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Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents, insurance and disability claims. By Goldfinger Personal Injury Law.

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Contingency Fees in Personal Injury Cases in Ontario

    Contingency Fees in Personal Injury Cases in Ontario
    Recently, contingency fee agreements in Ontario for personal injury cases have come under attack. Seeing this sort of news is very disappointing and disheartening. A recent decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal on this issue was…
  • Jun 21

    Victim of Crime in Ontario? Head to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board

    Victim of Crime in Ontario? Head to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
    The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB) is a government body which awards compensation to victims of crime and their families following a criminal act. It’s an important tribunal because for many victims of crime, it’s the…
  • Jun 15

    Should I return to work after my Long Term Disability Claim or Car Accident (Ontario)

    Should I return to work after my Long Term Disability Claim or Car Accident (Ontario)
    A number of our clients ask our lawyers whether or not they should try returning to work after they’ve been denied Long Term Disability Benefits, denied Income Replacement Benefits, denied CPP Disability Benefits, or are simply…
Rank this Week: 2786

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 356

Blogosaurus Lex

Blogosaurus Lex

By the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

http://www.cplea.ca/blog/
  • Jun 28

    LawNow Vol. 40-6 July/August 2016

    LawNow Vol. 40-6 July/August 2016
    Canada has joined a small group of countries and U.S. states with an assisted dying law.  This issue looks at the new law and how Canada came to this enormous change in social, health and legal policy.  Volume 40-6  July /…
  • Jun 21

    CPLEA Welcomes New Executive Director

    CPLEA Welcomes New Executive Director
    Effective July 1, 2016, Jeff Surtees joins the Center for Public Legal Education Alberta as Executive Director. Jeff grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where he attained his Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) and Juris Doctor degrees. …
  • May 10

    Information for Fort McMurray Evacuee

    Information for Fort McMurray Evacuee
    Information for Fort McMurray Evacuees If you were evacuated from Fort McMurray due to the wildfires, consult the following resources for more information during this difficult time Emergency Updates Website (Government of Alberta)…
Rank this Week: 4659

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/
  • Jun 28

    No Forced “Consent” When Attending Court Ordered Medical Examination

    No Forced “Consent” When Attending Court Ordered Medical Examination
    Although there are conflicting authorities on the subject in British Columbia, reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, finding it is not appropriate for a Court to order a Plaintiff to sign a…
  • Jun 27

    $80,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Permanent, Partially Disabling Shoulder Injury

    $80,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Permanent, Partially Disabling Shoulder Injury
    Adding to this site’s archives of pain and suffering awards for shoulder injuries, reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing non-pecuniary damages at $80,000 for a permanent,…
  • Jun 27

    $265,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for PTSD and Major Depressive Disorder

    $265,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for PTSD and Major Depressive Disorder
    In what is one of the highest non-pecuniary awards in Canadian history for psychiatric injuries, reasons for judgement were released last week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing non-pecuniary damages of $265,000 for…
Rank this Week: 210

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Jun 28

    Cultural compatibility: predictor of a transaction’s potential succe

    Cultural compatibility: predictor of a transaction’s potential succe
    We have previously reported on human capital considerations in M&A transactions; in this post we consider how corporate culture affects a deal’s possibility of success. While qualitative considerations often sit on the backburner in…
  • Jun 21

    Corporate residency for tax purpose

    Corporate residency for tax purpose
    A corporation that is resident in Canada for Canadian income tax purposes is subject to Canadian income tax on its worldwide income. On the other hand, corporations that are not resident in Canada are only subject to Canadian income tax on…
  • Jun 15

    M&A update in the global metals industry

    M&A update in the global metals industry
    In the past, we reported on PwC’s ongoing analysis on M&A activity in the global metals industry. PwC released its most recent report in the series, entitled “Forging Ahead: First-quarter 2016 global metals industry…
Rank this Week: 4544

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Jun 28

    Johnson takes on GC role at TCHC

    Johnson takes on GC role at TCHC
    No stranger to controversial jobs in government, Mark Johnson is taking on the role of general counsel at the embattled Toronto Community Housing Corp. “I’m quite excited about it and looking forward to it,” says Johnson,…
  • Jun 28

    Legal news roundup - June 28, 2016

    Legal news roundup - June 28, 2016
    Canada N.S. man fights to have mentally incompetent status overturned, Canadian Press Brand new assisted dying law already facing court challenge, Canadian Press B.C. makes second bid to evict homeless people camping at courthouse, Canadian…
  • Jun 27

    Rare case sees Toronto police suing Crown prosecutor

    Rare case sees Toronto police suing Crown prosecutor
    Three Toronto Police Service officers are suing the Attorney General of Ontario after they say accusations made by an armed robbery suspect he’d been beaten by police went unchallenged in court by the Crown. The lawsuit by the three…
Rank this Week: 415

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title
    The list of new library titles added to the Supreme Court of Canada collection for the second half of June 2016 is now available on the Court website.It is possible to subscribe via e-mail to receive the list.
  • Jun 27

    Brexit - What Happens Now?

