Category Archives: Legal Issues

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

Posted in Legal Issues | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Business Commentary, Corporate Social Responsibility, Legal Issues | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Legal Issues, Literature | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Legal Issues, Literature | Leave a comment

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Wondered what it said about coming across old files and then putting up unpublished articles from thirty years ago, as here, here and here, or a non-academic publication from the same period, as here.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

Posted in Accounting Issues, Legal Issues, Various life philosophies, Wikipedia | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Legal Issues, Real Estate Issues | Leave a comment

Obtuse

In relation to “Maybe Yes, Peut-Être“, Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows: You’d have to be a bilingual lawyer, with time on your hands, to figure this one out. Screens and screens of French followed by screens and screens of … Continue reading

Posted in Administrative Law, Community of Scholars, Legal Issues, Tribunal | Leave a comment