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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
  • Feb 14

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-02-13

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-02-13
    Twitter suspends 125,000 accounts for promoting terrorism, most related to ISIS https://t.co/m5wgw48ZIs -> Courthouse News Service https://t.co/nnTKwyFM2B -> Copyhype Friday’s Endnotes – 02/05/16 https://t.co/qrH06Ow55w…
  • Feb 13

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-12

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-12
    Is the TPP a big deal for Canada? | Fraser Institute https://t.co/rIRevqufjT -> Google Finally Expands Europe’s Search Delisting To https://t.co/xnMYWP9oF9 Domain https://t.co/1YWDp6Wzja -> Computer and Internet Updates for…
  • Feb 12

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-11

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-11
    Copyright Protection in Canada for Artists https://t.co/UzdKg9Z5zM -> Linking to illegal content unlawful under copyright law, according to the German BGH https://t.co/jegpvZsXg6 -> Legal Research Firm Sues Over Whether State…
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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Feb 14

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of…
  • Feb 12

    A2J DIY 5: Provide Some Services on a Flat-Rate Basi

    A2J DIY 5: Provide Some Services on a Flat-Rate Basi
    This post continues my discussion of remunerative practice models that improve access to justice. I spent a good bit of space in my post on unbundled services, also known as limited-scope retainers, dumping on the comprehensive…
  • Feb 12

    Promoting Better Practices – a Proactive Approach to Lawyer and Paralegal Regulation

    Promoting Better Practices – a Proactive Approach to Lawyer and Paralegal Regulation
    Among regulators across Canada, and internationally, there is increasing interest in proactive regulatory initiatives that focus on better practice management to achieve improved client service and professional conduct. Traditionally, law…
Rank this Week: 98

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 2609

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/
Rank this Week: 585

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/
  • Feb 13

    Beneficiaries can't agree on who'll live in bequeathed castle, so it rots away uninhabited

    Beneficiaries can't agree on who'll live in bequeathed castle, so it rots away uninhabited
    What does the fabulous Chateau de la Foret (pictured here) have to do with wills and estates, you ask? It's an example of why you don't leave one property to several owners in your will. According to British newspapers, this Belgian chateau…
  • Feb 11

    DIY probate kit for Newfoundland and Labrador now available

    DIY probate kit for Newfoundland and Labrador now available
    Here's something that will be of interest to all of you do-it-yourself types. I've prepared a comprehensive kit to be used for anyone who wants to apply for a grant of probate of a will and/or codicil (including a handwritten will) in…
  • Feb 10

    If the executor is also a lawyer, can he ramp up legal fees defending his executor fee?

    If the executor is also a lawyer, can he ramp up legal fees defending his executor fee?
    After reading my earlier post about lawyers charging both executor fees and legal fees on one estate, a reader emailed me with the following note, suggesting that it might be an interesting blog topic. I agree! "What happens in a…
Rank this Week: 1150

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/
  • Feb 13

    Scalia RIP

    Scalia RIP
    US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is dead at 79. My condolences to his family and loved ones. He will be missed by many. His death also presents President Obama with a chance to alter the Supreme Court for quite...
  • Feb 12

    The Women's Suffrage Movement in Switzerland

    The Women's Suffrage Movement in Switzerland
    “Changing the situation was not possible without the vote of the women and the women didn’t have the vote” [1]. In any given country, the fight for women’s suffrage is greatly influenced by the electoral system, societal views and…
  • Feb 11

    The Suffrage Movement in Quebec

    The Suffrage Movement in Quebec
    Quebec, as always, has a unique and solitary history, and was the last province in Canada to achieve women’s suffrage. Despite the extension of federal franchise to women in 1918, and the Persons Case in 1929 which made women eligible...
Rank this Week: 1641

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Feb 13

    Coverage for Business Interruption in Cyber Occurrence

    Coverage for Business Interruption in Cyber Occurrence
    Among the most critical cyber risks facing policyholders is the risk of business interruption in the event of a network breach or other cyber event. In our experience, the costs related to business interruption potentially exceed direct data…
  • 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”),…
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Aviation Law Blog

Aviation Law Blog

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

http://aviationlawblog.ahbl.ca/
  • Feb 13

    Bond: Training Bond

    Bond: Training Bond
    New employees are often subject to probationary periods during which their suitability for employment is evaluated. Probationary periods are defined periods of time (which are often for three months but can be longer) that are established at…
  • Jan 6

