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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jun 22

    Fifth Bibliography on Access to Justice From National Self-Represented Litigants Project

    Fifth Bibliography on Access to Justice From National Self-Represented Litigants Project
    The National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP) has published Version 5 of its Access to Justice Annotated Bibliography. From the description on the NSRLP website: “Version 5 of the Access to Justice Annotated Bibliography…
  • Jun 22

    vLex Canada Open for Busine

    vLex Canada Open for Busine
    Well, the wait is over. Just in case you haven’t been watching, Maritime Law Book is now Compass and Compass introduced vLex Canada. There are some interesting and useful delighters with vLex Canada Open. Delighter #1 – No…
  • Jun 22

    Lessons Learned in Criminal Law

    Lessons Learned in Criminal Law
    I recently read Adam Dodek’s post for Slaw entitled “Letter to A Future Lawyer” where he provides some great words of advice to those being called to the bar. The piece reminded me of a document that I kept on my laptop…
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: 42

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    Overview of Canadian Cannabis Law

    Overview of Canadian Cannabis Law
    Toronto-based lawyer Matt Maurer (profile on the Minden Gross LLP website) published a post on Slaw.ca that provides a Coast to Coast Provincial Cannabis Legislation Update: "While it is still early days with the Cannabis Act having only been…
  • Jun 21

    Fifth Bibliography on Access to Justice from National Self-Represented Litigants Project

    Fifth Bibliography on Access to Justice from National Self-Represented Litigants Project
    The National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP) has published Version 5 of its Access to Justice Annotated Bibliography.From the description on the NSRLP website: "Version 5 of the Access to Justice Annotated Bibliography includes…
  • Jun 20

    Senate Committee Report on Combatting Delays in the Justice System

    Senate Committee Report on Combatting Delays in the Justice System
    Last week, the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs released a comprehensive report on how to reduce the strain on Canada's clogged courtrooms."Canada’s criminal justice system is in urgent need of reform. Delays in…
Rank this Week: 88

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/
  • Feb 3

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing
    In 1974, Lord Lucan, British aristocrat (think James Bond and Martinis, according to the New York Times), vanished after the body of his children’s nanny was found dead in the basement of his house. A year later, in 1975, Lord Lucan,…
  • Feb 2

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere
    As Alzheimer Awareness Month draws to a close, the message the Alzheimer Society of Canada intended to convey in the #StillHere campaign is clear: A diagnosis of dementia does not necessarily mean that an individual is no longer capable of…
  • Feb 2

    Hull on Estates #452 – Responsibility for Joint Debts Upon Death

    Hull on Estates #452 – Responsibility for Joint Debts Upon Death
    This week on Hull on Estates, David Morgan Smith and Noah Weisberg discuss the responsibility for joint debt upon death of one of the debtors. Should you have any questions, please email us at webmaster@hullandhull.com or leave a comment on…
Rank this Week: 94

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: 141

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law Toronto for Thursday June 22, 2017.Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.When a person dies in Ontario, and no next of kin claims an inheritance from the Estate, the government attempts to…
  • Jun 21

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday June 21, 2017.Today we are talking about Family Law.A final Separation Agreement will document all issues that have been resolved by the parties signing it, along with any remaining…
  • Jun 20

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise law for Tuesday June 20, 2017.Today we are talking about Employment Law.Did you know that an Employee is obligated to give reasonable notice of his or her intention to resign from his or her position of…
Rank this Week: 161

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/
  • Jun 14

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Aggravation of Chronic, Disabling Pre-Existing Condition

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Aggravation of Chronic, Disabling Pre-Existing Condition
    Reasons for judgement were published today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for a collision which aggravated long-standing pre-existing health complications. In today’s case (Cheema v. Khan) the Plaintiff…
  • Jun 8

    BC Court of Appeal – The Phrase Crumbling Skull is “Rarely Helpful”

    BC Court of Appeal – The Phrase Crumbling Skull is “Rarely Helpful”
    Reasons were released today by the BC Court of Appeal criticizing  the phrase ‘crumbling skull’ and spelling out the analysis a Court must take when dealing with non tort related causes to a Plaintiff’s position. In the…
  • Jun 6

