How Much Is a Case Worth?
How much is a case worth? Like so many answers in law, it depends. Damages, or compensation, can be awarded in a settlement, or ordered by a judge if the case goes to trial. Factors in shaping damages vary from case to case. In most situations, it is not possible or realistic for a lawyer… Read More
Check out the Manitoba Courts Website!
There are three levels of courts in Manitoba: Provincial Court, Court of Queen’s Bench (includes Small Claims Court), and Court of Appeal. The Manitoba Courts website is a great resource for answers to common legal questions, offers guides for self-represented persons, and provides background and contact information for each Manitoba court level and locations across… Read More
Examining the Examination for Discovery
You’ve seen it on Perry Mason, Suits, The Good Wife…just about every legal show or movie, particularly of the American variety: a charming, charismatic lawyer questioning a person across a boardroom table, lulling them into sense of comfort before bombarding them with a combination of witty comments/angry questioning/wild gestures/highly personal and irrelevant statements. While no… Read More
Kapyong Barracks Decision Won’t Be Appealed Further
This week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that the federal government will not appeal a decision from the Federal Court of Appeal regarding the former Kapyong Barracks military site located in Winnipeg. The Federal Court of Appeal upheld an earlier ruling that the government failed to consult four First Nations about the development of the Kapyong… Read More
Beware the Pothole
Sure signs of spring in Manitoba: patches of green, the expectant smell of renewal in the air, birds returning from their southern sojourn, and roads opening up to swallow you, and whatever mode of transport you are using, whole. While the state of our thoroughfares gives way to many a grumble and front-end alignment, it… Read More
What is a Notary Public, anyway?
Functions of notaries public vary across Canada. In Manitoba, a notary public is a person authorized to witness documents and to certify copies of original documents. Unlike commissioners for oaths, notaries can witness documents that are sent worldwide. Most lawyers are notaries and charge a small fee for the service. In cases where a signature… Read More