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Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for the week of February 22, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Hill media fight over harassment policy, some say it could destroy Parliamentary Press Gallery Non-Competition Provision Results In Increased Notice Period By BC Court Conrad Black permanently banned as director or officer of any Ontario public company  100 academics urge major changes to ‘dangerous’ anti-terrorism bill US Navy judge lifts order banning female guards from touching Guantanamo internees Canada’s Davis LLP to merge with DLA Piper Message board operators liable for defamatory posts says court: Baglow v. Smith Plaintiffs who won token $423 at trial must pay defendants (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for the week of February 22, 2015

Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Legal Headlines for February 16, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Remedial Costs for Unreasonable Settlements by Insurers Child abuser awarded £20,000 by Ireland court after being harassed, named and shamed on Facebook page Cocaine case raises questions about how well jurors understand their job | The Toronto Star Ontario Court of Appeal clamps down on surveillance evidence Why the demise of Sun News Network may be a preview of things to come Citronella bug spray makes comeback after public pressure Judge: Washington florist who refused gay wedding broke law – Times Union Canadian Justice Minister Peter Mackay on (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Legal Headlines for February 16, 2015

Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Your Leading Legal Headlines for the week of February 9, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Thousands of UK court cases could soon be heard via Skype Ontario’s e-cig law unconstitutional: prof   Same-sex couple’s custody battle collides with ‘outdated’ Alberta law Lance Armstrong Loses $10 Million Arbitration Ruling 5 plaintiffs drop pimping accusations against Dominique Strauss-Kahn Ontario Judge ripped for dating site research before rendering his decision in a trial for sexual assault Ottawa delaying studies to determine if e-cigarettes are a safe alternative for smokers, researchers say Quadriplegic Alberta temporary foreign worker facing deportation after accident leaves her unemployable Video: SCOTUS Justice Ruth (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Your Leading Legal Headlines for the week of February 9, 2015

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for the Week of February 2, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Judge Defies Gay Marriage Law  Federal court to review denied media access to Omar Khadr Alabama Judge Orders State To Ignore Federal Rulings On Same Sex Marriage  Doctor-assisted death: Physicians want more palliative care as well  Doctor-assisted suicide: 10 voices on Supreme Court ruling – Politics – CBC News  Why are children in CAS care described like criminals? | The Toronto Star Mike Duffy’s lawyer says no deal as trial preparation begins Assistant San Francisco public defender handcuffed in court hallway files complaint against officers Climate scientist Andrew (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for the Week of February 2, 2015

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for the week of January 26, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines for the week of January 26, 2015: Report finds no evidence ABSs have reduced legal costs – Law Gazette  Failure of criminal, family courts to share information puts lives at risk Assessment of Older Adults with Diminished Capacity: A Handbook for Lawyers Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s pimping trial begins Monday in France . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for the week of January 26, 2015

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for the week of January 19, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for the week of January 19, 2015:  Arrival of electronic document delivery drags Ontario lawyers kicking and screaming into the 21st Century  Game change: Jamaica is about to decriminalize marijuana Fired man suffers through epic arbitration delay – Toronto Star US Supreme Court to review Oklahoma lethal injection procedure Solitary confinement called cruel and unusual punishment in BC lawsuit Former WWE wrestlers sue over brain damage, other injuries LSUC: Obligations upon Withdrawal from Representation  Speaker’s Corner: A new approach to resolving questions of law on pretrial motions in Ontario (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for the week of January 19, 2015

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Monday, January 19, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Dalhousie dentistry student blew the whistle on Facebook group: lawyer  US Supreme Court to Review Bans on Solicitations in Judge Races Man Who Filmed Execution Is Arrested, Saudi Outlets Say Court dismisses lawsuit against Ashley Madison, web-site for married persons seeking affairs Ontario to release report on psychiatric care in jails Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Limiting RCMP’s Right to Collective Bargaining  US Supreme Court Taking Up Gay Marriage, but on Their Own Terms Man with hockey stick attacks Toronto court process service officer, brief chaos ensues  Inside (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Monday, January 19, 2015

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Friday, January 16, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: My post today @SlawTips: How Secure Are Your Law Firm’s Digital Defences?  Fate of RCMP union to be decided today by the Supreme Court  Oklahoma, Florida execute inmates after injection drug appeal fails  The staggering cost of a “no cause” finding: employer pays employee LTD Benefits to age 65 – Lexology Why lawyers might want to ditch typing for dictation Teen who pleaded guilty in Rehtaeh Parsons child porn case gets one year probation Maryland parents investigated for neglect after letting kids walk home alone (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Friday, January 16, 2015