    Brexit - What Happens Now?
    Now that a majority of voters in the very (Dis)United Kingdom have voted in favour of leaving the European Union, what happens? The Canadian Bar Association's National offers some insight in an article on The legal implications of…
  • Jun 26

    Further Details About the Dissolution of the Canadian Library Association

    Further Details About the Dissolution of the Canadian Library Association
    The membership of the Canadian Library Association (CLA) voted on January 27, 2016 to dissolve the organization and launch a new federation of Canadian library associations.The CLA provided an update about the transition.It includes…
Rank this Week: 86

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Jun 28

    Is the Test to Unionize Tougher Than to Leave Europe?

    Is the Test to Unionize Tougher Than to Leave Europe?
    June 28 2016 Crazy week in Britain, huh. Among the most amazing things about the Brexit result, in my mind, is that such a momentous decision was left to be decided by a simply majority of ballots cast.  Approximately 52% of ballots…
  • Jun 7

    Collective Bargaining vs. Collective Voice in Labour Law: A Primer

    Collective Bargaining vs. Collective Voice in Labour Law: A Primer
    I chaired a panel last weekend in St. Johns for the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers that considered the collective bargaining aspects of the Ontario Changing Workplaces Review (CWR).  The CWR interim report will be…
  • May 31

    Technology in the Labour Law Classroom

    Technology in the Labour Law Classroom
    “Technology in the Labour Law Classroom” David Doorey, York University The Law Blog as Dialogue with Broader Legal, Political Community Exchange with Senator Eaton Blog as ‘news story’ Incorporating Current Events, New…
Rank this Week: 419

Employment & Human Rights Law in…

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

Covers class actions, discrimination, overtime and workplace policies in Canada. By Lisa Stam.

http://www.canadaemploymenthumanrightslaw.com/
  • Jun 28

    WIT: The Impact of Job Automation on Women in Tech

    WIT: The Impact of Job Automation on Women in Tech
    Machines are taking our jobs. Researchers at Oxford have analyzed the skill sets required for more than 700 jobs to determine which of them will be most susceptible to automation. They concluded that in the next few decades, over 47% of the…
  • Jun 24

    Microsoft Acquiring LinkedIn: What is the Employee Impact in a Share Transaction?

    Microsoft Acquiring LinkedIn: What is the Employee Impact in a Share Transaction?
    Guest Post by my colleague, Simone Ostrowski Microsoft Corp. and LinkedIn recently announced that Microsoft will soon acquire LinkedIn in a transaction valued at $26.2 billion – click here for the company’s announcement.…
  • Jun 17

    Koldorf Stam at WPC 2016 in July

    Koldorf Stam at WPC 2016 in July
    This summer, our firm will be hosting a booth at the 2016 Microsoft World Partner Conference (WPC).  We’re excited to connect with many of the 15,000 MS partners from around the globe who will be coming to Toronto…
Rank this Week: 2351

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    Lawfact of the Day: Family Law

    Lawfact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday June 28, 2016. Today we are talking about Family Law.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jun 28, 2016 at 6:33am PDTMany custody disputes in Ontario family law matters are now…
  • Jun 27

    Legal Aid Funding to Increase Provincially

    Legal Aid Funding to Increase Provincially
    Provincial Legal Aid will be provided with $30 million per year from the Justice Department. This, coming after 13 years of federal contributions remaining stagnant at $112 million per year. “All Canadians — no matter their…
  • Jun 27

    140Law: Legal Headlines for the Week of June 27, 2016

    140Law: Legal Headlines for the Week of June 27, 2016
    Here are the leading headlines from Wise Law on TwitterLaw Society to honour renowned legal luminaries (press release)Snoop Dogg in legal fight with MLSE over "Leafs By Snoop" marijuana product lineMitch Kowalski: Why small is beautiful…
Rank this Week: 162

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

Covers employment and labour law issues, including industrial relations/labour and human resources, business immigration and international mobility, enterprise and collective labour agreements and occupational health and safety matters, By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • Jun 28

    New whistleblowing rules for regulated entities in the UK

    New whistleblowing rules for regulated entities in the UK
    In October 2015 the UK regulators, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), released new whistleblowing rules for certain regulated entities in the UK (the New Rules). The New Rules impose…
  • Jun 28

    A warning for a slap : is it reasonable ?

    A warning for a slap : is it reasonable ?
    Under French employment law, the definition of a disciplinary sanction is broad as it is defined by law as being “any measure, other than a verbal observation, taken by an employer in response to an act of an employee which the employer…
  • Jun 28

    What are the latest developments on whistleblowing in the workplace?

    What are the latest developments on whistleblowing in the workplace?
    French employment law does not yet provide for a comprehensive and consistent set of rules for the purpose of protecting whistleblowers. Instead, French employment law tackles issues arising out of whistleblowing situations through a…
Rank this Week: 4738

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

Covers condominium law in Ontario, Canada. By Aird & Berlis LLP.

