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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
Rank this Week: 2208

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Feb 24

    Testamentary Letter of Wishes- Part 2

    Testamentary Letter of Wishes- Part 2
    In my last blog post of January 27, 2017, I discussed testamentary letters of wishes and some of the benefits and potential pitfalls of their use. For the purposes of the post, I limited the discussion to testamentary letters of wishes which…
  • Feb 22

    I Know I Put it Somewhere.

    I Know I Put it Somewhere.
    This Blog was written by: Holly Allardyce I once attended a networking event where we all had to name an aspect of our jobs that we enjoy. I volunteered that I liked knowing I had located all of a deceased person’s valuables. The…
  • Feb 21

    Issue Estoppel – Stopping a Second Kick at the Can

    Issue Estoppel – Stopping a Second Kick at the Can
    The discovery of holographic wills always send up red flags to estates litigators, especially when the holographic will is a dramatic departure from the prior distribution of the estate. While questions of fraud immediately come to mind,…
Rank this Week: 2581

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Feb 23

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    why carefully defined licensing metrics matter: diageo may be liable to sap for extra $68 million in licensing fees. https://t.co/Nk4hqHSoCA 2017-02-20 [Click on title above to read the full post]
  • Feb 16

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    internet backbone provider cogent cuts off the pirate bay and other pirate sites. first step on the slippery slope? https://t.co/a6ANe6HKBS 2017-02-13 interesting (but long) piece on the most successful ticket scalper in the us and the ticket…
  • Feb 9

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    an interesting peek at the poker ai that bested humans. https://t.co/HJPK8SNjdE 2017-02-03 why ups trucks don't turn left. quite interesting. https://t.co/tqswHI0CzD 2017-02-08 goldman has replaced 600 traders with 200 engineers since 2000…
Rank this Week: 2618

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Feb 23

    What is a US Situs Asset?

    What is a US Situs Asset?
    Canadians who own US situs assets are subject to US estate tax. The concern? The definition of “US situs assets” is broader than many Canadians realize. The post What is a US Situs Asset? appeared first on Altro Levy LLP.
  • Feb 23

    Pretext or Profiling?

    Pretext or Profiling?
    The Genesis of the 7 Countries Victimized by President Trump’s Executive Order. The post Pretext or Profiling? appeared first on Altro Levy LLP.
  • Feb 16

    Trump’s US estate tax promise & leaving assets to an American

    Trump’s US estate tax promise & leaving assets to an American
    Will Trump make good on his promise to repeal US estate tax? How do these anticipated changes affect Canadians leaving assets to kids living in the US? The post Trump’s US estate tax promise & leaving assets to an American appeared…
Rank this Week: 2338

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

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

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Feb 23

    Canada v. the US: highlights from the 2016 private deal points study

    Canada v. the US: highlights from the 2016 private deal points study
    The American Bar Association recently published the 2016 Canadian Private Target M&A Deal Points Study. The study, which was authored by a group of Canadian lawyers, including several from Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, was based on a…
  • Feb 21

    Canadian M&A expected to rise in 2017

    Canadian M&A expected to rise in 2017
    Fuelled by low interest rates, strong corporate balance sheets and stable finances, 2016 was a strong year for Canadian M&A. Looking forward, Citi Canada, in association with Mergermarket, surveyed a range of Canadian dealmakers to gauge…
  • Feb 16

    Big year on the horizon for big pharma

    Big year on the horizon for big pharma
    Global M&A activity in the biopharmaceutical industry skyrocketed in 2014 and 2015, eclipsing US$200 billion in deal value each year and prompting EY to declare such elevated activity to be the “new normal” in the industry.…
Rank this Week: 1977

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/
  • Feb 23

    ASC plans to explore the creation and implementation of a whistleblower program

    ASC plans to explore the creation and implementation of a whistleblower program
    Julien Robitaille-Rodriguez -  A whistleblower program may be part of a comprehensive compliance and enforcement regime that the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) recently proposed as part of its three-year Strategic Plan (the…
  • Feb 21

    Expectations for cyber security risk disclosure published by CSA

    Expectations for cyber security risk disclosure published by CSA
    Vanessa Coiteux and Jérémie Ste-Marie -  The results of the Canadian Securities Administrators’ (CSA) review of the cyber security risk disclosure of S&P/TSX Composite issuers were recently reported by the…
  • Jan 20

