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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec. TRAVAIL : Les clauses des conventions collectives applicables aux étudiants travaillant dans une aluminerie sont discriminatoires et contreviennent à l’article 19 de la Charte des droits et liber...
Tags: Law, Canada, Quebec, Elle, Tribunal, La Commission, Summaries Sunday, SOQUIJ, Québec Department of Justice, Beaudry, DeLisle, Le Tribunal, Juge Magali Lewis, Claudine Ouellet, Marie Pepin, Décision La Commission


SDF Podcast 19: Is GDPR much ado about nothing?

Ten days after the EU General Data Protection Regulation came into action, the SmallDataForum convened to provide initial assessments and perspectives. This episode’s show notes were written by Thomas Stoeckle. Are we witnessing comedy or drama? Much ado about nothing or the end of the world as we know it? Clearly it is much too early to tell, and yet (of course) we found a lot to discuss, from varying levels of preparedness (not just on businesses’ side, but also among governments, regulators ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Business, Politics, Technology, London, Instagram, Social Networks, Law, Germany, Marketing, Communication, Public Relations, Eu, Bloomberg


This week at the court

On Monday the Supreme Court will release orders from the June 14 conference at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions in argued cases at 10 a.m. On Thursday the justices will meet for their June 21 conference; our list of “petitions to watch” for that conference will be available soon. The post This week at the court appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, This Week at the Court


It's often cheaper to pay cash for your prescriptions rather than the co-pay, but the pharmacy is legally prohibited from suggesting it

America's health care is totally screwed up, Part Ten Gazillion: in many cases, the medicines your doctor prescribes are cheaper than the co-pay your health insurance charges, which means that if you just buy the meds instead of charging them to insurance, you save money. (more…)
Tags: Health, Post, Business, Money, News, Law, America, Scholarship, Pharma, Class War, Ripoffs, Gag Rules


1 Natural Way to Be Stress Free After Birth

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of 1 Natural Way, a  TRICARE breast pump All opinions are entirely my own. In 2005 I became a military spouse. I had no idea what that entitled, at all.  Almost exactly one year later to the day, I joined my husband in Vicenza Italy. It was a long 36-hour adventure with a (potty training) four-year-old. I had never been outside of the US, let alone on an airplane. I thought I was ready for an adventure of a lifetime. Boy, I sure didn’t know what ...
Tags: Parenting, Germany, US, UPS, Military, Usps, Venice, Bavaria, Reading Room, Don, Vicenza Italy, Spectra, Medela, TRICARE, Breastpump, Poland Austria Germany Italy


Walking at sunrise (because I don't want to walk when it's hot).

I had a nice 2-mile walk after putting up that first post of the day. It's going to get up in the 90s and I don't even like it when it's in the 80s. The solution is to be up and out early. Today, I got a low-70s walk, which was just fine. Only slightly hot for my taste, but good enough. We had a massive rainstorm the night before last, and there were some big branches down in our neighborhood. ... and some giant pools of standing water... [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Rain, Ann Althouse


At the Deep Purple Café...

... have your Saturday night conversation.And here's the Althouse Portal to Amazon. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Flowers, Ann Althouse, Purpleness


Successor Trustee

My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: arizona A successor trustee is supposed to resign if s/he can't do the work, not hire/name someone else to do it in his stead. If the next trustee discovers that the previous one DID hire/name some one else, what recourse do they have to remove that person and take care of the estate? How would they go about it? Would that be worth time and money, as the estate itself is small--less than 500K?
Tags: Law, Estate Planning, Administration And Probate


Some fascinating photography and dance at the Louvre...

