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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 19

    “Sympathies” Alone Insufficient to Form Terrorist Plot

    “Sympathies” Alone Insufficient to Form Terrorist Plot
    An Ontario pathologist who was arrested on terrorism charges was acquitted today in R. v. Sher. Dr. Khurrum Sher, a graduate of McGill University who was working at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital in St. Thomas, Ont., visited…
  • Aug 19

    Habits and Shortcut

    Habits and Shortcut
    My Dad, a big old gruff softie farmer from central Alberta hates (is terribly afraid of) mice. Squeeks like one when he sees them indoors, the sweetheart. I dislike the mouse that is attached to my computer when I have to take my hands off of…
  • Aug 19

    Courthouse Libraries BC Announces Service Reduction

    Courthouse Libraries BC Announces Service Reduction
    Read the full article here. . . . [more]
Rank this Week: 261

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/
  • Aug 19

    Why (not) Study Law?

    Why (not) Study Law?
    Michael Krauss, who teaches at Geroge Mason University School of Law, my law school, has some advice to incoming first-year law students. Read the whole thing, but his punch line(s) is: Are you interested in pursuing Justice, in making the...
  • Aug 18

    Housing Cost

    Housing Cost
    Anytime you see a city that has expensive housing, one needs only to look for some regulation that keeps them so:
  • Aug 17

    Bad Brief

    Bad Brief
    How do you write a bad brief? Easy! Just follow these 12 simple rules: Make it a “long,” not a brief. ... Throw issues against the wall. ... Flunk the giggle test. ... Commit purposeful errors. ... Make unreasonable arguments....
Rank this Week: 249

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/
  • Aug 19

    Can an executor proceed to divide household goods when one beneficiary keeps delaying?

    Can an executor proceed to divide household goods when one beneficiary keeps delaying?
    An executor's job isn't easy at the best of times, but having a beneficiary who drags his feet doesn't help. Recently a reader wrote to me to ask about an executor's options when a beneficiary delays. Here is his note and my…
  • Aug 18

    Why giving your grown children an allowance may make financial sense

    Why giving your grown children an allowance may make financial sense
    Seniors who are in the midst of their estate planning like to consider all of their options. When they hold an estate that is quite large, one of those options is giving money to the children while the parents are still alive. This already…
  • Aug 14

    Can an executor sell a property to his friend without telling the beneficiaries?

    Can an executor sell a property to his friend without telling the beneficiaries?
    A comment left by a reader touched on the subject of an executor selling an estate property to a friend. Many beneficiaries are concerned when they see an executor undertaking transactions with estate assets when the transactions don't appear…
Rank this Week: 318

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/
  • Aug 19

    AMF extends comment period on draft derivatives data reporting regulation

    AMF extends comment period on draft derivatives data reporting regulation
    The period to provide comments on Quebec’s draft Regulation to amend Regulation 91-507 respecting Trade Repositories and Derivatives Data Reporting, which was initially set to expire on August 2, 2014, has been extended…
  • Aug 15

    A closer look at investment fund modernization

    A closer look at investment fund modernization
    Darin Renton and Nick Badeen -  The Canadian Securities Administrators recently announced the adoption of final amendments that will implement certain aspects of Phase 2 of the Modernization of Investment Fund Product Regulation Project…
  • Aug 15

    OSC releases 2014 annual report

    OSC releases 2014 annual report
    The Ontario Securities Commission recently released its 2014 annual report, which provides an overview of the OSC's key accomplishments over the course of the last year in relation to its stated goals. Among other things, the report notes…
Rank this Week: 665

Halifax Medical Malpractice Lawyer…

Halifax Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice law, including anaesthesia errors, chiropractic malpractice, emergency room errors, and hospital negligence. By McKiggan Hebert.

http://www.halifaxmedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Are Overworked Nurses Causing Medical Errors?

    Are Overworked Nurses Causing Medical Errors?
    Are staffing demands putting patient safety at risk? Last week the media reported two stories of interest to patient safety advocates. The Province of Nova Scotia released statistics from its medical errors registry suggesting that, in…
  • Aug 18

    Nova Scotia Medical Errors Registry a Step in the Right Direction: Still a Long Way to go

    Nova Scotia Medical Errors Registry a Step in the Right Direction: Still a Long Way to go
    Last week Nova Scotia released the result of its new policy which requires hospitals to report adverse events (medical speak for errors or mistakes). According to the Province in the last six month there were 27 separate incidents, 21 of…
  • Jul 28

    How often does Medical Malpractice happen in Canada? The answer may surprise you.