    “Partisan” Experts Criticized and Rejected by BC Supreme Court

    “Partisan” Experts Criticized and Rejected by BC Supreme Court
    Adding to this site’s archives of judicial criticism of expert evidence, reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, rejecting the evidence of two experts the court found gave evidence in…
Rank this Week: 205

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 244

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Jun 24

    Validity of the Renewable Fuels Regulations under CEPA upheld

    Validity of the Renewable Fuels Regulations under CEPA upheld
    The Federal Court of Appeal has recently rendered a decision in another judicial review involving the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). Syncrude, which produces diesel fuel at its tar sands operations, commenced an application…
  • Jun 21

    Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit

    Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit
    Environmental Law Practice Group Leader, Paula Lombardi will be speaking at the upcoming Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit. See below for details on the event and click here to register. Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and…
  • Jun 16

    Minister owes no duty to be fair in administrative decision under CEPA

    Minister owes no duty to be fair in administrative decision under CEPA
    The Federal Court recently refused to order the Minister of Environment to convene a board of review for the purpose of reconsidering the government’s decision to list BENPAT as a toxic under the Canadian Environmental Protection…
Rank this Week: 293

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 316

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 6

    Voltage Pictures Canadian Reverse Class Action - An Update to June 6, 2017

    Voltage Pictures Canadian Reverse Class Action - An Update to June 6, 2017
    Voltage Pictures long saga to sue thousands of Canadians who have allegedly have IP addresses that are allegedly connected to allegedly illegal downloading of its films has recently taken on a new twist. Voltage has changed law firms and…
  • May 30

    The Canadian Nintendo Circumvention Decision – Should it be given “high precedential value”?

    The Canadian Nintendo Circumvention Decision – Should it be given “high precedential value”?
    The Federal Court of Canada on March 1, 2017 rendered a lengthy judgment in favour of Nintendo dealing with copyright infringement and circumvention. It is the first significant reported superior court decision on the 2012 anti-circumvention…
  • May 1

    Canada Won the Eli Lilly NAFTA ISDS Battle Bigly but Who Will Win the War?

    Canada Won the Eli Lilly NAFTA ISDS Battle Bigly but Who Will Win the War?
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5a/Lilly_Strattera_60mg_Capsule.jpgAs everyone knows by now, Canada supposedly “won” the Eli Lilly NAFTA case. Prof. Richard Gold suggested in a tweet that there is an analogy here…
Rank this Week: 361

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Jun 22

    Quebec judge won’t extend deadline for Indian Act changes – for now

    Quebec judge won’t extend deadline for Indian Act changes – for now
    The Superior Court of Québec has dismissed a motion by the plaintiffs in a sexual discrimination case to extend Parliament’s deadline for passing a bill to amend the Indian Act.In her third decision in Stephane Descheneaux et…
  • Jun 22

    Legal clinic commences Safe Streets Act challenge

    Legal clinic commences Safe Streets Act challenge
    A Toronto legal clinic that helps homeless people fight panhandling tickets has launched a constitutional challenge of the Safe Streets Act.The Fair Change Community Services legal clinic announced Thursday morning it has filed a challenge in…
  • Jun 22

    Legal news roundup - June 22, 2017

    Legal news roundup - June 22, 2017
    CanadaSears Canada files for creditor protection, Globe and MailBerkshire Hathaway comes to Home Capital's rescue, Globe and MailN.S. government sends teen suicide expert to Cape Breton to address deaths, Canadian PressUnited StatesFake…
Rank this Week: 385

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Jun 14

    CASL private right of action suspended – but CASL is still here

    CASL private right of action suspended – but CASL is still here
    The Canadian government has suspended the CASL private right of action that was to have come into force on July 1.  The private right of action (most likely in the form of class actions) would have allowed people to sue anyone for…
  • May 31

    Ransomware – fix it before you Wanna Cry

    Ransomware – fix it before you Wanna Cry
    The WannaCry ransomware attack of almost 3 weeks ago may be a fading memory – but we can’t forget how important it is to protect our computer systems.  This is true no matter what kind of business or organization you are.…
  • May 10

    Self driving cars – privacy points to ponder

    Self driving cars – privacy points to ponder
    Cars collect a significant amount of information about our driving. That data will increase dramatically as we move to autonomous vehicles – and with more data comes more ways to use it. This information can be used now to find fault in…
Rank this Week: 418

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/
  • Jun 14

    Annnnd… The Labour Law Pendulum Swings Back Again

    Annnnd… The Labour Law Pendulum Swings Back Again
    There’s a well-known adage in labour law circles that politically driven, ideological legal reforms that sway too far from the established centre, too far in favour or against collective bargaining, will have a short shelf life. Bill…
  • Jun 5

    Bill 148: On Enforcement of ESA Compliance and a Missed Opportunity?