    Regulations for CBCA's New Diversity, Majority Voting and Notice-for-Access Provisions Released

    Regulations for CBCA's New Diversity, Majority Voting and Notice-for-Access Provisions Released
    Laura Levine and Alethea Au -  The Government of Canada has released proposed regulations to accompany the proposed amendments to the Canada Business Corporations Act under Bill C-25 (discussed here). These proposed regulations add…
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IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
Rank this Week: 1991

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/
  • Feb 22

    BC Court of Appeal rules surveyor hired by one neighbour didn't owe duty of care to other neighbour

    BC Court of Appeal rules surveyor hired by one neighbour didn't owe duty of care to other neighbour
    If a surveyor hired by one property owner in a boundary dispute gets it wrong, does the neighbouring owner have a claim in negligence against that surveyor? In 2002, Owner B purchased a property and was aware that a fence at the back of the…
  • Feb 16

    Divisional Court comments on positive covenant

    Divisional Court comments on positive covenant
    Property owners may covenant with one another in connection with their lands.  They may agree to negative covenants, which prevent certain things from being done on or with the land. For example, a negative covenant may prohibit certain…
  • Feb 9

    Title Insurance and the costs of defending title to your property

    Title Insurance and the costs of defending title to your property
    Most real estate transactions in Ontario today involve title insurance.  Purchasers obtain title insurance to protect against unknown defects in title that crop up after the closing of the transaction, and title insurance policies…
Rank this Week: 2443

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
Rank this Week: 2638

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Feb 20

    Asset and Equipment Management Enhancement with Bar Code

    Asset and Equipment Management Enhancement with Bar Code
    To ensure your assets are conducting preventative inspections and staying operational, Nimonik has extended its Asset management Module to help you quickly inspect and validate your equipment. Here are some details on what you can find…
  • Feb 14

    Six Experts on Internal Audit Best Practice

    Six Experts on Internal Audit Best Practice
    Most EHS professionals know that an efficient Internal Audit Program can drive profits for an organization. On the flip-side, a weak Internal Audit program can create chaos and tremendous physical and financial loss. Nimonik’s…
  • Feb 7

    White Paper on Internal Audit Best Practice

    White Paper on Internal Audit Best Practice
    A well-structured Internal Audit program increases revenue, cuts costs and makes the workplace safer, leading to operational excellence while avoiding potential damage. This White Paper authored by, John Wolfe, an internationally recognized…
Rank this Week: 1729

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Feb 20

    New Books at the Law Library – February 20, 2017

    New Books at the Law Library – February 20, 2017
    LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): K212 .L394 2016 Robert M. Lawless, Jennifer K. Robbennolt & Thomas S. Ulen,, 2d ed. Empirical Methods in Law (New York: Wolters Kluwer, 2016). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K434.P5 A37 2016 Malcolm Schofield,…
  • Feb 14

    Legal Research Skills Serie

    Legal Research Skills Serie
    The UBC Law Library is pleased to present its Legal Research Skills Series designed for students wanting to brush up on the basics or learn something new. This series will provide legal research instruction from experienced law librarians and…
  • Feb 14

    New Books at the Law Library – February 14, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – February 14, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: K4505 .A935 2010 Hugh J. Ault & Brian J. Arnold, Comparative Income Taxation: A Structural Analysis, 3d ed. (Alphen aan den Rijn,: Kluwer Law International, 2010). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE3247 .M33 2016 Malcolm…
Rank this Week: 2737

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

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

    Who is a “parent” in the Ontario pension world? And why does it matter?

    Who is a “parent” in the Ontario pension world? And why does it matter?
    Any person who is the “spouse” of a member of a registered pension plan in Canada has rights regarding the pension entitlement of his or her partner. That important policy has been entrenched in pension legislation for…
  • Jan 31

    2016 Labour and Employment Law – A Year in Review (in 140 characters or less)

    2016 Labour and Employment Law – A Year in Review (in 140 characters or less)
    As we close out the first month of 2017, we thought it appropriate to briefly review the cases which caught our eye in 2016 in 140 characters or less: Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., 2016 SCC 29 – @SCC_eng confirms Federally…
  • Nov 28

    Ontario regulatory form regarding pension plan contributions: comply!

