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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Nov 26

    #Ferguson at the Internet Archive

    #Ferguson at the Internet Archive
    Via Archive-It, the Internet Archive is building a comprehensive collection of information and discussion related to the August 2014 police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The project partner responsible, Internet…
  • Nov 26

    Accessing Justice : Beyond Barrier

    Accessing Justice : Beyond Barrier
    The annual Isaac Pitblado Lectures are coming up in a couple of days and will focus attention this year on issues in access to justice. The agenda is filled with thought-provoking and intelligent discussions led by some very smart people on…
  • Nov 26

    CASL Software Provisions Explained – Sort Of…

    CASL Software Provisions Explained – Sort Of…
    I’ve had some time to reflect on the CASL software provisions as interpreted by the CRTC . As I’ve said before, the CASL software consent provisions are tortuous and unclear, and if taken literally could cause huge problems for…
Rank this Week: 43

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, November 26, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, November 26, 2014:NDP MP says she gave no 'explicit' consent to Liberal's alleged advances Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom says extradition fight has cost him $10…
  • Nov 25

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, November 25, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, November 25, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, November 25, 2014: F. Lee Bailey loses his quest to practice law again after past misdeedsToobin: Ferguson prosecutor's icy tone fanned flames (Opinion) As Fords…
  • Nov 24

    Just Another Reason We Need the Ontario Human Rights Code

    Just Another Reason We Need the Ontario Human Rights Code
    What do you consider before waking up and going to work?Is it whether you have an 'acceptable' Body Mass Index? Whether your wedding ring and engagement rings are on separate fingers or, whether you are wearing 3 eye shadow colours on each…
Rank this Week: 92

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
  • Jul 11

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou
    I started writing this article the other day for an attorney law blog and realized how silly it sounded. I put in all of the work and then realized that probably everyone knows that sipping on that Red Bull and Vodka isn’t any good…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 116

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

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

    14 lawyers in top 100 list of most powerful women

    14 lawyers in top 100 list of most powerful women
    Lawyers have made their mark in the list of Canada’s 100 most powerful women released today.At least 14 lawyers are on the list the Women’s Executive Network produces each year to highlight the professional achievements of women…
  • Nov 26

    News Roundup - November 26, 2014

    News Roundup - November 26, 2014
    CanadaClass-action lawsuit against XL Foods Inc. reaches tentative deal to settle recall of tainted beef, CBCNew Brunswick to scrap regulation that restricts access to abortion, Toronto StarJian Ghomeshi withdraws $55-million lawsuit against…
  • Nov 25

    Good times ahead

    Good times ahead
    Bradley Berg, partner with Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, contemplates where to place his “bid” in the Great GC Auction. Barry Bresner, partner with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Kathyrn Bush, partner, Blake Cassels & Graydon…
Rank this Week: 138

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/
  • Nov 26

    Hull on Estates #397 – Collaboration between estate planning and estate litigation lawyer

    Hull on Estates #397 – Collaboration between estate planning and estate litigation lawyer
    Listen to Hull on Estates #397 – Collaboration between estate planning and estate litigation lawyers Today on Hull on Estates, Paul Trudelle and Nick Esterbauer discuss an article by Michael Sneeringer on the advisability of…
  • Nov 26

    Family Tensions with Wills and Estate

    Family Tensions with Wills and Estate
    This past Sunday’s episode of CBC’s Sunday Edition, which aired on November 23, featured a discussion on family feuds over wills and estates. The discussion focused around the reality and consequences of the inter-generational…
  • Nov 25

    Estate Trustee Phone Home

    Estate Trustee Phone Home
    Sometimes it seems like the bills never stop coming in.  In some cases, they can keep coming long after the account holder’s death. In a recent news story, a UK cellular service provider continued to bill a deceased account holder…
Rank this Week: 166

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Nov 25

    4 Reasons Why Justice Lori Douglas Finally Resigned

    4 Reasons Why Justice Lori Douglas Finally Resigned
    I can’t imagine Justice Lori Douglas’ anguish over the protracted Judicial Inquiry that has been her life for the past four years. I wondered how she was able to carry on with the unrelenting battle, particularly after the…
  • Nov 24

    Guest Post: The Most Expensive Divorces Ever

    Guest Post: The Most Expensive Divorces Ever
    Everyone knows that divorce can be an expensive process, but some of the sums involved in the world’s most expensive divorces are truly eye-watering. Expensive divorces have been in the news recently with the Russian oligarch Dmitry…
  • Nov 20

    Why is No One Talking About Elder Abuse?

