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Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • May 26

    Copyright Board decision will have ‘little bearing’ on other cases: Access Copyright

    Copyright Board decision will have ‘little bearing’ on other cases: Access Copyright
    The Copyright Board of Canada has determined Access Copyright will receive just a fraction of what it was looking for in a new tariff with provincial governments and territories.On May 22, the Copyright Board certified a tariff setting…
  • May 26

    Legal news roundup - May 26, 2015

    Legal news roundup - May 26, 2015
    CanadaNew Brunswick maple syrup processor wins appeal against Quebec regulator, Canadian PressFormer pro hockey player pleads guilty to assault in B.C., Canadian PressOntario government to face trial in lawsuit over death of toddler in…
  • May 25

    New barreau president seeking greater youth representation

    New barreau president seeking greater youth representation
    Election season among the provincial legal regulators continues with Quebec lawyers voting in Quebec City lawyer Lu Chan Khuong as president of the Barreau du Québec.Khuong took almost 63 per cent of the more than 10,000 ballots cast…
Rank this Week: 214

Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center

By Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP.

http://www.tdslaw.com/knowledge-center/
Rank this Week: 4839

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
  • May 26

    Minken Employment Lawyers Sponsor Flato Markham Theatre 2015/2016

    Minken Employment Lawyers Sponsor Flato Markham Theatre 2015/2016
    Minken Employment Lawyers is pleased to once again sponsor Flato Markham Theatre as an “All That Jazz!” 2015/2016 series sponsor, along with three additional sponsorships.
  • May 26

    Think Carefully Before Signing That Release!

    Think Carefully Before Signing That Release!
    In Born v. Regis Corporation, the Human Rights Tribunal determined that the Employee’s Application to the Tribunal pursuing a new claim could not proceed due to the fact that the employee had previously signed a full and final Release…
  • May 25

    New York University Campus at Markham Centre

    New York University Campus at Markham Centre
    Provincial approval of the York University Campus at Markham Centre.
Rank this Week: 2473

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 26

    BC Court of Appeal Clarifies Limits of “Rescuer” Law

    BC Court of Appeal Clarifies Limits of “Rescuer” Law
    The law recognizes that if a person’s negligence puts one in peril, a rescuer injured in the course of rescue can claim damages against the person who created the peril.  Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Court of…
  • May 21

    “Candid” Expert Witness Impresses BC Supreme Court

    “Candid” Expert Witness Impresses BC Supreme Court
    I have spent much time on this blog highlighting expert witnesses who have been criticized by trial judges.  On this note it is refreshing to see when an expert witness is complimented by the Court for being candid in their role.…
  • May 19

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Trochanteric Bursitis and Plateaued STI’s.

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Trochanteric Bursitis and Plateaued STI’s.
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for chronic soft tissue injuries and bursitis. In today’s case (Diep v. Cunha) the Plaintiff was a pedestrian struck by a vehicle…
Rank this Week: 160

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 26

    Lean and Efficient

    Lean and Efficient
    Alberta has new government. 21 days post-election, this is not news, but I am certain that there are Slawyers who are wondering what a new government in Alberta actually means. From the news release post swearing in of Premier Notley and her…
  • May 26

    Reading: Learning, Lounging and Escaping

    Reading: Learning, Lounging and Escaping
    I did it. I read a hundred books (#100Books) on my sabbatical. The whole list can be found here. Why did I do it? I set off to read 100 books because I felt I could and I should. As lawyers, we spend so much of our time reading but so little…
  • May 26

    Tips Tuesday

    Tips Tuesday
    Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on technology, research and practice. Technology Stop Inappropriate Gmail Messages From Going Out With Undo…
Rank this Week: 622

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
  • May 26

    The “Bright Line” Rule is dimmed by the Alberta Court of Appeal in Statesman

    The “Bright Line” Rule is dimmed by the Alberta Court of Appeal in Statesman
    By Ryan MacIsaac Joint retainers are common in modern legal practice. But what happens when a dispute is brewing between two parties represented by the same law firm? How is a lawyer to know when the “bright line” of conflict of…
  • May 26

    The SCC Monitor (25/05/2015)

    The SCC Monitor (25/05/2015)
    By Byron Shaw On Thursday, May 28, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada will release judgment on several leave applications currently before the Court, including the following. Mangal v. William Osler Health Centre (36174) Mangal is a medical…
  • May 21

    Has the Supreme Court of Canada done away with the concept of apparent bias?

