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Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Legal Headlines for the Week of June 29, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Missouri jail moves to video-only visits; fee will be charged to visitors Next Fight for Gay Rights: Bias in Jobs and Housing Ken Paxton, Texas official, says state clerks can deny gay marriage licenses – World – CBC News Ontario Judge signals it’s time to offer relief from ‘backbreaking’ fines ‘Deadbeat’ N.S. developer who owes $1.7 million in child support flees to the Middle East LSUC webcasts to continue despite few viewers It’s Saskatchewan’s turn to send a judge to Supreme Court – The Globe and (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Legal Headlines for the Week of June 29, 2015

Left Over: Abuse of power & the Re-Education of Police …..

Michael Wood, ex-Baltimore officer, tweets about alleged police brutality Retired Baltimore officer Michael A. Wood tweets about disturbing things he allegedly witnessed on the force

By Lauren O’Neil, CBC News Posted: Jun 26, 2015 8:22 PM ET Last Updated: Jun 27, 2015 10:52 AM ET

This article might be a bit too late in the “sky is falling’ sector regarding the abuse of persons of colour, or police corruption, which, like gun violence, just go on and on and on, the most interesting part of Wood’s tweets, to me, was the fact that he praised higher education as giving him the (Read more…)

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

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:

Lester Holt Reflects on His Rise to NBC’s Anchor Chair Ontario man exonerated 45 years after being wrongly convicted of killing his wife Woman accused of streaming live sex shows from Windsor library pleads guilty Murphy & Singer: “Divorced from Reality: Rethinking Family Dispute Resolution” NYC bans criminal record questions before job offer Loblaws overpayment blunder: 3 lessons learned Lawyers need to look gift horse in the mouth Watchdog cautions doctors in Sunnybrook end-of-life case – Toronto Star Loblaws demands workers pay back thousands after payment error – (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Legal Headlines for the week of June 22, 2015

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for the week of June 15, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:

Via @bsookman: The year in review: developments in computer, internet and e-commerce Law (2014-2015) Brazil’s top court strikes down restrictive biography law -Times Union Law student challenges the constitutionality of ‘carding’ by police – The Globe and Mail First U.K. law firm IPO raises $50 million Lockdowns, staff shortages plague Toronto South superjail Reporter’s defamation case against John Furlong to begin in B.C. court Hamilton, Ont prosecutor who compared accused murderer to an ‘animal’ in opening address blamed for causing mistrial All the Ways Your (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for the week of June 15, 2015

Wise Law Blog: @wiselaw on "Top 20 Ontario Law Twitter Accounts" Listing

BY GARRY J. WISEThanks to the good folks at Lawsome for including us in their list of Top 20 Ontario Law Twitter Accounts, reproduced below: Law Times: @LawTimes (Ontario legal news online publication) Obiter Dicta: @obiterdictaoz (Osgoode Hall student newspaper) Precedent Magazine: @PrecedentMag (Toronto lifestyle magazine for lawyers) Ultra Vires: @UltraVires (Student newspaper for @UTLaw) Ontario Bar Association: @OBAToday Toronto Lawyers Association: @TLAVoice Law Society Upper Canada: @LawsocietyLSUC Brenda Hollingsworth: @OttawaLawyers (Ottawa personal injury lawyer) Mr. Toronto Lawyer: @selwynpieters (Human rights and civil litigator) Chantal Desloges: @Twimmigration (Toronto Immigration Lawyer) Omar HaRedeye: @OmarHaRedeye (Toronto Lawyer and legal (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: @wiselaw on "Top 20 Ontario Law Twitter Accounts" Listing

Joe Fantauzzi: Ontario’s Common Sense Revolution at 20: A Look Back

Today marks 20 years since the Progressive Conservative Party foisted its so-called “Common Sense Revolution” on Ontario. Former PC Ontario leader Tim Hudak took to Twitter this morning to extol the virtues of this full-throated neoliberal experiment, declaring it “the most effective, courageous gov[ernment]” in his lifetime. Some remember those days differently. Here are a few […]

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Week of June 1, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:

Sorry Bell, accessing U.S. Netflix is not theft: Geist Toronto Mayor John Tory vows to end controversial carding tactic ‘once and for all’ Manitoba family law changes bringing needed ‘clarity’ LegalZoom files $10.5M antitrust suit against North Carolina bar, cites SCOTUS dental case Reconciling the Truth About Law Schools Kim Dotcom Wins Another Round in NZ Court ABA asks SCOTUS to overturn Florida law allowing divided juries to recommend death penalty Quebec bill calls animals ‘sentient beings’ and includes jail time for cruelty Omar Khadr should (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Week of June 1, 2015

Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Legal Headlines for the Week of May 18th

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:

