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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 2

    Of Smartphones in an Age of Privacy Breaches and Paranoia

    Of Smartphones in an Age of Privacy Breaches and Paranoia
    “Several were almost tharn—that is, in that state of staring, glazed paralysis that comes over terrified or exhausted rabbits, so that they sit and watch their enemies—weasels or humans—approach to take their…
  • May 2

    De-Automate Your Destruction

    De-Automate Your Destruction
    An Internet connection can automate damage to your law practice and reputation. A lawyer can’t practice without the Internet but there are ways to reduce the opportunities to be attacked. There are common applications that have become…
  • May 2

    Monday’s Mix

    Monday’s Mix
    Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from seventy recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as…
Rank this Week: 29

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    13 Questions With Kathleen Scheaffer University of Toronto Librarian

    13 Questions With Kathleen Scheaffer University of Toronto Librarian
    The librarianship.ca website has a series of librarian profiles called 13 Questions With ...Here is the most recent one with Kathleen Scheaffer, Librarian, Outreach and Instructional Services Coordinator, Faculty of Information, University of…
  • May 2

    May 2016 Issue of In Session: Canadian Association of Law Libraries' e-Newsletter

    May 2016 Issue of In Session: Canadian Association of Law Libraries' e-Newsletter
    The May 2016 issue of In Session is available online.It is the monthly e-newsletter of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) and contains news from CALL committees and special interest groups, member updates and events.
  • May 1

    Update on the Dissolution of the Canadian Library Association

    Update on 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 in the latest issue…
Rank this Week: 86

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Covers knowledge management, web development and law library management. By Steve Matthews.

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for April 2016

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for April 2016
    Five BC acts had new annotations on Quickscribe 2.0 this month:  Margaret Mason, Bull Housser & Tupper LLP – Society ActOnPoint Legal Research Corporation – Residential Tenancy Act, Property Law ActEileen Vanderburgh,…
  • Apr 1

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for March 2016

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for March 2016
    Two BC acts had new annotations on Quickscribe 2.0 this month:Eileen Vanderburgh, Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, Privacy ActGuy Brown, Harper Grey LLP, Pharmaceutical Services ActQuickscribe 2.0 is a better way to research, track and…
  • Mar 7

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for February 2016

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for February 2016
    Just a quick post to highlight the pieces of legislation that received new annotations on Quickscribe 2.0 in February:Michael Bain, Hamilton Howell Bain & Gould: Land Title Inquiry Act, Environmental Management Act, Employment Standards…
Rank this Week: 953

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/
  • May 2

    Beards and Baseball

    Beards and Baseball
    Co-blogger sent me this great piece! Vin Scully, long-time Dodgers commentator, discusses the history of beards and beards and baseball. There is some law in there too: Your browser does not support iframes.
  • Apr 26

    A (veiled) hint at the future of Canadian corporate law jurisprudence?

    A (veiled) hint at the future of Canadian corporate law jurisprudence?
    Please check out my case comment on the SCC's recent decision in Chevron Corp. v. Yaiguaje in the Canadian Business Law Journal - you can read the decision here and the comment here. The Court's decision is primarily concerned with...
  • Apr 25

    Party Bus Liability

    Party Bus Liability
    When a bus is called a Party Bus, the question is whether it is a bus or party - or something like that! In a case aptly titled Party Bus Atlantic Inc. v. Temple Insurance Company, 2016 NSSC 96, Justice...
Rank this Week: 981

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • May 2

    Lawyers criticize loophole that allows groping doctors to still practise

    Lawyers criticize loophole that allows groping doctors to still practise
    Toronto-area lawyers are calling for changes to the way doctors are punished for sexual abuse after a doctor who groped four female patients will be allowed to continue to practise.   Recent media coverage of Dr. Javad Peirovy has led to…
  • May 2

    Legal news roundup - May 2, 2016

    Legal news roundup - May 2, 2016
    Canada B.C. hearing to decide on 'high-risk' label for mentally ill dad who killed kids, Canadian Press Brampton judge acquits driver after faulty breathalyzer test, Toronto Star P.E.I. man killed in industrial accident identified, Canadian…
  • Apr 29

    SCC strikes down subpoena of World Bank employee

    SCC strikes down subpoena of World Bank employee
    Employees of the World Bank will not have to testify in the SNC-Lavalin bribery case, nor will the organization be required to produce documents that could aid in the defence of former executives charged in the scandal. In World Bank v.…
Rank this Week: 421

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • May 2

    Ninth Circuit approves enhanced sentences for “abuse of trust” in health care fraud case

