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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Oct 23

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Oliphant on Creeping Monism in Charter Interpretation

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Oliphant on Creeping Monism in Charter Interpretation
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
  • Oct 23

    Don’t Let Your Strategic Plan Become a Very Expensive Bookend!

    Don’t Let Your Strategic Plan Become a Very Expensive Bookend!
    My firm was recently retained by a client to assist with their Strategic Planning process. During the “interview stage” of our relationship, the Managing Partner went to great lengths to have me explain my process and style. We…
  • Oct 22

    Does #A2J Need a Strategic Plan?

    Does #A2J Need a Strategic Plan?
    I’m in the midst of preparing a presentation for Manitoba’s upcoming Pitblado Lectures describing various online and new media approaches to access to justice. In doing so, I have been struck by the range and variety of players in…
Rank this Week: 29

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 43

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Recent Meeting Between Canadian Library Association Exec and Library and Archives Canada Management

    Recent Meeting Between Canadian Library Association Exec and Library and Archives Canada Management
    Late last month, the Executive Council of the Canadian Library Association (CLA) met with senior management of Library and Archives Canada (LAC), including Dr. Guy Berthiaume, the LAC's new head.The CLA has published a summary of the…
  • Oct 20

    Former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Louise Arbour Inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame

    Former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Louise Arbour Inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame
    The Honourable Louise Arbour, who was a Supreme Court of Canada justice from 1999 to 2004, was recently inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.Madam Justice Arbour has also worked as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Chief…
  • Oct 17

    September/October 2014 Issue of AALL Spectrum

    September/October 2014 Issue of AALL Spectrum
    The September/October 2014 issue of AALL Spectrum, a monthly publication of the American Association of Law Libraries, is available. Among this month's selection of articles:Public Relations: Outstanding Achievements: "The marketing strategy…
Rank this Week: 82

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/
  • Oct 23

    Intellectual Property – Why it’s Fashionable to Consider when Estate Planning.

    Intellectual Property – Why it’s Fashionable to Consider when Estate Planning.
    Much to the sadness of many celebrities, socialites, fashionistas and even politicians, world renowned fashion designer, Oscar de la Renta, passed away on Monday, October 20, 2014, from complications with cancer.  Mr. de la Renta was 82…
  • Oct 22

    End-of-life Wishes Should Be Communicated Early

    End-of-life Wishes Should Be Communicated Early
    The controversial topic of life support and when to “pull the plug” is likely to ignite debate wherever it is raised. The issue involves aspects of morality, religion, science, and, of course, law. This complicated philosophical…
  • Oct 21

    Hull on Estates #393 – Law reform and small estate

    Hull on Estates #393 – Law reform and small estate
    Listen to Hull on Estates #393 – Law reform and small estates Today on Hull on Estates, David M Smith and Joshua Eisen discuss potential legislative developments for easier administration of estates at the federal and provincial level.…
Rank this Week: 90

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: 142

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

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

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, October 23, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, October 23, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, October 23, 2014:Slava Voynov's lawyer says Kings defenceman 'never hit the woman' - Toronto Sun Toronto lawyer to be sentenced for fraud | Toronto & GTA |…
  • Oct 23

    The Ultimate Guide to Being a Mobile Road Warrior

    The Ultimate Guide to Being a Mobile Road Warrior
    Today is the OBA TECHxpo at Toronto. My good friend Bob Tarantino and I will be presenting "The Ultimate Guide to Being a Mobile Road Warrior:"With the right tools you can work on anything, anywhere, anytime. Come to this session to…
  • Oct 22

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, October 22, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, October 22, 2014How libel chill is quashing negative online reviewsPennsylvania Supreme Court suspends one of its own in porn scandal Suit claims NY…
Rank this Week: 164

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: 186

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/
  • Oct 22

    “Short Fuse” Formal Settlement Offer Triggers Double Cost

    “Short Fuse” Formal Settlement Offer Triggers Double Cost
    Reasons for judgment were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, addressing whether a formal settlement offer open for only 3 days could trigger costs consequences. In today’s case (Henry v. Bennett) the Plaintiff…
  • Oct 17

    Court Criticizes Doctor As Being “An Advocate For ICBC”

