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Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 25

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    English Law Commission Consultation on Misconduct in Public Office

    English Law Commission Consultation on Misconduct in Public Office
    Earlier this month, the English Law Commission released a consultation paper on Misconduct in Public Office.According to the project description:  Misconduct in public office is a common law offence: it is not defined in any statute. It…
  • Sep 29

    Statistics Canada Article on Youth Court statistic

    Statistics Canada Article on Youth Court statistic
    Statistics Canada has published an article on Youth court statistics, 2014/2015 that shows that the number of completed cases in youth courts was the lowest since the numbers were first collected more than two decades ago.The rate of youth…
  • Sep 28

    Report on Inefficiencies and Ineffectiveness in the Canadian Criminal Justice System

    Report on Inefficiencies and Ineffectiveness in the Canadian Criminal Justice System
    The Ottawa-based Macdonald-Laurier Institute released a comprehensive review of Canada's criminal justice system earlier this week.Entitled Justice on Trial: Inefficiencies and ineffectiveness in the Canadian criminal justice system, the…
Rank this Week: 106

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 264

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: 271

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/
  • Sep 30

    Isn't Canada Better than the USA?

    Isn't Canada Better than the USA?
    Dear Sir or Madam, This week we have broken down the components of Canada’s constitution, written and unwritten, rigid through legislation and flexible through case law. Today we’ll move from our living constitution’s composition to its…
  • Sep 29

    Justice Brown's Miller v Jackson

    Justice Brown's Miller v Jackson
    Lord Denning wrote many famous judgments, one of which was Miller v Jackson. Channeling Lord Denning this morning, Justice Brown issued what could have been an otherwise mundane tariff and customs case but instead became a well-written…
  • Sep 29

    A Halfway House: Quasi-constitutional Document

    A Halfway House: Quasi-constitutional Document
    Dear Sir or Madam: Today we write to you regarding the existence of quasi-constitutional documents in Canada. We will discuss what it means to be recognized as quasi-constitutional, outline what quasi-constitutional documents exist and…
Rank this Week: 4427

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    #FlashbackFridayReads: I Don't Know

    #FlashbackFridayReads: I Don't Know
    Today on #FlasbackFriday let's read back on one of my blog post on when to say "I don't know" without actually saying "I don't know." - Garry J. Wise, TorontoVisit our Toronto Law Office website: www.wiselaw.net Visit our website:…
  • Sep 29

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday September 29, 2016. Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Sep 29, 2016 at 6:18am PDTIn Ontario, you may complete a Power of Attorney…
  • Sep 28

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday September 28, 2016. Today we are talking about Family Law.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Sep 28, 2016 at 6:27am PDTOntario’s Family Law Act (FLA) governs the…
Rank this Week: 549

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Sep 30

    News Roundup - Sept. 30, 2016

    News Roundup - Sept. 30, 2016
    Canada Foster parents lose emergency motion in Supreme Court to keep Metis toddler, Canadian Press Toronto lawyer accused of sexually assaulting three teenage girls, Canadian Press Competition Bureau accuses YVR of restricting competition…
  • Sep 29

    SCC upholds CITT ruling in customs case

    SCC upholds CITT ruling in customs case
    In the first customs case to be heard by the Supreme Court of Canada in four decades, the high court has allowed the appeal of the Attorney General of Canada in a decision of the Federal Court of Appeal overturning a decision of the Canadian…
  • Sep 29

    Legal news roundup - Sept. 29, 2016

    Legal news roundup - Sept. 29, 2016
    Canada First Nation says court documents prove political pressure rushed pipeline approval, Canadian Press RCMP lifts Amber Alert after two boys found in Saskatchewan, Canadian Press NDP calls on Liberal government to rescind torture…
Rank this Week: 2876

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
  • Sep 30

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-09-29

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-09-29
    Digital censorship: Turkey's request for Twitter to block journalist part of growing trend https://t.co/2qIpYxd1Ba -> 'These predatory open access journals have nothing in them that is credible or authentic' https://t.co/VlYvVHF9b4 ->…
  • Sep 29

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-09-28

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-09-28
    Ottawa failing to protect law-abiding Canadians from security surveillance, watchdog warns https://t.co/J3gwwU6U6T -> OSC to launch fintech hub to help companies navigate and possibly ‘tailor’ regulatory framework…
  • Sep 27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-09-26

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-09-26
    What Brexit means for U.K., E.U. intellectual property rights https://t.co/DgH0aTWyjT -> Rozee.pk wins landmark copyright case against rightjobs – The Express Tribune https://t.co/jSALbnZGqj -> WhatsApp’s Privacy Policy Gets…
Rank this Week: 2393

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 30

    What Do You Do?