    Ninth Circuit approves enhanced sentences for “abuse of trust” in health care fraud case
    In a decision that could have wider ramifications for sentencing in health care fraud cases, a Ninth Circuit panel last week affirmed a lower court’s sentencing enhancement, applied because the defendants were found to have abused a…
  • Apr 29

    CMS proposed rule establishes new MACRA physician payment model

    CMS proposed rule establishes new MACRA physician payment model
    On April 27, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would implement changes to reimbursement under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) as required by the Medicare Access and CHIP…
  • Apr 28

    FY 2017 Medicare Acute Care Hospital IPPS and LTCH PPS proposed rule policy highlight

    FY 2017 Medicare Acute Care Hospital IPPS and LTCH PPS proposed rule policy highlight
    On April 27, 2016, CMS published the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System (LTCH PPS) proposed rule for fiscal year (FY) 2017 in the Federal Register. Highlights from the…
Rank this Week: 4929

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 4457

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/
  • May 2

    Regulation of fixed income market: the CSA issues an update

    Regulation of fixed income market: the CSA issues an update
    The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) recently published a staff notice describing the next steps in its plan to enhance the regulation of the fixed income market.  CSA Staff Notice 21-317 Next Steps in Implementation of a Plan to…
  • May 2

    Additional Canadian securities regulators enter into MOU with CFTC

    Additional Canadian securities regulators enter into MOU with CFTC
    The securities regulators in New Brunswick (FCNB), Nova Scotia (NSSC) and Saskatchewan (FCAA) have announced that that they have signed counterparts to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. CFTC in regards to cooperation…
  • May 2

    Progress made on the TSXV revitalization plan

    Progress made on the TSXV revitalization plan
    Simon Romano and Tracy Chen - In a recent progress report (the Report), the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) has provided an update to the initiatives outlined in its December 2015 white paper which detailed a revitalization plan for the exchange.…
Rank this Week: 479

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    Should law firms really be on social media?

    Should law firms really be on social media?
    Join our discussion tomorrow on Blab at 12:00 noon.A video posted by @wiselaw on May 2, 2016 at 7:08am PDT Featuring Sandra Bekhor @Sandra_Bekhor, Kim McLaughlin @LyraComm, and Joy Yusi of @wiselaw - Garry J. Wise, TorontoVisit our…
  • May 2

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of May 2, 2016

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of May 2, 2016
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Lawyers, are you committed to your marketing plan? Should #lawyers be on social media? #BLAB on Tuesday @ noon w/ @sandra_bekhor, @LyraComm, and Joy Yusi of @wiselawOntario…
  • Apr 29

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Friday April 29, 2016. Today we are talking about Family Law.A video posted by @wiselaw on Apr 29, 2016 at 6:29am PDTThe first same-sex marriage in Ontario occurred on January 14, 2001. Its…
Rank this Week: 161

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 43

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • May 2

    Watch Out: Ontario Ministry of Labour Inspection Blitzes/Initiatives Are Coming

    Watch Out: Ontario Ministry of Labour Inspection Blitzes/Initiatives Are Coming
    The Ontario Ministry of Labour recently announced its 2016 and 2017 enforcement blitz and initiative schedule. In an effort to emphasize the importance of protecting workers’ rights and ensuring employer compliance with both the…
  • Apr 29

    Ontario Retirement Pension Plan: a guide

    Ontario Retirement Pension Plan: a guide
    Media coverage about the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) has been unrelenting for the past two years. The Ontario government has made many announcements setting out its vision for its new, government-run defined benefit pension plan…
  • Apr 26

    The Right to Strike: Changes to Alberta Labour Legislation

    The Right to Strike: Changes to Alberta Labour Legislation
    In light of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour v Saskatchewan, 2015 SCC 4 decision, the Alberta government has undertaken a review of the Labour Relations Code (“LRC”) and the Public Service Employees Relations Act…
Rank this Week: 2200

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
  • May 2

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-01

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-01
    Toronto author sends copy of Anne Frank's Diary to German pirate, after copyright complaints https://t.co/ztQfUSf3wv -> Toronto author sends Anne Frank's diary to German politician after copyright complaints https://t.co/9KxvMprXGO ->…
  • May 1

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-04-30

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-04-30
    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-04-23 https://t.co/aazIdIbz2G -> Top News Stories for Today – April 23 https://t.co/B5DyddqEdw -> Jaron Lanier: Big Tech is worse than Big Oil https://t.co/WzqaonoUab -> Canadian…
  • Apr 30