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Jun 28

    Court Declares That Owners’ E-Mail Addresses Are Not Condominium Record

    Court Declares That Owners’ E-Mail Addresses Are Not Condominium Record
    In a recent case, Wu v. CCC, a condominium unit owner sued the condominium corporation after the corporation refused to provide the owner with the e-mail addresses of all of the unit owners. The owner claimed that the corporation had breached…
  • Jun 21

    Court Orders Access to Condominium Unit

    Court Orders Access to Condominium Unit
    In a recent case, YCC No. 922 v. Lu, the owners of a condominium unit were ordered by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to permit the condominium corporation to enter the unit for the purpose of inspecting and repairing damage to the unit…
  • Jun 14

    Competition Bureau Launches Investigation into Condominium Renovation

    Competition Bureau Launches Investigation into Condominium Renovation
    Canada’s Competition Bureau (the “Bureau”) has launched an investigation relating to the supply of renovation/contracting services to condominiums in the Greater Toronto Area. The Bureau obtained a court order compelling…
Rank this Week: 1245

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jun 28

    Canadian File Sharing Lawsuit Could Upend Copyright Privacy Protection

    Canadian File Sharing Lawsuit Could Upend Copyright Privacy Protection
    The centerpiece of Canada's 2012 digital copyright reforms was the legal implementation of the "notice-and-notice" system that seeks to balance the interests of copyright holders, the privacy rights of Internet users, and the legal…
  • Jun 28

    How a File-Sharing Lawsuit Against Rogers Threatens Your Internet Privacy

    How a File-Sharing Lawsuit Against Rogers Threatens Your Internet Privacy
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on June 27, 2016 as How a File-Sharing Lawsuit Against Rogers Threatens Your Internet Privacy The centerpiece of Canada’s 2012 digital copyright reforms was the legal implementation of the…
  • Jun 23

    Fictional Claims: Why Kids Are Not Suffering With Canada’s Copyright Fair Dealing Rule

    Fictional Claims: Why Kids Are Not Suffering With Canada’s Copyright Fair Dealing Rule
    In recent weeks, there has been some media coverage claiming that Canadian educational materials are disappearing in the face of copyright fair dealing rules. For example, several weeks ago, Globe and Mail writer Kate Taylor wrote a column on…
Rank this Week: 43

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jun 28

    Buyer Tries Everything to Avoid Paying Commission to Agent

    Buyer Tries Everything to Avoid Paying Commission to Agent
    A recent decision of the Divisional Court demonstrates that some people will try anything to avoid paying a commission to their real estate agent. The buyer was under a representation contract with an agent. During that time the…
  • Jun 28

    Tips Tuesday

    Tips Tuesday
    Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on research and writing, practice, and technology. Research & Writing However Neil Guthrie Commonly misused.…
  • Jun 28

    Pick Two Cards. Any Two.

    Pick Two Cards. Any Two.
    It always amuses me when I see light-hearted references to the rather tedious-sounding Project Management Triangle (alternatively called the Triple Constraint or Iron Triangle). Much fun can be made of the idea that in…
Rank this Week: 29

All About Estates

All About Estates

Covers estates, trusts, tax, litigation, guardianship and elder care.

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Jun 28

    SHARES ISSUED FOR NOMIMAL CONSIDERATION: BE WARY OF VALUATION

    SHARES ISSUED FOR NOMIMAL CONSIDERATION: BE WARY OF VALUATION
    Recently, the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) was asked to comment on the tax consequences that may result from implementing an estate planning or income splitting arrangement which involves the issuance of shares that entitled the…
  • Jun 27

    Estate Trustee During Litigation – A Refresher from the STEP 2016 National Conference

    Estate Trustee During Litigation – A Refresher from the STEP 2016 National Conference
    The reality is, with the impending transfer of one of the largest amounts of wealth in our history from one generation to the next, we are likely to see a continued up-tick in estate litigation. Along with that there will be the increased…
  • Jun 24

    Can an executor act as a witness to a Will?

    Can an executor act as a witness to a Will?
    Two witnesses are sometimes hard to find. In a pinch, could an individual who is appointed as an executor under a Will act as a witness to that Will? In Ontario, the rules governing the formalities of Wills, including the eligibility of…
Rank this Week: 752

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/
  • Jun 27

    Nurse named beneficiary by elderly patient stands to inherit a million dollar

    Nurse named beneficiary by elderly patient stands to inherit a million dollar
    When a frail, elderly person changes his or her will to leave everything to his or her latest caregiver, it is usually problematic. This is because the situation involves so many factors that are suspicious, such as leaving out family or…
  • Jun 16

    Can the executor hire himself to do renovations on estate property?