... in this new Beyonce and Jay-Z video, which is called "Apeshit":There's lots of "Mona Lisa" in that video, but there's other Louvre art shown very well. Watch for "The Coronation of Napoleon" (beginning at 1:37 and then at 4:01). And the "Winged Victory of Samothrace" and the museum's beautiful staircase make a stage set for lots of interesting dancing.I've got nothing to say about the music, because I don't listen to this kind of music enough to be able to hear it, let alone have an opinion,...
Tags: Art, Beyonce, Law, Jay-z, Marijuana, Metaphor, Dance, Liverpool, Museums, Apes, Jay, Nuclear War, Napoleon, Louvre, Mona Lisa, The Kinks


#cjreform in the Texas GOP 2018 party platform

Grits is back from the Texas state GOP convention in San Antonio, where Just Liberty had a booth from which we promoted a number of criminal-justice reform planks in the . Delegates approved quite a few #cjreform items worthy of readers' attention:Raise the Age . Calls on the Lege to raise the age of adult criminal culpability from 17 to 18. End debtors prisons. The party wants to "end the incarceration of individuals because they cannot pay tickets, fines, and fees for Class C misdemeanors, i...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Gop, United States, House, San Antonio, Legislature, John Cornyn, Joe Straus, Gritsforbreakfast, DRP, James Dickey, Congress Medical, Criminal and Civil Justice, Byron Cook


"And I remember at that point saying, well, you know, thank you very much kind of thing, and he sort of continued chatting and, and said, and made a comment about his travels he was headed on."

"And I said, well, we’ve got to get going to the hotel. And I said I’m sure you’ve got somewhere to, to go. And he said yes. And I forget where he told me he was going. He was flying somewhere, but...I’ve forgotten where. He said I’m going to wherever I’m off to. And then he made some comment about West Virginia. And I do not know if he was headed to West Virginia. I just don’t know...if that was the reference to it. And he made a...comment about West Virginia and coal issues and how their probl...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Congress, Loretta Lynch, Washington, West Virginia, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Bill, Department Of Justice, Evidence, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Clinton


Purchase Contracts: Grantor of a Life Estate is Living but Wants to Turn Over Property to Remainderman

My question involves real estate located in the State of: Ohio I want to purchase a property that is now listed as a Life Estate. A friend is the "Remainderman" of a property left by her father, with her step mother listed as (LE) Grantor. The step mom has placed herself in a resthome because of a permanent stroke and she can no longer take care of herself. She has told my friend, that she has no further interest in the property, that she can have the property now to sell or do with what she w...
Tags: Law, Ohio, Buying, Selling and Conveying Real Estate, Life Estate, Remainderman


How Peppa Pig became a video nightmare for children

James Bridle’s essay on disturbing YouTube content aimed at children went viral last year. Has the problem gone away – or is it getting worse?In November of last year, I read an article in the New York Times about disturbing videos targeted at children that were being distributed via YouTube. Parents reported that their children were encountering knock-off editions of their favourite cartoon characters in situations of violence and death: Peppa Pig drinking bleach, or Mickey Mouse being run over...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Family, Technology, Children, Internet, Youtube, Censorship, Life and style, Society, Culture, Britain, New York Times, Children's Tech, Parents and parenting, Mickey Mouse


A Very Social Judge

The Michigan Judicial Tenure Commision has filed charges of misconduct against a District Court judge. She allegedly failed to disclose a relationship with a police officer who was a key witness in a murder case in which she presided After... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, District Court, Legal Profession Prof, Judicial Ethics and the Courts, Michigan Judicial Tenure Commision


Speeding Tickets: What is the Definition of a School Zone

Hi, I'm hoping to get some suggestions on fighting this ticket. Basic info: Violation: Basic Speed Law 22350 Speed: 42mph w/ Lidar. No distance indicated. Ticket did not indicate what speed limit was violated. Where: County of San Mateo, California Time: 5:15PM Weather: Cloudy per ticket, but weather report was clear. I did TWD arguing illegal speed trap, found guilty. filed for TDN in person, was given a date like 48 days after request filed in person. (violation of 4.210(b)(7) cali...
Tags: Law, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets, San Mateo California, Speed Limit, School Warning Assembly


"Disclosing Prosecutorial Misconduct"

I just came across this article authored by Jason Kreag available via SSRN.  Here is its abstract: Prosecutorial misconduct in the form of Brady violations continues to plague the criminal justice system.  Brady misconduct represents a fundamental breakdown in the adversarial process, denying defendants a fair trial and undermining the legitimacy of the system.  Commentators have responded by proposing a range of reforms to increase Brady compliance going forward.  Yet these reforms have largel...
Tags: Law, Brady, Douglas A Berman, Jason Kreag


