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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 15

    Reliability of Information

    Reliability of Information
    If I were a character in a novel I would work at a think tank in a log structure in the mountains and would wear glasses that connect to the internet and flash a virtual keyboard in front of me with a voice command. And I would have a…
  • Apr 15

    What Would Happen to the Profession of Law if It Became a Business?

    What Would Happen to the Profession of Law if It Became a Business?
    We’re obviously talking about the high-minded ideals of the profession, and not the day-to-day reality of a sole practitioner trying to balance the books, but lawyers historically don’t like to think of themselves as being part of…
  • Apr 15

    Redefining Social Media Success Through a Closer Look at the Stat

    Redefining Social Media Success Through a Closer Look at the Stat
    Organizations pursuing civil justice objectives need a website. On this point, there can be no doubt. Often operating with constrained budgets, these organizations need an efficient and appealing means to inform stakeholders and attract…
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: 38

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

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

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

    Guy Berthiaume Appointed New Librarian and Archivist of Canada

    Guy Berthiaume Appointed New Librarian and Archivist of Canada
    The Canadian government announced today that it has appointed Guy Berthiaume as Librarian and Archivist of Canada for a term of five years. He will take over at Library and Archives Canada effective June 23, 2014.He had been President and…
  • Apr 13

    Quebec Bar Association Public Legal Education TV Series Starts Its 4th Season

    Quebec Bar Association Public Legal Education TV Series Starts Its 4th Season
    The fourth season of the television series "Le Droit de savoir" (The right to know) will begin tomorrow on the Canal savoir channel in Quebec. There will be 10 episodes.This season, each show will explore one of the rights guaranteed by the…
Rank this Week: 78

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Apr 15

    Anderson Cooper: Interesting Views on Inheritance

    Anderson Cooper: Interesting Views on Inheritance
    During a recent interview on Howard Stern’s radio show, described in a Wall Street Journal: Market Watch article entitled “Cooper: No Gloria Vanderbilt Money for me”, Anderson Cooper discussed both his views on receiving…
  • Apr 14

    How to Give the Gift of Life

    How to Give the Gift of Life
    Two weeks previously, I outlined the complications raised in determining time of death for the purposes of organ donation. A further complication is determining, with certainty, whether a potential donor has expressed their desire to donate…
  • Apr 11

    Extreme Burial

    Extreme Burial
    The Last Will of Napoleon Bonaparte states, “…It is my wish that my ashes may repose on the banks of the Seine, in the midst of the French people, whom I have loved so well”.  It is interesting to note that Napoleon…
Rank this Week: 88

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

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

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

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?

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

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill

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

    How Your Solicitor Can Help You

    How Your Solicitor Can Help You
    A solicitor can be employed in a number of different ways throughout our lives. Without seeking the proper guidance of one, legal disputes can be extremely difficult to come through unscathed. Solicitors can discuss your permissible legal…
Rank this Week: 145

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

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

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, April 15, 2014:Cash Store seeks bankruptcy protection after Ontario suspends payday loan ... - Financial Post Maple Leaf Gardens sex offender to plead guilty to 103…
  • Apr 14

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, April 14, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, April 14, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, April 14, 2014:Federal appeals court overturns conviction for ‘white hat’ hacker ‘Weev’ Wall Street Journal on law firm hiringPope Takes…
  • Apr 11

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, April 11, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, April 11, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines fromWise Law on Twitter for Friday, April 11, 2014:Indiana must recognize a terminally ill woman’s same-sex marriage: judge Must benefits coverage extend to employees over the age of 65? Ontario…
Rank this Week: 168

Law is Cool

Law is Cool

Law school blog and podcast from Canada.

http://lawiscool.com
  • Nov 14

    Auditions for Third Canada-wide Twitter Moot opened

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

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

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

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

    Jonathan MacKenzie is this week’s top Social Media Student at Law (@JMacKenzieLaw)
    Last week’s #CBafuturesChat was a discussion of the articling in Canada.  The focus of the talk shifted from Law School to recent grads, and with that, the conversation shifted to students at law instead of law students.…
Rank this Week: 189

