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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jan 25

    Eternal Sunshine of the Legal Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Legal Mind
    Many years ago, when I was still early in my career as a nuclear medicine technologist, I had a co-worker named “Jackie” (not her real name), who I still think of to this day. “Jackie” was an incredible person. She was…
  • Jan 25

    Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book

    Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book
    Summaries of selected recent cases are provided each week to Slaw by Maritime Law Book. Every Sunday we present a precis of the latest summaries, a fuller version of which can be found on MLB-Slaw Selected Case Summaries at…
  • Jan 25

    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…
Rank this Week: 72

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Jan 25

    Google: not a replacement for individualized accommodation

    Google: not a replacement for individualized accommodation
    by Megan Rolland It may be convenient and easy to use, but you cannot find the answer to everything on the Internet. As one Canadian employer recently learned, Google research on a medical condition is not a proper substitute for…
  • Jan 18

    Health and safety laws broadened to cover unpaid position

    Health and safety laws broadened to cover unpaid position
    by Carla Oliver Ontario recently broadened the definition of “worker” under its Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). The broadened definition is consistent with a trend across Canada. Before tackling the significance of this…
  • Jan 11

    Dangerous driving: employer liable for unauthorized use of company vehicle

    Dangerous driving: employer liable for unauthorized use of company vehicle
    by Hannah Roskey It is well understood that Canadian employers may be vicariously liable for the actions of their employees when the employees are acting within the scope of their duties. But surely not if the employee acts against the…
Rank this Week: 1307

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/
  • Jan 25

    Changes to Taxation of Alter Ego and Joint Partner Trust

    Changes to Taxation of Alter Ego and Joint Partner Trust
    There are a number of significant changes to Canadian tax law that will have a significant impact on estate planning. I have written about the elimination of graduation income rates for testamentary trusts, including a post here. That change,…
  • Jan 17

    It’s Time for the Court of Appeal to Revisit its Formulation of "Rational and Valid Reasons" in Wills Variation Case

    It’s Time for the Court of Appeal to Revisit its Formulation of "Rational and Valid Reasons" in Wills Variation Case
    The Wills, Estates and Succession Act allows a will maker’s spouse or child to apply to court to vary a will if adequate provision has not been made for the spouse or child, in which case if the court finds that adequate provision has…
  • Jan 10

    Zeligs v. Jane

    Zeligs v. Jane
    Contests between siblings following the death of a parent over houses and bank accounts that were held jointly between the parent and one of the parent’s children are all too common. What happens is that a parent who was the sole owner…
Rank this Week: 360

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
  • Jan 25

    LSUC: The year in review in copyright (2014)

    LSUC: The year in review in copyright (2014)
    On January 22, I gave a talk at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s 19th Annual Intellectual Property Law: The Year in Review program. My talk canvassed developments in copyright in 2014. I previously published a paper that summarizes…
  • Jan 25

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-01-24

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-01-24
    Can you copyright a tweet? http://t.co/whbhdTFbwf -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-01-17: Standard of review from Minister of Health is correct… http://t.co/2qy4SQUzjp -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law…
  • Jan 24

    User’s Guide to Canadian Copyright Tariff

    User’s Guide to Canadian Copyright Tariff
    Ever have trouble figuring out what tariffs have been certified by the Copyright Board for the uses of copyright? If so, the new book entitled User’s Guide to Canadian Copyright Tariffs written by McCarthy Tétrault lawyers Peter…
Rank this Week: 698

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/
Rank this Week: 1346

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 25

    American Association of Law Libraries Releases Report on Economic Value of Law Librarie

    American Association of Law Libraries Releases Report on Economic Value of Law Librarie
    The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) has released a report on the Economic Value of Law Libraries:"Occasioned by a widely shared sense that law libraries are undervalued by their organizational owners, the study examined current…
  • Jan 24

    Justice Canada Report on Federal Investment in Criminal Legal Aid

    Justice Canada Report on Federal Investment in Criminal Legal Aid
    In the most recent Weekly Checklist of federal government publications,  there is a link to a recent report written for Justice Canada by the research firm Prairie Research Associates entitled Maximizing the federal investment in…
  • Jan 24

    Roundup of SLA Twitter Chat on Honing Interpersonal Skill

    Roundup of SLA Twitter Chat on Honing Interpersonal Skill
    Last month, the international information professional organization SLA (Special Libraries Association) held a "Twitter Chat" on soft skills like interpersonal communication and professional relationships.The conversation on Twitter covered…
Rank this Week: 752

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Jan 25

    New Jersey Imposes New Encryption Standards for PHI

    New Jersey Imposes New Encryption Standards for PHI
    New Jersey recently amended its privacy laws to now require health insurers and care providers that do business in the state to encrypt PHI. The new requirements apply to insurers authorized to issue New Jersey health benefit plans. Such…
  • Jan 4