    Court Criticizes Doctor As Being “An Advocate For ICBC”
    Adding to this site’s archives of judicial criticism of ‘advocate’ expert witnesses, reasons for judgement were released today  by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry rejecting the evidence of a defence expert on…
  • Oct 14

    Passenger 35% To Blame For Riding With Impaired Driver

    Passenger 35% To Blame For Riding With Impaired Driver
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, addressing contributory negligence for a passenger who rides with an impaired motorist involved in a collision. In today’s case (Telford v. Hogan)…
Rank this Week: 215

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/
  • Oct 19

    Provinces spend millions each year to ensure that Canadians get a proper burial

    Provinces spend millions each year to ensure that Canadians get a proper burial
    What happens when a person dies in Canada, but cannot be identified? And what if their identity is known, but they have no money for a funeral? What if their loved ones won't get involved? In Alberta alone, last year there were 1,577…
  • Oct 18

    Ontario woman and her husband charged with elder abuse of her mother

    Ontario woman and her husband charged with elder abuse of her mother
    There is a very sad, very serious case being heard in court in Ontario this week. Viola Simonds was in her 70s and had dementia and other medical issues. Her daughter and son-in-law had a Power of Attorney for Personal Care for Ms. Simonds.…
  • Oct 18

    Great response to For My Family, With Love

    Great response to For My Family, With Love
    I'm pleased to report that the initial response to my new workbook entitled For My Family, With Love has been all positive! Thanks to those of you who have checked it out. I'm always open to hearing feedback about your use of this book (or…
Rank this Week: 233

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 291

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Oct 17

    Appeal Court Rejects Pollution Exclusion in Oil Overflow

    Appeal Court Rejects Pollution Exclusion in Oil Overflow
    In O’Byrne et al. v. Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Company (Lindsay), 2014 ONCA 543, the Ontario Court of Appeal has forced an insurer to pay for a fuel oil cleanup after a spill, despite a pollution exclusion clause.…
  • Oct 15

    Fossil fuel divestment catching on?

    Fossil fuel divestment catching on?
    Is the tide turning on fossil fuel divestment? Climate Week featured promises, by some big mainstream investors, to start divesting from fossil fuels. Notable announcements included the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, which was built on the…
  • Oct 14

    New Biodiversity Treaty in effect this week

    New Biodiversity Treaty in effect this week
    Fair sharing of biodiversity: The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization, under the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity (CBD), enters into force this…
Rank this Week: 295

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 16

    The Access Copyright Post-Secondary Hearing – the Narrowing Space Twixt the Rock and Hard Place

    The Access Copyright Post-Secondary Hearing – the Narrowing Space Twixt the Rock and Hard Place
    As I have suggested before in some detail on April 11, 2014, the Copyright Board is caught between a rock and hard place on the Access Copyright (“AC”) Post-Secondary file and the gap is narrowing.  The withdrawal of the two…
  • Oct 15

    Copyright, Campaigns and Lots of Other “C” Word

    Copyright, Campaigns and Lots of Other “C” Word
    (Wherein Rick Mercer Goes Remarkably Rogue re Reliability and his Research Resourcefulness: Warning - this Rant is Hazardous to the State of Canadian Journalism and Rick's Otherwise Respected Role Therein) Countless…
  • Oct 10

    Copyright And Political Ads: Insight Into a Certain "Consortium"

    Copyright And Political Ads: Insight Into a Certain "Consortium"
    The news networks themselves are emerging as a major element in the unfolding story of copyright, campaigns and political ads. It seems that this is getting to be less about copyright and more about a certain "consortium". Regarding the…
Rank this Week: 344

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Oct 15

    Android 5.0 Lollipop has arrived

    Android 5.0 Lollipop has arrived
    Anyone who wants the latest and greatest tablet is in luck. Google just announced the release of its new Android 5.0 Lollipop OS, and a new Nexus 9 tablet, Nexus 6 phone, and Nexus Player streaming media player.  Lollipop will…
  • Oct 14

    Randy Bachman this weekend at Orchestra London’s Red Hot Weekend

    Randy Bachman this weekend at Orchestra London’s Red Hot Weekend
    Randy Bachman (Guess Who, Bachman-Turner Overdrive) performs with Orchestra London this Friday and Saturday night in his first ever performance with an orchestra. More info is in James Reaney’s column where he says: A new project,…
  • Oct 8

    October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

    October is Cyber Security Awareness Month
    The goal of Cyber Security Awareness Month is to remind us to guard against cyber threats.  The Canadian Government getcybersafe website has resources to describe the risks and suggest ways to protect against things such as…
Rank this Week: 397

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/
  • Oct 14

    Can a Negative Employment Reference be Defamation?

