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Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Friday, October 24, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Friday, October 24, 2014: Employee awarded $65,000 for loss of pension | Canadian Employment Law Today ‘Highly troubling’: US Justice Dept. slams local officials over Michael Brown autopsy leak  Tech lawyer breaks down odds of winning at the SCC As and Bs that varsity athletes scored at the University of North Carolina were fake. So were the classes Lawyers argue law to revoke Canadian citizenship is unconstitutional – Toronto Star  Toronto lawyer guilty of fraud may lose law licence – Toronto Sun More charges laid 3 years after (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Friday, October 24, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Thursday, October 23, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, October 23, 2014: Slava Voynov’s lawyer says Kings defenceman ‘never hit the woman’ – Toronto Sun  Toronto lawyer to be sentenced for fraud | Toronto & GTA | News | Toronto Sun Parliament Hill sergeant-at-arms hailed as hero in Ottawa  Doug Ford calls Toronto Star reporter a ‘little bitch’ What Law Schools Are Doing To Change Legal Education. Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII As fewer law grads become lawyers, the profession shows its age Next phase of anti-spam law targets software Risk of hack attacks on heart (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, October 21, 2014: Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison in Killing of Girlfriend  Negative online reviews led to threats of legal action from targeted businesses US Supreme Court to decide if police can view hotel guest registries without a warrant Ontario court revisits the “common employer” doctrine – Lexology Former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Louise Arbour Inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame  Time to transform the LCBO, blow up The Beer Store: Cohn  Woman battles Ottawa in court to gain Indian status Who gets (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Monday, October 20, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, October 20, 2014: Magnotta trial hears testimony from Karla Homolka’s sister, who says convicted felon now living in Quebec Marriage equality legal in Alaska after Supreme Court rejects state’s challenge Britain mulls 2-year prison sentences for people found guilty of online ‘trolling’ David Suzuki: Amend Charter of Rights and Freedoms to recognize the right to a healthy environment.” Woman charged under new Virginia revenge porn law – Times Union  Elvis-themed Vegas chapel refuses to sanctify same-sex weddings despite court OK Rob Ford kicked out of three (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Monday, October 20, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Friday, October 17, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Friday, October 17, 2014: Why lawyers will love the iPad Air 2 105-year-old Belgian woman becomes oldest person to die by euthanasia  Minnesota man sentenced to 178 days in prison for encouraging Canadian student’s suicide Judge scolded me for bringing newborn to court after denying continuance, Georgia lawyer alleges Report flags “severe” over-representation of Aboriginals in Manitoba jails  Union taking Canada Post to federal court over plan to end door-to-door mail delivery service CBA drops plans to intervene for Chevron at Supreme Court – The Globe and Mail  (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Friday, October 17, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, October 15, 2014: Wise Law Blog: Heckling the Home Team: Off-Duty Conduct and Dismissal for Cause  Wise Law Blog: Are You “Just Happy to See Me,” or Looking to Get Fired A Beginners Guide to Law Firm Video – Pt 2: Choosing Topics for Your Firm’s Videos A Fast-Food Non-Compete Clause Five elements of assisted suicide case being heard Wednesday at Supreme Court   Torture and the limits of sovereign immunity: Kazemi Estate v Islamic Republic of Iran   Dropbox passwords posted online Noncompete Clauses for US Fast Food (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, October 14, 2014: Oscar Pistorius seeks three years house arrest for fatally shooting girlfriend The woman who prosecutes war criminals  Internet caretaker ICANN prepares to move out from under U.S. oversight Supreme Court of Canada to rule on right to physician-assisted death   Ontario high court shoots down CAS protection order appeal  The Gray Divorcee  Judge Blocks Alaska Gay Marriage Ban  Surge of Requests to Be “Forgotten” Online   Pistorius to be sentenced  Results-Based Rulings – NY Times Woman convicted of California murder released from prison after 17 (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Friday, October 10, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Friday, October 10, 2014: Canadian jailed in Cuba will appeal: lawyers  Police report: Palins Started Second Fight After Cops Arrived Man allegedly posing as paralegal charged by Durham police SCC rules threats of violence can be used in deciding dangerous offender status | CTV News ‘Sweeping’ secrecy surrounding complaints against judges challenged by Star US Supreme Court blocks Wisconsin voter ID law – Times Union   First Draft: Texas Judge Recites State’s History of Discrimination SCC Addresses the Truth in Sentencing Act and the Retrospective Application of Legislation: R (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Friday, October 10, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Thursday, October 9, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, October 9, 2014:  My @SlawTips post today: Beginners Guide to Law Firm Video, Pt 2: Choosing Topics for Your Firm’s Videos Choosing Topics for Your Law Firm Videos U.S. TV networks may abandon unbundled Canadian cable for online US Justice Dept. will review practice of creating fake Facebook profiles – Washington Post TWU Law and the New Reality B.C. woman, TWU grad, says she was rejected for job because she’s Christian  U.S. to Begin Ebola Screenings at 5 Airports  Justice Kennedy Temporarily Blocks (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Thursday, October 9, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, October 8, 2014: Canada at war: Vote to launch combat mission against ISIS passes 157-134 in House of Commons This week at the SCC US legal sector sheds 4,600 jobs in September  Tories introduce changes ‘for law-abiding gun owners’ in Canada Should You Upgrade To Windows 10 (Or 8)? A Pictorial Walkthrough New York appeals court to consider legal personhood for chimps US Government Set Up A Fake Facebook Page In This Woman’s Name  Judge moves to sanction pattern of deposition objections   Ontario Divisional Court Upholds Controversial (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, October 7, 2014: Federal judge: Police in Ferguson violated Constitution  Luka Magnotta: What did we learn in week one of the trial?  