    Has the Supreme Court of Canada done away with the concept of apparent bias?
    By Keegan Boyd In White Burgess Langille Inman v. Abbott and Haliburton Co., a must-read decision for anyone involved in litigation, the Supreme Court of Canada tackles some of the difficult questions associated with how to properly deal with…
Rank this Week: 3782

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • May 26

    Baytex: ABQB Grants Rectification

    Baytex: ABQB Grants Rectification
    In Baytex Energy Ltd. et  al. v. The Queen (2015 ABQB 278), the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench considered whether rectification and/or rescission were available to address mistakes that could result in the taxpayer being taxed on…
  • May 21

    Ironside: TCC Orders Hearing of Question on Rule 58 Motion

    Ironside: TCC Orders Hearing of Question on Rule 58 Motion
    In Ironside v. The Queen (2015 TCC 116), the Tax Court allowed the Crown’s Rule 58 motion for a determination of a question of law before the hearing, namely whether the taxpayer was estopped from litigating an issue that had been…
  • May 4

    Crowdfunding: Update From the CRA

    Crowdfunding: Update From the CRA
    In a short technical interpretation (CRA Document 2015-0579031I7 “Crowdfunding” (April 1, 2015)), the CRA has restated its views on the tax treatment of amounts raised via crowdfunding arrangements (see our previous post here).…
Rank this Week: 3567

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 2242

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    Canadian Lawyer Magazine Top 25 Most Influential 2015 Survey

    Canadian Lawyer Magazine Top 25 Most Influential 2015 Survey
    Canadian Lawyer is holding its sixth annual Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential survey:"Again this year, we will be picking the top 5 lawyers and judges in the following 5 categories:Corporate-commercial, including litigation,…
  • May 25

    Evolving Legal Services Research Project

    Evolving Legal Services Research Project
    Community Legal Education Ontario, in partnership with the Institute for Social Research at York University, has undertaken a major research project to examine the effectiveness of public legal education and information (PLEI) in helping…
  • May 25

    Canadian Terrorism Database Shows Weak Link Between Violent Extremism and Religion

    Canadian Terrorism Database Shows Weak Link Between Violent Extremism and Religion
    The Canadian newsweekly Embassy published an article in its most recent edition about the Canadian Incident Database.The Database is an open source database describing terrorism and violent extremism since 1960 with a Canadian…
Rank this Week: 987

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • May 26

    Ministry of Environment District Office Map

    Ministry of Environment District Office Map
    One useful piece of information that is oddly difficult to find on the government website is the boundaries of the various Regions and District Offices of the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change. Here, for those who may find…
  • May 25

    Cheese whey spill: $80,000 fine

    Cheese whey spill: $80,000 fine
    Even seemingly innocuous substances, like human food and drink, can be hazardous to the natural environment. And spills of food and drink must be reported. Silani Sweet Cheese Limited manufactures a cheese at a facility in Bradford, West…
  • May 21

    Comings and going

    Comings and going
    Spring is always a good time for new beginnings. Please extend an enthusiastic welcome back to Paula Boutis, returning from maternity leave with her trademark zest, skill, and broad experience. Bon voyage and best wishes to Jennifer Kalnins…
Rank this Week: 457

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 26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-25
    Lawyers circling lawyers in frenzied Facebook ownership flap http://t.co/YH3VmZXdu6 -> Mirror Phone Hacking Judgment: a turning point in the phone hacking litigation https://t.co/Aq8hUJDz7X -> Three-tiered system of data protection…
  • May 25

    Privacy by Design certification framework launched by Ryerson and Deloitte

    Privacy by Design certification framework launched by Ryerson and Deloitte
    This morning, Ryerson University and Deloitte announced a new certification framework based on Privacy by Design principles. Privacy by Design is a set of principles that builds privacy into the design, operation and management of a given…
  • May 25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-24

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-24
    In the absence of actual harm, privacy cases are hardly worth pursuing http://t.co/6RYcmFS01Q -> United States: Nudity, Privacy and the Prostitute – Susan Brenner http://t.co/8r3oTanQVT -> Case Law: Gulati v MGN Ltd, A landmark…
Rank this Week: 2720

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/
  • May 26

    Knowing Where to Begin

    Knowing Where to Begin
    In estates matters, geography can become a challenge.  The Estates Act provides at section 7 that an application for a certificate of appointment of estate trustee with respect to the will of a person resident in Ontario shall be filed…
  • May 24

    Estate Planning Considerations for Your TFSA

    Estate Planning Considerations for Your TFSA
    I recently came across an article titled TFSA Designations May Cause Estate Planning Problems written by Amin Mawani and published by Advisor.ca. The article highlights some important estate planning considerations for TFSA account holders.…
  • May 21

    Once again, costs are hard to order where a winner isn’t clear.