    Can a Negative Employment Reference be Defamation?
    I recently completed Chapter 18 of my forthcoming book The Law of Work, called “Tort Law and Work“.  Torts are usually treated as peripheral in texts on work law.  There is reference to torts here and there in the…
  • Oct 10

    Should Employers Be Permitted to Discriminate on the Basis of Appearance?

    Should Employers Be Permitted to Discriminate on the Basis of Appearance?
    An Edmonton woman who says she’s being discriminated against because she has 22 visible piercings is reigniting the debate about workplace dress codes.  Kendra Behringer, 24, complained that one prospective employer threw out her…
  • Oct 2

    Texts as Evidence in Human Rights Case

    Texts as Evidence in Human Rights Case
    Ever sent a quick text to someone without really thinking too carefully about the implications of what you are saying? It is now commonplace for text messages to be entered as evidence in legal Everything you text can become evidence in a…
Rank this Week: 398

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/
  • Oct 16

    Continuing Legal Education Society Presentation on "Reining in the Rogue Trustee/Executor"

    Continuing Legal Education Society Presentation on "Reining in the Rogue Trustee/Executor"
    I am going to be speaking at the Continuing Legal Education Society course, Estate Litigation Update - 2014, next week on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, B.C. the course goes from 9:00 am to…
  • Oct 13

    John Poyser’s Capacity and Undue Influence

    John Poyser’s Capacity and Undue Influence
    John E. S. Poyser has written a remarkable textbook, Capacity and Undue Influence, published this year by Thomas Reuters Canada Limited. The book is about gratuitous wealth transfers including by will, beneficiary designations, through…
  • Oct 2

    Supreme Court of Canada Strikes down British Columbia’s Court Hearing Fees!

    Supreme Court of Canada Strikes down British Columbia’s Court Hearing Fees!
    I don’t use exclamation marks often. This may be the first one in my blog. But I am very pleased with the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada released this morning in The Trial Lawyers Association of BritishColumbia v. British…
Rank this Week: 455

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/
Rank this Week: 458

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • 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…
  • Aug 8

    Dangers of Fixed Term Contract

    Dangers of Fixed Term Contract
    Fixed term contracts can be valuable tools for managing short term or temporary assignments, but can be dangerous and costly to employers. There are many ways that these types of employment arrangements can go sideways with significant…
Rank this Week: 499

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

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

    News Roundup - October 23, 2014

    News Roundup - October 23, 2014
    CanadaAlleged Ottawa gunman had history of problems with the law, Toronto StarCalgary man pleads not guilty to murder of his parents, Calgary HeraldB.C. man files lawsuit over threats of being cursed, The ProvinceUnited StatesCourt hears…
  • Oct 22

    Ottawa courts, law firms in holding pattern

    Ottawa courts, law firms in holding pattern
    The shootings on Parliament Hill have shut down courthouses and placed a number of downtown Ottawa law firms in lockdown.The Ottawa Courthouse on Elgin Street, which is around 450 metres away from the War Memorial, is locked down, as is the…
  • Oct 22

    News Roundup - October 22, 2014

    News Roundup - October 22, 2014
    CanadaProvincial court judge finds rights of RCMP officer accused of impaired driving were violated, The ProvinceCrown stays criminal charge against Mount Royal University professor accused of forcible confinement, Calgary HeraldLawyer and…
Rank this Week: 532

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: 541

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/
  • Oct 21

    BC Rancher conviction for shooting neighbour's dog set aside; new trial ordered

    BC Rancher conviction for shooting neighbour's dog set aside; new trial ordered
    In June, 2011, a BC rancher shot and killed her neighbour's dog.  She was later charged under Section 445(1) of the Criminal Code.  At trial, the rancher claimed the dog had attacked her cattle and relied upon Section 11.1(2) of…
  • Oct 20