    What Do You Do?
    What do you do? It is a seemingly easy question. It may be an invitation for small talk or formal proposal. But how do you respond? What things should you mention? How much should you say? It is an open-ended question that should be easy to…
  • Sep 29

    Default vs Diversity

    Default vs Diversity
    I recently attended an access to justice conference where the majority of speakers and attendees were white men. As a South Asian woman my presence felt conspicuous. This circumstance didn’t feel intentional or nefarious, it was clearly…
  • Sep 29

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Sharp on the Right of Access to Justice Under the Rule of Law

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Sharp on the Right of Access to Justice Under the Rule of Law
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
Rank this Week: 2135

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

Discusses news, cases, legislation and anything to do with Intellectual Property law.

http://www.ipiustitia.com
Rank this Week: 1824

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Sep 29

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    us 5th circuit holds that right to free speech doesn't protect 3d printer files to build guns. https://t.co/jAG8zTZCzp 2016-09-23 report suggests it's cheaper to get hacked than to invest in top notch cybersecurity. learned hand strikes…
  • Sep 22

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    austrian teen sues parents to get them to remove their childhood pix of her on facebook; claims breach of privacy. https://t.co/y4pUF5tLNh 2016-09-16 tesla sues oil co. exec for ham-fisted attempt at phishing (using elontesla@yahoo.com, no…
  • Sep 15

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    researcher found effective way to treat viral infections 15 years ago, but can't get funding. fascinating. https://t.co/eIWBol32LL 2016-09-12 a loud sound takes out a bank's data centre. https://t.co/XTf4hG0jGM 2016-09-13 why neural nets…
Rank this Week: 3758

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

Covers employment and labour law issues, including industrial relations/labour and human resources, business immigration and international mobility, enterprise and collective labour agreements and occupational health and safety matters, By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • Sep 29

    Overtime overhaul – small businesses want more time to prepare

    Overtime overhaul – small businesses want more time to prepare
    With just about 90 days to go before the U.S. Department of Labor’s final rule dramatically updating overtime regulations is scheduled to go into effect, small business owners have petitioned the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division…
  • Sep 27

    What rights and protections are there for workers on zero hours contracts in the UK?

    What rights and protections are there for workers on zero hours contracts in the UK?
    In the UK, a zero hours worker is a casual worker engaged on a zero hours contract. A zero hours contract is defined in UK legislation as a contract of employment or other worker’s contract under which a worker undertakes to perform…
  • Sep 26

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage
    Employer clients often ask during a wrongful or constructive dismissal lawsuit what damages may be awarded.  One relevant consideration  is the common law duty to mitigate.  A wrongfully dismissed employee has a duty to…
Rank this Week: 1772

Canadian Occupational Health and…

Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Law

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

http://www.occupationalhealthandsafetylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3398

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/
  • Sep 29

    First Contract Collective Agreement Arbitration in Ontario

    First Contract Collective Agreement Arbitration in Ontario
    Winning a new certification is great news for a union, but also just the beginning of the battle to reach a collective agreement.  Because collective bargaining is new to the workers and maybe the employer, there is often uncertainty,…
  • Sep 20

    Is 51 Too Old To Be Hired as a Police Officer?

    Is 51 Too Old To Be Hired as a Police Officer?
    A 51 year old woman has filed a human rights complaint alleging age discrimination after she was unsuccessful in a job competition to become a police officer, the Toronto Star reports. This is an interesting one.  My employment law…
  • Sep 9

    Two Professor Jobs in Industrial Relations or HRM

    Two Professor Jobs in Industrial Relations or HRM
    It’s getting harder and harder to find full time academic jobs, but my School at York has just posted for two tenure-stream Assistant Professor jobs. Here are the postings on the York University jobs board. The job ad specifies that we…
Rank this Week: 755

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Sep 29

    Bitcoin update: cryptocurrency remains rare in M&A transactions despite potential

    Bitcoin update: cryptocurrency remains rare in M&A transactions despite potential
    Bitcoin remains a fringe currency in the context of M&A transactions. Despite some notable advantages over fiat currency, the risks associated with funding a large transaction using the cryptocurrency have limited its use to deals between…
  • Sep 27

    M&A prospects in the healthcare industry

    M&A prospects in the healthcare industry
    RR Donnelley’s August 2016 VENUE Market Spotlight focused on the healthcare industry and the prospects for M&A activity in that space over the next 12 months. The report notes that there were 678 healthcare transactions in the…
  • Sep 22

    Discipline: a key deal factor for mid-market companie

    Discipline: a key deal factor for mid-market companie
    Earlier this year, we reviewed Deloitte and Touche LLP’s (Deloitte) 2016 survey of M&A trends (the Survey), which predicted that the year would match or exceed deal volume as compared to 2015. Deloitte recently published an article…
Rank this Week: 1769

Aviation Law Blog

Aviation Law Blog

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

http://aviationlawblog.ahbl.ca/
  • Sep 28

    Canada’s New Low-Cost Airlines: Poised to Take Flight?

