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Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

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

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

    Obtaining alternative employment and redundancy pay: Does the offer meet the test of acceptability?

    Obtaining alternative employment and redundancy pay: Does the offer meet the test of acceptability?
    If an employee is entitled to redundancy pay on termination, but their employer has obtained other acceptable employment for them, the employer can apply to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) for an order under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW…
  • Jul 27

    Ontario’s Changing Workplace Review Interim Report Release

    Ontario’s Changing Workplace Review Interim Report Release
    Last year the Ontario government initiated the Changing Workplace Review, which it intends as the first step towards identifying potential reforms of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”) and the Labour Relations Act,…
  • Jul 20

    An employer’s financial circumstances do not affect the reasonable notice period

    An employer’s financial circumstances do not affect the reasonable notice period
    Should an employer’s financial circumstances be relevant when considering the period of reasonable notice to which a wrongfully dismissed employee is entitled? This question was raised on appeal in Michela v St. Thomas of Villanova…
Rank this Week: 1607

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
  • Jul 28

    Avoiding Double Gifts Under the New Wills Law

    Avoiding Double Gifts Under the New Wills Law
    An unintended consequence of British Columbia’s revised legislation on wills and estates is the possibility that a gift to someone may be inadvertently doubled. The Wills, Estates and Succession Act (WESA), section 6, provides that…
  • May 6

    Mediation: Stumbling Blocks to Overcome

    Mediation: Stumbling Blocks to Overcome
    One issue that often bedevils a mediator is the role of legal counsel at the Mediation. The goal from the mediator’s perspective is to encourage the parties to find a settlement. A Mediation that does not arrive at a settlement, or does…
  • Mar 29

    Can an Arbitrator conduct his or her own Research? (Part 2)

    Can an Arbitrator conduct his or her own Research? (Part 2)
    In my last post, I addressed the question of whether an Arbitrator should conduct his or her own independent research of the facts outside of the evidence presented by the Parties. Now I want to address the second part of that question which…
Rank this Week: 4768

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

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

    List of Top Ten Canadian Law Podcast

    List of Top Ten Canadian Law Podcast
    Emma Durand-Wood from Stem Legal, a legal industry strategy firm, has published a blog post describing her list for ten of the best Canadian law podcasts: "Whether Serial was your introduction to the wonderful world of podcasts, or…
  • Jul 27

    July 2016 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media

    July 2016 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media
    The July 2016 issue of Connected is available online. The bulletin covers news about the impact of new social media on courts. The bulletin is published by the Virginia-based National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the Conference of…
  • Jul 26

    Analysis of Beverley McLachlin's Output as Chief Justice of Canada

    Analysis of Beverley McLachlin's Output as Chief Justice of Canada
    The Court.ca blog run by students at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto has just published part 2 of The Supreme Court by Numbers, an analysis of the output of Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin since she was appointed to her position in …
Rank this Week: 575

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Jul 28

    CMS investment in preventing healthcare fraud brings $42 billion return

    CMS investment in preventing healthcare fraud brings $42 billion return
    CMS’s annual report demonstrates that the government is becoming increasingly effective at ferreting out fraud and abuse from the healthcare system. With a 12-to-1 return on investment, the government will likely continue to make…
  • Jul 15

    Senate advances comprehensive opioid bill for President to sign

    Senate advances comprehensive opioid bill for President to sign
    On July 13, 2016, the Senate passed by 92-2 vote the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (S. 524), a comprehensive set of 18 bills targeting the opioid crisis, which bill the U.S. House of Representatives approved in a 407-5 vote…
  • Jul 14

    Your money or your PHI: New guidance on ransomware

    Your money or your PHI: New guidance on ransomware
    On June 12, 2016, the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released guidance, entitled “FACT SHEET: Ransomware and HIPAA,” in response to the rising number of ransomware attacks perpetrated against healthcare entities. The guidance…
Rank this Week: 1907

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Jul 28

    The endangered partner

    The endangered partner
    Last time out, I wrote at some length about the coming obsolescence of law firm associates. So it now seems only fair to turn the spotlight onto the other category of lawyers within law firms: partners. (Equity partners, that…
  • Jul 14