    How often does Medical Malpractice happen in Canada? The answer may surprise you.
    In the six years that I have been writing this blog the article that has been consistently viewed the most, year after year, is the one published on September 29, 2008: How often does Medical Malpractice Happen in Canada? Therefore, I…
Rank this Week: 4621

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

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

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Aug 19

    How to protect your children from “Affluenza”

    How to protect your children from “Affluenza”
    People from varying age groups, countries and walks of life were all shocked last week when the news broke of Robin Williams’ unexpected death. Despite living with his own personal battles, Mr. Williams made the lives of others happier…
  • Aug 18

    Where There is a Will There is a Way

    Where There is a Will There is a Way
    We have all heard the story of the shoemaker’s children, where the shoemaker, so preoccupied with making shoes for the town’s feet, forgets to address his own family’s needs. The shoemaker keeps putting ‘make my family…
  • Aug 14

    Bringing Awareness to Death

    Bringing Awareness to Death
    I recently came across two vastly different approaches with respect  to increasing awareness around death.  As this is an obvious foray into estates, these activities clearly shed light on estate planning and end of life decisions.…
Rank this Week: 2231

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Aug 19

    Chambers being held unlawfully in U.S. jail

    Chambers being held unlawfully in U.S. jail
    The prisoner-transfer case involving former British Columbia lawyer Martin Chambers caught in an FBI-RCMP Florida money-laundering sting dubbed “Bermuda Short” in 2003, is revealing a major chink in the federal government…
  • Aug 19

    News Roundup - August 19, 2014

    News Roundup - August 19, 2014
    CanadaQuebec Superior Court judge orders operator of seniors’ residences to pay woman damages, Montreal GazetteAccused terrorist conspirator awaiting court decision, Ottawa CitizenKamloops teachers’ union cited by WorkSafeBC for…
  • Aug 18

    Non-lawyer ordered to shut down court strategy web site

    Non-lawyer ordered to shut down court strategy web site
    If it looks like legal services, it probably is legal services, a judge found last week in issuing an injunction against a non-lawyer who argued he was simply providing clients with his own intellectual property.On Aug. 11, Superior Court…
Rank this Week: 317

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

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

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 490

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Aug 19

    Bad Faith and the Costs of Ignoring a Court Order

    Bad Faith and the Costs of Ignoring a Court Order
    The Ontario Court of Appeal recently released its much anticipated decision in the ongoing Boily saga. You may recall from previous blog posts that the directors of an Ottawa condo corporation were held in contempt of court for violating a…
  • Aug 14

    CMHC Releases Results from its Condominium Owners Survey (COS)

    CMHC Releases Results from its Condominium Owners Survey (COS)
    The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) recently released the results of its 2013 Condominium Owners Survey. This is the first year CMHC has released the results of such a survey. It is intended to provide an enhanced understanding…
  • Aug 6

    A Guide in What Not To Do: Requisition Meeting

    A Guide in What Not To Do: Requisition Meeting
    While the Condominium Act, 1998 (the “Act”) grants the board of a condominium corporation considerable decision making authority, their power is not unlimited. In Hogan v Metropolitan Toronto Condominium Corp. No. 595, a group of…
Rank this Week: 4614

Condo Development Blog

Condo Development Blog

Provides commentary to real estate developers, builders, and land use planners. By Robson Carpenter LLP.

http://www.rcllp.ca/condo/
  • Aug 19

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 3: Phased Condominium

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 3: Phased Condominium
    Post by: Carly Haynes Our previous blog post discussed standard condominiums. This week we will offer a discussion on a specific type of standard condominium, phased condominiums. Phased Standard Condominium Plans As the name suggests, a…
  • Jun 5

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 2: Standard Condominium

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 2: Standard Condominium
    Post by: Carly Haynes Standard Condominium Plans Our previous blog post offered an introduction to vacant land condominium plans.  In this post we will examine standard condominium plans. What is a Standard Condominium Plan? A standard…
  • May 13

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right For You- Part 1 : Vacant Land Condominium

    Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right For You- Part 1 : Vacant Land Condominium
    Post by: Carly Haynes Ontario’s Condominium Act, 1998( “the Act”) provides for different types of condominiums, which in turn allows developers to utilize a condominium plan which is best suited to their needs. These…
Rank this Week: 3572

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Aug 19

    Why law firms need R&D investment

    Why law firms need R&D investment
    Lawyers hardly ever talk about research and development. We might be the only major industry or professional sector that fails to do so. Last year, total spending on R&D by the world’s 1,000 largest companies was…
  • Aug 14

    Watershed: The CBA Futures Report

    Watershed: The CBA Futures Report
    This morning, the Canadian Bar Association released the widely anticipated Final Report of its CBA Legal Futures Initiative, “Futures: Transforming The Delivery Of Legal Services In Canada.” I had the benefit of…
  • Aug 7

    Who’s your biggest competitor?