    Bill 148: On Enforcement of ESA Compliance and a Missed Opportunity?
    The much anticipated Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 was introduced last week.  It has received a mix of praise and derision from labour groups and the business community.  Some say it doesn’t go far enough to…
  • Jun 1

    Meet Bill 148: Ontario’s ‘Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017′

    Meet Bill 148: Ontario’s ‘Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017′
    After months of hype, the day has finally come. The Ontario Liberals today introduced Bill 148, which in keeping with recent tradition, gave it a catchy proselytizing name “Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017′.  Here is…
Rank this Week: 422

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/
  • Jun 11

    Hiding Assets in Divorce Proceeding Backfire

    Hiding Assets in Divorce Proceeding Backfire
    To some extent, the court process depends on the integrity of the people involved, including the parties to a lawsuit, as well as their lawyers. Of course, some people do lie. The process allows for pre-trial document disclosure and…
  • Jun 4

    Bach Estate

    Bach Estate
    In British Columbia, if you make a gift to one of the two witnesses to your will, or to the spouse of one of the two witnesses to your will, the usual rule is that the gift is invalid. This rule can lead to very harsh results, invalidating…
  • May 18

    Sabey Rule LLP Seeks Solicitor

    Sabey Rule LLP Seeks Solicitor
    Our firm, Sabey Rule LLP, is looking for a junior associate lawyer, interested in practicing primarily as a solicitor in the areas of real estate, estate planning and administration, and business law, to join our firm. The ideal candidate…
Rank this Week: 448

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/
  • Jun 9

    Report of Exempt Distribution Certification and Information Requirements Revisited by the CSA

    Report of Exempt Distribution Certification and Information Requirements Revisited by the CSA
     Viviana Beltrametti Walker and Laura Levine -  The recently harmonized Form 45-106F1 Report of Exempt Distribution (Report) is once again in the spotlight as the Canadian Securities Administrators, other than the British…
  • Jun 9

    TSX Intends to Digitize PIF

    TSX Intends to Digitize PIF
    The ability to electronically sign personal information forms (PIFs) and declarations required by the Toronto Stock Exchange is being considered pursuant to proposed amendments to the TSX Company Manual published for comment on June 1, 2017.…
  • Jun 9

    Canada Repeals Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia Sanctions while Extending Syria SEMA Prohibitions to More Individuals and Entitie

    Canada Repeals Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia Sanctions while Extending Syria SEMA Prohibitions to More Individuals and Entitie
    Canadian regulations imposing limited trade sanctions against Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia were recently repealed following the termination of similar measures imposed on the two countries by U.N. Security Council Resolutions 2283…
Rank this Week: 487

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Feb 21

    Bonus Eligibility Tied to Active Employment

    Bonus Eligibility Tied to Active Employment
    The Ontario Court of Appeal released a decision in Paquette v. TeraGo Networks Inc., 2016 ONCA 618 (CanLII) that should have employers pulling out and reviewing their incentive plans, including bonus, STIP, LTIP, stock options and whatever…
  • Feb 17

    Enforceability of Employment Contracts a Comprehensive Case

    Enforceability of Employment Contracts a Comprehensive Case
    Please take some time to make your way through Cook v. Hatch Ltd., 2017 ONSC 47. It’s a well reasoned and thoughtful decision that injects some common sense into the enforceability of contractual termination clause discussion. The…
  • Feb 16

    Sale of a Business and Intermingling under the Labour Relations Act, 1995

    Sale of a Business and Intermingling under the Labour Relations Act, 1995
    The Ontario Labour Relations Board (“OLRB”) considered the sale of a business provisions in the Labour Relations Act, 1995 in ADT Security Services Canada, Inc. v Unifor Local 554, 2017 CanLII 4481 (ON LRB). ADT (a unionized…
Rank this Week: 519

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: 556

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/
  • Jun 20

    Employment Contract – What to Include and Why

    Employment Contract – What to Include and Why
    A written employment contract is essential for employers and employees to minimize future disputes and the risk of costly litigation.  If properly drafted, an employment contract will clearly out the respective rights, obligations and…
  • Jun 20

    Can A Manager be Disciplined for After-Hours Conduct of Sexual Harassment?

