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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/
  • May 20

    Expert Witness Plagiarism Concerns Lead to Strong Criticism of Medico-Legal Report

    Expert Witness Plagiarism Concerns Lead to Strong Criticism of Medico-Legal Report
    In my ongoing efforts to highlight judicial criticism of expert witnesses who stray into advocacy, reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, excluding an expert report for numerous reasons…
  • May 16

    BC Court of Appeal – ICBC Disability Benefits Can Be Revived Beyond 104 Week Mark

    BC Court of Appeal – ICBC Disability Benefits Can Be Revived Beyond 104 Week Mark
    In late 2014 the BC Supreme Court rules that ICBC wage loss benefits can be ‘revived’ if a collision related injury which was initially disabling retriggers disability beyond the 104 week mark.  ICBC appealed but in reasons…
  • May 16

    Court Questions Whether “WCB Defence” Applies to Indivisible Injurie

    Court Questions Whether “WCB Defence” Applies to Indivisible Injurie
    Last year Mr. Justice Burnyeat reasoned, in Pinch v. Hofstee, that a Plaintiff’s damages for indivisible injuries must be reduced to the extent that one of the events causing/contributing to the injury arose from a matter where tort…
Rank this Week: 94

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

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

    New Legal Citation Guide for Canada

    New Legal Citation Guide for Canada
    As reported last week on Slaw.ca, a working group of law librarians, lawyers and law professors has been set up to develop a new legal citation guide for Canada:"There is currently no standard legal citation guide in Canada that has been…
  • May 19

    Updates on Canadian Federation of Library Association

    Updates on Canadian Federation of Library Association
    The membership of the Canadian Library Association (CLA) voted on January 27, 2016 to dissolve the organization and launch a new federation of Canadian library associations.Here are a few recent updates about the new federation:CFLA Replaces…
  • May 19

    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 for May 1-15, 2016 is now available on the Court website. It is possible to subscribe via e-mail to receive the list. 
Rank this Week: 111

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 23

    Monday’s Mix

    Monday’s Mix
    Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from seventy recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as…
  • May 22

    Physician Assisted Death Exception Doesn’t Require Terminal Illne

    Physician Assisted Death Exception Doesn’t Require Terminal Illne
    Following the extension to develop assisted dying legislation, provincial courts have scrambled to meet the special exemptions created by the courts. The first provincial application under this exemption was Re HS in February 2016, where…
  • May 22

    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…
Rank this Week: 112

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • May 20

    Study to determine A2J gaps for transgender community

    Study to determine A2J gaps for transgender community
    As the federal government looks to expand protections for transgender people with bill C-16, an Ontario initiative is examining what barriers the transgender community still faces in accessing justice. The project, called Transforming…
  • May 20

    Legal news roundup - May 20, 2016

    Legal news roundup - May 20, 2016
    Canada RCMP faces allegations of harassment, bullying in witness protection program, CBC.ca MPs expected to vote on assisted-dying in last week of May, CBC.ca Three-year-old in critical condition after being run over by lawn mower, Canadian…
  • May 19

    Non-equity partners more vulnerable than associates: report

    Non-equity partners more vulnerable than associates: report
    As big firms look to shed surplus capacity, highly paid, non-equity partners and senior associates are more vulnerable to staff reductions than those on the bottom rung. That’s one of the more surprising findings in Altman Weil’s…
Rank this Week: 110

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/
  • May 21

    What Happens to Funds Inherited by a Spouse on the Breakdown of the Marriage?

    What Happens to Funds Inherited by a Spouse on the Breakdown of the Marriage?
    Some of my estate-planning clients have asked me what would happen to the money they intend to leave to their children if one of their children’s marriages breaks down.  In some cases, there may be concern that a marriage breakdown…
  • May 15

    British Columbia Court Services Branch Plans to Collect Hearing Fees Again

    British Columbia Court Services Branch Plans to Collect Hearing Fees Again
    In a letter to the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, the Assistant Deputy Minister, Court Services Branch, Ministry of Justice has advised that Court Services Branch intends to begin collecting hearing fees for civil matters set…
  • May 7

    The Sidney and North Saanich Memorial Park Society v. British Columbia (Attorney General)

    The Sidney and North Saanich Memorial Park Society v. British Columbia (Attorney General)
    A good thing about charitable purpose trusts is that they can last forever. A bad thing about charitable purpose trusts is that they can last forever. When creating a charitable purpose trusts, or any long-term trust for that matter, it is…
Rank this Week: 181

