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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/
  • Jul 19

    Trustees' Duty to Diversify Investment

    Trustees' Duty to Diversify Investment
    The British Columbia Court of Appeal removed a trustee for lending all of the trust funds in one trust to a related trust, finding that the investment was an improvident one. In reaching its decision in Miles v.Vince, 2014 BCCA 289, the Court…
  • Jul 12

    Davies Estate -- Evidence that Notice of Application of Estate Grant Given At Least 21 Days Before Submission Filed

    Davies Estate -- Evidence that Notice of Application of Estate Grant Given At Least 21 Days Before Submission Filed
    One of the changes in procedure in the new probate rules is that when you apply for an estate grant in British Columbia, you now have to give notice to beneficiaries and those who would be entitled to a share of the estate if the deceased had…
  • Jul 5

    Eckford v. Vanderwood

    Eckford v. Vanderwood
    A lot can happen between the time of the death of a spouse or parent and a trial of a wills variation claim. What happens if the court finds that the deceased’s made an adequate provision for his spouse at the time of death, but there…
Rank this Week: 82

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 23

    Tracking Currents and Following Flotsam

    Tracking Currents and Following Flotsam
    The Atlantic reported this week on the outcome of a 1997 cargo ship spill. The story was picked up yesterday by CBC’s As It Happens (listen here). Here’s what happened as described in The Atlantic article: It started in 1997.…
  • Jul 23

    The Komagata Maru Remembered

    The Komagata Maru Remembered
    On May 23, 1914, the Komagata Maru sailed into Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet, carrying 376 passengers of Indian origin. However, the passengers on board the Japanese steamer were denied permission to enter Canada. Fears over Asian…
  • Jul 23

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Dennis v. Ontario Lottery and…
Rank this Week: 87

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Jul 23

    Court rules consumers not confused by B.C. insurance info web site

    Court rules consumers not confused by B.C. insurance info web site
    The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia has lost an appeal in which it sought to wrest control of the domain ICBCadvice.com from the owners of a web site providing basic advice and marketing the services of insurance lawyers.ICBC filed…
  • Jul 23

    News Roundup - July 23, 2014

    News Roundup - July 23, 2014
    CanadaFamily of Canadian teacher detained in Indonesian jail reach out to foreign affairs minister, Toronto StarMembers of human trafficking ring deported from Canada, Toronto StarNDP wants House of Commons to pay for legal costs in lawsuit…
  • Jul 22

    Alberta pushing more matters to small claims and faster trial

    Alberta pushing more matters to small claims and faster trial
    Alberta is moving to change the way some matters are dealt with in the court system in an attempt to improve access to justice.The Provincial Court of Alberta’s civil claims limit will increase to $50,000 from $25,000, effective Aug.…
Rank this Week: 116

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Here are the leading legal headlines for Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from Wise Law on Twitter: Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII  CBC, Star head to court to seek access to Omar Khadr Showdown at the Supreme…
  • Jul 22

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines for Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from Wise Law on Twitter: Lawyers for Aaron Hernandez say attorney-client court chat was broadcast on Web  Pathways Update: Articling Reporting Tool…
  • Jul 21

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, July 21, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, July 21, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines for Monday, July 21, 2014 from Wise Law on Twitter: First Nations issue eviction notice to City of Vancouver at city park Decades-old hedge target of suspected ‘vexatious’…
Rank this Week: 118

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/
  • Jul 23

    Parents are not having Financial Planning Discussions with their Children Early Enough

    Parents are not having Financial Planning Discussions with their Children Early Enough
    A recent study from an American investment firm notes some surprising revelations about the conversations parents are having with their adult children about financial planning. Approximately 40% of parents have not discussed issues such as…
  • Jul 22

    Seniors Remain Optimistic About Golden Year

    Seniors Remain Optimistic About Golden Year
    The average Canadian will struggle to fund retirement.  However, despite increasing longevity, resulting in greater costs associated with personal care later in life, a recent study suggests that a significant majority of the aging…
  • Jul 21

    Revoking a Notarial Will: Destruction of a Certified Copy is not Enough

    Revoking a Notarial Will: Destruction of a Certified Copy is not Enough
    Unique among Canadian provinces, Quebec recognizes a third type of Will in addition to Formal and Holograph Wills: Notarial Wills.  We have previously blogged about Notarial Wills here.  A Notarial Will is drawn up by a notary, and…
Rank this Week: 127

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: 137

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/
Rank this Week: 193

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    If Buses Are Red, Can Fair Use Be Blue?

