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Decision considered: United States of America v Sosa, 2012 ABCA 56 Emma McAuliffe wrote a blog expressing reasons why Jorge Sosa should face war crimes charges in Canada before being extradited to the United States (see: Why Canada should Address Jorge Vinicio Orantes Sosa’s Alleged War...
This ABlawg post is to inform you that the JSS Barristers website now features a Cumulative Summary of Court Decisions which consider the Alberta Rules of Court. The Cumulative Summary of the Rules is organized by the Rule considered, and now features hyperlinking for easier access to the case...
PDF version: The Proper Person to Renew an Assigned Lease Case considered: C & H Properties Inc. v Amos (Discount Thrift Store), 2012 ABQB 106 Carelessness with respect to assignments and subleases can easily jeopardize commercial tenants’ rights to renew their leases. Many tenants assign...
PDF version: The European Fuel Quality Directive: Will It Stay or Will it Go? Document considered: Draft Implementing Measure to the European Union Fuel Quality Directive, February 23, 2012 On February 23, 2012, a European Union (EU) drafting committee voted on a draft law that discriminates...
March 8 is International Women’s Day, and Calgary law firm Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer marked the occasion with a luncheon highlighting the work of the Equality Effect. The Equality Effect - or E2 - is an international network of human rights advocates (including community members,...
Jensen Shawa Solomon Duguid Hawkes LLP is pleased to provide summaries of recent Court Decisions which consider the Alberta Rules of Court and comment on the application of the new Rules. JSS BARRISTERS RULES provides a convenient overview of how the Courts are interpreting the new Rules. The...
Competing uses of geological space: resolving conflicts between production and natural gas storage interests
PDF version: Competing uses of geological space: resolving conflicts between production and natural gas storage interests Decision commented on: Kallisto Energy Corp. Application for a Well Licence Crossfield East Field, 2012 AERCB 005, February 24, 2012 This decision deals with the potential for...
PDF version: I Fought the Law: Civil Disobedience and the Law in Canada Cases commented on: Calgary (City) v Bullock (Occupy Calgary), 2011 ABQB 764; Batty v City of Toronto, 2011 ONSC 6862; R v SA, 2011 ABPC 269; R v Charlebois, 2011 ABPC 238, etc. On February 1, 2012, I participated in a public...
Federal Court of Appeal confirms that a SARA protection statement must offer the critical habitat of a listed species real legal and non-discretionary protection
Case commented on: Minister of Fisheries and Oceans v. David Suzuki Foundation (the Killer Whale case) 2012 FCA 40 PDF Version: Federal Court of Appeal confirms that a SARA protection statement must offer the critical habitat of a listed species real legal and non-discretionary protection A...
Case considered: Allen v Gray, 2012 ABQB 66 PDF version: Refining Vexatious Litigant and Vexatious Spokesperson Jurisprudence Alberta’s new vexatious litigant provisions have been in force for almost five years now and a useful body of precedent has been developed. Novel points continue to...