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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 23

    Summaries Sunday: Supreme Advocacy

    Summaries Sunday: Supreme Advocacy
    On one Sunday each month we bring you a summary from Supreme Advocacy LLP of recent decisions at the Supreme Court of Canada. Supreme Advocacy LLP offers a weekly electronic newsletter, Supreme Advocacy Letter, to which you may subscribe.…
  • Apr 23

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and…
  • Apr 21

    GitHub Workflow and Legal Drafting

    GitHub Workflow and Legal Drafting
    There are a few posts on Slaw about Git/GitHub and the law, including several posts by Tim Knight. In most cases, the discussion centers on using GitHub to publish legislation and track legislative changes. I promise this column isn’t…
Rank this Week: 63

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 19

    $90,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Chronic Neck Injury With Headache

    $90,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Chronic Neck Injury With Headache
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Prince George Registry, assessing non-pecuniary damages of $90,000 for a long standing neck injury with associated headaches. In today’s case (Willett v. Rose) the…
  • Apr 18

    Damages for Surrogacy Fees Awarded in BC Injury Claim

    Damages for Surrogacy Fees Awarded in BC Injury Claim
    In what I believe is the first case of its kind in British Columbia, reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, awarding damages for surrogacy fees for future potential pregnancies after a collision…
  • Apr 13

    Proven Cases of ICBC Fraud Almost Non Existent

    Proven Cases of ICBC Fraud Almost Non Existent
    Insurance Companies often talk about the high cost of fraud and ever rising claim rates.  These discussions are often abstract or accompanied with large numbers.  When you look behind the data there is often little to substantiate…
Rank this Week: 62

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 21

    Lawyer wins $160,000 judgment against condo neighbour

    Lawyer wins $160,000 judgment against condo neighbour
    An Ottawa lawyer and aspiring judge has won $160,000 in damages in a defamation lawsuit he brought against neighbours of a condominium he owns in Costa Rica.David McNairn brought the action in Ontario, after two neighbours sent emails to…
  • Apr 21

    Study will examine use of technology in child-parent communication during divorce and separation

    Study will examine use of technology in child-parent communication during divorce and separation
    A professor of social work at Western University is conducting a study to understand the impact that parental communications with children using Internet technologies has during times of divorce or separation. Dr. Rachel Birnbaum is…
  • Apr 21

    Legal news roundup - April 21, 2017

    Legal news roundup - April 21, 2017
    CanadaYork Region police arrest more than 100 men in child prostitution case, Canadian PressPrivacy watchdog concerned about spy data centre's use of security assessment, Canadian PressHome Capital will fight OSC but focus on business:…
Rank this Week: 128

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

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

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Feb 3

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing

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

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere

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

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

    Hull on Estates #452 – Responsibility for Joint Debts Upon Death
    This week on Hull on Estates, David Morgan Smith and Noah Weisberg discuss the responsibility for joint debt upon death of one of the debtors. Should you have any questions, please email us at webmaster@hullandhull.com or leave a comment on…
Rank this Week: 144

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law Toronto for Thursday April 20, 2017.Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.Life insurance policies that designate a beneficiary become that beneficiary's property on the day the insured dies.…
  • Apr 19

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday April 19, 2017.Today we are talking about Family Law.Many custody disputes in Ontario family law matters are now resolved through mediation, rather than court action. Mediators work…
  • Apr 18

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law Toronto for Tuesday April 18, 2017.Today we are talking about Employment Law.Can an employer lawfully terminate an exceptional employee who has had consistently good performance reviews? Under Ontario…
Rank this Week: 237

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Car Accident in Ontario? You have two cases! Tort & Accident Benefit Claims examined

    Car Accident in Ontario? You have two cases! Tort & Accident Benefit Claims examined
    You know what’s confusing? Car accident claims. Even for personal injury lawyers who concentrate their practices exclusively on car accident claims; these claims can be confusing! A recent report commissioned by the Government of…
  • Apr 12

