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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 17

    When I Stopped Vomiting, I Learned to Hate Teraview

    When I Stopped Vomiting, I Learned to Hate Teraview
    Technology, particularly legal technology is supposed to make the delivery of legal services more convenient. However, sometimes lawyers get in the way and muck things up. Teraview is a perfect example. Back in the day, anyone could walk into…
  • Apr 17

    Australian Study Highlights Big Bang for the Buck of Law Librarie

    Australian Study Highlights Big Bang for the Buck of Law Librarie
    A number of Australian library associations including the Australian Law Library Association released a study earlier this month that highlights the big 5-to-1 bang for the buck from resources invested in government, law firm and…
  • Apr 17

    Teaching ODR… Whose Job Is It?

    Teaching ODR… Whose Job Is It?
    A few months ago, a subscriber to John Gregory’s listserv (which every IT law enthusiast should subscribe to) sent a message regarding how the impact of IT on the legal profession was being taught (or rather wasn’t being taught)…
Rank this Week: 32

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 93

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title
    The list of new library titles added to the Supreme Court of Canada collection for the period of April 1-15, 2014 is now available on the Court website.The web page explains: "The Supreme Court of Canada Library lends materials from all but…
  • Apr 15

    Australian Study Highlights 5-to-1 ROI of Special Librarie

    Australian Study Highlights 5-to-1 ROI of Special Librarie
    A number of Australian library associations including the Australian Law Library Association published a study earlier this month that highlights the big 5-to-1 bang for the buck of government, law firm and organizational libraries.In fact,…
  • Apr 14

    Guy Berthiaume Appointed New Librarian and Archivist of Canada

    Guy Berthiaume Appointed New Librarian and Archivist of Canada
    The Canadian government announced today that it has appointed Guy Berthiaume as Librarian and Archivist of Canada for a term of five years. He will take over at Library and Archives Canada effective June 23, 2014.He had been President and…
Rank this Week: 98

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/
  • Apr 9

    Employee fired over an injury sets legal precedent in Ontario

    Employee fired over an injury sets legal precedent in Ontario
    A 2013 ruling in Wilson v. Solis Mexican Foods Ltd sets a new precedent, paving the way for employees to pursue human rights claims in court where the financial outcome can be largely unpredictable and inconsistent – yet rewarding.…
  • Apr 2

    Failure to investigate alleged misconduct can be costly

    Failure to investigate alleged misconduct can be costly
    It is not uncommon for employers to fire first and ask questions later, especially in instances of alleged employee misconduct. Stelcrete Industries Ltd., a rebar assembly plant in Welland, Ontario learned that impulsive actions can be…
  • Mar 28

    Court blocks executive’s move from Blackberry to Apple

    Court blocks executive’s move from Blackberry to Apple
    On March 24, 2014 the Ontario Superior Court of Justice prevented a senior executive at Blackberry from moving to its major competitor, Apple. In BlackBerry Limited v. Marineau-Mes, 2014 ONSC 1790, the debate centered on an employment…
Rank this Week: 126

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/
  • Apr 4

    Unifor’s Toyota Campaign Demonstrates Flaw in Labour Law Model

    Unifor’s Toyota Campaign Demonstrates Flaw in Labour Law Model
    You may have seen in the media that Unifor (the old Canadian Auto Workers) applied this week to represent employees at Toyota’s three plants in Cambridge and Woodstock.  The media stories said there is approximately 6500 employees…
  • Apr 3

    Union Security and the Law (links)

    Union Security and the Law (links)
     Labour Relations Act Canadian Laws on Union Dues and Membership Rand’s Arbitration Decision (Ford, 1946) Right to Work and Bullshit in Labour Policy Debates Has anything changed with Hudak’s New claim that he is dropping…
  • Mar 27

    Are University Football Players “Employees” and Entitled to Unionize?

    Are University Football Players “Employees” and Entitled to Unionize?
    There was a big decision from the Illinois region of the National Labor Relations Board yesterday, finding that Northwestern University football players are “employees” and therefore entitled to unionize.  Here’s the…
Rank this Week: 124

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 186

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/
  • Apr 17

    OBA’s Make a Power of Attorney Month

    OBA’s Make a Power of Attorney Month
    At a recent press conference  held at Queen’s Park for the Ontario Bar Association (“OBA”), the OBA announced a new initiative in their partnership with the Trillium Gift of Life Network (“Trillium”). In…
  • Apr 16

    Di Michele v. Di Michele: A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision and the ensuing concern

    Di Michele v. Di Michele: A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision and the ensuing concern
    The scope of an estate trustee’s power has been highlighted in the recent April 3rd Ontario Court of Appeal decision, Di Michele v. Di Michele, and is causing concern among some practitioners in the field. In Di Michele v. Di Michele,…
  • Apr 16

    Hull on Estates #374 – Removing estate trustee

    Hull on Estates #374 – Removing estate trustee
    Listen to Hull on Estates #374 – Removing estate trustees Today on Hull on Estates, Jonathon Kappy and Stuart Clark discuss removing estate trustees, and reference the recent 2013 case, Hawkins v. Hawkins Estate. If you have any…
Rank this Week: 223

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Apr 16

    Spam now so you can Spam later

    Spam now so you can Spam later
    CASL - the new Canadian anti-spam act - comes into force July 1.  It contains extensive, complex provisions that apply to the sending of any email that has a hint of a commercial purpose (a “CEM”).  In the…
  • Apr 9

    Are you vulnerable to Heartbleed?