    New drone regulations expected from Transport Canada in 2016

    New drone regulations expected from Transport Canada in 2016
    In May 2015, Transport Canada sought comments from aviation stakeholders across Canada regarding a Notice of Proposed Amendment on Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones.  For some time, Transport Canada has intended to…
  • Nov 10

    Supreme Court of New South Wales rules that PTSD can be a “bodily injury” under the Montreal Convention

    Supreme Court of New South Wales rules that PTSD can be a “bodily injury” under the Montreal Convention
    In November 2009, an aircraft operated by Pel-Air Aviation Pty Ltd (“Pel-Air”) flew from Sydney, Australia to Samoa to transport a seriously ill patient and her husband to Melbourne, Australia.  The plane was scheduled to…
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Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Feb 13

    The Pettiness of Divorce

    The Pettiness of Divorce
    It is amazing how long former spouses can hold a grudge and exhibit pettiness, particularly when one spouse is obliged by court order to make spousal support payments to the other. The resentment that builds up when one spouse believes the…
  • Feb 12

    Upset With Judge, Litigant Sends Threatening Email

    Upset With Judge, Litigant Sends Threatening Email
    It’s not unusual to see divorce litigants upset with the family justice system. Whether it’s unhappiness with the court’s decision or frustration over the delay and expense of family law proceedings, the courtroom is…
  • Feb 4

    Super Bowl Ad Features Dads and Daughter

    Super Bowl Ad Features Dads and Daughter
    Who could have imagined that an ivory tower academic scholar could influence a major corporation to produce a television ad that relied on her research about the relationship between dads and daughters? That’s what hair product company…
Rank this Week: 766

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/
  • Feb 12

    TSX removes security certificate requirements for exempt companie

    TSX removes security certificate requirements for exempt companie
    The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) will be eliminating the costly security certificate requirements that apply to Exempt Industrial Companies. The amendments to the TSX Company Manual, which are effective as of February 11, 2016, were first…
  • Feb 10

    Derivatives product determination rule to be adopted by remaining provinces on May 1, 2016

    Derivatives product determination rule to be adopted by remaining provinces on May 1, 2016
    Margaret Grottenthaler and William Scott - Members of the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) from the provinces and territories of Canada other than Ontario, Manitoba and Quebec recently published their product determination rule,…
  • Feb 4

    Canada's governance landscape - key issues for the 2016 proxy season

    Canada's governance landscape - key issues for the 2016 proxy season
    In this article, we highlight some key issues that we believe will be the focus of attention for Canadian boards and shareholders as the 2016 proxy season unfolds. While many of the issues are familiar from past years, some return with…
Rank this Week: 1876

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: 2468

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Feb 12

    Long delay means suspension not disbarment for real estate lawyer

    Long delay means suspension not disbarment for real estate lawyer
    A Toronto area real estate lawyer has lost his bid to dismiss a Law Society of Upper Canada disciplinary panel finding of knowingly assisting in fraud but won’t be disbarred. While the Ontario Divisional Court said no to Paul…
  • Feb 12

    Legal news roundup - Feb. 12, 2016

    Legal news roundup - Feb. 12, 2016
    Canada One La Loche shooting victim released from hospital: Saskatchewan government, Canadian Press Liberals break promise to implement firearm-marking rules, Canadian Press Snoop Dogg invests in Canadian pot producer, CBC United States N.Y.…
  • Feb 11

    Guard sued for lawyer drug-smuggling accusation

    Guard sued for lawyer drug-smuggling accusation
    One Edmonton correctional officer’s outrageous alleged remarks about female lawyers smuggling narcotics in their uteruses is not necessarily a sign of an anti-lawyer culture in the city’s jails. “You can certainly…
Rank this Week: 80

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Feb 12

    Significant changes to Planning Act coming

    Significant changes to Planning Act coming
    On December 3, 2015 a few parts of Bill 73, the Smart Growth for our Communities Act, came into force, amending both the Planning Act and the Development Charges Act. The majority of the changes under the Planning Act are…
  • Feb 11

    Feds publish proposed microbeads ban

    Feds publish proposed microbeads ban
    The federal government will go ahead with a ban of microbeads in personal hygiene products. We wrote last summer about both the then-Conservative government’s announced intention to institute a ban as well as the…
  • Feb 8

    PMRA intends to end conditional registration of pesticide

    PMRA intends to end conditional registration of pesticide
    Health Canada recently announced that as of June 1, 2016, it intends to end the federal practice of granting conditional registrations of for pesticides. Under the Pest Control Products Act, SC 2002 c28, (“PCPA”), Health…
Rank this Week: 499