    Fair Accident Benefits, Fairly Delivered: The Marshall Report

    Fair Accident Benefits, Fairly Delivered: The Marshall Report
    Who is David Marshall,  and why has he been commissioned by the Province of Ontario to write a report on car insurance and car accident litigation in Ontario? Good question. If you haven’t heard of David Marshall, here is an…
  • Apr 5

    How to pick a personal injury lawyer (Ontario)

    How to pick a personal injury lawyer (Ontario)
    If you’ve been seriously hurt or injured in an accident; or you’ve been denied long term disability benefits by your insurer, you will likely need to retain a lawyer. But, not just any lawyer. You will need a personal injury…
Rank this Week: 280

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/
  • Dec 16

    TN Visa to Green Card Approval - Marriage to U.S. Citizen

    TN Visa to Green Card Approval - Marriage to U.S. Citizen
    Green CardCase Info.Case History / Issues:Applicant was a Canadian citizen, and held TN visa status. Applicant subsequently married a U.S. citizen.Strategy:Reviewed case to ensure no preconceived intent issues, or potential employment gap or…
  • Nov 6

    Concurrent TNs Under New I-94 Automation System

    Concurrent TNs Under New I-94 Automation System
    Under the government's new I-94 record keeping system, individuals who enter the U.S. under TN visa status no longer will receive a paper I-94 record. Instead, they will receive a stamp in their passport reflecting their TN status and…
  • Oct 14

    Doctor Faces Criminal Charges for TN Visa Fraud

    Doctor Faces Criminal Charges for TN Visa Fraud
    Unlike under the H-1B visa, Physicians working in the U.S. under TN visa status may only fill teaching or research positions. They cannot provide direct patient care. A Florida doctor is being charged criminally with visa…
Rank this Week: 376

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 21

    Latest episode of the Law Show available for listening online

    Latest episode of the Law Show available for listening online
    The latest episode of The Law Show is available for listening now by clicking here. This is the third episode, in which we chatted with our special guest, Greg Youden from CIBC. We talked about how we non-millionaire, ordinary folks might…
  • Apr 20

    A smile for the weekend

    A smile for the weekend
    It's almost the weekend. Let's have a little smile!
  • Apr 20

    The executor has used estate funds for personal use. What can a beneficiary do?

    The executor has used estate funds for personal use. What can a beneficiary do?
    If you were a beneficiary of an estate and you found out that the executor was skimming from the estate, would you know what to do? Would you know what legal solutions were available? A reader recently asked me what to do in that situation.…
Rank this Week: 405

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: 440

Law is Cool

Law is Cool

Law school blog and podcast from Canada.

http://lawiscool.com
  • Jul 13

    Can we balance work and our personal life?

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

    by Stephanie Hannah

    by Stephanie Hannah
  • Jul 8

    My Clio Day

    My Clio Day
    By: Hilary Bowser
Rank this Week: 413

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 23

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2017-04-22

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2017-04-22
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  • Apr 22

    Equustek v Google: my Fordham talk

    Equustek v Google: my Fordham talk
    Fordham Law School has the best annual  intellectual property conferences. I had the privilege of speaking at its 25th Annual IP Conference yesterday on the Equustek v Google case. In this case the Supreme Court of Canada is being…
  • Apr 22

    Legality of Kodi boxes: my interview with Fairchild TV

    Legality of Kodi boxes: my interview with Fairchild TV
    Kodi boxes pre-configured to enable buyers to stream and download movie and TV content are proving to be a challenge to producers and distributors of this content in Canada and around the world. Recently the Federal Court granted an…
Rank this Week: 580

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 21

    Ensuring Employees are Given Adequate Time to Review Employment Contract

    Ensuring Employees are Given Adequate Time to Review Employment Contract
    The law recognizes that there is an imbalance of power between employees and employers. Employers hold the advantage in contract negotiations because they are in a more favourable position to pressure or influence employees into agreeing or…
  • Apr 17

    Acceptable Scope of a Non-Solicitation Clause: A Real-Life Example

    Acceptable Scope of a Non-Solicitation Clause: A Real-Life Example
    For most employees, a non-solicitation clause should be all that is necessary if an employer is seeking to protect his/her business interests (clients) from employees who leave to a competitor. However, employers must be careful with the…
  • Apr 11

    Health and Safety: Can a Corporation be held Criminally Negligent for the Conduct of Supervisors?