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-04-29

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-04-29
    Federal Government Launches Review of Law and Policy on Canadian Cultural Content in an Age of Digital Disruption https://t.co/Cyzh8x6l1y -> U.S. judge asked to recognize Klingon as real language https://t.co/7okbwLR9T0 -> Competition…
Rank this Week: 592

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/
  • May 2

    Arbitrator Upholds Termination of Nurse for Patient Privacy Breache

    Arbitrator Upholds Termination of Nurse for Patient Privacy Breache
    There is a growing body of arbitral jurisprudence upholding summary dismissal of employees who breached workplace codes of conduct, confidentiality and privacy policies by deliberately snooping into co-worker or client records without any…
  • Apr 28

    2016 Defend Trade Secrets Act creates federal cause of action for theft of trade secret

    2016 Defend Trade Secrets Act creates federal cause of action for theft of trade secret
    (and don’t forget to update your handbooks or employment agreements) Congress passes Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Yesterday, Congress broke new ground in federal law, passing the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. Once it receives…
  • Apr 27

    Fixed costs for fixed-term contract

    Fixed costs for fixed-term contract
    What happens when an employer terminates an employee on a fixed-term contract? The Ontario Court of Appeal in Howard v Benson Group Inc. recently weighed in on the issue. The Court held that the employee was entitled to an amount equal to his…
Rank this Week: 4923

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
  • May 2

    Recent Acquisitions, April 25 – May 2, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, April 25 – May 2, 2016
    23 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 8 from 2016: K 1329.5 B38 2015 Human rights and corporate wrongs : closing the governance gap Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015 xxviii, 271 pages ; 24 cm. K 5103 S58 ……
  • Apr 25

    Recent Acquisitions, April 18 – April 25, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, April 18 – April 25, 2016
    11 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 9 from 2016: K 247.6 C65 2016 Beating hearts : abortion and animal rights Columbia University Press, 2016 viii, 252 pages ; 24 cm. K 644 W67 2016 Women's rights ……
  • Apr 18

    You’re invited to a library research workshop on April 27

    You’re invited to a library research workshop on April 27
    The Law Library is pleased to offer a research workshop to all students on April 27. While the session is geared primarily to Research Assistants, all JD and graduate students who want to improve their research skills are also welcome…
Rank this Week: 1144

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • May 1

    More human rights ‘frustrations’

    More human rights ‘frustrations’
    by David G. Wong Traditionally, where an employee’s absenteeism was excessive and there was no reasonable prospect of the employee returning to work in the foreseeable future—as long as there was no contractual term providing…
  • Apr 24

    Sleep much? Board finds that dozing off on the job is not willful misconduct

    Sleep much? Board finds that dozing off on the job is not willful misconduct
    by Avneet Jaswal Can an employer terminate an employee for sleeping on the job on multiple occasions? The Ontario Labour Relations Board concluded that such behavior may give rise to just cause for dismissal. Can sleeping on the job amount to…
  • Apr 17

    Quebec court upholds cause termination of employee for a single incident of theft

    Quebec court upholds cause termination of employee for a single incident of theft
    by Marie-Ève Gagnon Theft of merchandise by employees continues to be a recurring and costly problem for Canadian employers. The courts, however, do acknowledge the seriousness of the issue. Dismissal is often found to be an…
Rank this Week: 1875

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/
  • May 1

    $45,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for “Persistent Episodes of Low Back Pain”

    $45,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for “Persistent Episodes of Low Back Pain”
    Reasons for judgment were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, assessing damages for a persistent low back injury. In the recent case (Jones v. McLerie) the Plaintiff was involved in a 2011 rear-end collision…
  • Apr 21

    Defamatory Facebook Post Leads to $65,000 Damage Award

    Defamatory Facebook Post Leads to $65,000 Damage Award
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, ordering a Defendant to pay $65,000 in damages following a defamatory Facebook post. In today’s case (Pritchard v. Van Nes) were neighbors who…
  • Apr 21

    “Legitimate Cause for Concern” When Defendant Offer Fails To Include Full Costs and Disbursement

    “Legitimate Cause for Concern” When Defendant Offer Fails To Include Full Costs and Disbursement
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, depriving a Defendant of double costs that they otherwise would have been awarded where their formal settlement offers failed to include separate costs and…
Rank this Week: 210

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 1

    7th Circuit Court of Appeals finds Article III Standing for P.F. Chang’s Plaintiff