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

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

    Divorce Lawyers Misunderstand Effects of Minority Shareholding

    Divorce Lawyers Misunderstand Effects of Minority Shareholding
    The division of business assets between spouses in a divorce can be complicated and tricky. Elizabeth Berardi of New York found this out the hard way. She retained seventy-member law firm, Philps Nizer , in 2000 to draft a marriage agreement…
  • May 17

    To Sign or Not to Sign: The Prenup Dilemma

    To Sign or Not to Sign: The Prenup Dilemma
    Pre-nuptial agreements are so commonplace today that no one gives them a second thought.  They are considered de rigueur in second marriages, particularly where there are children from a first marriage, who panic at the first sign that…
  • May 16

    Hollywood, Stop Bothering Us With Your Inane Political Prattle

    Hollywood, Stop Bothering Us With Your Inane Political Prattle
    Jennifer Lawrence is the latest pretty face to achieve Hollywood success, scooping up an Academy Award for  Silver Linings Playbook in 2012 and achieving fame for her role in The Hunger Games. She was  first recruited by a modelling…
Rank this Week: 192

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: 174

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: 384

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
  • May 23

    Recent Acquisitions, May 16 – May 23, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, May 16 – May 23, 2016
    1 new acquisition in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 1 from 2016: K 370 H882 2016 Is killing people right? : more great cases that shaped the legal world Cambridge University Press, 2016 xi, 164 pages ; 22 cm … Continue…
  • May 16

    Recent Acquisitions, May 9 – May 16, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, May 9 – May 16, 2016
    8 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 3 from 2016: The comprehensive guide to legal research, writing… McCarney, Moira, KF 240 M328 2016 The comprehensive guide to legal research, writing & analysis Emond…
  • May 9

    Recent Acquisitions, May 2 – May 9, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, May 2 – May 9, 2016
    51 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 25 from 2016: DS 135 E6 L533 B37 2015 Licoricia of Winchester : marriage, motherhood and murder in the medieval Anglo-Jewish community Vallentine Mitchell, 2015 xiv, 160 pages…
Rank this Week: 545

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
  • May 22

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-05-21

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-05-21
    Forget about bringing the ‘right to be forgotten’ to Canada https://t.co/CjWSHH84GQ – I beg to disagree -> Google Engineer Admits Scrubbing Java References in Android https://t.co/phAdo8U5qu -> Clinical Trials and…
  • May 21

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-20

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-20
    Link to decision of UKSC affirming interim privacy injunction in PJS case https://t.co/353BdBzw7Q -> Competition Bureau to examine whether fintech sector should be regulated https://t.co/J8oLZJbQ24 -> Seggie v. Roofdog Games Inc.: Who…
  • May 20

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-19

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-19
    Oracle vs. Google: Round 2 https://t.co/9eqoXdyM7S -> Economist: There Was No 'Fair Use' of Java APIs in Android https://t.co/UUJ6jRm25g -> Warren Buffett’s love for IBM is lost on me https://t.co/NZS10ZqnHH -> Music download…
Rank this Week: 431

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • May 17

    English and French Language and Immigration to Canada – What Amount of Skill is Needed?

    English and French Language and Immigration to Canada – What Amount of Skill is Needed?
    The Express Entry system constitutes the gateway to filing a skilled worker application to live in Canada permanently. It is apparent that (at least with respect to the Canada Experience Class category), the minimum level of English or French…
  • May 4

    Faster Citizenship Processing – For Some

    Faster Citizenship Processing – For Some
    The current system for acquiring Canadian citizenship is a more straightforward one.  The current system now relies on an assessment of  physical presence in Canada.  The amount of days needed in Canada (after Bill C-6 is…
  • Apr 26

    Passports and Benefits They Confer: International Experience Cla

    Passports and Benefits They Confer: International Experience Cla
    Depending on your country of citizenship, as well as your age (usually under 30 or under 35 years), you may be eligible for an International Experience Class visa. General Information is at Become a candidate – International Experience…
Rank this Week: 528

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/
  • May 16

    Things a Leave of Absence Policy Must Include

    Things a Leave of Absence Policy Must Include
    Leave of absence policies are meant to provide employees with work-life balance and in certain circumstances, to give employees needed time away from work in urgent or compelling circumstances.  Some employers may also grants leaves for…
  • May 4