    Are you vulnerable to Heartbleed?
    A serious flaw has been discovered in OpenSSL - the browser encryption standard used by an estimated two-thirds of the servers on the internet.  This flaw has been there for a couple of years, and allows hackers to read data stored…
  • Apr 2

    Office for iPad – there’s a catch

    Office for iPad – there’s a catch
    Microsoft released office for iPad last week. They have promised to release Office for Android soon as well. The good news is that it is free to download. The bad news is that it can only be used as a … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 243

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Trade-marks: Guest Post: Major Changes Coming to Canadian Trademark Law

    Trade-marks: Guest Post: Major Changes Coming to Canadian Trademark Law
    April 17, 2014 Guest post by John Simpson (Shift Law – reprinted with permission) Canada’s Trade-marks Act is about to undergo its most significant amendments since it was first enacted in 1953. Even the spelling of…
  • Apr 16

    Social Marketing: Facebook Changes to Crack Down on “Feed Spam”

    Social Marketing: Facebook Changes to Crack Down on “Feed Spam”
    April 16, 2014 Facebook recently announced some new changes to combat News Feed spam (see: News Feed FYI: Cleaning Up News Feed Spam).  In making the announcement, Facebook said: “The goal of News Feed is to deliver the right…
  • Apr 15

    Contest Law: “FTC First Shot Across the Bow: Is Your Social Media Contest Next?”

    Contest Law: “FTC First Shot Across the Bow: Is Your Social Media Contest Next?”
    Guest post by Amy Sullivan Cahill (member Stites & Harbison PLLC, Louisville KY) April 15, 2014 False, misleading or fake “likes”, “favorites” or “endorsements” have been a topic on my mind recently and…
Rank this Week: 275

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Apr 18

    Appeal court upholds Federal Court declaration of Métis as 'Indians'

    Appeal court upholds Federal Court declaration of Métis as 'Indians'
    The Federal Court of Appeal has upheld a Federal Court decision that declared Métis people to be Indians as per the Constitution.“It’s very significant because the clarification of responsibility answers an unresolved…
  • Apr 17

    Cameras in Manitoba court

    Cameras in Manitoba court
    Manitoba’s judiciary made some history yesterday as the first court in Canada ever to conduct a proceeding out of a designated “broadcast room” — in this case, a murder acquittal in Court of Queen’s Bench issued…
  • Apr 17

    News roundup — April 17, 2014

    News roundup — April 17, 2014
    CanadaInvestigation into Harper's former chief of staff over connection to Senate scandal dropped, ReutersTop bureaucrat tells committee alleged plan to cover up gas plant scandal 'criminally stupid', The National PostWestern University…
Rank this Week: 288

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Apr 17

    Supreme Court of Canada gives Chevron permission to appeal Ecuador pollution decision

    Supreme Court of Canada gives Chevron permission to appeal Ecuador pollution decision
    The Supreme Court of Canada has granted Chevron’s application for leave to appeal the Ontario Court of Appeal decision allowing Ecuadorian plaintiffs to sue here to try to collect their $18 billion Ecuador pollution…
  • Apr 16

    Another fine for not reporting flyrock as environmental discharge

    Another fine for not reporting flyrock as environmental discharge
    Last year, Castonguay Blasting lost its appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada against a conviction for failing to report flyrock as an environmental “discharge” under the Environmental Protection Act. Now they have been fined…
  • Apr 14

    Happy Passover

    Happy Passover
    Happy Passover to all of our family, friends and colleagues who will celebrate Passover, starting tonight. And happy spring to everyone!
Rank this Week: 306

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, April 17, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, April 17, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, April 17, 2014: A Star Quarterback Accused, and a Flawed Rape InvestigationCalling All Innovative Lawyers, Law Firms and Other Legal Service Providers! …
  • Apr 16

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, April 16, 2014:Tips TuesdayHow law firm mergers can go wrong This week at the SCC Overtime class actions: directors take note of your potential exposure - Canadian…
  • Apr 15

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, April 15, 2014:Cash Store seeks bankruptcy protection after Ontario suspends payday loan ... - Financial Post Maple Leaf Gardens sex offender to plead guilty to 103…
Rank this Week: 287

TN Visa Attorney Blog

TN Visa Attorney Blog

Covers TN visa and green cards for Canadian professionals. By Brian D. Zuccaro.

http://www.tnvisabulletin.com/nafta-tn-blog/
  • Apr 4

    TN Visa Approval - Systems Analyst, Degree Geology/Chemistry

    TN Visa Approval - Systems Analyst, Degree Geology/Chemistry
    TN VisaCase Info.Background:Citizen of Canada.TN Category:Computer Systems AnalystJob title / duties:Informatics Consultant. As the applicant's job title was not specifically Computer Systems Analyst, it was essential to include proof that…
  • Feb 10

    CBP Only Admitting Same-Sex Spouses under B-2 Statu

    CBP Only Admitting Same-Sex Spouses under B-2 Statu
    According to a recent liaison meeting with its Buffalo, NY office, USCBP does not have a formal, national policy in place yet addressing the admission to the U.S. of same-sex spouses who are dependents of individuals holding temporary visa…
  • Nov 11

