The use of exceptional circumstances should rarely be “the first club out of the bag” to reduce sentences, say lawyers following a successful appeal by the Crown to lengthen a man’s jail time for stealing a gun in a break and enter.It was late last year the Court of Appeal of Manitoba sided with prosecutors and quashed a lower court’s sentence of three months in jail for Taylor Burnett, 23.Justice Christopher Mainella, in R. v. Burnett  MBCA 122, deemed the sentencing judge to have put...
An Ontario Appeal Court decision involving hot water, burned hands and a Starbucks barista is a reminder that employees can be sued along with their employers when it comes to the injury of customers, lawyers say.In late December, the Court of Appeal, in hearing Sataur v. Starbucks Coffee Canada Inc. 2017 ONCA 1017, granted an appeal by Abigail Sataur and her litigation guardian, who are suing Starbucks, a manager of one of its Brampton stores and a server.The server is alleged to have...
An Appeal Court’s acquittal of a Nova Scotia man convicted of stashing bins of pot in the woods surrounding his ex’s home highlights the potential flimsiness of circumstantial evidence, lawyers say.That is what defence lawyers had to say when weighing in on the case of Lonnie Power, whose conviction for posessing marijuana for the purpose of trafficking was overturned in October by the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".