    If Buses Are Red, Can Fair Use Be Blue?
    Annex 1 Annex 2 In 2012, more than a few eyes on both sides of the pond were raised when a brilliant young recently appointed judge named Colin Birss of the Patents County Court in England ruled that the picture called “Annex…
  • Jul 11

    Just Say No to Copyright Term Extension - Why More is Less: My Views on #TPP

    Just Say No to Copyright Term Extension - Why More is Less: My Views on #TPP
    I was honoured on July 9, 2014 to participate with Michael Geist and others in an event organized by  EFF and its partners in the Our Fair Deal coalition to brief invited TPP negotiators about key certain key copyright issues…
  • Jul 3

    Leuthold Loses Longshot Appeals In Her Litigation Against CBC

    Leuthold Loses Longshot Appeals In Her Litigation Against CBC
    The Federal Court of Appeal on June 27, 2014 has given its judgments in Catherine Leuthold’s two uphill appeals in case about which I have written earlier at length. Spoiler alert. Not surprisingly, she also lost on the appeals.…
Rank this Week: 237

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/
  • Jul 22

    Mental Stress and WSIB Benefit

    Mental Stress and WSIB Benefit
    WSIB coverage may be getting even more expensive, as the Tribunal overseeing Ontario’s workers’ compensation system is now accepting legitimate claims for mental stress in the course of employment.  In a controversial…
  • Jul 10

    Solutions for your employment issue

    Solutions for your employment issue
    Daniel Lublin, Employment Lawyer has recently written a couple of articles in his Globe and Mail column, where he answered a couple of readers’ questions regarding their employment issues. Here is what Daniel Lublin explains: What can…
  • Jun 6

    Publicly criticizing your employer – Is it considered misconduct?

    Publicly criticizing your employer – Is it considered misconduct?
    Nothing is more public than expressing your work frustrations and criticizing your employer on social media sites and the internet.  This is not the smartest idea considering the workplace consequences and the potential damage to your…
Rank this Week: 357

Climate Change Law Practice Group…

Climate Change Law Practice Group Blog

Features news about Canadian renewable energy and sustainable developments. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Climate-Change-Law-Practice-Group
  • Jun 28

    Obama Speaks About Conditions for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

    Obama Speaks About Conditions for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline
    President Obama spoke on U.S. climate change at Georgetown University on Tuesday. In this speech he commented, for the first time in months, on the Keystone XL pipeline which will carry crude oil from Alberta’s oil sands to refineries…
  • May 21

    Wallstreet Firm Eyes Renewables in Japan

    Wallstreet Firm Eyes Renewables in Japan
    Goldman Sachs announced today that it plans to invest as much as $490million (50 billion yen) in renewable energy projects in Japan over the next five years.  That's a lot!  Bloomberg reports that "the Wall Street firm also…
  • May 15

    Environment MInister says Canada Needs Better Price on Oil to Address Climate Change

    Environment MInister says Canada Needs Better Price on Oil to Address Climate Change
    Canada's Environment Minister, Peter Kent, told the Financial Post in an interview from London that "[t]he ability of the oil and gas sector to absorb tough government controls on their greenhouse gas emissions depends on Canada getting a…
Rank this Week: 381

Environmental, Energy and…

Environmental, Energy and Resources Law

Covers Canadian environmental, energy and resources law topics. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Environmental-Energy-and-Resources-Law
  • Mar 13

    Alberta Court of Appeal Confirms the Difficulty of Obtaining Summary Judgment in Terminating an Oil and Gas Lease

    Alberta Court of Appeal Confirms the Difficulty of Obtaining Summary Judgment in Terminating an Oil and Gas Lease
    The Court of Appeal of Alberta recently released its decision in the case of P. Burns Resources Limited v Locke, Stock & Barrel Company Ltd., (2014 ABCA 40). The decision dealt with an oilfield lease held by Locke, Stock & Barrel…
  • Jan 30

    Energy Safety and Security Act Introduced

    Energy Safety and Security Act Introduced
    As we previously reported, the Federal Government announced last year that it would introduce legislation to increase the amount of liability coverage required for nuclear plant operators and offshore oil and gas production. [More…]
  • Dec 4

    Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance

    Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance
    “This plan reflects what we heard from thousands of people and dozens of organizations across the province” - Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy [More…]
Rank this Week: 403

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Jul 23

    Environment Minister: more consultation on used batterie

    Environment Minister: more consultation on used batterie
    Ontario’s new Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Glen Murray, has intervened decisively to stop Waste Diversion Ontario from approving now two controversial proposed Industry Stewardship Plans: one from Call2Recycle…
  • Jul 21

    Blue Box funding arbitration final argument

    Blue Box funding arbitration final argument
    The massive Blue Box funding arbitration enters the final stretch this week, with closing arguments starting today. Our firm will file read our written argument of why Ontario Blue Box stewards owe municipalities more than…
  • Jul 18

    National Conservation Plan, instead of regulation?