    Your Legal Rights After Maternity Leave is Over

    Your Legal Rights After Maternity Leave is Over
    Employers are usually obligated to reinstate an employee following a maternity leave.  The employee has the legal right to be returned to the position she held prior to the maternity leave, and if that position no longer exists after the…
  • Apr 5

    Key Things That Should Be Included In Your Employment Contract

    Key Things That Should Be Included In Your Employment Contract
    Written employment contracts are the backbone of most employment relationships in Ontario.  A good employment contract confirms all of an employee’s entitlements pursuant to the ESA, and, ideally, confirms that the employee will…
Rank this Week: 564

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers commercial litigation, directors and shareholders, and securities issues in Canada. Edited by Dan Parlow and Neil Kornfield.

http://www.businesslawblog.ca
  • May 6

    Mediation: Stumbling Blocks to Overcome

    Mediation: Stumbling Blocks to Overcome
    One issue that often bedevils a mediator is the role of legal counsel at the Mediation. The goal from the mediator’s perspective is to encourage the parties to find a settlement. A Mediation that does not arrive at a settlement, or does…
  • Mar 29

    Can an Arbitrator conduct his or her own Research? (Part 2)

    Can an Arbitrator conduct his or her own Research? (Part 2)
    In my last post, I addressed the question of whether an Arbitrator should conduct his or her own independent research of the facts outside of the evidence presented by the Parties. Now I want to address the second part of that question which…
  • Feb 16

    Baby Boomers and “Grey” Divorce

    Baby Boomers and “Grey” Divorce
    As the baby boomer generation see their children move out of the house and settle into their careers and family, some are now re-examining their marriages or long term relationships and considering what they want to do, and with whom, during…
Rank this Week: 503

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Apr 28

    You'd better forget the right to be forgotten in Canada

    You'd better forget the right to be forgotten in Canada
    Summary: This discussion paper is intended to address the following question put forward in the OPC’s consultation paper on online reputation: “Can the right to be forgotten find application in the Canadian context and, if so,…
  • Jan 26

    Ontario court explicitly adopts new privacy tort: public disclosure of private fact

    Ontario court explicitly adopts new privacy tort: public disclosure of private fact
    For anyone who was wondering: the arc of the common law is long and it bends towards privacy. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has this past week expressly recognized the tort of "public disclosure of private facts". This is a huge…
  • Jan 22

    Presentation: Lawyers and social media

    Presentation: Lawyers and social media
    I had the great pleasure this morning of giving a presentation to the council of the Nova Scotia Barristers Society on the use of social media by lawyers. The Society has been a very keen adopter of social media itself. Check out their…
Rank this Week: 508

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
Rank this Week: 416

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: 485

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Dec 23

    …famous last word

    …famous last word
    And thus, at last, I fulfill a long-held goal of using an album title from my favourite band in a blog post. You can always tell when a blog is nearing the end of its natural life: the author starts making apologies for not having…
  • Nov 7

    Law firm ownership and lawyer independence

    Law firm ownership and lawyer independence
    Malcolm Mercer, who’s been a driving force in the debate around legal service regulation changes in Canada, wrote a terrific post at Slaw titled “A Different Take on ABS – Proponents and Opponents Both Miss the…
  • Oct 31

    What leadership really mean

    What leadership really mean
    I recently had the opportunity to speak with John Kain, managing partner of Kain C + C Lawyers in Adelaide, Australia. John’s company (it’s an incorporated legal practice, not a firm), which specializes in high-end corporate,…
Rank this Week: 495

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: 478

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/
  • May 23

    Ok, that's enough! Stop giving legal advice if you're not a lawyer.

    Ok, that's enough! Stop giving legal advice if you're not a lawyer.
    On Friday, I had to yell at someone in a bank. Well, I suppose I didn't have to, but that is pretty much what happened. You tell me whether you'd have done the same. On Friday I met with a client who is around 90 years old. She has never…
  • May 23

    Still don't have a healthcare directive?