    Who’s your biggest competitor?
    That’s a question I sometimes like to ask when visiting a law firm or speaking to an audience of lawyers: “Who is your biggest competitor?” I usually let the respondent decide what “biggest” means —…
Rank this Week: 478

Litigation & Dispute Resolution…

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog

Covers case law and current events relevant to civil litigation in Canada. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/litigation/
Rank this Week: 1898

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4784

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, August 19, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, August 19, 2014: Despite Supreme Court turndown raw milk activist won’t pay fine | Better Farming Report into Lac-Megantic tragedy to be released today…
  • Aug 18

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, August 18, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, August 18, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, August 18, 2014:Canadian doctors’ groups refuse to take part in federal government’s ‘political’ anti-drug campaign Autopsy Shows Michael…
  • Aug 15

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headlines for Friday, August 15, 2014

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headlines for Friday, August 15, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Friday, August 15, 2014:The laws do not protect lies; Toronto police chief accepts apology from Doug Ford'I wish I could live here': Reserve removes those who marry non-Mohawks…
Rank this Week: 140

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
  • Aug 19

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-18

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-18
    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-17: Copyhype Friday’s Endnotes – 08/15/14 http://t.co/v52BehIhTF… http://t.co/xVbRDKnIED -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-17 http://t.co/25v6ic70qy…
  • Aug 18

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-17

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-17
    Copyhype Friday’s Endnotes – 08/15/14 http://t.co/v52BehIhTF -> CASL-cure provides a CASL solution http://t.co/JA9gH65Tjy -> Warner Bros. Wins Appeal Over Fictional Technology in 'Dark Knight Rises' http://t.co/2HZRwg2zVo…
  • Aug 17

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-08-16

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-08-16
    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-08-09: blogged: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for… http://t.co/3XxrK8PPt0 -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-08-09 http://t.co/2WZmkKtRTg ->…
Rank this Week: 2508

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: 3295

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Aug 19

    20-Day Jail Sentence for Employee who Released Employer’s Confidential Information in Breach of Court Order

    20-Day Jail Sentence for Employee who Released Employer’s Confidential Information in Breach of Court Order
    A former employee received a 20-day jail sentence after she flagrantly disregarded a court order by disclosing the plaintiffs’ confidential business methods and disparaging their business reputation. Background In July 2013, Ceridian…
  • Aug 15

    Top Ten Tips for the Workplace

    Top Ten Tips for the Workplace
    Every now and then, it’s worth it for even the most seasoned HR professional to receive a reminder about best practices in the workplace.  Ensuring compliance with our Top Ten Tips list below, will help to keep your workplace…
  • Jul 28

    Get ready for the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan

    Get ready for the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan
    Now that the 2014-2015 Ontario budget has been passed by the Ontario legislature, Ontario employers should think about how the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) could affect them. The ORPP is part of the Ontario government’s…
Rank this Week: 3296

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Aug 18

    Silicon Valley Tycoon Convinces Court His Wife’s Scam is Designed to Avoid Pre-Nup

    Silicon Valley Tycoon Convinces Court His Wife’s Scam is Designed to Avoid Pre-Nup
    Clyde Berg and his brother Carl Berg are two very wealthy men. They developed and built huge campuses for a number of successful Silicon Valley businesses, and sold their firm for $1.3 billion. But the old adage that money does not buy…
  • Aug 15

    Enraged Husband Attacks Wife in Court After Child Support Order Pronounced

    Enraged Husband Attacks Wife in Court After Child Support Order Pronounced
    Catherine Gonzalez, age 23, was forced to go to court to get an order that her husband pay child support, an application that is brought routinely in family law courts across North America, when a parent refuses to pay support voluntarily.…
  • Aug 13

    Why Family Law Lawyers Will Always Bill By the Hour

    Why Family Law Lawyers Will Always Bill By the Hour
    I read a piece in the Huffington Post this week written by Jim Halfens of Divorce Hotel, who argued that it was about time that divorce lawyers charged a fixed fee for the legal work they perform, instead of sticking to the “old…
Rank this Week: 4920

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Aug 18

    The Canada Experience Class (CEC) – The Pitfalls of Proving Work Experience

    The Canada Experience Class (CEC) – The Pitfalls of Proving Work Experience
    Canada experience class applicants are all subject to the minimum requirement to prove one year of full-time paid experience in Canada in an occupation at an appropriate skill level. The CEC program can be seen as relatively straightforward…
  • Aug 1