    Illinois Court Holds No E&O Coverage for Underlying TCPA Violation

    Illinois Court Holds No E&O Coverage for Underlying TCPA Violation
    In Margulis v. BCS Ins. Co., 2014 Ill. App. LEXIS 826 (Ill. App. Ct. 1st Dist. 2014), the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, had occasion to consider whether an insurer has a duty to defend an insurance agent under a professional…
  • Dec 17

    U.S. District Court in Minnesota Denies Target’s Motion to Dismiss Data Breach Lawsuit

    U.S. District Court in Minnesota Denies Target’s Motion to Dismiss Data Breach Lawsuit
    On December 2, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota denied Target’s motion to dismiss the claims of a group of five payment-card-issuing banks, credit unions, and savings associations (the “Banks”)…
Rank this Week: 967

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/
  • Jan 25

    Mike Duffy and the $90,000 Cheque

    Mike Duffy and the $90,000 Cheque
    The Mike Duffy trial, coming soon, is likely to be the most significant trial of 2015. I've decided to take a look at the charges relating to the infamous $90000 cheque provided by Nigel Wright. In this video blog, which...
  • Jan 23

    I've Got a Golden Ticket

    I've Got a Golden Ticket
    Since the Magna Carta was sealed in 1215 at Runnymede, it has become a powerful symbol of liberty and the rule of law, and has remained pertinent to this day. To mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, the...
  • Jan 22

    The Pros and Cons of Constitutional Law

    The Pros and Cons of Constitutional Law
    What are the advantages and disadvantages to having a constitution? Critics call constitutional law undemocratic [1]. You may ask how a statute which guarantees our democratic rights and government structure can be undemocratic? Think of the…
Rank this Week: 4787

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

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

    Class Action Lawsuit Continues Against Family Court Judge

    Class Action Lawsuit Continues Against Family Court Judge
    A group of fathers in New Jersey have banded together to bring a class action lawsuit against five family court judges. They allege their constitutional rights were violated by orders made by these judges that deprived them of a relationship…
  • Jan 9

    A Clever Way to Collect Child Support

    A Clever Way to Collect Child Support
    Getting an order for child support is the first step and thankfully, for many children, also the last. Unfortunately, there are too many cases where a child support order is not worth the paper it’s written on because the paying parent…
  • Jan 7

    Ex-Wife Refuses to Cash Cheque for $975 Million Dollar

    Ex-Wife Refuses to Cash Cheque for $975 Million Dollar
    You may have read the headlines last fall concerning the divorce of billionaire Harold Hamm in Oklahoma. Mr. Hamm is the CEO and majority shareholder of Continental Resources Inc., a company branded as “America’s Oil…
Rank this Week: 656

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 1334

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1142

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/
  • Jan 23

    $80,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Chronic Knee Injury

    $80,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Chronic Knee Injury
    Reasons for judgment were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, assessing damages for a chronic knee injury caused by a collision. In today’s case (Reddy v. Staples) the Plaintiff was involved in a 2009…
  • Jan 19

    Motorist Faulted For Crash After Driving Too Fast In Foggy Condition

    Motorist Faulted For Crash After Driving Too Fast In Foggy Condition
    Reasons for judgment were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Kamloops Registry, assessing fault for a fatal collision which occurred during foggy conditions. In today’s case (Roy v. McGinnis) the Plaintiff was driving a motor home…
  • Jan 16

    $160,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Major Depressive and Somatic Symptom Disorder

    $160,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Major Depressive and Somatic Symptom Disorder
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for chronic psychological issues following a collision. In today’s case (Cornish v. Khunkhun) the plaintiff was involved in an…
Rank this Week: 149

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/
  • Jan 23

    TSX proposes additional listing exemptions for interlisted issuer

    TSX proposes additional listing exemptions for interlisted issuer
    Jonah Mann -  The Toronto Stock Exchange yesterday proposed amendments to its Company Manual that would adopt a broader deference model in respect of certain exchange requirements where an interlisted issuer is subject to the…
  • Jan 23

    Regulators adopt changes to CRM2 project

    Regulators adopt changes to CRM2 project
    Earlier this week, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada announced that Phase 2 of its Client Relationship Model amendments (CRM2) have been approved by the applicable securities regulatory authorities and will come…
  • Jan 23

    CSA issue guidance on structured notes filing

    CSA issue guidance on structured notes filing
    The Canadian Securities Administrators yesterday issued a notice setting out the views of CSA staff concerning the offering of structured notes under the shelf prospectus system. Structured (or linked) notes are specified derivatives…
Rank this Week: 1243

Litigation & Dispute Resolution…

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog

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

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/litigation/
  • Jan 23

    BC Court of Appeal Released Decision on Class Action Regarding Diet Drug Sibutramine

    BC Court of Appeal Released Decision on Class Action Regarding Diet Drug Sibutramine
    Yesterday, the BC Court of Appeal released its decision in Charlton v. Abbott Laboratories, Ltd. 2015 BCCA 26. The case was brought on behalf of persons who purchased or used the drug sibutramine. It was alleged that use of the drug led to an…
  • Dec 23