    Can A Manager be Disciplined for After-Hours Conduct of Sexual Harassment?
    It may be commonly perceived that unacceptable conduct in relation the workplace only extends as far as the physical workplace or workplace events. Although questionable in certain circumstances, when the misconduct involves sexual harassment…
  • Jun 19

    Constructive Dismissal: Some common signs and considerations to make

    Constructive Dismissal: Some common signs and considerations to make
    Constructive dismissal is a legal term that means the employer imposed changes upon the working relationship that caused the employee to quit. This, in turn, is viewed the same as an unlawful dismissal and entitles the employee damages in…
Rank this Week: 564

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Jun 15

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    perhaps a useful reminder that virtually all modern colour laser printers print nearly invisible tracking dots. https://t.co/p1z0f01F7D 2017-06-09 it expert finds sensitive docs of canadian banks (and others) uploaded to github by tata. oops.…
  • Jun 8

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    wow. brave raises us$35 million in its initial coin offering. in less than 30 seconds. largest ico to date. https://t.co/Ai9nSnL9MG 2017-06-02 google introduces ai to its spreadsheets – automates creation of charts and graphs.…
  • Jun 8

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    wow. brave raises us$35 million in its initial coin offering. in less than 30 seconds. largest ico to date. https://t.co/Ai9nSnL9MG 2017-06-02 google introduces ai to its spreadsheets – automates creation of charts and graphs.…
Rank this Week: 573

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
Rank this Week: 588

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Jun 7

    Canadian government pulls the plug on the Canadian Anti-Spam Law private right of action

    Canadian government pulls the plug on the Canadian Anti-Spam Law private right of action
    It's official ... the ability to sue for damages under Canada's Anti-Spam Law (CASL) has been put on ice. An order-in-council dated June 2, 2017 repealed the provision of a previous cabinet order that set the commencement of the private right…
  • Jun 7

    CASL's civil right of action to be delayed?

    CASL's civil right of action to be delayed?
    I am hearing from reliable sources that the government has agreed to postpone the civil right of action under Canada's Anti-spam Law. The provisions, that were planned to come into effect on July 1, 2017, would mean a person or corporation…
  • May 10

    Alberta law provides civil remedies for cyberbullying victim

    Alberta law provides civil remedies for cyberbullying victim
    Tort regarding non-consensual distribution of intimate images supplements recent criminal amendments The Alberta legislature has passed a bill to provide civil remedies for victims of the non-consensual distribution of intimate images. Bill…
Rank this Week: 589

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • May 29

    A Legal Tiptoe Through Influencer Advertising

    A Legal Tiptoe Through Influencer Advertising
    May 29, 2017 My new Canadian Lawyer column discusses practical tips for brands and influencers in the expanding area of endorsements and testimonials, in light of Federal Trade Commission, Competition Bureau and self-regulatory industry…
  • May 16

    Preparing for the Expiry of CASL’s Transitional Provision

    Preparing for the Expiry of CASL’s Transitional Provision
    May 16, 2017 tbk Creative has published a very good and thorough post of the upcoming expiry of CASL’s (Canada’s anti-spam law) transitional provision on July 1, 2017. While a significant amount has recently been written on the…
  • May 15

    CBA Competition Law Spring Conference (May 25)

    CBA Competition Law Spring Conference (May 25)
    May 15, 2017 The Canadian Bar Association is hosting its annual CBA Competition Law Spring Conference in Toronto on May 25, 2017 (Chaired by Nikiforos Iatrou). From the CBA: Sharpening Swords and Strengthening Shields: Competition Law in…
Rank this Week: 593

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
  • Jun 9

    This Week in Canadian Immigration: June 9nd, 2017

    This Week in Canadian Immigration: June 9nd, 2017
    Each week we collect stories related to Canadian immigration, and we provide a brief summary of each story in our weekly blog edition. Below you will find snapshots of stories that range from the ongoing changes in Canadian immigration laws…
  • Jun 6

