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Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Thursday, April 24, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, April 24, 2014: My post today @SlawTips: OntarioCourtDates.ca Launched  Justice Sonia Sotomayor Blasts John Roberts Court in Dissent Opinion Over Affirmative Action Ban  Missouri GOP begins impeachment of governor for giving gay couples equal tax breaks Common Practice Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them  McDonald’s Canada halts temporary foreign worker program This Is Not Your Father’s Harvard Law School  US Supreme Court Justices Rule Child Pornography Restitution Is Too High The Dangers of Social Networking and How to Avoid Them How much less do (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Thursday, April 24, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, April 23, 2014:  The Legal Status Of Lab Rats Forced Arbitration Is Cuckoo For Cocoa Puffs  Unfortunately named Spanish town of ‘Kill Jews’ to vote on name change SCC rejects feds’ cap on custody credit  FEDERAL JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS ANNOUNCED Hurricane Carter Dies, but His Message against Wrongful Convictions Lives GM asks bankruptcy court for protection from ignition claims – Toronto Star  Some emails in Duffy spending affair reportedly deleted despite orders At Stake in the Aereo Case Is How We Watch TV Student to Lawyer: 20 Tips (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Happy Earth Day!: Cheerios maker General Mills scraps plan to bar consumers from suing if they engage with it online  Pa. lawyer pleads guilty to charges he smuggled drugs to jailed client  Nullification, The Bundy Ranch And Right-Wing Lawlessness  Obama Names White House Counsel  People looking for a lawyer are turning to the Internet first, survey finds Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Sole Practitioner? Canadian Law Firm Brand Index 2014 From Acritas Walmart shoppers can now get $99 wills (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Monday, April 21, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, April 21, 2014: Does Quebec Charter of French language prevent use of trade-marks in languages other than French? Daughter of lawyer who defended anti-gay Prop 8 comes out, getting married  Supreme Court of Canada to hear appeals in human smuggling cases – Ottawa Citizen  Iowa Supreme Court: Mother needed court approval of vasectomy for mentally disabled son  Drake sued for $4.8M over fight at Muzik nightclub | CityNews Ontario inmates get ‘inadequate’ food in court, lawyers say  General Mills Reverses Itself on Consumers’ Right to Sue (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Monday, April 21, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Thursday, April 17, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, April 17, 2014:  A Star Quarterback Accused, and a Flawed Rape Investigation Calling All Innovative Lawyers, Law Firms and Other Legal Service Providers!  Lisi drops appeal in death threat conviction – The Globe and Mail  N.D. law banning most abortions tossed  Clear offer of employment needed to argue mitigation  Deloitte appeals Livent compensation ruling – The Globe and Mail RCMP decision on Mike Duffy charges expected within weeks When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue Court Says That Tweeting Someone Is ‘F**king (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, April 16, 2014: Tips Tuesday How law firm mergers can go wrong This week at the SCC Overtime class actions: directors take note of your potential exposure – Canadian Lawyer Magazine TWU court challenge filed today These legal websites had the Heartbleed security flaw Video of cellblock police assault against Toronto man made public Canadian court certifies Visa/MasterCard class action critical takeaways  Termination pay can include bonuses OPSEU’s Courthouse Security Survey now online | National Union of Public and General Employees  Mayor Rob Ford trying to keep (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, April 15, 2014: Cash Store seeks bankruptcy protection after Ontario suspends payday loan … – Financial Post Maple Leaf Gardens sex offender to plead guilty to 103 charges LSUC panel considers, rejects bid for restorative justice for lawyer Trudeau sued for blocking candidacy | National Newswatch India tops countries censoring Facebook content – USA TODAY Justin Bieber a no-show at Toronto court hearing on assault charge Judge orders Ohio to recognize out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples Prosecutors to Charge Suspect With Hate Crime in Kansas Shooting Guardian and (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Monday, April 14, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, April 14, 2014: Federal appeals court overturns conviction for ‘white hat’ hacker ‘Weev’ Wall Street Journal on law firm hiring Pope Takes Responsibility in Priests’ Abuse Scandal Questions linger about secret panel for Marc Nadon’s appointment Foster families have been ‘ready for months’ to receive Lev Tahor children N.J. cop charged in dog attack on driver McDonald’s foreign worker practices face growing scrutiny – British Columbia – CBC News CRA’s online services resume following Heartbleed scare Handling of Lori Douglas case a ‘stain’ – Manitoba – (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Monday, April 14, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Thursday, April 10, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, April 10, 2014: Ex-wife gets less in divorce of BigLaw partner because her badmouthing hurt rainmaking, NY judge says Microsoft GC calls for better training of young lawyers and more diversity in NALP conference speech The New Canadian Digital Privacy Act (Bill S-4) Tax Court confirms that the Minister is not above the law Witness anonymity a hidden barb in victims’ rights bill: Walkom – Toronto Star Canada Revenue Agency online services may be shut down until the weekend Two moms, a baby in Tennessee and a (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, April 9, 2014: Here’s everything you need to know about the Heartbleed web security flaw Auditors won’t let Livent decision stand without a fight | Financial Post Male strippers caused emotional distress to nursing home resident, suit alleges Reasonable notice and the older worker Tips Tuesday Ontario’s Court Filing System Needs Fixing LSUC Notice: CPD Requirement late fee Windows XP support ends: Why this could be trouble for some Oscar Pistorius tells about fatal shooting and ‘the moment that everything changed’ A Story from ABA TECHSHOW Newsroom (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Monday, April 7, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, April 7, 2014:

Livent auditor Deloitte ordered to pay $84.8-million for failing detect fraud | Financial Post Appeal Court set to hear battle over citizenship oath to the Queen A cautionary tale about using DIY legal forms Rob Ford not kept out of ACC lounge because of BMO Field vote: MLSE Golnaz Vakili: Lawyer in hiding accused of stealing millions swears she’s innocent Mississippi governor signs bill allowing businesses to refuse service for “religious reasons” CanLII Connects website connects accessible law to Canadians US Justice Dept. (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Monday, April 7, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Friday, April 4, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Friday, April 4, 2014: Legal experts slam Tory victims’ rights bill – Toronto Star Self-representation rising in B.C., chief justice warns Google pays $1.4 million fine in Italy over ‘StreetView’ concerns Food trucks face new rules of the road after Toronto council’s votes Restaurant owner’s defamation lawsuit against Rob Ford headed to Appeal Court Mourners for Brampton courthouse shooter Charnjit Bassi left with many questions Apple v. Samsung – the Saga Continues Supreme Court of Canada to decide scope of Charter protections for tax penalties (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Friday, April 4, 2014

Melissa Fong: Why @Suey_park won’t “enact the labour”: Women of Colour don’t owe you an education- #CancelColbert Part 4

…she seemed to discount Zepp as a “White Male” and told him that she, “won’t enact that labour” of explaining to him why a White male probably couldn’t understand why a Woman of Colour’s point of view. I am here today to enact that labour. We are born into this history of racism and sexism. White men have the privilege of never second-guessing their rights or citizenship. Women of colour, everyday, are learning to work in a White patriarchal world. While White men can take this existence for granted, Women of colour struggle, everyday, to figure out the rules;…

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Thursday, April 03, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, April 03, 2014: Unpaid interns dropped from Rogers-owned magazines Brazen 2 probe of Rob Ford and others mired in OPP-Toronto dispute Canada’s worst prison? Censored report details ‘appalling’ conditions at Iqaluit correction centre Going Paperless – Techshow Style Convicted killer wins bid for second winter parka – CTV News Prostitution law consultations find little consensus among police – CBC.ca Abortion Providers in Texas Sue Over a Restrictive Rule That Could Close Clinics Can You Be Prosecuted for a Facebook ‘like’? No easy task to qualify for (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Thursday, April 03, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines for Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, April 2, 2014: Ontario court gives another overtime class action the green light Changes to the Canada Labour Code Vancouver distracted driver finally halted after 26 tickets, $4,300 in fines Drew Hasselback: ‘Seven sisters’ no longer rule the Bay Street roost Michigan judge is censured after bringing contempt proceedings against woman who cursed court clerks Lawyers choose their favorites for ‘60 Sites in 60 Minutes’ Liquor in Ontario grocery stores? It’s coming, finance minister says Crown loses appeal of day-trip permission for Richard Kachkar Five paralegals elected (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Wednesday, April 2, 2014

drive-by planet: Following AKP win Erdogan to ‘enter the lair’ of ‘traitors’: war against Syria in the works?

 Top: Erdoğan after win flanked by son Bilal / Beneath left: Fethullah Gülen

Following a solid win for the AKP in the nationwide local elections in Turkey, PM Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, declared victory and made pointed threats directed at his opponents. He stated his intention to “enter the lair” of his enemies who he has branded “terrorists” and “an axis of evil.” He appears ready to put an end to what he regards as internal treachery… in his words “a state within a state.”