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Feb 12

    The Trouble With the TPP, Day 30: Losing Our Way on Geographical Indication

    The Trouble With the TPP, Day 30: Losing Our Way on Geographical Indication
    Geographical indications (GI) are signs used on goods - frequently food, wine, or spirits - that have a specific geographical origin and are said to possess qualities, reputation or characteristics that are essentially attributable to that…
  • Feb 12

    Why Journalism is not Dying in the Digital Age

    Why Journalism is not Dying in the Digital Age
    The ongoing financial struggles of Canadian businesses that have traditionally delivered the news - particularly newspapers and local broadcasters - have generated considerable discussion and consternation over the past month. With…
  • Feb 12

    Digital Era Raises Tough Questions About Journalism’s Future

    Digital Era Raises Tough Questions About Journalism’s Future
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on February 8, 2016 as Digital Era Raises Tough Questions About Journalism’s Future The ongoing financial struggles of Canadian businesses that have traditionally delivered the news – particularly…
Rank this Week: 434

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: 946

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Feb 12

    Understanding Bankruptcy Fee

    Understanding Bankruptcy Fee
    Bankruptcy is a legal process designed to help the honest, but unfortunate debtor find debt relief. By filing for bankruptcy and completing all of your duties, you can eliminate most of your debts and get the fresh start you need to move…
  • Jan 8

    What Is CRA Looking For In A Consumer Proposal?

    What Is CRA Looking For In A Consumer Proposal?
    Like most creditors, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is willing to consider the acceptance of a consumer proposal. A consumer proposal is the only government legislated program in Canada that allows consumers to put forth a legally…
  • Dec 11

    What Happens If I Change Jobs While I’m Bankrupt?

    What Happens If I Change Jobs While I’m Bankrupt?
    You have taken the big step.  You realized you were having financial difficulties, you visited the trustee and now things are going along quite well. Until you find out that you have a career prospect in another city or even another…
Rank this Week: 1758

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Feb 11

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    us nhtsa says ai in self-driving cars can be considered the driver for regulatory purposes. https://t.co/6qQo0GZUdD 2016-02-11 [Click on title above to read the full post]
  • Feb 11

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    us nhtsa says ai in self-driving cars can be considered the driver for regulatory purposes. https://t.co/6qQo0GZUdD 2016-02-11 [Click on title above to read the full post]
  • Feb 11

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    us nhtsa says ai in self-driving cars can be considered the driver for regulatory purposes. https://t.co/6qQo0GZUdD 2016-02-11 [Click on title above to read the full post]
Rank this Week: 2632

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Feb 11

    Court Orders Condo Owner to Stop Smoking in Unit

    Court Orders Condo Owner to Stop Smoking in Unit
    The British Columbia Supreme Court recently ordered a condominium unit owner to cease smoking in his unit in contravention of the strata corporation’s bylaws. The unit owner was a 70-year old “life-long smoker”, who…
  • Feb 9

    Condominium Parking Dispute Escalates Out of Control – Another Oppression Case

    Condominium Parking Dispute Escalates Out of Control – Another Oppression Case
    In condominium living, the needs of the few must be balanced with the needs of the many. Compromise by owners and residents is necessary in order to achieve a harmonious condominium community. Where balance and compromise are missing, things…
  • Feb 4

    Robotic Valet Parking Systems in Condominium

    Robotic Valet Parking Systems in Condominium
    When planning a condominium project, developers try to maximize the usage of the condominium property. Since parking takes up so much space, robotic valet parking systems have been developed so
Rank this Week: 960

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 11

    Canadian Law Library Review 41.1 Now Available

    Canadian Law Library Review 41.1 Now Available
    Canadian Law Library Review issue 41.1 is now available online.It is the journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries.It is on the ISSUU platform that lets readers flip through the digital journal and zoom in to read. It is also…
  • Feb 9

    Supreme Court of Canada Hearings Calendar for February 2016

    Supreme Court of Canada Hearings Calendar for February 2016
    The Supreme Court of Canada has published its calendar of appeal hearings for November 2015. To find out more about any particular case, the Court's website has a section that allows users to find docket information, case summaries as…
  • Feb 8

    BC Law Institute Starts Project on Cost Effective Ways of Hiring Lawyer

    BC Law Institute Starts Project on Cost Effective Ways of Hiring Lawyer
    The British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) has started a Financing Litigation Legal Research Project to examine "a myriad of new, upcoming, and unconventional ways to hire lawyers for cost-effective representation, rather than relying on the…
Rank this Week: 646

Alixe Cormick: Small Cap Lawyer

Alixe Cormick: Small Cap Lawyer

Focuses on Canadian and United States securities law matters of interest to micro and small cap companies.

