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Access issues abound with new Nova Scotia cybersafety laws, says expert
Wayne MacKay
Professor Wayne MacKay of Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law in Halifax, says the fear of another Charter challenge may have made those doing the redrafting gun shy.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 9:41 AM

A Nova Scotia legal scholar is echoing concerns about that province’s newest cybersafety legislation, citing access to justice challenges victims could face when attempting to have intimate images removed from the Internet. Professor Wayne MacKay, of Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law in Halifax, says that while there are positive points to Nova Scotia’s just-passed Intimate Images and Cyber-Protection Act, there are issues when it comes to victims accessing the courts and, in some cases, their possible “re-victimization” should they get that far. ... [read more]

Development of character, plot and style will make better lawyers, says author William_Bernhardt_sm

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 11:47 AM

Lawyer like a thriller writer. There are lots of authors within that genre of popular fiction from whom to learn and take cues: Robert Crais, Stephen Hunter, Michael Connelly, Lee Child and Canada’s own Linwood Barclay, for example. And William Bernhardt. Bernhardt, the U.S.-based lawyer turned New York Times bestselling author, has long formed common threads between the fact-driven, buttoned-down practice of law and the freewheeling fancy of fiction writing. ... [read more]

Creditor’s undisclosed billing practices don’t void loan guarantee, B.C. Appeal Court rules Subscriber only content Hal Hicks, Fulton & Company LLP

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 12:16 PM

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has ruled that a finance company did not fraudulently misrepresent itself in dealing with a woman who was a guarantor of a loan to her husband’s trucking company. Cynthia LeRoy was a guarantor of a loan by Century Services Co. to Ted LeRoy Trucking Ltd. (TLT), a company owned by her husband in which she was an employee. ... [read more]