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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Dec 17

    “Brian Sinclair Did Not Have to Die”

    “Brian Sinclair Did Not Have to Die”
    Brian Lloyd Sinclair died in September 2008 in the emergency department waiting room of Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre at the age of 45. He was pronounced dead in the early hours of September 21, 2008 after he had spent some 34…
  • Dec 17

    Avoiding Communications Claims in Litigation

    Avoiding Communications Claims in Litigation
    No matter what the area of practice, the number one source of claims at LAWPRO is a breakdown in communication between the lawyer and client. Between 2008 and 2013, nearly 4,600 communications claims – an average of 762 a year –…
  • Dec 17

    Should the ICC Do Anything About CIA Torture?

    Should the ICC Do Anything About CIA Torture?
    It shouldn’t come as any surprise to you that, before December 2014, the United States tortured its detainees. However, when the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released a 525-page excerpt of its findings on the US detainee…
Rank this Week: 36

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, December 17, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Christian law school to fight decision to deny accreditationOntario fails to track complaints against Crown attorneys - Toronto StarWalmart ordered to pay $188 million for cutting…
  • Dec 16

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, December 16, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Harper government names a slew of new federal judges, but none for Ontario despite 31 vacanciesThe evolution of fraudulent conveyance – Indcondo v. Sloan - Lexology Sony…
  • Dec 12

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, December 12, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, December 12, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Multibillion-dollar Quebec lawsuit against Big Tobacco now in the hands of judge Bank of America ordered to pay Florida couple $1M for harassing them with 700 collections…
Rank this Week: 96

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

Daily Canadian legal news blog powered by the team from Law Times and Canadian Lawyer.

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Dec 17

    News Roundup — December 17, 2014

    News Roundup — December 17, 2014
    CanadaSecurities regulators concerned about lost equity flow, Reuters'Respectful use' of Rehtaeh Parsons' name will not be prosecuted under publication ban: Justice minister, Chronicle HeraldNew rules across North America will ensure…
  • Dec 17

    It’s raining judges in Ontario

    It’s raining judges in Ontario
    Late Tuesday, Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced 22 appointments to the bench in Ontario. Of those, 17 are new appointments and many of them are Crowns, former Crowns, or government lawyers. Ontario had the largest number of unfilled…
  • Dec 16

    No question, running stop signs is just negligent driving: judge

    No question, running stop signs is just negligent driving: judge
    A recent decision by the Court of Appeal for Ontario is being viewed as a welcome gift to municipalities who have felt “under siege” by road claims.Kirk Boggs, an insurance lawyer with Lerners LLP says the Fordham v.…
Rank this Week: 180

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Dec 11

    Rheumatoid Arthritis Claim Rejected Following Low Velocity Collision

    Rheumatoid Arthritis Claim Rejected Following Low Velocity Collision
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, rejecting the allegation that a collision caused a Plaintiff to suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. In today’s case (Kabani v. Lee)  the…
  • Dec 10

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Damages For Chronic Pain Following Three Collision

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Damages For Chronic Pain Following Three Collision
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing fault and damages following a series of collisions. In today’s case (Shinzay v. McKee) the Plaintiff was involved in three collisions.…
  • Dec 4

    Brain Injury Claim Dismissal Upheld Following Credibility Concern

    Brain Injury Claim Dismissal Upheld Following Credibility Concern
    Reasons for judgement were released today (Minhas v. Sartor) by the BC Court of Appeal upholding a trial judgement which rejected a claim for an alleged “severe and permanent brain injury” following concerns about the…
Rank this Week: 218

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Covers law foundations of Canadian Law. From McGill University's Neil Wehneman and Erin Morgan.

http://www.lifeofalawstudent.com
  • Jul 11

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou
    I started writing this article the other day for an attorney law blog and realized how silly it sounded. I put in all of the work and then realized that probably everyone knows that sipping on that Red Bull and Vodka isn’t any good…
  • Dec 4

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?
    A court appointed ad litem (often referred to as guardian ad litem in Raleigh) refers to a court-appointed advocate for children involved in court proceedings.  These guardian ad litem volunteers represent the best interests of the child…
  • Nov 26

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill
    You’ve probably seen the shocking videos of de-beaked chickens shoved thirty to a cage at a factory farm, or rats running rampant at a food processing plant. Such things are upsetting to see- but as a member of the public, you…
Rank this Week: 260

Climate Change Law Practice Group…

Climate Change Law Practice Group Blog

Features news about Canadian renewable energy and sustainable developments. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Climate-Change-Law-Practice-Group
  • Jun 28

    Obama Speaks About Conditions for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

    Obama Speaks About Conditions for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline
    President Obama spoke on U.S. climate change at Georgetown University on Tuesday. In this speech he commented, for the first time in months, on the Keystone XL pipeline which will carry crude oil from Alberta’s oil sands to refineries…
  • May 21

    Wallstreet Firm Eyes Renewables in Japan

    Wallstreet Firm Eyes Renewables in Japan
    Goldman Sachs announced today that it plans to invest as much as $490million (50 billion yen) in renewable energy projects in Japan over the next five years.  That's a lot!  Bloomberg reports that "the Wall Street firm also…
  • May 15

