. 221), aggravated assault (s. 268(2)) …

Adobe Systems Inc. et al. v. Thompson 2012 FC 121
Copyright – Infringement of copyright – Remedies

The plaintiffs claimed that the defendant infringed their copyright in a number of works through the unauthorized reproduction and sale of counterfeit copies of the plaintiffs’ computer software products and the reproduction of cover art used on their software …

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