    Can the executor hire himself to do renovations on estate property?
    Is it okay if the executor of the estate hires himself to do renovations on the estate property? A reader recently asked me about this. Read on to see his question and my comments. "I am the Executor of my Fathers estate. There are four…
  • Jun 15

    New survey shows 74% of Canadians don't have an up-to-date will

    New survey shows 74% of Canadians don't have an up-to-date will
    Recently I was contacted by the folks over at www.legalwills.ca to let me know about the results of a survey they had conducted. Their results are, in fact, really interesting. They report that 74% of Canadians don't have up-to-date wills.…
Rank this Week: 244

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Focuses on the legal issues impacting the fracking industry in response to the increasing importance of natural gas and shale, in particular, in the US energy mix. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of exploring and producing this abundant resource including regulatory, environmental and legislative developments. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    The Bureau of Land Management appeals hydraulic fracturing decision

    The Bureau of Land Management appeals hydraulic fracturing decision
    As discussed in a prior post, U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl recently struck down the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) hydraulic fracturing rule. In the BLM’s hydraulic fracturing rule, the BLM imposed stricter rules on well…
  • Jun 22

    Recent Hydraulic Fracturing Rule Invalidated

    Recent Hydraulic Fracturing Rule Invalidated
    Last year, the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a rule heightening the requirements placed on hydraulic fracturing operations on federal and tribal land. Specifically, the BLM heightened the rules for well casing and…
  • Jun 17

    Legislative Activity Update – Three Pennsylvania Bill

    Legislative Activity Update – Three Pennsylvania Bill
    The following bills, which have been introduced previously, have been acted upon by the General Assembly since the last Legislative Activity Update: PA Senate Bill 279 – Pennsylvania Grade Crude Development Advisory Council Act…
Rank this Week: 4935

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 4930

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/
  • Jun 27

    BCSC issues guidance on trade reporting and product determination rule

    BCSC issues guidance on trade reporting and product determination rule
    The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) has advised market participants that Multilateral Instrument 91-101 Derivatives: Product Determination and Multilateral Instrument 96-101 Trade Repositories and Derivatives Data Reporting (MI…
  • Jun 27

    Cybersecurity solutions highlighted by MFDA

    Cybersecurity solutions highlighted by MFDA
    The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) recently published guidance (the Bulletin) on contending with cybersecurity threats.  The Bulletin suggests a comprehensive suite of cybersecurity considerations that are widely used…
  • Jun 27

    IIROC membership disclosure rules finalized

    IIROC membership disclosure rules finalized
    The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) has published final amendments to the Dealer Member Rules which require dealer members to disclose that they are regulated by IIROC.  Under the new rules, a dealer member…
Rank this Week: 482

Les Actifs creatifs

Les Actifs creatifs

Covers legal and commercial developments affecting all forms of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright law, branding and advertising, trade dress and trade secrets. By Norton Rose Fulbright Canada.

http://www.actifscreatifs.com/
  • Jun 27

    Le Brexit et les brevets en Europe

    Le Brexit et les brevets en Europe
    Dans la foulée du référendum britannique, le mot « Brexit » était sur toutes les lèvres la fin de semaine passée. Les gestionnaires de propriété intellectuelle se demandent…
  • Jun 22

    Un aperçu des changements à venir dans la foulée du PLT

    Un aperçu des changements à venir dans la foulée du PLT
    C’est avec plaisir que je vous donne des nouvelles sur l’alignement de la Loi des brevets du Canada avec le PLT. Un petit rappel : le PLT, le « Patent Law Treaty », est un traité mis en place pour…
  • Jun 16

    Secrets industriels – Nouveaux recours civils aux États-Unis en cas d’appropriation illicite

    Secrets industriels – Nouveaux recours civils aux États-Unis en cas d’appropriation illicite
    Ce billet se veut la suite du premier billet écrit par mon collègue Fortunat Nadima Nadima, et qui avait comme trame de fond la Formule 1.  Je réitère que le secret est une forme de propriété…
Rank this Week: 4912

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Jun 27

    And Now a Word About Experiential Education

    And Now a Word About Experiential Education
    There have been a couple minor developments in relation to experiential education in Ontario that I thought were worthy of a blog post. This post is going to briefly overview both developments and give some analysis on what's occurring.So…
  • Dec 2

    Worst. Idea. Ever.

    Worst. Idea. Ever.
    I've been really busy with a new project and haven't had a lot of time to blog in the past few months. Hopefully in the new year I'll get back to posting regular pieces. One thing that I wanted to highlight is a trial balloon today from…
  • Oct 8

    Internships, Youth Unemployment, and the 2015 Federal Election: An Analysis of the Parties' Position

    Internships, Youth Unemployment, and the 2015 Federal Election: An Analysis of the Parties' Position
    This post originally appeared on the Canadian Intern Association website, but it's my analysis and I felt that my readers would appreciate reading it. A French version of the analysis can be found here. Additionally, I should be posting a…
Rank this Week: 1843

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
  • Jun 27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-26

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-26
    Facebook, Google Automatically Blocking Extremist Content https://t.co/JBKjUHf8c3 -> Forget What Congress Wrote, Forget What the Copyright Office Wrote; Court Of Appeals Re-Writes the Copyright Act https://t.co/sF0Kd6SYJb -> Computer…
  • Jun 26

