The Department of Justice has announced that Justice Gauthier, currently of the Federal Court has been appointed to the Federal Court of Appeal, effectively immediately. Continue reading Federal Court of Appeal Judicial Appointment
The Federal Courts Rules Committee has announced a subcommittee for a global review of the Federal Courts Rules and released an accompanying discussion paper. The Notice to the Profession invites comments by January 6, 2012. Continue reading Review of the Federal Courts Rules
The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Crookes v. Newton, 2011 SCC 47. With three sets of reasons concurring in the result, the Court held that the use of a hyperlink cannot, by itself, amount to publication even if the hyperlink is followed and the defamatory content accessed.
In a decision released today, the EU Court of Justice ruled in Brustle v. Greenpeace C-34/10 that processes requiring the use of human embryos, broadly defined, as base material even if the description does not refer to the use of human embryos are unpatentable in Europe. Continue reading EU Court of Justice limits patentability of embryonic research
Justices Moldaver and Karakatsanis, both currently of the Ontario Court of Appeal have been nominated for the Supreme Court. It was also announced today that the Supreme Court will release its decision in Crookes v. Newton relating to defamation liability by hyperlinking on Wednesday. Continue reading Supreme Court of Canada news
The Prime Minister has nominated Justices Moldaver and Karakatsanis, both currently of the Ontario Court of Appeal for appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada, replacing Justices Binnie and Charon who both retired earlier this year. Continue reading Two judges nominated to Supreme Court of Canada
Copyright will be on the agenda when the Supreme Court of Canada starts its fall session this week. Five appeals from the Copyright Board are scheduled to be heard in early December.
Continue reading Supreme Court of Canada starts fall session
In a ruling released yesterday in Felipa v. Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal held that deputy judges of the Federal Court over the age of 75 have no authority under the Federal Courts Act.