    Why is No One Talking About Elder Abuse?
    Did you know that in thirty-five years one in four Canadians will be over the age of 65? Today our senior population is well over 5 million and expected to reach 10 million by 2036. We do know that as we age we become more vulnerable as our…
Rank this Week: 215

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Nov 21

    Website update

    Website update
    Dear friends, We are finally making some progress in updating our website, and we hope you enjoy the results. It’s definitely still a work in progress, though, and hopefully will continue to improve over the next few weeks. Thank you…
  • Nov 21

    Blue Box funding- change coming

    Blue Box funding- change coming
    The Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Glen Murray, told the Canadian Waste to Resources conference this week that he would have a new Waste Diversion law introduced into the Legislature, and passed, in 2015. Hopefully, it will…
  • Nov 20

    Buyer can’t rely on Seller’s Environmental Report

    Buyer can’t rely on Seller’s Environmental Report
    A recent decision out of Newfoundland should remind prospective purchasers of real estate NOT to count on Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) or other environmental reports commissioned by the seller, unless they acquire…
Rank this Week: 230

Law is Cool

Law is Cool

Law school blog and podcast from Canada.

http://lawiscool.com
  • Jul 13

    Can we balance work and our personal life?

    Can we balance work and our personal life?
    By: Hilary Bowser It can be extremely difficult to work in the field of law and make time for our family and friends. Many believe that to be successful in our careers we must make sacrifices in our personal life. Is there truly a way to…
  • Jul 9

    by Stephanie Hannah

    by Stephanie Hannah
  • Jul 8

    My Clio Day

    My Clio Day
    By: Hilary Bowser
Rank this Week: 250

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/
  • Nov 26

    Bus Driver Partly Liable For Passenger Injury After Stopping Too Far From The Curb

    Bus Driver Partly Liable For Passenger Injury After Stopping Too Far From The Curb
    Reasons for judgement were released recently by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, finding a bus driver partly liable for injuries after a passenger fell while disembarking the bus. In the recent case (Isaacs v. Coast Mounatain…
  • Nov 25

    Medical Marijuana Cream Claim Fails at Trial

    Medical Marijuana Cream Claim Fails at Trial
    To date I am aware of two cases in British Columbia that have awarded damages for the costs of medical marijuana to treat personal injuries (these can be accessed here and here).  Earlier this week reasons were released by the BC Supreme…
  • Nov 25

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Chronic and Disabling Neck and Back Injury

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Chronic and Disabling Neck and Back Injury
    Reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for chronic and largely disabling neck and back injuries. In this week’s case (Mandra v. Lu) the Plaintiff was involved in a…
Rank this Week: 417

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: 414

Environmental, Energy and…

Environmental, Energy and Resources Law

Covers Canadian environmental, energy and resources law topics. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Environmental-Energy-and-Resources-Law
  • Mar 13

    Alberta Court of Appeal Confirms the Difficulty of Obtaining Summary Judgment in Terminating an Oil and Gas Lease

    Alberta Court of Appeal Confirms the Difficulty of Obtaining Summary Judgment in Terminating an Oil and Gas Lease
    The Court of Appeal of Alberta recently released its decision in the case of P. Burns Resources Limited v Locke, Stock & Barrel Company Ltd., (2014 ABCA 40). The decision dealt with an oilfield lease held by Locke, Stock & Barrel…
  • Jan 30

    Energy Safety and Security Act Introduced

    Energy Safety and Security Act Introduced
    As we previously reported, the Federal Government announced last year that it would introduce legislation to increase the amount of liability coverage required for nuclear plant operators and offshore oil and gas production. [More…]
  • Dec 4

    Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance

    Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance
    “This plan reflects what we heard from thousands of people and dozens of organizations across the province” - Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy [More…]
Rank this Week: 491

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/
  • Nov 25

    What does the law say about extreme work hours?

    What does the law say about extreme work hours?
    Employment law and the issue of extreme work hours are tricky. Employers can hire an employee and request that they work an extensive amount of time.  On the onset, this seems illegal and confusing for employees.  However, this…
  • Nov 21

    Reasonable notice of Termination

    Reasonable notice of Termination
    Reasonable notice of termination is a principle used where an employer has an obligation upon termination to either provide advanced, reasonable notice of termination or pay in lieu of notice under the legislation.  Most often than not,…
  • Nov 21

    Employment offer was ended before it started

    Employment offer was ended before it started
    Employment offers are known to make recruits pleased and satisfied with the prospect of beginning a new journey. It also gives them a sense of security in knowing that their financial obligations will be met. What if an employee is given a…
Rank this Week: 541

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    The Copyright Board of Canada is Reversed Again by the Federal Court of Appeal: the CAFDE Decision