    Legal Blogs We Enjoy: Nominations for the 2014 Clawbie

    Legal Blogs We Enjoy: Nominations for the 2014 Clawbie
    Nothing signals the approach of the holidays like eggnog lattes, gingerbread, frenzied mall traffic and of course, the Clawbies! Since 2006, the annual Canadian Law Blog Awards has been recognizing outstanding blogs from the Canadian legal…
  • Dec 22

    Supreme Court of Canada Imposes Common Law Duty of Honest Performance on Contracting Partie

    Supreme Court of Canada Imposes Common Law Duty of Honest Performance on Contracting Partie
    In Bhasin v Hrynew, (2014, SCC 71), a unanimous Supreme Court ruled that the Canadian common law should now impose a duty on parties to perform their contractual obligations honestly. The ruling is significant as it was previously unclear in…
Rank this Week: 1483

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Provides legal commentary, opinions, and articles on criminal law.

http://robichaudlaw.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 1473

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Jan 23

    Whopping donation nets naming rights at UBC law school

    Whopping donation nets naming rights at UBC law school
    The University of British Columbia’s law school is getting a name change after receiving a whooping $30-million donation from a former student yesterday. That amount is the largest gift ever to a Canadian law school. UBC’s law…
  • Jan 23

    Legal news roundup - January 23, 2015

    Legal news roundup - January 23, 2015
    CanadaMan with chemical cache facing charges of threats and possessing a weapon, Canadian PressB.C. man sentenced for drunkenly stabbing his younger brother to death, Canadian PressRegina refinery pleads guilty to explosion that injured and…
  • Jan 22

    Dentons, China’s Dacheng on cusp of forming world’s largest law firm

    Dentons, China’s Dacheng on cusp of forming world’s largest law firm
    HONG KONG — International law firm Dentons and China’s Dacheng Law Offices have agreed on a merger that is expected to create the world’s largest law firm and would be only the second time a global firm and a domestic…
Rank this Week: 67

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 23

    Tips on Law Blogging

    Tips on Law Blogging
    With the 10 year anniversary of Wise Law Blog rapidly approaching  this April, my thoughts have turned recently to the nuts and bolts of law blogging. There are numerous articles online about the virtues of law blogging, and all…
  • Jan 22

    Is Facebook Indirectly Your Employer?

    Is Facebook Indirectly Your Employer?
    A recent article published by at Huffington Post shone an interesting light on Facebook's contribution to the Canadian job market.A study prepared by Deliotte of some contention (as it was funded by Facebook) found that the social media…
  • Jan 22

    Should the Public Continue to Fund Courts to Resolve Personal, Civil Disputes?

    Should the Public Continue to Fund Courts to Resolve Personal, Civil Disputes?
    Ontario Superior Court Justice Graeme Mew addresses yet another access to justice "elephant in the room," in a ruling awarding modest damages of only $10,000 for defamation, after a six-year legal battle between two, rival Toronto weight-loss…
Rank this Week: 86

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/
  • Jan 23

    Guest Blog: Professor Roy Adams on the SCC’s Most Recent Freedom of Association Decision

    Guest Blog: Professor Roy Adams on the SCC’s Most Recent Freedom of Association Decision
    January 23, 2015 Professor Roy Adams is one of the leading voices on international labour law, and one of the most vocal advocates of the move towards international labour law evident in Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) rulings in the past two…
  • Jan 22

    The Target Collapse and Employee Entitlement

    The Target Collapse and Employee Entitlement
    January 22, 2015 I went into a Target only once, out of curiosity, and I didn’t get it.  Basically a Zellers with a red smock, but with less stock and lower paid workers.  I’m clearly not the ‘target’…
  • Jan 16

    Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Limiting RCMP’s Right to Collective Bargaining

    Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Limiting RCMP’s Right to Collective Bargaining
    Published January 16, 2015 A couple of big Supreme Court of Canada decisions on freedom of association were released today.  In the first, Mounted Police Association of Ontario v. Canada, the Court found a legislative scheme that…
Rank this Week: 4370

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/
  • Jan 23

    Hull on Estates #403 – Costs in litigation

    Hull on Estates #403 – Costs in litigation
    Listen to Hull on Estates #403 – Costs in litigation Today on Hull on Estates, Noah Weisberg and Paul Trudelle discuss the recent Court of Appeal decision of Heston-Cook v. Schneider and the effects this has on cost awards in estate…
  • Jan 23

    Blended Cost

    Blended Cost
    “Blended costs” were endorsed last year by the Court of Appeal for Ontario in Sawdon Estate v. Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Canada. The policy underling such costs orders is that there are situations in which a…
  • Jan 22

    A Different Breed of Estate Planning

    A Different Breed of Estate Planning
    A recent article in the Daily Mail tells the story of Bella Mia Bolasny.  Bella Mia lives a life of luxury.  She travels around the world, eating at five star restaurants.  Her specially designed walk-in closets hold more than…
Rank this Week: 530