    The obsolete associate

    The obsolete associate
    As red herrings go, you will not find a fish more scarlet than Cravath, Swaine & Moore’s recent announcement that it would raise its starting salary for first-year associates to $180,000 per year. Now granted, it was…
  • Jul 11

    The intangible law firm

    The intangible law firm
    Remember all those ludicrous predictions you kept hearing about how law firms were someday going to invest heavily in intelligent technology that could do legal work? Funny thing about that: someday is today. Here’s…
Rank this Week: 2228

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

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

    Rider wins spot on Olympic team following arbitration

    Rider wins spot on Olympic team following arbitration
    A renowned rider originally not selected for the Canadian team at the upcoming Rio Olympics will now be included, after arbitration through the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada. The legal battle pitted Jessica Phoenix, a well-known…
  • Jul 28

    Legal News Roundup - July 28, 2016

    Legal News Roundup - July 28, 2016
    Canada Facts about entrapment in relation to a B.C. terrorism trial, Canadian Press Toronto police officer who fatally shot Sammy Yatim set for sentencing today, Canadian Press Saskatoon woman sentenced for impaired driving crash…
  • Jul 27

    TrustLaw Index shows decrease in Canadian pro bono hour

    TrustLaw Index shows decrease in Canadian pro bono hour
    It seems Canadian lawyers are spending fewer hours on pro bono work than they were last year. According to the Canadian firms that sent their data to the 2016 TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono, their lawyers spent an average of 13 hours on pro bono…
Rank this Week: 142

Charities and Giving

Charities and Giving

Provides information on charities and charitable contributions in Canada. From the Canada Revenue Agency.

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/chrts/whtsnw/menu-eng.html?rss
Rank this Week: 2374

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/
  • Jul 28

    The Laws Regarding Employee Monitoring Software

    The Laws Regarding Employee Monitoring Software
    Employee monitoring software serves one primary purpose: to make sure employees are doing what they are supposed to.  It can be installed on computers and other devices and can track an incredible amount of information. For example,…
  • Jul 26

    Pokémon GO vs. Work FLOW

    Pokémon GO vs. Work FLOW
      In case you have been living under a rock for the past month the Pokémon GO game craze has hit Canada.   Players catch, trade and battle Pokémon that pop into existence alongside real-world physical objects when…
  • Jul 6

    Know Your Religious Rights in the Workplace

    Know Your Religious Rights in the Workplace
    Employees have a right to be free from discrimination in the workplace that is based on their religious rights. Discrimination occurs when an employer makes a distinction that has the effect of excluding the employee, denying benefits, or…
Rank this Week: 131

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

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

    Josh Milgrom’s Article on Unnecessary Escalation of Disputes in CondoBusiness Magazine

    Josh Milgrom’s Article on Unnecessary Escalation of Disputes in CondoBusiness Magazine
    Josh Milgrom discusses the recent Couture v. TSCC 2187 case and the unreasonable position taken by the Board with respect to a dispute about a parking space. To view the article click here.
  • Jul 26

    Drone Regulations in the US

    Drone Regulations in the US
    In a prior blog post we reported about an out-of-control drone that crashed into a Florida condominium. The Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) in the US recently announced that it had enacted regulations governing the…
  • Jul 21

    Short-Term Rental of Condos – A Thai Perspective

    Short-Term Rental of Condos – A Thai Perspective
    With the increase in “sharing” websites that enable condo owners to rent out their units for short-term stays, many condominium corporations are dealing with the new challenges that this has created. Short-term rentals of condo…
Rank this Week: 697

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: 3971

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

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

    LawFact of the Day: Personal Injury

    LawFact of the Day: Personal Injury
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday July 28, 2016. Today we are talking about Personal Injury.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jul 28, 2016 at 6:46am PDTYou may bring an action for damages against a…
  • Jul 27

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday July 27, 2016. Today we are talking about Family Law.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jul 27, 2016 at 6:55am PDTThe first same-sex marriage in Ontario occurred on January…
  • Jul 26

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday July 26, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jul 26, 2016 at 6:31am PDTIt is very difficult for employers to prove “just…
Rank this Week: 107

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 28

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Webb & Loughlin on Shifting Attitudes in the Next Generation of Male Lawyer

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Webb & Loughlin on Shifting Attitudes in the Next Generation of Male Lawyer
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
  • Jul 28

    Taking Self-Regulation for Granted?