    Health and Safety: Can a Corporation be held Criminally Negligent for the Conduct of Supervisors?
    Upon other employer duties relevant to health and safety, the duty to provide competent supervisors may be the most important. An employer may have all the requirements of a safe workplace, however, having a supervisor that is negligent may…
Rank this Week: 529

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 19

    Supreme Court of B.C Decision Lends Support to Use of Multiple Wills to Reduce Probate Fee

    Supreme Court of B.C Decision Lends Support to Use of Multiple Wills to Reduce Probate Fee
    A recent Supreme Court of British Columbia decision has lent support to the strategy of reducing probate fees by making two wills in British Columbia, one that deals with those assets that may be transferred to your personal representative…
  • Apr 16

    The Rule in Cherry v. Boultbee

    The Rule in Cherry v. Boultbee
    If you wait too long to sue on a debt, your claim may be statute-barred by the applicable limitation legislation. But can the personal representative of a deceased person require a beneficiary to bring into account an amount the beneficiary…
  • Mar 24

    Court Orders Interim Distribution Under Section 155 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act

    Court Orders Interim Distribution Under Section 155 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act
    In a recent decision, Davis v. Burns Estate, 2016 BCSC 1982, the Supreme Court of British Columbia allowed an interim distribution to be made to a beneficiary of a will under section 155 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act pending the…
Rank this Week: 563

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Apr 10

    New Books at the Law Library – April 10, 2017

    New Books at the Law Library – April 10, 2017
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: BM175.E8 A46 2017 Aryeh Amihay, Theory and Practice in Essene Law (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017). Online access: http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=8634287 LAW LIBRARY level 3: BM535 .S6963…
  • Apr 3

    New Books at the Law Library – April 3, 2017

    New Books at the Law Library – April 3, 2017
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: HD7287.95 .R448 2016 Julian Sidoli, Michel Vols & Marvin Noah Frank Kiehl, eds., Regulating the City: Contemporary Urban Housing Law (Hague: Eleven International Publishing, 2016). LAW LIBRARY level 3: JV412 .N48 2016…
  • Mar 27

    New Books at the Law Library – March 27, 2017

    New Books at the Law Library – March 27, 2017
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: JX1 .H34 v. 27 2014 Hague Academy of International Law, Hague Yearbook of International Law 2014 (Dordrecht: M. Nijhoff, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K720 .P54 2013 Christopher Pierson, Just Property: Volume Two:…
Rank this Week: 621

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Jun 24

    Validity of the Renewable Fuels Regulations under CEPA upheld

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

    Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit

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

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

    Minister owes no duty to be fair in administrative decision under CEPA
    The Federal Court recently refused to order the Minister of Environment to convene a board of review for the purpose of reconsidering the government’s decision to list BENPAT as a toxic under the Canadian Environmental Protection…
Rank this Week: 553

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

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

http://www.lifeofalawstudent.com
  • Jul 11

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou
    I started writing this article the other day for an attorney law blog and realized how silly it sounded. I put in all of the work and then realized that probably everyone knows that sipping on that Red Bull and Vodka isn’t any good…
  • Dec 4

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?

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

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill
    You’ve probably seen the shocking videos of de-beaked chickens shoved thirty to a cage at a factory farm, or rats running rampant at a food processing plant. Such things are upsetting to see- but as a member of the public, you…
Rank this Week: 524

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Apr 20

    Net Neutrality Alive and Well in Canada: CRTC Crafts Full Code With Zero Rating Decision

    Net Neutrality Alive and Well in Canada: CRTC Crafts Full Code With Zero Rating Decision
    The CRTC today released the final chapter (for now) in its net neutrality governance framework, creating policy that establishes strong safeguards against net neutrality violations and severely restricts the ability for providers to engage in…
  • Apr 20