    Environment MInister says Canada Needs Better Price on Oil to Address Climate Change

    Environment MInister says Canada Needs Better Price on Oil to Address Climate Change
    Canada's Environment Minister, Peter Kent, told the Financial Post in an interview from London that "[t]he ability of the oil and gas sector to absorb tough government controls on their greenhouse gas emissions depends on Canada getting a…
Rank this Week: 394

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Dec 17

    ‘Tis the Season of Giving

    ‘Tis the Season of Giving
    As the holidays quickly approach, Canadians begin to turn their minds to everything the holiday season brings – parties, food and drink, and quality time with others. During the holidays, people also think about charity- giving their…
  • Dec 16

    Hull on Estates #400 – Releases and the distribution of an estate

    Hull on Estates #400 – Releases and the distribution of an estate
    Listen to Hull on Estates #400 – Releases and the distribution of an estate Today on Hull on Estates, Paul Trudelle and Stuart Clark discuss the recent article “Release Me: An analysis of the law surrounding the use of releases in…
  • Dec 15

    A Cautionary Tale on Separating Legal Cost

    A Cautionary Tale on Separating Legal Cost
    The recent decision in Georganes v. Bludd 2014 ONSC 4655 (CanLII) addresses the issue of the entitlement of an Estate Trustee (in defending litigation) to have their legal fees paid by the Estate, despite having a personal interest in the…
Rank this Week: 462

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

Features environmental law updates on climate change, compliance, and pesticides. By Dianne Saxe.

http://envirolaw.com
  • Dec 15

    Four Big Ideas on Climate Change

    Four Big Ideas on Climate Change
    The UN climate convention conference that just wrapped up in Lima was meant to deliver a draft for a new universal climate agreement to be inked in Paris, France next year and to come into effect in 2020. Before the meeting, hopes were…
  • Dec 10

    Pollution Probe Honours Dokis First Nation Power Project

    Pollution Probe Honours Dokis First Nation Power Project
    Jennifer attended the 2014 Pollution Probe Gala to witness Chief Denise Restoule of the Dokis First Nation accept Pollution Probe’s 2014 Sustainability Award in connection with the Okikendawt Project—a 10 MW hydroelectric…
  • Dec 9

    Reducing confusion about Blue Box decision

    Reducing confusion about Blue Box decision
    the flaws in the rejected model are precisely why municipalities have received smaller payments since 2009. Now that this model has been discredited, municipalities will receive larger payments, just as they did in 2014 Read Reducing…
Rank this Week: 404

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

Covers the harm of excess copyright enforcement. By Howard Knopf.

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 417

Law is Cool

Law is Cool

Law school blog and podcast from Canada.

http://lawiscool.com
  • Jul 13

    Can we balance work and our personal life?

    Can we balance work and our personal life?
    By: Hilary Bowser It can be extremely difficult to work in the field of law and make time for our family and friends. Many believe that to be successful in our careers we must make sacrifices in our personal life. Is there truly a way to…
  • Jul 9

    by Stephanie Hannah

    by Stephanie Hannah
  • Jul 8

    My Clio Day

    My Clio Day
    By: Hilary Bowser
Rank this Week: 409

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall…

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall Law School Library Blog

Covers developments in legal information and legal information technologies for research and practice.

http://libblog.osgoode.yorku.ca
  • Dec 16

    Festive Footstools and Best Wishes from the Osgoode Library

    Festive Footstools and Best Wishes from the Osgoode Library
    It’s the last week of exams before the New Year holiday break at Osgoode. The students are stressed. We have seen them doing jumping jacks in the group study rooms. So we weren’t so surprised when we discovered this expression…
  • Dec 15

    New LLMC Digital Titles Added to the Library Catalogue

    New LLMC Digital Titles Added to the Library Catalogue
    130 new LLMC Digital titles have been added to the library catalogue. Access to the LLMC Digital database is available here. “LLMC, a non-profit cooperative of libraries, is dedicated to – and passionate about – its…
  • Dec 11

    New HeinOnline Resources Added to the Library Catalogue

    New HeinOnline Resources Added to the Library Catalogue
    Approximately 650 new HeinOnline resources have been loaded to the library catalogue: American Indian Law Collection 2 new titles Foreign Relations of the U.S. 1 new title History of International Law 33 new titles U.S. Congressional…
Rank this Week: 520

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 16

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries Webinar on Communicating and Proving Your Expertise

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries Webinar on Communicating and Proving Your Expertise
    The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) is organizing a webinar on January 27, 2015 on Defining, Communicating and Proving Your Expertise:"This session describes the processes and requirements for professional services providers…
  • Dec 15

    Interview With Manager of Law Library of Congress Blog

    Interview With Manager of Law Library of Congress Blog
    I have often blogged about In Custodia Legis, the blog of the Law Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.The DigitalGov site has an interview with Andrew Weber, Legislative Information Systems Manager for the Library. Weber manages the In…
  • Dec 14

    Canadian Library Association 2014 Advocacy Review

    Canadian Library Association 2014 Advocacy Review
    The Canadian Library Association (CLA) has published a short review of its advocacy initiatives for 2014.These included:the promotion of Canadian Library Monthstatements on the funding of prison libraries, budgets cuts to Statistics Canada,…
Rank this Week: 657

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Covers developments in privacy law. By David T.S. Fraser.