    The Copyright Board of Canada is Reversed Again by the Federal Court of Appeal: the CAFDE Decision
    The Copyright Board has been reversed once again by the Federal Court of Appeal (“FCA”), which is the Court responsible for reviewing its decisions when a party believes that there has been a reviewable error.  This ruling is…
  • Nov 17

    Copibec v Laval - The Class Action - First Step

    Copibec v Laval - The Class Action - First Step
    Here is the first step in the Quebec copyright infringement class action by Copibec against the University of Laval. This is a request to Quebec Superior Court authorize Copibec to proceed by way of a class action. Two immediate…
  • Nov 10

    Now COPIBEC Is Suing Laval in the Quebec Superior Court

    Now COPIBEC Is Suing Laval in the Quebec Superior Court
    Copibec is the Quebec counterpart of Access Copyright. It has started litigation in the Quebec Superior Court against  l’Université  Laval. I'll post the claim when I get a copy…
Rank this Week: 535

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Nov 26

    Carol Todd on Bill C-13: “What Happened to Democracy?”

    Carol Todd on Bill C-13: “What Happened to Democracy?”
    The Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights continues its study later today on Bill C-13, the cyber-bullying/lawful access bill that has already passed the House of Commons and seems certain to clear the Senate shortly. I appeared before…
  • Nov 24

    Why Uber Has a Canadian Privacy Problem

    Why Uber Has a Canadian Privacy Problem
    The mounting battle between Uber, the popular app-based car service, and the incumbent taxi industry has featured court dates in Toronto, undercover sting operations in Ottawa, and a marketing campaign designed to stoke fear among potential…
  • Nov 24

    Why Uber Has a Canadian Privacy Problem

    Why Uber Has a Canadian Privacy Problem
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on November 22, 2014 as Why Uber has a Canadian Privacy Problem The mounting battle between Uber, the popular app-based car service, and the incumbent taxi industry has featured court dates in Toronto, undercover…
Rank this Week: 597

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/
  • Nov 22

    Milne Estate v. Milne

    Milne Estate v. Milne
    Separation Agreements or court orders following marriage breakdown may include a clause requiring one former spouse to maintain a life insurance policy on his or her life, naming the other as the beneficiary. Life insurance is a good way to…
  • Nov 16

    Uniform Trustee Act Provisions for Remuneration

    Uniform Trustee Act Provisions for Remuneration
    The British Columbia Government appears to be considering passing new legislation modeled on the Uniform Conference of Canada, Uniform Trustee Act. As I wrote before, the Ministry of Justice was requesting comments on the Uniform Trustee…
  • Nov 8

    Are Future Payments from a Trust Created by Will Available to the Creditors of a Bankrupt?

    Are Future Payments from a Trust Created by Will Available to the Creditors of a Bankrupt?
    If you make a will leaving your estate to your child, and after your death, your child is assigned into bankruptcy, then your child’s inheritance from you will be available to his or her creditors. That’s not too surprising.But…
Rank this Week: 640

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Covers developments in privacy law. By David T.S. Fraser.

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Nov 21

    Newfoundland Supreme Court considers privacy class action, clears first hurdle to certification

    Newfoundland Supreme Court considers privacy class action, clears first hurdle to certification
    The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador this week considerd the first part of a bifurcated application to certify a class action in Hynes v. Western Regional Integrated Health Authority, 2014 NLTD(G) 137. The cases arose from…
  • Nov 19

    Alberta introduces amendments to privacy law to render it constitutional, falls short

    Alberta introduces amendments to privacy law to render it constitutional, falls short
    On 18 November 2014, the government of Alberta introduced Bill 3: Personal Information Protection Amendment Act, 2014 to address the shortcomings in the law that rendered it unconstitutional according to the Supreme Court of Canada in the…
  • Nov 19

    #‎YouKnowHerName‬: Declare amnesty on breaking ban

    #‎YouKnowHerName‬: Declare amnesty on breaking ban
    I wrote this as an opinion for the Halifax Chronicle Herald, where it was printed on 19 November 2014: The story of the past week has been the publication ban in the “high profile child pornography case” (Google it), when it…
Rank this Week: 595

Small City Law Firm Tech

Small City Law Firm Tech

Provides software tips and advice for common law-office software including Word, Outlook, MS Windows and Adobe Acrobat. By Vivian Manning.

http://vmanning.posterous.com/
  • May 13

    Office 2013: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Office 2013: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    My new post up this morning at Attorney At Work: Microsoft Office 2013 has been available for several months, but Office 2010 has been stable and mostly well-received in our firm. And with staff and lawyers already overwhelmed by the…
  • May 1

    Filed Under "You Learn Something New Every Day": Posting from Word to Exchange Public Folder

    Filed Under "You Learn Something New Every Day": Posting from Word to Exchange Public Folder
    One of the many things I enjoy about my work is the constant learning and discovery.  Even if it's a 'small' discovery, as this one is, it's often enough to make a difference in a workday. I'm always looking for more efficient ways…
  • Apr 30

    Them’s The (Email) Rules!

