Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about.

For the week of June 25 to July 2:

  1. R. v. Lippa 2013 ONSC 4424

    [1] Does a judicial officer exceed his or her jurisdiction in directing where legal professionals will sit in the courtroom, and the order in which cases will be called? These are the issues raised on this application by the applicants, a licensed paralegal and her firm.

  2. Sable Offshore Energy Inc. v. Ameron International Corp. 2013 SCC 37

    [3] Sable Offshore Energy Inc. sued a number of defendants. It settled with some of them. The remaining defendants want to know what amounts the parties settled for. The question before us is whether those negotiated amounts should be disclosed or whether they are protected by settlement privilege.

  3. R. v. Vuradin 2013 SCC 38

    [1] The issues in this appeal are whether the trial judge’s reasons for judgment were sufficient and whether the trial judge properly applied the burden of proof in a criminal case.

The most-consulted French-language decision was Canada (Procureur général) c. Québec (Procureur général) 2013 QCCA 1138

[1] L’appelant se pourvoit contre un jugement rendu le 10 septembre 2012, par la Cour supérieure, district de Montréal (l’honorable Marc-André Blanchard) qui a accueilli, avec dépens, la requête du Procureur général du Québec, déclaré inopérant l’article 29 de la Loi modifiant le Code criminel et la Loi sur les armes à feu uniquement quant aux données provenant du Québec ou celles concernant les citoyens de cette province et ceux qui s’y trouvent, ainsi que ceux qui y commettent des événements impliquant une arme à feu, contenues dans tous les fichiers ou registres relatifs à l’enregistrement des armes à feu autres que les armes à feu prohibées ou les armes à feu à autorisation restreinte qui se trouvent au registre canadien des armes à feu . . .

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