Postmedia buys 175-paper Sun Media for $316 million  Women general counsel do ‘lean in’ – Canadian Lawyer Magazine  Same-sex marriage legal in at least 10 more states after U.S. Supreme Court declines to intervene Survey predicts healthy job, salary environment for mid-sized firms When Does Spanking Become Child Abuse? Ctd  Democrats Cheer Supreme Court’s Marriage Move  Meet Clement Gascon, the unvetted Quebec (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Monday, October 6, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, October 6, 2014:  The 2014 Blog Awards Have Begun!  Here is where to vote for the Blog Awards California pit bull owner get 15 years to life over fatal mauling of retiree | The Toronto Star A New Social Network Entices Lawyers With Anonymity Unvetted Quebec judge Clément Gascon takes Supreme Court seat – The Globe and Mail SCC to deal with jury representation in key aboriginal case Should Vancouver’s e-cigarette ban be adopted nationally? Rob and Doug Ford facing new conflict of interest allegations in (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Monday, October 6, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Thursday, October 2, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, October 2, 2014:  Lawyers and Pricing – Part 4 Vern Krishna: U.S. ‘patch up’ doesn’t get to root cause of tax inversions  Law society probes hamstrung by heavy caseloads and gag rule, ex-auditor says – Toronto Star Renew your LAWPRO professional liability insurance for 2015 starting today  Secret Service director resigns Alleged White House intruder pleads not guilty Have you ever had to break bad news to a client about a case? How did you handle it?  Players file lawsuit in Canada over artificial Women’s (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Thursday, October 2, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, October 1, 2014: The challenges of Luka Magnotta’s ‘not criminally responsible’ defence Ontario Labour Ministry blitz finds 42% of companies with interns break law Supreme Court of Canada Hearings Calendar for October 2014 Wrongly labeled a porn star by DJs, former 1L is awarded $1M in suit against radio station McGill football coach quits in protest over school’s reaction to domestic assault charges against player Same-sex US spouses face extra legal hurdles in divorces and custody matters Judge rules that Colorado theater shooting suspect’s trial can be (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, September 30, 2014: Toronto police officer rebuked by judge for fabricating evidence Madoff son under scrutiny until day he died  Lawyer admits records a ‘disaster,’ apologizes for bilking LAO Luka Magnotta admits to killing Jun Lin but pleads not guilty When Waiving a Search Comes Back to Haunt You  Ontario farmers win tax credit for food bank donations  OSC alleges Mitchell Finkelstein and Paul Azeff’s insider trading damaged reputation of markets US Supreme Court justices meet to consider taking gay marriage cases in next session Is BC (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Monday, September 29, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, September 29, 2014: California adopts ‘yes means yes’ bill aimed at reducing sexual assault Murder trial of Luka Rocco Magnotta set to begin in Montreal on Monday  “Strengthening” Citizenship May Weaken Economy France announces world’s toughest anti-smoking laws Royal succession law stands as Ontario appeal court dismisses Catholic challenge Retirement plans may impact notice entitlements  Four Years Later, the Scars of the G20 Persist | Torontoist McGill law students insulted by controversial Canadian Lawyer magazine cover Insider trading case against former top lawyer Mitchell Finkelstein takes aim (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Monday, September 29, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Friday, September 26, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Friday, September 26, 2014: California bans prisons from sterilizing inmates without their consent Calvin Wank arrested for public indecency  Eight hours of digging in the dirt: American man describes life as a prisoner in North Korea   Amendments to Rule 48 bring major changes to administrative dismissals  The Hill: Long summer of government discord with legal profession Supreme Court of Canada Justice Cromwell outlines six ways to increase access to justice  CRTC vs. Netflix: Has Canada’s broadcast regulator started a fight it can’t win? ISIS militants publicly execute human-rights (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Friday, September 26, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Thursday, September 25, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, September 25, 2014: My post today @SlawTips: Civility, Forgiveness and the Book of Life  Toronto lawyer’s challenge casts doubt on Robert Mainville Supreme Court appointment Prison Transfers Must Be Fair, Supreme Court of Canada Rules: Mission Institution v Khela Restrictive covenants constantly under the judicial microscope Everybody is suing everybody: A guide to who is threatening whom with lawsuit in Toronto political scene Nortel’s $7.3-billion asset horde ignites a ‘tsunami’ of legal arguments – Vancouver Sun Langley, B.C.Teacher suspended for slapping ‘I’m (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Thursday, September 25, 2014

