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The Friday Brief: Managing Editor’s must-read items from this week

Friday, January 26, 2018 @ 3:39 PM | By Matthew Grace


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Here are my picks for the top stories we published this week.

Major data breach at University of Windsor law school
The University of Windsor’s law school has notified the hundreds of current JD applicants that their confidential information has erroneously been disclosed, including names, gender, birthdates, “Aboriginal status,” GPA and LSAT scores, as well as the applicants’ “admit value” — a numerical rating by law faculty assessors, The Lawyer’s Daily has learned.

Chief military judge Dutil facing new allegations
Canada’s chief military judge — who we exclusively reported in 2016 faced down allegations from senior JAG staff that he failed to report to military brass an affair with a female under his command — has been charged under the National Defence Act in relation to events likely connected to the complaint against him that was dismissed two years ago by a judicial discipline committee of the Court Martial Appeal Court (CMAC).

B.C. bar, top judge seek speedier federal judge appointments
Every Monday for the past five months or so, British Columbia Supreme Court Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson has asked some lawyers and litigants scheduled to be heard that week to come to his courtroom so he can inform them in person that regrettably, due to judicial vacancies at the busy trial court, their trials and chambers applications must be postponed — with all of the wasted time, money and energy that will entail.

WTO complaint ‘sends a signal Canada will not be intimidated’ on trade
Canada has launched a complaint about American trade practices to the World Trade Organization, a move observers are calling a signal Canada will not be dissuaded from defending its interests in the face of aggressive U.S. policy.

Proving incapacity to marry the key to fighting predatory marriages
In his analysis article, Steven Benmor writes: “Due to the increase in seniors residing in retirement homes and assisted living facilities, away from their family, staffed by personal support workers who have direct and close contact with the senior, predatory marriages are on the rise.”

Matthew Grace is the Managing Editor of The Lawyer's Daily.