http://www.alixecormick.com
  • Feb 11

    Recent Regulatory Developments in Equity Crowdfunding in Canada

    Recent Regulatory Developments in Equity Crowdfunding in Canada
     By Alixe Cormick Canada now has two crowdfunding specific exemptions: the Start-Up Crowdfunding Exemption (May 14, 2015 – BC, SK, MB, QU, NB, and NS), and the Integrated Crowdfunding Exemption (Jan. 25, 2016 -MB, ON, QU, NB, and…
  • Dec 10

    Raising Capital: Angel Investors, Venture Capital and Crowdfunding

    Raising Capital: Angel Investors, Venture Capital and Crowdfunding
    By Alixe Cormick On October 29, 2015, I participated on a panel at the annual Vancouver Island Economic Alliance Summit titled “Show Me the Money? Access Capital Workshop”.  The session was sponsored by the Nanaimo Daily…
  • Nov 30

    Raising Capital: Tips from a Serial Angel & Deal Junkie

    Raising Capital: Tips from a Serial Angel & Deal Junkie
     By Alixe Cormick Tribe of Zero is an organization that puts together events aimed at entrepreneurs and small business owners.  On October 22, 2015, I was a speaker and a mentor at their Capital Advantage event held in Vancouver,…
Rank this Week: 3134

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 681

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Feb 11

    Law Library Legal Research Skills Serie

    Law Library Legal Research Skills Serie
    The  Law Library is pleased to present its Legal Research Skills Series designed for students wanting to brush up on the basics or learn something new. This series will provide legal research instruction from experienced law librarians…
  • Feb 9

    New Books at the Law Library – February 9, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – February 9, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KD1752 .A5 2015 Geraldine Mary Andrews & Richard Millett, Law of Guarantees, 7th ed. (London: Sweet & Maxwell/Thomson Reuters, 2015). LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KD7512 .S79 2015 Charles…
  • Feb 1

    New Books at the Law Library – February 1, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – February 1, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE8440 .D44 2015 Ronald Joseph Delisle et al., Evidence: Principles and Problems, 11th ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2015). LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KD7177 .B8 2016 Edward Bullen et al. , Bullen…
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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/
Rank this Week: 109

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3800

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Feb 10

    Rights Resurrected - The Use of Abandoned IP Right

    Rights Resurrected - The Use of Abandoned IP Right
    Intellectual property, much like many other forms of property, can become either useless or worthless to a rights holder, even if that would not be the case as it stands when the rights are let go or forgotten. A good example of this is the…
  • Jan 27

    Metatags and IP Rights, Eh - Infringement of Rights Through Metatags in Canada

    Metatags and IP Rights, Eh - Infringement of Rights Through Metatags in Canada
    The Internet has spawned a great deal of new issues when it comes to intellectual property, even outside of the more obvious problems of piracy and sale of counterfeit goods from overseas. One issue that most would not think about in the…
  • Jan 21

    Another Break - Justice Arnold Settles the Kit Kat Case After CJEU Decision

    Another Break - Justice Arnold Settles the Kit Kat Case After CJEU Decision
    After quite an unsatisfying Court of Justice decision earlier in September in the Kit Kat case, many of us invested in the world of IP were waiting for the decision by the High Court of Justice in the UK applying the CJEU's considerations.…
Rank this Week: 3094

Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

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

http://www.ontariofamilylawblog.com
  • Feb 9

    Representing Yourself in Separation/Divorce: Is There Anyone to Help?

    Representing Yourself in Separation/Divorce: Is There Anyone to Help?
    Do you want to represent yourself in your separation/divorce? Makes sense. You can save a lot of money. But you aren’t a lawyer. It can be a bit scary. We can support you in a variety of ways. We can draft documents for you but you go…
  • Feb 5

    3 Ways Your Divorce is More Complicated than It Needs to Be (and How to Fix It)

    3 Ways Your Divorce is More Complicated than It Needs to Be (and How to Fix It)
    Nobody says at the wedding ceremony: “People have gathered together to celebrate the very special love between BRIDE and GROOM, by joining them in marriage, for approximately 3 years.” No one would hire that priest if that would…
  • Feb 3

    CLEO’s Steps to a Family Law Case

    CLEO’s Steps to a Family Law Case
    Here is a new tool for family law clients. It is an interesting flow chart that explains the various processes for resolution of family law issues. Unfortunately, it gives very little space to Collaborative Practice  and ignores the…
Rank this Week: 2297