    Ontario regulatory form regarding pension plan contributions: comply!
    Trustees and administrators of Ontario registered pension plans: beware of Form 7. That’s the form that administrators of registered pension plans must complete, and send to their pension fund trustees, that summarizes the estimated…
Rank this Week: 2432

Les Actifs creatifs

Les Actifs creatifs

Covers legal and commercial developments affecting all forms of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright law, branding and advertising, trade dress and trade secrets. By Norton Rose Fulbright Canada.

http://www.actifscreatifs.com/
  • Feb 12

    Mise à jour relative au Protocole de Nagoya

    Mise à jour relative au Protocole de Nagoya
    Véronique Barry, avocate au bureau de Québec, vous explique dans le billet ci-dessous ce qu’est le Protocole de Nagoya et les enjeux qu’il amène sur les droits de propriété intellectuelle. ***…
  • Dec 22

    Vous recevrez un drone cette année pour le temps des fêtes? Méfiez-vous des exigences de la loi!

    Vous recevrez un drone cette année pour le temps des fêtes? Méfiez-vous des exigences de la loi!
    Si vous êtes l’un des chanceux qui recevront un drone cette année comme un cadeau du temps des fêtes, prenez le temps de bien connaître vos responsabilités pour mieux voler en toute…
  • Dec 20

    Des dépens conséquents en litige de brevet canadien

    Des dépens conséquents en litige de brevet canadien
    Pour terminer l’année, mes collègues Brian Daley et Jonathan Chong nous font rapport (ici) d’une adjudication des dépens plus conséquente qu’auparavant, par la Cour fédérale.…
Rank this Week: 1978

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/
  • Feb 1

    This Blog is Under Construction

    This Blog is Under Construction
    I’m excited to say that the third and final part of my book The Law of Work is nearing completion.  That part deals with The Collective Bargaining Regime. The book including the other two regimes–Common Law and Regulatory…
  • Jan 14

    A Reporter Asked Me if Employers Should Have Masturbation Room

    A Reporter Asked Me if Employers Should Have Masturbation Room
    I get a lot of media inquiries on matters of work law and industrial relations, but the latest caught me off guard. I was busy catching up on emails and listening to voicemails in the background when I heard something like the following:…
  • Jan 4

    Law of Work Blog Enters the Canadian Law Blog ‘Hall of Fame’

    Law of Work Blog Enters the Canadian Law Blog ‘Hall of Fame’
    The annual Clawbies Awards recognizing the best law blogs in Canada were released on New Year’s Eve 2016.    A few minutes looking over this year’s recipients will demonstrate the fantastic quality of this medium…
Rank this Week: 1740

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

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

http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    PA Department of Environmental Protection’s negotiating power fracked

    PA Department of Environmental Protection’s negotiating power fracked
    Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) may see new challenges in negotiating settlements with purported violators of Pennsylvania’s Clean Stream Law.  A recent Pennsylvania appellate court ruled that ongoing…
  • Dec 22

    Quarterly Legislative Activity Update: Marcellus and Utica Shale Region

    Quarterly Legislative Activity Update: Marcellus and Utica Shale Region
    Our Norton Rose Fulbright Pittsburgh-Southpointe practice tracks legislative activity that we believe may impact oil and gas development within the Marcellus and Utica shale regions (Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio). This Quarterly…
  • Nov 22

    Challenge to UK planning permission for fracking

    Challenge to UK planning permission for fracking
    Community group ‘Preston New Road Action Group’ (PNRAG) has taken further action to challenge the government’s decision to allow fracking of shale gas at a site near Little Plumpton, Lancashire (the Plumpton Site). As…
Rank this Week: 1983

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Covers recent trends, court decisions, and condo-related news. By Gardiner Miller Arnold LLP.

http://www.ontariocondolaw.com/
  • Jan 11

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2016

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2016
    Happy 2017! Here’s our recap of some of the most notable condo law cases from the year gone by. #10 – Cheung v. York Region CC 759, 2016 ONSC 4236 Many condominiums have insufficient parking for occupants and guests, requiring the…
  • Dec 3

    Key takeaways from the 20th annual condo conference

    Key takeaways from the 20th annual condo conference
    This year marked the 20th anniversary of the annual ACMO/CCI-Toronto Condominium Conference.  Taking place from November 11-12, 2016, the theme of this year’s conference was “Shaping the Future”. With the regulations…
  • Oct 30

    GMA Condo Alert! catchup for 2013-2016

    GMA Condo Alert! catchup for 2013-2016
    We used to regularly post blog entries featuring our most recent Condo Alert! newsletters but lost track a couple years ago. This is an unforgivable oversight and we apologize to our faithful readers and especially to our associate Andrea…
Rank this Week: 1756

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Jun 27

    And Now a Word About Experiential Education

    And Now a Word About Experiential Education
    There have been a couple minor developments in relation to experiential education in Ontario that I thought were worthy of a blog post. This post is going to briefly overview both developments and give some analysis on what's occurring.So…
  • Dec 2

    Worst. Idea. Ever.