Blogosaurus Lex

Blogosaurus Lex

By the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

http://www.cplea.ca/blog/
  • Jan 22

    Amelia Martin is CPLEA’s new public legal education lawyer

    Amelia Martin is CPLEA’s new public legal education lawyer
    CPLEA is very pleased to welcome Amelia Martin to our team as our new public legal education lawyer. Amelia earned her law degree from the University of Ottawa in 2013 and was called to the bar in Alberta in 2014. During law school, Amelia…
  • Nov 21

    LawNow Volume 39-2 Vulnerable Familie

    LawNow Volume 39-2 Vulnerable Familie
      Featured Articles: Vulnerable Families When families face troubled times, the law can guide and help. The Calculation of Child Support: A Basic Guideline Mark G. Jones The Federal Child  Support Guidelines remove some of the…
  • Oct 21

    Updated Canadian Legal FAQs on Living Together in Alberta

    Updated Canadian Legal FAQs on Living Together in Alberta
    CPLEA has recently updated the information on Adult Interdependent Relationships at Canadian Legal FAQs. In Alberta provincial law doesn’t use the term “common law” to describe two people who are living together but are not…
Rank this Week: 1233

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Jan 22

    The Importance of Auditing for Food Safety

    The Importance of Auditing for Food Safety
    Audits play a fundamental role in certifying that proper food safety practices are being abided to. The Global Food and Safety Resource reported, “audits are a crucial component of maintaining food safety standards and certification, by…
  • Jan 14

    Higher Fines & Fees for Municipal Services in Canada

    Higher Fines & Fees for Municipal Services in Canada
    In the past six months, Nimonik has observed technical amendments to municipal by-laws which could be easily overlooked. The changes concern fees charged for services rendered, fines used to enforce by-laws, and refinements to certain…
  • Jan 7

    Efficient Incident Managment and Training Scheduler for Businesse

    Efficient Incident Managment and Training Scheduler for Businesse
    Let’s make 2015 a safe year for your workplace. Nimonik is building easy-to-use incident management tools and a training scheduler. To help refine our design, we are looking for Beta testers to provide feedback. Beta program…
Rank this Week: 1581

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
  • Jan 22

    5 Corporate Governance Tips to Reduce Risk in the M&A Proce

    5 Corporate Governance Tips to Reduce Risk in the M&A Proce
    By Nathan Montgomery Because of the growing risk of litigation by unhappy (or simply opportunistic) shareholders following the sale or acquisition of a company, corporate governance practices during the M&A process face increasing…
  • Jan 6

    New 2015 Investment Canada Act WTO Review Threshold

    New 2015 Investment Canada Act WTO Review Threshold
    By Oliver J. Borgers, Ian C. Michael and Leslie Milroy Industry Canada has announced that the 2015 Investment Canada Act (“Act”) threshold that applies to most direct acquisitions of Canadian businesses by non-Canadians will be…
  • Dec 4

    The 2015 Proxy Season: Glass Lewis and ISS Canadian Proxy Voting Guidelines Update

    The 2015 Proxy Season: Glass Lewis and ISS Canadian Proxy Voting Guidelines Update
    By Rene Sorell, Jonathan Grant, Ian C. Michael, Matthew Cumming and Matthew Griffin With the 2015 Proxy Season close at hand, Glass, Lewis & Co., LLC (Glass Lewis) and Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) recently released their…
Rank this Week: 3898

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
  • Jan 22

    New HeinOnline Resources Added to the Library Catalogue

    New HeinOnline Resources Added to the Library Catalogue
    Approximately 1,800 new HeinOnline resources have been added to the library catalogue: HeinOnline Core Collection 14 new titles Foreign Relations of the U.S. 2 new titles History of International Law 11 new titles Intellectual Property Law…
  • Jan 16

    Research sessions for upper year and graduate student

    Research sessions for upper year and graduate student
    The library is pleased to offer the following research sessions for upper year and graduate students: 1. Working with Case Law – January 21 2. Working with Legislation – January 28 3. Finding Journal Articles – February 4 4.…
  • Jan 13

    New Irwin Law Titles Available Online

    New Irwin Law Titles Available Online
    The 2014 titles published by Irwin Law are available online including: Visit eBrary for the complete list of recent Irwin Law titles.
Rank this Week: 683

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/
  • Jan 22

    Affected by mass layoffs?

    Affected by mass layoffs?
    Recent events have caused mass layoffs of various employees, including Target, Suncor and SNC-Lavalin.  Employees affected are in the hundreds. Not knowing where to turn, most people resort to google searches. However, an internet search…
  • Jan 14

    Age and severance package

    Age and severance package
    Age has been noted as an important factor in determining severance.  When potential job candidates seek employment, chances are the younger candidate will have better chances of obtaining employment versus the older candidate. Readers of…
  • Dec 18

    Are Unpaid Internships Legal?