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/
  • Apr 15

    $80,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Mild, Chronic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

    $80,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Mild, Chronic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
    In the latest addition to this site’s Thoracic Outlet Syndrome caselaw database, reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, assessing damages for mild but chronic TOS. In this…
  • Apr 14

    Court Finds Dr. Koch “To Be More of An Advocate For ICBC”

    Court Finds Dr. Koch “To Be More of An Advocate For ICBC”
    Adding to this site’s archived posts highlighting judicially rejected expert witness evidence reasons for judgement were released last week by the BC Supreme Court, Victoria Registry, criticizing the evidence of a defense medical…
  • Apr 11

    The Contractual Nature of Accepted Formal Settlement Offer

    The Contractual Nature of Accepted Formal Settlement Offer
    As previously discussed, when a formal settlement offer dealing with costs consequences is accepted the BC Supreme Court had no discretion to make a different order with respect to costs.  Reasons for judgement were released this week…
Rank this Week: 218

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

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

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

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

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

    Resource for executors trying to locate a life insurance policy

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

    Gloria Vanderbilt fortune not going to son Anderson Cooper

    Gloria Vanderbilt fortune not going to son Anderson Cooper
    In a brief article at www.csmonitor.com, CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper talks about his family's wealth. His mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, is apparently worth $200 million, and has told him that he is not going to inherit that money. And he is…
Rank this Week: 221

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 276

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Apr 14

    Happy Passover

    Happy Passover
    Happy Passover to all of our family, friends and colleagues who will celebrate Passover, starting tonight. And happy spring to everyone!
  • Apr 10

    Good news: clarity to come on single use battery “recycling” in Ontario

    Good news: clarity to come on single use battery “recycling” in Ontario
    What should count as battery “recycling”? Is it good enough to melt single use batteries into nickel mill slag, which is put in roadbeds as “aggregate”? Or should we insist on up-cycling end of life…
  • Apr 8

    First “climate refugee” case going to appeal in New Zealand

    First “climate refugee” case going to appeal in New Zealand
    ON 1ST MAY 2014, the New Zealand Court of Appeal will hear Ioane Teitiota’s claim to become the world’s first climate refugee. Mr. Teitota is from a remote atoll in the Pacific nation of Kiribati, one of the…
Rank this Week: 297

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 329

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Apr 9

    Are you vulnerable to Heartbleed?

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

    Office for iPad – there’s a catch

    Office for iPad – there’s a catch
    Microsoft released office for iPad last week. They have promised to release Office for Android soon as well. The good news is that it is free to download. The bad news is that it can only be used as a … Continue reading →
  • Apr 1

    Royalty fraudsters can’t hide behind ‘corporate veil’

    Royalty fraudsters can’t hide behind ‘corporate veil’
    For the London Free Press – March 31, 2014 Read this at lfpress.com The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently held the owner of a company personally liable for a fraud his company perpetrated against a company it had licensed…
Rank this Week: 375

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Apr 4

    Unifor’s Toyota Campaign Demonstrates Flaw in Labour Law Model

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

    Union Security and the Law (links)

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

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

    Are University Football Players “Employees” and Entitled to Unionize?
    There was a big decision from the Illinois region of the National Labor Relations Board yesterday, finding that Northwestern University football players are “employees” and therefore entitled to unionize.  Here’s the…
Rank this Week: 399

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/
  • Apr 11

    Ontario's proposed prospectus exemptions: existing security holder exemption

    Ontario's proposed prospectus exemptions: existing security holder exemption
    Emma Parker and Simon Romano - Of the new prospectus exemptions proposed to be adopted by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), the “existing security holder” exemption represents, in many ways, a significantly streamlined…
  • Apr 10

    Exchange of Letters to facilitate Canadian issuer offerings in Chile

    Exchange of Letters to facilitate Canadian issuer offerings in Chile
    The OSC, AMF, ASC and BCSC have entered into an Exchange of Letters with Chile's Superintendencia de Valores y Seguros intended to facilitate the public offering of securities of Canadian reporting issuers in Chile on an exempt…
  • Apr 10

