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.
Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto (central) greets supporters after a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, 17 April 2019.
Indonesia's General Election Commission (KPU) has announced incumbent Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's victory in 2019 presidential election. His opponent Prabowo Subianto, plans to challenge the result. Here's why it will likely end up in vain.
Trump’s tax returns have been a rallying cry for Democrats since the 2016 campaign.
While the Treasury secretary says House Democrats lack a 'legitimate' reason for demanding Trump's tax returns, a former IRS attorney explains that the law says otherwise.
Can’t spot the problem?
Research into attitudes reveals some startling findings.
Witness testimony is often a key element of a trial. While nonverbal behaviours such as crossed arms or furtive glances can influence decision-makers, often their beliefs about such cues are inaccurate.
Facial expressions and gestures can impact the outcome of a trial that depends on the credibility of witnesses.
Julian Assange goes back to court in London on May 2.
The US indicted WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange for conspiring to hack into a government computer. But the prosecution of Assange may also pose a risk to the rights of journalists in the US.
Erik Brunetti believes his FUCT clothing brand deserves a trademark.
Reuters/Patrick T. Fallon
A trademark law scholar explains why the impossible-to-apply standard, dating back to the early 20th century, is ineffective and needs to be abolished.
Attorney General William Barr at an April 18 press conference about the public release of the special counsel’s report on Donald Trump.
AP Photo/Patrick Semansky
The full report on the special counsel's Trump investigation has now been made public. As people, Congress and prosecutors nationwide dig into Mueller's findings, here are three key issues to watch.
As a society, we often don’t think about how legal professionals might be affected by the work that they do.
UK forensic science and technology is lurching from crisis to crisis. A fundamental reform of governance and policy making is needed.
Here's what the law says ... so far.
Lawsuits against Purdue say its drug Oxycontin played a key role in the opioid epidemic.
The $270 million settlement may not mean a whole lot if Purdue files for bankruptcy as it's reportedly considering.
Guards take apart the death penalty chamber at San Quentin State Prison on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP
A law professor from the University of California, Hastings considers why a moratorium in California could be influential.
A detective holds a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, the same type of gun used in the Sandy Hook School shooting.
AP Photo/Jessica Hill
The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that the families of the Sandy Hook shooting victims could sue a gun maker, a decision that could open the floodgates to more lawsuits.
The campaign continues.
Police have to analyse over 31m documents, 2,500 pieces of evidence and 2,332 witness statements. This makes Grenfell the biggest and most complex corporate manslaughter case ever brought.
Rose McGowan, with #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, was among the first women to speak out against Harvey Weinstein.
Workers are increasingly not keeping their employers' secrets secret, as evidenced by the mass whistleblower event that is the #MeToo movement.
The anti-sexual violence bill aims to prohibit and prevent sexual violence including rape, forced prostitution, sexual slavery and sexual torture in the household, workplace and in public.
The anti-sexual violence bill protects and supports victims of sexual violence.
Tongue splitting: one of the procedures the defendant was convicted for.
A body modification practitioner has been convicted of causing grievous bodily harm with intent – even though he had the consent of the 'victims'.
Australian Muslims are divided on whether women will get a fair deal under Islamic dispute resolution if it is implemented here.
Islamic dispute resolution is a way of avoiding court but resolving disputes under Islamic law. Other countries use this approach. But is it right for Australia?
Journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a 2014 press conference in Bahrain.
Jamal Khashoggi's brutal murder happened at a consulate, a space not subject to the laws of the host country, Turkey. That means the alleged murderers did not fear interference by local authorities.