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SCC Today: 1 Leave Granted & 25 Dismissed
The Supreme Court of Canada grants 1 and dismisses 25 leaves to appeal.
Medical Negligence: Mental Injury; Evidence
What are the evidentiary requirements to prove mental injury in Canada?
This Week at the SCC: Tax Avoidance
The SCC is releasing its decision in the tax avoidance case of Canada v. Deans Knight Income Corporation on Friday, May 26, 2023. At issue are laws designed to prevent taxpayers from reducing tax on their income by purchasing corporations with pre-existing losses.
SCC Today: Civil Litigation; Anti-SLAPP
The Supreme Court of Canada releases a decision in Hansman v. Neufeld.
SCC Today: Criminal Law; Sexual Assault
The Supreme Court of Canada releases an oral judgment in R. v. Hay.
SCC Today: 4 Leaves Dismissed
The Supreme Court of Canada dismisses 4 leaves to appeal.
Real Property: Prescriptive Easements
According to the C.A. “a prescriptive easement can be established after 20 years of continuous, uninterrupted, open and peaceful use without objection by the owner of the servient tenement if it was as of right, meaning without permission of the owner of the servient tenement.”
This Week at the SCC: Anti-SLAPP & Freedom of Expression
The SCC is releasing its decision in Glen Hansman v. Barry Neufeld on Friday, May 19, 2023. At issue is anti-SLAPP legislation and how to balance the public interest in protecting expression with protecting the interest in continuing a defamation action.
SCC Today: 35 Leaves Dismissed
The Supreme Court of Canada dismisses 35 leaves to appeal.
Construction Law: Builders’ Liens
This case provides important guidance with respect to the registration requirements in s. 34 of the Builders’ Lien Act.
This Week at the SCC: Non-Binding Separation Agreements
The SCC is releasing Anderson v. Anderson on Friday, May 12, 2023. At issue is the analysis to be applied to non-binding separation agreements.
SCC Today: Criminal Law; Delay
The Supreme Court of Canada releases a decision in R. v. Hanan.
SCC Today: 1 Leave Granted & 18 Dismissed
The Supreme Court of Canada grants 1 leave to appeal and dismisses 18.
Criminal Law: Uneven Scrutiny to Credibility Evidence
The Appellant in this case argues, inter alia, that the Trial Judge erred by applying “uneven scrutiny” to his evidence, engaging in “speculative or stereotypical thinking”, and that her reasons were insufficient.
SCC Today: Criminal Law; Stays; Abuse of Process
The Supreme Court of Canada releases a decision in R. v. Haevischer.
This Week at the SCC: Stay of Proceedings for Abuse of Process
R. v. Johnston is out this Friday. At issue in this Crown appeal is when an evidentiary hearing should be held for an application for a stay of proceedings for abuse of process.