    Taking Self-Regulation for Granted?
    “It is not a right. Self-regulation is very much a privilege.” So declared Premier Christy Clark at the end of June when she announced that the BC government would take over regulation of the real estate industry in that…
  • Jul 27

    Privacy by Design Is Crucial to Avoid IoT Disaster

    Privacy by Design Is Crucial to Avoid IoT Disaster
    If anyone doubts that Privacy by Design is not a fundamentally important principle, consider these two recent articles. This Wired article describes a hack being detailed at the upcoming Defcon conference that can easily read and type…
Rank this Week: 122

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/
  • Jul 28

    TTC’s Twitter Account Failed Employees: Arbitrator

    TTC’s Twitter Account Failed Employees: Arbitrator
    July 28 2016 An interesting arbitration award was issued the other day that found that the Toronto Transit Commission violated employees’ collective agreement rights and the Human Rights Code in the manner in which it used a…
  • Jul 27

    Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review Interim Report Finally Released

    Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review Interim Report Finally Released
    July 27 2016 The long-awaited Interim report of the Changing Workplaces Review has finally been released. Here it is. It’s well known in the labour law community that the Liberals have had the report for some time but only now, in…
  • Jul 22

    NBA’s Decision to Pull All-Star Game from Charlotte Recalls Alberta’s Defiance Over ‘Sexual Orientation”

    NBA’s Decision to Pull All-Star Game from Charlotte Recalls Alberta’s Defiance Over ‘Sexual Orientation”
    I love when sports interacts with employment law. You may have seen yesterday’s announcement that the NBA has pulled the All-Star game from Charlotte North Carolina over a discriminatory law known as House Bill 2, or HB2.…
Rank this Week: 1386

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
  • Jul 28

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-27
    If you don’t got it, don’t flaunt it: FTC Issues Warnings to Companies Claiming APEC Privacy Certification https://t.co/5ECLwJYiJX -> The Dangerous Combination of Content Theft and Malware https://t.co/9lZVNqXkIX -> The…
  • Jul 27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-26

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-26
    Search Engine Snippets Protected By Section 230–O’Kroley v. Fastcase https://t.co/pJ0scRXmTi -> DCA’s New Report on Enabling Malware https://t.co/JwH4ycWHxO -> National securities regulator: Questions about opt-in;…
  • Jul 26

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-25

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-25
    20th Century Fox Accuses Kim Dotcom of Asset Freeze Breach https://t.co/QLvwXCAeoU -> INDUCED INFRINGEMENT BECOMES MORE DIFFICULT TO DEFEND https://t.co/p7GDV1aHCI -> BASCOM v. AT&T: Section 101 Jurisprudence Continues to Develop…
Rank this Week: 719

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

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

    Pouring Ice Over Your Head Leads To New Gene Discovery for ALS

    Pouring Ice Over Your Head Leads To New Gene Discovery for ALS
    There are lots of terrible and terminal diseases. We don't get to choose which one (s) await us. Fortunately researchers are making some great discoveries.
  • Jul 28

    Adult Adoptions: A Method of Manipulating Inheritance Right

    Adult Adoptions: A Method of Manipulating Inheritance Right
    This blog is by Natalie Rouse, Scotiatrust, Scotia Wealth Management. Imagine this scenario: you are the beneficiary of a trust set up under your Mother’s estate. You are entitled to the net income of the trust during your lifetime,…
  • Jul 27

    Testamentary Capacity and Insane Delusion

    Testamentary Capacity and Insane Delusion
    What constitutes "insane delusions"? How may those delusions affect a testator's ability to execute a valid will? Dr. Richard Shulman explores.
Rank this Week: 414

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 2355

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 3306

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/
  • Jul 27

    CRTC ENFORCEMENT ADVISORY: REMEMBER, YOU MUST HAVE RECORDS TO PROVE CONSENT

    CRTC ENFORCEMENT ADVISORY: REMEMBER, YOU MUST HAVE RECORDS TO PROVE CONSENT
    The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued an enforcement advisory to both businesses and individuals that send commercial electronic messages (CEMs) to keep records of consent. The CRTC reminded senders of…
  • Jul 26

    Dentons to Host Webinar “Don’t Call Me, I’ll Call You: Navigating TCPA Compliance and Class Actions”

