Category Archives: Legal Issues

Power Theory

In Accounting Theory, there is a “power theory of executive compensation”. Part of accounting research aimed at demonstrating the relevance of accounting information to executive compensation arrangements. As summarized by William R. Scott (2015): The power theory was set forth … Continue reading

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This time

From Lisa Fitterman, “Kidnapper-dad taught lesson”, The Week In Review: January 21-27, Montreal Gazette, January 27, 2001, p. B2: A clear message. A man who kidnapped his son 14 years ago and hid out with him for more than a … Continue reading

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What it is

From the publicly-reviewable questionnaire responses of Malcolm Rowe, recommended nominee and recent appointee to the Supreme Court of Canada: To what extent does the role of a Supreme Court of Canada Justice allow for the reconciliation of the need to … Continue reading

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Best Interests

From the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Peoples Department Stores Inc. (Trustee of) v. Wise, [2004] 3 Supreme Court Reports 461, at paragraph 42: …it is clear that the phrase the “best interests of the corporation” should … Continue reading

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Futility

Didn’t know that Frederick Forstyth wrote short stories. Then came across No Comebacks, a collection of short stories published in 1982. From the story “Privilege”, in a scene where a small businessperson consults with his lawyer about a potential libel … Continue reading

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Law Unto

From Scott Turow’s novel, Limitations (2006). A conversation between a judge (George) and his law clerk (Cassie): George: Then why do we require proof beyond a reasonable doubt? Why is there a statute of limitations? Cassie: If you ask me, … Continue reading

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Mixed

Wondered what it said about coming across old files and then putting up unpublished articles from thirty years ago, as here, here and here, or a non-academic publication from the same period, as here. Belief that the ideas still have … Continue reading

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