    Them’s The (Email) Rules!
    My latest post is up at the ABA Law Technology Today blogPlease head off here to read the full post: A couple of weeks ago our offices installed a brand-spanking new VoIP phone system.  I've been geeking out for the last little…
Rank this Week: 689

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Nov 26

    CASL Software provisions explained – Sort of…

    CASL Software provisions explained – Sort of…
    I’ve had some time to reflect on the CASL software provisions as interpreted by the CRTC .  As I’ve said before, the CASL software consent provisions are tortuous and unclear, and if taken literally could cause huge problems…
  • Nov 17

    CRTC on CASL enforcement

    CRTC on CASL enforcement
    Some businesses seem to be ignoring the CASL anti-spam law.  Their attitude is that it’s been months since it’s been in force, nobody’s been fined, and there have been no public enforcement actions (other…
  • Nov 13

    elegal blog marks 10th anniversary

    elegal blog marks 10th anniversary
    November 16, 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of this blog – over 1500 posts since November 16, 2004. To put that in perspective, twitter was launched in March 2006,  Facebook didn’t open to non-college students until…
Rank this Week: 849

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
  • Nov 24

    Recent Acquisitions, November 17 – November 24, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, November 17 – November 24, 2014
    0 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library: Some books have cover images provided by Google. All other data © Osgoode Hall Law School.
  • Nov 17

    Recent Acquisitions, November 10 – November 17, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, November 10 – November 17, 2014
    0 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library: Some books have cover images provided by Google. All other data © Osgoode Hall Law School.
  • Nov 10

    Recent Acquisitions, November 3 – November 10, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, November 3 – November 10, 2014
    14 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 12 from 2014: K 236 F37 2014 A study of mixed legal systems : endangered, entrenched or blended Lund Humphries Publishers 2014 xiv, 256 pages ; 24 cm. K 3240 … Continue…
Rank this Week: 846

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Nov 7

    Law firm ownership and lawyer independence

    Law firm ownership and lawyer independence
    Malcolm Mercer, who’s been a driving force in the debate around legal service regulation changes in Canada, wrote a terrific post at Slaw titled “A Different Take on ABS – Proponents and Opponents Both Miss the…
  • Oct 31

    What leadership really mean

    What leadership really mean
    I recently had the opportunity to speak with John Kain, managing partner of Kain C + C Lawyers in Adelaide, Australia. John’s company (it’s an incorporated legal practice, not a firm), which specializes in high-end corporate,…
  • Oct 16

    Partner compensation: Start making sense

    Partner compensation: Start making sense
    I was chatting recently with a U.S. law firm managing partner, who asked me about the Canadian health-care system and how I’d compare it to its American counterpart. Stepping carefully around that minefield, I did…
Rank this Week: 860

Visaplace.com Canada & US…

Visaplace.com Canada & US Immigration Lawyers

Covers immigration issues for people seeking to migrate to Canada or the United States. By Niren & Associates.

http://www.visaplace.com/blog-immigration-law
  • Jul 11

    Federal Court of Appeal rules illegal immigrant has no right to free health care

    Federal Court of Appeal rules illegal immigrant has no right to free health care
    Illegal immigrant can’t get health care because she didn’t pay application fees A Grenadian woman who came to Canada in 1999 and remained in Toronto after her visitor visa expired has been denied free health care by the Federal Court of…
  • Jul 10

    Review our Immigration Services! How did we do for you?

    Review our Immigration Services! How did we do for you?
    We get a lot of traffic from our website. www.VisaPlace.com is one of the most popular immigration sites in North America and I would guess the world. Many of our clients find us online for Canadian and US immigration services. Of course our…
  • Jul 7

    Denied Entry to Canada: TRP approved and husband and wife united!

    Denied Entry to Canada: TRP approved and husband and wife united!
    Hi Shab, It was a little frightening but I got through immigration on Friday with a TRP valid until 31 July. Ron will scan and send the TRP to you first thing Monday morning and I presume we will have to get an application for an extension…
Rank this Week: 867

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/
  • Nov 26

    Desperate Passenger

    Desperate Passenger
    Say what you will about the Russians, but they are a tough bunch.
  • Nov 26

    Little Guy's Fight on Copyright

    Little Guy's Fight on Copyright
    The US Supreme Court case of Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is an interesting case from two perspective. First, the case opened the grey market for copyright. Now, someone can import copyrighted materials (usually cheaper) and sell…
  • Nov 25

