ICLR Weekly Case Law Update

The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales 

Here’s the Weekly Case Law Update for August 27, 2018.

If you are a member of the Law Society of Manitoba, and would like a copy of any of the decisions from the digest please contact the library and we will be  happy to provide those for you.

Contents Update – Canadian Labour & Employment Law Journal

Volume 21 No. 1, 2018 of the Canadian Labour & Employment Law Journal has arrived in the library.

Table of Contents

  • A Legal Framework to Govern Online Political Expression by Public Servants by Amanda Clarke & Benjamin Piper
  • Honda v. Keays – Employer Shield or Employee Sword? An Empirical Analysis by Bruce Curran
  • Deepening the Delusion in the Regulation of Temporary Help Agency Employment by Timothy J. Bartkiw
  • Management Consultants and the Employees of their Client Organizations: Towards a Model of Employee Protection by Pnina Alon-Shenker
Commentary on Cases, Legislation and Policy
  • Unclear and Unconvincing: The Standard of Proof in Police Discipline Cases after Jacobs v. Ottawa (Police Service) by Patrick Simon
  • Harper v. LafargeSummary Judgment and the Assessment of Reasonable Notice in Wrongful Dismissal Cases by Patrick Hart

Manitoba eLaw – New Edition – Criminal Law

The August 2018 edition, Update No. 87, has just been released.

In This Issue

  • Solicitor Client Privilege Not a Sword to Pierce Informer Privilege: SCC
  • Sentencing a Highly Individualized Process: SCC
  • CSC Must Ensure Appropriateness of Indigenous Offender
  • Policies and Programming: SCC
  • On-Duty Theft Conviction and Sentence Divides Appeal Court: MBCA
  • Allegations of Judicial Bias Should Not be Made Lightly: MBCA
  • Absence of Aggravating Factors Not Mitigating: MBCA
  • Trafficking Conviction Stands Despite Unlawful Search: MBCA
  • Sextortion a Form of Sexual Violence: MBCA
  • Other Court of Appeal Decisions
  • Queen’s Bench Decisions
  • Legislative Update
  • Court Notices
  • Recommended Reading
  • Fall CPD

How much does a dog bite cost?

$15,127.89 plus court costs, at least in Malig v. Kaur, 2018 ABQB 569.

Mr. Malig was contracted by the owners of a property to remove waste from their backyard. When he entered the yard to view the waste, he was attacked by a large German shepherd and suffered several dog bites requiring stitches.

The case analyses both the statutory duty of care under the Occupiers’ Liability Act and the common law duty of care based on principles of negligence. Mr. Malig was awarded $15,000 for general damages and $127.89 for special damages.

Unfortunately, the dog was given a death sentence.

h/t “What’s hot on CanLII”