    The Reel Story: Why Changing How We Measure a “Canadian Film” is Long Overdue

    The Reel Story: Why Changing How We Measure a “Canadian Film” is Long Overdue
    National Canadian Film Day 150, described as the world's largest film festival, was held yesterday with events that showcased Canadian feature films at hundreds of venues from coast to coast. The event had a large number of sponsors (the…
  • Apr 19

    The Internet as Cable: The Risk of Treating Telecommunications as Cultural Policy

    The Internet as Cable: The Risk of Treating Telecommunications as Cultural Policy
    Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly travels to California this week with an agenda that includes meetings with Internet giants such as Google and Facebook. Given the recent announcement in the budget that the government plans to…
Rank this Week: 764

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 756

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for March 2017

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for March 2017
    Over the course of the month of March, Quickscribe 2.0 received a number of new annotations for BC legislation. Here are the most recent additions:Bill Buholzer, Young Anderson Barristers and Solicitors – Local…
  • Feb 6

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for January 2017

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for January 2017
    This past month, many pieces of legislation received new annotations on Quickscribe 2.0. Take a look:Jeff Waatainen, DLA Piper LLP - Wildfire Regulation 38/2005, Forest and Range Practices Act, Forest Act, Forest Planning and Practices…
  • Jan 10

    Quickscribe Annotation Update for December 2016

    Quickscribe Annotation Update for December 2016
    The following pieces of legislation received new annotations in Quickscribe 2.0 last month:  Michael Hargraves, Stewart, McDannold, Stuart – Community Charter, Local Government ActRichard Bereti, Harper Grey LLP –…
Rank this Week: 762

La pub et le droit

La pub et le droit

Covers advertising law. By Natalie Gauthier.

http://publiciteetdroit.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 8

    La pub et le droit a 10 an

    La pub et le droit a 10 an
    La pub et le droit fêtera son 10eanniversaire le 1er août. Des centaines d'heures de recherches jurisprudentielles et législatives pour donner plus de 182 billets mensuels, vous donnant ainsi un rendez-vous le 1er jour du…
  • Jun 1

    La clause de non-concurrence et l'agence de placement

    La clause de non-concurrence et l'agence de placement
    Un rappel sur la portée de la clause de non-conurrence avec l’arrêt Soins santé Portneuf c. Savard, 2013 QCCQ 6961. Santé Portneuf est une agence de placement auprès des centres hospitaliers et…
  • May 1

    Les multinationales de tabac

    Les multinationales de tabac
    Une décision importante qui est pourtant passée inaperçu en juillet dernier, celle concernant le droit du gouvernement du Québec de poursuivre les multinationales de tabac dont le siège social est…
Rank this Week: 751

Calgary Criminal Lawyers' Weekly

Calgary Criminal Lawyers' Weekly

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

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

    What are the real costs of Civil Forfeiture?

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

    Herald Editor Needs Hacker

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

    Can I Trust You With My Life?

    Can I Trust You With My Life?
    Dear Sgt. Patrick Webb,As Alberta spokesman for the RCMP, I ask you this question. Can I trust the members of Canada's historic national police service with my life and the lives of my family?I expect that you will deliver an emphatic "Yes,…
Rank this Week: 641

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    May/June 2017 Issue of AALL Spectrum

    May/June 2017 Issue of AALL Spectrum
    The May/June 2017 issue of AALL Spectrum is now available online.It is the monthly publication of the American Association of Law Libraries. Among the feature articles are: Artificial Intelligence Legal Research and Law LibrariansiSpy:…
  • Apr 20

    Canadian Forum on Civil Justice April 2017 Access to Justice Newsletter

    Canadian Forum on Civil Justice April 2017 Access to Justice Newsletter
    The non-profit Canadian Forum on Access to Justice (CFCJ) publishes a regular newsletter about Access to Justice.The latest issue of the newsletter includes: news about access to justice initiativesa Working Data Document with results…
  • Apr 20

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title
    The list of new library titles added to the Supreme Court of Canada collection from April 1 to 15, 2017 is now available on the Court website. It is possible to subscribe via e-mail to receive the list.
Rank this Week: 1016