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/
  • Feb 9

    YUFA and York University Reach a Tentative Agreement

    YUFA and York University Reach a Tentative Agreement
    Soooo, I was in the process of writing a blog entry about the legalities of a strike vote scheduled to take place this week at York University when I received an email informing me that the faculty union (YUFA) and the University have reached…
  • Jan 29

    City of Toronto Bargaining Strategy Looks Familiar

    City of Toronto Bargaining Strategy Looks Familiar
    January 29, 2016 The media is reporting today that the City of Toronto has requested what is known as a “No Board Report” from the Minister of Labour in its ongoing negotiations with CUPE, Local 416 (the outside workers). A…
  • Jan 19

    What Happens When an Employee Works Past the Contract’s End Date?

    What Happens When an Employee Works Past the Contract’s End Date?
    I was asked this weekend about a hypothetical employment situation. Let’s call the employee in this story Mark.  It’s a good scenario for a law school question. Facts Last April, Mark was hired to work for Company A.  A…
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Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • Feb 9

    Thanks Paul – Ride for the Cure

    Thanks Paul – Ride for the Cure
    Congratulations goes out to Paul Barbeau for tallying the most donation dollars during the month of January, making him our Monthly Quest for the Gold Jersey winner!
  • Jan 5

    Home Owner Grant Threshold Increases in 2016

    Home Owner Grant Threshold Increases in 2016
    British Columbians who own homes valued up to $1.2 million may be eligible to receive a full home owner grant this year. The post Home Owner Grant Threshold Increases in 2016 appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
  • Dec 11

    CRA’s Revised Position on Private Health Services Plan

    CRA’s Revised Position on Private Health Services Plan
    Effective January 1, 2015, a plan is considered a PHSP as long as the premiums paid under the plan relate “all or substantially all” to medical expenses that would otherwise qualify for METC (assuming all other conditions to be a…
Rank this Week: 3130

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 3406

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/
  • Feb 8

    Condominiums, Drinking Water Systems and the Safe Drinking Water Act

    Condominiums, Drinking Water Systems and the Safe Drinking Water Act
    Posted by: Roy Gentles Recently we have run into a number of issues surrounding the interpretation of the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002 (the “Act”).  Namely, several municipalities have declared that the system of…
  • Jan 20

    Enforcement of a “One Family” Clause in Condominium Declaration

    Enforcement of a “One Family” Clause in Condominium Declaration
    Enforcement of One Family Requirement in Condominium Declarations Post by: Carly Haynes We have noticed in recent court decisions the imposition of a restrictive definition of “one family” or “single family”[1]…
  • Aug 20

    The Importance of Abutting Land Searches in the Land Titles System

    The Importance of Abutting Land Searches in the Land Titles System
    Post by: Carly Haynes There are two systems of land registration in Ontario, Land Titles and Land Registry. Historically, land in Ontario was registered only under the Land Registry System pursuant to the Registry Act. In this System all…
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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
  • Feb 8

    Lexis Advance Quicklaw webinar

    Lexis Advance Quicklaw webinar
    The library has organized a Lexis Advance Quicklaw webinar on Wednesday February 17th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Here are some of the new features and functionality that will be highlighted in the webinar: Learn to search the broadest…
  • Feb 8

    Human Rights Law research guide

    Human Rights Law research guide
    New! We’ve added a Human Rights Law research guide to our Research Guides page. Use this guide as a starting point when researching Canadian, American, European and International human rights law.
  • Feb 8

    Recent Acquisitions, February 1 – February 8, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, February 1 – February 8, 2016
    0 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library: Some books have cover images provided by Google. All other data © Osgoode Hall Law School.
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Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of February 8, 2016

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of February 8, 2016
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Ghomeshi emails reveal growing importance of 'digital debris' to trials, experts sayChicago Officer, Citing Emotional Trauma, Sues Estate of Teenager He Fatally Shot Exonerations…
  • Feb 1

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of February 1, 2016

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of February 1, 2016
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Yet Another Privacy Tort Comes to Ontario "There is a cancer on Canadian journalism.The malignancy is Postmedia Network Canada Corp."Canadians who can't wait for doctor-assisted…
  • Jan 29

    When The Press Comes A'Calling

    When The Press Comes A'Calling
    In the course of your work as a legal professional, you may receive the occasional call from the media, seeking your comments or insights on a recent legal development or issue.Handling these enquiries with expertise and grace will…
Rank this Week: 148

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

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

    Bald Allegations of Discrimination Aren't Enough

    Bald Allegations of Discrimination Aren't Enough
    Another day another case where the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal dismisses an application alleging discrimination on the basis of employment because the Tribunal does not entertain bald allegations that are not tied into a prohibitive ground…
  • Feb 4

    Challenges and Opportunities of Speedy Resolution of Dispute

    Challenges and Opportunities of Speedy Resolution of Dispute
    Where a case proceeds by way of a motion for summary judgment, a decision will be handed down quickly, often during the period of reasonable notice. The court, in such a case, will be called upon to determine how to deal with the damages owed…
  • Feb 1

    Without Prejudice - What Does this Really Mean?