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Dec 15

    Audio of interview with Macleans Magazine about SCC Fearon cell phone privacy decision

    Audio of interview with Macleans Magazine about SCC Fearon cell phone privacy decision
    Last week, I was interviewed by Cormac MacSweeney for Macleans Magazine about the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in R v Fearon. Listen to the full 15 minute-long interview here:
  • Dec 8

    Former federal privacy commissioner Bruce Phillips has died at 84

    Former federal privacy commissioner Bruce Phillips has died at 84
    Bruce Phillips, who served as Canada's Privacy Commissioner from 1991 to 2000 has died at age 84. See: Former journalist and federal privacy commissioner Bruce Phillips dead at 84 | Metro.
  • Nov 28

    Nova Scotia FOIPOP Review Officer annual report for 2013

    Nova Scotia FOIPOP Review Officer annual report for 2013
    Nova Scotia's new Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Review Officer, Catherine Tully, has just tabled the annual report for 2013 [PDF]. Former review officer Dulcie McCallum was at the helm for the period covered by the…
Rank this Week: 661

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

Covers British Columbia wills, trusts and estates law, elder law and estate litigation. By Stan Rule.

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 13

    Pasadena Courthouse

    Pasadena Courthouse
    I took this photograph of the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, Pasadena Court last March.
  • Dec 6

    Fraud on the Power: TLC The Land Conservancy of British Columbia v. The University of British Columbia

    Fraud on the Power: TLC The Land Conservancy of British Columbia v. The University of British Columbia
    In her will, dated February 15, 2007, Jessie Binning, expressed the hope that her home, designed by her late husband, architect and artist, Bertram Charles Binning, would be preserved as a historic site.  Specifically, her will…
  • Nov 29

    Re Mulgave School Foundation

    Re Mulgave School Foundation
    If you make a large gift to a charity, you may have a specific purpose in mind, such as buying equipment for a hospital, building a new church, or funding scholarships in the Faculty of Engineering. Whatever you have in mind, consider whether…
Rank this Week: 620

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers Canadian immigration law from a Toronto perspective. By Max Chaudhary.

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Dec 9

    Canadian Immigration Applicant, You Deserve the Best! (Evidence )

    Canadian Immigration Applicant, You Deserve the Best! (Evidence )
    The phrase ‘best evidence’ is used in legal proceedings and refers to the premise “that no evidence was admissible unless it was “the best that the nature of the case will allow“”.  This means putting…
  • Dec 2

    Misrepresentation on Steroid

    Misrepresentation on Steroid
    As is often the habit of the current government, the announcement about harsher penalties for misrepresentation were published around 4 PM on  Friday, 21/11/2014, at a time when people are least attentive about such serious matters.…
  • Nov 26

    No Law, Some Policy for Immigration Work visas Can Lead to Rejection

    No Law, Some Policy for Immigration Work visas Can Lead to Rejection
    A lot of laypersons  may be surprised to find out that some work visas are not based on law but on policy.  Policy is the least strong in the hierarchy of Law/Regulations/policy.   Some work permits based on policy…
Rank this Week: 566

Visaplace.com Canada & US…

Visaplace.com Canada & US Immigration Lawyers

Covers immigration issues for people seeking to migrate to Canada or the United States. By Niren & Associates.

http://www.visaplace.com/blog-immigration-law
  • Jul 11

    Federal Court of Appeal rules illegal immigrant has no right to free health care

    Federal Court of Appeal rules illegal immigrant has no right to free health care
    Illegal immigrant can’t get health care because she didn’t pay application fees A Grenadian woman who came to Canada in 1999 and remained in Toronto after her visitor visa expired has been denied free health care by the Federal Court of…
  • Jul 10

    Review our Immigration Services! How did we do for you?

    Review our Immigration Services! How did we do for you?
    We get a lot of traffic from our website. www.VisaPlace.com is one of the most popular immigration sites in North America and I would guess the world. Many of our clients find us online for Canadian and US immigration services. Of course our…
  • Jul 7

    Denied Entry to Canada: TRP approved and husband and wife united!

    Denied Entry to Canada: TRP approved and husband and wife united!
    Hi Shab, It was a little frightening but I got through immigration on Friday with a TRP valid until 31 July. Ron will scan and send the TRP to you first thing Monday morning and I presume we will have to get an application for an extension…
Rank this Week: 644

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 857

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

Provides legal information of interest to landowners in the areas of agriculture law, energy law and environmental law. By John Goudy.