    Canada’s New Low-Cost Airlines: Poised to Take Flight?
    There has been much interest lately in the development of two new players in the Canadian aviation scene. Canada Jetlines Ltd. and NewLeaf Travel Company are hoping to capture a piece of the commercial air travel pie by competing for…
  • Aug 17

    Proposed Canadian Regulations: PFDs Must Be Worn on Seaplane

    Proposed Canadian Regulations: PFDs Must Be Worn on Seaplane
    Canada has the highest volume of seaplane operations in the world. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (“TSB”) estimates that in the Vancouver Harbour alone, about 300,000 passengers travel on about 33,000 seaplane flights…
  • Jul 26

    Cutting it Close – Passengers found negligent for booking close connection

    Cutting it Close – Passengers found negligent for booking close connection
    There are many ways in which passengers book air travel. Some use travel agents or tour companies, while others choose to book their travel online. Travel agents ought to be well accustomed to leaving adequate time between flights. When…
Rank this Week: 4719

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/
  • Sep 28

    Hedge fund investments survive section 94.1 challenge

    Hedge fund investments survive section 94.1 challenge
    Marianne Kennedy Beaulne -  Although based in low-tax jurisdictions, Tax Court finds business reasons for investments overshadowed their tax benefits Section 94.1 of the Income Tax Act (Canada) is an anti-avoidance rule aimed at…
  • Sep 12

    New TSX dividend reinvestment plan rules adopted

    New TSX dividend reinvestment plan rules adopted
    The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) has adopted amendments to the TSX Company Manual (the Manual) intended to provide a complete set of standards and practices (the DRIP Rules) for dividend reinvestment plans (DRIPs). The amendments follow the…
  • Aug 19

    Rights offering amendments for TSXV issuer

    Rights offering amendments for TSXV issuer
    Amendments to TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) Policy 4.5 – Rights Offerings are now in effect reflecting guidance released by the TSXV earlier this year following the adoption by the Canadian Securities Administrators (the CSA) of…
Rank this Week: 3873

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents, insurance and disability claims. By Goldfinger Personal Injury Law.

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 28

    An Eye for an Eye for car accident law in Ontario?

    An Eye for an Eye for car accident law in Ontario?
    Here’s the scenario: You or a loved one was hit by a negligent driver. The driver was texting on their cell phone at the time of the collision. The driver was charged and convicted of distracted driving and careless driving under the…
  • Sep 20

    Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer: Rapid Fire Q&A with Brian Goldfinger

    Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer: Rapid Fire Q&A with Brian Goldfinger
    Throughout the course of the year, the Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer Blog gets tonnes a questions from our loyal readership. We do our best to answer every question we can. Here are some of the best, and most commonly asked questions we have…
  • Sep 15

    The hidden costs behind rape and sexual assault cases (Ontario)

    The hidden costs behind rape and sexual assault cases (Ontario)
    The front page of today’s Toronto Star is a feature article and photo of Mandi Gray. The headline reads “Putting A Price on Rape..Mandi Gray could have shared her trauma with the court. She opted to share her bills instead“.…
Rank this Week: 2736

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

Covers issues emerging in the legal and business communities. By Lawson Lundell LLP.

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
  • Sep 27

    Alberta Court orders Shareholders’ Vote of Non-Arranging Corporation in a Plan of Arrangement

    Alberta Court orders Shareholders’ Vote of Non-Arranging Corporation in a Plan of Arrangement
    On September 14, 2016, Mr. Justice Macleod of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta gave oral reasons for judgment in Re Marquee Energy Ltd. and The Alberta Oilsands Inc. (unreported, Action No. 1601-11071, Judicial Centre of…
  • Sep 26

    Ledcor Decision Considers Standard of Review and Insurance Policy Exclusion Clause

    Ledcor Decision Considers Standard of Review and Insurance Policy Exclusion Clause
    On September 15, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada (the “SCC) released its decision in Ledcor Construction Ltd. v Northbridge Indemnity Insurance (2016 SCC 37). In its decision, the Court considered the appropriate standard of review…
  • Aug 4

