November 16, 2019, I am suspending my vow of silence for a minute for this important message. Silence will resume after this commercial break.
Defamation suits in this country are easily brought, but very hard to defend by the accused party. The vast majority of defamation suits manifest as counter-claims in sex cases or attempts to silence whistleblowers breaching NDA's. Such defamation lawsuits are evidently strategic and abusive 100% of the time, but one of their perks is how foreseeably weak and auto-destructive they have to potential to be.
If your reputation is based on other people’s fear and keeping to themselves what they think about you, then your reputation is a pile of crap to begin with. It won't take much effort to bring that to light.
A defamation counter-claim against a misconduct victim who's been gracious enough to litigate her claim (instead of burdening the criminal system and/or lashing out on social media) provides the victim opportunity right off the bat in discovery to prove the truth of the alleged misconduct (in the main claim) and also that the author of the misconduct is a narcissistic asshole who brings counter-suits to silence victims, which amounts to abuse of process as to the counterclaim.... enough so as to make out a factum for summary judgment in the main claim and call it a day.
In Quebec, damages are not presumed but truth is not a full defense. Unsurprisingly, defamation suits form a large bulk of civil litigation. I've been threatened so many times over the years that defamation defenses have become a reflex. In sum, I prefer a lawsuit to a thousand empty threats.
That being said, it came as a mild surprise that over half of my Torts final centered on defamation defenses. This is a one day, one breath exam. Hillary Thomas is the hypothetical client who is about to be sued for excessive tweeting (not a tort) / in defamation of a public figure. Nothing strategic, just a plain ole twitter problem...
September 20, 2019. The gig economy is becoming the new face of a globalized legal industry with its own mechanisms for protection of the public, from escrow services to conflict resolution that rarely takes longer than a week to get your money back (versus a year through a formal complaint to the bar). Corporate law is particularly trending in that way because it is basically office work.
As common law is progressively taking over the internet as a unified global system, the "uberization" trend of the legal industry is revolutionizing the traditional law firm business model, allowing young attorneys to form long distance partnerships, find clients online, and run their businesses exactly like law firms, minus the insane overhead.
Overall, anything other than litigation, arbitration or close work with humans is being outsourced to paralegals, attorneys, and legal technicians providing services worldwide on specialized online hubs.
Just to say that I was looking for something else, but I found this. I love this paper.
September 17, 2019. This is how you know that the court of appeal didn't read your transcripts.
... As it turns out, all of the listed "missing" exhibits weren't missing at all.
À part la pochette de P12 qui dit en français et en anglais que le défendeur est en effet producteur, se trouve-t-il que P15 à P99 sont des magasins qui s'obstinaient avec l'injonction intelocutoire en cours d'instance, donc à plusieurs années lumière de la première fixation de sons
Someone had to take the blame, so it fell on the stenographer. (décision sur sentence)
May 22, 2019, With the blessing of both Bankruptcy Court and Superintendent, our new label Sunami Records has acquired title to 700 songs, abandoned online by the trustee in the bankruptcy of Mile End Records for creditors to freely use and exploit.
One may wonder, if you can just take anything online and use it, why run for legal title? I agree. The difference lies in what happens when you get sued. Without title, you're limited by statutory restrictions on user-generated content (no commercial use). A couple of judgments ratifying an abandonment that would otherwise be infringement get you a solid defense if you get sued for commercial use. This is how you legally take user-generated out of its non-commercial pit.
In this historic turn of events, I can only say that so far, the adversarial process of our justice system has worked out wonders for me. Strategically losing certain battles has made me win a war.
April 18, 2019, This final application copyrights the story of the underlying case that got us the award of damages. Its adaptation straight to film aims to document how non-access to justice (a.k.a obstruction) can ultimately end up in a proprietary remedy.
(0) The pilot starts with electronic dance music assets lighting up bankruptcy court. The most boring place on earth turns into an arena of economic effervescence. How?
(1) Episode 1, Credibility Idol. introduces you to the harsh reality of distinctions, exclusions, and preferences based on sex and gender identity. It is your walk through the desert, where you literally feel like you're dying, but in fact are constantly reborn.
(2) Episode 2 centers on the main obstacles of access to justice: deliberate incompetence and "human errors" and how to use them to your advantage. We have identified a list of scenarios shuffling on repeat through several cases, including mine.
(3) Episode 3 expands on artificial intelligence as the "renaissance" of our justice system. There is too much legal tech to cover in just one episode, so we will focus on evidence algorithms, intent recognition robots, and virtual judges.