    This Week in U.S. Immigration News: June 9, 2017

    This Week in U.S. Immigration News: June 9, 2017
    Each week we collect stories related to U.S. immigration, and we provide a brief summary of each story in our weekly blog edition. Below you will find snapshots of stories that range from Trump’s administration to changes in U.S.…
  • Jun 6

    Canadians Looking to Open US Businesse

    Canadians Looking to Open US Businesse
    Benefits of Opening a US Business When Canadians open businesses in the US, they bring three benefits to the country: money to the US, American jobs, and creativity.  There are different corporate structures available for Canadians…
Rank this Week: 647

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: 661

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • May 28

    5 of the Dirtiest Divorce Trick

    5 of the Dirtiest Divorce Trick
    Some divorcing spouses treat each other deplorably. In these sad cases, it is actually hard to believe they were once in love. Candor and kindness are replaced by artifice and cruelty. Divorce lawyers are well aware of the grab bag of dirty…
  • May 22

    Ungrateful Children? You’re Not Alone.

    Ungrateful Children? You’re Not Alone.
    What everybody wishes for...a big lottery win, happened in 2011 to an English couple, Dave and Angela Dawes. They won $131.3 million dollars (US) in the Euromillions lottery, open to residents of the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man. Not…
  • May 10

    17 Years in Prison for Divorce Fraud

    17 Years in Prison for Divorce Fraud
    California businessman Steven Zinnel, age 50, thought he could get away with cheating his wife, his two teenage children, and the bankruptcy court, but he was wrong….boy was he wrong! Zinnel and his wife, of Gold River, separated in…
Rank this Week: 709

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Jun 21

    Estates Administration Act Thwarts Dependant Support Claim

    Estates Administration Act Thwarts Dependant Support Claim
    In MacDonald v. Estate of James Pouliot, 2017 ONSC 3629, the court considered a constructive trust and dependant support claim against an intestate estate. While the court granted a constructive trust, it dismissed the dependant support claim…
  • Jun 20

    The Prescribed Rate is About to Change – for Real this Time?

    The Prescribed Rate is About to Change – for Real this Time?
    The prescribed rate is the minimum interest rate prescribed by the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) that should be charged on various non-arm’s loans such as those made by you to your spouse or child (through a family trust).…
  • Jun 18

    Yesterday I watched the US Open & Thought About My Dad: Father’s Day- Take 2

    Yesterday I watched the US Open & Thought About My Dad: Father’s Day- Take 2
    Reposted from allaboutestates.ca This original post was from a few years ago. It does seem like only yesterday because, while time has not stood still, sometimes our sentiments don’t change. The event and message is the same. It is a…
Rank this Week: 747

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 809

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
Rank this Week: 823

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 912

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/
  • Jun 1

    DOS Will No Longer Annotate TN Visa Stamps for Work Period

    DOS Will No Longer Annotate TN Visa Stamps for Work Period
    Despite past assurances as recently as Oct. 2016, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) has now stated that it will no longer annotate TN visa stamps to reflect the dates of employment requested by a TN visa petitioner. (TN visa stamps are…
  • May 30

    RNs & Others: Remember to Keep Visa Screen Valid

    RNs & Others: Remember to Keep Visa Screen Valid
    Individuals working in the U.S. under TN visa status as Registered Nurses and in other healthcare occupations require a healthcare worker certificate (visa screen). Not only is the visa screen required for initial TN visa applications,…
  • Mar 15

    Electronic Device Searches During TN Visa Application

    Electronic Device Searches During TN Visa Application
    Question: Can U.S. border officers search my cell phone or laptop when I apply for TN visa status at the border?Reply: Generally, under an exception to the Fourth Amendment's prohibition of unreasonable searches, USCBP border officers have…
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Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 5

    Small Decisions Adding Up

    Small Decisions Adding Up
    As the publisher of Slaw, I get to see a lot of great commentary. I also get to see the statistics behind the website, and I don't mind sharing with you that local colleague Sarah Sutherland of CanLII has a fantastically successful post on…
  • Jun 5

    Quickscribe Annotations for May, 2017

    Quickscribe Annotations for May, 2017
    Below are the latest Quickscribe additions for new annotations to BC legislation. Devyn Cousineau – British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal – Human Rights CodeStan Rule, Sabey Rule LLP – Wills, Estates and…
  • Jun 5