    Dentons to Host Webinar “Don’t Call Me, I’ll Call You: Navigating TCPA Compliance and Class Actions”
    Join Dentons on August 4th from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT as we discuss recent developments and upcoming issues under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Our panelists will discuss the surge in class action activity, the anticipated impact…
  • Jul 26

    Dentons to Participate in Whistleblowing and Privacy Webinar

    Dentons to Participate in Whistleblowing and Privacy Webinar
    Whistleblowing is back in the news with the recent unveiling of the Ontario Securities Commission’s office of the Whistleblower. Our post about the new program can be found here. Join DataGuidance and Dentons on August 4, 2016 for…
Rank this Week: 2094

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Jul 27

    Privacy by Design is Crucial to avoid IoT Disaster

    Privacy by Design is Crucial to avoid IoT Disaster
    If anyone doubts that Privacy by Design is not a fundamentally important principle, consider these two recent articles. This Wired article describes a hack being detailed at the upcoming Defcon conference that can easily read and type…
  • Jul 20

    Rio Olympics Social Media guideline

    Rio Olympics Social Media guideline
    It seems that dubbing major sporting events the “largest social media event ever” is even trendier than the social networking platforms themselves, and Rio 2016 is no exception. All hype aside, the Rio Olympics haven’t…
  • Jul 13

    Raspberry Pi workshop at UnLondon makerspace

    Raspberry Pi workshop at UnLondon makerspace
    Makerspaces (sometimes called hackerspaces) are community workspaces – generally in the tech and digital arena.  Entrepreneurs might use them as workspaces and to collaborate with colleagues.  Hobbyists might use their tools…
Rank this Week: 1866

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Job Offers to Support an Immigration Application under Express Entry

    Job Offers to Support an Immigration Application under Express Entry
    Foreign nationals who seek to enhance their chances of success for immigration to Canada have many options.  One such option is obtaining a job offer in Canada.  The job offer must be supported by an Labour Market Impact Assessment,…
  • Jul 24

    I’m repatriating to Canada, do I need to prove I have taken certain vaccines to get back in?

    I’m repatriating to Canada, do I need to prove I have taken certain vaccines to get back in?
    A Quora user had the above question.  My response is: Canadian citizens have a right to enter Canada if they present proof of Canadian citizenship such as a passport at a Canadian port of entry. Given that right, it is highly unlikely…
  • Jul 15

    Consular Offices/ Embassies and Canada Immigration

    Consular Offices/ Embassies and Canada Immigration
    A key player in obtaining a visa to Canada is often a consular office or Embassy of a country.  The consular office of importance is often the one corresponding to your own country of citizenship, or of a country you resided in for more…
Rank this Week: 542

Aviation Law Blog

Aviation Law Blog

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

http://aviationlawblog.ahbl.ca/
  • Jul 26

    Cutting it Close – Passengers found negligent for booking close connection

    Cutting it Close – Passengers found negligent for booking close connection
    There are many ways in which passengers book air travel. Some use travel agents or tour companies, while others choose to book their travel online. Travel agents ought to be well accustomed to leaving adequate time between flights. When…
  • Jun 15

    Passenger claims in international air travel: How far does the Montreal Convention reach?

    Passenger claims in international air travel: How far does the Montreal Convention reach?
    In the 2014 decision of Thibodeau v. Air Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed that the Montreal Convention, an international treaty incorporated into Canadian law, exclusively governs passenger claims for damages in relation to…
  • Apr 18

    Canada’s Federal Court affirms public safety trumps commercial interest

    Canada’s Federal Court affirms public safety trumps commercial interest
    Earlier in 2015, the Federal Court heard two days of submissions from Canadian company Rotor Maxx Support Ltd. and the Minister of Transport (click here for link).  The issue: whether the Minister of Transport should be subject to a…
Rank this Week: 2337

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1821

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 941

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/
  • Jul 26

    Coming soon - DIY letters of administration kit for Newfoundland and Labrador

    Coming soon - DIY letters of administration kit for Newfoundland and Labrador
    The latest addition to our bookshop is almost ready for purchasing! We are pleased to announce that we have completed putting together a comprehensive kit for anyone in Newfoundland and Labrador who wants to apply to the court to become the…
  • Jul 23

    "Party is on!" Nova Scotia man pens his own inspiring obituary

    "Party is on!" Nova Scotia man pens his own inspiring obituary
    I didn't know Paul Culligan, but I already miss his sense of humour. Mr. Culligan recently passed away and left behind his own hilarious obituary. Click here to read more in an article from CBC News. The attached photo accompanied the CBC…
  • Jul 21

    Does the court review wills that were made shortly before the testator died?