    CSA extend time for OTC derivatives trade reporting

    CSA extend time for OTC derivatives trade reporting
    The CSA announced today that they are pushing back the date for the implementation of OTC derivatives trade reporting obligations. Clearing agencies and dealers will now have to begin trade reporting on October 31, 2014, while all…
Rank this Week: 447

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/
  • Apr 13

    Notice of Dispute

    Notice of Dispute
    In British Columbia, under the new probate rules, if you wish to dispute the validity of a will, and oppose a grant of probate or of administration of the will, you may file a notice of dispute before the Supreme Court of British Columbia…
  • Apr 6

    Bentley v. Maplewood Seniors Care Society

    Bentley v. Maplewood Seniors Care Society
    Margaret Anne Bentley lives in the Maplewood care facility in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 1999, and her condition has deteriorated to the point where she moves little, does not…
  • Mar 31

    Wills, Estates and Succession Act in Force Today

    Wills, Estates and Succession Act in Force Today
    The Wills, Estates and Succession Act came into force today, as did Part 25 of the Supreme Court Civil Rules which amends the procedures for probate and other estate applications.This legislation and the rule changes significantly reform…
Rank this Week: 471

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

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

    Progressive Discipline and Collective Agreement

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

    Is a lay-off a constructive dismissal?

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

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

    Don’t Ask for “Sick Notes” is a Bit Too Surgical
    I saw a CBC article yesterday entitled Bosses should stop asking workers for sick notes, OMA head says. It is a short article, but speaks volumes about something, quite frankly, I hadn’t really thought much about. Employers often…
Rank this Week: 487

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: 516

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Nova Scotia Court of Appeal denies costs to landowner on failed expropriation challenge
    A landowner in Nova Scotia challenged the validity of the expropriation of his land.  The challenge was unsuccessful and the landowner was ordered by the NS Supreme Court to pay costs of the challenge to the expropriating…
Rank this Week: 542

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Apr 15

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-14

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-14
    Heartbleed bug highlights banks’ severe cyber security headaches http://t.co/UuCGS1l241 -> Companies tune up for musical battle http://t.co/Z7NrGUFcVg -> Appeals court reverses hacker/troll “weev” conviction and…
  • Apr 14

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-13

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-13
    Telus must reimburse $2.6M in texting fees, court rules http://t.co/ib2NBzJwIE -> Ontario court forces BlackBerry executive to work out notice period http://t.co/JLPajwHvGg -> Patent Grant Numbers http://t.co/qxYZo7TZEU -> Patent…
  • Apr 13

    Law and Innovation: Is Intellectual Property a Path to Progre

    Law and Innovation: Is Intellectual Property a Path to Progre
    I had the pleasure of speaking at the CIGI/Institute for New Economic Thinking, Toronto 2014 Conference called Human After All. The topic of my talk was “Law and Innovation: Is Intellectual Property a Path to Progress”. The…
Rank this Week: 564

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Apr 14

    Sensitive mental health info goes into police databases, shared with US government

    Sensitive mental health info goes into police databases, shared with US government
    The Information and Privacy Commissioner has released her investigation report to allegations that Ontario police are routinely inputting sensitive mental health information into national police databases, which are not only accessible to all…
  • Apr 8

    Updates to Canadian federal privacy law tabled in the Senate

    Updates to Canadian federal privacy law tabled in the Senate
    As expected, the government has tabled amendments to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, but this time in the Senate as Senate Government Bill - S-4. The highlights are breach notification and an exception to the…
  • Apr 4

    PIPEDA amendments coming next week to a Parliament near you

    PIPEDA amendments coming next week to a Parliament near you
    In a speech at the Digital Canada 150 Launch, Industry Minister James Moore hinted very strongly that amendments to Canada's private sector privacy law is just around the corner. From his speaking notes: Digital Canada 150 Launch - Canada…
Rank this Week: 574

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Contest Law: Podcast: “Is Your Social Media Contest Breaking the Law?”

