Ontario budget provisions aiming to limit Crown liability would also apply retroactively, thereby extinguishing existing lawsuits, including a class action by juvenile inmates who were placed in solitary confinement.
Proposed new legislation in Ontario will make it much harder to sue the provincial government for its negligence or bad faith.
Australia’s English-based common law system does not offer adequate protection against sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment laws in Australia are limited in their reach. But changing our tort law by adopting a rule from the Roman legal system could give victims another path to justice.
West Coast player Andrew Gaff received an eight-week suspension for punching Fremantle’s Andrew Brayshaw last weekend.
Given the legal issues that could arise from Gaff's punch on Andrew Brayshaw, it is time the AFL reviewed its policies.
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A century-old legal doctrine has protected MLB teams from liability, when a fans gets injured by a foul ball. New research shows why it's time that changed.
Robots in chains but are they really to blame when AI does something wrong?
There is much debate on the ethics of artificial intelligence machines that are designed to kill. But who's responsible when a non-lethal AI system causes damage, harm or even death?
The Netherlands has long embraced renewable energy, but some judges say it must do more.
The IPCC's UN-validated climate science could be used to hold governments to account.
Underwater cabinet meetings may soon be all too common.
Given that the IPCC now considers that climate change is “unequivocal”, that human influence is “95-100%” likely to be the dominant cause, and that its effects are already being felt around world, it is…
A famous US case of a woman suing McDonald’s for $2.9 million after scalding herelf is urban legend; but just how relevant is it to Australia?
Revelations an Adelaide woman, Jessica Wishart, is suing a McDonald’s franchise for scalds she received from coffee purchased at the restaurant have provoked outrage in the media, and inevitable comparisons…