    National Conservation Plan, instead of regulation?
    On June 26, 2014, the Harper Government “celebrated” the launch of the National Conservation Plan.  The Plan would invest $252 million over five years in “securing ecologically sensitive lands,”…
Rank this Week: 511

Visaplace.com Canada & US…

Visaplace.com Canada & US Immigration Lawyers

Covers immigration issues for people seeking to migrate to Canada or the United States. By Niren & Associates.

http://www.visaplace.com/blog-immigration-law
  • Jul 11

    Federal Court of Appeal rules illegal immigrant has no right to free health care

    Federal Court of Appeal rules illegal immigrant has no right to free health care
    Illegal immigrant can’t get health care because she didn’t pay application fees A Grenadian woman who came to Canada in 1999 and remained in Toronto after her visitor visa expired has been denied free health care by the Federal Court of…
  • Jul 10

    Review our Immigration Services! How did we do for you?

    Review our Immigration Services! How did we do for you?
    We get a lot of traffic from our website. www.VisaPlace.com is one of the most popular immigration sites in North America and I would guess the world. Many of our clients find us online for Canadian and US immigration services. Of course our…
  • Jul 7

    Denied Entry to Canada: TRP approved and husband and wife united!

    Denied Entry to Canada: TRP approved and husband and wife united!
    Hi Shab, It was a little frightening but I got through immigration on Friday with a TRP valid until 31 July. Ron will scan and send the TRP to you first thing Monday morning and I presume we will have to get an application for an extension…
Rank this Week: 510

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

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

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Jul 23

    Congratulations to My Amazing Spouse as She Enters U. Ottawa Law’s Honour Society!

    Congratulations to My Amazing Spouse as She Enters U. Ottawa Law’s Honour Society!
    Okay this isn’t about the law of work actually, but it is about the spouse of a Law of Work blogger.  My spouse (May Cheng), actually.  We first met at the British Columbia Call to Bar ceremony for out of province lawyers back…
  • Jul 21

    City of Guelph Locks Out It’s Bus Driver

    City of Guelph Locks Out It’s Bus Driver
    People in Guelph are walking, biking, scootering, or driving to work this morning.  There’s no buses on the road thanks to a decision of the City to lock out its transit workers. The lockout follows a second rejected proposed…
  • Jul 8

    University of Windsor’s Latest Tactics Raise Intriguing Legal Question

    University of Windsor’s Latest Tactics Raise Intriguing Legal Question
    As I noted last week, the University of Windsor threatened to impose new terms and conditions of employment on its unionized faculty if a deal wasn’t reached by 12.01 a.m. on  July 8.  That date has now passed, but the…
Rank this Week: 574

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 608

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: 674

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
  • May 5

    An insurer was not entitled to rely on a…

    An insurer was not entitled to rely on a contractual limitation period shortening the statutory limitation period because the wording for when the limitation period commenced was not clear. The limitation period did not start to run until…
  • May 5

    No duty to defend was found where the true…

    No duty to defend was found where the true nature of the claim could not be determined from the pleadings. University of Waterloo v. Scottish & York Insurance Co., [2014] O.J. No. 1103, February 24, 2014, Ontario Superior Court of…
  • May 5

    Despite an exclusion for bodily injury…

    Despite an exclusion for bodily injury caused by the use of a gun, the insurer had  a duty to defend claims the insured had breached its duties related to its capacity as an occupier of the premises where the shooting…
Rank this Week: 676

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Jul 23

    Lifetime of a Condo – Seminar Material

    Lifetime of a Condo – Seminar Material
    We had a great turn out at our Lifetime of a Condo Seminar/Webcast! Our panel of speakers investigated issues met by board members and property managers during a condo’s lifetime, and gave practical advice and solutions for every stage.…
  • Jul 17

    Dealing with Conflicting Restrictive Covenant

    Dealing with Conflicting Restrictive Covenant
    In a recent case, Oxford Common Elements Condo Corp. No 73 (“OCECC No. 73”) v Greenbury, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice reaffirmed the principle that in instances of overlapping restrictive covenants, the least restrictive…
  • Jul 14

    Denise Lash Quoted in CondoBusine

    Denise Lash Quoted in CondoBusine
    Denise Lash was quoted in the article ” When political canvassers come knocking,” which appeared in CondoBusiness Magazine. Under Section 118 of the Condominium Act, political canvassers are allowed reasonable access to…
Rank this Week: 747

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
  • Jul 23

    Google ordered by BC court to block websites: Equustek Solutions Inc. v. Jack (Updated)