U.K.: “Accident management company ordered to pay record £70,000 in exemplary damages”

In what is believed to be the highest such award in the United Kingdom, MS Globenet Ltd. has been ordered to pay £70,000 [US $93,000] after being “found to be involved in 20 cases related to a major fraud ring, operating primarily in north London between 2012 and 2014.” An insurance company brought suit for “tort of deceit” and a judge found that the alleged accidents were fraudulent and that a director of the accident services firm “had been knowingly complicit in the fraud.” [Neil Rose, Litiga...
Tags: London, Law, Uncategorized, Fraud, United Kingdom, Neil Rose, Globenet Ltd, Insurance Times


Fraud: Is It a Crime to Lie About Being a Student to Receive a Discount

My question involves criminal law for the state of: California Suppose you are not currently a student but claim to be a "student" in order to obtain a discounted entrance rate for students at a movie theater or museum. The business did not ask for, and you did not provide, any student ID or any other evidence that you are a student, so you did not provide any false or outdated document. Have you nevertheless committed a crime?
Tags: Law, California, Criminal Charges


“… to force consumers to purchase and pay for cheese”

Kevin Underhill takes a closer and more textual look, though not a more respectful one, at the recent class action over Quarter Pounder pricing at McDonald’s [Lowering the Bar, earlier post and reader discussion] Tags: class actions, McDonald's “… to force consumers to purchase and pay for cheese” is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Mcdonald's, Class Actions, McDonald, Kevin Underhill


Disabilities and Accommodation: Disabled on Ground Floor Noisy Family Placed Above Us Fed Up

My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Texas Here's the story. It is long. I am desperate for how guidance with how to proceed. I am a disabled single mother of one autistic adult child and and 11 year old. I am disabled with a brain tumor of the 8th cranial nerve. I am SSD (single sided deaf) on the left and have hyperacousis on the right. Hyperacousis a debilitating hearing disorder characterized by an increased sensitivity to certain frequencies and volume range...
Tags: Law, Landlord-Tenant Law, Ground Floor Noisy Family Placed Above Us Fed


"Grandma strangles rabid bobcat with her bare hands."

ANY Post headline. The "Grandma" is a 46-year-old woman, DeDe Phillips. She was taking a photo of the animal when it "took two steps and was on top of me . . . it came for my face."“I took it straight to the ground and started inching my hands up to its throat... Once I got him where he wasn’t moving I started screaming for my daughter-in-law to call 911,” she said....“They go for your jugular . . . when they can get the vein you’re dead in a couple of minutes,” she said, noting she was careful ...
Tags: Law, Animals, Survival, Phillips, Ann Althouse, Rabies, DeDe Phillips


"When they gas the young ones, they literally cry out and squawk for their parents. The adult geese are slaughtered."

"It’s horrific. When they call it a goose roundup it doesn’t sound so bad. But what they are doing is cruel and unnecessary.... I get it. People who use the parks don’t want goose poop everywhere. But I don’t think those people are saying, ‘Hey. Let’s kill the geese.' We can deal with the problems geese create this year and then take more preventive steps next year to ensure no geese have to be killed. My organization is willing to help out. I’m confident lots of other people will, too. I just w...
Tags: Law, Birds, Animal Cruelty, Madison, Ann Althouse, Excrement, Said Mary Telfer, Alliance for Animals


Judge skeptical toward New York City climate lawsuit

“New York City’s attempt to hold five of the world’s biggest oil companies responsible for damage from global warming didn’t seem to impress a judge during oral arguments Wednesday to determine if a lawsuit can proceed.” Judge John F. Keenan grilled the city about its standing to sue, its own investments in the energy sector, and its attempt to dress up an already-lost challenge to emissions as a not-yet-tried challenge to sales of products resulting in emissions. “Aren’t the plaintiffs using t...
Tags: Law, Climate Change, NYC, New York City, Uncategorized, Attorneys General, Matthew, Aren, Keenan, Do As We Say, LARRY NEUMEISTER, John F Keenan, Pava, John O Brien Forbes Erin Mundahl