    I-751 Green Card Approval for Former TN Visa Worker

    I-751 Green Card Approval for Former TN Visa Worker
    Green CardCase Info.Case History / Issues:Applicant was a Canadian citizen, and had held TN visa status. Applicant married a U.S. citizen, and our office assisted the applicant in obtaining a green card, which was issued on a conditional…
Rank this Week: 341

Disability Denied - Ontario…

Disability Denied - Ontario Disability Lawyer Blog

Discusses Canadian disability insurance court cases, denial of benefits, and policy recissions. By Mark Yazdani.

http://disabledlaw.ca/disability_denied_blog/
  • Apr 17

    Reasons Claims are Denied #4 – “Workplace Conflict”

    Reasons Claims are Denied #4 – “Workplace Conflict”
    Conflicts with co-workers and management are regular occurrences in all manner of workplaces throughout Canada. Disputes with co-workers can arise over personality clashes, jealousy, gossip/backbiting, sexual harassment and competition.…
  • Jan 23

    Consult a Disability Lawyer before agreeing to a Lump Sum Settlement

    Consult a Disability Lawyer before agreeing to a Lump Sum Settlement
    Occasionally, an insurance company will approach a disabled claimant and offer to pay them a one-time lump sum payment rather than continuing to pay monthly disability benefits. In exchange, the claimant signs a “Full and Final” release…
  • Sep 8

    Tips for Disability Claimants #2

    Tips for Disability Claimants #2
Rank this Week: 330

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 386

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Jan 15

    Progressive Discipline and Collective Agreement

    Progressive Discipline and Collective Agreement
    Progressive discipline and performance management is part of the employment relationship. It’s a part that most managers and employees would like to avoid. But it’s reality and critically important to business and individual…
  • Jan 13

    Is a lay-off a constructive dismissal?

    Is a lay-off a constructive dismissal?
    The Supreme Court of British Columbia recently considered this in Hooge v. Gillwood Remanufacturing Inc., 2014 BCSC 11 (CanLII). They also considered whether the laid off employees refusal to accept a recall amounted to a failure to mitigate.…
  • Jan 10

    Don’t Ask for “Sick Notes” is a Bit Too Surgical

    Don’t Ask for “Sick Notes” is a Bit Too Surgical
    I saw a CBC article yesterday entitled Bosses should stop asking workers for sick notes, OMA head says. It is a short article, but speaks volumes about something, quite frankly, I hadn’t really thought much about. Employers often…
Rank this Week: 385

Law is Cool

Law is Cool

Law school blog and podcast from Canada.

http://lawiscool.com
  • Nov 14

    Auditions for Third Canada-wide Twitter Moot opened

    Auditions for Third Canada-wide Twitter Moot opened
      Vancouver.  West Coast Environmental Law is inviting law students from across Canada to participate in a unique social media competition.  The “Twitter Moot”, to be held on Friday, February 28th, 2014,…
  • Nov 6

    Law School Tech Chat to discuss Law Student’s Social Media usage

    Law School Tech Chat to discuss Law Student’s Social Media usage
    Last month this blog focused on the twitter chat #CBAfuturesChat, which was a student focused consultation run by the Canadian Bar Association’s Future’s initiative. Now that it’s November, the twitter chat has shifted to a…
  • Oct 15

    Jonathan MacKenzie is this week’s top Social Media Student at Law (@JMacKenzieLaw)

    Jonathan MacKenzie is this week’s top Social Media Student at Law (@JMacKenzieLaw)
    Last week’s #CBafuturesChat was a discussion of the articling in Canada.  The focus of the talk shifted from Law School to recent grads, and with that, the conversation shifted to students at law instead of law students.…
Rank this Week: 390

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Covers Canadian legal forms. By Michael Carabash.

http://www.dynamiclegalforms.com/blog/
  • Feb 25

    Protect Your Loved One

    Protect Your Loved One
    …by dividing your property, appointing representatives, and helping avoid court battles. Without a Will your property will be divided according to government laws, which may not be in accordance with your wishes.  This may not be…
  • Feb 25

    In Half an Hour

    In Half an Hour
    …you can complete a comprehensive and professional .pdf legal Will from your home or office. It’s true.  If you have all of your information ready, you can go through the comprehensive online questionnaire and finish…
  • Feb 25

    Save Money

    Save Money
    …by doing it yourself.  Canadian lawyers charge $400 on average for a simple Will. Complex Wills cost even more.  If you want to save money and get your legal affairs in order in a convenient manner, then you’ve come to…
Rank this Week: 492

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Jun 28

    Protected: bob’s stuff

    Protected: bob’s stuff
    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. [Click on title above to read the full post]
  • Jun 8

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    haswell – not much of a tock, is it? at least not for desktop. http://t.co/Z4WytI0cnO 2013-06-02 analysis of carbon footprint of a tesla s. not as green as i thought, but still pretty good. http://t.co/6fPPVFnNzA 2013-06-02 better…
  • Jun 1

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    for the next time someone says you don't need project controls aren't because of agile. http://t.co/RhdKFAr58d 2013-05-27 quebec cracks down on airbnb. or rather those who rent out their home using airbnb. http://t.co/fU22acDtHs 2013-05-27…
Rank this Week: 484