    Thurgood Marshall Interview

    Thurgood Marshall Interview
    With all the goings on in Ferguson, I will leave the commentary and observations to others. Here, however, is an old interview with the great Thurgood Marshall, where we see some interesting aspects of his nuanced views:
Rank this Week: 983

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
  • Nov 26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-25
    Social media terms of service may be trumped by Canadian law http://t.co/HGrhOsu8V9 -> Regin computer spying malware has 'stealth' features, Symantec says http://t.co/BnlXAcsnGp -> Hacker claiming ties to Anonymous forces Toronto police…
  • Nov 25

    Proving copyright infringement: John Kaldor Fabricmaker v Lee Ann Fashion

    Proving copyright infringement: John Kaldor Fabricmaker v Lee Ann Fashion
    To prove copyright infringement, the claimant has the onus of proving two things: first the alleged infringer created his or her work by copying from the copyright owner’s work (copying in fact); second, that all or a substantial part…
  • Nov 25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-24

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-24
    CIGI Releases Key Resource in Ongoing Debate on Global Internet Policy and Governance http://t.co/RC6UIskuig -> Ottawa police, Supreme Court websites shut down after possible hack http://t.co/STBCluYGpT -> Facebook info sharing created…
Rank this Week: 944

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
  • Oct 3

    After thoroughly reviewing the law on the…

    After thoroughly reviewing the law on the defintion of "accident", the court concluded the insured's foolish attempt to take-off with only one functioning engine in a two-engine aircraft, resulting in a crash, was still an accident. Van Berlo…
  • Oct 3

    A clause excluding coverage for damage…

    A clause excluding coverage for damage arising out of the operation of attached equipment did not apply where the equipment was in use but not being directly controlled at the time of the accident. Dadey v. Insurance Corp. of British…
  • Oct 3

    Contrary to the trend towards tolerancy in…

    Contrary to the trend towards tolerancy in setting aside default judgments, an insurer's motion to set aside default judgment was dismissed. Kisel v. Intact Insurance Co., [2014] O.J. No. 3812, August 18, 2014, Ontario Supreme Court of…
Rank this Week: 1000

IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 887

Calgary Criminal Lawyers' Weekly

Calgary Criminal Lawyers' Weekly

Covers current developments of the criminal justice system in Calgary, Alberta. By Michael Bates.

http://calgarycriminallawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    What are the real costs of Civil Forfeiture?

    What are the real costs of Civil Forfeiture?
    It is easy to put up statistics and make yourself look good and the Alberta Attorney General / Solicitor General, Jonathan Denis, has just had help from the Calgary Herald / Edmonton Journal in a feel-good story about the province's Civil…
  • Aug 19

    Herald Editor Needs Hacker

    Herald Editor Needs Hacker
    Okay, maybe just some diligent fact-finding would do. I say this in response to the recent Herald editorial comment entitled "Impaired Judgment" which discusses the impaired driving sentencing decision of Alberta Provincial Court Judge Anne…
  • Jan 12

    Can I Trust You With My Life?

    Can I Trust You With My Life?
    Dear Sgt. Patrick Webb,As Alberta spokesman for the RCMP, I ask you this question. Can I trust the members of Canada's historic national police service with my life and the lives of my family?I expect that you will deliver an emphatic "Yes,…
Rank this Week: 966

Wines and Information Management…

Wines and Information Management (WIM)

In-house counsel blawg on e-disovery, the impact of IT on the law and vice versa, information/knowledge management and wines. By Dominic Jaar.

http://dominicjaar.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 891

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

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

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries Webinar on Contract Law

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries Webinar on Contract Law
    The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) is organizing a webinar on December 9, 2014 on contract law: "There are two goals: (i) to give a sense of what law school students study and learn in their first year contracts law class, …
  • Nov 25

    Auditor General Report on Library and Archives Canada

    Auditor General Report on Library and Archives Canada
    Federal Auditor General Michael Ferguson released his Fall 2014 report Tuesday which includes a critical audit of activities at Library and Archives Canada.Among the findings:Library and Archives Canada is not acquiring all the archival…
  • Nov 24

    Most Recent Issue of LawNow: Looking at Vulnerable Familie

    Most Recent Issue of LawNow: Looking at Vulnerable Familie
    The most recent issue of LawNow is available online.The magazine is published by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.The main section contains a number of features articles on vulnerable families.There is also a special report on…
Rank this Week: 1294

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

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

    No Law, Some Policy for Immigration Work visas Can Lead to Rejection

    No Law, Some Policy for Immigration Work visas Can Lead to Rejection
    A lot of laypersons  may be surprised to find out that some work visas are not based on law but on policy.  Policy is the least strong in the hierarchy of Law/Regulations/policy.   Some work permits based on policy…
  • Nov 18

    International mobility and labour market impact assessment

    International mobility and labour market impact assessment
    I recently attended a seminar on the “International Mobility” seminar, dealing with the entry of Foreign Nationals into Canada as temporary foreign workers.  The assessment of such workers has evolved.   …
  • Nov 10

    Stop the Polygamy!?