    7th Circuit Court of Appeals finds Article III Standing for P.F. Chang’s Plaintiff
    On April 14, 2016, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reinstated plaintiffs’ action against P.F. Chang’s restaurant chain that arose out of the well-reported breach of payment card information. The action was previously…
  • Apr 24

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right
    The following column was first published in 2012. It is as fresh today as it was then. Its time to take it to heart. Rick It is axiomatic to say that insurance products evolve. Indeed, like virtually every organic structure, its development,…
  • Apr 13

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim
    In a brief, unpublished decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a ruling that Travelers must defend Portal Healthcare Solutions in an underlying lawsuit involving the disclosure of confidential medical records on…
Rank this Week: 1160

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • May 1

    Sattva Limits The Court’s Power To Review Arbitral Award Relating To The Exercise Of An Option; B.C. Court of Appeal

    Sattva Limits The Court’s Power To Review Arbitral Award Relating To The Exercise Of An Option; B.C. Court of Appeal
    The courts of British Columbia have recently wrestled with the question whether they can review the award of an arbitrator dealing with the exercise of an option. In Urban Communications Inc. v. BCNET Networking Society, the arbitrator and a…
  • May 1

    Can The Parties Contract Out Of The UNCITRAL Model Law?

    Can The Parties Contract Out Of The UNCITRAL Model Law?
    The Model Law of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) applies to international commercial arbitration agreements and awards. The Model Law has been adopted in all the provinces and territories of Canada, For…
  • Apr 21

    When Does The Limitation Period Start When A Party Repudiates A Contract?

    When Does The Limitation Period Start When A Party Repudiates A Contract?
    You might think that there is one answer to this question. But in Pickering Square Inc. v. Trillium College Inc., the Court of Appeal for Ontario recently reminded us that there are two answers, depending on whether the innocent party accepts…
Rank this Week: 1647

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
  • Apr 30

    Certification of an “Uncommon” Class Action based on a “Central Commonality”

    Certification of an “Uncommon” Class Action based on a “Central Commonality”
    By Sara Babich The Ontario Court of Appeal recently reiterated several key principles in the context of class action certification motions. In Good v Toronto Police Services Board, 2016 ONCA 250 [Good], the Court of Appeal upheld the…
  • Apr 22

    Standard of review of administrative action: coherence post-Dunsmuir?

    Standard of review of administrative action: coherence post-Dunsmuir?
    By Louis Fouquet It was widely hoped that the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Dunsmuir v. New Brunswick, 2008 SCC 9 (“Dunsmuir”) would simplify the judicial review of administrative action by limiting the scope of review to…
  • Apr 19

    The SCC Monitor (19/04/2016)

    The SCC Monitor (19/04/2016)
    A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Canadian Appeals MonitorBy Laurie Baptiste, Ryann Atkins and Shanique Lake Leaves to Appeal Granted Since our last post, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has granted leave in a couple…
Rank this Week: 1306

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Apr 29

    Airbnbs in Condo

    Airbnbs in Condo
    Learn all about how to deal with Airbnbs in your Condo.  The Toronto Chapter of the Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI) is presenting a seminar on this hot topic on June 22, 2016.   Jason Rivait will offer his tips for board…
  • Apr 19

    CMHC Update on Foreign Ownership of Condominiums in Canada

    CMHC Update on Foreign Ownership of Condominiums in Canada
      In a prior blog post we reported on data released by Canada Housing and Mortgage Corp. (“CMHC”) that indicated that foreign ownership of condominium units in Canada was not as high as had been frequently speculated. In a…
  • Apr 14

    Condominium Waste Diversion Results in Lower Common Expense

    Condominium Waste Diversion Results in Lower Common Expense
    The Toronto Star recently reported about a residential condominium in Scarborough that had significantly reduced its waste removal costs by recycling and composting 80% of the waste generated from the condominium. Several changes were…
Rank this Week: 1248

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Apr 29

    Environmental Assessment in the Court

    Environmental Assessment in the Court
    A duo of recent decisions underscore yet again the need for an overhaul of the existing environmental assessment (“EA”) regime. Environmental groups Greenpeace Canada, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, Northwatch, and the Canadian…
  • Apr 28

    $21,000 fine and restitution for road salt damage to tree

    $21,000 fine and restitution for road salt damage to tree
    On April 6, 2016, Jaret Bousfield was convicted under the Environmental Protection Act for permitting the discharge of road salt that caused or was likely to cause damage to a neighbour’s mature cedar trees. Bousfield pleaded guilty to…
  • Apr 22