Ex-Israeli Premier Olmert Sentenced to 8 Months in Prison Change in overtime rules could lead to more suits over worker emails sent outside work Risk management strategies to reduce your risk of a claim under the new Ontario Rule 48.14 Sony Terms With Spotify Uncovered in Contract Ontario employers get slap on wrist for mistreating employees National Post Interview With Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin “I’m not totally satisfied”: Dalhousie professor on dentistry report Ontario judge finds police tone deaf about right to counsel Why aren’t (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Legal Headlines for the Week of May 18th

Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Recent Legal Headlines

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:

Employee tracking apps raise worker privacy questions Editorial: Law Society failing vulnerable refugee claimants | The Toronto Star Ontario Passes Protecting Child Performers Act | Entertainment & Media Law Signal Presiding at Same-Sex Wedding, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Emphasizes the Word ‘Constitution’ Bid to force articling positions shot down at LSUC 192 Arrested in Waco Biker Killings Ontario court asked to find cops posing as journalists a charter breach Starbucks not liable for burns sustained by police officer, jury finds Court rejects WikiLeaks founder’s appeal ‘Enough is enough,’ says (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Recent Legal Headlines

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Political Pandermonium #nlpoli

You can tell the election is already going on.  You can tell because of what some of the political workers are doing.

The Liberals are going door-to-door.  They are meeting voters.  They are asking for their votes.  Then the campaign workers write on Twitter and Facebook.about the “glorious day” of campaigning  they’d had.

Politicians tweet as well. The candidates tweet about their campaigning. The elected politicians tweet about the meeting they went to, or a government comment, or questions in the House of Assembly. 

Taking a lesson he learned from Reform Conservative turned Grit turned provincial Conservative Steve Kent, provincial Connie turned Grit Paul Lane goes places,  takes a picture of himself there, tweets it, and then frigs off somewhere else. The selfie makes it look like he stayed at the event.  That’s how he can be in so many places at the same time.

Lane also posts . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Political Pandermonium #nlpoli

Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Legal Headlines for the Week of May 4, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Legal Aid seeks standing at penalty hearing for disgraced refugee lawyer | The Toronto Star Omar #law #legal (via @DrDawg) Omar Khadr’s odds of winning US appeal look good, legal expert says – CBC.ca Egypt’s Mubarak sentenced to 3 years in prison after retrial Tories push gun control changes through Parliament Omar Khadr’s lawyer calls Harper ‘bigot,’ says he ‘doesn’t like Muslims’ BBC News – Microsoft to stop producing Windows versions after Windows 10 5.9 Grams Of Pot Got Baltimore Man 20 Year Sentence (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Legal Headlines for the Week of May 4, 2015

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Fair and Balanced Questions

As you probably know, “Fair and Balanced” is the Fox News tagline that exists to trick the more easily fooled into thinking that’s what their actual objective is.

Check out today’s story from the Vancouver Observer about “@FairQuestions”, a Conservative friendly researcher who took thousands of dollars in speaking fees from oil companies and testified for Conservative ends in Parliament. This, after being connected to lucrative oil money roles through Senator Duffy.

The $10,000 fees were paid by the Association for Mineral Exploration of BC (AMEBC), Canadian Energy Pipelines Association (CEPA) and Taseko Mines between March 22nd and June 6, (Read more…)

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Recent Leading Legal Headlines

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:

Prisoner’s window escape from Toronto courthouse was brief Canada’s first legal incubator opens at Ryerson Criminal Arrested After ‘Liking’ His Own Mugshot On Facebook – MTV Ottawa seeks emergency stay to stop Omar Khadr’s release Controversial lawyers Groia and Galati among newly elected benchers Bid Rigging trial: After complete rout, prosecution ponders next steps – Ottawa Citizen Traffic tickets: Online system proposed for Ontario Omar Khadr’s bail release not an issue for U.S., spokesperson says Rare move by Ontario appeal court overturns jury verdict Ontario Superior (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Recent Leading Legal Headlines

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Leading Legal Headlines

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Mark Saunders named Toronto’s next police chief Mike Duffy trial: Ezra Levant, former Sun News host, set to testify FBI admits it fudged forensic hair matches in nearly all criminal trials for decades Former Prosecutor Teaches You How to Protect Your Phone From Police, In Less than 2 Minutes Why Harry Kopyto won’t quit – Toronto Star Groups file complaint against Quebec chief justice over English-only ruling No justice for paper in the legal profession Harper government pulls federal listings from phone book blue pages Sick Kids shuts (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Leading Legal Headlines

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for the week of April 6, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Animal activists try a new gambit to help chickens, coyotes: Walkom Kathleen Wynne still has concerns about prostitution law Why the 2015 LSUC Bencher Election Deserves Your Attention Dentons and McKenna Long agree to merge Mike Duffy expected to take the stand in June Judge won’t sanction ‘improper police conduct’ Montreal naturopath accused of fatally injecting man found not guilty Majority of Canadians support either abolished or reformed Senate: poll Concerns raised about changes to LSUC online directory Florist fined $1,000 for refusing to sell flowers for same-sex (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for the week of April 6, 2015