    Still don't have a healthcare directive?
    I've come across a really good article by Aviva B. Abraham of the Toronto litigation firm, Wagner Sidlofsky. It covers in some detail what you need to include in a healthcare directive, and why you should have one. Click here to read it. In…
  • May 23

    Deceased would rather die than vote for Trump or Clinton

    Deceased would rather die than vote for Trump or Clinton
    Regular readers of this blog know that I am always on the lookout for unusual, odd, or remarkable estate-related items. Recently I found this unusual obituary that I'm sharing with you. What's so unusual about it? Just the fact that it starts…
Rank this Week: 912

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • May 20

    Canada’s Copyright Lobby Revolving Door Raises Fairness Concerns Ahead of 2017 Review

    Canada’s Copyright Lobby Revolving Door Raises Fairness Concerns Ahead of 2017 Review
    The revolving door between government and lobby groups has long been a source of concern in the United States, where lead government IP officials have regularly jumped to lobby groups representing music, movies, and software interests and…
  • May 20

    The Trouble With the TPP: Cost to the Canadian Economy Garnering Increasing Attention

    The Trouble With the TPP: Cost to the Canadian Economy Garnering Increasing Attention
    Earlier this month, I appeared before the Standing Committee on International Trade alongside Jim Balsillie to discuss the TPP. My opening statement can be found here and a full transcript of the session here. A second panel of Barry Sookman…
  • May 18

    House of Commons Fast Tracks Copyright Bill To Implement Marrakesh Treaty

    House of Commons Fast Tracks Copyright Bill To Implement Marrakesh Treaty
    Bill C-11, the copyright bill that will allow Canada to accede to an international copyright treaty that will improve access for the blind and visually impaired, was fast tracked on Tuesday with unanimous approval to consider the bill read,…
Rank this Week: 646

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • May 19

    Another Hefty Fisheries Act Fine

    Another Hefty Fisheries Act Fine
    Another significant penalty has been ordered in relation to an offence under the Fisheries Act. Earlier this month, a Nova Scotia pulp and paper company was ordered by a provincial court to pay $225,000 in relation to a pipeline break that…
  • May 18

    $8,000 Fine and $10,950 Restitution Payment for Diesel Fuel Spill

    $8,000 Fine and $10,950 Restitution Payment for Diesel Fuel Spill
    Earlier this month, a truck driver pleaded guilty to failing to provide notice of a diesel fuel spill to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (“MOECC”). He was fined $8,000 (plus the 25% victim fine surcharge of $1,250)…
  • May 16

    Land Use Plans updated to include Climate Change Policie

    Land Use Plans updated to include Climate Change Policie
    Following the release of the “Crombie Report” in December, 2015, the province has proposed amendments to four major land use plans which affect the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The comment period is open until September 30, 2016. As…
Rank this Week: 1261

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 19

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday May19, 2016. Today we are talking about Family Law.A video posted by null (@wiselaw) on May 19, 2016 at 6:23am PDTIn determining entitlement to spousal support, Ontario courts consider the…
  • May 18

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday May 18, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law.A video posted by null (@wiselaw) on May 18, 2016 at 6:22am PDTDid you know that an Employee is obligated to give reasonable …
  • May 17

    LawFact of the Day: Personal Injury

    LawFact of the Day: Personal Injury
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday May 17, 2016. Today we are talking about Personal Injury.A video posted by null (@wiselaw) on May 17, 2016 at 6:02am PDTYou may bring an action for damages against a municipality if you…
Rank this Week: 898

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: 863

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
  • May 18

    Do What You Say, Not Just What Your Write: Subsequent Oral Amendments to Written Contract

    Do What You Say, Not Just What Your Write: Subsequent Oral Amendments to Written Contract
    By Richard Lizius Globe Motors, Inc. & Ors v. TRW Lucas Varity Electric Steering Ltd. & Anor, [2016] EWCA Civ. 396 is the latest statement of the England and Wales Court of Appeal with respect to whether parties can make an oral…
  • May 18

    Québec Court of Appeal to hear its first case on the scope of lobbying legislation

    Québec Court of Appeal to hear its first case on the scope of lobbying legislation
    By Gabriel Querry The Québec Court of Appeal recently granted leave to appeal from Directeur des poursuites criminelles et pénales c. Cliche, 2016 QCCS 1288. To our knowledge, it is the first time the Court of Appeal agrees to…
  • May 18

    Is your Clearly Descriptive Place of Origin Mark Distinctive? Prove it!