    "Shared water does not necessarily make good neighbours" Part 2 - The Appeal

    "Shared water does not necessarily make good neighbours" Part 2 - The Appeal
    In September, 2013, I wrote about a case involving the post-purchase discovery of an underground waterline on a farm.  The purchaser of a 97-acre hobby farm did not know that the vendor, who retained a three-acre parcel next to the farm…
  • Oct 15

    Court declines to find that shared driveway right-of-way was abandoned

    Court declines to find that shared driveway right-of-way was abandoned
    The drawing above shows three adjacent residential properties in Toronto (in blue, pink and yellow) along with a right-of-way that is shared by the three properties (in green).  The street adjacent to the three properties runs down the…
Rank this Week: 548

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
  • Oct 23

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-22

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-22
    Judge refuses to deport person who exposed potential cyber attacks on US nuclear facilities http://t.co/0RIfwXSxGa – very scary facts -> RT @UK_Lawyers: Facebook Sues DLA Piper http://t.co/taucUDzAyr via @atlblog #lawsuit…
  • Oct 22

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-21

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-21
    Court orders preliminary discovery of source code – News & Policy – Australian Copyright Council http://t.co/1tvAWPj3t3 -> Did corporate Canada kill anti-patent trolling law in Canada? http://t.co/KNPjuQRLqP -> Creation…
  • Oct 21

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-20

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-20
    Cambridge, Oxford, Sage v GSU Appeals court overturns finding of fair use http://t.co/QF45fOhUbQ -> Negative online reviews can lead to threats of legal action from targeted businesses http://t.co/HtNAiZqizF -> How foreign online…
Rank this Week: 570

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Oct 17

    Presentation: Wearables under Canadian law

    Presentation: Wearables under Canadian law
    I had the pleasure of speaking to the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice's annual conference this week in St. John's. My second panel presentation was emerging issues and I focused on wearables. My presentation is here:
  • Oct 17

    Presentation: Right to be forgotten in Canada? Not so fast ...

    Presentation: Right to be forgotten in Canada? Not so fast ...
    I had the pleasure of speaking to the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice's annual conference this week in St. John's. My first panel presentation was on the collision between privacy and freedom of expression in the form of…
  • Oct 14

    Two weeks until the Canadian Bar Association 5th Annual Privacy and Access Law Symposium

    Two weeks until the Canadian Bar Association 5th Annual Privacy and Access Law Symposium
    Only a short time until the Canadian Bar Association's 5th Annual Privacy and Access Law Symposium in Ottawa at the end of the month. The conference is uniformly excellent with great speakers. Topics include: Implementing Canada's new…
Rank this Week: 579

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 584

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: 643

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/
  • Oct 22

    Employer’s legal obligation to manage domestic violence at work

    Employer’s legal obligation to manage domestic violence at work
    Domestic violence can begin in the home, but it can navigate its way to the workplace and employers have a legal obligation to manage it head on. This can be done by implementing procedures and policies that both protect the victims of…
  • Oct 22

    Teacher dismissed after 40 year-old risqué films discovered

    Teacher dismissed after 40 year-old risqué films discovered
    Recently, 73 year-old Jacqueline Laurent Auger was dismissed from her place of employment at a Montreal prestigious private school, based on 40 year-old soft porn discovered by her students. This case is appealing in that it involves a former…
  • Oct 21

    The ‘genius’ class action lawsuit by the Canadian Hockey League

    The ‘genius’ class action lawsuit by the Canadian Hockey League
    The lawsuit filed last week by the junior hockey players against the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) has been classified by Toronto employment lawyer, Daniel Lublin, as ‘genius’.  After all, it is the first case where junior…
Rank this Week: 688

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: 724

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: 739

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Oct 22

    How Family Law Court Costs Escalate…

    How Family Law Court Costs Escalate…
    One of the main reasons the middle class is abandoning family courts in droves is because of the bank-draining costs of litigation. While it may appear straight forward to bring a claim for parenting or child support, there are a myriad of…
  • Oct 21

    Nevada Media Tells Tale of Vancouver Same-Sex Divorce Debacle

    Nevada Media Tells Tale of Vancouver Same-Sex Divorce Debacle
    Television station KLAS Las Vegas featured a story last evening that told of a “divorce debacle” in our British Columbia Supreme Court. Earlier this year I was retained by a woman in Nevada who, like many others, took advantage of…
  • Oct 21