    Are Unpaid Internships Legal?
    Unpaid internships can be deemed as sketchy, even illegal in some cases.  That’s why Bank of Canada Governor, Stephen Poloz’s recent statement needs clarification. As youth unemployment rates have nearly doubled, he suggested…
Rank this Week: 200

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: 3638

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

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

    In the search of the truth in your personal injury case (Ontario)

    In the search of the truth in your personal injury case (Ontario)
    We would all like to think that the law is the quest for the truth. It's the pursuit of justice. It's establishing before a Court of Law, what's right, and what's wrong. In a perfect world, our courts should work that way. All cases should…
  • Jan 19

    Nice write up of Goldfinger Personal Injury Law

    Nice write up of Goldfinger Personal Injury Law
    Below is a fantastic write up of Goldfinger Personal Injury Law which will be featured in the "Legal Elite" issue of London's Business Magazine to be released in February 2015. After several years working a reliable factory job, Ken didn't…
  • Jan 13

    Examination for Discovery in car accident cases: Understanding Undertakings, Refusals & Questions Taken Under Advisement (Ontario)

    Examination for Discovery in car accident cases: Understanding Undertakings, Refusals & Questions Taken Under Advisement (Ontario)
    One of the most important, exhausting and difficult part of any car accident or personal injury case prior to trial is the Examination for Discovery process. An examination for discovery in Canada, is akin to a deposition in the United…
Rank this Week: 1330

Privacy and Data Security Law

Privacy and Data Security Law

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

http://www.privacyanddatasecuritylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3643

IPEye

IPEye

IPEye chronicles developments in intellectual property (IP) law, innovation and startup culture in emerging economies.

http://ipeyeblog.com/
  • Jan 21

    The (Un)expected Effects of Piracy

    The (Un)expected Effects of Piracy
    Consumer Behaviour A study published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology explored the average consumer’s behaviour when purchasing items in supermarkets. The study revealed that when consumers are exposed to specific visual property,…
  • Jan 21

    The (Un)expected Effects of Piracy

    The (Un)expected Effects of Piracy
    Consumer Behavior A study published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology explored the average consumer’s behaviour when purchasing items in supermarkets. The study revealed that when consumers are exposed to specific visual property,…
  • Jan 19

    Wecyclers: Creating Wealth from Waste

    Wecyclers: Creating Wealth from Waste
    Bilikiss Adebiyi, the visionary behind and creator of Wecyclers, believes in waste, and its ability to transform the lives of low-income families in Nigeria and beyond.  The idea behind Wecyclers arose while she was ... The post…
Rank this Week: 2653

Lachance on Law

Lachance on Law

Covers the access and use of online legal information. By Colin Lachance, President of the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII).

http://lachanceonlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 21

    Confessions of a failed hand model

    Confessions of a failed hand model
    With a title like that, you might not expect that this is a post about Alternative Business Structures (ABS) in the legal profession. Bear with me and I’ll get to the point. Ten years ago, my hand modelling career ended abruptly after…
  • Jan 20

    Are your spidey-senses tingling?

    Are your spidey-senses tingling?
    A spider knows instantly when a fresh meal has been ensnared in its web. Through a physiology that permits even the tiniest external vibrations to be felt directly by its nervous system, spiders are phenomenally attuned to their environment…
  • May 22

    The Price of Open and Free

    The Price of Open and Free
    On May 1st, a Texas law student uploaded the specs for 3D printing of a single-shot pistol to the web – specs that were downloaded over 100,000 times before the U.S. State Department asked that he remove them from his site.…
Rank this Week: 1357

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Jan 21

    Sydney Tar Ponds Environmental Class Action is over

    Sydney Tar Ponds Environmental Class Action is over
    The neighbours wanted to hold the federal and provincial governments liable for air, water and soil pollution caused by the historic Sydney steel mill and coke works Read Sydney Tar Ponds Environmental Class Action is over on Environmental…
  • Jan 19

    Less environmental enforcement = more private prosecutions?

    Less environmental enforcement = more private prosecutions?
    When governments do little to enforce environmental laws, generally or in particular areas, private citizens and environmental groups sometimes try to fill the gaps with private prosecutions. These cases are burdensome and expensive to…
  • Jan 15

    Toronto’s proposed contaminated land policy

    Toronto’s proposed contaminated land policy
    Ontario’s Environment Industry Association wrote a thoughtful and helpful comment on the City of Toronto’s proposed Policy for Accepting Potentially Contaminated Lands to be Conveyed to the City under the Planning Act. Much…
Rank this Week: 948

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Jan 20

    Kathleen Wynne on Unpaid Internship

    Kathleen Wynne on Unpaid Internship
    Just a short post. The Medium, the student newspaper at the University of Toronto - Mississauga, interviewed Kathleen Wynne, the Premier of Ontario, this past week and asked her about unpaid internships. This is probably the clearest comment…
  • Nov 26

    Teaching, precarity, and un(der)employment: an interview with Mike Mindzak

    Teaching, precarity, and un(der)employment: an interview with Mike Mindzak
    I recently interviewed Mike Mindzak, a Ph.D. candidate at Western, about some research that he's conducting. It turned into an extremely interesting discussion about the state of initial teacher education, un(der)employment among education…
  • Nov 16