    Is your Clearly Descriptive Place of Origin Mark Distinctive? Prove it!
    By Dharshini Sinnadurai The Federal Court of Appeal recently clarified the applicable test for challenging a trade-mark that is clearly descriptive of a good’s place of origin, pursuant to s. 12(1)(b) of the Trade-marks Act, RSC 1985,…
Rank this Week: 1041

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • May 17

    CALL/ACBD Conference ( #callacbd2016) Underway in Vancouver

    CALL/ACBD Conference ( #callacbd2016) Underway in Vancouver
    I've been watching the CALL/ACBD conference unroll on Twitter the last couple of days, and by all accounts it's off to a great start: a terrific event in the stunning city of Vancouver.If you're not able to be at the conference, be sure to…
  • May 2

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for April 2016

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for April 2016
    Five BC acts had new annotations on Quickscribe 2.0 this month:  Margaret Mason, Bull Housser & Tupper LLP – Society ActOnPoint Legal Research Corporation – Residential Tenancy Act, Property Law ActEileen Vanderburgh,…
  • Apr 1

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for March 2016

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for March 2016
    Two BC acts had new annotations on Quickscribe 2.0 this month:Eileen Vanderburgh, Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, Privacy ActGuy Brown, Harper Grey LLP, Pharmaceutical Services ActQuickscribe 2.0 is a better way to research, track and…
Rank this Week: 829

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • May 16

    Hidden Benefit - Use of Trademarks as Google AdWords Allowed in Australia

    Hidden Benefit - Use of Trademarks as Google AdWords Allowed in Australia
    There are many aspects of the Internet that most of its users are blissfully unaware of, including mountains of code and infrastructure that goes unseen. This is important, since seeing every aspect of a web browsing experience would cause…
  • May 5

    It's Better than That! - CJEU Allows Compensation for Moral Prejudice for IP Infringement

    It's Better than That! - CJEU Allows Compensation for Moral Prejudice for IP Infringement
    As many people can imagine, the soul of an artist can be a fragile one, and uses of their works (in what ever particular way they are used in a derivative sense) can be a sensitive topic. Even so, especially in an era where technology has…
  • Apr 26

    Links A-OK - Hyperlinking to Infringing Material Online is OK, Says AG Wathelet

    Links A-OK - Hyperlinking to Infringing Material Online is OK, Says AG Wathelet
    Since the CJEU's decision in Svensson the fate of hyperlinking in a European context has been up in the air, especially when it comes to copyright infringing materials and directly linking to that content. This is an incredibly important…
Rank this Week: 1054

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • May 15

    Healthcare workers’ longer hours don’t necessarily increase health, safety risk

    Healthcare workers’ longer hours don’t necessarily increase health, safety risk
    by Rosalind H. Cooper Most employers know that there are restrictions under employment standards legislation regarding maximum hours of work for their employees. In certain circumstances, it is possible to exceed these daily or weekly…
  • May 8

    Sale of business to smaller company doesn’t equal termination

    Sale of business to smaller company doesn’t equal termination
    by Olivier Lamoureux A Québec court recently ruled that there was no constructive dismissal arising from the sale of a business to a smaller third-party purchaser for whom a manager refused to work. The Quebec Court of Appeal in the…
  • May 1

    More human rights ‘frustrations’

    More human rights ‘frustrations’
    by David G. Wong Traditionally, where an employee’s absenteeism was excessive and there was no reasonable prospect of the employee returning to work in the foreseeable future—as long as there was no contractual term providing…
Rank this Week: 891

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • May 13

    Landmark TREB Abuse of Dominance Case May Open the Door for New Real Estate Models in Toronto

    Landmark TREB Abuse of Dominance Case May Open the Door for New Real Estate Models in Toronto
    Excerpt from Featured Update Practical Law Canada Competition May 13, 2016 On May 10, 2016, the Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) released its full reasons in the landmark Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) abuse of dominance case (The…
  • May 7

    Parkland and Tervita: A Tale of Two Wealth Transfers in Canadian Merger Review

    Parkland and Tervita: A Tale of Two Wealth Transfers in Canadian Merger Review
    Guest post by Richard Elliott Member of the Ontario and New York bars Canada’s Commissioner of Competition (Commissioner) and Parkland Fuel Corporation (Parkland) recently settled their outstanding merger proceedings before the…
  • Apr 27

    Filing Competition Bureau & Other Regulatory Complaint

    Filing Competition Bureau & Other Regulatory Complaint
    April 27, 2016 I frequently receive inquires and calls relating to filing a competition, advertising, consumer protection or other regulatory complaint. Companies, individuals or other types of organizations may want to file a complaint…
Rank this Week: 1227

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • May 9

    Advisor.ca – Disability tax credits for dual resident

    Advisor.ca – Disability tax credits for dual resident
    David A. Altro recently wrote an article which appeared on Advisor.ca and in the Advisor’s Edge magazine. In the article, David explains how disability tax credits are available and when they can be claimed in the Canadian and US tax…
  • Mar 8