    Does the court review wills that were made shortly before the testator died?
    A reader recently sent me a note wondering about the legal effect of a will being signed shortly before the testator's death. The answer turned out to be somewhat complex. Below are the reader's question and my comments. "If a will was…
Rank this Week: 405

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jul 26

    Canada’s National Digitization Plan Leaves Virtual Shelves Empty

    Canada’s National Digitization Plan Leaves Virtual Shelves Empty
    Imagine going to your local library in search of Canadian books. You wander through the stacks but are surprised to find most shelves barren with the exception of books that are over a hundred years old. This sounds more like an abandoned…
  • Jul 26

    Why Canada’s National Digitization Plan Falls Short

    Why Canada’s National Digitization Plan Falls Short
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on July 25, 2016 as Ottawa Should Commit to Digitizing Canadian Heritage Imagine going to your local library in search of Canadian books. You wander through the stacks but are surprised to find most shelves barren…
  • Jul 18

    Pokémon Go Craze Brings New “Augmented Reality” Legal Issues Into Light

    Pokémon Go Craze Brings New “Augmented Reality” Legal Issues Into Light
    Unless you’ve been offline or focused on a distorted national anthem rendition for the past week, you know that Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm with millions of people wandering around searching for virtual Pokémon…
Rank this Week: 1120

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

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

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Jul 26

    Exciting Times for the Defense Sector

    Exciting Times for the Defense Sector
    According to an article published by defensenews.com, we can expect to see a “steady” level of M&A activity in the defense sector in the coming years. This prediction comes from David Melcher, head of Aerospace Industries…
  • Jul 21

    Predicting the Future: Will the boom in insurance M&A continue?

    Predicting the Future: Will the boom in insurance M&A continue?
    In a 2015 article, we reported that global M&A in the insurance sector was on the rise again after a number of quiet years in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Deal activity in the European market was hit particularly hard by the…
  • Jul 20

    Tighter credit may turn cross-border M&A into a more popular growth strategy for many private-companies.

    Tighter credit may turn cross-border M&A into a more popular growth strategy for many private-companies.
    South of the Canadian border, regulatory oversight and scrutiny continues to play a noticeable role in making it more difficult for private companies to raise capital through bank loans. In this climate, could strategic cross-border M&A…
Rank this Week: 1882

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jul 26

    Beyond the Horizon - Intellectual Property Law in Space

    Beyond the Horizon - Intellectual Property Law in Space
    Even with the recent success of the Mars Exploration Rover program and the Juno mission, mankind is still quite far from a life outside of our own little blue planet. While we look up at the sky in anticipation, hopefully one day being able…
  • Jul 20

    Watch the Fight - Court of Appeal Affirms Blocking Order for Cartier Against ISP

    Watch the Fight - Court of Appeal Affirms Blocking Order for Cartier Against ISP
    Just as was discussed last week, the issue of counterfeit goods has plagued many retailers, brand owners and online sellers for years, with the availability of Chinese (or otherwise) manufactured counterfeit items being sold for pennies on…
  • Jul 12

    The Physical and Intangible - CJEU Allows for the Prevention of Sale of Infringing Goods in Physical Marketplace

    The Physical and Intangible - CJEU Allows for the Prevention of Sale of Infringing Goods in Physical Marketplace
    The sale of online goods has been both a revelation and a curse for retailers, but a particular problem when it comes to deal with counterfeit or otherwise infringing goods being sold. Cases such as Cartier v British Sky Broadcasting have…
Rank this Week: 3328

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
Rank this Week: 2985

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
Rank this Week: 4176

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
Rank this Week: 1239

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
  • Jul 25

    Recent Acquisitions, July 18 – July 25, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, July 18 – July 25, 2016
    71 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 59 from 2016: HKF 4754.5 A38 2016 After marriage equality : the future of LGBT rights New York University Press, 2016 viii, 357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm K ……
  • Jul 18