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

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

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 840

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Government Announces Tip Lines For Procurement Fraud

    Government Announces Tip Lines For Procurement Fraud
    April 20, 2017 Earlier today, the Canadian Government announced increased enforcement measures to detect and combat fraud in relation to federal government contracts (i.e., federal procurement). In particular, the Federal Government announced…
  • Apr 13

    New Competition Bureau Compliance Blog Serie

    New Competition Bureau Compliance Blog Serie
    April 13, 2017 The Competition Bureau (Bureau) recently launched the first in a series of eight blog posts on the Canada Business Network on competition law compliance programs (see: Our Best Recipe for Competition Law Compliance Programs!).…
  • Mar 22

    A Proposal For Private Reference

    A Proposal For Private Reference
    March 28, 2017 In my C.D. Howe Institute Intelligence Memo today, I recommend that the references provision of the Competition Act (section 124.2) be amended to allow private parties to bring Competition Tribunal references on points of law.…
Rank this Week: 960

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
  • Apr 19

    Trump Signs Executive Order Restricting H-1B Visa

    Trump Signs Executive Order Restricting H-1B Visa
    “Buy American, Hire American” The President of the United States, Donald Trump, will sign an executive order prioritizing Americans over foreign workers. This order will be directed towards federal agencies that recommend changes…
  • Apr 11

    H-1B Visas Reached The Yearly Cap In 4 Day

    H-1B Visas Reached The Yearly Cap In 4 Day
    Once again, there has been an alarming demand for H-1B visa’s in the United States. On Monday, April 3rd, the United States government began to accept applications for the H-1B visas which are usually granted to foreign tech workers. On…
  • Apr 11

    H-1B Visas Reached The Yearly Cap In 4 Day

    H-1B Visas Reached The Yearly Cap In 4 Day
    Once again, there has been an alarming demand for H-1B visa’s in the United States. On Monday, April 3rd, the United States government began to accept applications for the H-1B visas which are usually granted to foreign tech workers. On…
Rank this Week: 861

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 965

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Apr 18

    Court Certifies Class Action Lawsuit by Condo Purchasers Against Developer

    Court Certifies Class Action Lawsuit by Condo Purchasers Against Developer
    An Ottawa condominium unit owner has commenced a class action lawsuit against a condominium developer, claiming that the developer breached the disclosure obligations set out in section 72 of the Condominium Act, 1998 when it turned out that…
  • Apr 12

    Condo Buyers Losing their Home

    Condo Buyers Losing their Home
    Purchasers need to spend the time to research the developer and review their agreements thoroughly before finalizing their purchase.  Hear about some important tips for purchasers on this Newstalk Interview with Denise Lash and…
  • Apr 11

    Condo Deposit Fraud results in Criminal Conviction for Developer’s Lawyer

    Condo Deposit Fraud results in Criminal Conviction for Developer’s Lawyer
    A Toronto lawyer, Meerai Cho, was recently convicted of criminal breach of trust and had her licence to practice law revoked for her part in facilitating the theft of $13,000,000 by her client, a condominium developer. We previously blogged…
Rank this Week: 932

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 16

    Careers in Law

    Careers in Law
    This is three years old, but still applicable today:
  • Apr 7

    Thanks and Happy 150th!

    Thanks and Happy 150th!
    Today, we offer our gratitude. Thanks to all of you who have clicked, shared, liked, retweeted, and otherwise gotten involved with this year’s Law and Social Media project. Special thanks go out to our interviewees, who have braved the…
  • Apr 6

    To Boldly Go...

    To Boldly Go...
    What will Canada be like in another 150 years? Despite deepening darkness in the world around us, I like to be optimistic. I think that Canada, and hopefully our world, will be a better, fairer place in the centuries to...
Rank this Week: 845

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Covers Canadian legal forms. By Michael Carabash.