    Once again, costs are hard to order where a winner isn’t clear.
    There’s a new costs endorsement that features another common situation in relation to trustee accounts – what proportion (if any) should be paid out of the trust and how should costs be assessed between the trustee and the…
Rank this Week: 2295

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1421

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • May 25

    New Books at the Law Library – May 25, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – May 25, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD1975 .C43 2014 C.T. Walton MA et al., eds., Charlesworth & Percy on Negligence, 13th ed. (London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KF1301.A2 G37 2014 Brandon L. Garrett, Too Big to Jail: How…
  • May 19

    New Books at the Law Library – May 19, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – May 19, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): K230.L5 I57 2014 M.D.A. Freeman, Lloyd’s Introduction to Jurisprudence, 9th ed. (London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2014). LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE452.C6 L64 2014 Paul V. Lomic, Social…
  • May 11

    New Books at the Law Library – May 11, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – May 11, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KD703.D3 M38 2014 Harvey McGregor, McGregor on Damages, 19th ed. (London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KK7114 .V6413 2015 Ekkehart Reimer & Alexander Rust, eds., Klaus Vogel on…
Rank this Week: 4408

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/
  • May 25

    A Primer on the Teacher’s Strike Decision

    A Primer on the Teacher’s Strike Decision
    The big teachers’ strike decision is due to be released this week.   High school teachers in Durham region, Peel, and Ontario’s north have been on strike since  late April.  They are represented by the Ontario…
  • May 4

    Trump Hotel Employees Win Union Drive After Creative Campaign

    Trump Hotel Employees Win Union Drive After Creative Campaign
    There’s a good story in the Star today about the successful efforts of workers at Toronto’s Trump hotel to win union certification.  UNITE Here Local 75 is the union.  The union won a certification vote and collective…
  • Apr 24

    Tory Senator Insults Order of Canada Recipient for Asking Why Unions Need Disclose More Than Charitie

    Tory Senator Insults Order of Canada Recipient for Asking Why Unions Need Disclose More Than Charitie
    Try telling Conservatives that the ridiculous, partisan, waste of taxpayer money that is Bill C-377 Harper Senate Appointee Plett Insults Distinguished Witness at hearings into Anti-union Bill imposes far more onerous reporting requirements…
Rank this Week: 1407

Privacy and Data Security Law

Privacy and Data Security Law

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

http://www.privacyanddatasecuritylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3568

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/
  • May 25

    Fired from Your Job Based on Discriminatory Ground

    Fired from Your Job Based on Discriminatory Ground
    QUESTION #3 I have been fired from my job because my employer told me I don’t fit into their culture. Is this illegal or a form of discrimination? ANSWER  Termination Without Cause Terminating you because you do not…
  • May 21

    Addressing Legal Issues Related to Mental Health

    Addressing Legal Issues Related to Mental Health
    The Mental Health of Employees at Work Addressing the legal issues related to the mental health of employees at work is one of the more perplexing issues facing employers in Canada. It is because of the nature of this sensitive topic and a…
  • May 19

    Q&A: Unjust Performance Review?

    Q&A: Unjust Performance Review?
    QUESTION  This concerns an unjust annual performance appraisal that will affect my salary. My manager is expecting me to sign or to contest, the bogus appraisal this week. Should I do that? What options do I have? ANSWER You are not…
Rank this Week: 243

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of May 18th

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of May 18th
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Ex-Israeli Premier Olmert Sentenced to 8 Months in PrisonChange in overtime rules could lead to more suits over worker emails sent outside workRisk management strategies to reduce…
  • May 19

    140Law - Recent Legal Headline

    140Law - Recent Legal Headline
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Employee tracking apps raise worker privacy questionsEditorial: Law Society failing vulnerable refugee claimants | The Toronto StarOntario Passes Protecting Child Performers Act |…
  • May 19

    Migrating from Windows Live Mail to MS-Outlook

    Migrating from Windows Live Mail to MS-Outlook
    Which email client does your law office use?I raise this question, as the purchase of a new computer for my desktop has necessitated the migration of all my emails – around 20 Gigs worth – to my new machine.Out of habit, if…
Rank this Week: 674

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 25

    Recent Acquisitions, May 18 – May 25, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, May 18 – May 25, 2015
    2 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library: The right to legal aid : how British Columbia's legal… Leslie, Lois., KF 337 ZA4 L47 2014 The right to legal aid : how British Columbia's legal aid system fails to ……
  • May 18

    Recent Acquisitions, May 11 – May 18, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, May 11 – May 18, 2015
    12 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 11 from 2015: HV 6807 B4 2015 Criminal conspiracies : organized crime in Canada Prentice Hall 2015 xvii, 397 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm. Key developments in international…
  • May 11

    Recent Acquisitions, May 4 – May 11, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, May 4 – May 11, 2015
    5 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 3 from 2015: Insurance law Boivin, Denis KF 1164 B64 2015 Insurance law 2015 xxv, 665 pages ; 23 cm. "MBA" in a day for lawyers. Ontario Bar Association. Continuing ……
Rank this Week: 4705

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • May 24

    Mr. No-Pay: You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide

    Mr. No-Pay: You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide
    Family law lawyers now have access to information that can transform a case from an up-hill battle to a slam-dunk, and it’s all thanks to the internet. Case in point: I have a client whose ex-husband, a venture capitalist, stopped…
  • May 22