    Google ordered by BC court to block websites: Equustek Solutions Inc. v. Jack (Updated)
    In an important decision rendered on June 13, 2014, a Canadian court ordered Google to block a website that was selling goods that violated the trade secrets of the plaintiffs. The plaintiffs obtained a default judgment against the…
  • Jul 23

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-22

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-22
    Android app pirates face charges in US http://t.co/HyEbKSe2R9 -> Why I gave the National Association of Broadcasters, DiMA and CCIA the Shirt off my Back during Congressional Panel http://t.co/TWhr6t7nOA -> Here's How Piracy Hurts Indie…
  • Jul 22

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-21

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-21
    Canada’s New Anti-Spam Law Will Change your Marketing http://t.co/0tpx1jvAW0 -> Tweets can land you in legal trouble, expert http://t.co/n471o7SHog -> Companies grapple with CASL's anti-spam implementation costs…
Rank this Week: 878

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/
  • Jul 22

    Estate planning for disabled beneficiarie

    Estate planning for disabled beneficiarie
    One of the estate-planning goals often stated by the parents of disabled children is to provide for the children without causing them to be cut off from provincial government benefits. Achieving that goal may involve pulling together several…
  • Jul 21

    Pleased to have made the Personal Finance Guru list

    Pleased to have made the Personal Finance Guru list
    Thanks to Cory Papineau for including me in his Top 25 Personal Finance Gurus in Canada list! I'm honoured to be on this list along with so many people that I respect and admire. "Here are my top 25 Personal Finance Gurus in Canada (no…
  • Jul 15

    Editor-in-chief runs for mayor of Vancouver

    Editor-in-chief runs for mayor of Vancouver
    I would like to introduce my west coast readers to Kirk Lapointe, who is the publisher and editor-in-chief at the company that  has published five of my books. Kirk has announced his intention to run for mayor of Vancouver. I can't vote for…
Rank this Week: 705

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Jul 20

    Putting Canadians first: overhaul of the temporary foreign worker program

    Putting Canadians first: overhaul of the temporary foreign worker program
    By Isabelle Dongier As we have repeatedly reported, there have been many changes to Canada’s immigration program in the past 18 months. Amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations were introduced in December 2013 to…
  • Jul 13

    BC addresses whether privacy rights include right to remain anonymou

    BC addresses whether privacy rights include right to remain anonymou
    By Chuck Harrison In a recent Canadian case, the British Columbia Labour Relations Board addressed whether privacy rights entitle an employee disciplined for serious misconduct to remain anonymous in an arbitration award. An employee of…
  • Jul 6

    A not-so-constructive constructive dismissal decision

    A not-so-constructive constructive dismissal decision
    By Fréderic Parisien A Canadian employee may claim that his or her employment is constructively dismissed when his or her employer makes a unilateral change to a fundamental term or condition of employment without appropriate notice.…
Rank this Week: 750

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • May 29

    The failure of legal innovation

    The failure of legal innovation
    Okay, I admit: that was a pure linkbait headline. Not quite as bad as 17 Heartwarming Photos That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity, but still, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to draw in people who might be thinking…
  • May 13

    An incomplete inventory of NewLaw

    An incomplete inventory of NewLaw
    So I was asked to give a presentation about “NewLaw.” No problem at all — aside from the minor, niggling detail of figuring out what “NewLaw” is supposed to be. Like other terms in vogue within the…
  • Apr 24

    The incidental lawyer

    The incidental lawyer
    The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled this week that LegalZoom’s services do not constitute the unauthorized practice of law. As reported by Greg Lambert at 3 Geeks, LegalZoom’s press release celebrates the news, while…
Rank this Week: 782

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Covers Canadian legal forms. By Michael Carabash.

http://www.dynamiclegalforms.com/blog/
  • May 5

    How to Write a Will

    How to Write a Will
    How to Write a Will Look, if you’re looking to write your own Will, you’ve come to the right place: Introducing…The Will-O-Matic Wizard CLICK “Get Started” button now… The Will-O-Matic is a very dynamic,…
  • Feb 25

    Protect Your Loved One

    Protect Your Loved One
    …by dividing your property, appointing representatives, and helping avoid court battles. Without a Will your property will be divided according to government laws, which may not be in accordance with your wishes.  This may not be…
  • Feb 25

    In Half an Hour

    In Half an Hour
    …you can complete a comprehensive and professional .pdf legal Will from your home or office. It’s true.  If you have all of your information ready, you can go through the comprehensive online questionnaire and finish…
Rank this Week: 749

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

http://patentlibrarian.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 31

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013
    The USPTO issued 305,081 patents in 2013, an increase of 10.2 percent over 2012. The agency also published 347,148 utility and plant patent applications, an increase of 4.7 percent over the previous year. The total number of U.S. patent…
  • Dec 29