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

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

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 25

    Alberta Court interprets a farmer's "poorly-drafted" will

    Alberta Court interprets a farmer's "poorly-drafted" will
    In this case, B owned and operated a large farm that included 33 quarter sections of land and about 600 cattle.  He had a will and died.  And although he remained married to his wife, D, at his death, he had been living with G for…
  • Mar 19

    Lack of an "honest belief": BC Court orders neighbours to remove encroaching barn and shed

    Lack of an "honest belief": BC Court orders neighbours to remove encroaching barn and shed
    One neighbour (G) has a barn and a shed that protrude onto another neighbour's (N's) property.  The barn is used for stabling horses and the shed is used for storage and has an attached chicken coop.  The situation ended up in…
  • Mar 18

    Nova Scotia Court of Appeal denies costs to landowner on failed expropriation challenge

    Nova Scotia Court of Appeal denies costs to landowner on failed expropriation challenge
    A landowner in Nova Scotia challenged the validity of the expropriation of his land.  The challenge was unsuccessful and the landowner was ordered by the NS Supreme Court to pay costs of the challenge to the expropriating…
Rank this Week: 626

Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure…

Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure Blog

Covers how the new Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure are being interpreted and applied in recent cases. By Dentons.

http://www.ontariorulesofcivilprocedure.com/
Rank this Week: 623

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Covers law foundations of Canadian Law. From McGill University's Neil Wehneman and Erin Morgan.

http://www.lifeofalawstudent.com
  • Dec 4

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?
    A court appointed ad litem (often referred to as guardian ad litem in Raleigh) refers to a court-appointed advocate for children involved in court proceedings.  These guardian ad litem volunteers represent the best interests of the child…
  • Nov 26

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill
    You’ve probably seen the shocking videos of de-beaked chickens shoved thirty to a cage at a factory farm, or rats running rampant at a food processing plant. Such things are upsetting to see- but as a member of the public, you…
  • Nov 19

    How Your Solicitor Can Help You

    How Your Solicitor Can Help You
    A solicitor can be employed in a number of different ways throughout our lives. Without seeking the proper guidance of one, legal disputes can be extremely difficult to come through unscathed. Solicitors can discuss your permissible legal…
Rank this Week: 640

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/
  • Apr 17

    A Legend Passe

    A Legend Passe
    Leonard Rosen, one of the founding partners of the elite Wall Street law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, and Katz, has passed away at the age of 83.
  • Apr 16

    First Aboriginal Police Officer

    First Aboriginal Police Officer
    Edmonton Police Service is launching a digital comic series dedicated to telling the stories of their heroes. In their series is the tale of Canada's first aboriginal police officer Alex Decoteau: One hundred and thirteen years ago, Alex…
  • Apr 16

    The Claw The Claw!

    The Claw The Claw!
    Parents: watch your kids, lest they end up inside the Claw Machine! Thankfully the kid is safe.
Rank this Week: 724

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Apr 16

    Hetero Couple Divorce in Order to Remarry as Same-Sex Spouse

    Hetero Couple Divorce in Order to Remarry as Same-Sex Spouse
    Are you as confused as I am between sexual orientation and gender? Are you clear on what the difference is between transvestites, transsexuals, transgendered, or cross-dressers? Me too, I can’t figure it all out, but perhaps the story…
  • Apr 12

    Divorcee Bites the Hand that Feeds Her

    Divorcee Bites the Hand that Feeds Her
    We all know that it is unwise to “bite the hand that feeds you”. What that means in divorce litigation is that it would be foolish to tip off Revenue Canada or the IRS that your spouse is cheating them, at least until you have…
  • Apr 11

    Wife/Mother Uses 357 Magnum to Settle Score

    Wife/Mother Uses 357 Magnum to Settle Score
    Linda Cooney is a woman with a 357 caliber Magnum revolver and a penchant for shooting it. To date she has shot and killed her husband, James Cooney, an event that occurred 23 years ago, and most recently in 2011, her son, Kevin Cooney, who…
Rank this Week: 790

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
  • Apr 14

    The Oxford Bibliographies Online

    The Oxford Bibliographies Online
    An experienced researcher knows the value of a well prepared subject bibliography. An annotated subject bibliography is usually prepared by leading scholars or librarians to provide other researchers with a selected or comprehensive list of…
  • Apr 14

    Recent Acquisitions, April 7 – April 14, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, April 7 – April 14, 2014
    9 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 3 from 2014: KF 373 T88 A33 2010 One L : the turbulent true story of a first year at Harvard Law School Penguin Books, 2010 xiv, 288 p. ; … Continue reading →
  • Apr 10

    Legal Research Refresher

    Legal Research Refresher
    The Library is happy to offer a Legal Research Refresher session on Monday, May 5 from 10 am to 2 pm in Room 2003. These are the topics that will be covered: 10:00-10:25am – Multi-disciplinary research 10:30-10:55am – Foreign and…
Rank this Week: 744

La pub et le droit

La pub et le droit

Covers advertising law. By Natalie Gauthier.