    Worst. Idea. Ever.
    I've been really busy with a new project and haven't had a lot of time to blog in the past few months. Hopefully in the new year I'll get back to posting regular pieces. One thing that I wanted to highlight is a trial balloon today from…
  • Oct 8

    Internships, Youth Unemployment, and the 2015 Federal Election: An Analysis of the Parties' Position

    Internships, Youth Unemployment, and the 2015 Federal Election: An Analysis of the Parties' Position
    This post originally appeared on the Canadian Intern Association website, but it's my analysis and I felt that my readers would appreciate reading it. A French version of the analysis can be found here. Additionally, I should be posting a…
Rank this Week: 2635

Sexual Abuse Claims Blog

Sexual Abuse Claims Blog

Covers child abuse, clergy abuse, doctor sexual abuse, priest abuse, prison abuse, teacher sexual abuse, and other sexual abuse topics. By McKiggan Hebert Lawyers.

http://www.sexualabuseclaimsblog.com/
  • Jun 9

    Pope decides not to prosecute Bishops who covered up for priest sex abusers.

    Pope decides not to prosecute Bishops who covered up for priest sex abusers.
    For years now the Catholic Church has been facing criticism around the world for its inaction in failing to prevent sexual abuse of children by Catholic Priests. Furthermore, the Church has been criticized for failing to hold Bishops who…
  • Jun 9

    Pope decides not to prosecute Bishops who covered up for priest sex abusers.

    Pope decides not to prosecute Bishops who covered up for priest sex abusers.
    For years now the Catholic Church has been facing criticism around the world for its inaction in failing to prevent sexual abuse of children by Catholic Priests. Furthermore, the Church has been criticized for failing to hold Bishops who…
  • Jun 9

    Pope decides not to prosecute Bishops who covered up for priest sex abusers.

    Pope decides not to prosecute Bishops who covered up for priest sex abusers.
    For years now the Catholic Church has been facing criticism around the world for its inaction in failing to prevent sexual abuse of children by Catholic Priests. Furthermore, the Church has been criticized for failing to hold Bishops who…
Rank this Week: 2162

Charter Cases

Charter Cases

Covers court decisions involving Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

http://www.chartercases.com/
  • Nov 27

    R. v. Appulonappa, 2015 SCC 59

    R. v. Appulonappa, 2015 SCC 59
    The accused were a group of Sri Lankan migrants apprehended from a ship off the west coast of British Columbia. They stood charged under s. 117 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, which made it an offence to “organize,…
  • Apr 13

    R. v. Nur, 2015 SCC 15

    R. v. Nur, 2015 SCC 15
    The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Nur considers the constitutionality of a three-year mandatory minimum sentence for unlicensed possession of a loaded firearm. Continue reading →
  • Feb 5

    Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 5

    Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 5
    In Carter, the Supreme Court reconsidered the constitutionality of the prohibition on assisted suicide, which had previously been upheld in Rodriguez. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 2325

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal…

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal Research

Provides tips on Canadian legal research.

http://mireau.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 6

    LegalAve - Alberta family law information

    LegalAve - Alberta family law information
    Marsha Guthrie, Manager, Implementation and Partnerships with the Alberta Legal Information Society and Julie Rainey of Alberta Law Libraries for sending the following my way:New free website for Albertans dealing with family law issues:…
  • Oct 8

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries call for conference proposal

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries call for conference proposal
    A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate to speak with members of the Toronto Association of Law Libraries about the synergies between knowledge management, law librarianship and process improvement.  I hope to speak on similar issues at…
  • Sep 2

    Conducting Business and Industry Research

    Conducting Business and Industry Research
    The Canadian Association of Law Libraries is advertising some upcoming webinars that will be useful for anyone who has a market research need:Conducting Business and Industry Research - September 29, 2015, 1:00pm to 2:30pm…
Rank this Week: 2734

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: 2695

Workplaces That Work

Workplaces That Work

Covers workplace conflict management systems. By Blaine Donais.