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Week of March 30th

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: An Alternative ABS Structure for Better Legal Business Closing arguments to be presented in Boston Marathon trial Roma refugees victims of systemic discrimination in Canada, new report finds  Sexual assault allegations against former Vancouver Olympics CEO dismissed ‘Good Samaritan’ left with crushed knee in altercation with OPP cop sues for $4 million ‘Virtual slave’ nanny wins $50K in BC human rights case 7 facts you need to know about Mike Duffy’s trial Indiana legislature tweaks religious freedom law with added LGBT protections  The Average Lawyer Is 90% (Read more…)

Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Leading Legal Headlines For The Week of March 23, 2015

Here are the recent legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:  Ghomeshi case put over to April 28  Former American Apparel CEO Dov Charney seeks $40M in damages after ouster California acts to reject lawyer’s ‘bullets to the head’ anti-gay ballot initiative Christian doctors’ group says new college policy infringes on freedom of conscience The Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies Test for Constructive Dismissal | Bennett Jones LLP – JDSupra Are summary judgment motions coming soon to a theatre near you? – Lexology Long live the (future) queens! Royal baby law comes into effect across Commonwealth Disregard of Charter (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Leading Legal Headlines For The Week of March 23, 2015

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for the Week of March 16, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio agrees to sanctions for contempt of court  Jewish summer camp which barred boy appears to be acting within its rights Target proposes to pay $10M to settle data breach lawsuit Judge strikes lawyer’s entire defence in negligence spat Supreme Court rules Quebec infringed on Loyola High School’s religious freedom – Montreal – CBC News Bar Exam, the Standard to Become a Lawyer, Comes Under Fire Charges dropped against homeless northern Ontario woman who built her own cabin . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for the Week of March 16, 2015

Cowichan Conversations: Charlie Smith’s Memo to Keith Baldrey: Democracy is Already Imperilled

Richard Hughes-Just another Political Blogger

MSM legislative Global TV guy Keith Baldrey is a master on Twitter. He is not without a developed sense of distortion, as is clear in this provocative deviation from reality highlighted in Charlie Smith’s memo below.

In truth, the blogosphere is multi dimensional in its coverage, much of it well researched and penetrating, going places where the MSN would be strangers.

Bloggers seldom need to pander to government or corporate advertisers. Certainly in my case as I do not carry ads, few do.

Here is a partial list of alternate sites and blogs for readers to peruse at their (Read more…)

Wise Law Blog: Babysitting, a Lucrative Business Venture for 15 Year Old New Yorker

The New York Post recently published an article about Noa Mintz, a mini-mogul, who at fifteen years old is the business genius behind the agency Nannies by Noa, which caters to parents in the New York area.

This seems like babysitters club 101, find a group of teens willing to babysit for money, right? Ms. Mintz took it further by charging a 15% fee on the gross incomes of her nannies, ranging between $50 and $80k. It is estimated that her agency has grossed upwards of $375,000.00.

Read more about it here. – Rachel Spence, Law Clerk

Visit (Read more…)

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law: Legal Headlines for the Week of March 8, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlies from Wise Law on Twitter: Niqab controversy: Judge struck down ban without referring to charter – Politics – CBC News How the “Blurred Lines” Verdict Might Screw Up the Whole Music Industry | LA Weekly ‘Blurred Lines’ Lawyer Rocks Music Industry Again Belle de Jour sues ex-boyfriend for libel after he claims she wasn’t a call girl when they dated Supreme Court to rule on case similar to Nadon challenge – The Globe and Mail Supreme Court of Canada Statistics 2004 to 2014 Child Support from Gambling Earnings Stiffer penalties for B.C. (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law: Legal Headlines for the Week of March 8, 2015

Cowichan Conversations: Vancouver mom’s outrage at airline for interfering with breastfeeding draws huge online support

Richard Hughes- Political Blogger

United Airlines PR department must, or at least should be in high gear after this young mother complained in ‘Twitter’ that she was shamed by an attendant for breast feeding her baby during a flight.

The story has been covered by the Vancouver Province.

PHOTO: Dan Janisse/The Windsor Star File photo:A Windsor mom breastfeeds her 10-month-old son.

A Vancouver mother’s online complaint against a United Airlines flight attendant for shaming her for breastfeeding has gone viral.

A Twitter complaint from a Vancouver mother who claims she was shamed by a United Airlines flight attendant for breastfeeding (Read more…)

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

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Toronto bakeries Sweet Olenka’s and Dufflet spar over naming of small cakes Top Employment Law Developments In 2014 – What Employers Need To Know In 2015  Prelim begins for Rob Ford ‘driver’ Alexander Lisi charged with extortion in relation to ‘crack video’ Lawyer Viktor Hohots admits to negligence representing Roma refugees | The Toronto Star Ex-CIA director David Petraeus to plead guilty to giving top secret files to his biographer and mistress Real estate brokers defy TREB, vow to publish home sales stats – Business – CBC News (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Legal Headlines for the Week of March 2, 2015

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