http://publiciteetdroit.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 1

    L'agence de voyage, le dépliant publicitaire et l'obligation de résultat

    L'agence de voyage, le dépliant publicitaire et l'obligation de résultat
    Dans l’arrêt Laramée c. Sportvac Plus inc., 2013 QCCQ 1668, la Cour reprend et insiste sur l’obligation de résultat d’une agence de voyage. Rappelons les faits.  En octobre 2011, les demanderesses…
  • Oct 1

    L'autorisation requise pour reproduire une oeuvre d'art

    L'autorisation requise pour reproduire une oeuvre d'art
    L'arrêt Boire c. Lefebvre, 2013 QCCQ 921 démontre l'importance d'obtenir l'autorisation préalable avant de reproduire toute forme d'oeuvre d'art. Rappelons les faitsMonsieur Michel Boire est un artisan-sculpteur et Madame…
  • Sep 1

    Décision sur les cartes de crédit rendue par le Tribunal de la concurrence

    Décision sur les cartes de crédit rendue par le Tribunal de la concurrence
    Une décision rejetant la demande déposée par le commissaire de la concurrence rendue récemment a attiré mon attention. Si les motifs du Tribunal sont confidentiels pour l’instant afin d’assurer…
Rank this Week: 677

Climate Change Law Practice Group…

Climate Change Law Practice Group Blog

Features news about Canadian renewable energy and sustainable developments. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Climate-Change-Law-Practice-Group
  • Jun 28

    Obama Speaks About Conditions for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

    Obama Speaks About Conditions for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline
    President Obama spoke on U.S. climate change at Georgetown University on Tuesday. In this speech he commented, for the first time in months, on the Keystone XL pipeline which will carry crude oil from Alberta’s oil sands to refineries…
  • May 21

    Wallstreet Firm Eyes Renewables in Japan

    Wallstreet Firm Eyes Renewables in Japan
    Goldman Sachs announced today that it plans to invest as much as $490million (50 billion yen) in renewable energy projects in Japan over the next five years.  That's a lot!  Bloomberg reports that "the Wall Street firm also…
  • May 15

    Environment MInister says Canada Needs Better Price on Oil to Address Climate Change

    Environment MInister says Canada Needs Better Price on Oil to Address Climate Change
    Canada's Environment Minister, Peter Kent, told the Financial Post in an interview from London that "[t]he ability of the oil and gas sector to absorb tough government controls on their greenhouse gas emissions depends on Canada getting a…
Rank this Week: 745

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/
  • Apr 4

    Principles Heretofore Unknown

    Principles Heretofore Unknown
    On March 21, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision on the eligibility of Justice Marc Nadon, a Supernumary justice of the Federal Court of Appeal and a former Advocate of 10 years seniority in Quebec, to be appointed as one…
  • Apr 2

    Freemen-on-the-Land in Civil and Criminal Courts: An Update on the Fearn Case

    Freemen-on-the-Land in Civil and Criminal Courts: An Update on the Fearn Case
    Last February, the issue of Freemen-on-the-Land / Sovereign Citizens in Alberta courts was reignited by the case of Fearn v Canada Customs, 2014 ABQB 114, in which Glenn Winningham Fearn, an American Freeman and OPCA (Organized Pseudolegal…
  • Mar 21

    Frivolous Litigation: From Hot Coffee to Hot Potato Soup

    Frivolous Litigation: From Hot Coffee to Hot Potato Soup
    It has been 20 years since Liebeck v McDonald’s Restaurants, wherein a U.S. court in the state of New Mexico awarded the plaintiff $2.9 million after she accidently spilled hot coffee which she had just purchased from the fast food…
Rank this Week: 889

Condo Development Blog

Condo Development Blog

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

http://www.rcllp.ca/condo/
  • Feb 7

    Quorum oh Quorum

    Quorum oh Quorum
    Post by: Meghan MacDonald We have noticed lately that it is becoming difficult to obtain the required quorum of unit owners at condominium turnover meetings.  The purpose of the turnover meeting is for the Declarant of the condominium to…
  • Nov 20

    Development Charges Season

    Development Charges Season
    Post by: Craig Robson Many municipalities in Ontario are currently undergoing a review of their development charges bylaws for 2014 implementation. Anyone who is involved in real estate development should be paying careful attention to these…
  • Nov 1

    Schedule G Part 3: Schedule G – Municipality

    Schedule G Part 3: Schedule G – Municipality
    Post by: Craig Robson With respect to phased condominiums, a “Schedule G- Municipality” is required for each phase with the exception of the final phase. The legislation does not specifically exempt the last phase from having a…
Rank this Week: 859

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
  • Apr 18

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-17

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-17
    Conviction under DMCA for selling mod chips US v. SILVIUS, Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit 2014 http://t.co/qw8bs0GNAv -> Right to publish by electronic means includes ebooks HARPERCOLLINS v. OPEN ROAD INTEGRATED SD New York 2014…
  • Apr 17

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-16

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-16
    Premier League drops copyright infringement case against YouTube http://t.co/ZXQqZOGLz1 -> All sent and received e-mails in Gmail will be analyzed, says Google http://t.co/hG71XrEZmI -> Do Patents Truly Promote Innovation?…
  • Apr 16