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

    Drafting a Will | Revoking and Altering a Will…

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

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

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

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?
    Legal Wills | What is a deceased’s estate? In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills.  Everyone should have one, but they don’t.  Why?  Because people don’t want to be…
Rank this Week: 824

Law Library News

Law Library News

Covers featured books and library announcements. By the John A. Weir Memorial Law Library at the University of Alberta Law Centre.

http://blogs.library.ualberta.ca/law
  • Feb 21

    Law Library News Blog Discontinued – Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook

    Law Library News Blog Discontinued – Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook
    Hello. This blog has now been discontinued, however, we invite you to follow us on Twitter @RutherfordLib#UALWeir and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RutherfordLibrary. The Rutherford and Weir Law Libraries are now staffed by the same team…
  • May 14

    Summer 2013 Access to Law Library Material & Information

    Summer 2013 Access to Law Library Material & Information
    The Weir Law Library closed to the general public on May 1st, 2013 and will re-open for fall term on September 3rd, 2013. If you require materials from the Law Library, Place a Hold via the Library Catalogue. Your materials will be available…
  • Apr 29

    May Featured Videos – Hidden Gem

    May Featured Videos – Hidden Gem
    For May I have chosen 10 interesting videos that have not been previously highlighted. Note: as of May 1st the Law Library is swipe card access only. However, you can still borrow these videos by finding them in the online catalogue and using…
Rank this Week: 793

Newfoundland and Labrador…

Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Law

Tracks construction law developments in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. By Adam Baker.

http://www.adambaker.net
  • Jul 5

    Mechanics’ Liens – Part I: What is a Mechanics’ Lien?

    Mechanics’ Liens – Part I: What is a Mechanics’ Lien?
    Modern usage of the word “mechanic” typically refers to the guy who fixes the engine in your truck. Prior to the rise of the automobile, though, the term was applied to any sort of skilled manual labourer, incuding carpenters and…
  • Jun 19

    Case Comment: Provincial Fence Products v Town of CBS

    Case Comment: Provincial Fence Products v Town of CBS
    A new decision from the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador revisits the classic issues of public bodies, cancelled tenders, privilege clauses, and allegations of bid shopping. In Provincial Fence Products Ltd. v Town of Conception Bay…
  • Sep 29

    Not Ready to Settle: Never Commit Unless You Mean It

    Not Ready to Settle: Never Commit Unless You Mean It
    If you’re ever been a plaintiff or a defendant, you know that a lot of lawyer time can be spent outside the courtroom trying to get to a settlement. Settlement negotiations can go south for a lot of reasons, but there’s one great way to…
Rank this Week: 795

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Discusses the complications, pitfalls, and the overall state of affairs of trusts and estates in Canada. By Megan F. Connolly.

http://www.torontoestatemonitor.com/
  • Mar 7

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse
    The recent decision of the Superior Court of Justice in the Murphy Estate considers what happens when parties to a proceeding settle a matter on the basis of faulty facts and one of the parties suffers from “buyer’s remorse”. 
  • Mar 5

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt
    One of an estate trustee’s duties is to pay the debts that a deceased individual owed when he or she died.  As I have previously discussed, the estate trustee is generally not personally liable for the deceased’s debts – they are paid…
  • Feb 29

    Expecting An Inheritance? You Might Not Be Getting One

    Expecting An Inheritance? You Might Not Be Getting One
    Investor’s Group, a financial services company in Canada, recently released the results of a survey regarding people’s expectations when it comes to receiving an inheritance or leaving one to others. 
Rank this Week: 820

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Apr 23

    Surprising pro-employer decisions on post-employment restrictive covenant

    Surprising pro-employer decisions on post-employment restrictive covenant
    by Kyla Stott-Jess and Stefan Mirkovic Employers often place great faith in restrictive covenants to protect their assets when hiring key employees. In Canada however, noncompetition clauses have generally been very difficult to enforce…
  • Apr 16

    To enforce or not to enforce ESA-only termination clauses: That is the question!

    To enforce or not to enforce ESA-only termination clauses: That is the question!
    by Sophie Arseneault Employers celebrated the January 2017 decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Cook v. Hatch upholding a termination clause that did not speak to statutory severance pay or the requirement to maintain health…
  • Apr 9

    Freedom of expression during collective bargaining: What are the limits?