    Stop the Polygamy!?
    The proposed law, the alarmist and shrilly titled “Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act – Addressing Polygamy” will no doubt be a Great Tool for officers to refuse applications on the basis of misrepresentation…
Rank this Week: 1158

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/
  • Nov 25

    OSC and Competition Bureau sign MOU

    OSC and Competition Bureau sign MOU
    The OSC and the Competition Bureau announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding intended to promote cooperation between the two agencies. Specifically, the MOU deals with such issues as the exchange of information and…
  • Nov 24

    Globe and Mail publishes Board Games 2014

    Globe and Mail publishes Board Games 2014
    Earlier today, the Globe and Mail published Board Games 2014, its latest annual report on corporate governance among Canadian issuers. The report includes articles on topics such as gender diversity on Canadian boards and includes a…
  • Nov 21

    Alberta issues broader exemption to OTC issuer rule

    Alberta issues broader exemption to OTC issuer rule
    The Alberta Securities Commission yesterday published a blanket order to expand its exemption of certain issuers from the application of Multilateral Instrument 51-105 Issuers Quoted in the U.S. Over-the-Counter Markets. As we've previously…
Rank this Week: 1079

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Nov 24

    Common Employer Doctrine is Alive and Well

    Common Employer Doctrine is Alive and Well
    An Ontario judge in de Kever v. Nemato Corp. 2014 ONSC 6576 (CanLII) recently reviewed the law applicable to the so called common employer doctrine. Ms. de Kever sued for a declaration that all the Defendants were her common employer and she…
  • Sep 2

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage
    In most wrongful dismissal cases, the court is required to address the trifecta of issues: What is the applicable period of reasonable notice of termination to which the terminated employee is entitled following an application of the usual…
  • Aug 29

    Entitlement to Bonus Payments on Termination

    Entitlement to Bonus Payments on Termination
    Employers will sometimes include language such as the employee will only receive a bonus if he or she is employed on the date the bonus is paid out. Courts have shown some reluctance to enforce such arrangements. The issue was recently…
Rank this Week: 1116

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Nov 17

    Brent Kern Family Trust: FCA Dismisses Appeal

    Brent Kern Family Trust: FCA Dismisses Appeal
    In Brent Kern Family Trust v. The Queen (2014 FCA 230), the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed the taxpayer’s appeal with reasons delivered from the bench. The taxpayer had argued that the decision of Canada v. Sommerer (2012 FCA 207)…
  • Nov 13

    Brogan Family Trust: CRA Not Entitled to Notice of Rectification Application

    Brogan Family Trust: CRA Not Entitled to Notice of Rectification Application
    Is the CRA entitled to notice of a rectification application? In Brogan Family Trust (2014 ONSC 6354), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice said “no”, and dismissed the Crown’s motion to set aside an earlier rectification…
  • Nov 7

    Highlights from the Toronto Centre CRA & Tax Professionals Groups Breakfast Seminar (November 6, 2014)

    Highlights from the Toronto Centre CRA & Tax Professionals Groups Breakfast Seminar (November 6, 2014)
    On November 6, 2014 at the Toronto Centre Canada Revenue Agency & Tax Professionals Breakfast Seminar, representatives from the CRA provided an update on the Income Tax Rulings Directorate (“Rulings”) and discussed current…
Rank this Week: 1235

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Nov 13

    Congratulations to Our Lucky iPad Air 2 Winner!

    Congratulations to Our Lucky iPad Air 2 Winner!
    The Aird & Berlis LLP Condo Group thanks everyone who visited us at our booth at the ACMO/CCI – Toronto Condo Conference last week. We had hundreds of entries to win an iPad Air 2. Congratulations to Salim Pradhan of Brookfield…
  • Nov 5

    Visit Booth 518 for a Chance to Win an iPad Air 2

    Visit Booth 518 for a Chance to Win an iPad Air 2
    The 18th Annual ACMO/CCI-T Condominium Conference takes place this Friday and Saturday at the Toronto Congress Centre. While you’re there, be sure to visit Denise Lash and her team at Booth 518 for fun activities and a chance…
  • Oct 30

    Jason Rivait Quoted in Law Time

    Jason Rivait Quoted in Law Time
    Jason Rivait was quoted in the article “Focus: Airbnb changing condo landscape,” which appeared in Law Times. Airbnb is an online service that connects hosts with spare bedrooms or entire homes, condominium units, apartments,…
Rank this Week: 1119