    Nevada Media Tells Tale of Vancouver Same-Sex Divorce Debacle

    Nevada Media Tells Tale of Vancouver Same-Sex Divorce Debacle
    Television station KLAS Las Vegas featured a story last evening that told of a “divorce debacle” in our British Columbia Supreme Court. Earlier this year I was retained by a woman in Nevada who, like many others, took advantage of…
Rank this Week: 761

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

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

    Turkey Health, Safety Environment Legal Compliance Audit Protocol

    Turkey Health, Safety Environment Legal Compliance Audit Protocol
    In partnership with our affiliate, Isosceles Group, we are happy to announce the addition of audit protocols for legal compliance to environmental, health and safety standards and laws in Turkey. A rising economic power and a wonderful place…
  • Oct 20

    Brazil Health, Safety, Environment Compliance Legal Audit Protocol

    Brazil Health, Safety, Environment Compliance Legal Audit Protocol
    In partnership with our affiliate, Isosceles Group, we are happy to announce the addition of audit protocols for legal compliance to environmental, health and safety standards and laws in the Brazil. This template and templates for over 30…
  • Oct 18

    China Health, Safety, Environment Compliance Legal Audit Protocol

    China Health, Safety, Environment Compliance Legal Audit Protocol
    In partnership with our affiliate, Isosceles Group, we are happy to announce the addition of audit protocols for legal compliance to environmental, health and safety standards and laws in the China. Download a PDF Preview of the China health…
Rank this Week: 782

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: 825

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: 894

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: 950

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/
  • Oct 22

    Ottawa Shooting

    Ottawa Shooting
    By now, everyone knows what has happened in Ottawa. Not much to add, other than say here is CBC's live updates, and here is the Twitter coverage.
  • Oct 22

    Against Youth Curfew

    Against Youth Curfew
    The case against youth curfews. I am not sure why towns enact any sort of curfew other than to control its citizenry. The notion that the public space that publicly owned can be restricted by a bunch of councillors is...
  • Oct 22

    Civil Forefeiture in Vega

    Civil Forefeiture in Vega
    More civil forefeiture adventures south of the border (and yes - to be clear, none of this has happened in Canada yet): Calling their conduct “constitutionally abhorrent,” a federal judge recently chided government prosecutors for working…
Rank this Week: 982

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: 1006

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 24

    TN Visa → Green Card Based on Marriage to U.S. Citizen (~4 Month Process)

    TN Visa → Green Card Based on Marriage to U.S. Citizen (~4 Month Process)
    Green CardCase Info.Case History / Issues:Applicant was a Canadian citizen, and held TN visa status. Applicant subsequently married a U.S. citizen.Strategy:Reviewed case to ensure no preconceived intent issues, or potential employment gap or…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1079

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Oct 22

    California District Court Finds Threat of Future Harm Sufficient to Confer Article III Standing in Data Breach Action

    California District Court Finds Threat of Future Harm Sufficient to Confer Article III Standing in Data Breach Action
    In a departure from the mounting body of case law finding that the “increased risk of future harm” is insufficient to confer Article III standing on victims of a data breach, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of…
  • Oct 19

    Ilinois Federal Court Grants Neiman Marcus’ Motion

    Ilinois Federal Court Grants Neiman Marcus’ Motion
    Once again, a court finds that data breach plaintiffs do not have the requisite Article III constitutional standing to pursue civil action against a retailer – itself the victim of a cyber attack. Last month, the United States District…
  • Oct 10

    California Amends Data Breach Law

    California Amends Data Breach Law
    On September 30, 2014, California joined the trend and enacted amendments to its data security laws. First, the new law expands its scope to third-party service providers and businesses that do not just “own or license personal…
Rank this Week: 1176

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
  • Oct 22

    Libraries Celebrate Open Access Week with screening of “The Internet’s Own Boy”

    Libraries Celebrate Open Access Week with screening of “The Internet’s Own Boy”
    York University Libraries will celebrate International Open Access Week from Oct. 20 to 26. Open Access Week is a global campaign that promotes open access as an ideal for the dissemination of scholarship and research. On Oct. 24,…
  • Oct 20

    Recent Acquisitions, October 13 – October 20, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, October 13 – October 20, 2014
    11 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 8 from 2014: K 3264 C65 T86 2015 Balancing privacy and free speech : unwanted attention in the age of social media Routledge 2015 xiv, 222 pages ; 24 cm. … Continue…
  • Oct 13

