Category Archives: Litigation and Court Matters

A selection of articles relating to Court matters.

The sound of silence

Sounds, loud and soft, are an inescapable feature of life. To the extent that sound doesn’t upset or cause distress it is usually acceptable and can add to the quality of life. The air around us is constantly filled with … Continue reading

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Judicial discretion

“The discretion of a judge is said to be the law of tyrants; it is always unknown; it is different in different men; it is casual and depends upon constitution, temper, and passion. In the best, it is oftentimes caprice; … Continue reading

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“Arbitration is justice blended with charity”

Although that quote represents an ideal, it also reflects the fact that our legal system is mainly concerned with the administration of law, while arbitration has as its focus the resolution of a dispute rather than the strict application of … Continue reading

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Pride and Without Prejudice

One of the most significant stumbling blocks in resolving any dispute is pride. Where two people are in conflict, each earnestly believes that their position is the right one, and their opponent is wrong. In these cases it can be … Continue reading

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Upon my Oath

At a recent quiz I had the good fortune to be teamed up with three very engaging and knowledgable ladies. One of the questions which came up asked for the legal term for the wilful giving of false evidence in … Continue reading

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Hard cases make bad law.

I was relieved to learn during a conversation with a very proper and reserved friend last week that I am not the only person around to shout at the radio when driving. My most recent outburst was triggered by a … Continue reading

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The small claims court

The small claims court procedure has become an established part of the court system for resolution of minor matters. It has been extended recently to cover certain disputes between businesses. It provides consumers with an inexpensive and fast way to … Continue reading

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