http://workplacesthatwork.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 4

    Workplace Fairness Analyst Certification Seminar Sept 6&7, 2014 Toronto

    Workplace Fairness Analyst Certification Seminar Sept 6&7, 2014 Toronto
    The Workplace Fairness Institute offers this two day professional development seminar to ADR professionals, ombuds, human resources practitioners, diversity consultants, managers and union representatives.  This seminar will provide…
  • May 29

    Workplace Fairness Certification Training - June 10, 2013 Calgary

    Workplace Fairness Certification Training - June 10, 2013 Calgary
    The Workplace Fairness Institute is offering a one day training session to become Workplace Fairness Analysts.This designation demonstrates that a workplace practitioner is qualified to use the tools developed by the Workplace Fairness…
  • May 29

    Conflict Management in the Workplace - A 5 Day Course co-sponsored by York University and the WFI

    Conflict Management in the Workplace - A 5 Day Course co-sponsored by York University and the WFI
    The top-down management of conflict in the workplace can be frustrating for everyone. Typically, conflict is addressed after things have gotten out of hand and the conflict is entrenched in the workplace. Your best employees have left and…
Rank this Week: 2278

Ottawa Divorce Blog

Ottawa Divorce Blog

Covers family law, child custody, child & spousal support, and property division. By Jeffrey Behrendt.

http://www.ottawadivorce.com/blog
  • Jul 27

    Can I Deny Access?

    Can I Deny Access?
    One of the most common questions I get asked is “Can I deny access of the children to the other parent?” The short answer is a resounding NO! There is really only one reason you can deny access and that is if there is good reason…
  • Jun 21

    The End of No-Fault Divorce? The Leskun Case

    The End of No-Fault Divorce? The Leskun Case
    The Supreme Court released the Leskun decision today: http://www.scc-csc.gc.ca/judgments/2006scc025.htm At issue was the interplay between fault and spousal support. Ms Leskun argued that support should not be reduced as, 8 years after the…
  • Jun 21

    The End of No-Fault Divorce? The Leskun Case

    The End of No-Fault Divorce? The Leskun Case
    The Supreme Court of Canada released the Leskun decision today: http://scc.lexum.org/decisia-scc-csc/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/2298/index.do In this case, the husband had an affair that led to the end of the marriage. Ms Leskun claimed that 8…
Rank this Week: 2260

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: 1781

Small City Law Firm Tech

Small City Law Firm Tech

Provides software tips and advice for common law-office software including Word, Outlook, MS Windows and Adobe Acrobat. By Vivian Manning.

http://vmanning.posterous.com/
  • May 13

    Office 2013: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Office 2013: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    My new post up this morning at Attorney At Work: Microsoft Office 2013 has been available for several months, but Office 2010 has been stable and mostly well-received in our firm. And with staff and lawyers already overwhelmed by the…
  • May 1

    Filed Under "You Learn Something New Every Day": Posting from Word to Exchange Public Folder

    Filed Under "You Learn Something New Every Day": Posting from Word to Exchange Public Folder
    One of the many things I enjoy about my work is the constant learning and discovery.  Even if it's a 'small' discovery, as this one is, it's often enough to make a difference in a workday. I'm always looking for more efficient ways…
  • Apr 30

    Them’s The (Email) Rules!

    Them’s The (Email) Rules!
    My latest post is up at the ABA Law Technology Today blogPlease head off here to read the full post: A couple of weeks ago our offices installed a brand-spanking new VoIP phone system.  I've been geeking out for the last little…
Rank this Week: 2556

Frank Sperduti

Frank Sperduti

Covers expropriation law in Canada.

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

    The Lawyer/Appraiser Relationship

    The Lawyer/Appraiser Relationship
    Frank Sperduti, a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, highlights the importance of understanding the roles that the lawyer and appraiser play in the adversarial process and what each brings to the team. Read full paper… Frank…
  • Jan 31

    Perils of Proving Injurious Affection

    Perils of Proving Injurious Affection
    Recovery of damages for injurious affection is a fundamental part of the basket of claims afforded to owners impacted by a partial taking.  Conceptually, injurious affection seems straight-forward enough:  the decrease in the value…
  • Jan 29

    October 12, 2011 Decision and Order of the Board

    October 12, 2011 Decision and Order of the Board
    This is the first pre-hearing conference decision in respect of the appeals related to the new City of Hamilton (City) Urban Official Plan adopted by the City on July 9, 2009 wherein Frank Sperduti of BLG represents the Appellants, Freeland…
Rank this Week: 2386

Stephen Waqué

Stephen Waqué

Covers expropriation and environmental law issues in Canada.