    New Real Estate Tax Leads to Collapsed Deal

    New Real Estate Tax Leads to Collapsed Deal
    The provincial government’s new 15 per cent tax on foreign purchasers of residential property is the talk of the town in Metro Vancouver.  While many local residents have spent the last several days debating about the likely effect…
Rank this Week: 2780

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4707

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Sep 27

    Advisor.ca – How to bring 401(k)s and IRAs to Canada

    Advisor.ca – How to bring 401(k)s and IRAs to Canada
    Matt C. Altro was recently interviewed by Melissa Shin from Advisor’s Edge to analyze the consequences and opportunities when it comes to crossing the Canada/US border with retirement accounts. The analysis was published in the…
  • Aug 31

    David A. Altro Presenting at a Seminar by one of the largest US home builders: Lennar

    David A. Altro Presenting at a Seminar by one of the largest US home builders: Lennar
    The Managing Partner of Altro Levy LLP, David A. Altro, has been invited by Lennar International, the second largest home builder in the US, to be their guest speaker at upcoming seminars. There are three upcoming events: Wednesday September…
  • Jul 22

    Is the Florida Land Trust the Right Plan for Canadians?

    Is the Florida Land Trust the Right Plan for Canadians?
    Originally published in November 2013 by Meghan L. Weinstien Updated in July 2016 by Shlomi Steve Levy and Jonah Spiegelman The Florida Land Trust (“FLT”) is sometimes recommended as a structure to hold title of their personal use…
Rank this Week: 4871

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Sep 27

    Increase to the Alberta Minimum Wage

    Increase to the Alberta Minimum Wage
    Alberta employers are reminded that the general minimum wage in Alberta will be increased on October 1, 2016 to $12.20 per hour, up from $11.20 per hour. Additionally, the current liquor server rate will be eliminated effective October 1,…
  • Sep 27

    Getting Your Act Together – B.C. & Alberta Triennial Pension Assessment

    Getting Your Act Together – B.C. & Alberta Triennial Pension Assessment
    In November 2008, the Alberta/British Columbia Joint Expert Panel on Pension Standards (JEPPS) released its report on pension standards in the two provinces. The report, Getting Our Acts Together, encouraged the two provincial governments to…
  • Sep 19

    Ontario Court Rules that ESA Temporary Layoff may still Result in Constructive Dismissal

    Ontario Court Rules that ESA Temporary Layoff may still Result in Constructive Dismissal
    An Ontario Court has ruled in Bevilacqua v Gracious Living Corporation, 2016 ONSC 4127 that even in cases where an employer has complied with the temporary layoff provisions of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “Act”), the…
Rank this Week: 3399

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Sep 27

    Ontario Court of Appeal Recognizes that “Business Judgment Rule” Applies to Condominium Board Decision

    Ontario Court of Appeal Recognizes that “Business Judgment Rule” Applies to Condominium Board Decision
    In a couple of prior blog posts, we blogged about a case (3716724 Canada Inc. v. CCC No. 375), where the Ontario Superior Court of Justice found that a condominium corporation had unfairly disregarded the interests of a commercial parking…
  • Sep 20

    Condo Water Leak

    Condo Water Leak
    Often when there is a leak in a condominium unit, there is an assumption that the leak emanated from the unit directly above.  However, this may not necessarily be the case. In a recent case, Roa v. TSCC No. 1764, a condo unit owner sued…
  • Sep 16

    Condo Proxies- a CCI Podcast with Jason Rivait

    Condo Proxies- a CCI Podcast with Jason Rivait
    Jason Rivait discusses the topic of Proxies. Click here to listen to the podcast.
Rank this Week: 2940

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Sep 26

    New Books at the Law Library – September 26, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – September 26, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: K212 .H65 2016 James Holland & Julian Webb, Learning Legal Rules: A Students’ Guide to Legal Method and Reasoning, 9th ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016) LAW LIBRARY level 3: K240 .W66 2016 Philip R.…
  • Sep 20

    New Books at the Law Library – September 20, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – September 20, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: HV5732 .W46 2015 World Health Organization, WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2015: Raising Taxes on Tobacco (Geneva: World Health Organization, 2015). Online access:…
  • Sep 12

    New Books at the Law Library – September 12, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – September 12, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: JC599.G7 L47 2016 Anthony Lester, Five Ideas to Fight For: How Our Freedom is Under Threat and Why it Matters (London: Oneworld Publications, 2016). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K100 .L447 2015 Christopher Gane & Robin Hui…
Rank this Week: 4230

Charities and Giving

Charities and Giving

Provides information on charities and charitable contributions in Canada. From the Canada Revenue Agency.

