One-Liners: Appeals

Criminal Law: DUI

R. v. Alex, 2017 SCC 37 (36771)
Crown need not prove demand was “lawful” re procedural “shortcuts”.

Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017

One-Liners: Appeals

Pharmaceutical Patents: “Promise of the Patent” Doctrine re Utility

AstraZeneca Canada Inc. v. Apotex Inc., 2017 SCC 36 (36654)
“Promise Doctrine” not correct approach re patent invalidity for want of utility.

Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017

One-Liners: Appeals

Criminal Law: Hearsay

R. v. Bradshaw, 2017 SCC 35 (36537)
Hearsay test re-calibrated.


One-Liners: Appeals

Civil Procedure/Technology: Worldwide Interlocutory Injunction

Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc., 2017 SCC 34 (36602)
Worldwide interlocutory injunction against Google upheld.

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

One-Liners: Appeals

Civil Procedure/International Law: Forum Selection Clauses

Douez v. Facebook, Inc., 2017 SCC 33 (36616)
Forum selection clause in this consumer contract unenforceable.


One-Liners: Appeals

Contracts/Arbitration/Natural Resources: Standard of Review

Teal Cedar Products Ltd. v. British Columbia, 2017 SCC 32 (36595)
Standard of review — reasonableness — for commercial arbitration.

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

One-Liners: Appeals

Criminal Law: Doubling-down on Jordan

R. v. Cody, 2017 SCC 31 (37310)
S.C.C. doubles-down on Jordan delay principles.

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

One-Liners: Appeals

Human Rights: Drug Dependency

Stewart v. Elk Valley Coal Corp., 2017 SCC 30 (36636)
What constitutes workplace disability discrimination.

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017

One-Liners: Appeals

Professions in Québec: Legal Fees; Prescription

Pellerin Savitz LLP v. Guindon, 2017 SCC 29 (36915)
Clarification of prescription principles in Québec.

Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017

One-Liners: Appeals

Torts: Proving Mental Injury

Saadati v. Moorhead, 2017 SCC 28 (36703)
A recognizable psychiatric illness not required to recover for mental injury.

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017