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

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, September 24, 2014: Justice Kagan performs same-sex wedding, following in the footsteps of Ginsburg and O’Connor Now available: Quick reference tool for new LSUC conduct rules Mike Duffy trial set for April 7-June 19 — just in time for the federal election Solving legal problems will take multidisciplinary help, says Richard Susskind Alabama man kills former UPS supervisors and himself a day after being fired Retired judge critical of treatment of aboriginals – Regina Leader-Post Innocent man arrested at baby shower and jailed sues Toronto police Most (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, September 23, 2014: Tim Hortons, Burger King merger fallout: U.S. cracks down on corporate inversions Unpaid academic internships ‘taking advantage’ of students, critics say Lawsuit targets ‘unbelievable’ violence at London jail Montreal driver fined $162 after stopping police for illegal left turn A Rare Job Posting for a Labour & Employment Law Professor in Canada Nortel bankruptcy trial starts to wrap up in Toronto and Delaware Bar shocked at ‘unprecedented’ recusal  Louisiana judge strikes down state ban on marriage equality Netflix refuses CRTC demand for confidential (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Healdines for Monday, September 22, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, September 22, 2014: Thanks Twitterland for helping us reach 2000 followers.  Stinging message from self-represented litigants to Canada’s judges  Fight to stop huge Ontario wind farm in court  IL Judge: OK For SWAT Team To Raid Home Of Parody Twitter Account  CBC warns Canadians against American forfeiture Canadian government begins invalidating passports of citizens who have left to join extremist groups Judge: Yes, You Can Serve Legal Papers Over Facebook – Gizmodo RCMP using new measures to stop ‘high-risk travellers’  Adobe’s General Counsel on the (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Healdines for Monday, September 22, 2014

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

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, September 18, 2014: Legal observers worry future judicial appointments will be done in secret Lawyers and Pricing Part 3  Woman’s virginity worth $5,000, Chinese court rules  Lawyer Dresses Up As Thomas Jefferson At His Own Disciplinary Hearing  Bedford lawyer Alan Young to brief senators on prostitution bill rewrite Scotland referendum: Simple question, but no simple answer Visa, MasterCard Canada on lookout for fraud after Home Depot breach New Apple devices will allow users to lock and wipe them in case of theft Can a comment on a (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Thursday, September 18, 2014

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

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, September 16, 2014: Magnotta jury selection set to begin Tuesday  Clients feel duped into hiring lawyers who are now suspended When Can An Employment Contract Be Set Aside  Law students killed in WWI to be called to bar – Toronto Star Six Florida prison officers jailed and fired for setting up inmate beating, lying about it  Patrick Brazeau court date set on Senate fraud, breach of trust charges Law firm beats debtor’s Freemen legal manoeuvre for $2.8 million Claimed Nazi volunteer during World War II, now (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Monday, September 15, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, September 15, 2014: Elaborate Rules Means Justice System Is Expensive and Inaccessible  Mike Duffy trial timing could be pre-election headache for Conservatives  Did Sundance Vacations Forge A Court Order To Suppress Online Criticism? | Popehat Law Society of New Brunswick members vote against accrediting B.C. Evangelical law school  Canadian healthcare challenged in BC Supreme Court Law Society of New Brunswick members vote against accrediting BC law school over same-sex covenant  Supreme Court to consider appeals from five states that challenge same-sex marriage rights  Judge Punished For (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Monday, September 15, 2014