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Friday, April 09, 2021 @ 8:13 AM

EVIDENCE ­– Admissibility - Private communications - Privileged relationships - Spousal communications

Appeal by Al-Enzi from his conviction, by jury at his retrial, for first degree murder. The victim was found in a field, killed by a single gunshot wound to the back of his head. ... [read more]

Friday, April 09, 2021 @ 8:11 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Contempt of court - What constitutes - Punishment

Sentencing hearing for the respondents, convicted of civil contempt. The respondents defied a court order which restrained them from contravening Ontario Regulation 82/20 by holding gatherings of more than 10 persons in conjunction with the operations of Trinity Bible Chapel. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 08, 2021 @ 6:16 AM

PATENTS - Claims - Construction - Defences to infringement

Appeal by Western Oilfield and FP Marangoni Inc. (FPM) from a Federal Court decision finding they infringed certain claims of the respondent’s 173 Patent related to shale shakers. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 08, 2021 @ 6:15 AM

BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS - Liability - Negligence - In conduct of action - Settlements

Application by the defendant lawyer to have the plaintiff’s professional negligence action against him dismissed. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 07, 2021 @ 6:21 AM

FINANCE - Taxation - Real or immovable property assessment - Classes

Appeal by stated case by the Assessor of Area #04 - Central Vancouver Island, from a decision of the Property Assessment Appeal Board (Board). ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 07, 2021 @ 6:20 AM

LIENS - Obtaining a lien - Registration - Time limits - Extension

Appeal by the defendant from a master’s decision dismissing the defendant’s claim that a certificate of pending litigation (CPL) filed against its property was filed late. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 06, 2021 @ 9:23 AM

CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES - Legal rights - Right to retain and instruct counsel without delay

Application by Bowen for the exclusion of evidence. Bowen was charged with impaired driving and driving with a blood-alcohol level exceeding .08. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 06, 2021 @ 9:17 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Statement of claim - Service - Time for

Appeal by a defendant from an order refusing to set aside an extension of time for service of the plaintiff’s statement of claim. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 01, 2021 @ 9:39 AM

MENTAL INCOMPETENCY - Legal proceedings

Appeal by the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) from an order requiring it to fund family visits for the respondent, a person subject to long-term detention under the Mental Health Services Act. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 01, 2021 @ 9:37 AM

PROCEDURE - Jury - Jurors - Discharge of - Trial judge’s duties

Appeal by Lewis from her conviction, by a jury, of importing cocaine. In the trial judge’s charge to the jury, he instructed jurors to take their instruction on the law from him and not consult other sources. ... [read more]