    Freedom of expression during collective bargaining: What are the limits?
    by Stéphane Fillion and Laïla Tremblay In Canada, many cases have considered and limited an employer’s freedom of expression during collective bargaining. But what about the freedom of expression of the employees during that…
Rank this Week: 1289

Regulation tomorrow

Regulation tomorrow

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Offers resources on the global financial services regulatory environment. It reports on financial services regulatory developments and provides insights and commentary across Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States.

http://www.regulationtomorrow.com/
  • Apr 21

    Latest MiFID II Academy webinar now available

    Latest MiFID II Academy webinar now available
    The recording of our latest MiFID II Academy webinar, Update on markets issues, is now available. To listen to the recording please register here.… Continue Reading
  • Apr 21

    BBA guidance on MiFIR transaction reporting short selling indicator

    BBA guidance on MiFIR transaction reporting short selling indicator
    The British Bankers’ Association (BBA) has published a guidance on the short selling requirements in the transaction reporting regime under MiFID II. The BBA explains that MiFIR transaction reporting introduces a number of new…
  • Apr 21

    FCA consults on 2017/18 regulated fee and levy rate proposal

    FCA consults on 2017/18 regulated fee and levy rate proposal
    On 17 November 2017, we blogged that the FCA published its first Consultation Paper 16/33: Regulatory fees and levies: policy proposals for 2017/18 (CP16/33). In CP16/33 the FCA sets out its proposed policy changes regarding how its fees…
Rank this Week: 1398

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • Apr 18

    Contact Limitation Clause Precludes Contractor’s Claim Over Against Designer

    Contact Limitation Clause Precludes Contractor’s Claim Over Against Designer
    The limitation periods which apply to construction claims are difficult to sort out at the best of times. They are even more complicated when the limitation period applies to a claim over for contribution or indemnity. That situation arises…
  • Apr 10

    New International Commercial Arbitration Act Enacted In Ontario

    New International Commercial Arbitration Act Enacted In Ontario
    On March 22, 2017, a new International Commercial Arbitration Act, 2017 came into force in Ontario (the 2017 ICAA). The 2017 ICAA is contained in Schedule 5 to the Burden Reduction Act, 2017, SO 2017, c. 2.. The 2017 ICCA replaces the…
  • Apr 3

    Construction Contract Held To Mandate The Payment Of Extra

    Construction Contract Held To Mandate The Payment Of Extra
    One of the most contentious issues in building contracts is mechanism to ensure that the contractor is guaranteed payment for extras, and that the owner is guaranteed not to pay for something that is not an extra. It would be simple to state…
Rank this Week: 1265

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

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

    Bonus Eligibility Tied to Active Employment

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

    Enforceability of Employment Contracts a Comprehensive Case

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

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

    Sale of a Business and Intermingling under the Labour Relations Act, 1995
    The Ontario Labour Relations Board (“OLRB”) considered the sale of a business provisions in the Labour Relations Act, 1995 in ADT Security Services Canada, Inc. v Unifor Local 554, 2017 CanLII 4481 (ON LRB). ADT (a unionized…
Rank this Week: 1470

Law, Eh? Canadian Law School

Law, Eh? Canadian Law School

By Adam Letourneau.

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

    The Going Rate

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

    Tips for lawyers re-qualifying in Canada

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

    Law School in Canada vs. USA

    Law School in Canada vs. USA
    The McGill TribuneBy Elisa Muyl"For students who have had their hearts set on going to law school since childhood, David Segal's recent New York Times article, "Is Law School a Losing Game?" offered a familiar but oft-ignored warning: law…
Rank this Week: 1324

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: 1259

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

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

    Making Effective Distributions of Estate Taxable Income Tax

    Making Effective Distributions of Estate Taxable Income Tax
    Dealing with the taxation of income earned by an estate can be complex. It has become even more complex since January 1, 2016.  It was on this date that all estates, other than those that qualify as a “graduated rate estate”…
  • Apr 19