    Without Prejudice - What Does this Really Mean?
    What do the words “without prejudice” mean? When we write these words on top of a letter to an employee, union or lawyer, what effect will this have? The Federal Court of Appeal recently considered this issue in Canada (Attorney…
Rank this Week: 3025

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Feb 7

    ‘Poor’ employer’s termination obligation not reduced

    ‘Poor’ employer’s termination obligation not reduced
    by Hannah Roskey There has been some controversy in Canadian law on the issue of whether the financial circumstances of the employer should play a role in deciding what constitutes reasonable notice of termination or pay in lieu of notice.…
  • Jan 31

    Project manager sentenced to 3.5-year jail term in Metron swing stage collapse

    Project manager sentenced to 3.5-year jail term in Metron swing stage collapse
    by Norm Keith, Christina Hall, and Shane Todd “… [A] significant term of imprisonment is necessary to reflect the terrible consequences of the offences and to make it unequivocally clear that persons in positions of authority in…
  • Jan 24

    An abbreviated case for cause

    An abbreviated case for cause
    by Keri Bennett We all know litigation is expensive. That’s particularly true when an employer seeks to justify a for-cause termination. But there may be an alternative to protracted litigation. In Cotter v. Point Grey Golf and Country…
Rank this Week: 939

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
  • Feb 5

    The Long Arm of the B.C. Securities Commission

    The Long Arm of the B.C. Securities Commission
    By Patrick Williams In McCabe v. British Columbia (Securities Commission), 2016 BCCA 7, the B.C. Court of Appeal upheld the ability of the B.C. Securities Commission (the “Commission”) to penalize a resident of British Columbia…
  • Feb 3

    Ontario Court of Appeal Inspiring Consumer Misrepresentation Class Action

    Ontario Court of Appeal Inspiring Consumer Misrepresentation Class Action
    By Laurie Baptiste The Ontario Court of Appeal is once again making headlines with the case of Ramdath v George Brown College, which has turned out to be a doubly significant case at the intersection of class actions and consumer protection…
  • Jan 27

    The Ontario Court of Appeal Declines to Extend the Doctrine of Unconscionability into the Performance of Contract

    The Ontario Court of Appeal Declines to Extend the Doctrine of Unconscionability into the Performance of Contract
    By Geoff R. Hall and Trevor Courtis In the 14 months since the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its landmark decision in Bhasin v. Hrynew, 2014 SCC 71 [1] the general organizing principle of good faith in contract law has been applied in a…
Rank this Week: 985

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
  • Feb 5

    Security for Costs: Protecting Defendants against Corporate and Individual Plaintiff

    Security for Costs: Protecting Defendants against Corporate and Individual Plaintiff
    Defending a legal action can be an expensive process, even where a defendant is ultimately successful in having the claims against it dismissed. Normally, legal costs are “in the event”, so that a successful defendant will have…
  • Oct 8

    Mitigation and Offers of Re-employment: Fredrickson v. Newtech Dental Laboratory Inc.

    Mitigation and Offers of Re-employment: Fredrickson v. Newtech Dental Laboratory Inc.
    When an employee is wrongfully dismissed and the court determines that the employee is entitled to damages in lieu of reasonable notice, the employer will almost always argue that the employee was required to mitigate those damages and…
  • Jul 30

    Options to Renew: Key Points to Consider in Lease Renewal

    Options to Renew: Key Points to Consider in Lease Renewal
    The Supreme Court of British Columbia recently clarified renewal rights in the context of a commercial lease in The Zone Bowling Centre (2002) Ltd. v. 14100 Entertainment Blvd. Investments Ltd., 2015 BCSC 524. The decision stresses the…
Rank this Week: 2033

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Feb 5

    The Final Word on Dependent Contractor

    The Final Word on Dependent Contractor
    I wrote last year about the Ontario Superior Court of Justice’s decision in the case of Keenan v. Canac Kitchens (a link to same can be found here:  http://www.employmentandlabour.com/?s=Canac).   Last week the Ontario…
  • Feb 1

