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Criminal Law: Alibis; Similar Fact

R. v. Clifford2016 BCCA 336 (37140) Judgment rendered Feb. 20, 2017
Appeal dismissed “substantially for the reasons of Willcock J.A.” in the C.A.

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017

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Criminal Law: Party to an Offence

R. v. Natewayes, 2015 SKCA 120 (36793) Judgment rendered Jan. 23, 2017
Driving colleagues to and from crimes makes one a party to same (here, manslaughter).

Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017

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Criminal Law: Officially Induced Error of Law

R. v. Bédard2016 QCCA 807 (37071) Judgment rendered Jan. 23, 2017
Conditions for officially induced error of law defence not met here.

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Criminal Law: Telewarrants

R. v. Clark, 2015 BCCA 488 (36813) Judgment rendered Jan. 19, 2017
Process to obtain telewarrant upheld.

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Criminal Law: DNA Evidence

R. v. Awer, 2016 ABCA 128 (37021) Judgment rendered Jan. 19, 2017
DNA evidence not appropriately dealt with at trial; new trial ordered.

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Labour Law: Collective Barganing

British Columbia Teachers’ Federation v. British Columbia, 2015 BCCA 184 (36500) Judgment rendered Nov. 10, 2016
Trial judge’s finding that B.C. failed to consult in good faith upheld.

 

Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2016

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Contracts: Arbitration

Urban Communications Inc. v. BCNET Networking Society, 2015 BCCA 297 (36639) Judgment rendered Nov. 3, 2016
Arbitrator’s decision, re exercise of options in a contract, upheld.

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Criminal Law: Sexual Offences

R. v. C.K-D., 2016 SCC 41 (36877) Judgment rendered Oct. 18, 2016
What are appropriate jury instructions re a child victim of sexual offences.

 

Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2016

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Criminal Law: Driving Offences; Arbitrary Detention; Right to Counsel

R. v. Rowson, 2016 SCC 40 (36777) Judgment rendered Oct. 17, 2016
Driving offences convictions upheld by a split C.A. and a split S.C.C.

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Criminal Law: Tracking; Parties to an Offence

R. v. Knapczyk, 2016 SCC 10 (36612) (36613) Judgment rendered Mar. 23, 2016
C.A. reversal of acquittal upheld by S.C.C.

Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2016