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Top 5 Civil Appeals and the Top 5 Northern Rivers of Canada

Dated: June 22, 2017

“Hot weather opens the skull of a city, exposing its white brain, and its heart of nerves, which sizzle like the wires inside a lightbulb. And there exudes a sour extra-human smell that makes the very stone seem flesh-alive, webbed and pulsing.”

- Truman Capote, Summer Crossing

Good. I was wondering what that was.

In preparation for summer, the Court of Appeal’s May decisions addressed a number of interesting points including the application of limitation and notice periods to minors and litigation guardians, the objective component of the informed consent analysis in medical cases, “sending orders” in the context of Canadian assistance to foreign jurisdictions in criminal matters, the required wording for releases to capture unanticipated future claims, and when a commercial property owner becomes an “occupier” of the municipal sidewalk abutting the business.

To ensure an at least vicarious trip out of the city, this month’s author, Earl A. Cherniak, Q.C., also brings you his Top 5 Canadian northern rivers.

Stuart Zacharias
Editor and Chair, Lerners Appeals Group

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