Category Archives: Legal Issues

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Wondered what it said about coming across old files and then putting up unpublished articles from thirty years ago, as here, here and here, or a non-academic publication from the same period, as here.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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Equitable Damages

Equitable compensation is different from common law damages for breach of contract or tort because it attempts, with money, to make restitution to the injured party and is not fettered by the common law doctrines of forseeability and remoteness. So … Continue reading

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