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Jura Novit Curia in Canada

Jura Novit Arbiter in Canada J. Brian Casey[1] The concept of jura novit curia (the court knows the law) is a civil law doctrine, which in its purest form provides that the parties to a dispute have the obligation to prove the facts of their case, but it is the judge who will decide what

The City of Ottawa v. The Coliseum Inc., A Case Comment, Joel Richler

The domestic arbitration process in Canada has been vexed for many years by the question of appeals from arbitral awards. As recently noted in Highbury Estates Inc. v. Bre-Ex Limited,[1] there is no inherent right to appeal an arbitrator’s award; any appeal right comes either from statute, or by express agreement of the parties. As

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