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 868

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Covers Canadian legal forms. By Michael Carabash.

http://www.dynamiclegalforms.com/blog/
  • Sep 2

    You want improvements? I’m listening…

    You want improvements? I’m listening…
    The Will-O-Matic is, in my humble opinion, the best online automated software on the Internet in Canada, Australia and the UK.  It’s very easy to use, comprehensive and flexible and educates users along the way.  It’s so…
  • May 5

    How to Write a Will

    How to Write a Will
    How to Write a Will Look, if you’re looking to write your own Will, you’ve come to the right place: Introducing…The Will-O-Matic Wizard CLICK “Get Started” button now… The Will-O-Matic is a very dynamic,…
  • Feb 25

    Protect Your Loved One

    Protect Your Loved One
    …by dividing your property, appointing representatives, and helping avoid court battles. Without a Will your property will be divided according to government laws, which may not be in accordance with your wishes.  This may not be…
Rank this Week: 760

Venture Law Lines

Venture Law Lines

Venture capital and startup business advice. By Suzie Dingwall Williams.

http://venturelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    When University Commercialization Offices Turn Troll

    When University Commercialization Offices Turn Troll
    Bloomberg reports that the patent licensing office at the University of New Mexico has launched a lawsuit against Intel alleging infringement of a UNM patent for a process of making circuit boards.The lawsuit comes on the heels of rumoured…
  • Nov 16

    What to do When Blackberry KIKs You to the Curb

    What to do When Blackberry KIKs You to the Curb
    This morning the blogosphere was abuzz with news that Blackberry had removed KIK from the Blackberry APP World store, without apparently providing any reason for doing so. It's not clear whether this is actually the case, but let's assume for…
  • Sep 23

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd
    The value of a severance agreements for departing CEOs lies not only in how much they promise to pay, but in what protection it preserves. Mark Hurd's agreement with HP sets out some of the subtleties that you should ensure your own…
Rank this Week: 794

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Dec 17

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-16

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-16
    Istore c. Paradies 2014 QCCS 5995 http://t.co/yKMFLpmftN Quebec court has no jurisdiction over breach of confidence in Georgia -> Combating Counterfeit Products Act Receives Royal Assent http://t.co/Bk0tPg3e6p -> Appeals court rehears…
  • Dec 16

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-15

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-15
    France Says It Will Ban Uber’s Low-Cost Service in New Year http://t.co/CysXEH6I7L -> Anonymous targets Swedish government for shutting down Pirate Bay http://t.co/HLcJPzDhjx -> Tech giants at odds with global privacy rules…
  • Dec 15

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-14

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-14
    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-12-13: Vietnam composer takes legal action against music do… http://t.co/cA4Nddttxn -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-12-13 http://t.co/VoGVMSPjJo ->…
Rank this Week: 1111

ELLA Blog

ELLA Blog

From the Edmonton Law Libraries Association.

http://apps.edmontonlawlibraries.ca/Blog/
  • Dec 16

    eReference Library on ProView

    eReference Library on ProView
    Letting you know about a problem (hopefully temporary) with this product:  the pdf you 'create' in order to print from this product will NOT include the information within a footnote.  The footnotes are not connected to…
  • Aug 27

    Re the Table of Contents pages in the Carswell catalogue

    Re the Table of Contents pages in the Carswell catalogue
    I had hoped to be able to use grab the Table of Contents pages posted in PDF at the book record in the Carswell catalogue, in order to make routing of Publisher Note and Release Note pages more efficient.  Why scan…
  • Aug 27

    Changes to PACER

    Changes to PACER
    Did you catch this news item re changes to PACER content? http://legalinformatics.wo rdpress.com/2014/08/26/p acer-says-large-numbers-of-u-s-federal -court-documents-are-no- longer-available-i n -its-database
Rank this Week: 977

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Dec 15

    Bill Cosby Plays the Race Card

    Bill Cosby Plays the Race Card
    Let me put my cards on the table. I never did like Bill Cosby, didn’t think he was funny, and wondered why everyone went ga-ga over him, especially Oprah. However, I never dreamt in a million years that he was a long-term sex offender,…
  • Dec 14

    Hollywood’s Take on Divorce

    Hollywood’s Take on Divorce
    Today’s post looks at the lighter side of divorce and separation with a review of my top three “divorce” movies. And the winners are…. 1. The War of the Roses Who can forget the outrageous antics of Michael Douglas…
  • Dec 13

    Attorney Uses Forged Power of Attorney to “Pull the Plug” on Her Wealthy Father

    Attorney Uses Forged Power of Attorney to “Pull the Plug” on Her Wealthy Father
    Elder abuse is a world-wide phenomenon that has only recently received the attention and research dollars that it deserves. For our senior citizens who are victims of caregivers or family members, the emotional and physical damage and…
Rank this Week: 952

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Covers upcoming and decided appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. By McCarthy Tétrault LLP

http://www.canadianappeals.com
  • Dec 15

    Ontario Court of Appeal Clarifies Test To Be Applied At Rule 48.14 Status Hearing

