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This post summarizes a recent case in which a person on trial for first degree murder successfully applied for an order directing the government to fund counsel

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Tezcan v. Tezcan | 1992 CarswellBC 1 | British Columbia Court of Appeal

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Legal Wit — Non-Responsive *and* Verbose!

[The defendant], on the other hand, is a devious man and an unbelievable witness who will do or say anything to advance his position.

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Quantum services are a powerful research tool for litigators that allow you to quickly assess the value of a claim. Learn how to use them on WestlawNext Canada.

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Summary of recent Alberta case in which claim was made that a lawyer needed to take instruction from both the husband and wife to complete a transaction.

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Recent appeal case finds that former employee did not fail to mitigate damages by rejecting offers of re-employment when trust and confidence was eroded.

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Recent decision on what constitutes a marriage-like relationship, thus making property division and spousal support issues.

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R. v. Campbell | 1972 CarswellAlta 125 | Alberta District Court

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Legal Wit — Pure and Simple?

The Supreme Court of Canada has instructed that, "[t]he primary interpretive principle is that when the language of the policy is unambiguous, the court should give effect to clear language, reading the contract as a whole.

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This post describes the procedures a person seeking access to records under freedom of information laws must follow in each jurisdiction in Canada.

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Interesting case from Newfoundland in which the defendant claims infringement of his fair trial rights because courthouse was named after personal plaintiff.

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R. c. McRae | 2013 CarswellQue 11604 | Supreme Court of Canada

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