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-06-25

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-06-25
    Extensive analysis of remedies for breach of confidence XY, LLC v. Canadian Topsires Selection Inc., 2016 BCSC 1095 https://t.co/8a9uThLg2u -> Big win for Rogers on division of powers grounds Rogers Communications Inc. v. Châteauguay…
  • Jun 25

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-24

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-24
    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-23 https://t.co/kxhsjX43v9 -> Copyright infringement claim dismissed MacNutt v. Acadia University, 2016 NSSC 160 https://t.co/MVUxQFhE6B -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-23…
Rank this Week: 590

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jun 26

    Who Knew? DNA Isn’t Always Reliable

    Who Knew? DNA Isn’t Always Reliable
    DNA evidence has proven to be a godsend for police investigators and a nightmare for criminals, whose skin, hair, blood, and other bodily fluids can provide damning proof of their involvement in criminal cases, usually involving sexual…
  • Jun 25

    Lawyer Falls for Nigerian Scam, Loses His Law License

    Lawyer Falls for Nigerian Scam, Loses His Law License
    Albert Einstein’s quotes are legion, but one of his most pithy is: “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” Along the same line, Judge Judy once remarked…
  • Jun 10

    New York Rabbi Ousted from Synagogue After His Fifth Divorce

    New York Rabbi Ousted from Synagogue After His Fifth Divorce
    In 2007 Newsweek magazine reported that Rabbi Marc Schneier was one of the top 50 Jews in America, renowned for founding the Hampton Synagogue in tony West Hampton Beach and the New York Synagogue in Manhattan. A media darling and interfaith…
Rank this Week: 714

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Jun 26

    Benefits beyond age 65?

    Benefits beyond age 65?
    By Marc Rodrigue The laws that generally provided for mandatory retirement in Canada have been eliminated. Across Canada, with very few exceptions, employees generally cannot be forced to retire at age 65. But can their benefits be cut off at…
  • Jun 19

    Ontario court finds government’s ‘intransigent’ bargaining strategy unconstitutional

    Ontario court finds government’s ‘intransigent’ bargaining strategy unconstitutional
    by Chris Pigott In 2015, we reported on the Supreme Court of Canada’s “New Labour Trilogy”—three landmark constitutional law decisions from January 2015 that called into question basic aspects of Canadian labor law.…
  • Jun 12

    Overcoming the hurdles in managing workers’ compensation claim

    Overcoming the hurdles in managing workers’ compensation claim
    by David Marchione, OHS Consultant/Paralegal Many employers struggle to efficiently manage workers’ compensation claims. Most provincial experience rating programs established by workers’ compensation boards are based on two…
Rank this Week: 1870

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

Covers legal and ethical issues for Canadian charities. By Mark Blumberg.

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 314

Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

Covers global privacy, data protection and cybersecurity regulatory and litigation environment. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/
  • Jun 24

    Privacy Shield Framework Sees Changes, EU Vote Expected in July 2016

    Privacy Shield Framework Sees Changes, EU Vote Expected in July 2016
    The United States and the European Union reportedly have agreed on changes to the EU-US Privacy Shield. A revised agreement has been sent to EU Member States, and a vote is expected to be held early next month, in early July 2016. If approved…
  • Jun 17

    Final CISA Guidance for Cybersecurity Information Sharing Published

    Final CISA Guidance for Cybersecurity Information Sharing Published
    On June 15, 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) and Department of Justice issued Final Procedures Related to the Receipt of Cyber Threat Indicators and Defensive Measures by the Federal Government (“Final…
  • Jun 12

    UAE Employees Jailed for Privacy Breach Before Ultimately Being Acquitted

    UAE Employees Jailed for Privacy Breach Before Ultimately Being Acquitted
    A recently-reported court case in the United Arab Emirates has highlighted the importance of establishing and implementing good privacy practices, even in the absence of specific data protection legislation. In late 2014, the UAE public…
Rank this Week: 4828

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Jun 24

    Bias in the Workplace

    Bias in the Workplace
    Bias in the workplace is often problematic but it is not on its own illegal. For example, it is not against the law for your boss to promote someone else or even fire you for the reason that she simply likes him better.  However, if the…
  • Jun 9

    Your Legal Rights in Disability Insurance Dispute

    Your Legal Rights in Disability Insurance Dispute
    An employee who becomes disabled, or otherwise becomes incapable of performing the essential functions of their job, and may be entitled to income replacement through the employer’s short-term and long-term disability insurance…
  • May 16

    Things a Leave of Absence Policy Must Include

    Things a Leave of Absence Policy Must Include
    Leave of absence policies are meant to provide employees with work-life balance and in certain circumstances, to give employees needed time away from work in urgent or compelling circumstances.  Some employers may also grants leaves for…
Rank this Week: 600

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Jun 24

    Validity of the Renewable Fuels Regulations under CEPA upheld

    Validity of the Renewable Fuels Regulations under CEPA upheld
    The Federal Court of Appeal has recently rendered a decision in another judicial review involving the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). Syncrude, which produces diesel fuel at its tar sands operations, commenced an application…
  • Jun 21

    Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit

    Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit
    Environmental Law Practice Group Leader, Paula Lombardi will be speaking at the upcoming Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit. See below for details on the event and click here to register. Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and…
  • Jun 16

    Minister owes no duty to be fair in administrative decision under CEPA

    Minister owes no duty to be fair in administrative decision under CEPA
    The Federal Court recently refused to order the Minister of Environment to convene a board of review for the purpose of reconsidering the government’s decision to list BENPAT as a toxic under the Canadian Environmental Protection…
Rank this Week: 298

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/
  • Jun 24

    Brexit Aftermath

    Brexit Aftermath
    After gifting us with July 1st and the Americans with July 4th, the British can now boast of June 23rd as their independence day! Already the pound is taking a pounding and PM David Cameron has already resigned! The Remain...
  • Jun 24

    SCC: Swab Away!

    SCC: Swab Away!
    Last year, I mentioned the case of R v Saeed, which was released yesterday. The SCC has now sanctioned penile swabs.
  • Jun 23

    Disney Adoption Court Day

    Disney Adoption Court Day
    A five year old kid is finally getting her adoption hearing so she can spend the rest of her life with her loving adoptive parents. So what could make such a hearing even more special? If all the court-staff, judge...
Rank this Week: 983

techblawg

techblawg

Focuses primarily on issues involving the intersection of law, technology and finance. By David Ma.

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Jun 23

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    attackers exploit bug in ethereum programming language to withdraw $50 million from the dao. yikes. https://t.co/MbKi5GOC37 2016-06-20 wow. supercell games acquired by tencent for $10 billion. https://t.co/sYQwaajBZQ 2016-06-22 [Click on…
  • Jun 16

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    citigroup sues at&t over use of the word "thanks". millions of canadians visiting the us now at risk. https://t.co/OUbLU0diqX 2016-06-10 gawker media files for bankruptcy; says it's the result of thiel-backed lawsuits.…
  • Jun 9

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    the dao is an organization formed using ethereum smart contracts. fascinating stuff. https://t.co/aWBS6MmaRD 2016-06-04 i wonder the extent to which future generations of lawyers will be involved in drafting smart contracts.…
Rank this Week: 567

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Jun 23

    A Reference Guide for Reference Letter

    A Reference Guide for Reference Letter
    One of the more confusing issues that employers deal with is what to do in the face a request for a reference letter by a departing employee. While dealing with a reference letter for a stellar employee is easy, the task becomes more…
  • Jun 21

    CPP Expansion

    CPP Expansion
    Retirement savings in this country has been a hot topic of late, and yesterday evening in Vancouver the federal government and (most of) the provinces announced that they have reached a deal to expand the Canada Pension Plan. The deal must be…
  • Jun 20

    Limiting Liability: Incentives and Benefits on Termination of Employment

    Limiting Liability: Incentives and Benefits on Termination of Employment
    You’ve terminated an employee without cause, what do you owe them? It may be more than you think. As a starting position, employees are entitled to compensation for what they would have earned during a reasonable period of notice,…
Rank this Week: 2193

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    Lessons Learned in Mobile EHS Auditing

    Lessons Learned in Mobile EHS Auditing
    Mobile auditing for environmental, health and safety and quality issues is only growing in popularity. Working with organizations in a variety of industries – from food manufacturing to oil and gas – we have a learned a great deal…
  • Jun 17

    ISO 50001 Legal Regisers for Energy Management

    ISO 50001 Legal Regisers for Energy Management
    Did you know that ISO 50001 Standard for energy management requires you to maintain a legal register, similar to ISO 14001? From Wikipedia: Check: An energy management system requires a process for compliance and valuation of energy-related…
  • Jun 7

    Participate in National Safety Month with Nimonik’s Machine Safety Checklist

    Participate in National Safety Month with Nimonik’s Machine Safety Checklist
    June is National Safety Month and Nimonik’s machine guarding checklists provide a simple way to improve safety in the workplace. Every year, an estimated 800 deaths, and 18,000 permanent injuries occur as a result of unsafe machinery…
Rank this Week: 806

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Provides legal commentary, opinions, and articles on criminal law.

http://robichaudlaw.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4662

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

Technology law blog covering software, copyright, privacy, the Internet, electronic commerce, and computers. By David Canton.