    Expatriation: An Overview for Americans Living in Canada

    Expatriation: An Overview for Americans Living in Canada
    In 2015, Americans living abroad renounced their US citizenship in record numbers. Americans living in Canada accounted for many of these expatriations. Why Renounce US Citizenship? US citizens must file annual income tax returns, foreign…
  • Mar 2

    Snowbirds cash in on strong U.S. house prices, low loonie – Yahoo New

    Snowbirds cash in on strong U.S. house prices, low loonie – Yahoo New
    Shlomi Steve Levy was recently interviewed by Aviva West for an article which appeared on Yahoo Canada News. In the article, Aviva and Shlomi review various options available for Canadians who already own US Real Estate. The article shows how…
Rank this Week: 1088

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/
  • Apr 20

    Grain Farmers of Ontario Neonic Appeal Dismissed

    Grain Farmers of Ontario Neonic Appeal Dismissed
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario has dismissed the appeal by the Grain Farmers of Ontario ("GFO") related to its challenge of Ontario's neonicotinoid regulations.  As noted by the Court, GFO was concerned that the regulation was…
  • Feb 18

    Interest on expropriation damages awarded for time before land actually expropriated

    Interest on expropriation damages awarded for time before land actually expropriated
    The Ontario Divisional Court has dismissed an appeal from an Ontario Municipal Board ("OMB") decision that awarded interest to a landowner under the Expropriations Act for a period prior to the actual expropriation.  In this case, a…
  • Feb 12

    Ontario Court of Appeal rules on contaminated lands case and Section 99(2) EPA liability

    Ontario Court of Appeal rules on contaminated lands case and Section 99(2) EPA liability
    The Ontario Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal from a decision that dismissed a contamination claim by one landowner against a neighbour.  Thorco Contracting stored a large volume of petroleum hydrocarbons ("PHCs") on its property in…
Rank this Week: 904

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Apr 1

    Primer on Production of Medical Documents at the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal

    Primer on Production of Medical Documents at the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal
    The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal will order pre-hearing production of arguable relevant medical documents where it receives a Request for Order During Proceeding and the documents are arguably relevant unless the documents are privileged or…
  • Mar 31

    Court of Appeal Upholds 26 Months Notice to Dependent Contractor

    Court of Appeal Upholds 26 Months Notice to Dependent Contractor
    The Ontario Court of Appeal considered whether the plaintiffs were employees, dependent contractors or independent contractors and what entitlement they had on termination. The case is Keenan v. Canac Kitchens Ltd., 2016 ONCA 79 (CanLII).…
  • Feb 8

    Bald Allegations of Discrimination Aren't Enough

    Bald Allegations of Discrimination Aren't Enough
    Another day another case where the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal dismisses an application alleging discrimination on the basis of employment because the Tribunal does not entertain bald allegations that are not tied into a prohibitive ground…
Rank this Week: 1061

VLLB Linkblog

VLLB Linkblog

By Steve Matthews.

http://vllblinks.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 9

    Guide to Blood Alcohol Testing in Arizona

    Guide to Blood Alcohol Testing in Arizona
    Stem client Lawrence Koplow recently published this comprehensive guide to blood alcohol testing in Arizona. The guide includes extensive explanations and images of the processes and equipment used to test blood alcohol levels in suspected…
  • Sep 18

    Rebounding from a Job Loss After Injury

    Rebounding from a Job Loss After Injury
    Stem client Frank Van Dyke has a new website, and with it, a new blog. One of the first posts is on how to respond to a job loss when you've been in an accident.Injury law blogging is tough to do well. Lots of lawyers finish their posts with…
  • Jul 10

    How To Find All* The Categories on a Google+ Business Page

    How To Find All* The Categories on a Google+ Business Page
    via Whitespark.
Rank this Week: 1332

Knowledge Center

Knowledge Center

By Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP.

http://www.tdslaw.com/knowledge-center/
  • Aug 10

    Succession Planning

    Succession Planning
    With a large number of baby boomers still at the helm of their business and hoping to retire in the near future, the thought of and anxiety around transitioning the business are inevitable. Having a proper succession plan in place will not…
  • Jul 21

    No Delegation, No Inadequacy = No Injunction

    No Delegation, No Inadequacy = No Injunction
    Who must consult with First Nations in connection with a development project?  According to the Manitoba Courts, not a Crown Corporation.
  • Jul 8

    Indemnity Clause and Limitation of Liability in Business Acquisition Transaction

    Indemnity Clause and Limitation of Liability in Business Acquisition Transaction
    After an agreement to purchase shares or assets of a business has been reached in principle, the purchaser and seller will negotiate a definitive agreement to document the transaction (“PSA”).   While there are a number of…
Rank this Week: 951

