Legal Insight - Current news, cases, and ideas affecting law and practice

Legal Insight
Current news, cases, and ideas affecting law and practice.

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Legal Wit — the Cheshire Cat of legal issues

Ultimately this litigation has a certain Alice in Wonderland quality.

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Word of the Week - Facebook, Judicially Defined

R. v. McCall (2011) | 2011 CarswellBC 327 | G.M. Rideout Prov. J.

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Legal Wit — plain as the nose on one's face?!

"Alice in Wonderland in comparison looks like a normal regime."

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Word of the week -

Streeper Contracting Ltd. v. Insurance Corp. of British Columbia (2013) | 2013 CarswellBC 545 | Fenlon J.

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Legal Wit —

"[T]o abandon the path of principle and to determine admissibility on the basis of an imaginary set of circumstances."

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Legal Wit —

"[S]ome Alice-in-Wonderland country of benign banking practices with which I am unfamiliar."

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Word of the Week -

Gill v. Treasury Board (Department of National Defence) | 2013 CarswellNat 493 | William H. Kydd

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word of the week -

"[I]t would be at least counterintuitive for a “base” or “pedestal” to be more prominent than what it is supporting."

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Legal Wit—judgments don't go stale

"Anyway, it can forcefully be argued that judgments of the Court of Appeal are like a good wine and improve with age."

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The duty to consult is a critical issue in the law governing the relationship between the Crown and Aboriginal peoples in Canada. This month's excerpt is an explanation of this important topic from the newly published Aboriginal Law title of the Canadian Encyclopedic Digest.

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Legal Wit—Dickensian Estate Dispute

"The parties to these proceedings are either unaware of that classic novel's lesson or unenlightened by it."

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Legal Wit—

"[N]o more than handing a document to a sheep and saying "By not repudiating this agreement, I may eat you." establishes a mutual and common intent."

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