    Disbarred and Disgraced Lawyer Strikes Again

    Disbarred and Disgraced Lawyer Strikes Again
    Former lawyer Janice L. Jessup, who practiced on Long Island New York has a dreadful discipline history which led to her resignation and disbarment in 2010. Rather than slinking away into oblivion she is again in the news for stealing $1.2…
  • May 20

    Ex-Lawyer on Trial for Throwing His 2nd Wife Off a Cruise Ship and Putting a Hit on Wife #3

    Ex-Lawyer on Trial for Throwing His 2nd Wife Off a Cruise Ship and Putting a Hit on Wife #3
    Lonnie Loren Kocontes, age 55, formerly a lawyer in California, and later in Florida, is approaching his day of reckoning for his unfathomable deviant behaviour. He lured his second ex-wife, Micki Kanesaki, to join him on a Mediterranean…
Rank this Week: 5014

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Nova Scotia personal injury cases and laws.

http://www.wagners.co/blog/
  • May 24

    This is Safe Boating Awareness Week

    This is Safe Boating Awareness Week
    Recently, the Canadian Minister of Transport and the Parliamentary member representing Bruce -- Grey -- Owen Sound, kicked off North American Safe Boating Awareness Week. They issued a joint announcement that there was new funding allocated…
  • May 18

    Why preeclampsia is pregnancy should not go undiagnosed

    Why preeclampsia is pregnancy should not go undiagnosed
    When a woman is pregnant, her body undergoes many changes. This makes it difficult to discern whether any changes are simply related to the pregnancy or a sign of something far more ominous. One of the dangers of pregnancy...
  • May 10

    Burn victims face grueling recovery

    Burn victims face grueling recovery
    Living with a burn injury after a serious accident can be quite challenging. There are extreme physical and psychological consequences facing burn survivors every day. Some of the most common include the following: -- Debridement. Most burn…
Rank this Week: 3173

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/
  • May 24

    Fargey v. Fargey

    Fargey v. Fargey
    If you want to ensure that your child or grandchild (or any other beneficiary) will not have control over an inheritance from you until he or she attains a more mature age than nineteen, the age of majority in British Columbia, then it is…
  • May 16

    Re Beck Estate

    Re Beck Estate
    In a previous post, I wrote about the first reported case applying section 58 of the Will, Estates and Succession Act. This section allows the court to give effect to a “record, document, or writing or marking on a will or other…
  • Apr 25

    2015 Federal Budget Contains Changes to Tax Free Savings Accounts and Registered Retirement Income Fund

    2015 Federal Budget Contains Changes to Tax Free Savings Accounts and Registered Retirement Income Fund
    The 2015 Canadian Federal Government’s Budget released on April 21, 2015 does not appear to contain any changes that will have an impact on trusts or estate-planning (perhaps mercifully given the problems created by the 2014 Budget).…
Rank this Week: 882

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • May 24

    Subcontractor’s Lien Rights May Be Terminated By The Contractor’s Abandonment

    Subcontractor’s Lien Rights May Be Terminated By The Contractor’s Abandonment
    The construction and builder’s line statutes in Canada generally provide that a lien may be lost if an action is not commenced or a lien registered within a certain period of time within the “completion or abandonment” of…
  • May 9

    Are There Exclusive and Inclusive Definitions Of “Improvement” In The Lien Statutes?

    Are There Exclusive and Inclusive Definitions Of “Improvement” In The Lien Statutes?
    The Saskatchewan Queen’s Bench recently considered the definition of the word “improvement” in the Builders’ Lien Act of Saskatchewan. In Propak Systems Ltd. v. Grey Owl Engineering Ltd., that court held that the lien…
  • May 3

    Does Construction Insurance Apply To The Suppliers To The Project?

    Does Construction Insurance Apply To The Suppliers To The Project?
    An important issue in construction projects is the identity of the persons covered by the insurance coverage which applies to the project. If one of the parties– say the owner or the contractor – takes out the insurance, does it…
Rank this Week: 411

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4810

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 23

    Rickey Henderson cameo

    Rickey Henderson cameo
    It was December 1984, and Rickey Henderson was in his prime at the Oakland As. And just like that, he was traded to the New York Yankees. So, of course, where else would he make a cameo but the David...
  • May 21

    How Alberta's PCs Lost the Legislative Assembly: They Forgot How it Work

    How Alberta's PCs Lost the Legislative Assembly: They Forgot How it Work
    Last Thursday, Premier Jim Prentice delivered a remarkable speech in Calgary to a room filled with defeated candidates, soon-to-be ex-cabinet ministers, disenchanted party supporters, and disappointed corporate donors. The mood was grim.…
  • May 20

    Stan Corbett RIP

    Stan Corbett RIP
    The longest serving associate dean at Queen's Law passed away.
Rank this Week: 4567

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/
  • May 22

    BB King estate fight could get pretty ugly

    BB King estate fight could get pretty ugly
    It seems that yet another celebrity estate is headed for court. Apparently even though legendary blues artist B.B. King has only just passed away, his children are already fighting over control of  his estate. The National Post has a story…
  • May 22

    If your spouse dies, leaves you nothing and gives it all to his kids, should you contest the will?