    Primer on Saskatchewan Legislative Research

    Primer on Saskatchewan Legislative Research
    It's nice to see law librarian super-blogger Alan Kirkpatrick contributing to VALL Review! In the most recent edition, Alan wrote a short primer on Saskatchewan legislative research, which he's reproduced in full over on his Library Canuck…
Rank this Week: 958

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/
  • Jun 16

    Unlawful remand: the wrongful jailing of a sexual assault victim

    Unlawful remand: the wrongful jailing of a sexual assault victim
    It has recently come to light that a sexual assault complainant in Edmonton was jailed for five nights because the prosecutor and judge believed that she would not otherwise attend court and provide useful testimony. While there are many…
  • Jun 1

    Promises of Law: New Publication on Japanese Canadian Legal History

    Promises of Law: New Publication on Japanese Canadian Legal History
    I have just posted to SSRN my first substantive research collaboration to emerge out of the large SSHRC-funded Partnership Project, Landscapes of Injustice, on the dispossession of Japanese Canadians. The article, forthcoming in the special…
  • May 9

    On another difference between Vancouver and Oxford (England) driver

    On another difference between Vancouver and Oxford (England) driver
    I've classified this one under "general interest" and "attempt at humour", with the attempt implicit. Some generalisations are true and telling. I'm not yet sure, though, what the one I'm about to write about is telling…
Rank this Week: 975

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: 1023

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
  • Jun 5

    Significant New Additions to HeinOnline’s American Indian Law Collection

    Significant New Additions to HeinOnline’s American Indian Law Collection
    Nearly 30,000 pages of Indian Tribal Codes have been added to the American Indian Law Collection on HeinOnline. These materials have been made available by Ralph Whitney Johnson and Susan Lupton at the Marian Gould Gallagher Law…
  • Jun 2

    New Issue of Journal of Law and Social Policy

    New Issue of Journal of Law and Social Policy
    The 2017 issue (volume 26) of the Journal of Law and Social Policy has been published to Osgoode Digital Commons.
  • May 30

    Halhed, A Code of Gentoo Laws (London: 1776)

    Halhed, A Code of Gentoo Laws (London: 1776)
    “Honourable Sirs, I have now the Satisfaction to transmit to you a complete and corrected Copy of a Translation of the Gentoo Code, executed with great Ability, Diligence, and Fidelity, by Mr. Halhed, from a Persian Version of the…
Rank this Week: 1137

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 1

    7th Circuit Court of Appeals finds Article III Standing for P.F. Chang’s Plaintiff

    7th Circuit Court of Appeals finds Article III Standing for P.F. Chang’s Plaintiff
    On April 14, 2016, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reinstated plaintiffs’ action against P.F. Chang’s restaurant chain that arose out of the well-reported breach of payment card information. The action was previously…
  • Apr 24

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right
    The following column was first published in 2012. It is as fresh today as it was then. Its time to take it to heart. Rick It is axiomatic to say that insurance products evolve. Indeed, like virtually every organic structure, its development,…
  • Apr 13

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim
    In a brief, unpublished decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a ruling that Travelers must defend Portal Healthcare Solutions in an underlying lawsuit involving the disclosure of confidential medical records on…
Rank this Week: 1162

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
  • Jun 2

    A Legal Tiptoe Through the Hot World of Influencer Advertising

    A Legal Tiptoe Through the Hot World of Influencer Advertising
    My new Canadian Lawyer column discusses practical tips for brands and influencers in the expanding area of endorsements and testimonials, in light of Federal Trade Commission, Competition Bureau and industry regulator guidance. Below is an…
  • May 16

    Preparing for the Expiry of CASL’s Transitional Provision

    Preparing for the Expiry of CASL’s Transitional Provision
    tbk Creative has published a very good and thorough post of the upcoming expiry of CASL’s (Canada’s anti-spam law) transitional provision on July 1, 2017. While a significant amount has recently been written on the upcoming…
  • May 9

    Current Competition Issues For Digital Marketer

    Current Competition Issues For Digital Marketer
    Practical Law Canada Competition has published a new Legal Update, which discusses key current competition and advertising issues for digital marketers in Canada, including the upcoming private right of action rights for the digital marketing…
Rank this Week: 1208