    Precarity, Youth Labour Markets, and Public Policy

    Precarity, Youth Labour Markets, and Public Policy
    Last month I was part of a panel put on by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, which was entitled "Capitalism and Good Jobs". I was thrilled to be speaking with Jim Stanford and Leah Vosko, as they're both intellectual giants in…
Rank this Week: 3963

Aviation Law Blog

Aviation Law Blog

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

http://aviationlawblog.ahbl.ca/
  • Jan 20

    New Exemptions for Commercial UAV Operator

    New Exemptions for Commercial UAV Operator
    Transport Canada recently introduced two new exemptions to simplify commercial umanned air vehicle (UAV) operations and safely integrate them into Canadian airspace. UAV operations are regulated by Transport Canada under the Canadian Aviation…
  • Nov 3

    Canadian Transportation Agency rules that passengers cannot take advantage of mistake fare

    Canadian Transportation Agency rules that passengers cannot take advantage of mistake fare
    In our increasingly electronic age, more air travellers are purchasing flights online, on the basis of posted fare prices.  But what happens in the case of “mistake fares”, when the wrong fare price is mistakenly posted…
  • Oct 1

    New Trial – New Decision: Crash in a Deliberate Single Engine Take-Off is an “Accident”

    New Trial – New Decision: Crash in a Deliberate Single Engine Take-Off is an “Accident”
    A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court considered the definition of an “accident” within the meaning of an aviation policy of insurance, with important consequences for insurers and pilots.  Click here for…
Rank this Week: 4980

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/
  • Jan 20

    Promissory Notes and the Limitation Act

    Promissory Notes and the Limitation Act
    A promissory note is a written promise by a borrower to pay a sum of money to a lender upon the occurrence of an event, usually a demand for payment.  Promissory notes are often used by friends and family members to record loans made…
  • Jan 9

    How Solid is Your Rent Guarantee?

    How Solid is Your Rent Guarantee?
    A recent case from the BC Supreme Court has highlighted yet again that a guarantee or indemnity of a lease (the “Indemnity”) does not necessarily assure payment to a landlord following a default by a tenant.  The terms of the…
  • Jan 2

    Interim Preservation Orders: The Civil Forfeiture Act and its “overzealous” use by the Director of Civil Forfeiture

    Interim Preservation Orders: The Civil Forfeiture Act and its “overzealous” use by the Director of Civil Forfeiture
    Regrettably, this appears to be a case where the office of the Director of Civil Forfeiture has taken zealous measures outside the proper bounds of its home statute with the unfortunate effect of depriving a citizen of lawful possession and…
Rank this Week: 3156

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jan 20

    Stream On?: How Canadian Law Views Online Streaming Video

    Stream On?: How Canadian Law Views Online Streaming Video
    The misuse of Canada's new copyright notice-and-notice system has attracted considerable media and political attention over the past week. With revelations that some rights holders are requiring Internet providers to send notifications that…
  • Jan 20

    How Canadian Law Views Online Streaming Video

    How Canadian Law Views Online Streaming Video
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on January 17, 2015 as How Canadian Law Views Online Streaming Video The misuse of Canada’s new copyright notice-and-notice system has attracted considerable media and political attention over the past week.…
  • Jan 14

    Videotron’s Odd Copyright Notices: No User Rights and Inaccurate Privacy Information

    Videotron’s Odd Copyright Notices: No User Rights and Inaccurate Privacy Information
    As the misuse of the Canada's copyright notice-and-notice system continues to attract attention, Industry Canada has taken the first step to try to alleviate public concern. The department has posted an advisory on the notice-and-notice…
Rank this Week: 882

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Jan 20

    The Parent Cap

    The Parent Cap
    On January 16, 2015  The website for Canada immigration announced  that the cap or limit of 5000 parent applications has been reached for the year 2015.  The cap, reached in about two weeks, speaks of the significant demand for…
  • Dec 9

    Canadian Immigration Applicant, You Deserve the Best! (Evidence )

    Canadian Immigration Applicant, You Deserve the Best! (Evidence )
    The phrase ‘best evidence’ is used in legal proceedings and refers to the premise “that no evidence was admissible unless it was “the best that the nature of the case will allow“”.  This means putting…
  • Dec 2

    Misrepresentation on Steroid

    Misrepresentation on Steroid
    As is often the habit of the current government, the announcement about harsher penalties for misrepresentation were published around 4 PM on  Friday, 21/11/2014, at a time when people are least attentive about such serious matters.…
Rank this Week: 4976

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jan 20

    Tripping the Trapp - Trademarks in the Third Dimention

    Tripping the Trapp - Trademarks in the Third Dimention
    Trademarks can be an interesting novelty, especially when it comes to what is actually sought to be protected through trademarks. This ranges from trademarking the color of your football field to the phrase "Let's Get Ready to Rumble!", and…
  • Jan 12

    Names and IP Law - Do You Have a Right to Use Your Name?