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-15

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-15
    What is use of a trade mark in the internet context? McMillan LLP v http://t.co/Qg3hLmt1TO, Inc, 2014 TMOB 51 http://t.co/1sks1olqKI -> 1 in 5 U.S. internet users have had sensitive data stolen http://t.co/2750asDQaF -> Illegal download…
Rank this Week: 1415

Securities Mining Law

Securities Mining Law

Covers securities law affecting the mining industry in Canada.

http://www.securitiesmininglaw.com/
  • Apr 17

    BC Environmental Assessment Office Fee

    BC Environmental Assessment Office Fee
    The Province of British Columbia approved an Order in Council dated April 11, 2014 to establish environmental assessment fees in British Columbia for the review of environmental assessment applications, orders and enforcement fees. The fee…
  • Apr 16

    Mandatory reporting standards for payments by extractive industry companie

    Mandatory reporting standards for payments by extractive industry companie
    The Government of Canada recently issued a Consultation Paper regarding proposed mandatory reporting standards (the proposed standards) for payments by extractive industry companies to governments, both domestic and foreign, and including…
  • Mar 28

    British Columbia Aboriginal Mentoring and Training Association (“BCAMTA”)

    British Columbia Aboriginal Mentoring and Training Association (“BCAMTA”)
    On February 7, 2014, BCAMTA opened its office in Terrace to guide and support aboriginal people towards gaining employment in the mining and exploration industry. There are a number of mines planned in the Terrace area and the need for…
Rank this Week: 1441

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Apr 15

    The School to Wage Theft Pipeline

    The School to Wage Theft Pipeline
    Below is the text and video from a talk that I gave at York University on October 3, 2013, as part of a panel on the intern economy. It was part of the Global Labour Speaker Series put on by the Global Labour Research Centre. I wasn't…
  • Apr 3

    Forging A New Future In Nova Scotia: Youths, Employment, and Intergenerational Equity

    Forging A New Future In Nova Scotia: Youths, Employment, and Intergenerational Equity
    Two weeks ago I was out in Halifax to give a keynote address at Students Nova Scotia’s Summit on Youth in the Nova Scotia Economy. Typically I don’t post my speeches online, but in this case I feel it’s important to put…
  • Mar 6

    The Growing Influence of Canada's Intern Rights Movement

    The Growing Influence of Canada's Intern Rights Movement
    It has been awhile since I've written about my marquee issue, unpaid internships, and there have been some major developments within Canada. I thought that I would take this opportunity to write about these developments as I'm sure many of my…
Rank this Week: 1145

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Apr 15

    Me again

    Me again
    So I thought you might be interested in reading about what I’ve been up to lately outside of Law21 (seeing as how I sure haven’t been up to much here). I have a couple of new posts percolating for this month and next, and by…
  • Dec 20

    You say you want a revolution?

    You say you want a revolution?
    If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m convinced of a couple of things: (1) Fundamental shifts in the legal services environment will spawn a  diverse population of new providers that will…
  • Dec 3

    Advice to associates about law firm efficiency

    Advice to associates about law firm efficiency
    I recently delivered a webinar to a group of associates at one of my law firm clients, as part of the firm’s internal CPD and training program. (I referred them to my recent posts about associates, which probably didn’t make them…
Rank this Week: 1109

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • Apr 13

    Can An Entire Agreements Clause Make A Party To An Agreement Also A Party To Another Agreement?

    Can An Entire Agreements Clause Make A Party To An Agreement Also A Party To Another Agreement?
    In construction projects, there will often be several agreements between the various participants. Those agreements may contain “entire agreement” clauses to ensure that the parties are bound only by the terms of the agreement…
  • Mar 30

    The Traps And Perils Of Limitation Of Liability Clause

    The Traps And Perils Of Limitation Of Liability Clause
    In Swift v. Eleven Eleven Architecture Inc., the Alberta Court of Appeal recently considered the impact and scope of a limitation of liability clause in a consultant’s contract between an owner and the architects on a building project.…
  • Mar 9

    Does Posting A Lien Bond Eliminate A Contractor’s Trust Fund Obligations?

    Does Posting A Lien Bond Eliminate A Contractor’s Trust Fund Obligations?
    When a contractor posts a bond to secure the construction builder’s lien claim of its subcontractor and the subcontractor discharges its lien, does the contractor continue to have any trust fund responsibilities to the subcontractor?…
Rank this Week: 1318

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/
  • Apr 13

    Executor is charging the beneficiaries to live in the house they inherited

    Executor is charging the beneficiaries to live in the house they inherited
    Does your will contain trusts that affect your children? Are those trusts complete and clear enough to avoid problems? Have you really thought through how it's all supposed to work after you're gone? I received a note from two young people…
  • Apr 7

    Resource for executors trying to locate a life insurance policy

    Resource for executors trying to locate a life insurance policy
    I'm always in favour of any tools that make an executor's job easier or better. There is a new tool available as of this month: MIB Solutions Inc has a policy locator service that identifies life insurance application information from 450…
  • Apr 4

    Gloria Vanderbilt fortune not going to son Anderson Cooper

    Gloria Vanderbilt fortune not going to son Anderson Cooper
    In a brief article at www.csmonitor.com, CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper talks about his family's wealth. His mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, is apparently worth $200 million, and has told him that he is not going to inherit that money. And he is…
Rank this Week: 1128

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Apr 10

    Fumbling Towards Accession: Canadian government proposes massive trademark law overhaul

