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Update on SLAPPs

In response to last week’s post on the report of the Advisory Panel to the Attorney General on strategic litigation against public participation (SLAPP), one relevant case was brought to my attention. On July 20,…



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How not to sue Dragons’ Den

Every time I see the Dragons belittle a sweating contestant from their raised TV studio platform that reminds of Olympus I catch a breath. It’s not Jerry Springer but what if one of the scorned…



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Excerpts from Open Letter to the Head of Judiciary: the Islamic Republic of Iran re the imprisonment of 7 Iranian Baha’is on baseless and unproved charges and other human rights violations of followers of Iran’s largest religious minority

In this open letter addressed to the head of Iranian Judiciary, Mohammad Sadeq Larijani, the Baha’i International Community criticizes the judicial administrative process and brings into light the abuse of the legal process and numerous violations of Iranian Constitution, while calling into question judiciary’s impartiality, and reminding the Head of judiciary of stark lack of any evidence in the charges laid against 7 members of the Baha’i administrative body of Iran who have are sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment.







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Being Tardy Will Cost You…

It just goes to show you that being late for court can hurt more than your client’s chances.  A Thunder Bay judge has fined a veteran lawyer with what can be arguably described as habitual…