    Tangle toy puzzle

    Tangle toy puzzle
    A few days ago I took my four-year old daughter to get a flu shot. As a reward for being brave and not crying (too much) the nurse gave her a puzzle-toy called a Tangle(R). Turns out it was patented in 1985 (US 4509929) by Richard Zawitz.…
  • Dec 29

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago
    Canadian newspaperman Joseph Coyle invented the humble egg carton nearly one hundred years ago. Coyle was not the first inventor to tackle the problem of transporting eggs safely, but his carton design, which he patented in the US (US1269394)…
Rank this Week: 775

La pub et le droit

La pub et le droit

Covers advertising law. By Natalie Gauthier.

http://publiciteetdroit.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 1

    L'agence de voyage, le dépliant publicitaire et l'obligation de résultat

    L'agence de voyage, le dépliant publicitaire et l'obligation de résultat
    Dans l’arrêt Laramée c. Sportvac Plus inc., 2013 QCCQ 1668, la Cour reprend et insiste sur l’obligation de résultat d’une agence de voyage. Rappelons les faits.  En octobre 2011, les demanderesses…
  • Oct 1

    L'autorisation requise pour reproduire une oeuvre d'art

    L'autorisation requise pour reproduire une oeuvre d'art
    L'arrêt Boire c. Lefebvre, 2013 QCCQ 921 démontre l'importance d'obtenir l'autorisation préalable avant de reproduire toute forme d'oeuvre d'art. Rappelons les faitsMonsieur Michel Boire est un artisan-sculpteur et Madame…
  • Sep 1

    Décision sur les cartes de crédit rendue par le Tribunal de la concurrence

    Décision sur les cartes de crédit rendue par le Tribunal de la concurrence
    Une décision rejetant la demande déposée par le commissaire de la concurrence rendue récemment a attiré mon attention. Si les motifs du Tribunal sont confidentiels pour l’instant afin d’assurer…
Rank this Week: 807

eQuibbly

eQuibbly

Covers online dispute resolution.

http://equibbly.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 20

    Your Tax Dollars are Subsidizing Someone Else’s Litigation!

    Your Tax Dollars are Subsidizing Someone Else’s Litigation!
    …Fees the parties pay to the courts cover part of the cost of litigation, but the remainder is funded by various levels of government, which ultimately comes from the taxpayer. …It makes sense for government to fund the criminal…
  • Jun 16

    eQuibbly Online Arbitration Questions & Concerns Answered

    eQuibbly Online Arbitration Questions & Concerns Answered
      Who arbitrates the cases on eQuibbly? Arbitrations are conducted and decided by former court Judges with years of experience presiding over civil cases in American courts of law. The Judges have retired from their official duties and…
  • Jun 10

    Small Claims Court Rules Example

    Small Claims Court Rules Example
    Here is an example of the rules you will have to sift through to find out what you need to do, and how to do it, when you want to resolve a dispute in small claims court. This example is Florida’s Small Claims Rules, however most…
Rank this Week: 1026

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jul 16

    A Snake in a Suit

    A Snake in a Suit
    New Jersey lawyer Paul Bergrin spent five years working for the “good guys” as a prosecutor in Newark, New Jersey. That is one of the reasons his slide into the ranks of the worst criminals is so astounding. Bergrin then took up a…
  • Jul 14

    DISBARRED- THE SERIES: ALAN EAGLESON

    DISBARRED- THE SERIES: ALAN EAGLESON
    Alan Eagleson graduated from the University of Toronto’s Law School and was a prominent Toronto lawyer and Member of Parliament in Ontario before he began his lengthy career as agent, promoter and hockey guru extraordinaire. His…
  • Jul 11

    What If Lawyers Had Written the Ten Commandments?

    What If Lawyers Had Written the Ten Commandments?
    Here’s a few clever quotes about the learned and noble profession of law: 1. Imagine the appeals, dissents and remands if lawyers had written the Ten Commandments. Harold Bender, Theologian 2. LAWYER: A professional advocate hired to…
Rank this Week: 959

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: 965

Gaming Law International

Gaming Law International

Covers gaming law news from around the world with a focus on Canadian gaming law. By Christine J. Duhaime.

http://www.gaminglawyercanada.ca
  • May 27

    Casino Lawyer Covers Anti-Money Laundering Law in EU

    Casino Lawyer Covers Anti-Money Laundering Law in EU
    We are pleased to announce that Casino Lawyer magazine is featuring an article by Christine Duhaime on the new EU 4th AML directive entitled: “New EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive to Affect I-Gaming” available here In the article, Ms.…
  • May 8