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Thursday, January 15, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: There are more slaves today than at any time in human history Justice of the Peace Santino Spadafora retires — again — to avoid disciplinary hearing | The Toronto Star   Ontario Justice of the Peace Errol Massiah again found guilty of sexual harassment  ’I guess I made a mistake’: Mountie backtracks on Dziekanski Taser death statement Teen prostitution ringleader Kailey Oliver-Machado sent to adult prison – Ottawa – CBC News Yukon judge rules phone wedged between ear and shoulder is ‘hands-free’ Dalhousie hands misogynistic Facebook posts to police (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Thursday, January 15, 2015

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Dershowitz Supplements His Request to Intervene in Jane Doe Lawsuit Criminal surveillance material to be available incivil matters Judge’s social media ‘friends’ spark concerns Litigation reaching critical point on Christian law school question Questions linger over SCC balance  Lawyer’s misconduct finding upheld Is Google search evidence admissible? – Canadian Lawyer Magazine   Ottawa provincial judge to retire after Facebook post in which she mocked another judge with cancer Breastfeeding mom forced to quit sales at Halifax market – Nova Scotia – CBC News   Brampton company directors sentenced to jail (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Legal Headlines for Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Police refuse to pay tracking fees imposed by Rogers Communications ‘Too many lies’ thwart Oshawa custody bid after bloody, mysterious incident in Jamaica  Egypt acquits 26 men accused of debauchery in Cairo bathhouse Alberta courts to end publishing judgments on own web sites Perjury case against RCMP related to Dziekanski’s death can proceed: B.C. judge Former Arksnsas judge pleads guilty, admits taking bribe to cut jury verdict from $5.2M to $1M  G20 police misconduct hearing asked to subpoena Chief Bill Blair Obama proposes new data laws (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Legal Headlines for Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Monday, January 12, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Tenant with long history of abusing landlords found guilty of fraud  California Outlaws Product Non-Disparagement Clauses  Is the victim surcharge the next Supreme Court failure for Conservative crime agenda? | Ottawa Citizen Year-old superjail only now hiring medical staff for infirmary George Zimmerman arrested (again) for alleged aggravated domestic assault  Privacy in Divorce  Prosecutors seek harsher sentences for Madoff aides Calgary lawyer’s brawling, axe wielding lead to reprimand  Trinity law grads will be able to work in N.B. despite ‘religious oppression’ complaints Connecticut Supreme Court rules 17-year-old (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Monday, January 12, 2015

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Friday, January 9, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Mackenzie family of Abbotsford, B.C., fined for noisy kids – British Columbia – CBC News N.B. law society reviews Christian law school WATCH: Florida judge flips out when attorney claims black man fled to avoid getting shot by cops Role of ssociate lawyers to be threatened by artificial intelligence? Supreme Court Declares a New Common Law Duty of Honest Performance: Bhasin v Hrynew LegalZoom gets OK to operate in UK Bay St. law firms cash in on pot industry B.C. law society project tackles (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Friday, January 9, 2015

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Thursday, January 8, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:  Bill Cosby applauded at first of three Ontario shows Wednesday night – Winnipeg Free Press  Bre-X lawyer Joe Groia to challenge Law Society’s ‘incivility’ ruling Proposed class-action lawsuit alleges racial profiling by Durham police Chefs celebrate ‘culinary freedom’ as federal judge strikes down California ban on foie gras sales NYC to announce July 1st ban on plastic foam used to make many food containers #courtreporter State of Palestine will join the International Criminal Court on April 1, UN chief says via Precedent Magazine Woman caught laying logs, (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Thursday, January 8, 2015

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Jane Doe’s Lawyers File Defamation Suit Against Dershowitz  The January rush to get divorced dates back to the Middle Ages Life in New York City, Where Arrests Are Down and Tickets Are Rarities  Snapchat Admits It Violated Privacy Laws How to overhaul HR policies to ensure they withstand court’s wrath | Financial Post  Judge blocks Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio from conducting workplace immigrant raids   Supreme Court Of Canada Imposes Common Law Duty Of Honest  Cumulative misconduct: mounting a case for Just Cause Case of Winnipeg man who let (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:  Judge accepts defendant’s Nike sneakers instead of cash bail 2014 year in review for fraud warnings Ontario dental watchdog demands names of Dalhousie students in Facebook scandal  Defiant on Witness Stand, NY Times Reporter Protects Sources, Says Little  Restorative justice: Will it work in the Dalhousie Facebook scandal? BC judge agrees to hear several petitions against proposed Christian law school – The Globe and Mail  One Year Later: US Consumers Can Proceed Against Target in Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit Two CBC executives who managed Ghomeshi file put (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Monday, January 5, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter from Dec 24 to January 5: Canadians upset with Romanian website that exposes court case details – The Globe and Mail From mobile devices to interconnected toasters: How hackers steal your info Contractors going bankrupt mid-renovation a “nightmare” for homeowners: experts  “The people executed in recent years were … too poor, mentally ill or disabled to avoid it.” US Republicans Turn to the Courts to Aid Agenda Public pays millions for legal fees of federal judges under investigation The art of sketching out the case The Top 10 Canadian (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Monday, January 5, 2015