    Endangered Species Litigation in Court of Appeal

    Endangered Species Litigation in Court of Appeal
    Earlier this week, two environmental groups, Wildlands League and Ontario Nature (the “Appellants”), were in the Court of Appeal for Ontario seeking to have struck down a 2013 regulation that significantly altered the regime for…
Rank this Week: 297

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/
  • Apr 29

    Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission Focuses on Cybersecurity

    Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission Focuses on Cybersecurity
    With its continued focus on cybersecurity, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) recently issued a circular to all its licensed corporations (LCs) identifying key areas of concern and suggesting cybersecurity controls. Hong…
  • Apr 28

    German DPAs: Healthcare Apps and Wearables Create High Risks for User

    German DPAs: Healthcare Apps and Wearables Create High Risks for User
    During their last Data Protection Conference, the German data protection authorities (DPAs) agreed on a resolution on data protection principles that providers of healthcare apps and wearables should consider. According to the…
  • Apr 27

    Colorado House Advances Bill to Protect Student Privacy

    Colorado House Advances Bill to Protect Student Privacy
    State education departments and legislatures are grappling with the privacy implications of the expanded use of technology in classrooms and schools serving as central data repositories of a host of personally identifying information…
Rank this Week: 4925

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/
  • Apr 29

    A smile for the weekend

    A smile for the weekend
    A smile for the weekend.
  • Apr 27

    Prince's Heirs: Star's sister says Prince died without a will

    Prince's Heirs: Star's sister says Prince died without a will
    Pop star Prince passed away recently at the age of 57 years old. Now his sister has filed papers saying that Prince didn't have a will, but left a fortune of 300 million dollars. Apparently he did not leave a spouse or children. This is…
  • Apr 26

    What do we do with our art collection?

    What do we do with our art collection?
    I've recently come across a good article by Malcolm Burrows, who specializes in philanthropy and helping people set up plans for donations both in their lifetimes and after death. Malcolm (with whom I have had the very great pleasure to work…
Rank this Week: 243

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/
  • Apr 28

    May Cheng (aka my spouse) is the 2016 Recipient of the WLAO President’s Award

    May Cheng (aka my spouse) is the 2016 Recipient of the WLAO President’s Award
    My super amazing spouse, May Cheng, has been recognized again for her tireless work on behalf of marginalized communities and her contributions to the legal community. I posted her recent induction into the University of Ottawa Law Common Law…
  • Apr 21

    Ontario Government Violated Charter With “Ill Conceived” Bill 115

    Ontario Government Violated Charter With “Ill Conceived” Bill 115
    April 21, 2016 The Ontario government’s legislation restricting collective bargaining and the right to strike of hundreds of school board employees, including teachers and administrative workers, violated those workers’ right to…
  • Apr 14

    LLM: Contemporary Issues in Labour Law

    LLM: Contemporary Issues in Labour Law
    Here are some links I may refer to during the seminar. Thursday night:  Minority Unionism Key sections of NLRA, OLRA for comparison purposes Friday:  Changing Workplaces Review Quick Summary of Union and Business Submissions…
Rank this Week: 418

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Apr 28

    You'd better forget the right to be forgotten in Canada

    You'd better forget the right to be forgotten in Canada
    Summary: This discussion paper is intended to address the following question put forward in the OPC’s consultation paper on online reputation: “Can the right to be forgotten find application in the Canadian context and, if so,…
  • Jan 26

    Ontario court explicitly adopts new privacy tort: public disclosure of private fact

    Ontario court explicitly adopts new privacy tort: public disclosure of private fact
    For anyone who was wondering: the arc of the common law is long and it bends towards privacy. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has this past week expressly recognized the tort of "public disclosure of private facts". This is a huge…
  • Jan 22

    Presentation: Lawyers and social media

    Presentation: Lawyers and social media
    I had the great pleasure this morning of giving a presentation to the council of the Nova Scotia Barristers Society on the use of social media by lawyers. The Society has been a very keen adopter of social media itself. Check out their…
Rank this Week: 588

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/
  • Apr 28

    Spotlight on Ukraine: a promising future for M&A activity

    Spotlight on Ukraine: a promising future for M&A activity
    In March 2014, this blog featured an article discussing the effect of the recent crisis in Ukraine on M&A activity. The crisis began in November 2013 when Ukrainians protested en masse after then-president Viktor Yanukovych failed to sign…
  • Apr 27

    Inversion control: U.S. Treasury announces new rules affecting cross-border transaction

    Inversion control: U.S. Treasury announces new rules affecting cross-border transaction
    In September 2014 we reported on the practice of “tax inversions”, cross-border transactions in which the resulting entity may be headquartered in another country for tax purposes. A number of recent transactions between the U.S.…
  • Apr 26