    Application for Rehabilitation – Long Processing Time

    Application for Rehabilitation – Long Processing Time
    My client (a US citizen seeking an Application for Rehabilitation based on a couple of DUIs 25 years ago), hired me to file an application for rehabilitation. Recently, I submitted a request for an update to the New York visa office given the…
  • Jul 16

    Authorization to Return

    Authorization to Return
    An authorization to return or “ARC” is necessary if you’ve been deported from Canada. One required document is the certificate of departure, which is issued right before you leave Canada as a deported person. Some…
Rank this Week: 4823

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/
  • Aug 18

    Plaintiff Ordered To Produce Credit Card Statements In ICBC Brain Injury Claim

    Plaintiff Ordered To Produce Credit Card Statements In ICBC Brain Injury Claim
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, ordering a Plaintiff in an injury lawsuit to disclose credit card statements for a span of several years. In today’s case (Jermana v. Kananga) the…
  • Aug 18

    Quickscribe 2.0 Now Live With “Expert Annotation”

    Quickscribe 2.0 Now Live With “Expert Annotation”
      Quickscribe, BC’s premier service for tracking legislative changes in the Province, has now launched their updated online version which provides many new features including legislative annotations from ‘experts’ in…
  • Aug 14

    Welcome CBC Radio Vancouver Listener

    Welcome CBC Radio Vancouver Listener
    Yesterday I had the pleasure of being interviewed by CBC Radio’s Jeremy Allingham on the topic of expert witness advocacy in personal injury lawsuits. For those visiting this site for the first time welcome!  If you are looking for…
Rank this Week: 179

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Aug 18

    New Books at the Law Library – August 18, 2014

    New Books at the Law Library – August 18, 2014
    LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): K530 .I57 v. 6:7 Cornelius G. van der Merwe, Security in Immovables (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck / Dordrecht: Martinus Nijhoff, 2014. LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): K530 .I57 v. 15 Matthew W.…
  • Aug 11

    New Books at the Law Library – August 11, 2014

    New Books at the Law Library – August 11, 2014
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: K1401 .M89 2014 Laura J. Murray, S. Tina Piper & Kirsty Robertson, Putting Intellectual Property in its Place: Rights Discourses, Creative Labor, and the Everyday (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014). LAW LIBRARY…
  • Aug 6

    WestlawNext Canada & LexisNexis Quicklaw Training Sessions – Sept./Oct. 2014

    WestlawNext Canada & LexisNexis Quicklaw Training Sessions – Sept./Oct. 2014
    Westlaw Canada & LexisNexis Quicklaw (Part of the Law – Commercial Databases Training Sessions) • For all UBC Law Students and Faculty • Registration is required – please click on the appropriate link below to sign…
Rank this Week: 4392

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
  • Aug 18

    Skilled Newcomers Integrate into British Columbia’s Workforce

    Skilled Newcomers Integrate into British Columbia’s Workforce
    The renewal of the Foreign Qualifications Recognition funding agreement between British Columbia and the federal government will allow more skilled immigrants to have their professional qualifications recognized in the province.
  • Jul 31

    Mental Distress Damages Awarded by the WSIAT

    Mental Distress Damages Awarded by the WSIAT
    Recently the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal found the limits on chronic mental stress claims in the Workplace Safety Insurance Act to be contrary to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
  • Jul 29

    Partnership Agreements likely not covered by the Human Rights Code

    Partnership Agreements likely not covered by the Human Rights Code
    Published in Canada-United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce Newsletter, Summer 2014: "Partnership Agreements likely not covered by the Human Rights Code" -- McCormick v Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Rank this Week: 1757

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 2668

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
  • Aug 18

    Recent Acquisitions, August 11 – August 18, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, August 11 – August 18, 2014
    37 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 33 from 2014: K 1114 M66 2014 Money market funds in the EU and the US : regulation and practice OUP Oxford 2014 xxxii, 374 pages ; 26 cm K … Continue reading →
  • Aug 11

    Alexander Buchanan (1798-1852) and His Books: Part 2: Early Canadian Legal Educacation

    Alexander Buchanan (1798-1852) and His Books: Part 2: Early Canadian Legal Educacation
    In my previous post, I talked about Alexander Buchanan, his place in Canadian history, and his library. In this post, I’d like to talk about one specific book from Buchan’s collection, it’s special place in Osgoode’s…
  • Aug 11

    Recent Acquisitions, August 4 – August 11, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, August 4 – August 11, 2014
    0 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library: Some books have cover images provided by Google. All other data © Osgoode Hall Law School.
Rank this Week: 4661

