A man who was convicted of luring a 14-year-old girl over the Internet had no expectation of privacy in his online communications with “Leann,” who in reality was an undercover police officer, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled today, in a judgement in which the judges diverged on approaches to privacy.
The Supreme Court of Canada will hear three appeals this week, one civil and two criminal.
A former Indian residential school student who brought an individual claim for compensation for sexual abuse has had his award restored, in a ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada today that may influence future class action lawsuits involving an adjudication process.
Business customers with claims against TELUS Communications must pursue their cases through arbitration rather than as part of a class action, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled today in a decision that set guidelines for cases in which consumer class actions and arbitration clauses intersect.
The Supreme Court of Canada will hear six appeals this week, including two high-profile cases concerning the constitutionality of the court martial system.
David Scott was making phone calls in support of Law Help Ontario Centres, which provides pro bono services to those in need, as recently as last week.
The Supreme Court of Canada will hear four appeals this week, four civil and one criminal. Two of the appeals relate to First Nations reservations in Ontario: the first concerns corporate responsibility for the cleanup of the Grassy Narrows land, and the second is a tort law case relating to the arrest of a man protesting the Six Nations occupation of Douglas Creek Estates in 2009.
The Supreme Court of Canada today set aside the conviction of a man charged with child luring on the Internet and ordered a new trial. The case marked the first time the Supreme Court looked at whether the child luring provisions of the Criminal Code violated the Charter; the high court decided that it did in declaring the “presumption of belief” regarding age contained in the provisions to be of no force and effect.
The future may be green, but as the cannabis industry in Canada expands by leaps and bounds since recreational use of the plant was legalized here in October, cannabis growers and retailers alike will need to move to protect their intellectual properties sooner rather than later, and to ensure they are complying with regulations.
The default judgement of a Utah court is enforceable under Quebec’s civil code, the Supreme Court of Canada decided today in dismissing the appeal of a Quebec businessman who was sued in Utah.