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

    February 7, 2013 Decision of the Board

    February 7, 2013 Decision of the Board
    This is a decision of the Board relating to an October 23, 2012 motion for party status brought by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (“CMHC”).  The Board denied CMHC’s motion and its reasons include that CMHC…
  • Jan 31

    December 13, 2012 Order of the Board

    December 13, 2012 Order of the Board
    This December 13, 2012 Order of the OMB is a consent order approving an amended modified boundary map, for Amendment 1 to the York Region Official Plan (“ROPA 1”), having received Minutes of Settlement between York Region and 3…
  • Jan 29

    January 17, 2013 Decision of the Board, S.W. Lee and K. Hussey

    January 17, 2013 Decision of the Board, S.W. Lee and K. Hussey
    The Ontario Municipal Board issued a partial approval order bringing into force and effect certain sections and policies of the York Regional Official Plan – 2010 as modified and as  set out in an August 23, 2012 order then…
Rank this Week: 2447

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: 1784

Wines and Information Management…

Wines and Information Management (WIM)

In-house counsel blawg on e-disovery, the impact of IT on the law and vice versa, information/knowledge management and wines. By Dominic Jaar.

http://dominicjaar.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2241

Slip and Fall Blog

Slip and Fall Blog

Discusses Ontario, Canada slip and fall legal issues, such as damages, and business and government liability for slip and fall accidents. By Mark Yazdani.

http://www.slipandfalltoronto.ca/slip_and_fall_blog/
  • Sep 29

    Guy vs. Toronto (City)

    Guy vs. Toronto (City)
  • Mar 16

    Guy vs. Toronto (City) – Part 2 - Failure to Give Timely Notice

    Guy vs. Toronto (City) – Part 2 - Failure to Give Timely Notice
    The first defence raised by the City of Toronto was that Ms. Guy’s lawsuit was barred by the Municipal Act because she failed to give notice of her claim in writing by registered mail and within seven days (note that current requirement is…
  • Mar 16

    Guy vs. Toronto (City) – Part 2 – Failure to Give Timely Notice

    Guy vs. Toronto (City) – Part 2 – Failure to Give Timely Notice
    The first defence raised by the City of Toronto was that Ms. Guy’s lawsuit was barred by the Municipal Act because she failed to give notice of her claim in writing by registered mail and within seven days (note that current requirement…
Rank this Week: 1776

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 3901

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: 3475

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/
  • Feb 23

    US Government Contractors Now Required to Train Employees on Privacy

    US Government Contractors Now Required to Train Employees on Privacy
    Effective January 19, 2017,  an update to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) will require certain contractors that provide services to the federal government to train their employees on privacy.  New contracts into which the…
  • Feb 19

    UK Court of Appeal Rules that Exemptions to Access Rights are Construed Narrowly

    UK Court of Appeal Rules that Exemptions to Access Rights are Construed Narrowly
    Under the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA“), data subjects have rights to obtain copies of their personal information through a data subject access request (“DSAR“). Data subjects frequently use DSARs to obtain…
  • Feb 7

    Settlement of Target Data Breach Consumer Class Action Is Derailed On Appeal

    Settlement of Target Data Breach Consumer Class Action Is Derailed On Appeal
    The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals last week reversed the district court’s approval of a settlement and settlement class in the consolidated consumer class action arising from Target Corporation’s 2013 security incident. …
Rank this Week: 2993

Special Situations Law

Special Situations Law

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Covers shareholder activist and defence mandates, as well as complex reorganization transactions.

http://www.specialsituationslaw.com/
  • Feb 22

    Board Watch: More Complexity, More Committee

    Board Watch: More Complexity, More Committee
    As a result of the increasing and ever-evolving responsibilities falling on the shoulders of boards of directors, the traditional three key committee model (covering audit and financial reporting, executive compensation, and director…
  • Feb 13

    Institutional investors managing US $17 trillion announce new corporate governance framework

    Institutional investors managing US $17 trillion announce new corporate governance framework
    In a move likely to have significant impacts on corporate governance, a group of institutional investors managing upwards of US $17 trillion has announced the formation of the Investor Stewardship Group (the Group). The Group has adopted a…
  • Feb 6