    Ontario Court of Appeal Clarifies Test To Be Applied At Rule 48.14 Status Hearing
    By Kosta Kalogiros and Trevor Courtis In Kara v. Arnold, 2014 ONCA 871, the Ontario Court of Appeal seized an opportunity to revisit its recent jurisprudence regarding status hearings and to clarify the interrelation between its recent status…
  • Dec 10

    Apprehending Reasonable Apprehension of Bia

    Apprehending Reasonable Apprehension of Bia
    Three Recent Reasonable Apprehension of Bias Findings by the Ontario Court of AppealBy Dharshini Sinnadurai Careful observers may have noticed that the Ontario Court of Appeal has allowed three civil appeals on the basis of reasonable…
  • Dec 2

    The U.K. Supreme Court revisits equitable compensation in commercial transaction

    The U.K. Supreme Court revisits equitable compensation in commercial transaction
    By Sam Rogers Trusts are widely used in commercial transactions. But, as creatures of equity, trusts raise issues that may not be immediately familiar to everyone who relies on them in the commercial world. Indeed, the interrelationship…
Rank this Week: 1100

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

Commentary on Canadian trademarks & technology law. By Clark Wilson LLP.

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Dec 15

    Combating Counterfeit Products Act Receives Royal Assent

    Combating Counterfeit Products Act Receives Royal Assent
    On December 9,2014 Royal Assent was given to Bill C-8, the Combating Counterfeit Products Act. The intention of Bill C-8 is to give the government and holders of trade-marks and copyrights new mechanisms for enforcement, along with…
  • Oct 1

    Canadian Intellectual Property Office posts proposed amendments to Trade-marks Regulation

    Canadian Intellectual Property Office posts proposed amendments to Trade-marks Regulation
    The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has today posted proposed amendments to the Trade-marks Regulations at http://bit.ly/1xCOIEj  The consultation period for these proposed amendments is from October 1 to November…
  • Aug 27

    CIPO’s acceptable wares and services entries: added to TMClass, made Trilateral friendly

    CIPO’s acceptable wares and services entries: added to TMClass, made Trilateral friendly
    CIPO has announced two interesting changes regarding its Wares and Services Manual. TMClass First, CIPO-approved entries have now been added to TMClass, a multi-jurisdictional database of acceptable goods and services claims maintained…
Rank this Week: 1214

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Nov 24

    Common Employer Doctrine is Alive and Well

    Common Employer Doctrine is Alive and Well
    An Ontario judge in de Kever v. Nemato Corp. 2014 ONSC 6576 (CanLII) recently reviewed the law applicable to the so called common employer doctrine. Ms. de Kever sued for a declaration that all the Defendants were her common employer and she…
  • Sep 2

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage
    In most wrongful dismissal cases, the court is required to address the trifecta of issues: What is the applicable period of reasonable notice of termination to which the terminated employee is entitled following an application of the usual…
  • Aug 29

    Entitlement to Bonus Payments on Termination

    Entitlement to Bonus Payments on Termination
    Employers will sometimes include language such as the employee will only receive a bonus if he or she is employed on the date the bonus is paid out. Courts have shown some reluctance to enforce such arrangements. The issue was recently…
Rank this Week: 1266

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Law library information by Canadian Law Librarian Connie Crosby.

http://conniecrosby.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 14

    Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: My Chapters Now Available

    Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: My Chapters Now Available
    Earlier this  year I was very pleased to contribute to the book Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: The View from the Inside, edited by Ulla de Stricker and published by IGI Global.The official description from the…
  • Nov 13

    Email Policies - Some Resource

    Email Policies - Some Resource
    I think a lot about governance in projects I work on: who is going to do what, who is going to oversee it, and how things will be maintained. A big piece of the picture are policies, guidelines and procedures. Without this type of…
  • Aug 23

    Announcing Social Media Engagement Certificate at University of Toronto - On-line Courses Start Sept. 9th

    Announcing Social Media Engagement Certificate at University of Toronto - On-line Courses Start Sept. 9th
    I have more project news to share:I am excited to announce a new Social Media Engagement certificate through the iSchool Institute at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto that Daniel Lee and I will be teaching starting in…
Rank this Week: 1245

TN Visa Attorney Blog

TN Visa Attorney Blog

Covers TN visa and green cards for Canadian professionals. By Brian D. Zuccaro.

http://www.tnvisabulletin.com/nafta-tn-blog/
  • Apr 24

    TN Visa → Green Card Based on Marriage to U.S. Citizen (~4 Month Process)

    TN Visa → Green Card Based on Marriage to U.S. Citizen (~4 Month Process)
    Green CardCase Info.Case History / Issues:Applicant was a Canadian citizen, and held TN visa status. Applicant subsequently married a U.S. citizen.Strategy:Reviewed case to ensure no preconceived intent issues, or potential employment gap or…
  • Apr 4

    TN Visa Approval - Systems Analyst, Degree Geology/Chemistry

    TN Visa Approval - Systems Analyst, Degree Geology/Chemistry
    TN VisaCase Info.Background:Citizen of Canada.TN Category:Computer Systems AnalystJob title / duties:Informatics Consultant. As the applicant's job title was not specifically Computer Systems Analyst, it was essential to include proof that…
  • Feb 10