    Names and IP Law - Do You Have a Right to Use Your Name?
    Your name is a part of who you are, your own identity, and for a lot of people, a very important indicator of their history and origin. As such, a name carries immense weight and importance to some, even if it is 'generic' such as Smith or…
  • Jan 2

    Can You Patent Embryonic Stem Cells? - The ECJ Ends the Fight, For Now

    Can You Patent Embryonic Stem Cells? - The ECJ Ends the Fight, For Now
    As was discussed quite extensively on this very blog some months ago, the genesis of human life and its formidable times are a topic riddled with controversy and a myriad of viewpoints, yet the topic has not come to contention much in the…
Rank this Week: 1537

Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center

By Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP.

http://www.tdslaw.com/knowledge-center/
  • Jan 19

    Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Manitoba Employers Take Note

    Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Manitoba Employers Take Note
    Sexual harassment is an uncomfortable topic. It is also a high profile topic. Most business leaders have become aware that the time to get their respectful workplace houses in order is now, and a recent series of human rights adjudication…
  • Jan 12

    “Play Nice” and “Think Context”: The Supreme Court Changes the Law of Contract

    “Play Nice” and “Think Context”: The Supreme Court Changes the Law of Contract
    In the course of two of its recent decisions, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has fundamentally altered the legal landscape as to how parties must behave in their contractual relationships and how contracts are to be interpreted.
  • Jan 7

    Manitoba Update - Technical Safety Legislation

    Manitoba Update - Technical Safety Legislation
    The Manitoba Legislature is considering a bill to consolidate the regulation of various types of equipment. The Technical Safety Act will replace a series of equipment-specific statutes with a single regulatory framework. The Act creates the…
Rank this Week: 5045

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
  • Jan 19

    Not All Disabilities Are Created Equally!

    Not All Disabilities Are Created Equally!
    In Li v. Aluma Systems Inc. and Scott Baird, the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal explained that not all medical conditions meet the criteria to be classified as a “disability” for Human Rights purposes.
  • Jan 15

    Workplace Laws Changing – Get Ready!

    Workplace Laws Changing – Get Ready!
    Bill 18, the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014 passed third reading on November 6, 2014 and will soon receive royal assent.
  • Jan 8

    Changing Those Hours? – Watch Out

    Changing Those Hours? – Watch Out
    While the analysis of whether an employee is entitled to damages resulting from constructive dismissal has changed, the basic concept of how it can occur has remained somewhat unaltered. Oca v. Home Depot of Canada Inc. et. al. is a reminder…
Rank this Week: 2862

Dot Indicia

Dot Indicia

Covers information, privacy and security from a Canadian perspective. By Michael Power.

http://michaelpower.ca
  • Jan 19

    Federal Private Sector: Not just one regulator anymore?

    Federal Private Sector: Not just one regulator anymore?
    Throughout history, no matter what country, the scope and application of constitutional power can be best described as a “contact sport”. In Canada, the game is played by two levels of government operating under a division of…
  • Jan 8

    The Importance of Exception

    The Importance of Exception
    When it comes to privacy and data protection, I often tell people that that while “rules” are important, the “exceptions” matter more. A recent decision out of the Ontario Court of Appeal illustrates this point rather…
  • Dec 11

    Fearon: Police Searches & Mobile Phone

    Fearon: Police Searches & Mobile Phone
    Today, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) issued a significant decision with respect to another piece of technology that we commonly carry on our person – mobile phones. The court in R. v. Fearon addressed whether the…
Rank this Week: 1362

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Jan 19

    New Books at the Law Library – January 19, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – January 19, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: K282 .M87 2014 James Bernard Murphy, The Philosophy of Customary Law (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K301 .H47 2014 Jonathan Herring, Medical Law and Ethics (Oxford: Oxford University…
  • Jan 13

    New Books at the Law Library – January 13, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – January 13, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: HV640 .O94 2014 Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh et al., eds., The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K123 .W46 2014 W. Bradley Wendel, Ethics and…
  • Jan 7

    WestlawNext Canada & LexisNexis Quicklaw Training Sessions – Jan. 2015

    WestlawNext Canada & LexisNexis Quicklaw Training Sessions – Jan. 2015
    WestlawNext Canada & LexisNexis Quicklaw (Part of the Law – Commercial Databases Training Sessions) • For all UBC Law Students and Faculty • Registration is required – please click on the appropriate link below to…
Rank this Week: 4281

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

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

    Altro Levy News Summary for the Week of January 12, 2015

    Altro Levy News Summary for the Week of January 12, 2015
    Over the past weeks, our team has noted interesting cross-border news stories and written blogs on current cross-border topics. We’ve shared these articles on our Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn pages, but recap them for you here: 1.…
  • Jan 15

    Upcoming Radio Show: January 20, 2015

    Upcoming Radio Show: January 20, 2015
    On Tuesday January 20 tune-in to CJAD 800AM at 7PM to hear David A. Altro and Matt C. Altro discuss cross border issues. During the show we will be answering caller questions, but you can submit your questions now and we will answer them…
  • Jan 12

    News Summary for the Weeks of December 22, 2014 & January 5, 2015

    News Summary for the Weeks of December 22, 2014 & January 5, 2015
    Over the past weeks, our team has noted interesting cross-border news stories and written blogs on current cross-border topics. We’ve shared these articles on our Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn pages, but recap them for you here: 1.…
Rank this Week: 1027

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Jan 18

    Rescuer Law: Compensation for Mariners Injured Rescuing Persons or Property?