    Recent Acquisitions, October 6 – October 13, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, October 6 – October 13, 2014
    49 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 41 from 2014: K 1066 F56 2014 Self-regulation and legalization : making global rules for banks and corporations Palgrave Macmillan 2014 xvi, 239 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.…
Rank this Week: 1182

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1189

IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1231

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: 1299

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Covers upcoming and decided appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. By McCarthy Tétrault LLP

http://www.canadianappeals.com
Rank this Week: 1337

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

http://patentlibrarian.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 31

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013
    The USPTO issued 305,081 patents in 2013, an increase of 10.2 percent over 2012. The agency also published 347,148 utility and plant patent applications, an increase of 4.7 percent over the previous year. The total number of U.S. patent…
  • Dec 29

    Tangle toy puzzle

    Tangle toy puzzle
    A few days ago I took my four-year old daughter to get a flu shot. As a reward for being brave and not crying (too much) the nurse gave her a puzzle-toy called a Tangle(R). Turns out it was patented in 1985 (US 4509929) by Richard Zawitz.…
  • Dec 29

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago
    Canadian newspaperman Joseph Coyle invented the humble egg carton nearly one hundred years ago. Coyle was not the first inventor to tackle the problem of transporting eggs safely, but his carton design, which he patented in the US (US1269394)…
Rank this Week: 1348

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Oct 17

    To Rent or Not to Rent

    To Rent or Not to Rent
    Condo owners who want to rent their units should be aware that certain steps are required before doing so. Directors and managers may want to pass along this information to their residents. Click here and look at my most recent article on…
  • Oct 15

    Click Here for a Video Message from Denise Lash

    Click Here for a Video Message from Denise Lash
    Enjoy this personal video message from Aird & Berlis LLP Condo Partner, Denise Lash.  
  • Oct 9

    Changes to Ontario Building Code – Six Storey Wood Building

    Changes to Ontario Building Code – Six Storey Wood Building
    The Ontario government recently announced that it was introducing changes to the Ontario Building Code (effective January 1, 2015) that will allow wood-frame buildings to be built up to six stories (the previous limit was…
Rank this Week: 1354

Venture Law Lines

Venture Law Lines

Venture capital and startup business advice. By Suzie Dingwall Williams.

http://venturelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    When University Commercialization Offices Turn Troll

    When University Commercialization Offices Turn Troll
    Bloomberg reports that the patent licensing office at the University of New Mexico has launched a lawsuit against Intel alleging infringement of a UNM patent for a process of making circuit boards.The lawsuit comes on the heels of rumoured…
  • Nov 16

    What to do When Blackberry KIKs You to the Curb

    What to do When Blackberry KIKs You to the Curb
    This morning the blogosphere was abuzz with news that Blackberry had removed KIK from the Blackberry APP World store, without apparently providing any reason for doing so. It's not clear whether this is actually the case, but let's assume for…
  • Sep 23

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd
    The value of a severance agreements for departing CEOs lies not only in how much they promise to pay, but in what protection it preserves. Mark Hurd's agreement with HP sets out some of the subtleties that you should ensure your own…
Rank this Week: 1496

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Covers recent trends, court decisions, and condo-related news. By Gardiner Miller Arnold LLP.

http://www.ontariocondolaw.com/
  • Sep 3

    Learn to terminate condo corporations like a pro

    Learn to terminate condo corporations like a pro
    It is estimated that almost 9,000 condo corporations have been created in Ontario since 1967, but no more than a half dozen have ever been terminated. To explore a relatively obscure but increasingly important area of our condo law, the Real…
  • Aug 29

    Condo Act reformer moves on to new challenge

    Condo Act reformer moves on to new challenge
    After this long weekend, many of us following Ontario’s Condo Act Review process will refocus on the imminent tabling of a draft new Condo Act. Those involved in the review process found it to be an innovative and interesting one that…
  • Jul 10

    Rejecting meeting requisitions on minor technical grounds is a major foul

    Rejecting meeting requisitions on minor technical grounds is a major foul
    The recent Ontario Superior Court case of Hogan v. MTCC 595 demonstrates that some condo boards have not yet read the memo about being responsive to unit owners and exercising common sense. Headshaker cases like this one are worth…
Rank this Week: 1563