The Supreme Court of Canada will hear five appeals this week, notably Wednesday’s hearing of Nevsun Resources’ appeal of its conviction of human rights abuses of miners at an Eritrean mine in which it held a majority industry, and, on Friday, whether defence counsel’s legal fees can be paid from the proceeds of crime forfeited to the state. The remaining appeals concern the revocation ad nutum of gifts between spouses in Quebec, an audit of a Calgary bitcoin company by Quebec’s revenue agency,
In its first week of hearings for the new year, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear three appeals.
The Supreme Court of Canada made amendments to its rules on Wednesday, which will come into force on Jan. 15 and apply to all cases. The changes aim to increase the Court’s efficiency, in part through the use of technology, and reduce costs and labour to lawyers and the public alike in requesting documents or filing notices.
Counsel for three non-profit organizations acting on behalf of Indigenous peoples in Guatemala are asking the British Columbia Securities Commission and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate two Canadian mining companies’ alleged failure to disclose material information related to a planned purchase of one by the other.
A new report has shed light on what today’s law school students value, and what they’re missing in their legal education. Perhaps not surprisingly, they value work-life balance and mentoring programs; more surprisingly, a majority feel they are not being adequately educated in the practicalities of a legal practice.
In an important case for expectations of privacy in personal data, the Supreme Court of Canada has allowed the appeal of an Ontario man whose shared computer was seized and searched without his consent.
The Supreme Court of Canada will hear five appeals this week in its final week of hearings for the year.
A Quebec man charged with two counts of impaired driving did not bring sufficient evidence to rebut the presumption that a breathalyzer test was conducted properly and must stand trial again, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled today.
A decade after its decision in Dunsmuir v. New Brunswick, the Supreme Court of Canada will again consider the standard of review in administrative law this week by way of a trilogy of appeals to be heard concurrently. The appellants were asked to address standard of review in their submissions, and have been permitted to submit longer filings than usual; more than 70 counsel (including amici curiae at the Supreme Court’s invitation) have reportedly made submissions.
In dismissing a media outlet’s appeal against a production order, the Supreme Court of Canada today refined the legal framework for such production orders without substantially changing the existing framework.