Canada

341 ABA Journal Canada articles.

Did juror’s crush on prosecutor affect verdict? Defense lawyer mulls appeal options

No one else knew that Juror No. 6 had an unrequited crush on the prosecutor, it seems, before a guilty verdict was rendered earlier this year in a Toronto-area drug…

Wal-Mart-based law firm is in an expansion mode

Lawyers who work at Canadian law firm Axess Law have a proven ability to appeal to Wal-Mart shoppers.

The discount law firm has offices in 10 Wal-Marts in the Toronto…

Teenager whose prank calls sent armed SWAT teams to dozens of US homes got 16 months

A single Canadian teenager made dozens of prank phone calls to police throughout the U.S., sending SWAT teams to hold innocent individuals at gunpoint at their homes as authorities investigated…

Corporate BigLaw partner held hostage at luxury hotel in Mali is safe

A corporate partner at a Canadian BigLaw firm is safe after being held hostage at a luxury hotel in Bamako, the capital of Mali, on Friday.

Pierre Boivin of McCarthy…

Black US citizen seeks refugee status in Canada on account of his race

A U.S. citizen is seeking refugee status in Canada because he says he’s afraid of being killed by police in this country because he is black.

Kyle Lydell Canty, 30,…

Allen & Overy, first UK Magic Circle firm to open in Toronto, is closing its office there

Only a year after Allen & Overy became the first of London’s leading corporate law firms to open an office in Toronto, the so-called Magic Circle firm is closing the…

Served with process Tuesday, man shows up at court Wednesday with revving chainsaw, police say

Served with process Tuesday in a family-law case, the respondent showed up at a Canadian courthouse Wednesday morning—holding a revving chainsaw, police say.

Sheriff’s officers at the family division of…

Canadian lawsuit seeks $578M over dump of hacked info from Ashley Madison dating site

Two Canadian law firms filed a class action lawsuit in Windsor, Ontario, on Thursday over a much-publicized data dump this week by unknown hackers of information about users of the…

As suspects await trial in $18M maple syrup heist, cartel focuses on farmers who flout sales rules

A massive heist of some $18 million worth of Canadian maple syrup, eventually resulting in more than two dozen arrests, put Quebec’s maple syrup cartel in the headlines in 2012.

Powerhouse labor boutique Littler opens first office in Canada

A growing international labor and employment boutique based in the U.S. has opened its first office in Canada.

Littler Mendelson announced the new Toronto office Tuesday, saying that it will…

Man charged in law office bombing case is having a hard time finding defense counsel

A man accused of sending letter bombs to two Canadian law offices and an auto repair shop where his ex-wife works is having a hard time finding an attorney to…

Law firm owes $35M to car dealers because it also represented government in GM talks

A well-known Bay Street law firm has been ordered to pay 45 million in Canadian dollars to 181 former car dealers it represented in restructuring negotiations with General Motors of…

UK and Canadian firms OK 1,400-lawyer merger of equals, setting stage for more international growth

Two well-known law firms in Canada and the United Kingdom have agreed to a merger of equals, and are already looking ahead to further international expansion in upcoming years.

The…

Divorce lawyer hurt by package bomb will return to work ASAP, bar president says

A Canadian lawyer who was hospitalized after being seriously injured Friday in a package-bomb blast at her Winnipeg law office plans to return to practice as soon as possible.

Maria…

Lawyer’s routine day in court ends when car bursts into flames in parking lot

Attorney Rob Sutherland was having a routine day in court Monday morning.

But out in the courthouse parking lot, his car was having a spectacular meltdown.

A little after 9…

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