Life Estates: Grantor of a Life Estate is Living but Wants to Turn Over Property to Remainderman

My question involves real estate located in the State of: Ohio I want to purchase a property that is now listed as a Life Estate. A friend is the "Remainderman" of a property left by her father, with her step mother listed as (LE) Grantor. The step mom has placed herself in a resthome because of a permanent stroke and she can no longer take care of herself. She has told my friend, that she has no further interest in the property, that she can have the property now to sell or do with what she w...
Tags: Law, Ohio, Real Estate Ownership And Title, Life Estate, Remainderman


I'm finding my own little entry points into the IG report, and what's calling to me now is that damned phrase "Viva le resistance."

The IG report describes an instant message exchange on November 22, 2016. FBI Attorney 1 — referring to how much some subject of the FBI investigation got paid working for the Trump campaign — said "Is it making you rethink your commitment to the Trump administration?"And FBI Attorney 2 said “Hell no” and “Viva le resistance.”If that's supposed to be French, the word is "vive" not "viva," and "resistance" should have the feminine article, "la," not "le." If it's Spanish, "viva" is fine, there's ...
Tags: Law, Fbi, Language, Evidence, Free Speech, Trump, 2016 Campaign, Viva, Instapundit, Ann Althouse, IG, Executive Summary


Getting Fired: Employee Created Dissatisfaction Among Co-Workers

My question involves defamation in the state of: California First off employee did not like my bookkeeper because we found that he used a credit card without authorization for personal gain , then he started badmouth thing her and then he got other employees to follow along saying that we were accusing them of being thieves . then the next morning after the guys were delivering loads and order to come back and take another load to the same location they made the demand to see me as a group and...
Tags: Law, California, Employment and Labor, Employee Created Dissatisfaction Among Co Workers


Whatever happened to the sweet comedians?

I ask the internet, a propos of a conversation in last night's "Deep Purple Café," which had a photograph of some lush purple flowers. Xmas said:I'm surprised they are still selling purple lupines. I thought you were far enough East that they'd be considered invasive.And I said:These are not lupines. I am certain they are salvia because I have another picture of the same set of plants where the label, a sticker on the pot, is clearly readable. These are May Night Salvia. The 2 plants are complet...
Tags: Comedy, Law, Wikipedia, Plants, Xmas, Cher, Flowers, Sonny, Sonny Bono, Marty, Ann Althouse, Emotional Politics, Rhhardin, Men In Shorts, Furze, Yarnell


“Charleston burglar says phone lost at scene was still private; Supreme Court disagrees”

“Charleston burglar says phone lost at scene was still private; Supreme Court disagrees”: Andrew Knapp of The Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier has this report on a ruling that the Supreme Court of South Carolina issued on Wednesday.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Uncategorized, Charleston, Andrew Knapp, Supreme Court of South Carolina, Charleston S C Post


Non-Sequiturs: 06.17.18

* Are you paying too much in mutual-fund fees? If you're paying more than zero, then yes -- or so argue Professors William Birdthistle and Daniel Hemel in this interesting and persuasive op-ed. [Wall Street Journal] * James Comey, FBI director turned author (affiliate link), responds to the criticisms of him in the Inspector General's report. [Althouse] * It's complicated -- but just how complicated? Adam Feldman uses word counts and citations to measure opinion complexity during the current T...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Obamacare, Fbi, Artificial Intelligence, Peter Thiel, Machine Learning, Cryptocurrencies, Gawker, Thomson Reuters, Legal Ethics, Ryan Holiday, James Comey, Mutual Funds, Hulk Hogan


Suicides raise alarm about UK's treatment of child refugees

Three Eritrean teenagers killed themselves after travelling to Britain without their parents At least three teenage refugees who arrived in Britain from the migrant camp in Calais have killed themselves in the past six months, raising questions about how the Home Office and local authorities handle profoundly vulnerable asylum-seeking children and young people in the UK.Three young men from Eritrea, two of them aged 18 and one aged 19, have taken their own lives in London since last November. Al...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, Children, Africa, Society, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Britain, Eritrea, Young People, Calais



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