    CBP Only Admitting Same-Sex Spouses under B-2 Statu

    CBP Only Admitting Same-Sex Spouses under B-2 Statu
    According to a recent liaison meeting with its Buffalo, NY office, USCBP does not have a formal, national policy in place yet addressing the admission to the U.S. of same-sex spouses who are dependents of individuals holding temporary visa…
Rank this Week: 1161

Environmental, Energy and…

Environmental, Energy and Resources Law

Covers Canadian environmental, energy and resources law topics. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Environmental-Energy-and-Resources-Law
  • Mar 13

    Alberta Court of Appeal Confirms the Difficulty of Obtaining Summary Judgment in Terminating an Oil and Gas Lease

    Alberta Court of Appeal Confirms the Difficulty of Obtaining Summary Judgment in Terminating an Oil and Gas Lease
    The Court of Appeal of Alberta recently released its decision in the case of P. Burns Resources Limited v Locke, Stock & Barrel Company Ltd., (2014 ABCA 40). The decision dealt with an oilfield lease held by Locke, Stock & Barrel…
  • Jan 30

    Energy Safety and Security Act Introduced

    Energy Safety and Security Act Introduced
    As we previously reported, the Federal Government announced last year that it would introduce legislation to increase the amount of liability coverage required for nuclear plant operators and offshore oil and gas production. [More…]
  • Dec 4

    Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance

    Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance
    “This plan reflects what we heard from thousands of people and dozens of organizations across the province” - Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy [More…]
Rank this Week: 1055

Small City Law Firm Tech

Small City Law Firm Tech

Provides software tips and advice for common law-office software including Word, Outlook, MS Windows and Adobe Acrobat. By Vivian Manning.

http://vmanning.posterous.com/
  • May 13

    Office 2013: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Office 2013: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    My new post up this morning at Attorney At Work: Microsoft Office 2013 has been available for several months, but Office 2010 has been stable and mostly well-received in our firm. And with staff and lawyers already overwhelmed by the…
  • May 1

    Filed Under "You Learn Something New Every Day": Posting from Word to Exchange Public Folder

    Filed Under "You Learn Something New Every Day": Posting from Word to Exchange Public Folder
    One of the many things I enjoy about my work is the constant learning and discovery.  Even if it's a 'small' discovery, as this one is, it's often enough to make a difference in a workday. I'm always looking for more efficient ways…
  • Apr 30

    Them’s The (Email) Rules!

    Them’s The (Email) Rules!
    My latest post is up at the ABA Law Technology Today blogPlease head off here to read the full post: A couple of weeks ago our offices installed a brand-spanking new VoIP phone system.  I've been geeking out for the last little…
Rank this Week: 1120

Wines and Information Management…

Wines and Information Management (WIM)

In-house counsel blawg on e-disovery, the impact of IT on the law and vice versa, information/knowledge management and wines. By Dominic Jaar.

http://dominicjaar.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1227

Canadian Securities Law Online

Canadian Securities Law Online

Covers Canadian securities law topics, including disclosures, corporate governance, mergers, registration and compliance. By Stikeman Elliott.

http://www.canadiansecuritieslaw.com/
  • Dec 17

    IIROC releases guidance regarding definition of foreign organized regulated market

    IIROC releases guidance regarding definition of foreign organized regulated market
    The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada earlier this week published guidance reminding dealers that trades executed off-marketplace in reliance of the exemption to execute trades on a foreign…
  • Dec 12

    IIROC proposes transaction-based debt market regulation fee model

    IIROC proposes transaction-based debt market regulation fee model
    The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada yesterday proposed a new transaction-based debt market regulation fee model.  While IIROC considered a number of options, it ultimately proposed a fee model based on primary…
  • Dec 11

    CSA propose amendments to recognize Aequitas as senior exchange

    CSA propose amendments to recognize Aequitas as senior exchange
    The Canadian Securities Administrators today published proposed amendments to a number of national and multilateral instruments, including NI 41-101, NI 44-101 and MI 61-101, intended to ensure that the rules applicable to…
Rank this Week: 1746

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 1494

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

Covers employment law for U.S. companies with employees in Canada: By Fasken Martineau.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Dec 14

    Compliance framework is proposed for Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program

    Compliance framework is proposed for Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program
    by Thora Sigurdson In June 2014, the Canadian government introduced changes to the country’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). These changes were intended to make it more difficult and expensive for Canadian employers to hire…
  • Dec 7

    A face for radio? Employment law lessons from the Jian Ghomeshi scandal

    A face for radio? Employment law lessons from the Jian Ghomeshi scandal
    By Kyla Stott-Jess Over the last month, the Canadian news media has devoted significant time to covering the Jian Ghomeshi scandal. Aside from the celebrity gossip factor, the story has had such staying power because it touches on so many…
  • Nov 30

    Purchaser of bankrupt Quebec business found liable to executive it didn’t hire

    Purchaser of bankrupt Quebec business found liable to executive it didn’t hire
    By Marie-Gabrielle Bélanger The purchaser of all the assets of a bankrupt business will be bound by the employment contracts of the bankrupt company and must therefore honor these contracts. So ruled the Court of Appeal of Quebec in a…
Rank this Week: 2047

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

Covers developments in cyber law and insurance. By Richard J. Bortnick.