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Aug 17

    Employers must have a reasonable basis for engaging in employee surveillance

    Employers must have a reasonable basis for engaging in employee surveillance
    By Clayton Jones When confronted with information that an employee may be abusing paid sick leave, it is only natural for an employer to want to investigate further. One way in which employers may do this is through the surreptitious…
  • Aug 10

    May the enforceability of your release be with you

    May the enforceability of your release be with you
    by Hannah Roskey We have all been faced with employees’ buyer’s remorse. They accept a severance package, sign a release, cash the severance check, and then claim that the release is unenforceable. Recently the Alberta Human…
  • Aug 3

    Duties more important than titles when determining eligibility for overtime

    Duties more important than titles when determining eligibility for overtime
    by Marc Ouellet The issue of overtime has become a major concern for employers in the wake of class actions on the subject in Canada. The Québec Act Respecting Labour Standards (ALS) provides exemptions from the right to overtime…
Rank this Week: 4700

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 16

    More Fuss About a Red Bus?

    More Fuss About a Red Bus?
    Here's another "red bus" picture to possibly fuss about. This one is on the cover of a CD collection from super respectable record label Deutsche Grammophon.More about "red bus" copyright issues can be found here... I stumbled across…
  • Aug 9

    How to Minimize Music and Maximize Profits – Do Moral Rights Matter?

    How to Minimize Music and Maximize Profits – Do Moral Rights Matter?
    A Calgary radio station, 90.3AMP,  has been playing condensed versions of popular songs. The station using a third party named Sparknet to shorten the songs.  Here and here and here’s some coverage.Just to think – maybe…
  • Aug 7

    As Plagiarism is Becoming Seriouser and Seriouser...

    As Plagiarism is Becoming Seriouser and Seriouser...
     "Democratic Montana Senator John Walsh is dropping his campaign for office amid allegations he plagiarized part of a university paper he wrote in 2007." See this report and many others....HPKPS - with apologies to Lewis Carroll:
Rank this Week: 1399

Gaming Law International

Gaming Law International

Covers gaming law news from around the world with a focus on Canadian gaming law. By Christine J. Duhaime.

http://www.gaminglawyercanada.ca
  • Aug 16

    Wife of Oman's foreign minister loses gambling addiction case

    Wife of Oman's foreign minister loses gambling addiction case
    The wife of Oman's foreign minister, Nora Al-Daher, lost her claim against London's Ritz Hotel over an alleged gambling addiction. In 2012, the Ritz sued Ms. Al-Daher to recover £1 million credit advanced to her to gamblle which she did...
  • Aug 4

    Macau casino revenues drop again on continued financial crime woe

    Macau casino revenues drop again on continued financial crime woe
    Macau Casino Revenues Drop by Christine Duhaime, BA, JD, Certified Financial Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Law Specialist Follow @cduhaime Casino revenues in Macau fell 3.6% in July for the second month in a row, the first such decrease in…
  • May 27

    Casino Lawyer Covers Anti-Money Laundering Law in EU

    Casino Lawyer Covers Anti-Money Laundering Law in EU
    We are pleased to announce that Casino Lawyer magazine is featuring an article by Christine Duhaime on the new EU 4th AML directive entitled: “New EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive to Affect I-Gaming” available here In the article, Ms.…
Rank this Week: 2244

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2839

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/
  • Aug 15

    Is Mandatory Retirement Legal?

    Is Mandatory Retirement Legal?
    Every employee is entitled to be protected and accommodated according to the law, based on certain grounds.  Two grounds for discrimination leave employees wondering what their legal rights are; age discrimination and sick leave based on…
  • Aug 13

    Ex-employee soliciting former employer clients: is it legal?

    Ex-employee soliciting former employer clients: is it legal?
    In his recent Globe and Mail column, Toronto Employment Lawyer Daniel Lublin, answers some of the most common questions that employers and employees alike have regarding termination of employment. Ex-employees often want to understand whether…
  • Aug 6

    Employment law rights regarding your health benefits and origin of proceeding

    Employment law rights regarding your health benefits and origin of proceeding
    Employment lawyer, Daniel Lublin has answered some essential questions in the Globe and Mail regarding employment law rights. Read his responses to several readers’ questions below: Question: Is an employer legally permitted to reduce…
Rank this Week: 1043

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Aug 15

    Dealing With A Licensed Bankruptcy Trustee

    Dealing With A Licensed Bankruptcy Trustee
    To file a bankruptcy in Canada under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, it can only be done through a licensed Bankruptcy Trustee. If you are considering personal bankruptcy, it is important that the person you speak to is licensed to provide…
  • Aug 8

    What If I Don’t Want To File Bankruptcy?

