When the Stanley Cup was not awarded because of a labour dispute between the National Hockey League and its players, a lot of legal issues arose. Read this article to learn about some of the key questions and answers.
In the 2008 volume of the Canadian Legal Eduaction Annual Review (CLEAR), I trace the history of the Stanley Cup trust, and describes the events surrounding the 2004-2005 lockout, including a lawsuit over ownership of the Cup. I show that a case study of the Stanley Cup can be a rich resource for teachers of property law and that it can enliven the sometimes dreary subject of property law.
CLEAR is available from Thomson Carswell here; the full text of my article on the Stanley Cup can be downloaded here.