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Jun 22

    Three Business IP Scams to Watch For

    Three Business IP Scams to Watch For
    It’s summer vacation season, and worth a reminder about some common business IP scams to watch out for.  Staff covering for vacations and unfamiliar with these may be more vulnerable to them.  While there are lots of scams out…
  • May 18

    Emerging tech – potentially awesome and a privacy quagmire

    Emerging tech – potentially awesome and a privacy quagmire
    I attended an event last night where Duncan Stewart of Deloitte talked about their TMT predictions for 2016. It reinforced for me that the future of tech and what it will do for us is potentially awesome.  But also at the same time the…
  • May 4

    Enemy of the State – still topical

    Enemy of the State – still topical
    I recently watched the 1998 movie Enemy of the State .  It is a spy thriller about a lawyer being smeared by politicians because they believe he has information that can implicate them in criminal matters – the murder of a…
Rank this Week: 418

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Jun 22

    Nuthin’ but a Leaf Thang – Toronto Maple Leafs take issue with Snoop Dogg’s trade-mark application for LEAFS BY SNOOP Logo

    Nuthin’ but a Leaf Thang – Toronto Maple Leafs take issue with Snoop Dogg’s trade-mark application for LEAFS BY SNOOP Logo
    Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Partnership (“MLSE”), the parent company of the National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs, has requested an extension of time to oppose a U.S. trade-mark application filed by one…
  • Jun 7

    New Fee Proposal for Trademarks in Canada

    New Fee Proposal for Trademarks in Canada
    The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has published a Fee-for-service proposal (the Proposal), seeking public input by July 5, 2016.  As previously reported on this blog, the Canadian government significantly amended the…
  • May 23

    Supershuttle Loses Rebuttal – Canadian Registration Scuttled

    Supershuttle Loses Rebuttal – Canadian Registration Scuttled
    In a recent Federal Court of Canada (the “FC”) decision, 2015 FC 1259, the FC dismissed an appeal by Supershuttle International, Inc. (“Supershuttle”) to overturn a decision of the Registrar of Trade-marks (the…
Rank this Week: 901

Canadian Occupational Health and…

Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Law

Covers OHS laws and developments in Canada. By FMC Law.

http://www.occupationalhealthandsafetylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2187

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jun 21

    Retrospective - Copyright in Hot New

    Retrospective - Copyright in Hot New
    Information can be very time-sensitive, and that very sensitivity can make it all the more valuable in areas of commerce or activity where quickness is king. The value of stocks can change in an instant, the betting odds of a match adjusted…
  • Jun 16

    Trunki Aftermath - UKIPO Issues Guidance on Design Application

    Trunki Aftermath - UKIPO Issues Guidance on Design Application
    Since the Supreme Court's decision in Trunki, which this writer somewhat disagreed with, there has been some uncertainty as to the place of designs in the UK, particularly in relation to the question of lack of ornamentation and the…
  • Jun 7

    Clear Enough? - CJEU Further Clarifies Communication to the Public

    Clear Enough? - CJEU Further Clarifies Communication to the Public
    The CJEU does not seem to be able to make its mind up on the topic of what amounts to a 'communication to the public', as is perfectly illustrated by the recent decisions in Svensson, C More Entertainment, BestWater and the Advocate General's…
Rank this Week: 4478

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Jun 20

    New Books at the Law Library – June 20, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – June 20, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KJE7105 .T47 2012 Ben J.M. Terra & Peter J. Wattel, European Tax Law, 6th ed. (Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law International, 2012). LAW LIBRARY learning commons (level 2): PR6057.A623 O43 2006 Jane Gardam, Old Filth…
  • Jun 13

    New Books at the Law Library – June 13, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – June 13, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KJE945 .C73 2015 Paul Craig & Gráinne de Búrca, EU Law: Text, Cases, and Materials, 6th ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015). LAW LIBRARY learning commons (level 2): PR9262.E86…
  • Jun 6

    New Books at the Law Library – June 6, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – June 6, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: HF3228.E97 V3613 2016 Xavier Van Overmeire & Nadiya Nychay, The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the EU: An Overview (Toronto: LexisNexis Canada Inc., 2016). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K3275…
Rank this Week: 2858

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Jun 20

    Recent Competition Tribunal and Competition Bureau Development

    Recent Competition Tribunal and Competition Bureau Development
    Excerpt from Featured Update Practical Law Canada Competition June 20, 2016 This update discusses the Competition Tribunal’s recent Kobo decision, which clarifies the substantive requirements for consent agreements.  This update…
  • Jun 2

    Responding to Online Brand Attack

    Responding to Online Brand Attack
    June 2, 2016 Guest post by John Simpson (Shift Law) Online threats to commercial reputations are on the rise. These include “attack sites”, “gripe sites” (e.g., RipOff Report), cyber-libel via social media, domain name…
  • May 27

    Four Year Mobile Cramming Case Ends With $11 Million Bell, Trade Association Settlement

    Four Year Mobile Cramming Case Ends With $11 Million Bell, Trade Association Settlement
    May 27, 2016 Earlier today, the Competition Bureau (Bureau) announced two final settlements in its four-year year litigation against Canada’s major telecoms and the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA). See: Bell…
Rank this Week: 588

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
  • Jun 20

    LégisQuébec Collection of Quebec Statutes and Regulations Now Available Free

    LégisQuébec Collection of Quebec Statutes and Regulations Now Available Free
    LégisQuébec, the website that contains the official versions of Quebec laws and regulations and which used to require a subscription to access, is now available free on the web. Of course, the site is available in both French…
  • Jun 20