    ORPP: Additional Design Details Released

    ORPP: Additional Design Details Released
    On January 26, 2016, additional design details of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) were released by the Ontario government.  The government reconfirmed its commitment to implement the ORPP beginning January 1, 2017, ensuring…
  • Jan 20

    Terminating for Financial Reasons? Don’t Expect the Courts to Help You Out

    Terminating for Financial Reasons? Don’t Expect the Courts to Help You Out
    Employers who undertake reductions in force due to financial difficulties should not count on employee notice periods being reduced as a result of the financial troubles.  This point was recently emphasized by the Ontario Court of Appeal…
Rank this Week: 1399

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Feb 4

    Location Matters: The Perils of Geographic Names as Trade-mark

    Location Matters: The Perils of Geographic Names as Trade-mark
    When choosing a trade or business name it may seem like a good idea to incorporate the location of your business into the name. There are benefits: it is helpful for marketing, it gives your audience an idea of where your business is and who…
  • Nov 6

    Implementation of Trademarks Act amendments pushed back to 2018

    Implementation of Trademarks Act amendments pushed back to 2018
    Since the Canadian Government announced massive changes to the Canadian Trademarks Act (the “Act”) in 2014, practitioners and other stakeholders in the trademark space have been anxiously awaiting its implementation. Unfortunately…
  • Sep 30

    Nice-ly done: CIPO now accepting voluntary classification of goods and service

    Nice-ly done: CIPO now accepting voluntary classification of goods and service
    Following our post from July 2015, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (“CIPO”) is now accepting trade-mark applications filed with goods and services classified using the Nice Classification system.  As part…
Rank this Week: 1842

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/
  • Feb 4

    Article 29 WP response to “Privacy Shield”

    Article 29 WP response to “Privacy Shield”
    The Article 29 Working Party (WP 29) published their initial response to the new Privacy Shield yesterday. Here’s the good news: WP 29 welcomes the conclusion of negotiations by the deadline (actually, the deal was announced on Tuesday…
  • Feb 2

    EU-US Privacy Shield Announced

    EU-US Privacy Shield Announced
    Today, political agreement has been reached on the new solution to replace the Safe Harbor regime, the so-called “EU-US Privacy Shield”. The College of Commissioners have approved the new framework which, according to the European…
  • Feb 1

    No deal yet on Safe Harbor 2.0!

    No deal yet on Safe Harbor 2.0!
     ‘Hot off the press’ as Commissioner Jourova continues to give her statement to the European Parliament: there is no deal yet on Safe Harbor 2.0.  The Commissioner outlined the current state of play on the key…
Rank this Week: 2436

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/
  • Feb 3

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing
    In 1974, Lord Lucan, British aristocrat (think James Bond and Martinis, according to the New York Times), vanished after the body of his children’s nanny was found dead in the basement of his house. A year later, in 1975, Lord Lucan,…
  • Feb 2

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere
    As Alzheimer Awareness Month draws to a close, the message the Alzheimer Society of Canada intended to convey in the #StillHere campaign is clear: A diagnosis of dementia does not necessarily mean that an individual is no longer capable of…
  • Feb 2

    Hull on Estates #452 – Responsibility for Joint Debts Upon Death

    Hull on Estates #452 – Responsibility for Joint Debts Upon Death
    This week on Hull on Estates, David Morgan Smith and Noah Weisberg discuss the responsibility for joint debt upon death of one of the debtors. Should you have any questions, please email us at webmaster@hullandhull.com or leave a comment on…
Rank this Week: 111

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Covers developments in private and public mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. By McCarthy Tetrault.

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
  • Feb 3

    Rethinking Representation and Warranty Insurance in Canada

    Rethinking Representation and Warranty Insurance in Canada
    By Jake Irwin and Lama Sabbagh With special contribution from Robyn Weber, AVP, Private Equity Practice Leader, HUB International The sale of Representation and Warranty Insurance (“RWI”) policies has soared in recent years. In…
  • Jan 28

    Canadian Representation and Warranty Insurance FAQ

    Canadian Representation and Warranty Insurance FAQ
    By Ian C. Michael, Jake Irwin and Lama Sabbagh With special contribution from Robyn Weber, AVP, Private Equity Practice Leader, HUB International In the context of the purchase and sale of a company, when sellers seek to negotiate a…
  • Jan 12

    Cybersecurity and M&A – Part Three: Cyber Insurance

    Cybersecurity and M&A – Part Three: Cyber Insurance
    By Roland Hung, Matthew Harris and Beverly Ma In the second installment of this series we offered a brief review of cybersecurity provisions and considerations in M&A transaction agreements, and in the first installment of this series we…
Rank this Week: 1783