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/chrts/whtsnw/menu-eng.html?rss
Rank this Week: 4708

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Sep 26

    No monetary penalties for manufacturer providing physicians with free vaccine refrigeration storage system

    No monetary penalties for manufacturer providing physicians with free vaccine refrigeration storage system
    In an Advisory Opinion issued on September 23, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) announced that  it would not impose administrative sanctions against the manufacturer…
  • Sep 22

    Pain and suffering includes mental anguish from medical negligence (Austria)

    Pain and suffering includes mental anguish from medical negligence (Austria)
    In March 2016, the Austrian Supreme Court granted an award for pain and suffering to a patient for mental strain after a piece of broken scissors was left in his body following a surgery despite the fact that the claimant had not suffered any…
  • Sep 21

    Withdrawal of life support from child in his best interests (UK)

    Withdrawal of life support from child in his best interests (UK)
    The mother of a 2-year old child who suffered grave injuries in a road traffic accident appealed against the court order obtained by the grandmother to withdraw all respiration and to treat the child only with pain relief, sedation and…
Rank this Week: 1771

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Sep 26

    Spied on by my Vibrator? A Peek between the Sheets of BC’s Privacy Laws (Video Blog)

    Spied on by my Vibrator? A Peek between the Sheets of BC’s Privacy Laws (Video Blog)
    Hello, and welcome to this week’s video blog on the law. This week we are taking a peek between the sheets of BC’s Privacy laws as they pertain to the ever growing array of internet connected consumer devices that may be…
  • Sep 24

    Is an Apology an Admission of Fault?

    Is an Apology an Admission of Fault?
    For Landlubbers No, for Mariners Perhaps In February of 2001, while conducting a demonstration for civilian observers nine miles off the Hawiian island of Oahu, the U.S. nuclear submarine Greeneville performed an emergency ballast blow and…
  • Sep 19

    Video Blog: ICBC Hit and Run Accident Claim

    Video Blog: ICBC Hit and Run Accident Claim
    Video Blog: ICBC Hit and Run Claims British Columbia insurance law makes sure that every vehicle licensed in this province carries at least basic coverage of $200,000 in third party liability insurance through ICBC.  This basic…
Rank this Week: 1808

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/
  • Sep 26

    Two Years of Severance Awarded to Dedicated Employee

    Two Years of Severance Awarded to Dedicated Employee
    Daniel Lublin was once again successful in obtaining one of the lengthiest severance awards for an employee in Ozorio v. Canadian Hearing Society. The Court awarded our client 24 months payment of salary and benefits following her termination…
  • Sep 16

    The Danger of Social Media in the Workplace

    The Danger of Social Media in the Workplace
    Social media has become the driving force of most workplaces.  Just a short time ago, it was barely on a company’s radar as a means of driving production or sales; it was commonly viewed as a nuisance to be avoided in the…
  • Sep 8

    Important Internship Laws for Employers and Intern

    Important Internship Laws for Employers and Intern
    In 2014, Ontario’s Ministry of Labour conducted an inspection blitz in connection with unpaid internships.  Of the 56 companies investigated, the Ministry issued 36 orders regarding non-compliance with the Employment Standards Act,…
Rank this Week: 425

Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

Covers global privacy, data protection and cybersecurity regulatory and litigation environment. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/
  • Sep 26

    Recent Case Highlights The Dangers Of Consequential Damage Waivers in IT Contract

    Recent Case Highlights The Dangers Of Consequential Damage Waivers in IT Contract
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit—one of the highest federal courts below the Supreme Court—recently affirmed a decision in Silverpop Systems, Inc. v. Leading Market Technologies, Inc. finding that all damages…
  • Sep 18

    Sixth Circuit: Suit Challenging Data Breach Caused by Hacking May Proceed

    Sixth Circuit: Suit Challenging Data Breach Caused by Hacking May Proceed
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit concluded that certain allegations of harm after a data breach caused by hacking are sufficiently concrete to confer Article III standing. This case may make it more difficult for companies…
  • Sep 13

    CASL Enforcement: Canadian Authorities Secure New Undertaking

    CASL Enforcement: Canadian Authorities Secure New Undertaking
    A major food manufacturer can be added to the list of companies that have entered into a voluntary undertaking to avoid enforcement proceedings under Canada’s anti-spam legislation (“CASL”). Kellogg Settlement For about two…
Rank this Week: 1766