    Getting the best (asset) deal: tax efficient purchase price allocation

    Getting the best (asset) deal: tax efficient purchase price allocation
    The number one consideration for anyone buying or selling a business is price. But getting the best price is not just about the total cash value. How the purchase price is allocated across the various assets included in the deal has…
Rank this Week: 4527

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
Rank this Week: 4604

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: 2188

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2825

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Apr 27

    BC Judge Allows 11-Year Old Girl to Continue Treatment to Transition to a Boy

    BC Judge Allows 11-Year Old Girl to Continue Treatment to Transition to a Boy
    A British Columbia  Supreme Court judge has appointed a lawyer for an 11-year old Prince George girl who is undergoing hormonal treatment to transition to a boy, a process encouraged by the girl’s mother, but opposed by her father.…
  • Apr 11

    GUEST POST: Making Sense of Divorce Statistic

    GUEST POST: Making Sense of Divorce Statistic
    In today’s society, couples are led to believe that 50% of marriages end in divorce. How accurate is this statistic, though? In actuality, relationship experts have found the arbitrary figure of “50%” to be misleading.…
  • Apr 2

    Ghomeshi Verdict: Part 4

    Ghomeshi Verdict: Part 4
    “Ghomeshi kept trophies to manipulate and prevent women from going to the police.” You know how some people keep everything they ever got? They call them packrats, and that’s one reason why former CBC golden boy, Jian…
Rank this Week: 715

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

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

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
  • Apr 27

    Filing Competition Bureau & Other Regulatory Complaint

    Filing Competition Bureau & Other Regulatory Complaint
    I frequently receive inquires and calls relating to filing a competition, advertising, consumer protection or other regulatory complaint. Companies, individuals or other types of organizations may want to file a complaint relating to a…
  • Jan 2

    Record $7.3 Million Settlement in Mobile Cramming Case: Cautionary Tale for Partnering with Affiliates?

    Record $7.3 Million Settlement in Mobile Cramming Case: Cautionary Tale for Partnering with Affiliates?
    On December 30, 2015, Telus agreed to a $7.3 million settlement with the Competition Bureau as part of the Bureau’s ongoing case against major Canadian telecoms for allegedly misleading advertisements for premium text messages in pop-up…
  • Jan 2

    Competition Compliance (Associations): CSAE 2016 Winter Summit

    Competition Compliance (Associations): CSAE 2016 Winter Summit
    I’m pleased to be a guest speaker at the CSAE (Canadian Society of Association Executives) Trillium Chapter’s 2016 Winter Summit in Burlington on February 4th. I will be co-presenting an interactive seminar on the Canadian…
Rank this Week: 1201

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Filing Competition Bureau & Other Regulatory Complaint

    Filing Competition Bureau & Other Regulatory Complaint
    April 27, 2016 I frequently receive inquires and calls relating to filing a competition, advertising, consumer protection or other regulatory complaint. Companies, individuals or other types of organizations may want to file a complaint…
  • Jan 5

    Competition Compliance for Associations: CSAE Trillium 2016 Winter Summit

    Competition Compliance for Associations: CSAE Trillium 2016 Winter Summit
    January 5, 2016 I am pleased to be a guest speaker at the CSAE (Canadian Society of Association Executives) Trillium Chapter’s 2016 Winter Summit in Burlington on February 4th. I will be co-presenting an interactive seminar on the…
  • Jan 2

    Record $7.3 Million Settlement in Mobile Cramming Case: Cautionary Tale for Partnering with Affiliates?

    Record $7.3 Million Settlement in Mobile Cramming Case: Cautionary Tale for Partnering with Affiliates?
    January 2, 2016 On December 30, 2015, Telus agreed to a $7.3 million settlement with the Competition Bureau as part of the Bureau’s ongoing case against major Canadian telecoms for allegedly misleading advertisements for premium text…
Rank this Week: 586

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Apr 27

    Intersession / Summer Hours 2016

    Intersession / Summer Hours 2016
  • Apr 18

    New Books at the Law Library – April 18, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – April 18, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD899 .B749 2007 Susan Bright, Landlord and Tenant Law in Context (Oxford: Hart, 2007). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD899 .L36 2006 Susan Bright, ed., Landlord and Tenant Law: Past, Present and Future (Oxford: Hart, 2006). LAW…
  • Apr 14