    If your spouse dies, leaves you nothing and gives it all to his kids, should you contest the will?
    If your spouse dies and leaves you nothing and leaves everything to his/her kids from a previous marriage, should you contest the will? What if you're unwell and can't work? This is a question I hear frequently from many readers, with a…
  • May 10

    8 steps to take if you've been widowed

    8 steps to take if you've been widowed
    Once the shock of being widowed has worn off a bit, it's time to take some steps to get your own affairs in order. It's important that you straighten out legal matters to reflect your new situation, in order to avoid issues and complications…
Rank this Week: 5084

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 22

    "Say-on-pay": back in the spotlight this proxy season

    "Say-on-pay": back in the spotlight this proxy season
    Katy Pitch - If you’ve been reading the business news lately it’s hard to miss the renewed focus on the “say-on-pay” resolution at annual corporate meetings in Canada. These advisory resolutions, which ask shareholders…
  • May 22

    Start-up crowdfunding prospectus and registration exemption adopted by certain CSA member

    Start-up crowdfunding prospectus and registration exemption adopted by certain CSA member
    Vincent Laurin - As discussed in a post last week, the securities regulators of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia (the "Participating Jurisdictions") have implemented registration and prospectus…
  • May 22

    TSX proposes a new order type: Long Life order

    TSX proposes a new order type: Long Life order
    A new order type is being proposed to address concerns with market quality caused by high frequency trading.  The objective of the proposed Long Life order is to improve execution quality for certain retail and institutional investors…
Rank this Week: 4036

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • May 22

    Why You Should Keep Your Bankruptcy Discharge Paper

    Why You Should Keep Your Bankruptcy Discharge Paper
    Once you have completed all of your bankruptcy duties, you receive a discharge certificate that officially releases you from the debts included in your bankruptcy.  You will also receive a final receipts and disbursement summary to…
  • May 8

    Ontario Bankruptcy Exemptions: Tools Of The Trade

    Ontario Bankruptcy Exemptions: Tools Of The Trade
    Bankruptcy can be the beginning of a fresh start and an opportunity to rebuild. If you are in a trade or profession that requires you to provide your own tools or equipment you may wonder how these assets are affected in a bankruptcy. In…
  • Apr 24

    5 Benefits To Filing Bankruptcy: Do They Apply To You?

    5 Benefits To Filing Bankruptcy: Do They Apply To You?
    Money problems happen to many different people for many different reasons.  Too often, debt becomes a cycle and the pressure of paying off all of the debt becomes too much to handle alone.  If you find yourself in the same…
Rank this Week: 1554

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • May 21

    What is Process Safety Management?

    What is Process Safety Management?
    We recently blogged about some best practices for OSHA inspections, but we thought we would add to that with some comments on Process Safety Management. In terms of Environment, Health and Safety concerns, a process can be any given activity…
  • May 15

    Cleaning Inspection App : Nimonik Audit

    Cleaning Inspection App : Nimonik Audit
    Management of cleaning services can be a moving target. With high staff turnover, roving teams and varying standards, ensuring you deliver a clean facility, hotel room, or building to your clients is a challenge. Nimonik Audit for iPad and…
  • May 7

    Workplace safety 101: Lessons Learned in Safety Management

    Workplace safety 101: Lessons Learned in Safety Management
    A big thanks to Mel Manuel Rosas of Pin Point Safety for his comments and input into the following post. Ensuring a safe workplace is a challenge that is made more difficult by staff turnover and constrained resources. In this post, I hope to…
Rank this Week: 4385

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 21

    Note Taking and Insurance Claims; they go hand in hand (Ontario)

    Note Taking and Insurance Claims; they go hand in hand (Ontario)
    Intact Insurance has some great television commercials where an terrible accident happens (like a car driving in to a swimming pool); followed by a scene involving an insurance policy holder calling the insurer over the phone. The next scene…
  • May 14

    Tips for a Safe Long Weekend from a Personal Injury Lawyer (Ontario)

    Tips for a Safe Long Weekend from a Personal Injury Lawyer (Ontario)
    For many, this May long weekend marks the official beginning of spring/summer; depending on how you evaluate the temperature. After a very long, cold and windy winter, this May long weekend is a warm welcome; even if the temperatures…
  • May 6

    Reviewing the changes (cuts) to Ontario Car Insurance: Pay More Get Less Yet Again

