Posts from November 2010.
Posted in Public Law

The use of confidential sources by journalists – a topic first sensationalized when Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein broke the Watergate scandal – has remained a vexed issue for courts and legislatures ever since.  In R. v. National Post, 2010 SCC 16, the Supreme Court of Canada recently ruled against a constitutional right to protect ...

Posted in Commercial

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. is a film production company that originated in Vancouver and is best known for producing the “Saw” horror films and the popular television drama “Mad Men.”  Recently however it has been involved in its own high stakes corporate drama that has been playing out in B.C. Supreme Court.

Reminiscent of the movie “Wall Street,” the ...


The repercussions of the first Gulf War have now made their way to the courts of Canada. The Supreme Court of Canada has recently weighed in on whether Kuwait Airways Corp. ("KAC") could enforce in Canada a C$84 million judgment against the Republic of Iraq.

In 1990, Iraq invaded and occupied Kuwait. Iraq ordered its national airline to appropriate aircraft and equipment ...


This post was submitted by Lawson Lundell guest author Keith Bergner.

On October 28, 2010, the nine justices of Supreme Court of Canada issued a unanimous judgment in Rio Tinto Alcan Inc. and British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority v. Carrier Sekani Tribal Council, 2010 SCC 43.  Lawson Lundell LLP (Chris Sanderson, Q.C., Keith Bergner and Laura Bevan) represented the ...


No day goes by without some new internet peril being drawn to our attention.  The most recent evil is an internet based program called Firesheep.   Like others (i.e. Wireshark, Tshark, Snort, Nmap, etc.), this program, a free download on the internet, allows users to troll cyberspace for open WiFi networks and, by doing so, access personal data and communications.  The danger in ...


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