    Recent Acquisitions, June 13 – June 20, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, June 13 – June 20, 2016
    70 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 50 from 2016: K 123 S54 2016 A theory of mediators' ethics : foundations, rationale, and application Cambridge University Press, 2016 xxxi, 466 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm K…
  • Jun 17

    Legal Resources on the Brexit

    Legal Resources on the Brexit
    The United Kingdom European Union Membership Referendum, also known as the EU referendum or Brexit referendum (because of the potential exit of Britain from the EU), is a plebiscite scheduled to take place in the United…
Rank this Week: 1143

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/
  • Jun 19

    New Requirement that Bare Trusts be Disclosed on Property Transfer Tax Return

    New Requirement that Bare Trusts be Disclosed on Property Transfer Tax Return
    The Government of British Columbia has amended the Property Transfer Tax Return to require more information on the purchase of land, effective June 10, 2016. The requirement that a purchaser who is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident…
  • Jun 11

    Wong v. Chong Estate

    Wong v. Chong Estate
    The law with respect to joint tenancy in British Columbia is nuanced. The basic idea is that if property is held in a joint tenancy between two people, on the death of one, the title passes to the survivor. But if one of the joint tenants…
  • May 30

    Sabey Rule LLP Announces Association with Ken M. Kramer Q.C. and KMK Law Corporation.

    Sabey Rule LLP Announces Association with Ken M. Kramer Q.C. and KMK Law Corporation.
    I am pleased to announce the association of Ken M.  Kramer Q.C.  and his firm KMK Law Corporation with our law firm, Sabey Rule LLP.  Ken is a senior lawyer and founder and principal of KMK Law Corporation, a boutique law firm…
Rank this Week: 458

Privacy and Data Security Law

Privacy and Data Security Law

Covers the creation, collection, use, destruction and security of data. By Dentons.

http://www.privacyanddatasecuritylaw.com/
  • Jun 16

    What does BREXIT mean for data protection?

    What does BREXIT mean for data protection?
    On 23 June 2016, the UK is holding a referendum as to whether to stay in the European Union or leave it.  But what does a BREXIT (a British Exit from the EU) mean for data protection?  Most of the UK law on data protection comes…
  • May 27

    Office of the Privacy Commissioner announces first investigation under the address harvesting provision

    Office of the Privacy Commissioner announces first investigation under the address harvesting provision
    Today, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) announced its report of findings against Compu-Finder, a Quebec-based company that offers face-to-face professional training courses. The OPC alleges Compu-Finder used address harvesting…
  • May 18

    Supreme Court rules technical statutory violations do not establish standing without actual injury

    Supreme Court rules technical statutory violations do not establish standing without actual injury
    In a decision that will impact a consumer’s standing to bring a claim under a number of federal statutes that allow for significant statutory penalties, such as the Video Privacy Protection Act, the Stored Communications Act, and…
Rank this Week: 1883

Aviation Law Blog

Aviation Law Blog

Covers developments in Canadian aviation law. By Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP.

http://aviationlawblog.ahbl.ca/
Rank this Week: 2465

Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

Covers family law and collaborative team practice issues. By Galbraith Family Law.

http://www.ontariofamilylawblog.com
  • Jun 15

    Private Child’s Lawyer for Your Divorce

    Private Child’s Lawyer for Your Divorce
    The Office of the Children’s Lawyer (OCL) is a government agency that represents children in custody and access proceedings. A judge cannot order that the OCL act for a child but simply can “request” that it do so. The…
  • Jun 3

    The Emotional Journey of Separation and Divorce

    The Emotional Journey of Separation and Divorce
    If you are in the process of separating, I know you have that friend. That already divorced friend – the one that is telling you it gets worse before it gets better.  The one that says it’s a process. Your friend is…
  • Mar 8

    You Child’s Voice In Your Separation and Divorce

    You Child’s Voice In Your Separation and Divorce
    Do you want your child to be heard in your separation/divorce? Are you in mediation and want your child to have a say in the parenting plan? Are you in the midst of court proceedings and were turned down by the Office of the Children’s…
Rank this Week: 3502

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Jun 15

    The Quebec Investor Program

    The Quebec Investor Program
    The Quebec Investor Program is the only remaining investor program that is still accepting applications for Canadian immigration.  By contrast, the federal government cancelled its investor program on June 19 2014. The intake period for…
  • Jun 1

    The Challenges of Sponsoring a Spouse for Immigration to Canada

    The Challenges of Sponsoring a Spouse for Immigration to Canada
    There is often a chain of immigration that has its origins in one individual, perhaps named Bob, or Bilal, or Bhavik, or Bao, or Boris (hereinafter “Bob”).  Bob may have immigrated to Canada as a skilled worker.  Bob…
  • May 17

    English and French Language and Immigration to Canada – What Amount of Skill is Needed?

    English and French Language and Immigration to Canada – What Amount of Skill is Needed?
    The Express Entry system constitutes the gateway to filing a skilled worker application to live in Canada permanently. It is apparent that (at least with respect to the Canada Experience Class category), the minimum level of English or French…
Rank this Week: 2453