    Rescuer Law: Compensation for Mariners Injured Rescuing Persons or Property?
    If a person by his fault creates a situation of peril, he must answer for it to any person who attempts to rescue the person who is in danger.  He owes a duty to such a person above all others. The rescuer may act instinctively out of…
  • Dec 3

    Upright Victoria, BC Lawyers Protest the Lack of Legal Aid Funding

    Upright Victoria, BC Lawyers Protest the Lack of Legal Aid Funding
    Lawyers in Victoria, BC who deal with legal aid cases recently halted their services as a way to pressure the government to increase funding for the system. Members of the Trial Lawyers Association of BC said that “government funding…
  • Dec 2

    ICBC Lawyers Win Case Against Cyclist via Firm Application of the Law

    ICBC Lawyers Win Case Against Cyclist via Firm Application of the Law
    Last July, 2014, a young British Columbian cyclist was inadvertently forced off the road by a motorist who was unaware of the cyclist’s presence. Knowledgeable ICBC lawyers point out that the cyclist was attempting to pass the motor…
Rank this Week: 2662

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Nova Scotia personal injury cases and laws.

http://www.wagners.co/blog/
  • Jan 18

    Driver not to be charged in fatal Nova Scotia tour bus accident

    Driver not to be charged in fatal Nova Scotia tour bus accident
    Following a fatal tour bus crash in July 2014, police have decided not to charge the driver who allegedly fell asleep and caused the accident. The wreck that occurred nearby the Neils Harbour community on the Cabot Trail claimed the...
  • Jan 12

    Studies show danger of hands-free texting while driving

    Studies show danger of hands-free texting while driving
    Individuals in Nova Scotia may be aware that texting while driving can be dangerous, but they might think that hands-free texting is less of an issue. However, studies show that this still can present a dangerous distraction for drivers.…
  • Jan 10

    Dental liability in Nova Scotia

    Dental liability in Nova Scotia
    Like doctors, dentists may sometimes provide negligent care to the extent that their patients are caused serious harm as a result. A recent review of dental malpractice cases, in which data from the past 12 years was evaluated, is…
Rank this Week: 3544

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • Jan 18

    No Appeal From Order Appointing An Arbitrator: Ontario Court of Appeal

    No Appeal From Order Appointing An Arbitrator: Ontario Court of Appeal
    In a recent decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal has held that there is no appeal from an order appointing an arbitrator. This decision highlights the legislative policy in Canada that the courts should take a hands-off approach to…
  • Dec 28

    What Is An “Organizing Principle”, a “Duty” And A “Term” Of A Contract?”

    What Is An “Organizing Principle”, a “Duty” And A “Term” Of A Contract?”
    In the last two articles I have been considering the recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Bhasin v. Hrynew. In its decision, the Supreme Court of Canada established two fundamental principles for the Canadian common law of…
  • Dec 9

    The Supreme Court Of Canada Avoids The Open Windows Issue

    The Supreme Court Of Canada Avoids The Open Windows Issue
    In my last article, I dealt with the recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Bhasin v. Hrynew. In that decision, the Supreme Court of Canada established two fundamental principles for the Canadian common law of contract: First, that…
Rank this Week: 3399

Heintzman ADR

Heintzman ADR

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

http://www.heintzmanadr.com/
  • Jan 18

    No Appeal From Order Appointing An Arbitrator: Ontario Court Of Appeal

    No Appeal From Order Appointing An Arbitrator: Ontario Court Of Appeal
    In a recent decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal has held that there is no appeal from an order appointing an arbitrator. This decision highlights the legislative policy in Canada that the courts should take a hands-off approach to…
  • Nov 18

    A Mediation Obligation Is Enforceable Says The Ontario Court Of Appeal

    A Mediation Obligation Is Enforceable Says The Ontario Court Of Appeal
    Is a person bound to mediate before commencing an action or arbitration if the contract or applicable statute requires mediation? Or should an obligation to mediate only become effective after an action or arbitration has been commenced? And…
  • Aug 31

    Ontario Court Has No Power To Extend Period For Setting Aside A Domestic Arbitral Award

    Ontario Court Has No Power To Extend Period For Setting Aside A Domestic Arbitral Award
    In R & G Draper Farms (Keswick) Ltd. v. 1758691 Ontario Inc., the Ontario Court of Appeal recently held that an Ontario court has no power to extend the time for an application to review or appeal from a domestic arbitration award. This…
Rank this Week: 1800