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Jun 22

    Flags on Condominium Property

    Flags on Condominium Property
    Canada Day and Canada’s 150th Birthday celebrations are fast approaching. As we get closer to July 1, the display of the Canadian flag and flags bearing the Canada 150 logo will be ubiquitous on both public and private properties.…
  • Jun 20

    City of Toronto Proposes Measures to Restrict Short-Term Rental

    City of Toronto Proposes Measures to Restrict Short-Term Rental
    The City of Toronto is proposing to implement measures that will restrict the short-term rental market. The measures proposed by City staff include: allowing short-term rentals only in a homeowner’s primary residence, with a limit of…
  • Jun 13

    Court Orders Sale of Abusive Owner’s Condo Unit

    Court Orders Sale of Abusive Owner’s Condo Unit
    In a recent case, The Owners, Strata Plan NW 1245 v. Linden, the Supreme Court of British Columbia ordered a noisy, abusive condominium owner to vacate and sell his unit within 30 days. In the event that the unit owner and his spouse…
Rank this Week: 1216

IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1242

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
  • Jun 9

    The Final Word? The Ontario Court of Appeal denies nunc pro tunc relief in Pennyfeather v. Timminco

    The Final Word? The Ontario Court of Appeal denies nunc pro tunc relief in Pennyfeather v. Timminco
    By Jessica Laham In Pennyfeather v. Timminco (“Pennyfeather”), the Ontario Court of Appeal delivered yet another ruling concerning the interaction between the limitation period for obtaining leave to commence an action for…
  • Jun 6

    3rd Edition of E-Discovery in Canada is now available

    3rd Edition of E-Discovery in Canada is now available
    By McCarthy Tétrault LLP Susan Wortzman, partner and Director of E-Discovery, and a team of experienced authors the third edition of E-Discovery in Canada. The book covers everything lawyers, in-house counsel and law clerks need to…
  • May 24

    Can a Party get Special Costs based on Pre-Litigation Conduct?

    Can a Party get Special Costs based on Pre-Litigation Conduct?
    By Kate Macdonald and Erin O'Callaghan In Smithies Holdings Inc. v. RCV Holdings Ltd., 2017 BCCA 177, the BC Court of Appeal considered whether special costs can be awarded based on pre-litigation conduct.  The Court reviewed the…
Rank this Week: 1295

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

http://patentlibrarian.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    As of January 2015, the Patent Librarian's…

    As of January 2015, the Patent Librarian's Notebook has moved to WordPress at http://patentlibrarian.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.…
Rank this Week: 1388

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Covers Canadian legal forms. By Michael Carabash.

http://www.dynamiclegalforms.com/blog/
  • Jun 12

    Drafting a Will | Revoking and Altering a Will…

    Drafting a Will | Revoking and Altering a Will…
    Revoking a Will In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills. In a previous blog, I talked about what an “estate” is and what kinds of assets / properties go into it and what kinds of assets /…
  • Jun 12

    Formal Wills (Part 2): Formalities Required for a Canadian Will to be Valid

    Formal Wills (Part 2): Formalities Required for a Canadian Will to be Valid
    Formalities required for a Will to be valid In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills. In a previous blog, I talked about what an “estate” is and what kinds of assets / properties go into it and…
  • Jun 12

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?
    Legal Wills | What is a deceased’s estate? In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills.  Everyone should have one, but they don’t.  Why?  Because people don’t want to be…
Rank this Week: 1458

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: 1488

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/
  • May 11

    Lien registration is lawyers’ work

    Lien registration is lawyers’ work
    A recent small claims court decision signals the end of condo management firms preparing, registering and discharging condominium liens in-house. Page v. Maple Ridge Community Management Ltd., 2017 CanLII 21772 began when a unit…
  • Apr 8

    Accommodating disabilities: What medical evidence is required?

    Accommodating disabilities: What medical evidence is required?
    It is well known that condominiums owe a duty to accommodate persons with disabilities.  It is less clear, however, what constitutes adequate proof of a disability. Ambiguous medical notes containing no meaningful details are often the…
  • Jan 11

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2016

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2016
    Happy 2017! Here’s our recap of some of the most notable condo law cases from the year gone by. #10 – Cheung v. York Region CC 759, 2016 ONSC 4236 Many condominiums have insufficient parking for occupants and guests, requiring the…
Rank this Week: 1571