    Reviewing the changes (cuts) to Ontario Car Insurance: Pay More Get Less Yet Again
    The governing Liberals announced Ontario’s budget on April 23, 2015. Finance Minister Charles Sousa, backed by Premier Kathleen Wynne were in fine form that day. When one thinks of the term “budget“, we would think of all…
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Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers commercial litigation, directors and shareholders, and securities issues in Canada. Edited by Dan Parlow and Neil Kornfield.

http://www.businesslawblog.ca
  • May 21

    The new Family Law Act- One Way to Lose Your Exclusion

    The new Family Law Act- One Way to Lose Your Exclusion
    Under the Family Law Act, S.B.C. 2011, c. 25 (the “FLA”) unless property is “excluded property”, property owned by at least one spouse upon separation is family property and presumptively to be equally divided. …
  • Apr 27

    The Potter Decision – When an Administrative Suspension Goes Too Far

    The Potter Decision – When an Administrative Suspension Goes Too Far
    The Potter Decision – When an Administrative Suspension Goes Too Far   By Alisha Parmar and Shafik Bhalloo   The Potter Decision – When an Administrative Suspension Goes Too Far Constructive dismissal is a fascinating…
  • Mar 25

    Can an Arbitrator conduct his or her own Research?

    Can an Arbitrator conduct his or her own Research?
    This topic can be divided into two parts – research of the facts and research of the law. This comment will focus on whether an Arbitrator can conduct independent research of the facts outside of the evidence presented at the…
Rank this Week: 4989

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Covers recent trends, court decisions, and condo-related news. By Gardiner Miller Arnold LLP.

http://www.ontariocondolaw.com/
  • May 21

    A reasonably prudent director

    A reasonably prudent director
    Condo directors in Ontario are expected to exercise a certain degree of attentiveness, caution and prudence while carrying out their duties. This expectation is known as the “standard of care” and is set out in section 37(1) of…
  • Apr 13

    Common expense collections policy redux

    Common expense collections policy redux
    We published a piece last May recommending that condominium corporations enact policies to collect common expenses in an orderly, systematic way. Unfortunately, we continue to see condo boards deliberately delaying the commencement of power…
  • Apr 6

    Superior housekeeping at Superior Court

    Superior housekeeping at Superior Court
    Though the weather suggests otherwise, spring has finally sprung in Ontario. As many condo corporations begin their seasonal cleaning and maintenance routines, our courts are likewise gearing up for significant housekeeping. Recent changes to…
Rank this Week: 1016

Canadian Occupational Health and…

Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Law

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

http://www.occupationalhealthandsafetylaw.com/
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IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • May 21

    The EU Single Digital Market - 16 Initiatives to Success?

    The EU Single Digital Market - 16 Initiatives to Success?
    As diligent readers of this blog have probably noted, the last 12 months have been vary favorable to those who are inclined to law reforms, especially in the field of copyright. This writer, for one, enjoys the rapid changes being introduced,…
  • May 8

    Retrospective - Geographical Indicators and Trademark

    Retrospective - Geographical Indicators and Trademark
    As many wine connoisseurs can clearly tell you, there is a vast amount of difference in the origin of a wine, be it from Southern France or Northern Italy, the specific region where the product is produced lends itself to create a nuanced…
  • Apr 30

    Pirates Uncovered - Dallas Buyers Club's Landmark Case in Australia

    Pirates Uncovered - Dallas Buyers Club's Landmark Case in Australia
    Piracy is considered by many in the entertainment industry to be the plight of the 21st century creative minds and pockets (and the pockets' of many shareholders, one would think). What ever your thoughts on copyright piracy, the topic…
Rank this Week: 2103

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • May 20

    B.C. Society Act Revamp

    B.C. Society Act Revamp
    The British Colombia Society Act, which dates back to 1977 and not being substantially revised since then, is undergoing a comprehensive overhaul, following the bill receiving Royal ascend on May 14th, 2015. The post B.C. Society Act Revamp…
  • May 11

    Buying a Business: Shares or Assets?

    Buying a Business: Shares or Assets?
    Whether you are buying out the competitor or buying your first business, you will want to ensure that the terms of the deal meet your needs and protect your interests. A fundamental concern is to first consider what it is you intend to…
  • May 1

    The Value of a Shareholder’s Agreement

    The Value of a Shareholder’s Agreement
    A well devised Shareholder’s Agreement is one tool that can create a road map, setting out options for dealing with unexpected interactions between shareholders. The post The Value of a Shareholder’s Agreement appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 1551

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • May 20

    Will self-driving cars spontaneously reboot?

    Will self-driving cars spontaneously reboot?
    A common rebuke to self-driving cars are thoughts about cars behaving like computers – like freezing or rebooting while driving. Those make amusing sound bytes or twitter comments, but there is a grain of truth to it. Self driving…
  • May 6

    Is a self driving car in your future?