This is a dagger pointed at US-based Fethullah Gülen and his Hizmet supporters (Read more…)

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Monday, March 31, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, March 31, 2014:

Unpaid internship crackdown won’t ease suffering on young jobseekers – CBC.ca ABA creates grant program to employ new law grads who help low income clients Officer shot at Brampton courthouse intercepted gunman, witnesses say – The Globe and Mail Secret surveillance courts in U.S. and Canada explained Officer shot at Brampton courthouse ‘alert,’ speaking with family NY Guidelines on Lawyers’ Use of Social Media Networks Maple Lodge Farms fined for chicken suffering – Mississauga Judge: Probation for du Pont heir in daughter (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Monday, March 31, 2014

Melissa Fong: Proving male privilege: @suey_park @BlackGirlDanger @thewayoftheid @cheuya striking back #CancelColbert Part 3

Some of the most prominent women of colour, anti-racist, feminists are coming together to talk about male privilege. Except they aren’t talking about it. They are proving it.   @suey_park @BlackGirlDanger @thewayoftheid and @cheuya […]

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Friday, March 28, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Friday, March 28, 2014: Divorce is actually on the rise, and it’s the baby boomers’ fault Tech-savvy litigators give advice and recommend tools SCC denies bid by Ottawa to limit prisoner challenges Man wrongly convicted of rape 40 years ago sets court date to sue RCMP Federal appeals court upholds restrictive Texas abortion rules for physicians Walmart sues Visa for $5 billion for using ‘price-fixing schemes’ against merchants After Heenan Blaikie, is it all over for Big Law? – The Globe and Mail Ontario cracks down on unpaid (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Friday, March 28, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Thursday, March 27, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, March 27, 2014: Meilleur first francophone Ontario AG TD bank employee in NJ refuses to notarize American Atheist documents for ‘personal reasons’ Virginia lawyer sues to learn whether the FBI accessed his law firm’s computers Chicago-based law firm sues Malaysia Airlines and Boeing over Flight MH370 Federal judge awards $802K in attorney fees and costs in case over jail mail Michigan judge who texted shirtless photo, was involved with witness and lied under oath loses job Bin Laden’s son-in-law found guilty of conspiring to kill Americans Cyber (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Thursday, March 27, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, March 25, 2014:

4 arrested in 1WTC jump Obama to Propose Legislation Ending NSA Bulk Records Collection TV judge Joe Brown compares himself to MLK following courthouse outburst and arrest Answering e-mails after hours? You could be entitled to overtime – The Globe and Mail Prison officials’ lawsuit defence denies plotting with Rob Ford in jail attack Angry Judge Says Maricopa Sheriff Arpaio Defied Order on Profiling Latinos Amid Wave of Pro-Gun Legislation, Georgia Proposes Sweeping Law to Allow Guns at Airports, Bars Former TV Judge Joe (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Monday, March 24, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, March 24, 2014: Rob Ford says he was imitating Hulk Hogan in violent rant video Turkish Lawyers Seek Cancellation of Twitter Ban Iran blasts Ontario judge: ‘Politically motivated’ decision to hand $7M in state assets to terror victims Adultery website Ashley Madison countersues ex-employee who claims she wrote fake profiles Law Schools Paying the Salaries of Graduates Conservatives don’t rule out getting Nadon on Supreme Court bench (*not gonna happen) US Appeals Expected to Block More State Marriage Bans on Fast Track to Justices Lawyer, Disrupt Thyself (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Monday, March 24, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Friday, March 21, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Friday, March 21, 2014: Microsoft snoops through reporter’s Hotmail and chat records in search for Windows 8 leak Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom loses NZ appeal to access extradition evidence Iran to forfeit $7M in Canadian assets for ‘supporting terrorism’ – CBC.ca #law Never-before-seen court documents released in Lev Tahor case – CTV News Canadians living abroad may be surprised to learn they owe Ottawa taxes – The Globe and Mail Hefty costs bill for woman who sued divorce lawyer after disregarding the lawyer’s advice. Arizona couple awarded (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Friday, March 21, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, March 19, 2014: Medical marijuana users eye B.C. court case to avoid ‘doomsday’ Plasma clinic plans to open in Toronto in defiance of promised Ontario ban Infomercial pitchman Kevin Trudeau gets 10 years in criminal contempt case over diet-book claims The NFL Seeks Restitution for M.I.A.’s Super Bowl Halftime Show – Businessweek Google’s YouTube and Viacom settle copyright-infringement suit IRS says security breach affected 20,000 employees, but no taxpayer records Stripped of Boy Scout leadership posts, 2 men avoid jail in case of (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Tuesday, March 18, 2014140

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, March 18, 2014: Athletes file class-action against NCAA Focus: Bankruptcy relief for assault convict rejected Twenty Oregon students suspended for ‘cyberbullying’ a teacher via retweets Toronto family lawyer sues ex-employer’s counsel over his comments about her wrongful dismissal suit Patrick Brazeau’s fraud case delayed until April 28 Louisiana judge rules against creationist teacher who called Buddhist student’s faith ‘stupid’ This week at the SCC Computer Virus Locks Up American Law Firm’s Files Sexual assault charges dropped in rare court-martial of top military leader Law Times Editorial: Maintain (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Tuesday, March 18, 2014140