    From Toronto to Macau - the growing role of private equity in casino

    From Toronto to Macau - the growing role of private equity in casino
    Toronto casino back on track by Christine Duhaime, BA, JD, Certified Financial Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Law Specialist Follow @cduhaime The article below was recently published in Canadian Gaming Business Magazine. Worse kept secret -…
  • Mar 29

    US casinos may have to confirm source of funds for high roller

    US casinos may have to confirm source of funds for high roller
    Vetting of High Rollers by Christine Duhaime, BA, JD, Certified Financial Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Law Specialist Follow @cduhaime According to Reuters, FinCEN is amending anti-money laundering (AML) policies to require that casinos…
Rank this Week: 1042

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Law library information by Canadian Law Librarian Connie Crosby.

http://conniecrosby.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 13

    Email Policies - Some Resource

    Email Policies - Some Resource
    I think a lot about governance in projects I work on: who is going to do what, who is going to oversee it, and how things will be maintained. A big piece of the picture are policies, guidelines and procedures. Without this type of…
  • Aug 23

    Announcing Social Media Engagement Certificate at University of Toronto - On-line Courses Start Sept. 9th

    Announcing Social Media Engagement Certificate at University of Toronto - On-line Courses Start Sept. 9th
    I have more project news to share:I am excited to announce a new Social Media Engagement certificate through the iSchool Institute at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto that Daniel Lee and I will be teaching starting in…
  • Aug 18

    Bringing Knowledge Management Benefits to Smaller Law Firms and Law Department

    Bringing Knowledge Management Benefits to Smaller Law Firms and Law Department
    Knowledge Management has been around in larger law firms now for more than 15 years.  Long enough to have evolved, matured, and brought the bigger firms numerous benefits. As these efforts have  touched so many departments inside…
Rank this Week: 1010

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: 1012

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: 1188

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/
  • Jul 22

    Andrew Wiggins is Canadian

    Andrew Wiggins is Canadian
    Yeah - so what? Well everyone seems to be making an issue of it. First, the question was whether he was too nice to survive the NBA? Now, apparently, Canadians aren't hungry enough for success in the NBA (aound 3.20):
  • Jul 21

    Prostitution Law

    Prostitution Law
    Did you know that prostitution was legal in Rhode Island (please no family guy jokes) from 2003 to 2009. I didn't either. It turns out that there was mayhem and chaos just like what Canada has been experiencing since the...
  • Jul 21

    Asset Forfeiture in the Courts: AB v ON

    Asset Forfeiture in the Courts: AB v ON
    It has been a few years now, and sadly the pace of asset forefeiture cases in Canada seem to be heading towards their American counterparts examples. The courts, or at least some of them, have not been so readily accepting...
Rank this Week: 1240

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • Jul 21

    Can An Arbitrator Decide An Issue Falling Within A Statutory Regime?

    Can An Arbitrator Decide An Issue Falling Within A Statutory Regime?
    The recent decision in Advanced Explorations Inc. v. Storm Capital Corp. dealt with the question of whether an arbitral tribunal has the authority to decide an issue arising out of a statutory regime over which a regulatory tribunal has…
  • Jun 29

    When May A Mareva Injunction Be Issued To Enforce An International Commercial Arbitration Award?

    When May A Mareva Injunction Be Issued To Enforce An International Commercial Arbitration Award?
    In Sociedade-de-Fomento Industrial Private Ltd. v. Pakistan Steel Mills Corp. (Private) Ltd, the British Columbia Court of Appeal recently considered the use of a Mareva injunction to enforce an award of an international commercial…
  • Jun 12

    Can A CCAA Order Affect The Priority Of Lienholders?

    Can A CCAA Order Affect The Priority Of Lienholders?
    In Mission Creek Mortgage Ltd. v. New Recreations Ltd., the British Columbia Court of Appeal recently held that a lienholder whose liens had been discharged by an order made under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) upon…
Rank this Week: 1514

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

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

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
  • Jun 17

    The Ontario Court Revisits Fairness Opinion

    The Ontario Court Revisits Fairness Opinion
    By Graham Gow, Jonathan Grant, Andrew Parker and Matthew Cumming As we described in a previous blog post, the Ontario Court released a decision in March (Champion Iron Mines Limited) in which it held that a fairness opinion that does not…
  • May 22

    More on “Golden Leash” Arrangement

    More on “Golden Leash” Arrangement
    Institutional investor organization urges SEC to require disclosureBy Deandra Schubert and Shane C. D'Souza The debate about so-called “golden leash” arrangements has picked up again. The Council of Institutional Investors…
  • May 7

    Augusta/HudBay – A model for target boards to say “not now”?