    Fumbling Towards Accession: Canadian government proposes massive trademark law overhaul
    This post is the first in a series discussing proposed changes to Canadian trademark law. The Canadian Government dropped a bombshell on the trademark community on March 28, 2014, proposing massive changes to the Canadian Trade-marks Act (the…
  • Feb 6

    Just in time for the Olympics – a Race to the Trademark Podium

    Just in time for the Olympics – a Race to the Trademark Podium
    As we approach the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) has launched a lawsuit against outdoor apparel maker The North Face in the British Columbia Supreme…
  • Jan 28

    Canadian Government Tables 5 IP Treaties in the House of Common

    Canadian Government Tables 5 IP Treaties in the House of Common
    The Canadian Government tabled 5 intellectual law Treaties in the House of Commons on January 28, 2014.   The purpose of this action is for Canada to harmonize its trademark, patent and industrial design laws with those of many…
Rank this Week: 1166

Aviation Law Blog

Aviation Law Blog

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

http://aviationlawblog.ahbl.ca/
  • Mar 14

    When is an aerodrome not an aerodrome? When it’s really a boathouse.

    When is an aerodrome not an aerodrome? When it’s really a boathouse.
    On January 9, 2014, the Ontario Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal of Mr. Bak, a former real estate developer (click here for decision). The appeal arose from the owner Bak’s desire to build a boathouse to complement his cottage on…
  • Jan 30

    What is “Air Service”?

    What is “Air Service”?
    The Canadian Transportation Agency recently published a decision which sets out how it determines what constitutes an “air service” and what criteria will be applied in making that determination. The Agency is mandated to…
  • Jan 20

    Do protesters have the right to demonstrate in Canadian airports?

    Do protesters have the right to demonstrate in Canadian airports?
    In October 2011, eight members of an anti-abortion organization engaged in demonstrations in the Calgary Airport terminal building. The protesters were carrying signs and distributing pamphlets. After they refused to leave the premises, the…
Rank this Week: 1071

Sexual Abuse Claims Blog

Sexual Abuse Claims Blog

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

http://www.sexualabuseclaimsblog.com/
  • Feb 28

    Will a Public Database of Pedophiles Protect Children? The answer may surprise you.

    Will a Public Database of Pedophiles Protect Children? The answer may surprise you.
    The federal government recently introduced legislation to create a public database of child sex offenders. The bill increases the sentences for child sex crimes and requires sex offenders to provide information when they travel and also…
  • Feb 25

    Catholic Archbishop in Alberta, NWT Apologizes for Residential School Abuse: Irony Abound

    Catholic Archbishop in Alberta, NWT Apologizes for Residential School Abuse: Irony Abound
    CTV News has reported that Archbishop Richard Smith of the Archdiocese of Edmonton has issued a formal apology for the Catholic Church's role in running the Indian Residential Schools. Smith said: “...we the Catholic Bishops of…
  • Dec 13

    Saint John - Estabrooks Class Action filed

    Saint John - Estabrooks Class Action filed
    I have been retained by Robert Hayes to file a proposed class action against the City of Saint John, the Saint John Police Department and the Saint John Police Commission. For more than 30 years Kenneth Estabrooks preyed on children and…
Rank this Week: 1384

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

Covers condominium law in Ontario, Canada. By Heenan Blaikie LLP.

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

    The Ottawa Condo Group is moving too…

    The Ottawa Condo Group is moving too…
    The Ottawa Condo Group is very pleased to announce that it will be moving to the Ottawa office of Gowlings. As you may have heard, Heenan Blaikie will be winding down its legal practice after 40 years of excellence and dedication. Thank you…
  • Feb 6

    We’re Moving

    We’re Moving
    The Toronto Condo Group is pleased to announce that we will be moving to Aird & Berlis. We look forward to continuing to work with our clients and are excited to be able to draw on the expertise of Aird & Berlis’ renowned Real…
  • Feb 5

    Condo Group Update

    Condo Group Update
    An exciting change is on the way for the Condo Group. As some of you may have learned, we will no longer be operating as Heenan Blaikie LLP. Our Condo Group is committed to continuing to work with all of you, our amazing clients. Stay…
Rank this Week: 1059

The Trial Warrior Blog

The Trial Warrior Blog

Covers law and justice in Canada. By Antonin I. Pribetic.

http://thetrialwarrior.com/
  • Jan 29

    So Long, Farewell

    So Long, Farewell
    Following my initial reaction, I have had some more time to reflect on the recent decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada in Hryniak v. Mauldin, 2014 SCC 7 and  Bruno Appliance and Furniture,…
  • Jan 28

    2014 Canadian International Law Students Conference

    2014 Canadian International Law Students Conference
    I am privileged to be the keynote speaker at the upcoming  2014 Canadian International Law Students Conference, jointly presented by the International Law Society of University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Osgoode Hall Law…
  • Jan 23

    The Trial Warrior Blog, But Not Yours Truly, Gets Cited By An Ontario Court

    The Trial Warrior Blog, But Not Yours Truly, Gets Cited By An Ontario Court
    [15]           The plaintiffs rely on a document entitled The Trial Warrior Blog dated November 11, 2013 that discusses Kaynes v. BP, 2013 ONSC 5802 (CanLII), 2013 ONSC 5802…
Rank this Week: 1281

