Legal Word of the Day: “Cavil”


Cavil: An overreaching, quibbling or unfair objection; to engage in sophistry.

Related Cases:

Decision No. 2356/08, 2009 ONWSIAT 1794 (CanLII)
“To cavil over the timeframe of the actual diagnosis is likely exacerbating a mental and physical condition deleteriously… ” – Worker represented by a paralegal.

Hill v. Air Canada, 2003 CHRT 4 (CanLII)
“[The} position treats the distinction in London Omnibus as a cavil: evidence is evidence, and in most cases at least, it is artificial and even disingenuous to pretend that it does not have probative effect.”

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