June 23, 2017

Sex workers want to share stories at court challenge of prostitution laws

Downtown Eastside sex workers want to share their stories when the Supreme Court of Canada hears an Ontario challenge of the country's prostitution laws this summer. Canada's top court is set to hear the challenge on the laws that ban communication, keeping a bawdy house and living off the avails of prostitution in June. Pivot Legal Society is … [Read more...]

Aereo wins a crucial court battle, opens up partnership talks with ISPs and pay-TV providers

Something tells us the US Court of Appeals for the Second District has no intentions to kid around with its latest decision, despite it coming down on the 1st of April. In what can only be viewed as a monumental victory for Aereo, the aforesaid court has just rejected an appeal from a smattering of TV networks that are hellbent on stopping the … [Read more...]

Suspect in Skytrain stabbing spree appears in court

Crown counsel wants bail denied for one of the two teen girls facing charges after a stabbing spree on Skytrain. Crown says the 14 year old has a history of violence and was on bail at the time and should remain in custody as she is a safety risk. Crown also wants a psychiatric assessment done. Defence opposes the move says his client was not an … [Read more...]

BC Court of Appeal ruling pleases Mom of daughter killed by drunk driver

The mother of a young woman killed by a drunk driver two years ago is pleased BC's highest court has upheld the sentence handed to an impaired driver... who took the life of someone else's child. "She just needs to serve her time. Stop all the trying to get out of jail free card type thing and just go serve your time." Markita Kaulius -- who lost … [Read more...]

Richmond woman hopes to appeal murder case at Supreme Court of Canada

A Richmond woman convicted of murdering the woman she suspected of having an affair with her husband is not giving up her fight to stay out of prison. Jean Ann James is seeking approval for an appeal with Canada’s highest court. In January, the BC Court of Appeal upheld the now-72-year-old's first-degree murder conviction in the 1992 murder … [Read more...]

Court hears the case of convicted rioter accused of breaching conditions

She'd been drinking and she was dressed to go out.  That's how the police officer who arrested Camille Cacnio is describing the convicted Stanley Cup rioter who violated her curfew in January. Vancouver Police Constable Barry Selver says he pulled Cacnio over during a routine road check in Gastown and smelled alcohol on her breath after she … [Read more...]

Hit-and-run killer strikes out in court

Convicted hit and run killer Paul Antunes has lost his bid to be allowed to drive again four years after he's released from prison. He's currently serving five and a half years for criminal negligence causing the deaths of Stanley Wong and John Larkin. They were two of the three men Antunes struck on November 11th, 2005 in downtown … [Read more...]

Dates set for Federal Court Judicial Review of HD Mining jobs

It's another legal loss for the operators of a new underground coal mine in northern BC. A Federal Court judge has authorized a judicial review sought by two building trades unions into the federal program letting HD Mining hire more than 200 Chinese employees for work that may have been done by Canadians.   The three-day review … [Read more...]

Berner applies for leave to appeal conviction at Supreme Court of Canada

Carol Berner, the Delta woman who caused the death of Alexa Middelaer in 2008, is trying to have her conviction overturned at the Supreme Court of Canada. Berner filed leave to appeal her guilty verdict in Ottawa earlier this month, after a lower court turned her down last fall. Today, lawyer David Tarnow has asked the BC Court of Appeal to adjourn … [Read more...]

U.S. court finds against BC Hydro in massive lawsuit

BC Hydro officials say they plan to appeal a U.S. court ruling that has ordered them to pay $ 265 million. A California judge has ruled Hydro’s Powerex subsidiary manipulated markets during the state’s energy crisis in 2000. In a statement, Powerex chief legal officer John Irving says: "We see this latest decision involving 16 energy … [Read more...]