    Augusta/HudBay – A model for target boards to say “not now”?
    By Ian C. Michaeland Shane C. D'Souza The recent outcome of the Augusta/HudBay poison pill hearing provides some insight into how a shareholder rights plan may withstand scrutiny from a Canadian securities regulator for an extended period of…
Rank this Week: 1583

ELLA Blog

ELLA Blog

From the Edmonton Law Libraries Association.

http://apps.edmontonlawlibraries.ca/Blog/
  • Jun 5

    Lexum announces the first FREE annotated Income Tax Act ...

    Lexum announces the first FREE annotated Income Tax Act ...
    Did you happen to catch this announcement from Lexum last M arch?  Perhaps it was announced at CALL (?)  I jus t discovered it ... "Lexum announces the first free version of the ann o tated Income Tax Act of Canada"  Read…
  • Jun 4

    BC Queen's Printer replaces paid QP Legaleze with FREE BC Laws ...

    BC Queen's Printer replaces paid QP Legaleze with FREE BC Laws ...
    Did you happen to catch this notice from the BC QP last April?  'Cause it slipped past me until today ... the BC QP has made content from their subscription product, QP Legaleze, available as a new resource called BC…
  • May 8

    Notice: Change of Customer Service for the Canada Supreme Court Report

    Notice: Change of Customer Service for the Canada Supreme Court Report
    NOTICE TO LIBRARY ASSOCIATIONS Subject:      Change of Customer Service for the Canada Supreme Court Reports As of April 1, 2014, the Publishing and Depository Services of the Government of Canada ceased to sell…
Rank this Week: 1349

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
  • Apr 29

    Everything you always wanted to know about suspending a determination (but were too afraid to ask)

    Everything you always wanted to know about suspending a determination (but were too afraid to ask)
    INTRODUCTION The steps to receiving a suspension when appealing a determination of the Director of Employment Standards (the “Director”) to the Employment Standards Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) can be confusing and full…
  • Mar 18

    Strategies during the Arbitration

    Strategies during the Arbitration
    This is the third and final installment in the series on the topic of how arbitrations can be made more cost effective and efficient. The previous two articles considered strategies that could be deployed at the time the arbitration clause…
  • Jan 7

    Supreme Court of Canada Holds that Pension Benefits Should Not Diminish Damages for Wrongful Dismissal

    Supreme Court of Canada Holds that Pension Benefits Should Not Diminish Damages for Wrongful Dismissal
      by Devin Lucas and Shafik Bhalloo In IBM Canada Limited v. Richard Waterman[1], Richard Waterman (“Waterman”) was employed by IBM Canada Ltd. (“IBM”) for approximately 42 years before he was dismissed on March…
Rank this Week: 1267

TN Visa Attorney Blog

TN Visa Attorney Blog

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

http://www.tnvisabulletin.com/nafta-tn-blog/
  • Apr 24

    TN Visa → Green Card Based on Marriage to U.S. Citizen (~4 Month Process)

    TN Visa → Green Card Based on Marriage to U.S. Citizen (~4 Month Process)
    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…
  • Apr 4

    TN Visa Approval - Systems Analyst, Degree Geology/Chemistry

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

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

    CBP Only Admitting Same-Sex Spouses under B-2 Statu
    According to a recent liaison meeting with its Buffalo, NY office, USCBP does not have a formal, national policy in place yet addressing the admission to the U.S. of same-sex spouses who are dependents of individuals holding temporary visa…
Rank this Week: 1361

Christian Pearce

Christian Pearce

Covers Canadian criminal justice issues.

http://cplegal.ca/criminallawnews/
  • Jul 22

    Interviewed about Toronto gun violence in Globe & Mail

    Interviewed about Toronto gun violence in Globe & Mail
    The Globe & Mail’s Adrian Morrow interviewed me about the issue of gun violence in Toronto for this piece, “New attitude dismisses code of the street-gang world.” He quotes me on the role of police and a subject that was … Continue…
  • Jul 19

    The Star connects shooting, hip-hop and Hennessy

    The Star connects shooting, hip-hop and Hennessy
    The Star’s Antonia Zerbisias found a way to reintroduce hip-hop into the dialogue surrounding gun violence in the streets of Toronto. Concentrating on the French cognac brand Hennessy and tracing its history, Zerbisias Googles up a bunch of…
  • Jul 6

    Colleague strikes down mandatory minimum sentence

    Colleague strikes down mandatory minimum sentence
    Criminal defence lawyer Jeffrey Mazin struck a blow for Charter rights this month, after he successfully argued to strike down the mandatory minimum sentence for offering to transfer a firearm contained in s. 99 of the Criminal Code. Mazin…
Rank this Week: 1581