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Discusses the complications, pitfalls, and the overall state of affairs of trusts and estates in Canada. By Megan F. Connolly.

http://www.torontoestatemonitor.com/
  • Mar 7

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse
    The recent decision of the Superior Court of Justice in the Murphy Estate considers what happens when parties to a proceeding settle a matter on the basis of faulty facts and one of the parties suffers from “buyer’s remorse”. 
  • Mar 5

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt
    One of an estate trustee’s duties is to pay the debts that a deceased individual owed when he or she died.  As I have previously discussed, the estate trustee is generally not personally liable for the deceased’s debts – they are paid…
  • Feb 29

    Expecting An Inheritance? You Might Not Be Getting One

    Expecting An Inheritance? You Might Not Be Getting One
    Investor’s Group, a financial services company in Canada, recently released the results of a survey regarding people’s expectations when it comes to receiving an inheritance or leaving one to others. 
Rank this Week: 1168

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Apr 17

    Eyes Wide Open II

    Eyes Wide Open II
    In my March 14th blog, Eyes Wide Open, I asked the question - why did the named executor ever agree to take on the administration. My blog was followed by a rhetorical answer meant to remind all of us – advisors and potential executors…
  • Apr 16

    Giving Thank

    Giving Thank
    This week many families will gather together to celebrate Spring and the holidays that are celebrated at this time of year. Who will be around your table this year?
  • Apr 15

    Forgotten Bank Account

    Forgotten Bank Account
    What happens to unclaimed bank accounts?
Rank this Week: 2038

Canadian Occupational Health and…

Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Law

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

http://www.occupationalhealthandsafetylaw.com/
  • Apr 17

    MOL Inspector’s “Unclear” Order Required School Board to Revise its Workplace Violence Policy

    MOL Inspector’s “Unclear” Order Required School Board to Revise its Workplace Violence Policy
    A Ministry of Labour inspector has ordered an Ontario school board to revise its workplace violence policy, and the Ontario Labour Relations Board has suspended that Order, calling it “unclear”. The inspector attended at a high…
  • Apr 15

    Corporate Director Fined under OHSA in Safety Belt Case

    Corporate Director Fined under OHSA in Safety Belt Case
    A corporate director of a stucco company has been fined $3,000.00 under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act for failing to ensure that workers used safety belts on elevated work platforms. An inspector caught workers not wearing…
  • Apr 10

    Majority of OHSA Fines in $100,000 to $150,000 Range in Fatality Cases, Court Note

    Majority of OHSA Fines in $100,000 to $150,000 Range in Fatality Cases, Court Note
    In sentencing an employer to a $115,000.00 fine in the case of a tragic workplace death, an Ontario Justice of the Peace has discussed the range of fines against employers convicted of charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act in…
Rank this Week: 1730

The Stream: Courthouse Libraries…

The Stream: Courthouse Libraries BC Blog

Covers British Columbia and federal legislation, court rules, judicial appointments, notable cases, recent reports and articles, websites of interest to legal researchers, and library news.

http://prodtest.courthouselibrary.ca/training/stream.aspx
  • Apr 15

    Legal information is going digital ... and the Library is too

    Legal information is going digital ... and the Library is too
    As so much of our world shifted to digital over the last two decades, law has been something of a hold out. When it comes to legal information, the “authoritativeness” of print has been slower to fade. Lawyers, as a profession,…
  • Mar 20

    WESA reading roundup

    WESA reading roundup
    With the March 31, 2014 coming into force date of the Wills, Estate and Succession Act, SBC 2009, c. 13 fast approaching, many practitioners are looking for quick ways to get up to speed. Here is a roundup of some tips and…
  • Feb 28

    Glenn Veale: Formal settlement offer revoked by newer "informal" offer

    Glenn Veale: Formal settlement offer revoked by newer "informal" offer
    As counsel, are you confident in knowing when an offer to settle is no longer on the table? What conduct by one or the other party will be enough to revoke it? Although Rule 9-1(8) of the British Columbia Supreme Court Civil Rules states that…
Rank this Week: 1649

Blogosaurus Lex

Blogosaurus Lex

By the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

http://www.cplea.ca/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Bench Press: Vampire Slayer Victim of a “cruel and unforgiving illness.”

    Bench Press: Vampire Slayer Victim of a “cruel and unforgiving illness.”
    Glen Race murdered two Halifax men in 2007. He pled guilty to both charges and then made an application to be found not criminally responsible (NCR). Mr. Justice Kevin Coady of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia reviewed the law and the legal…
  • Apr 11

    Free Legal Workshop: Your Rights at Work

    Free Legal Workshop: Your Rights at Work
    Learn about your rights in the workplace. Attend a free legal workshop by the Edmonton Community Legal Centre. Topics to be covered: Minimum Standards Harassment Human rights If you’re let go Where to get legal help And more!…
  • Apr 7

    Free Legal Workshops: Immigrating to Canada

    Free Legal Workshops: Immigrating to Canada
    Free legal workshops by the Edmonton Community Legal Centre. Topics to be covered: Forms of status in Canada How to apply for each status Permanent Residence & Canadian Super Visa Getting legal help And more! Location: Stanley Milner…
Rank this Week: 1513