    Recent Acquisitions, July 11 – July 18, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, July 11 – July 18, 2016
    41 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 29 from 2016: Flipped classrooms for legal education Wolff, Lutz-Christian, 1961- K 100 W65 2016 Flipped classrooms for legal education Springer, 2016 ix, 144 pages ; 24 cm. K…
  • Jul 11

    Recent Acquisitions, July 4 – July 11, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, July 4 – July 11, 2016
    1 new acquisition in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 1 from 2016: Mergers and acquisition : law, theory, and practice Hill, Claire A., KF 1477 H55 2016 Mergers and acquisition : law, theory, and practice West Academic Publishing,…
Rank this Week: 1002

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Jul 24

    Can an employer use subjective criteria to evaluate employees during their probationary period?

    Can an employer use subjective criteria to evaluate employees during their probationary period?
    by Paul Côté-Lépine There is sometimes uncertainty surrounding the proper scope of evaluation for a probationary employee. Is an employer limited to relying on neutral, objective criteria, or can the employer also consider…
  • Jul 17

    Early termination of fixed-term contract proves costly

    Early termination of fixed-term contract proves costly
    by Jacqueline Gant The highest court in Ontario recently ordered an employer to pay out a whopping three years of compensation to a 23-month employee terminated without cause. The employee was entitled to his full salary and benefits for the…
  • Jul 10

    Reconsidering random drug and alcohol testing in Canada

    Reconsidering random drug and alcohol testing in Canada
    by Hannah Roskey Random workplace drug and alcohol testing is generally prohibited by Canadian employers in Canada. However, there are limited circumstances in which it may be permitted. A recent decision of the Alberta Court of Queen’s…
Rank this Week: 254

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/
  • Jul 24

    Marley v. Rawling

    Marley v. Rawling
    As I wrote in my most recent post, Fuchs v. Fuchs, I am looking at cases in other jurisdictions dealing with rectification of wills for a paper I am working on. I am not aware of any cases in British Columbia interpreting our new provision…
  • Jul 17

    Fuchs v. Fuch

    Fuchs v. Fuch
    I am still waiting for some reported British Columbia cases interpreting section 59 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (“WESA”), which expressly allows the court to rectify a will. Subsections 59 (1) and (2) provide as…
  • Jun 19

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

    New Requirement that Bare Trusts be Disclosed on Property Transfer Tax Return
    The Government of British Columbia has amended the Property Transfer Tax Return to require more information on the purchase of land, effective June 10, 2016. The requirement that a purchaser who is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident…
Rank this Week: 447

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
Rank this Week: 874

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jul 23

    Lawyer Jailed for Refusing to Remove “Black Lives Matter” Pin

    Lawyer Jailed for Refusing to Remove “Black Lives Matter” Pin
    Ohio lawyer, Andrea Burton, was handcuffed and led out of a courtroom by an attending sheriff when she refused to comply with Judge Robert Milich’s  multiple requests that she remove her Black Lives Matter pin.  After her…
  • Jul 9

    Assassination of Dallas Police Inevitable in Light of Ferguson

    Assassination of Dallas Police Inevitable in Light of Ferguson
    The assassination of five Dallas police officers was entirely predictable when the false narrative of “hands up don’t shoot” became the mantra for black riots in Ferguson, Missouri and a battle cry against law enforcement.…
  • Jun 30

    The World’s Richest Lawyers: Part 1

    The World’s Richest Lawyers: Part 1
      If you think all lawyers are rich, you’d be wrong. Money Inc. reports that the average salary for lawyers in the United States is $133,000 per year. The average for Canadian lawyers is less than that. But there are a group of…
Rank this Week: 1172

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Jul 22

    Is the Florida Land Trust the Right Plan for Canadians?