Primary Opinion

Primary Opinion

Covers corporate, employment, IP and privacy news.

http://primaryopinion.com/
  • Nov 27

    Social media marketing for lawyers and law firm

    Social media marketing for lawyers and law firm
    Law firms of all sizes are now embracing social media as a means to showcase expertise and reach new customers. But, opening a Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+ account is only the first part of the process. Here are five pointers for realising…
  • Oct 13

    Legal opinion round up: CJEU’s ruling on registering 3D object trademark

    Legal opinion round up: CJEU’s ruling on registering 3D object trademark
    3D shape marks took another battering at the end of September with the European Court of Justice (CJEU) ruling that such trademarks can be declared invalid if the shape can be linked ‘essentially’ or ‘substantially’ to…
  • Oct 7

    Meet our independent blogger

    Meet our independent blogger
    Our new content portal www.primaryopinion.com draws together the best of the IP industry’s news, commentary and knowledge, so that IP professionals, in-house counsel and business heads can access it on one up-to-date platform. That…
Rank this Week: 871

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: 1315

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Jun 11

    A medical perspective on Estate matters – a chastened viewpoint

    A medical perspective on Estate matters – a chastened viewpoint
    I am very pleased to join the Allaboutestates blog to add a perspective on the role of the physician in estate matters. I recall vividly the first time I was asked in court: “Dr. Shulman, in your opinion did Mr. X have testamentary…
  • Jun 10

    Who is Your Daddy?

    Who is Your Daddy?
    I think it is safe to say that the concept of “family” is a foundational principle in estate planning. I think it is also safe to say that, when asked, all of us would have a very clear understanding of what is meant by the term…
  • Jun 9

    POA- Personal Care: Part 1/2

    POA- Personal Care: Part 1/2
    My work is with the living. POA’s are critical documents that are designed to support your wishes, while you are alive. Wills deal with your wishes, after you are dead.
Rank this Week: 832

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: 1337

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/
  • May 23

    US DOL finalizes new rule expanding overtime coverage

    US DOL finalizes new rule expanding overtime coverage
    The US Department of Labor (DOL) has finalized a new rule expanding the number of employees entitled to receive overtime pay for work in excess of 40 hours in a regular workweek, by doubling the salary needed for executive, administrative,…
  • May 19

    DOL’s new salary rule is a mixed bag for employer

    DOL’s new salary rule is a mixed bag for employer
    Adding to the recent flurry of federal regulatory activity, on May 18, 2016, the United States Department of Labor‘s Wage and Hour Division issued a final rule on overtime that raises the salary threshold for exempt employees…
  • May 18

    Retaliation and whistleblower claims in healthcare expected to remain high

    Retaliation and whistleblower claims in healthcare expected to remain high
    The number of retaliation and whistleblower claims in the US continue to rise. According to data released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), retaliation claims made up 44.5 percent of all charges filed in 2015.  Also,…
Rank this Week: 1442

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • May 23

    Supershuttle Loses Rebuttal – Canadian Registration Scuttled

    Supershuttle Loses Rebuttal – Canadian Registration Scuttled
    In a recent Federal Court of Canada (the “FC”) decision, 2015 FC 1259, the FC dismissed an appeal by Supershuttle International, Inc. (“Supershuttle”) to overturn a decision of the Registrar of Trade-marks (the…
  • May 12

    Proposed New French Language Requirements in Québec

    Proposed New French Language Requirements in Québec
    As discussed in our previous blog entry, after losing the battle in court over the requirement that businesses must add French language to English trade-marks displayed on signage outside their stores, in June 2015 the Québec…
  • May 12

    Proposed New French Language Requirements in Québec

    Proposed New French Language Requirements in Québec
    As discussed in our previous blog entry, after losing the battle in court over the requirement that businesses must add French language to English trade-marks displayed on signage outside their stores, in June 2015 the Québec…
Rank this Week: 2606

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4881

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • May 20

    House and Senate pass Zika funding measures, but significant compromise still needed

    House and Senate pass Zika funding measures, but significant compromise still needed
    The U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate each passed bills this week authorizing emergency spending to combat the Zika virus. The House Zika funding measure (H.R. 5243) authorizes USD $622 million in funding, an amount significantly…
  • May 16

    House passes comprehensive opioid legislation in advance of negotiations with the Senate