    Is a self driving car in your future?
    Depending on how you define a self driving car – probably sooner than you think. Sometimes new technology seems to come out of nowhere, but it often creeps up on us.  Legal disruptions that new tech spawns often follows the same…
  • Apr 22

    Google search favours mobile friendly site

    Google search favours mobile friendly site
    Is your website mobile friendly? As of yesterday, Google search ranks mobile friendly sites higher in search results. This means that if someone does a google search from a mobile device, a site that is mobile friendly will appear higher in…
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Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • May 20

    Compensation for Sports Injuries in Canada

    Compensation for Sports Injuries in Canada
    Hockey has long been Canada’s national sport and players at the top of their game take to the ice with the intent to win games, often aggressively playing leading to bitter scuffles and hard slams, which, despite the ample protection,…
  • May 19

    Legal Stretch: Bringing Yoga to Vic West Park for a Good Cause

    Legal Stretch: Bringing Yoga to Vic West Park for a Good Cause
    Helena Mitchell is part of the Lambert and Williams team working as a legal assistant with our lawyers – at work she brings a can-do attitude, an attention to detail, and a commitment to client satisfaction.  She is a talented…
  • May 15

    Unfair Wills in British Columbia, What are the remedies?

    Unfair Wills in British Columbia, What are the remedies?
    In British Columbia, the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (“WESA”) regulates estate distribution and planning. Among other things, WESA allows a court to examine a Will and to change the provisions of the Will to benefit certain…
Rank this Week: 1862

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • May 19

    IMMIGRATION CANADA’S INCREDIBLE SHRINKING DATA

    IMMIGRATION CANADA’S INCREDIBLE SHRINKING DATA
    I requested the immigration history of a client whose last interaction with Canada’s immigration department dated from around 1990. He wanted me to find out what information the immigration possessed about him as of the year 2015. This…
  • May 5

    Use of Representative Form (IMM 5476)

    Use of Representative Form (IMM 5476)
    The above forms as of March 2014 states, “You do not need to hire an immigration representative. It is your choice. No one can guarantee the approval of your application. All the forms and information that you need to apply are…
  • May 5

    Use of Representativeresentative Form (IMM 5476)

    Use of Representativeresentative Form (IMM 5476)
    The above forms as of March 2014 states, “You do not need to hire an immigration representative. It is your choice. No one can guarantee the approval of your application. All the forms and information that you need to apply are…
Rank this Week: 4851

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • May 19

    Upcoming Radio Show: May 19, 2015

    Upcoming Radio Show: May 19, 2015
        Tonight, May 19th tune-in to CJAD 800AM at 7PM to hear David A. Altro and Matt C. Altro discuss cross border issues. During the show we will be answering caller questions, but you can submit your questions now and we will answer…
  • May 14

    The EB-5 Visa: Moving to the U.S. with a Green Card!

    The EB-5 Visa: Moving to the U.S. with a Green Card!
    The EB-5 investor visa, also commonly referred to as an EB-5 green card, is a great immigration tool for Canadian investors and their families wishing to move to the United States permanently while making a business investment. Unlike other…
  • May 8

    The Montreal Gazette – Tax Strategy: Keep taxman apprised when converting a home into a rental

    The Montreal Gazette – Tax Strategy: Keep taxman apprised when converting a home into a rental
    Matt C. Altro is a regular contributor to Paul Delean’s business column in the Montreal Gazette. Click here to view the article online or scroll down to read Matt’s answer to the third question below. Tax Strategy: Keep taxman…
Rank this Week: 5017

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/
  • May 19

    Sask Court rules that no compensation payable on expropriation of road

    Sask Court rules that no compensation payable on expropriation of road
    A Saskatchewan municipality passed a by-law to expropriate a roughly 2-acre road parcel from a quarter section of privately-owned land.  The affected landowners applied unsuccessfully to the Court  of Queen's Bench to quash the…
  • May 8

    NS Court of Appeal overturns profit à prendre (right to take hay) decision

    NS Court of Appeal overturns profit à prendre (right to take hay) decision
    Back in February, 2014, the Nova Scotia Supreme Court upheld a neighbour's right to take hay or other crops off a portion of a 2.7 acre property that had been severed from the neighbour's farm in 1960 (see my post on that decision here).…
  • May 5

    REMINDER: CAFA - Current & Connected Conference - June 4, 2015 - Woodstock, ON

    REMINDER: CAFA - Current & Connected Conference - June 4, 2015 - Woodstock, ON
    The Canadian Association of Farm Advisors will be holding its annual Current & Connected Conference at the Quality Inn in Woodstock, ON on June 4, 2015.  Featured speakers include:Brent Van Parys & Hali VanVliet, BDO…
Rank this Week: 316

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

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

    Changes coming to union certification process for federally regulated employer

    Changes coming to union certification process for federally regulated employer
    by Daniel Mayer On June 16, important changes regarding union certification and decertification for federally regulated employers in Canada will come into effect. The federally regulated sector includes interprovincial and international…
  • May 10

    New work permit requirements apply whether employer is in Canada or U.S.