    What If I Don’t Want To File Bankruptcy?
    Filing for bankruptcy is a voluntary act so no one can make you file for bankruptcy.  But we know for most it is the last option they want to consider when looking for solutions to dealing with their debts. What Does Your Monthly Cash…
  • Aug 1

    Is There A Creditors’ Meeting When You File Personal Bankruptcy?

    Is There A Creditors’ Meeting When You File Personal Bankruptcy?
    If you are considering filing for bankruptcy, you may have heard about bankruptcy resulting in a creditors’ meeting and now you’re wondering, will I have to attend one of these sessions? If you’re realizable assets in a…
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eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Aug 15

    CASL-cure provides a CASL solution

    CASL-cure provides a CASL solution
    Perhaps the most difficult compliance challenge arising from CASL – the new Canadian anti-spam law – is how to deal with one-off emails sent by individual employees.  A new online service called CASL-cure provides an…
  • Aug 13

    Wipe your car before you sell it

    Wipe your car before you sell it
    I’m in the process of buying a new car, and realized that when we get rid of a car we should think about more than just cleaning out the glove box and taking the snowbrush out of the trunk. A list of data ……
  • Aug 6

    Russian hackers amass 1.2 billion username/password combination

    Russian hackers amass 1.2 billion username/password combination
    A New York Times story says that: “A Russian crime ring has amassed the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials, including 1.2 billion user name and password combinations and more than 500 million email…
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Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Nova Scotia personal injury cases and laws.

http://www.wagners.co/blog/
  • Aug 14

    Appeal denied for man accused of running down another

    Appeal denied for man accused of running down another
    A 40-year-old Nova Scotia man who was convicted for running down his ex-girlfriend's male acquaintance in 2013 has been denied early release from jail. The North River man had sought the early release and to appeal the length of his...
  • Aug 5

    Nova Scotia car accident results in serious injuries for 2 people

    Nova Scotia car accident results in serious injuries for 2 people
    A motor vehicle accident that occurred around 5 p.m. August 4 in Dartmouth has resulted in serious injuries to two men. The accident happened near Main Street and Forest Hills. According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the 49-year-old…
  • Aug 3

    What to do if a car accident occur

    What to do if a car accident occur
    Nova Scotia residents may know that car accidents are a common occurrence. In fact, most residents are likely to be involved in an accident at some point in their lives. What they may not know, however, is what to do...
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CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Aug 14

    Government Regulators Are Taking A Harder Look… But on Who?

    Government Regulators Are Taking A Harder Look… But on Who?
    Legislative action abound! The nation’s several states have been busy this year attempting to protect the citizenry’s protected personal and private information. This blog previously explored Kentucky’s place as the 47th…
  • Aug 11

    Tangible Property Coverage: The Next Frontier in the Tech Insurance Market

    Tangible Property Coverage: The Next Frontier in the Tech Insurance Market
    In the beginning ​ The emergence of the Internet as a business platform at the end of the nineties also announced the arrival of new risks to organizations. In those early days, there was a widely held belief that the primary concern…
  • Aug 8

    Government Regulators Are Taking A Harder Look… But on Who?

    Government Regulators Are Taking A Harder Look… But on Who?
    Legislative action abound! The nation’s several states have been busy this year attempting to protect the citizenry’s protected personal and private information. This blog previously explored Kentucky’s place as the 47th…
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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
  • Aug 13

    Time to Leave: Supreme Court to Determine Securities Class Action Limitation Period

    Time to Leave: Supreme Court to Determine Securities Class Action Limitation Period
    By Elder Marques and Michael O'Brien The Supreme Court of Canada has granted leave to appeal in a case that will determine how to apply the statutory limitation period for investors in Ontario who decide to sue public issuers and their…
  • Aug 13

    A Costly Choice (of law): Determining the damages available for an extra-territorial tort

    A Costly Choice (of law): Determining the damages available for an extra-territorial tort
    By Brooke MacKenzie The recent UK Supreme Court decision in Cox v Ergo Versicherung AG, [2014] UKSC 22, provides helpful commentary and a potentially persuasive precedent for Canadian courts on issues of choice of law, the distinction between…
  • Aug 8

    A blockbuster decision in contractual interpretation

    A blockbuster decision in contractual interpretation
    By Geoff R. Hall In the world of contractual interpretation, the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Sattva Capital Corp. v. Creston Moly Corp. is a blockbuster. Sattva does three significant things. First, it determines that…
Rank this Week: 3704

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 13

    Chronic Pain: Why aren't I getting any sympathy for my problems?