    Reserved Seating in Effect for Exam Preparation / Food & Drink Policy

    Reserved Seating in Effect for Exam Preparation / Food & Drink Policy
    The Library is committed to providing a learning environment that meets the intellectual and physical needs of users who are frequently in the library for extended periods of time.  Please help us to preserve the library and collections…
Rank this Week: 2861

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Apr 27

    Merge Audit Checklists and Filter Audit Item

    Merge Audit Checklists and Filter Audit Item
    We are pleased to announce an update to NimonikApp.com to help you conduct audits and inspections more efficiently. Merge Templates You can now select multiple Audit Templates and merge them into a single audit. Are you inspecting a Louisiana…
  • Apr 26

    US EPA Next Generation Compliance Program Ups the Ante for Companies in the United State

    US EPA Next Generation Compliance Program Ups the Ante for Companies in the United State
    Last month, I attended the excellent Auditing Roundtable conference in Phoenix, Arizona. At the event, the lawyer Tim Wilkins from Bracewell gave a fascinating presentation of the legal complexities of the US EPA’s Next Generation…
  • Apr 25

    New Environmental Fines System Announced for Maritime Industry in Canada

    New Environmental Fines System Announced for Maritime Industry in Canada
    Recently proposed Regulations under the Environmental Violations Administrative Monetary Penalties Act (“EVAMPA”) would add administrative monetary penalties to the toolkit for enforcing Canada’s flagship…
Rank this Week: 804

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Apr 26

    Passports and Benefits They Confer: International Experience Cla

    Passports and Benefits They Confer: International Experience Cla
    Depending on your country of citizenship, as well as your age (usually under 30 or under 35 years), you may be eligible for an International Experience Class visa. General Information is at Become a candidate – International Experience…
  • Apr 11

    Provincial Nominee Programs – An Efficient Pathway for Permanent Residency to Canada

    Provincial Nominee Programs – An Efficient Pathway for Permanent Residency to Canada
    PNP programs aim to serve the needs of the province that administers them. If the skills of a person seeking admission to a province happen to cohere with the economic aims of the province, then the chances of being nominated for immigration…
  • Apr 4

    Minor Children, Custody, and Visa to Canada

    Minor Children, Custody, and Visa to Canada
    The most simple, straightforward application for a permanent resident visa can be delayed or even refused is there is an issue of custody of a minor child.  Such issues are associated with an applicant for a Canadian visa (often a…
Rank this Week: 2489

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Apr 26

    Links A-OK - Hyperlinking to Infringing Material Online is OK, Says AG Wathelet

    Links A-OK - Hyperlinking to Infringing Material Online is OK, Says AG Wathelet
    Since the CJEU's decision in Svensson the fate of hyperlinking in a European context has been up in the air, especially when it comes to copyright infringing materials and directly linking to that content. This is an incredibly important…
  • Apr 18

    Bowled Away - 8-Second Cricket Clips Infringe Copyright

    Bowled Away - 8-Second Cricket Clips Infringe Copyright
    As a major consumer of North American sports, this writer is very reliant on the provision of highlights for this favorite sports, enabling him to keep on track with the latest developments and just to indulge in great sporting feats. Even…
  • Apr 6

    A Gleeful End - TV Show 'Glee' Infringes Comedy Venue's Trademark

    A Gleeful End - TV Show 'Glee' Infringes Comedy Venue's Trademark
    Whether you are old or young you cannot have escaped the phenomenon that was the TV show Glee, which reached its peak popularity some time just before the turn of the first decade in 2000. The show was a teen drama, encompassing musical…
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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/
Rank this Week: 4928

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Apr 21

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    apparently the RCMP has had blackberry's global encryption key for some time now. 2016-04-15 joking about isis on funds transfers in the us may result those funds being held. https://t.co/STIrqY8wyN 2016-04-18 scotus declines to hear authors'…
  • Apr 14

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    in-q-tel (cia's vc arm) funds cosmetics producer that has developed an easy way to collect dna from skin. https://t.co/pJeSBH5ZYu 2016-04-11 the dangers of inaccurate physical mapping of ip addresses. quite interesting (and unfortunate).…
  • Apr 7

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    apparently tesla motors has received 150,000 reservations for the model 3 in 24 hrs. correction: make that 150,001. 2016-04-01 quebec bill would require isps to block gambling sites. https://t.co/nxqGtD51hq 2016-04-04 swedish court finds that…
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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/
  • Apr 20

    Grain Farmers of Ontario Neonic Appeal Dismissed

    Grain Farmers of Ontario Neonic Appeal Dismissed
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario has dismissed the appeal by the Grain Farmers of Ontario ("GFO") related to its challenge of Ontario's neonicotinoid regulations.  As noted by the Court, GFO was concerned that the regulation was…
  • Feb 18