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Covers Canadian legal forms. By Michael Carabash.

http://www.dynamiclegalforms.com/blog/
  • Sep 2

    You want improvements? I’m listening…

    You want improvements? I’m listening…
    The Will-O-Matic is, in my humble opinion, the best online automated software on the Internet in Canada, Australia and the UK.  It’s very easy to use, comprehensive and flexible and educates users along the way.  It’s so…
  • May 5

    How to Write a Will

    How to Write a Will
    How to Write a Will Look, if you’re looking to write your own Will, you’ve come to the right place: Introducing…The Will-O-Matic Wizard CLICK “Get Started” button now… The Will-O-Matic is a very dynamic,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1050

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

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

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1405

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/
  • Nov 23

    Inheritance tension: why more families may be headed for court

    Inheritance tension: why more families may be headed for court
    CBC News is carrying an excellent article about inheritance and resulting disputes. I wish I could say it was all doom and gloom, but after 30 years in the industry I have to say that disputes and struggles are the norm, not the exception.…
  • Nov 22

    Beneficiary and executor at a stalemate over signing of Release

    Beneficiary and executor at a stalemate over signing of Release
    I often receive questions about the release forms that are to be signed by beneficiaries. Here is one from a reader that I've heard more than once, that should be of interest to many of you. "Is there a standard release form ? I have…
  • Nov 15

    It's "Make a Will Month"

    It's "Make a Will Month"
    Do you have a valid, up-to-date will? If not, why not? The Ontario Bar Association has designated November as "Make a Will" month to encourage people to look into getting wills put into place. Advocatedaily.com has an article that…
Rank this Week: 1403

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Law library information by Canadian Law Librarian Connie Crosby.

http://conniecrosby.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 14

    Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: My Chapters Now Available

    Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: My Chapters Now Available
    Earlier this  year I was very pleased to contribute to the book Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: The View from the Inside, edited by Ulla de Stricker and published by IGI Global.The official description from the…
  • Nov 13

    Email Policies - Some Resource

    Email Policies - Some Resource
    I think a lot about governance in projects I work on: who is going to do what, who is going to oversee it, and how things will be maintained. A big piece of the picture are policies, guidelines and procedures. Without this type of…
  • Aug 23

    Announcing Social Media Engagement Certificate at University of Toronto - On-line Courses Start Sept. 9th

    Announcing Social Media Engagement Certificate at University of Toronto - On-line Courses Start Sept. 9th
    I have more project news to share:I am excited to announce a new Social Media Engagement certificate through the iSchool Institute at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto that Daniel Lee and I will be teaching starting in…
Rank this Week: 1452

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 7

    Quickscribe 2.0 Features Expert Annotation

    Quickscribe 2.0 Features Expert Annotation
    Better late than never - that's how we feel about mentioning Quickscribe 2.0, the new and revamped version of its popular online BC legislation platform, which officially debuted in mid-August. The system has been redesigned with the theme of…
  • Oct 3

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for September 2014

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for September 2014
    One Quickscribe Manual update to share this month: the BC Forest Legislation Manual. A quick reminder, too, that free daily updates to BC legislation can be found at www.bclegislation.ca, operated by Quickscribe.
  • Sep 25

    Need to brush up on your legislative research skills?

    Need to brush up on your legislative research skills?
    Unless you do legislative research on a regular basis, it's easy to get a little rusty. But here's your chance to refresh your skills with tips and strategies from the pros, Tracy McLean and Alex McNeur of Courthouse Libraries BC.A free…
Rank this Week: 1414

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Oct 1

    Canadian Intellectual Property Office posts proposed amendments to Trade-marks Regulation

    Canadian Intellectual Property Office posts proposed amendments to Trade-marks Regulation
    The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has today posted proposed amendments to the Trade-marks Regulations at http://bit.ly/1xCOIEj  The consultation period for these proposed amendments is from October 1 to November…
  • Aug 27

    CIPO’s acceptable wares and services entries: added to TMClass, made Trilateral friendly

    CIPO’s acceptable wares and services entries: added to TMClass, made Trilateral friendly
    CIPO has announced two interesting changes regarding its Wares and Services Manual. TMClass First, CIPO-approved entries have now been added to TMClass, a multi-jurisdictional database of acceptable goods and services claims maintained…
  • Jun 11

    Official Marks Up For Review

    Official Marks Up For Review
    A Private Members Bill was introduced in Canada’s federal parliament yesterday, which, if passed, will result in significant amendments to the official mark provisions in the Trade-marks Act.  Section 9(1)(n)(iii) of that Act…
Rank this Week: 1574

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer…

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.halifaxpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 4