    M&A – key developments in 2016 and a look ahead

    M&A – key developments in 2016 and a look ahead
    January 2017 – Walied Soliman and Orestes Pasparakis, co-chairs of Norton Rose Fulbright’s Special Situations Team hosted their annual video webinar on M&A activity in Canada. They highlight the key developments of…
Rank this Week: 2981

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Feb 19

    Correcting Tax Mistakes after Fairmont and Jean Coutu

    Correcting Tax Mistakes after Fairmont and Jean Coutu
    I was very glad to be a panelist for the Canadian Tax Foundation’s conference on the Supreme Court of Canada’s decisions in Fairmont and Jean Coutu. During the discussion the panelists were asked about the ways taxpayers may…
  • Dec 22

    506913 N.B. Ltd.: Jarndyce v. Jarndyce Revisited

    506913 N.B. Ltd.: Jarndyce v. Jarndyce Revisited
    On a procedural motion in 506913 N.B. Ltd. v. The Queen (2016 TCC 286), the Tax Court ordered the Respondent to answer all questions refused on discovery, reattend at a further discovery, and pay the Appellant’s costs on the…
  • Dec 13

    Jean Coutu: SCC Revises Test for Rectification under the Civil Code

    Jean Coutu: SCC Revises Test for Rectification under the Civil Code
    On December 9, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its judgment in Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. v Attorney General of Canada (2016 SCC 55) along with its companion case Canada (Attorney General) v Fairmont Hotels Inc. (2016 SCC 56). Our…
Rank this Week: 3522

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
  • Feb 16

    The Supreme Court of Canada provides limited guidance on the constitutionality of immunity clauses for tribunal

    The Supreme Court of Canada provides limited guidance on the constitutionality of immunity clauses for tribunal
    By Patrick Williams In Ernst v. Alberta Energy Regulator, 2017 SCC 1, the Court split 4-4-1 over the constitutionality of an immunity clause in favour of the Alberta Energy Regulator (the “Board”). The case was resolved largely on…
  • Feb 8

    The Year Ahead: Ten Top Appeals to Watch in 2017

    The Year Ahead: Ten Top Appeals to Watch in 2017
    By Kelli McAllister and Sara D.N. Babich The coming year will see our highest court decide a host of appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. The Appeals Monitor is pleased to present our annual forecast of the top ten…
  • Feb 2

    Looking Back – The 10 Most Important Appeals of 2016

    Looking Back – The 10 Most Important Appeals of 2016
    By Ryan MacIsaac and Dextin Zucchi   The Appeals Monitor is pleased to present our annual review of the most significant appellate decisions of the past year. From criminal law to contracts, 2016 was full of exciting developments and we…
Rank this Week: 3599

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
  • Feb 14

    How do the courts allocate loss amongst innocent victims of a fraud?

    How do the courts allocate loss amongst innocent victims of a fraud?
    Fraudsters are very clever. Many set up elaborate commercial transactions for the purpose of absconding with someone else’s money.  By the time the scheme is discovered, an innocent victim is usually out of pocket, often for large…
  • Feb 8

    Search and Ye May Find Something Else: Use of Competitors’ Names in Keyword Advertising and Domain

    Search and Ye May Find Something Else: Use of Competitors’ Names in Keyword Advertising and Domain
    Introduction In Vancouver Community College v Vancouver Career College (Burnaby) 2017 BCCA 41, the British Columbia Court of Appeal found that Vancouver Community College (“VCC”) had established the tort of passing off against…
  • Jan 30

    BC Court of Appeal Reaffirms Finality of Arbitration Decision

    BC Court of Appeal Reaffirms Finality of Arbitration Decision
    The recent decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal in Chriscan Enterprises Ltd. v. St. Pierre, 2016 BCCA 442, reminds those who elect to resolve their business disputes through arbitration that decisions of the arbitrator, even those…
Rank this Week: 3153

Ontario Disability Blog

Ontario Disability Blog

By Aaron Waxman & Associates P.C. Covers disability laws and available resources for the people of Ontario.

http://www.awaxmanlaw.ca/blog
  • Feb 14

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Long-Term Disability Claims - Part 1 

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Long-Term Disability Claims - Part 1 
    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) falls into the category of illnesses/conditions that are often described as “invisible illnesses” or “invisible disabilities” (think mental illnesses, fibromyalgia and chronic pain…
  • Jan 31

    What do I need to know about slip & fall claims?