    Contest Law: Podcast: “Is Your Social Media Contest Breaking the Law?”
    April 15, 2014 TopDog Social Media has posted a new podcast on social media contests entitled Is Your Social Media Contest Breaking the Law (and thank you TopDog for chatting with me about social media contest laws and rules). Some of the…
  • Apr 10

    A Few Fun Code Words Used in Antitrust Cartels – Who Has the Shoe Phone?

    A Few Fun Code Words Used in Antitrust Cartels – Who Has the Shoe Phone?
    April 10, 2014 Participants of price-fixing, market division and other competition/antitrust cartels can go to some fairly extensive lengths to conceal agreements. While perhaps not Get Smart elaborate (though Maxwell Smart was known as…
  • Apr 10

    Call For Papers: OECD – Regulation of Stock Market

    Call For Papers: OECD – Regulation of Stock Market
    April 10, 2014 The OECD has issued its second call for papers in a paper contest relating to policies including: competition, corporate governance, capital markets and financial services, international investment and foreign…
Rank this Week: 577

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: 620

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Apr 15

    Ontario Human Rights Commission launches policy on gender identity, gender expression

    Ontario Human Rights Commission launches policy on gender identity, gender expression
    The Ontario Human Rights Commission released a new policy around the rights of trans individuals and individuals of diverse genders yesterday.The policy on preventing discrimination because of gender identity and gender expression explores…
  • Apr 15

    Manitoba law school calls for action on TWU covenant

    Manitoba law school calls for action on TWU covenant
    The Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba is requesting Trinity Western University amend its community covenant, and that the Law Society of Manitoba conduct a public consultation regarding accreditation of potential TWU graduates in…
  • Apr 15

    Judge says trademarks in Quebec can be English only

    Judge says trademarks in Quebec can be English only
    Big-box stores in Quebec won’t have to add a French descriptor to their signage in that province despite a challenge from the Office québécois de la langue française,On April 9, just two days after the provincial…
Rank this Week: 642

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

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

    Forgotten Bank Account

    Forgotten Bank Account
    What happens to unclaimed bank accounts?
  • Apr 11

    Mickey Rooney’s Estate and Shedding Light on Financial Elder Abuse

    Mickey Rooney’s Estate and Shedding Light on Financial Elder Abuse
    It is not surprising that Mickey Rooney’s estate may become embroiled in litigation.  Mr. Rooney was married nine times; he was survived by a number of children and stepchildren, and was estranged from his current wife at the time…
  • Apr 11

    Loss Trading – Rules for Trust

    Loss Trading – Rules for Trust
    Every change in the beneficiaries of a trust or the trust terms that results in a person becoming a majority-interest beneficiary of the trust may result in a loss restriction event for the trust.
Rank this Week: 732

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Mar 31

    (Français) Le déversement de matières dangereuses, comment vous préparez-vous?

    (Français) Le déversement de matières dangereuses, comment vous préparez-vous?
    Le 17 février 2014, il y a eu un déversement de 10 000 litres de kérosène sur le tarmac de l’aéroport de Mirabel. Le Kérosène (UN 1223) est classé comme une marchandise dangereuse,…
  • Mar 25

    Fire Safety on Farm

    Fire Safety on Farm
    On March 23, 2014, a fire ravaged a Devon Farm, which is located in the United Kingdom, and in the process the fire killed more than 6000 hens. BBC News reports that the Devon farm will take up to 12 months to recover. Similarly, a maple…
  • Mar 24

    New free inspection checklists for biosafety and indoor air quality

    New free inspection checklists for biosafety and indoor air quality
    Nimonik is happy to publish more checklists to its database of environment, health, safety and quality inspection system. Enjoy on our website or on our iPad app for safety and health inspections. Biosafety checklists General Biosafety…
Rank this Week: 752

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Apr 12

    Divorcee Bites the Hand that Feeds Her

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

    Wife/Mother Uses 357 Magnum to Settle Score

    Wife/Mother Uses 357 Magnum to Settle Score
    Linda Cooney is a woman with a 357 caliber Magnum revolver and a penchant for shooting it. To date she has shot and killed her husband, James Cooney, an event that occurred 23 years ago, and most recently in 2011, her son, Kevin Cooney, who…
  • Apr 6

