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2 shaken baby cases to be appealed after review

TORONTO, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Two people convicted in shaken baby cases in Ontario have been granted appeals following reviews of all such cases in the province, officials said.

IKEA monkey's 'mom' ordered to pay $83,000 in legal costs

TORONTO, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A Toronto lawyer who called herself the "mom" of a coat-and-diaper-clad monkey found wandering in an IKEA parking lot was hit with an $83,000 legal bill Friday.

Canadian Supreme Court strikes down anti-prostitution laws

OTTAWA, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Canada's Supreme Court has unanimously struck down anti-prostitution laws that sex workers said inhibited their safety and security.

Canadian peace activist acquitted of refusing to fill out census form

TORONTO, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Audrey Tobias, a World War II vet turned anti-war activist, was acquitted Wednesday of refusing to fill out a Canadian census form as a protest.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, June 10, 2013.
By United Press International

Woman accused of hiding stillborn baby will get another trial

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, May 3 (UPI) -- Canada's Supreme Court agreed Friday that a woman charged with hiding her stillborn baby, and acquitted, should have a new trial.

Gang membership can prevent liquor license

TORONTO, March 19 (UPI) -- A strip club operator can lose his liquor license for being a member of the Hells Angel motorcycle gang, an appellate court in Canada has ruled.

Hell's Angels' liquor license contested

TORONTO, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- An Ontario court made a series of errors when it chose not to revoke the liquor license of a Hell's Angels chapter president, a lawyer said.

Court to rule on veils during testimony

TORONTO, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court of Canada has been tasked with deciding whether a Muslim rape victim should be allowed to wear a niqab veil while testifying in court.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 10, 2012.
By United Press International

'High-handed' Canadian judge reprimanded

TORONTO, March 20 (UPI) -- A Canadian judge has been reprimanded for abuse of authority after dismissing criminal cases because a prosecutor was late in returning to court.

Judges overturn 'sexsomnia' acquittal

TORONTO, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A Canadian appeals court in Toronto has overturned the acquittal of a man who claimed he was asleep while having sex with a woman five years ago.

Teacher: Child porn was out of concern

BARRIE, Ontario, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A Canadian retired teacher charged with having child pornography on his computer told an Ontario court he viewed it out of concern for a troubled student.

Ontario pit bull ban to be challenged

TORONTO, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Ontario's pit bull ban is based on a definition of the dog that is far too broad and is therefore unconstitutional, a Canadian civil rights lawyer claims.

'Habitual' DUI killer driver gets jail

MILTON, Ontario, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A Canadian man with a history of impaired driving charges was sentenced to more than seven years in prison for a Toronto-area accident that killed two people.

$6.5M awarded for wrongful conviction

TORONTO, July 7 (UPI) -- The Canadian province of Ontario Monday awarded $6.5 million in damages to a man wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to death when he was 14.

Chronic fatigue firing upheld, damages out

OTTAWA, June 27 (UPI) -- Canada's Supreme Court issued a split opinion Friday wiping out punitive damages to a Honda Canada employee who was fired based on his chronic fatigue syndrome.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 10, 2008.
By United Press International

Media sources protection sought in Canada

OTTAWA, March 26 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court of Canada has been asked by the National Post newspaper to define the rights of reporters to protect confidential sources.

'Buried' alibi key to Canada murder appeal

TORONTO, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A veteran lawyer told a Canadian appeals court prosecutors buried the alibi of a client who was convicted of murder in 1972.

Canada court rejects new verdict request

TORONTO, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Canada's Ontario Court of Appeal has refused a request to create a new verdict for wrongly-convicted people who are later cleared of the charges.

Convict cleared in niece's death

TORONTO, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A Canadian who spent 12 years in prison for the death of his 4-year-old niece was acquitted Monday by an appellate court.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, June 10, 2007.
By United Press International

Conrad Black vows to regain empire

TORONTO, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Former newspaper magnate Conrad Black vowed in an Ontario court filing to regain control of what remains of his business empire.

Ex-NHL agent charged with sex exploitation

NAPANEE, Ontario, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A former NHL agent who was the target of a murder-for-hire plot appeared in an Ontario court Wednesday charged with sexual exploitation and assault.
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