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

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

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for January 2016

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for January 2016
    Five of Quickscribe's panel of expert BC legislation annotators provided annotations in January 2016: Stan Rule, Sabey Rule LLP – WESA Margaret Mason, Bull Housser & Tupper LLP – Society…
  • Jan 7

    #clawbies2015 Acceptance Speeche

    #clawbies2015 Acceptance Speeche
    In case you missed it, we've posted a roundup of blog reactions (a.k.a, the acceptance speeches) to the 2015 Clawbies winners reveal over at Stem News.
  • Jan 6

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for December 2015

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for December 2015
    Here's a quick look at the BC lawyers who contributed annotations to Quickscribe 2.0 in December 2015:Murray Campbell, Lawson Lundell LLP -  Pension Benefits Standards Act Daniel Sorensen, Sorensen Smith LLP – Employment…
Rank this Week: 1541

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/
  • Feb 2

    Manager Ordered Prison Time for Employee Fatalitie

    Manager Ordered Prison Time for Employee Fatalitie
    This post is a guest blog by Simone Ostrowski, a lawyer at our firm with experience in workplace health and safety matters (@simoneostrowski, sostrowski@koldorfstam.ca).  On January 11, 2016, Vadim Kazenelson, a former…
  • Dec 22

    Tweeting Your Way to Termination

    Tweeting Your Way to Termination
    A blog post just in time for some downtime over the holiday – when can personal tweets become grounds for termination?  Some of you may remember when in August of 2013 Canadian news outlets were a-buzz with the termination of…
  • Dec 9

    Holiday Party Tips for the Young Bo

    Holiday Party Tips for the Young Bo
    We all have an office party horror story.  The partner who got too sloppy and friendly with the summer student, the awkward aversion of eye contact the next day, or the overly honest comments from the disgruntled…
Rank this Week: 4724

Sexual Abuse Claims Blog

Sexual Abuse Claims Blog

Covers child abuse, clergy abuse, doctor sexual abuse, priest abuse, prison abuse, teacher sexual abuse, and other sexual abuse topics. By McKiggan Hebert Lawyers.

http://www.sexualabuseclaimsblog.com/
  • Feb 1

    Jian Ghomeshi and the Burden of Proof in Sexual Abuse Claim

    Jian Ghomeshi and the Burden of Proof in Sexual Abuse Claim
    Ghomeshi sexual abuse claims come to court today Jian Ghomeshi’s criminal trial starts today. He is charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking. Ghomesi has pleaded not guilty to all of…
  • Nov 1

    What is the Burden of Proof in Sexual Abuse Claims? “How do I prove my claim?”

    What is the Burden of Proof in Sexual Abuse Claims? “How do I prove my claim?”
    School for the Deaf Students make sexual abuse claims Recently former residents of the Nova Scotia School for the Deaf have come forward with allegations about childhood sexual abuse. I have been representing survivors of childhood sexual…
  • Oct 30

    Sexual Abuse Claims at Nova Scotia School for the Deaf

    Sexual Abuse Claims at Nova Scotia School for the Deaf
    Former residents of the Interprovincial School for the Education of the Deaf, more commonly called the Nova Scotia School for the Deaf have come forward with allegations that they were physically and sexually abused while they were students…
Rank this Week: 2244

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer…

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer Blog covers accident, medical malpractice, brain damage, and product liability issues. By McKiggan Hebert Lawyers.

http://www.halifaxpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    Where do most car accidents happen in Halifax? The answer may surprise you.

    Where do most car accidents happen in Halifax? The answer may surprise you.
    After it was reported that Halifax was the most dangerous place to drive in Canada I thought I would do some investigation to see where most car accidents were happening in Halifax. After looking at Insurance company claim statistics and…
  • Jan 25

    Update from Halifax Teacher of the Month Winner

    Update from Halifax Teacher of the Month Winner
    Our November teacher of the month winner was St. Joseph’s A. McKay teacher, Christina Cann. Christina recently sent us an update to let us know how she spent the Staples gift certificate. “I was able to purchase a colour printer…
  • Jan 22

    Good news in the battle against pedestrian-car collisions.

    Good news in the battle against pedestrian-car collisions.
    (By Mark Raftus) Pedestrian-car “accidents” are decreasing in Halifax! As reported in my December 23, 2014 post “Pedestrian-Car Collisions: An Epidemic in Nova Scotia” the number of pedestrian-car collisions in Halifax…
Rank this Week: 4597