    Victim’s Voices to be Heard in Canadian Court

    Victim’s Voices to be Heard in Canadian Court
    Cretins, crooks, and convicts beware… the days of focusing on your hurts, habits and hang-ups will soon be superseded by a new Bill of Rights for victims, courtesy of Bill C-32, the Conservative government’s fulfillment of its…
Rank this Week: 756

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: 760

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Apr 9

    Employee fired over an injury sets legal precedent in Ontario

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

    Failure to investigate alleged misconduct can be costly

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

    Court blocks executive’s move from Blackberry to Apple

    Court blocks executive’s move from Blackberry to Apple
    On March 24, 2014 the Ontario Superior Court of Justice prevented a senior executive at Blackberry from moving to its major competitor, Apple. In BlackBerry Limited v. Marineau-Mes, 2014 ONSC 1790, the debate centered on an employment…
Rank this Week: 762

Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure…

Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure Blog

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

http://www.ontariorulesofcivilprocedure.com/
Rank this Week: 780

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
  • Feb 24

    The court reviewed and clarified the…

    The court reviewed and clarified the definition of a "dependent" under the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule. Security National Insurance Co. v. Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co., [2013] O.J. No. 5661, December 9, 2013, Ontario Superior Court…
  • Feb 24

    The court relied on grammar and…

    The court relied on grammar and punctuation to conclude a coverage provision was not ambiguous and the plain meaning was that coverage did not apply. 1088437 Ontario Inc. (c.o.b. Northmore Fuels) v. GCAN Insurance Co., [2013] O.J. No. 5407,…
  • Feb 24

    The schedule or list of vehicles required…

    The schedule or list of vehicles required under a fleet policy is not an "amendment" to an insurance policy. Relief from forfeiture relates to a proof of loss and is not an available remedy unless coverage has first been…
Rank this Week: 818

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Apr 10

    Fumbling Towards Accession: Canadian government proposes massive trademark law overhaul

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

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

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

    Canadian Government Tables 5 IP Treaties in the House of Common

    Canadian Government Tables 5 IP Treaties in the House of Common
    The Canadian Government tabled 5 intellectual law Treaties in the House of Commons on January 28, 2014.   The purpose of this action is for Canada to harmonize its trademark, patent and industrial design laws with those of many…
Rank this Week: 881

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 14

    Speed-reading App is a Fraud?

    Speed-reading App is a Fraud?
    Like so many things that go viral online, the truth is far more complex than the buzz itself. In the spotlight today is the Spritz speed reading app, which I recently came across in this post.The story made sense: that eye motion was wasted…
  • Mar 13

    Now on Goodread

    Now on Goodread
    Just a short note to say that I now have my author profile established on Goodreads.com. Jordan Furlong and I both had our accounts approved earlier this week. We've also uploaded a profile for our book, "Content Marketing and Publishing…
  • Mar 3

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for February 2014

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for February 2014
    Five Quickscribe Manuals were updated in February 2014:BC Labour LegislationBC Motor Vehicle LegislationBC Transport LegislationCrown Council Motor Vehicle LegislationRCMP LegislationDon't forget to check out…
Rank this Week: 939

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Law library information by Canadian Law Librarian Connie Crosby.

http://conniecrosby.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 18

    Bringing Knowledge Management Benefits to Smaller Law Firms and Law Department

    Bringing Knowledge Management Benefits to Smaller Law Firms and Law Department
    Knowledge Management has been around in larger law firms now for more than 15 years.  Long enough to have evolved, matured, and brought the bigger firms numerous benefits. As these efforts have  touched so many departments inside…
Rank this Week: 978

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Apr 15

    Canada's Third National Policy — Required Reading for All Canadian

    Canada's Third National Policy — Required Reading for All Canadian
    Rod Macdonald & Bob Wolfe's "Canada's Third National Policy" is an essay every Canadian should read, and an idea every Canadian should embrace, particularly in our current political climate where both the government and…
  • Apr 12

    Sonia Paton RIP

    Sonia Paton RIP
    It seems to be the week of sadness. Our incoming dean's beloved mother Sonia Paton passed away a few days ago. If you are in the Toronto area, or otherwise, this information may be useful: 'Vichnaya Pamyat.' Visitation at Turner...
  • Apr 10

