North America

425 ABA Journal North America articles.

Widow says Apple wanted death certificate, will and court order to reveal spouse’s password

When David Bush died last year, he provided for his wife, Peggy, in his will.

But it didn’t occur to the Victoria, British Columbia, couple that they needed an estate…

Axiom expands into Canada by acquiring part of Cognition

Axiom has made a big move into Canada by purchasing the general counsel business of Cognition, one of the largest legal services providers in the Great White North.

Cognition, an…

Ogletree Deakins opens first office in Canada

An international labor and employment boutique has opened its first office in Canada with a group of lawyers from Gowling Lafleur Henderson.

A news release by Ogletree, Deakins, Nash,…

El Chapo recaptured in Mexico

Joaquin Guzman Loera, a Mexican national and alleged drug cartel leader known as El Chapo, was recaptured Friday, the New York Times reports.

Guzman, who is charged with various…

Fake letter on his law firm letterhead seeks to scam local businesses, attorney warns

A fake letter on his law firm letterhead is being used to scam local businesses, a Canadian attorney says.

In addition to alerting police in St. John’s, attorney Bob Buckingham…

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…

Personal pot use is a protected personal freedom, Mexican Supreme Court says

In a ruling that applies only to the petitioners, the Mexican Supreme Court has ruled that individuals should have the right to grow and use marijuana for their personal use.

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,…

Lawyer arrested for allegedly helping Mexican drug kingpin escape from prison

The New York Times reported Thursday that attorney Oscar Manuel Gómez and five others have been arrested for allegedly helping plan and carry out Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El…

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…

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