    Is the Florida Land Trust the Right Plan for Canadians?
    Originally published in November 2013 by Meghan L. Weinstien Updated in July 2016 by Shlomi Steve Levy and Jonah Spiegelman The Florida Land Trust (“FLT”) is sometimes recommended as a structure to hold title of their personal use…
  • May 9

    Advisor.ca – Disability tax credits for dual resident

    Advisor.ca – Disability tax credits for dual resident
    David A. Altro recently wrote an article which appeared on Advisor.ca and in the Advisor’s Edge magazine. In the article, David explains how disability tax credits are available and when they can be claimed in the Canadian and US tax…
  • Mar 8

    Expatriation: An Overview for Americans Living in Canada

    Expatriation: An Overview for Americans Living in Canada
    In 2015, Americans living abroad renounced their US citizenship in record numbers. Americans living in Canada accounted for many of these expatriations. Why Renounce US Citizenship? US citizens must file annual income tax returns, foreign…
Rank this Week: 2508

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Jul 21

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    darpa launches contest for automated security software. intriguing. https://t.co/gEB37W1T99 2016-07-15 $msft wins irish e-mail case on appeal. us gov must rely on mlat to get emails. a bit surprising. https://t.co/qnB0RxEz6N 2016-07-15…
  • Jul 14

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    artist sued by painting owner for denying he painted it. somewhat kafkaesque. https://t.co/8Hbt0cfjuc 2016-07-12 groundbreaking research shows that most users don't read terms of service; and rain is wet. https://t.co/ZSVqYWHQts 2016-07-13…
  • Jul 7

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    first death in a tesla. neither driver nor autopilot activated brakes. https://t.co/zzke4tQcAi 2016-07-01 automotive grade linux looks promising. https://t.co/AzRLGIEAv0 2016-07-05 an interesting (but long) brief on ai, how it will likely…
Rank this Week: 3626

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/
  • Jul 21

    Donald Trump Jr.

    Donald Trump Jr.
    Trump Jr.'s speech at the RNC convention was quite something. It even sparked some controversy, which turned out not be anything. It turns out the reason the speech was so good, is that the speechwriter is none other than my...
  • Jul 18

    2 weeks left to submit a proposal for Pro Bono Presentation Night

    2 weeks left to submit a proposal for Pro Bono Presentation Night
    Pro Bono Presentation Night - a series of short presentations (5-7 minutes) by lawyers and law students on pro bono law topics - is happening at the Law School, on September 15, 2016 at 6pm. Individuals interested in presenting are...
  • Jul 17

    Great News - Pokemon Go is here!

    Great News - Pokemon Go is here!
    Hooray!! Soon, Augmented Reality will become a reality. I look forward to the day when a Pokemon is appointed to the Supreme Court. When that happens, the PM will say 'because 2020'. I mean Pokemon already has an IV Judge:
Rank this Week: 2354

Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

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

http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/
  • Jul 21

    NIS Directive Published: EU Member States Have Just Under Two Years to Implement

    NIS Directive Published: EU Member States Have Just Under Two Years to Implement
    The Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (known as the NIS Directive) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on July 19, 2016. Member States will have until May 9, 2018 to implement this Directive into…
  • Jul 16

    The Intersection of Trademark Law and Cybersecurity

    The Intersection of Trademark Law and Cybersecurity
    Earlier this week, our colleague Sue Ross wrote on the intersection of trademark law and cybersecurity on Norton Rose Fulbright’s Brand Protection Blog. The post explains that by protecting its brand, a company can help to…
  • Jul 14

    Your Money or Your PHI: New Guidance on Ransomware

    Your Money or Your PHI: New Guidance on Ransomware
    On June 12, 2016, the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released guidance, entitled “FACT SHEET: Ransomware and HIPAA,” in response to the rising number of ransomware attacks perpetrated against healthcare entities. The guidance…
Rank this Week: 2727

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Pokemon Go, Personal Injury & Public Policy in the Province of Ontario

    Pokemon Go, Personal Injury & Public Policy in the Province of Ontario
    Using 5 P’s in to this Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog Post has got to be some sort of record! In case you’ve been living under a rock, the mobile device game Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm. Its received a record number of…
  • Jul 13

    How the LAT is killing access to justice for accident benefit claims in Ontario

    How the LAT is killing access to justice for accident benefit claims in Ontario
    For anyone who practices in the field of accident benefit law (dare I now call it litigation), what we all need is more paper work, more records, and more forms to be completed by insureds, and insurers alike. What is already a complicated…
  • Jul 5

    Getting the most out of your Long Term Disability or Critical Illness Application (Ontario)

    Getting the most out of your Long Term Disability or Critical Illness Application (Ontario)
    Long Term Disability Insurance, and Critical Illness insurance are both “living policies“. They differ from a death benefit or life insurance policy in that the insured is still alive and the beneficiary; while alive; is able to…
Rank this Week: 569

