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Posts from the ‘The Law’ Category


Beverly McClendon suing Tyra Banks: The Sex-Addict Showdown

Tyra Banks, the host of not only America’s Next Top Model but also her own show The Tyra Banks Show has been sued by the mother of a 15 year old girl who has claimed to be a sex-addict and had appeared on one of the episodes of the Tyra Show. Read moreRead more


What the Devils Lost For Ilya Kovalchuk

With the 2010 – 11 NHL Season right around the corner, the league has imposed sanctions on the New Jersey Devils. They came down hard on the Devils for attempting to deliberately circumvent the salary cap in their initial attempt to sign Ilya Kovalchuk. It was announced on Monday that Devils will be fined $3 million, they lose their third round draft pick in this years entry draft as well as a first round pick in one of the next four drafts. Read moreRead more


Cigarette Butt Litter Prevention Act

A new act proposed by Brant Liberal MPP Dave Levac, would have smokers paying upwards of $3000 to toss a cigarette on the ground. A City of Toronto bylaw already exists which fines individuals $365 for littering.  According to reports, around 4.5 trillion cigarettes are found on the ground every year worldwide, leading to chemicals into waterways and creating hazards for wildlife.  This proposed act, has only gone through its first reading and will not be talked upon until atleast next year. Read moreRead more


Equality – is it too much?

Existing in an ever growing modern society for a disabled person is hard; there are many challenges that have to be faced every single day. Their disability becomes a hindrance in finding quality work, even living life day to day without placing themselves in dangerous situations. Is it hard for disabled people to properly function in society solely because of their disability or are just the able bodied members of that society not paying enough attention to the fact that disabled people need to be put in positions where they feel like they are a part of a larger community? Businesses, organizations and some individuals lack the care needed to help disabled people feel part of a society. Disabled persons are willing and waiting to leave their mark, and make a contribution in the direction of progress in spite of their disabilities, all they need is a chance to do so. Read moreRead more


Franchising Law: The Value of Franchisee Associations

The following paper provides an outlook on the value of franchisee associations within a franchise network.  An International perspective is also provided.  Please note that references are available upon request. Read moreRead more


International Law: The Existence of “Enemy Combatants”

The following is a paper on the existence of the classification “enemy combatant”. It analyzes the ramifications on an individual once they are classified an enemy combatant, and the international laws that pertain to the classification.  Please note that references are available upon request, and this paper does not necessarily reflect the view of U Be The Read moreRead more


The Pirate Bay Case Note: International Copyright Infringement

Every single day millions of people log onto The Pirate Bay (‘TPB’). It is the 108th most frequently visited website on the internet. The site enables users to search through and download a vast collection of torrent files. These files give users the ability to download copyrighted works like games, music, and even movies that are currently in theatres. Are the developers and those involved with such a site liable for the copyright infringements that may ensue? Until recently, ambiguous Swedish copyright laws, a culture of file sharing, and the unique qualities of BitTorrent technologies allowed TPB to exist uninterrupted. This all changed recently in the Stockholm District Court. Read moreRead more