North America

425 ABA Journal North America articles.

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…

Royalty joins the ABA in marking the 800th birthday of the Magna Carta
Political powers blunt good law, human rights lawyer says
Speakers consider the grand sweep of the Great Charter
UK trade envoy: ‘I’d give anything’ for the ABA to work with the Iraqi judiciary
What can US, UK lawyers learn from each other?
Laws need to catch up to high-speed trading
Corporations have a role in (and gain benefits from) promoting the rule of law
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.


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.


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…

Man who lied about assets to get free defense counsel is convicted of perjury in federal court

Already serving an almost 19-year federal prison sentence for possessing and transporting child pornography, a New York man was convicted of perjury last week in federal court in Syracuse.


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