    Interest on expropriation damages awarded for time before land actually expropriated

    Interest on expropriation damages awarded for time before land actually expropriated
    The Ontario Divisional Court has dismissed an appeal from an Ontario Municipal Board ("OMB") decision that awarded interest to a landowner under the Expropriations Act for a period prior to the actual expropriation.  In this case, a…
  • Feb 12

    Ontario Court of Appeal rules on contaminated lands case and Section 99(2) EPA liability

    Ontario Court of Appeal rules on contaminated lands case and Section 99(2) EPA liability
    The Ontario Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal from a decision that dismissed a contamination claim by one landowner against a neighbour.  Thorco Contracting stored a large volume of petroleum hydrocarbons ("PHCs") on its property in…
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Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 899

Aviation Law Blog

Aviation Law Blog

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

http://aviationlawblog.ahbl.ca/
  • Apr 18

    Canada’s Federal Court affirms public safety trumps commercial interest

    Canada’s Federal Court affirms public safety trumps commercial interest
    Earlier in 2015, the Federal Court heard two days of submissions from Canadian company Rotor Maxx Support Ltd. and the Minister of Transport (click here for link).  The issue: whether the Minister of Transport should be subject to a…
  • Mar 2

    The Battle Over Passenger/Flight Attendant Ratios: Transport Canada Decisions Ruled Unreasonable

    The Battle Over Passenger/Flight Attendant Ratios: Transport Canada Decisions Ruled Unreasonable
    Until August 1, 2015, the Canadian Aviation Regulations (the “CARS”) required at least one flight attendant for every 40 passengers on board a commercial aircraft.  In 2013, Transport Canada (the regulator of aircraft…
  • Feb 13

    Bond: Training Bond

    Bond: Training Bond
    New employees are often subject to probationary periods during which their suitability for employment is evaluated. Probationary periods are defined periods of time (which are often for three months but can be longer) that are established at…
Rank this Week: 2459

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

Covers issues emerging in the legal and business communities. By Lawson Lundell LLP.

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    How to Remove a Certificate of Pending Litigation

    How to Remove a Certificate of Pending Litigation
    A certificate of pending litigation (a CPL) is a form of charge that can be registered on title to land where someone commences a legal claim in which they assert an interest in that land. CPLs are intended to protect the claimant’s…
  • Mar 15

    Who says it’s clean enough? Municipality Appeals Ministry Decision to Issue Certificate of Compliance

    Who says it’s clean enough? Municipality Appeals Ministry Decision to Issue Certificate of Compliance
    An appeal due to come before the Environmental Appeal Board (the “Board”) may address questions about the intersection between the provincial Ministry of Environment (the “Ministry”) and municipalities relating to the…
  • Mar 14

    A Cautionary Tale for U.S. Corporations with Canadian Subsidiarie

    A Cautionary Tale for U.S. Corporations with Canadian Subsidiarie
    If one sets up an American subsidiary to do business in the United States and a Canadian subsidiary to do business in Canada, then only the latter would find itself sued as a defendant in Canadian courts, right? Perhaps not. The recent…
Rank this Week: 2959

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/
  • Apr 17

    Prince Edward County District Court-House and Gaol, Picton, Ontario

    Prince Edward County District Court-House and Gaol, Picton, Ontario
    I took these photographs last fall while visiting Prince Edward County in Ontario. The courthouse was the site of Sir John A. Macdonald's first trial, apparently defending himself on an assault charge. Here is a photograph of Sir John A. and…
  • Apr 9

    Kish v. Sobchak Estate: Application of Family Law to Wills Variation Case

    Kish v. Sobchak Estate: Application of Family Law to Wills Variation Case
    Wills variation cases in British Columbia and family law are related. The Family Law Act deals with division of property and support on the breakdown of marriages and common law relationships, while Part 4, Division 6 of the Wills, Estates…
  • Apr 3

    Kish v. Sobchak Estate: Standard of Appellate Review of Findings of Fact in Wills Variation Summary Trial

    Kish v. Sobchak Estate: Standard of Appellate Review of Findings of Fact in Wills Variation Summary Trial
    In the recent decision in Kish v. Sobchak Estate, 2016 BCCA 65, a five-judge panel of the British Columbia Court of Appeal considered how much deference the Court of Appeal is required to give a Supreme Court Judge’s finding of facts in…
Rank this Week: 457

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 355