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
  • Sep 26

    Recent Acquisitions, September 19 – September 26, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, September 19 – September 26, 2016
    40 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 30 from 2016: K 236 A33 2017 Popular culture and legal pluralism : narrative as law Routledge, 2017 218 pages ; 24 cm. K 434 P5 A33 2015 Plato : … Continue reading…
  • Sep 22

    Lexis Advance Quicklaw training

    Lexis Advance Quicklaw training
    Not sure how to use the new Lexis Advance Quicklaw effectively? The Library is offering Lexis Advance Quicklaw training next Monday, Sept. 26 from 12:30 PM. to 2:00 PM. in Room 2011. Here are some of the new features and functionality…
  • Sep 19

    Recent Acquisitions, September 12 – September 19, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, September 12 – September 19, 2016
    1 new acquisition in Osgoode Hall Law School Library: Value added tax : a comparative approach Schenk, Alan, K 4573 S337 2015 Value added tax : a comparative approach Cambridge University Press, 2015 1 online resource (576 pages) : digital,…
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Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

Covers employment law for U.S. companies with employees in Canada: By Fasken Martineau.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Sep 25

    Union blog’s sexist comments about manager constitutionally protected, not discriminatory, says court

    Union blog’s sexist comments about manager constitutionally protected, not discriminatory, says court
    by Nicole Singh Canadian tribunals have consistently ruled that communications by employees on social media can be viewed as an extension of the workplace. Improper communication on such platforms can therefore be considered a form of…
  • Sep 18

    Can one unionized worker sue another?

    Can one unionized worker sue another?
    by Stéphane Fillion and Romeo Aguilar Perez It is well established in Canada that any legal action whose essential character arises from a collective agreement falls under the exclusive jurisdiction of an arbitrator, not the courts.…
  • Sep 11

    Mandatory employee medical examinations—employer gets it right

    Mandatory employee medical examinations—employer gets it right
    by Chuck Harrison A recent labor arbitration decision in Canada provides a guide for employers to “get it right” when balancing occupational safety and health obligations against employee privacy rights. The employer was Rio Tinto…
Rank this Week: 4948

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
Rank this Week: 3080

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Provides legal commentary, opinions, and articles on criminal law.

http://robichaudlaw.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 1348

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Sep 24

    Part I – Express Entry – The Federal Skilled Worker Program

    Part I – Express Entry – The Federal Skilled Worker Program
    Part I – Express Entry – The Federal Skilled Worker Program What is the Express Entry Profile? This week and the next two weeks, The Chaudhary Law Office will discuss the various applications for permanent residence that people…
  • Sep 15

    Are you a Foreign National in Canada and just graduated?

    Are you a Foreign National in Canada and just graduated?
    Are you a Foreign National in Canada and just graduated? If the answer is yes you might be eligible to the Post Graduate Work Permit that would allow you to work in Canada up to a maximum of three years. The Post-Graduation Work Permit…
  • Sep 9

    Judicial Review or Appeal in the Immigration Law Context

    Judicial Review or Appeal in the Immigration Law Context
      Judicial Review or appeal in Immigration Law In Canada, a vast number of government bodies and agencies provide a wide range of services to Canadians. Parliament, through laws grant decision making powers to the executive branch of the…
Rank this Week: 4724

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Covers developments in private and public mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. By McCarthy Tetrault.

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
  • Sep 23

    “Placeholder candidates”: an untested response to advance notice provision

    “Placeholder candidates”: an untested response to advance notice provision
    By Shane C. D'Souza, Deandra L. Schubert and Vanessa Chung Many US and Canadian public companies have implemented so-called advance notice provisions (“ANPs”), bylaws and policies requiring shareholders to provide a company with…
  • Sep 23

    Doing Business in Canada 2016: Read the latest updates to our popular guide

    Doing Business in Canada 2016: Read the latest updates to our popular guide
    By McCarthy Tétrault LLP McCarthy Tétrault’s Doing Business in Canada provides a user-friendly overview of central aspects of the Canadian political and legal systems that are most likely to affect new and established…
  • Aug 9

    Is the Death of Ontario’s Bulk Sales Act upon us? It looks like it may be.