    Two not-so-secret weapons for ensuring fair compensation for families of wrongful death victims and how one family received $925,000

    Two not-so-secret weapons for ensuring fair compensation for families of wrongful death victims and how one family received $925,000
    After reading about the three recent fatal accidents on Nova Scotia highways in the last two weeks, I was talking with my law partner, Brian Hebert about the challenges of pursuing wrongful death claims in Nova Scotia. Brian had some…
  • Aug 25

    John McKiggan named to Best Lawyers Canada

    John McKiggan named to Best Lawyers Canada
    I have learned I have been selected for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada in the field of personal injury litigation. I have to say I am proud of being selected because, unlike many lawyers directories, selection is…
  • Aug 1

    What is a Pecuniary Loss in a Nova Scotia Personal Injury Claim?

    What is a Pecuniary Loss in a Nova Scotia Personal Injury Claim?
    One of the most popular articles on this blog is one that I wrote in July 2010 “What is a Pecuniary Loss in a Personal Injury Claim?” The article has received thousands of page views since it was published so the topic is one that…
Rank this Week: 1418

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal…

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal Research

Provides tips on Canadian legal research.

http://mireau.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 10

    New "small" for small claim

    New "small" for small claim
    The Alberta Provincial Court Civil Division monetary limit has been raised to $50,000 with this regulation amendment. Effective August 1, 2014 a small claim is not so small.
  • Jun 18

    Survey: Alberta Law Librarie

    Survey: Alberta Law Librarie
    Attention: Law librariansThe Law Society of Alberta is seeking input from the legal community on our future involvement in funding of Alberta Law Libraries. The consultation will solicit input from practicing lawyers, the judiciary, law…
  • Jun 12

    Alberta Queen's Printer Stakeholder Survey

    Alberta Queen's Printer Stakeholder Survey
    Josette McEachern and I were among a group who participated in a stakeholder session this week about the Alberta Queen's Printer products and services.  To assist with results based budgeting, the QP is looking for feedback about how…
Rank this Week: 1494

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Jun 11

    A medical perspective on Estate matters – a chastened viewpoint

    A medical perspective on Estate matters – a chastened viewpoint
    I am very pleased to join the Allaboutestates blog to add a perspective on the role of the physician in estate matters. I recall vividly the first time I was asked in court: “Dr. Shulman, in your opinion did Mr. X have testamentary…
  • Jun 10

    Who is Your Daddy?

    Who is Your Daddy?
    I think it is safe to say that the concept of “family” is a foundational principle in estate planning. I think it is also safe to say that, when asked, all of us would have a very clear understanding of what is meant by the term…
  • Jun 9

    POA- Personal Care: Part 1/2

    POA- Personal Care: Part 1/2
    My work is with the living. POA’s are critical documents that are designed to support your wishes, while you are alive. Wills deal with your wishes, after you are dead.
Rank this Week: 1617

Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

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

http://www.ontariofamilylawblog.com
  • Mar 22

    Top Five Reasons Why You Need a Will

    Top Five Reasons Why You Need a Will
    by Toni Nieuwhof “Oh yeah, I need to make that appointment.”  I hear this so frequently from successful people who generally have made sound financial choices.  Let’s face it – it’s difficult to conjure…
  • Mar 20

    Smart Divorce Option

    Smart Divorce Option
    Most separations and divorces are stressful and painful. You can choose to make it better or worse by the process you choose to use. The following are your choices.    Collaborative Practice Collaborative Practice is a…
  • Mar 18

    Post-Secondary Education and Child Support

    Post-Secondary Education and Child Support
    Does child support end when a child reach age 18 years? Our lawyer Lynn Kirwin answers this question in detail.  The courts have recognized that financial dependency does not end upon a child turning 18.  Under the Divorce act and…
Rank this Week: 1589

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: 1683

Law, Eh? Canadian Law School

Law, Eh? Canadian Law School

By Adam Letourneau.

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

    The Going Rate

    The Going Rate
    I came across a 2010 legal fees survey conducted by Canadian Lawyer's Magazine (see here). I found it quite fascinating to go through, and wondered if it might be a useful resource when meeting with clients - especially when they are asking…
  • Feb 5

    Tips for lawyers re-qualifying in Canada

    Tips for lawyers re-qualifying in Canada
    Read about re-qualifying as a lawyer in Canada here (Lawyer's Weekly).
  • Feb 5

    Law School in Canada vs. USA

    Law School in Canada vs. USA
    The McGill TribuneBy Elisa Muyl"For students who have had their hearts set on going to law school since childhood, David Segal's recent New York Times article, "Is Law School a Losing Game?" offered a familiar but oft-ignored warning: law…
Rank this Week: 1564