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Orangutan entitled to some human legal rights, Argentine court rules  Lawyer for Pharrell Williams, Eagles and dozens of other artists threatens YouTube with $1B lawsuit Resolutions for lawyers to avoid wills and estates claims Man loses Ontario government articling position over past behaviour TTC to look into installing dash cams in buses, streetcars Ontario Court of Appeal puts 6-month limit on detentions under Mental Health Act Ontario Divisional Court to revisit guidelines for determining which law firm to control class actions  Ontario Ministry of Labour has laid charges (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Tuesday, December 24, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Call for clear parenthood laws after lesbian couple says they were hounded by sperm donor’s family What’s going on in the Magnotta jury room? Here are a few possibilities Sandra the orangutan wins right to freedom, Argentina court rules ACLU, Human Rights Watch call on Eric Holder to appoint special prosecutor to investigate CIA torture Former Ontario paralegal found guilty of smuggling pot into jail in Kinder eggs | The Toronto Star – Rachel Spence, Law Clerk & Office Manager Visit our Toronto Law Office website: www.wiselaw.net Visit our website: www.wiselaw.net

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Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Monday, December 22, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: My #clawbies2014 nominees: @andrewfeldstein, Lexology, Rule of Law Jurors in Luka Magnotta trial deliberates for seventh day  E-cigarette use slapped with growing provincial regulation LibGuides Provides a Freely Available Filter for Legal Research New York Times calls for Cheney, Bush officials to be investigated and prosecuted for torture Canadian doctors preparing for ‘all eventualities’ in case top court strikes down ban on assisted suicide  ABA reports total law school enrollment down 6.9%, 1L enrollment down 4.4% Canada’s military apologizes to ex-corporal who accused (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Monday, December 22, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Friday, December 19, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:  My post this week @SlawTips: Avoiding File Avoidance After a career change, Blind Melon guitarist is a BigLaw lawyer  Emma Czornobaj gets 90 days in prison in stopping-for-ducks case Ontario court rules Toronto supermarkets selling prepared food can stay open on holidays Contesting Traffic Fines, Missouri Sues 13 Suburbs of St. Louis Bar groups call out appalling lack of diversity of new judges  Police say Ontario Liberals paid $10,000 to wipe 600,000 files off hard drives in premier’s office Odor in the court! Another judge complains (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Friday, December 19, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Thursday, December 18, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Man who has lived in Canada for 60 years may apply as political refugee…in Canada Osler lawyer’s efforts make traffic court disclosure the norm for self-represented litigants in Ontario  Florida judge grants petition for state’s first same-sex divorce Sony pulls movie “The Interview” after cyber-attack, terror threats by North Korea “Meta-costs” submissions? Two-tier test for law firms’ conflict of interest? B.C. urged not to enforce new federal prostitution law Suzanne Côté waged $200,000 tax battle over clothes with Quebec tax agency ‘The city of Toronto deteriorated,’ says (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Thursday, December 18, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Christian law school to fight decision to deny accreditation Ontario fails to track complaints against Crown attorneys – Toronto Star Walmart ordered to pay $188 million for cutting Pennsylvania workers’ meal and rest breaks Cosby Won’t Be Charged Over Molestation Claim Jury Rules Against Boy Scouts of America in $7 Million Abuse Lawsuit Roman Polanski Files Motion to Close L.A. Case Federal government fills Ontario court vacancies | The Toronto Star German court: 93-year-old Auschwitz guard to be tried on 300,00 counts of accessory to murder   Quebec (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Harper government names a slew of new federal judges, but none for Ontario despite 31 vacancies The evolution of fraudulent conveyance – Indcondo v. Sloan – Lexology Sony Pictures hires lawyer David Boies, who warns media to destroy hacked documents Condoms must be used in Los Angeles porn films: Appeals court JURIST – ICC prosecutor halts Darfur investigation Finkelstein’s lawyer calls OSC charges ‘irresponsible’ Magnotta jury must decide killer’s fate ‘without sympathy, prejudice or fear,’ judge instructs  Look inside North York family court reveals parents struggling with poverty, (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Friday, December 12, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Multibillion-dollar Quebec lawsuit against Big Tobacco now in the hands of judge  Bank of America ordered to pay Florida couple $1M for harassing them with 700 collections robocalls  CAS racial disparities shameful, opposition MPPs say  CHL hit with $100,000 defamation suit  Labourer with 16 yrs. experience awarded 15 months reasonable notice Garner case officer: I never used chokehold Lawyer is suspended for ‘intentional bullying tactics’ in Facebook message Anti-abortion doctors must refer patients to another physician, Ontario watchdog says Canadian Judicial Council defends probe of judge in nude (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Friday, December 12, 2014