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:
Barristers and Solicitors/ Courts / Evidence / Torts / Criminal Law
Barristers and Solicitors – Courts – Evidence – Torts
Summary: The plaintiffs hired the defendant lawyer and his law firm to represent them in their lawsuit against HouseMaster Inspection Service for a deficient house inspection. The plaintiffs were partially successful. The plaintiffs made a complaint to the Law Society of Alberta with respect to the defendant’s management of the HouseMaster action. In June 2008, the plaintiffs sued the defendant. After the trial ended, the defendant requested that the court address …
Barristers and Solicitors – Civil Rights – Courts – Criminal Law
Summary: Al-Enzi, Kayem and Abdul-Hussein were charged with the murder of Zalal. Abdul-Hussein gave a statement to the police that Al-Enzi shot Zalal in a car driven by Kayem. The Crown then proceeded jointly against Al-Enzi and Kayem, charging each with first degree murder. Both pleaded not guilty and blamed the other. Midway through the trial, Abdul-Hussein recanted his statement. Al-Enzi’s counsel was allowed to withdraw. Al-Enzi could not …