    Is the Death of Ontario’s Bulk Sales Act upon us? It looks like it may be.
    By Ian Mak, Heidi Gordon and Matthew Griffin On June 8, 2016 Bill 218 (the Burden Reduction Act, 2016) passed first reading. The Bill is part of a provincial government initiative to, in part, reduce the regulatory burden on Ontario…
Rank this Week: 3713

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Focuses on the legal issues impacting the fracking industry in response to the increasing importance of natural gas and shale, in particular, in the US energy mix. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of exploring and producing this abundant resource including regulatory, environmental and legislative developments. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    Legislative Activity Update – Five Pennsylvania Bill

    Legislative Activity Update – Five Pennsylvania Bill
    The following bill, which has been introduced previously, has been acted upon by the General Assembly since the last Legislative Activity Update: PA House Bill 1391 – Amendments to Oil and Gas Lease Act Sponsor: Garth D.…
  • Sep 6

    Oklahoma shuts down wastewater disposal wells after recent earthquake

    Oklahoma shuts down wastewater disposal wells after recent earthquake
    For years, the oil and gas industry has been blamed for the increase in seismic activity in various areas of the United States. Previous posts on this blog have tracked the allegations that hydraulic fracturing operations have contributed to…
  • Sep 1

    Australia: Ban on Unconventional Gas Exploration and Development in Victoria

    Australia: Ban on Unconventional Gas Exploration and Development in Victoria
    The Victorian Government has recently announced that by the end of 2016 there will be a complete ban on unconventional gas exploration and development (including coal seam gas and fracking). This follows the Victorian Government’s…
Rank this Week: 1746

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Sep 23

    Rack Safety and Inspection Standards Explained

    Rack Safety and Inspection Standards Explained
    This expert video addresses rack safety standards and the required inspections. Tony, a 30 year veteran of the industry, discusses the CSA User Guide, CSA Training and how it might benefit safety at your business. Storage racks are the…
  • Sep 21

    “If it isn’t public, it isn’t a law”

    “If it isn’t public, it isn’t a law”
    Law must be public! Here at Nimonik, we believe that all legal obligations should be freely accessible in an open and machine readable digital format. Today, too many industrial standards referenced in law remain behind costly paywalls or…
  • Sep 12

    NimonikApp Upgraded with Better Reporting for EHS and Quality Performance

    NimonikApp Upgraded with Better Reporting for EHS and Quality Performance
    NimonikApp has been updated with a series of improvements, everything from better reporting to more authorization control. These updates are free to all of our subscribers and aim to further improve environmental, safety and quality…
Rank this Week: 4332

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/
  • Sep 22

    BC Supreme Court – Articles Cited in Expert Reports Are Not Evidence

    BC Supreme Court – Articles Cited in Expert Reports Are Not Evidence
    Reasons for judgement were published today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, confirming that articles cited in expert reports are not evidence and outlining how these documents can be used at trial. In today’s case (Cambie…
  • Sep 21

    $150,000 Non-Pecuniary Damage Assessment in Polytrauma Injury Case

    $150,000 Non-Pecuniary Damage Assessment in Polytrauma Injury Case
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for multiple injuries sustained in a vehicle collision. In today’s case (Chappell v. Loyie) the Plaintiff was injured when his…
  • Sep 20

    “Cut and Paste Affidavit” Derails Defence Medical Exam Application

    “Cut and Paste Affidavit” Derails Defence Medical Exam Application
    Reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, dismissing a defence request for an independent medical assessment of a Plaintiff in part due to the use of a “cut and paste affidavit”. In…
Rank this Week: 801

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Sep 22

    How client succession is driving law firm consolidation

    How client succession is driving law firm consolidation
    Maybe, as the President of the United States believes, the world needs more Canada. What we do know is that the world evidently needs fewer Canadian law firms. It’s been a busy month in the Canadian legal marketplace. On…
  • Sep 1

    The ethics of innovation

    The ethics of innovation
    Earlier this year, a legal periodical called me up and asked my opinion of third-party litigation financing. As you might know, my view of this particular innovation (detailed here on three previous occasions) is not…
  • Aug 4

    Some light summertime reading for you

    Some light summertime reading for you
    Even though Law21 was offline for the first half of 2016, I was still busy writing a number of articles and contributing columns to several publications worldwide. Now that they’ve all been published, and since, let’s face…
Rank this Week: 4971

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: 3622

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Sep 21

    Why Would Angelina Jolie Demand Sole Custody?