    House passes comprehensive opioid legislation in advance of negotiations with the Senate
    During the week ending May 13, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a comprehensive set of 18 bills aimed at curbing the opioid epidemic. The largest of these bills, the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016 (H.R.…
  • May 11

    CMS seeks feedback on standard form for SRDP submission

    CMS seeks feedback on standard form for SRDP submission
    CMS has asked for comments on a form for healthcare providers to disclose actual or potential violations of the federal self-referral (Stark) law.  The proposed format includes a disclosure form, a physician-information form,…
Rank this Week: 1399

Securities Mining Law

Securities Mining Law

Covers securities law affecting the mining industry in Canada.

http://www.securitiesmininglaw.com/
  • May 20

    Insolvency and energy insights: The Redwater decision

    Insolvency and energy insights: The Redwater decision
    An Alberta court has held that provisions of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act allowing a trustee or receiver to disclaim real property without assuming environmental  liabilities in relation thereto renders inoperable provincial…
  • Apr 14

    Canadian Securities Administrators amend take-over bid rule

    Canadian Securities Administrators amend take-over bid rule
    Effective May 9, 2016, the Canadian Securities Administrators will implement new take-over bid rules that will introduce significant changes to bid mechanics, including lengthier minimum deposit periods.  For a description of the…
  • Mar 31

    Rush to conflict: Hurried transaction fails after British Columbia court finds conflicts of interest

    Rush to conflict: Hurried transaction fails after British Columbia court finds conflicts of interest
    A recent court decision led to the failure of an attempted acquisition of an exploration company by a listed issuer, in part due to conflicts of interest. We analyze the decision, and provide commentary on the law and practice of managing…
Rank this Week: 3629

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/
  • May 20

    Changes to private placement reports of trade soon in force

    Changes to private placement reports of trade soon in force
    A new harmonized Form 45-106F1 Report of Exempt Distribution (the New Report) will come into effect on June 30, 2016 in all Canadian provinces and territories. Announced by the Canadian Securities Administrators (the CSA) on April 7, 2016 in…
  • May 20

    Insider trading prohibition to be broadened

    Insider trading prohibition to be broadened
    The Securities Act (Ontario) (OSA) is expected to be amended to include a prohibition on recommending the purchase or sale of securities of an issuer where the person or company making the recommendation is in a “special…
  • May 20

    IIROC again extends deadline to comply with personal financial dealings rule

    IIROC again extends deadline to comply with personal financial dealings rule
    On May 10, 2016, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) announced that it is extending the deadline for unwinding existing trustee, executorship and power of attorney arrangements prescribed by Dealer Member Rule…
Rank this Week: 4092

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/
  • May 20

    Hong Kong Monetary Authority Strengthens Cybersecurity Controls on Bank

    Hong Kong Monetary Authority Strengthens Cybersecurity Controls on Bank
    The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is taking action to tackle cyber security in the banking sector in Hong Kong through the Cybersecurity Fortification Initiative (CFI) – a new comprehensive initiative…
  • May 18

    Hong Kong Regulators Step up Enforcement on Personal Data Protection

    Hong Kong Regulators Step up Enforcement on Personal Data Protection
    Over the past month, Hong Kong Courts and the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) have taken action under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (“PDPO”) against an insurance agent, a marketing company and a…
  • May 17

    EU Network & Information Security Directive Expected to Become Effective in August 2016

    EU Network & Information Security Directive Expected to Become Effective in August 2016
    The EU Network & Information Security Directive (NISD) (also known as the “Cyber Security Directive”) got one step closer to adoption today when, on May 17, 2016, the EU Council confirmed at first reading the agreement reached…
Rank this Week: 1385

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/
  • May 20

    The Flipped Classroom in Action

    The Flipped Classroom in Action
    Are you interested in the idea of the Flipped Classroom, but unsure how it works, or what it actually means? In this video, produced with the assistance of students from my Evidence law class from 2015, I break down how...
  • May 16

    Blogging Update

    Blogging Update
    Things have been slow with grades coming in and last minute wrap-up issues related to convocation. So stay tuned. Hopefully, next week things will pick up!
  • May 7

    Developing Best Practices for Legal Analysis Symposium - Part Two

    Developing Best Practices for Legal Analysis Symposium - Part Two
    Day two of the University of Chicago Law School's Symposium on Developing Best Practices for Legal Analysis began with Professor Lawrence Solum's talk on "Originalist Methodology." Professor Solum argued that originalist methodology…
Rank this Week: 4700