Disability Denied - Ontario…

Disability Denied - Ontario Disability Lawyer Blog

Discusses Canadian disability insurance court cases, denial of benefits, and policy recissions. By Mark Yazdani.

http://disabledlaw.ca/disability_denied_blog/
  • Apr 17

    Reasons Claims are Denied #4 – “Workplace Conflict”

    Reasons Claims are Denied #4 – “Workplace Conflict”
    Conflicts with co-workers and management are regular occurrences in all manner of workplaces throughout Canada. Disputes with co-workers can arise over personality clashes, jealousy, gossip/backbiting, sexual harassment and competition.…
  • Jan 23

    Consult a Disability Lawyer before agreeing to a Lump Sum Settlement

    Consult a Disability Lawyer before agreeing to a Lump Sum Settlement
    Occasionally, an insurance company will approach a disabled claimant and offer to pay them a one-time lump sum payment rather than continuing to pay monthly disability benefits. In exchange, the claimant signs a “Full and Final” release…
  • Sep 8

    Tips for Disability Claimants #2

    Tips for Disability Claimants #2
Rank this Week: 1449

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

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

    Statistics Canada Article on Police-Reported Crimes Stats for 2013

    Statistics Canada Article on Police-Reported Crimes Stats for 2013
    Statistics Canada has published an article on Police-reported crime statistics, 2013 that shows most categories of criminal offences have been continuing their long-term decline in Canada: "The police-reported Crime Severity Index (CSI),…
  • Jul 22

    Government Information Day Coming to University of Ottawa in October 2014

    Government Information Day Coming to University of Ottawa in October 2014
    The libraries at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa are hosting Government Information Day on October 16, 2014 at the University of Ottawa.The event will be structured around two themes: preservation and access, and open…
  • Jul 21

    Canadian Library Association Feliciter June 2014 Issue

    Canadian Library Association Feliciter June 2014 Issue
    The June 2014 issue of Feliciter, the journal of the Canadian Library Association (CLA), is available on line.The theme of the issue is marketing libraries.
Rank this Week: 2052

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 1612

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Jul 22

    CASL video serie

    CASL video serie
    I participated in a Google+ video hangout that has been turned into a 3 part video series answering some questions about CASL. The first one is now available on the HP website.
  • Jul 17

    Express Consent CASL app

    Express Consent CASL app
    Check out this new iPhone app (Android app coming soon) that helps solve the CASL problem of getting and proving you have consent to send email to people that you have just met, such as at a networking event. Sometimes when…
  • Jul 16

    Simple is not easy

    Simple is not easy
    Have you ever used an app – whether on a phone, tablet, or desktop, and found them lacking? Developers creating app versions of existing desktop software or online services face a dilemma. Apps are generally slimmed down versions of the…
Rank this Week: 1670

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/
  • Jul 22

    MFDA publishes guidance on use of investor questionnaire

    MFDA publishes guidance on use of investor questionnaire
    Earlier this week, the MFDA released a discussion paper intended to provide guidance on the use by mutual fund dealers of investor questionnaires to assist in the know-your-client process. Among other things, the paper discusses topics such…
  • Jul 18

    CSA intend to publish national rule for clearing agencie

    CSA intend to publish national rule for clearing agencie
    Alix d'Anglejan-Chatillon - The Canadian Securities Administrators yesterday released an update on the proposed local rules designed to set out certain requirements in relation to the application process for seeking recognition as a…
  • Jul 18

    CSA adopt changes to auditor oversight rule

    CSA adopt changes to auditor oversight rule
    The Canadian Securities Administrators yesterday released changes to auditor oversight rules designed to enhance the integrity of financial reporting by reporting issuers by repealing and replacing National Instrument 52-108 Auditor…
Rank this Week: 1856

Privacy and Data Security Law

Privacy and Data Security Law

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

http://www.privacyanddatasecuritylaw.com/
  • Jul 22

    Update from UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

    Update from UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)
    Christopher Graham spoke at the recent Privacy Laws & Business Conference in Cambridge, UK.  Here is an update of the main points: The new EU Regulation Will it happen? Well, “if it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and…
  • Jul 4

    Russia moves to ban exports of personal data

    Russia moves to ban exports of personal data
    The Russian Parliament has just passed new rules requiring personal data of Russians to be stored in Russia.  This could mean that the big US IT vendors and other businesses that service Russian consumers will have to invest in local IT…
  • Jul 2

    EU Data Protection Regulation: Update

    EU Data Protection Regulation: Update
    The EU Data Protection Regulation was discussed, yesterday, at the Privacy Laws & Business conference in Cambridge, UK. Here is the latest news: There has been a debate as to whether the new Regulation is actually going to happen. …
Rank this Week: 1633