    Flaherty RIP

    Flaherty RIP
    Public office can take a toll on one's health. Countless politicians have experienced health issues due to the hours upon hours of work and meetings that they must endure. Jim Flaherty was no different. He served his province and country,...
Rank this Week: 990

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Apr 9

    The Insurance Industry and ICANN: The Next Frontier

    The Insurance Industry and ICANN: The Next Frontier
    We all take the Internet for granted.  Short of a power outage taking down phone lines, cell towers and satellite transmissions, the Internet will always there. Like death and taxes, you can count on it. Not that the paradigm will change…
  • Mar 6

    The Dos and Don’ts of Navigating The Cloud: A Business Guide For Cloud Computing

    The Dos and Don’ts of Navigating The Cloud: A Business Guide For Cloud Computing
    Cloud computing is the storage of data on remote computer servers and the sharing and transmittal of such information by way of the internet. Use of the cloud enables both businesses and casual users to maintain as much or as little…
  • Mar 3

    New York Court to Sony: No Personal Injury Coverage for You!

    New York Court to Sony: No Personal Injury Coverage for You!
    As many of us have been saying since the advent of cyber insurance coverage, cyber policies potentially cover privacy risks and exposures, not Commercial General Liability policies, be it under a property damage or a personal/advertising…
Rank this Week: 1163

TN Visa Attorney Blog

TN Visa Attorney Blog

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

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

    TN Visa Approval - Systems Analyst, Degree Geology/Chemistry

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

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

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

    I-751 Green Card Approval for Former TN Visa Worker

    I-751 Green Card Approval for Former TN Visa Worker
    Green CardCase Info.Case History / Issues:Applicant was a Canadian citizen, and had held TN visa status. Applicant married a U.S. citizen, and our office assisted the applicant in obtaining a green card, which was issued on a conditional…
Rank this Week: 1168

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1173

IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
  • Oct 9

    Technology Dominates Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2013

    Technology Dominates Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2013
    I recently wrote an article for the PCK Intellectual Property Reporter, an online publication of my firm Perry + Currier Inc. | Currier + Kao LLP, on the trends in Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2013 ranking. The article can be found…
  • Apr 16

    IP Address Blog Updates for April 16, 2013

    IP Address Blog Updates for April 16, 2013
    LES Toronto Chapter World IP Day FREE event features Ron Dimock & Don MacOdrum – Wed Apr 24 @ 6 pm: http://www.lesusacanada.org/chapters/canada/toronto-chapter/april-24-2013-toronto-chapter-meeting …… USSC hears…
  • Mar 11

    IP Address Blog Updates for March 11, 2013

    IP Address Blog Updates for March 11, 2013
    Some Victims of Online Hacking Edge Into the Light http://ow.ly/iHr14  Germany Could Ban Google Maps Over Microsoft Patent Dispute http://is.gd/EtNYos  via @IBTimes @IntangibleBiz The Hudson’s Bay Company unveils new logo for…
Rank this Week: 1232

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall…

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall Law School Library Blog

Covers developments in legal information and legal information technologies for research and practice.

http://libblog.osgoode.yorku.ca
  • Apr 14

    The Oxford Bibliographies Online

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

    Recent Acquisitions, April 7 – April 14, 2014

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

    Legal Research Refresher

    Legal Research Refresher
    The Library is happy to offer a Legal Research Refresher session on Monday, May 5 from 10 am to 2 pm in Room 2003. These are the topics that will be covered: 10:00-10:25am – Multi-disciplinary research 10:30-10:55am – Foreign and…
Rank this Week: 1249

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: 1319

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: 1336

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: 1390

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

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

    The Ottawa Condo Group is moving too…

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

    We’re Moving

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

    Condo Group Update

    Condo Group Update
    An exciting change is on the way for the Condo Group. As some of you may have learned, we will no longer be operating as Heenan Blaikie LLP. Our Condo Group is committed to continuing to work with all of you, our amazing clients. Stay…
Rank this Week: 1437

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: 1481