    New work permit requirements apply whether employer is in Canada or U.S.
    by Gilda Villaran Employers whose employees must apply for a work permit or extension in order to work in Canada should be aware of a new compliance form and fee that they must submit before the person applies for the work permit. This came…
  • May 3

    The case for cause with a single act of employee misconduct

    The case for cause with a single act of employee misconduct
    by Keri Bennett The Supreme Court of Canada tells Canadian employers that they must strike a balance between the severity of the misconduct and the sanction imposed when deciding whether to terminate employment for cause. So what happens when…
Rank this Week: 5093

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 16

    Will Your Tech E&O Insurance Cover Your Retention of Someone Else’s Electronic Data?

    Will Your Tech E&O Insurance Cover Your Retention of Someone Else’s Electronic Data?
      The following was written by my good friend Scott Godes. While Scott may be intellectually dishonest, he is an effective advocate and counselor to his policyholder clients. Thanks Scott. Court Offers Narrow Interpretation of…
  • May 15

    SCOTUS TO DECIDE STANDING: WILL CYBER BREACH PLAINTIFFS BE TOLD TO TAKE A SEAT?

    SCOTUS TO DECIDE STANDING: WILL CYBER BREACH PLAINTIFFS BE TOLD TO TAKE A SEAT?
    On April 27, 2015, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari on the seminal question of whether a putative class of consumers’ allegations of statutory violations under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”),…
  • May 3

    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,…
Rank this Week: 303

Aviation Law Blog

Aviation Law Blog

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

http://aviationlawblog.ahbl.ca/
  • May 15

    Year in Review: CTA Rules on Standing for Discrimination Complaint

    Year in Review: CTA Rules on Standing for Discrimination Complaint
    In its Decision No. 425-C-A-2014, the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) directly addressed a person’s right to bring a complaint of discrimination. In September 2014, Gábor Lukács filed a complaint with the CTA alleging…
  • Apr 21

    Expanded “no-fly” list coming as part of Bill C-51

    Expanded “no-fly” list coming as part of Bill C-51
    On January 30, 2015, the Federal Government introduced Bill C-51, also known as the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015.  In addition to amending several existing statutes, including the Criminal Code and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service…
  • Mar 19

    Interpreting “Accident” in Article 17 of the Montreal Convention

    Interpreting “Accident” in Article 17 of the Montreal Convention
    In October 2012, we reviewed the Ontario Superior Court of Justice’s decision in Gontcharov v. Canjet, 2012 ONSC 2279. The Gontcharov decision affirmed the Ontario court’s alignment with the U.S. approach to interpreting the word…
Rank this Week: 4849

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/
  • May 15

    Due Diligence and the Land Titles Registry

    Due Diligence and the Land Titles Registry
    Post by: Evan Holt 3 principles underlie the Land Titles Registry: the curtain principle, which stands for the proposition that it is unnecessary to examine the history of previous dealings with the land; the mirror principle, which…
  • May 4

    Only specific relatives can be on title for HST rebate

    Only specific relatives can be on title for HST rebate
    Post by: Evan Holt The HST new homebuyer’s rebate entitles qualified purchasers to a substantial rebate. The maximum federal and provincial portion of the rebate is $6,300 and $24,000 respectively. A Tax Court of Canada decision…
  • Mar 6

    TWO HYDRO METERS IN EACH RESIDENTIAL SUITE??

    TWO HYDRO METERS IN EACH RESIDENTIAL SUITE??
    Post by: William Thompson Recently, we have had more clients building mid and high rise condominiums apartment buildings with the intention of retaining title to the entire building and renting the suites.  When a developer decides to…
Rank this Week: 3669

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

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

http://joblaw.ca/blog/
  • May 13

    Fired for Off-Duty Conduct: Should that hold up?

    Fired for Off-Duty Conduct: Should that hold up?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Can inappropriate off-duty conduct be used by an employer to dismiss an employee for just cause?  The answer is far from clear. By now,…
  • Apr 23

    Quick Justice? Bring a Summary Judgment Motion

    Quick Justice? Bring a Summary Judgment Motion
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca The use of the summary judgment process is becoming more and more widespread in wrongful dismissal cases. In this post, I look at three recent…
  • Mar 24

    Just Cause for Dismissal: Is One Incident Enough?

    Just Cause for Dismissal: Is One Incident Enough?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Is one incident of dishonesty just cause for dismissal?  What if it involves a long-serving employee?  This was the issue that was…
Rank this Week: 2658