    Why Would Angelina Jolie Demand Sole Custody?
    When I read this morning that Brad and Angie were kaput, I didn’t believe it. After all, every month for the past several years some gossip magazine has splashed this headline across their cover page. Only it was never true. But today…
  • Sep 13

    Get Over It Hillary…

    Get Over It Hillary…
    In a recent interview with HUMANSOFNEWYORK.COM Hillary Clinton explains why she may appear to be “cold and unemotional”. “I was taking a law school admissions test in a big classroom at Harvard. My friend and I were some of…
  • Aug 31

    GUEST POST: FATHERLESS IN NORTH AMERICA

    GUEST POST: FATHERLESS IN NORTH AMERICA
    TERRY BRENNAN is the co-founder of “LEADING WOMEN FOR SHARED PARENTING”, an organization based in the United States, with invited members located world-wide. Members include women who are Senators, members of the House of…
Rank this Week: 4901

Adam Zasada's Ontario Construction…

Adam Zasada's Ontario Construction Law and Litigation Blog

Covers construction law and litigation in Canada and, in particular, the Province of Ontario. By Robson Carpenter LLP.

http://www.ontarioconstructionlaw.com/
  • Sep 21

    World’s tallest wood building constructed in Vancouver

    World’s tallest wood building constructed in Vancouver
    An exciting new 18 storey wood structure at UBC (my undergrad alma mater) has, apparently been completed. Click here to connect with an article and a few photos and click here to see a really cool time-lapse video of construction.
  • Jul 9

    Construction deficiencies at Guelph area gas station result in criminal charges against vendor

    Construction deficiencies at Guelph area gas station result in criminal charges against vendor
    It’s not too often that construction deficiencies result in criminal charges being laid but that seems to be what is happening with respect to a gas station North of Guelph, Ontario, CTV News Kitchener reports. Typically, this sort of…
  • Jun 5

    Lien legislation under review in both B.C. and Ontario

    Lien legislation under review in both B.C. and Ontario
    Ontario’s Construction Lien Act is under review and I was recently asked (and agreed) to participate in the process. However, I didn’t know, and just read in “B.C. Builders Lien Act reform getting underway” by Russell…
Rank this Week: 3474

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Sep 21

    Cloud computing: It’s all Good – or Mostly Good

    Cloud computing: It’s all Good – or Mostly Good
    A ZDNet article entitled Cloud computing: Four reasons why companies are choosing public over private or hybrid clouds makes a case for the value of the public cloud. The reasons: Innovation comes as standard with the public cloud Flexibility…
  • Sep 14

    CASL still confusing

    CASL still confusing
    CASL, the Canadian anti-spam legislation, came into force on July 1, 2014. July 1, 2017 will be an important date for CASL, as a private right of action will become available. Anyone (class actions are likely) will be able to sue CASL…
  • Aug 24

    CRTC advisory on CASL consent record keeping

    CRTC advisory on CASL consent record keeping
    The CRTC recently issued a media advisory entitled Enforcement Advisory – Notice for businesses and individuals on how to keep records of consent.  It doesn’t add anything new – but reinforces what the CRTC is looking…
Rank this Week: 2171

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/
  • Sep 21

    Should you name your children or your estate on your life insurance policy?

    Should you name your children or your estate on your life insurance policy?
    When it comes to naming the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. There are plenty of variables to consider but they fit individual people differently. A reader recently wrote to me asking about…
  • Sep 17

    Three out of four isn't bad

    Three out of four isn't bad
    I just noticed that of the four top-selling books in the law category on my publisher's site, three of them were written by me. "For My Family, With Love" continues to be a very strong seller even though it has been out for a couple…
  • Sep 16

    How do you find your deceased parents assets when they've been gone for 14 years?

    How do you find your deceased parents assets when they've been gone for 14 years?
    Now here's a tough one. A reader left me this brief note: "How do you find your deceased parents assets when they been gone longer than 14 years?" There's an awful lot I don't know about your situation, including why 14 years have…
Rank this Week: 4962

Privacy and Data Security Law

Privacy and Data Security Law

Covers the creation, collection, use, destruction and security of data. By Dentons.

http://www.privacyanddatasecuritylaw.com/
  • Sep 20

    New York Proposes First-in-the-Nation Cybersecurity Regulation for Financial Institution

    New York Proposes First-in-the-Nation Cybersecurity Regulation for Financial Institution
    On September 13, 2016, the New York Department of Financial Services introduced a new rule that would require banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions regulated by the Department to establish and maintain a cybersecurity…
  • Sep 12

    White House Issues Presidential Directive Coordinating Government Response To “Cyber Incidents”

    White House Issues Presidential Directive Coordinating Government Response To “Cyber Incidents”
    On July 26, 2016, President Obama issued a new Presidential Directive setting forth the framework for how the United States (US) federal government will respond to “cyber incidents,” whether involving government or private sector…
  • Sep 2

    CASL compliance undertakings continue to mount

    CASL compliance undertakings continue to mount
    Another company that is well-known to consumers has agreed to enter into a compliance undertaking with the CRTC for alleged CASL violations.  Kellogg Canada Inc. has paid a monetary penalty of $60,000 and undertaken to enter into a…
Rank this Week: 3405