    Chronic Pain: Why aren't I getting any sympathy for my problems?
    A recent CBC News story cited that chronic pain impacts one in five Canadians. That's a helluva a lot of Canadians who have to deal with chronic pain. In case you're wondering, "helluva" is NOT a legal term. Are you suffering from chronic…
  • Aug 7

    You have the RIGHT to remain silent: Even in a car accident case!

    You have the RIGHT to remain silent: Even in a car accident case!
    When a police officer asks us a question, we're taught to do our very best to co-operate. Why wouldn't we want to co-operate with the authorities and help them do their jobs. When I was young, we were taught in school to answer questions as…
  • Jul 30

    Police begin 6 Week Distracted Driving Blitz

    Police begin 6 Week Distracted Driving Blitz
    Recently, police forces from across Ontario began a 6 week distracted driving blitz. They've been handing out tickets left right and centre to crack down on offences like texting while driving, operating a cell phone while driving etc. With…
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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/
  • Aug 13

    Employment Contracts (whether you like them or not)

    Employment Contracts (whether you like them or not)
    At the end of August, our new law firm will be half a year old.  After a decade of practicing law in other peoples’ firms, I have to say, being the owner of the business is even better than I had expected.  It’s not…
  • Jul 30

    Human Rights During the Job Interview

    Human Rights During the Job Interview
    Most companies know which are some of the obviously dangerous questions to ask during a job interview.  Are you planning to have children (i.e. many expensive parental leaves)?  Do you have a happy (i.e. stable) marriage? Are you…
  • Apr 10

    Coworking Part 4: Managing Employee

    Coworking Part 4: Managing Employee
    In my recent blog posts, I discussed the emerging importance of coworking spaces in the post-industrial workforce and some of the risks around data security and privacy, as well as interpersonal employment law risks.  In this next part…
Rank this Week: 4017

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • Aug 12

    The Supreme Court Of Canada Proclaims 10 Rules For The Interpretation Of Contracts And The Review Of Arbitration Award

    The Supreme Court Of Canada Proclaims 10 Rules For The Interpretation Of Contracts And The Review Of Arbitration Award
    The Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision in Sattva Capital Corp. v. Creston Moly Corp. is a remarkable document. It is more than a judicial decision. It is literally a textbook or checklist for the interpretation of contracts and…
  • Aug 3

    English Courts Enforce An Obligation To Mediate And Negotiate

    English Courts Enforce An Obligation To Mediate And Negotiate
    The articles on this site have often alerted the readers to the hidden dangers of mediation and negotiation clauses in construction contracts. The principle danger is that these sorts of clauses may be unenforceable, for two reasons. The…
  • Jul 21

    Can An Arbitrator Decide An Issue Falling Within A Statutory Regime?

    Can An Arbitrator Decide An Issue Falling Within A Statutory Regime?
    The recent decision in Advanced Explorations Inc. v. Storm Capital Corp. dealt with the question of whether an arbitral tribunal has the authority to decide an issue arising out of a statutory regime over which a regulatory tribunal has…
Rank this Week: 2962

Heintzman ADR

Heintzman ADR

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

http://www.heintzmanadr.com/
  • Aug 12

    The Supreme Court Of Canada Proclaims 10 Rules For The Interpretation Of Contracts And The Review Of Arbitration Award

    The Supreme Court Of Canada Proclaims 10 Rules For The Interpretation Of Contracts And The Review Of Arbitration Award
    The Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision in Sattva Capital Corp. v. Creston Moly Corp. is a remarkable document. It is more than a judicial decision. It is literally a textbook or checklist for the interpretation of contracts and…
  • Aug 3

    English Courts Enforce An Obligation To Mediate And Negotiate

    English Courts Enforce An Obligation To Mediate And Negotiate
    The articles on this site have often alerted the readers to the hidden dangers of mediation and negotiation clauses in construction contracts. The principle danger is that these sorts of clauses may be unenforceable, for two reasons. The…
  • Jul 21

    Can An Arbitrator Decide An Issue Falling Within A Statutory Regime?

    Can An Arbitrator Decide An Issue Falling Within A Statutory Regime?
    The recent decision in Advanced Explorations Inc. v. Storm Capital Corp. dealt with the question of whether an arbitral tribunal has the authority to decide an issue arising out of a statutory regime over which a regulatory tribunal has…
Rank this Week: 2701

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Aug 12

    Regulatory tweak on export control

    Regulatory tweak on export control
    The federal government  has tweaked the regulations it uses,  under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA 1999), to control which polluting substances can be exported from Canada. The new rules reduce redundancy,…
  • Aug 11

    As minimum fines get higher, is there a work-around?