    Donation Tax Credit Mismatch

    Donation Tax Credit Mismatch
    It is a truism that Canadians who donate enough to charity at death can eliminate tax. This outcome is due to the 100% contribution limit for gifts by will and direct designation gift of registered funds and life insurance.  Since 2015,…
  • Apr 18

    Death of taxpayer – timing of the final return

    Death of taxpayer – timing of the final return
    Some timing relief is granted to the deceased’s personal representative when a death occurs before the deceased has filed a tax return to report income received in the year. Generally speaking, the final return is due on or before the…
Rank this Week: 2351

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Apr 20

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    us digital border searches rise sharply – on pace to hit 30,000 this year – 4x more than in 2015. https://t.co/PVZVPRdZYo 2017-04-18 ai that learns from another ai. interesting. https://t.co/ZiiABZUuM2 2017-04-18 if you're feeling…
  • Apr 6

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    activist loses challenge to copyright in official georgia statutes. odd that official statutes are annotated. https://t.co/89E85ofHvf 2017-03-31 toronto and montreal becoming ai hotbeds? google seems to think so. https://t.co/WHrFn7BgHX…
  • Mar 30

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    at long last, ontario finally repeals the bulk sales act. rejoice, m&a lawyers, rejoice. https://t.co/wpdPGngf4N 2017-03-24 us senate kills fcc privacy rules, enabling broadband isps to use and sell browsing and other info of its…
Rank this Week: 2469

Canadian Securities Law Online

Canadian Securities Law Online

Covers Canadian securities law topics, including disclosures, corporate governance, mergers, registration and compliance. By Stikeman Elliott.

http://www.canadiansecuritieslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1553

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: 2215

LegalEase on CKUT 90.3 FM

LegalEase on CKUT 90.3 FM

Covers law-related topics. By the law students at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.

http://legaleaseckut.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 2327

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Mar 10

    Privacy and the use of census information for population health research

    Privacy and the use of census information for population health research
    Professor Teresa Scassa has a very interesting comment on her blog about a recent case from the Federal Court of Canada, O’Grady v. Canada (Attorney General), 2017 FC 167. Her comment is here: Recent Federal Court Decision Examines…
  • Feb 10

    Nova Scotia Appeals Court: No privacy and defamation double-dip damage

    Nova Scotia Appeals Court: No privacy and defamation double-dip damage
    The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, in Marson v Nova Scotia, 2017 NSCA 17 has affirmed the decision of the NS Supreme Court, which found that you don't get to double-dip on damages if essentially the same is grounded in invasion of privacy and…
  • Feb 7

    Did the Canadian Federal Court take the first step to a "right to be forgotten" with a global take-down order?

    Did the Canadian Federal Court take the first step to a "right to be forgotten" with a global take-down order?
    This past week, the Federal Court of Canada released a very interesting decision in A.T. v. Globe24h.com, 2017 FC 114, which seems to be the first step towards a Canadian "right to be forgotten". (You may recall that I generally don't think…
Rank this Week: 1728

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer…

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.halifaxpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 17

    Good news from the Supreme Court of Canada for injured victims of underinsured driver

    Good news from the Supreme Court of Canada for injured victims of underinsured driver
    What is SEF44 coverage? In an article and video on the McKiggan Hebert website John McKiggan discussed how the SEF44 Family Protection Endorsement works. But a recent decision from the Supreme Court of Canada has made some important…
  • Feb 17

    Good news from the Supreme Court of Canada for injured victims of underinsured driver

    Good news from the Supreme Court of Canada for injured victims of underinsured driver
    What is SEF44 coverage? In an article and video on the McKiggan Hebert website John McKiggan discussed how the SEF44 Family Protection Endorsement works. But a recent decision from the Supreme Court of Canada has made some important…
  • Feb 3

    Is my Nova Scotia “Minor Injury” claim capped at $7500.00?

    Is my Nova Scotia “Minor Injury” claim capped at $7500.00?
    Minor Injury Cap This is a question I get asked a lot. Some people have heard that Nova Scotia has a law that places a “cap” on the amount of compensation that people can receive if they have been injured in a car accident. The…
Rank this Week: 1757