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Dec 14

    Snapchat Data Breach – A Case Study

    Snapchat Data Breach – A Case Study
    In early October 2014, the popular mobile messaging and social media app Snapchat suffered a very high profile leak of approximately 100,000 to 200,000 user images sourced from the database of a Snapchat third-party client, SnapSaved.…
  • Dec 7

    NIST Framework as Basis for Standard of Care for Cyber Security

    NIST Framework as Basis for Standard of Care for Cyber Security
    When the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) released its Cybersecurity Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (the “Framework”), (a priority program for the federal…
  • Nov 19

    Cyber Security Indeed: Derivative Action Dismissed Where Board Proactively Addressed Cyber Risks and Exposure

    Cyber Security Indeed: Derivative Action Dismissed Where Board Proactively Addressed Cyber Risks and Exposure
    In the first of what is certain to become a cottage industry of derivative lawsuits involving alleged inadequate cybersecurity and deficient public disclosures, on October 20, 2014, a New Jersey federal court granted a motion to dismiss filed…
Rank this Week: 1474

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 13

    20 Free Tax Secrets for Canadian

    20 Free Tax Secrets for Canadian
    I'm about to download this free book called "20 Free Tax Secrets for Canadians" by Allan Madan, and I thought it might be of interest to some of you readers as well. If so, click here to read more about this book and/or download it.…
  • Dec 11

    Updated table of intestacy for Alberta Probate Kit

    Updated table of intestacy for Alberta Probate Kit
    Those of you who are using my book, The Alberta Probate and Administration Kit, are probably aware that parts of it needed updating because of changes to the law since the book came out. One of the things that needed updating is the table…
  • Dec 8

    The executor is going to sell an asset and give the proceeds to non-beneficiaries. What do I do?

    The executor is going to sell an asset and give the proceeds to non-beneficiaries. What do I do?
    What would you do if, while waiting to receive your inheritance, you found out that the executor planned to sell an asset and give the money to someone who isn't a beneficiary? A reader who is in that situation wrote to me recently. His…
Rank this Week: 2061

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Dec 12

    Congratulations Wayne Renke

    Congratulations Wayne Renke
    on being appointed to the bench. More to come soon.
  • Dec 5

    Avoiding Rights Conflict in the Twitterverse

    Avoiding Rights Conflict in the Twitterverse
    This post is a slightly expanded version of an editorial that appeared in the Globe and Mail online addition, 5 December 2014. A remarkable moment in popular constitutionalism took place in Alberta this week. A private member’s bill which,…
  • Nov 26

    Desperate Passenger

    Desperate Passenger
    Say what you will about the Russians, but they are a tough bunch.
Rank this Week: 1979

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

Discusses news, cases, legislation and anything to do with Intellectual Property law.

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Dec 12

    Retrospective - Computer Software and Copyright

    Retrospective - Computer Software and Copyright
    In a world where everything is becoming more and more digital and reliant on computers to handle most tedious or complex tasks, software is king; it is what executes these tasks and makes things easier to do on the aforementioned devices.…
  • Dec 5

    Words in Action - Trademarks as Verb

    Words in Action - Trademarks as Verb
    This writer, for one, will fully admit to often using very well-known brands as the descriptive term for all such items, for example calling all plasters Band-Aids and all cotton-tipped plastic cleaning things (a technical term, undoubtedly)…
  • Dec 1

    Genetic Patents Saga Continues - Next Stop, Canada

    Genetic Patents Saga Continues - Next Stop, Canada
    After the Myriad Genetics saga has been experienced on both sides of the world, in the US and Australia (both discussed on this very blog quite extensively: US here and here; Australia here), the fight seemed to be over and the decision, at…
Rank this Week: 1436

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Nova Scotia personal injury cases and laws.

http://www.wagners.co/blog/
  • Dec 10

    Symptoms of mild, moderate and severe brain injurie

    Symptoms of mild, moderate and severe brain injurie
    Nova Scotia traumatic brain injury victims and their families often have questions about how doctors measure the severity of a TBI and what the prognosis is for someone who has suffered from head trauma. While all injuries to the brain...
  • Dec 4

    Addressing dental malpractice issues in Canada

    Addressing dental malpractice issues in Canada
    While many people dread dental procedures due to sensitivities or fears, dental malpractice can be a very real concern if a professional seems only to cause a problem to become worse. It may be difficult to know at what point...
  • Nov 25

    Wrongful death damages in Nova Scotia

    Wrongful death damages in Nova Scotia
    Nova Scotia residents may be surprised to learn that pain and suffering is not mentioned in the section of the Fatal Injuries Act that deals with damages that may be awarded in a lawsuit brought by families who have lost...
Rank this Week: 2167

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

Covers recent developments in construction law in Canada. By Thomas G. Heintzman.