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/
  • Jul 21

    $6 Million Damage Assessment After Teen Injured By Corroded Lamppost

    $6 Million Damage Assessment After Teen Injured By Corroded Lamppost
    Reasons for judgement were published this week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for profound injuries after a plaintiff fell two stories after falling while swinging from a corroded lamp-post. In this…
  • Jul 19

    $50,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for “Lingering” Soft Tissue Injury

    $50,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for “Lingering” Soft Tissue Injury
    Adding to this site’s soft tissue injury non-pecuniary database, reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court,  Vancouver Registry, valuing a claim dealing with a ‘lingering‘ neck and shoulder soft…
  • Jul 6

    $50,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for “Persistent” Soft Tissue Injurie

    $50,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for “Persistent” Soft Tissue Injurie
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for ‘persistent’ soft tissue injuries. In today’s case (Smith v. Evashkevich) the Plaintiff was involved in a 2010 rear…
Rank this Week: 60

Canadian Legal Research Blog

Canadian Legal Research Blog

Covers recent developments in the field of legal research, and assists legal researchers to make effective use of research tools. By Catherine Best.

http://legalresearch.org/blog/
  • Jul 20

    An announcement!

    An announcement!
    The Best Guide to Canadian Legal Research has been freely available on the Internet since 1998. The original author and publisher was Catherine Best. The site grew out of Catherine’s experience teaching legal research and writing, and…
  • May 11

    Justice Canada cuts legal research positions and library resource

    Justice Canada cuts legal research positions and library resource
    In an article published in the Globe and Mail, the Canadian Press has reported that a recent budget cut in the federal Justice Department represents about 20 per cent of research spending, and means the loss of eight experienced …
  • Apr 2

    Tidbits from the 2013 Annual Report of the BC Court of Appeal

    Tidbits from the 2013 Annual Report of the BC Court of Appeal
    There are a couple of interesting tidbits regarding legal information issues in the 2013 Annual Report of the British Columbia Court of Appeal. The Court’s Library Committee reports that in light of increasing costs the Judges’…
Rank this Week: 3307

Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

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

http://www.ontariofamilylawblog.com
  • Jul 19

    How Does the New Canada Child Benefit impact Spousal Support?

    How Does the New Canada Child Benefit impact Spousal Support?
    As most families are aware, the new Canada Child Benefit (“CCB”) effective July 1, 2016 is the replacement for the Child Canada Tax Benefit (“CCTB”) & the Universal Child Care Benefit (“UCCB”). Prior to…
  • Jun 15

    Private Child’s Lawyer for Your Divorce

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

    The Emotional Journey of Separation and Divorce

    The Emotional Journey of Separation and Divorce
    If you are in the process of separating, I know you have that friend. That already divorced friend – the one that is telling you it gets worse before it gets better.  The one that says it’s a process. Your friend is…
Rank this Week: 4133

Les Actifs creatifs

Les Actifs creatifs

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

http://www.actifscreatifs.com/
Rank this Week: 2769

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Jul 18

    Municipalities Face Unique Environmental, Health and Safety Compliance Challenge

    Municipalities Face Unique Environmental, Health and Safety Compliance Challenge
      Last week was a typical week for me. On Saturday, I rode the bus downtown to pick up some books from the library. On Sunday, I cooled down at a splash pad with my family. On Monday, I set out my garbage and recycling for curbside…
  • Jul 11

    Partnership with Comprehensive Information Security Switzerland (CISS) for ISO 27001 and ISO 27002

    Partnership with Comprehensive Information Security Switzerland (CISS) for ISO 27001 and ISO 27002
    Nimonik is announcing a new partnership with CISS, Comprehensive Information Security Switzerland, a start-up company launched in June 2016. The founders Heike Klaus and Andreas von Grebmer both have long-time experience in Information…
  • Jul 7

    The Link Between Risk Management, Critical Controls and Auditing

    The Link Between Risk Management, Critical Controls and Auditing
    Once companies have covered off base line regulatory compliance, they must embark on a journey to reach operational excellence. Leading companies utilize their risk management business process to identify their biggest risks and associated…
Rank this Week: 1935