    As minimum fines get higher, is there a work-around?
    As minimum fines on multiple charges lead to increasingly unfair results, defence counsel, and occasionally judges, are looking for ways to reconcile the law with what they consider to be just results. Earlier this year, the Ontario…
  • Aug 7

    Canada lags US in protecting endangered Sage-Grouse

    Canada lags US in protecting endangered Sage-Grouse
    In July, the US Fish and Wildlife Service launched a website to “communicate the breadth of the ongoing conservation actions underway to support Greater Sage-Grouse and the sage brush habitat the bird and 350 other species need.”…
Rank this Week: 463

Construction Law Blog

Construction Law Blog

Covers Canadian construction law. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/canadian-construction-law/
Rank this Week: 1888

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Aug 8

    Dangers of Fixed Term Contract

    Dangers of Fixed Term Contract
    Fixed term contracts can be valuable tools for managing short term or temporary assignments, but can be dangerous and costly to employers. There are many ways that these types of employment arrangements can go sideways with significant…
  • Jul 21

    Summary Judgment Trend Continues in Employment Case

    Summary Judgment Trend Continues in Employment Case
    A little less than a month ago, I wrote about Summary Judgment, Retirement and Statutory Severance Pay and the Ontario case of Kimball v Windsor Raceway Inc, 2014 ONSC 3286 (CanLII). This is not the first time I have written about this on…
  • Jul 18

    When is a Resignation a Voluntary Resignation?

    When is a Resignation a Voluntary Resignation?
    Answering this question is, sometimes, not easy. The issue was most recently discussed by the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta in Geddes v Silvestri Holdings Inc, 2014 ABQB 416 (CanLII), a case in which the court was required to…
Rank this Week: 2251

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • Aug 8

    Canada’s Continued Push for Global Free Trade

    Canada’s Continued Push for Global Free Trade
    Canada EU Free Trade Agreement The post Canada’s Continued Push for Global Free Trade appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
  • Jul 2

    Changes in Trademark Legislation – Canada

    Changes in Trademark Legislation – Canada
    On June 19th 2014 the Government of Canada's Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1 was given Royal Assent and with it comes amendments to the Trade-marks Act. The post Changes in Trademark Legislation – Canada appeared first on Barbeau,…
  • Jun 26

    Zahra Seyed Ali Joins Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein

    Zahra Seyed Ali Joins Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein
    Zahra Seyed Ali Joins Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein The post Zahra Seyed Ali Joins Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
Rank this Week: 2113

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Aug 7

    Is Bell Mobility's Professional Management Program closing?

    Is Bell Mobility's Professional Management Program closing?
    Trouble seems to be brewing within Bell Mobility's much derided Professional Management Program ("PMP"). I've previously covered the PMP, so take a look at this article if you want the sorrid backstory. I can confirm that that the PMP is not…
  • Aug 5

    Why are Canadian politicians addicted to unpaid labour?

    Why are Canadian politicians addicted to unpaid labour?
    This is a guest blog post that I did for Samara Canada on the topic of unpaid labour in the context of Canadian politics. This is the first of two posts examining the growth of unpaid labour in context of politics. The second blog post will…
  • Jul 9

    Research Participants Needed for McMaster Studies on Precarious Work

    Research Participants Needed for McMaster Studies on Precarious Work
    I'm quite busy these days with various endeavours, but I wanted to do a quick blog post to highlight two interesting research projects coming out of McMaster University which need research participants. Both research projects are important in…
Rank this Week: 3677

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2836

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/
  • Aug 6

    Changes to Canadian Charitable Donation Tax Credits for Charitable Gifts on Death

    Changes to Canadian Charitable Donation Tax Credits for Charitable Gifts on Death
    In the 2014 Budget, the Federal Government has proposed changes to the treatment of charitable gifts in wills or beneficiary designations. Essentially, if you include a gift to a charity in your will, under the new tax law, the gift will…
  • Aug 4

    Should Professional Trustees be Held to a Higher Standard?

    Should Professional Trustees be Held to a Higher Standard?
    In view of the complexity and time that may be required to administer an estate or act as trustee of a trust, it sometimes makes good sense to appoint a professional trustee to act as executor of a will or as a trustee in a trust (for…
  • Jul 19

    Trustees' Duty to Diversify Investment

    Trustees' Duty to Diversify Investment
    The British Columbia Court of Appeal removed a trustee for lending all of the trust funds in one trust to a related trust, finding that the investment was an improvident one. In reaching its decision in Miles v.Vince, 2014 BCCA 289, the Court…
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