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • Dec 9

    The Supreme Court Of Canada Avoids The Open Windows Issue

    The Supreme Court Of Canada Avoids The Open Windows Issue
    In my last article, I dealt with the recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Bhasin v. Hrynew. In that decision, the Supreme Court of Canada established two fundamental principles for the Canadian common law of contract: First, that…
  • Dec 2

    Contracts Must Be Honestly Performed Says The Supreme Court of Canada

    Contracts Must Be Honestly Performed Says The Supreme Court of Canada
    In its recent decision in Bhasin v. Hrynew, the Supreme Court of Canada has established two fundamental principles for the Canadian common law of contract. First, parties are under a general obligation to perform contracts in good faith.…
  • Nov 18

    A Mediation Obligation Is Enforceable Says The Ontario Court of Appeal

    A Mediation Obligation Is Enforceable Says The Ontario Court of Appeal
    Is a person bound to mediate before commencing an action or arbitration if the contract or applicable statute requires mediation? Or should an obligation to mediate only become effective after an action or arbitration has been commenced? And…
Rank this Week: 2045

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Discussion of Canadian wrongful dismissal cases and other employment law issues and decisions. By Kenneth A. Krupat.

http://joblaw.ca/blog/
  • Dec 8

    Poisoned Work Environment? Not In This Restaurant…

    Poisoned Work Environment? Not In This Restaurant…
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca What is a poisoned work environment? And when should the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal award damages to employees who might find themselves in…
  • Nov 27

    Dismissal of Ghomeshi: Some Employment Law Point

    Dismissal of Ghomeshi: Some Employment Law Point
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca The dismissal of Jian Ghomeshi from the CBC continues to dominate headlines. At this point, however, it has really become much more of a case…
  • Nov 17

    Just Cause for Dismissal? Hard to Prove.

    Just Cause for Dismissal? Hard to Prove.
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca What kind of conduct is just cause for the dismissal of a teacher?  If the teacher has been a long serving employee, the threshold will be…
Rank this Week: 1509

The Trial Warrior Blog

The Trial Warrior Blog

Covers law and justice in Canada. By Antonin I. Pribetic.

http://thetrialwarrior.com/
  • Dec 8

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction
    If you’re an Ontario litigator and thought suing your client for fees in Small Claims Court based upon a written retainer agreement was an option, then take a read of Justice Nordheimer’s decision in Jane Conte Professional…
  • Jan 29

    So Long, Farewell

    So Long, Farewell
    Following my initial reaction, I have had some more time to reflect on the recent decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada in Hryniak v. Mauldin, 2014 SCC 7 and  Bruno Appliance and Furniture,…
  • Jan 28

    2014 Canadian International Law Students Conference

    2014 Canadian International Law Students Conference
    I am privileged to be the keynote speaker at the upcoming  2014 Canadian International Law Students Conference, jointly presented by the International Law Society of University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Osgoode Hall Law…
Rank this Week: 1875

Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center

By Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP.

http://www.tdslaw.com/knowledge-center/
  • Nov 26

    Attention Snowbirds: Start Counting

    Attention Snowbirds: Start Counting
    On June 30, 2014, Canada and the U. S. implemented Phase IV of the Entry/Exit Initiative of the Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness Action Plan.   Pursuant to this initiative, the U. S.
  • Nov 10

    Getting What You Paid For: The Importance of Legal and Financial Due Diligence When Purchasing a Busine

    Getting What You Paid For: The Importance of Legal and Financial Due Diligence When Purchasing a Busine
    Prior to the acquisition of a business, the purchaser will usually have an opportunity to carry out financial and legal due diligence on the business. This period of time is commonly known as the due diligence period and normally lasts from a…
  • Oct 15

    Mapping Tsilhqot’in and Keewatin in Treaty Land

    Mapping Tsilhqot’in and Keewatin in Treaty Land
    The newsletters, conferences and webcasts are all still abuzz with the Supreme Court of Canada’s 2014 decisions in Tsilhqot’in (June 26) and Keewatin (July 11). The two cases will frame the discussion…
Rank this Week: 1447

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
  • Nov 20

    The insured’s application for…

    The insured’s application for long-term disability benefits was denied by the adjuster for five months after the time of her claim. The insured alleges that in denying her claim, the adjuster and the insurer did not act in good faith.…
  • Nov 20

    Where a person is not a named insured on…

    Where a person is not a named insured on an automobile policy and that person operates a vehicle listed on that policy, the policy holder for the vehicle is not absolutely liable under section 258 of the Insurance Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. I.8, if…
  • Nov 20

    A first party insurer claimed…

    A first party insurer claimed indemnification from a second party insurer for statutory accident benefits paid to an insured following a motorcycle accident. It was held by both the arbitrator and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on…
Rank this Week: 1819

Heintzman ADR

Heintzman ADR

Discusses the nature and advantages of ADR and contains annalyses about recent case law dealing with ADR. By Thomas G. Heintzman.

http://www.heintzmanadr.com/
Rank this Week: 1903