Monday, December 26, 2011

And Number One .....

Good Day Readers:

It's always interesting to see what lawyers are researching online these days because it's an indication, albeit general, of where litigation is heading. Bruni versus Bruni, for example, was a nasty, protracted custody/separation/asset battle.

Clare L. Pieuk
Have You Read 2011's Top Cases?

By Colin Lachance
Thursday, December 22, 2011

Subjective top ten lists are great for starting arguments given the improbability of any two people sharing precisely the same worldview. It’s a little tougher to engender heated debate over objectively measured top ten lists, but not impossible. After all, we can still dispute methodology and relevance! I invite Slaw readers to infer meaning and to offer analysis of the results.

So with that, I’m pleased to present for 2011 the top 10 most consulted cases on CanLII.

1. Bruni v. Bruni, 2010 ONSC 6568

2. Indalex Limited (Re), 2011 ONCA 265

3. Dunsmuir v. New Brunswick, 2008 SCC 9

4. Bedford v. Canada, 2010 ONSC 4264

5. R. v. Grant, 2009 SCC 32

6. Kerr v. Baranow, 2011 SCC 10

7. R. v. Oakes, 1986 CanLII 46 (SCC), [1986] 1 SCR 103

8. R. v. Stinchcombe, 1991 CanLII 45 (SCC), [1991] 3 SCR 326

9. Baker v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), 1999 CanLII 699 (SCC), [1999] 2 SCR 817

10. Reference re Secession of Quebec, 1998 CanLII 793 (SCC), [1998] 2 SCR 217
Colin Lachance was named President and CEO of the Canadian Legal Information Institute in April of 2011. A lawyer by training, his career before CanLII was largely focused on communications law and policy. Following a few years in the marketing and government relations ends of the telecommunications industry, Colin started part-time studies towards an LL.M. at the University of Ottawa in a vain attempt to up his nerd-cred among telecom lawyers. To his surprise and delight, grad school opened him up to very different possibilities and ultimately a career change that brought him to CanLII. He now hopes to complete his LL.M. in 2012 with a new focus on open access to legal information.. · email · columns


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