    What do I need to know about slip & fall claims?
    With the recent fluctuations in the weather we have been having, from long periods of rain, bouts of freezing rain, and snow, it is important to know what to do in the event of a slip and fall and how a personal injury lawyer can help you.In…
  • Jan 16

    Seasonal Affective Disorder in The New

    Seasonal Affective Disorder in The New
    Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is said to peak in January. The third Monday in January has been dubbed, “Blue Monday”, the “most depressing day of the year”. The idea of a specific day being the most depressing…
Rank this Week: 2982

Charities and Giving

Charities and Giving

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

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/chrts/whtsnw/menu-eng.html?rss
Rank this Week: 3902

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Feb 10

    Five Steps to a Successful Bankruptcy

    Five Steps to a Successful Bankruptcy
    If you have never been bankrupt before, the minimum time set by the court to be bankrupt is nine months. This means that the court will either give you relief from your debts or discharge you from them in nine months from the date you declare…
  • Jan 13

    Should You Declare Bankruptcy This Year?

    Should You Declare Bankruptcy This Year?
    The answer to whether or not you should declare bankruptcy this year varies based on each person’s situation. Most stories are all too familiar. A family or individual accrued too much debt, there were a series unfortunate events…
  • Dec 9

    How Are Funds Distributed To Creditors In Bankruptcy?

    How Are Funds Distributed To Creditors In Bankruptcy?
    Bankruptcy is highly regulated. In addition to the multitude of provisions contained within the Bankruptcy & Insolvency Act, there are numerous complementary pieces of legislation and decades of court cases. At its core, though,…
Rank this Week: 3841

Employment & Human Rights Law in…

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

Covers class actions, discrimination, overtime and workplace policies in Canada. By Lisa Stam.

http://www.canadaemploymenthumanrightslaw.com/
  • Feb 8

    Getting Fired Sucks!

    Getting Fired Sucks!
    Today is the day.  The decision to terminate an employee has been made and now you have to deliver the news.  Before you step into that meeting, give some consideration to the impact this will have on your soon to be former…
  • Jan 25

    Employment Standards FYI – Rest Period

    Employment Standards FYI – Rest Period
    This post is a quick primer on the subject of hours of work and rest periods for provincially regulated employees in Ontario. The Ontario Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) has several rules regarding hours of work for…
  • Jan 18

    Employment Standards FYI – Break

    Employment Standards FYI – Break
    This post is a quick primer on hours of work and eating periods. The Ontario Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) requires that employees be given a meal break of at least 30 minutes within each five consecutive work hours. The…
Rank this Week: 3888

The Criminal Law Team Toronto Blog

The Criminal Law Team Toronto Blog

Covers criminal law stories in Canada. By Bruce Karten and Stephen Hebscher.

http://www.thecriminallawteam.ca/category/blog/
  • Feb 7

    Do I have to believe that you are innocent? What is the role of the criminal defence lawyer?

    Do I have to believe that you are innocent? What is the role of the criminal defence lawyer?
    I have been a criminal defence lawyer for over 30 years. The reality is that most of my clients were/are probably guilty. This fact has never prevented me from representing my clients, and providing them with the best possible defence. Even…
  • Oct 15

    Weapons Charges In Canada

    Weapons Charges In Canada
    What You Should Know   The Canadian Criminal Code, under the category of Firearms and Other Weapons provides an extensive list of offenses that relate to the use of devices that can be possessed with the intent of inflicting harm on…
  • Oct 15

    Weapons Charges In Canada

    Weapons Charges In Canada
    What You Should Know   The Canadian Criminal Code, under the category of Firearms and Other Weapons provides an extensive list of offenses that relate to the use of devices that can be possessed with the intent of inflicting harm on…
Rank this Week: 3569

Canadian Legal Research Blog

Canadian Legal Research Blog

Covers recent developments in the field of legal research, and assists legal researchers to make effective use of research tools. By Catherine Best.

http://legalresearch.org/blog/
  • Feb 6

    We are excited to have a new member in The…

    We are excited to have a new member in The Canadian Legal Research and Writing Guide editorial board: André Clair was a Legal Research Officer with the Court of Appeal of Newfoundland and Labrador between 2010 and 2013. He is …
  • Jul 20

    An announcement!

    An announcement!
    The Best Guide to Canadian Legal Research has been freely available on the Internet since 1998. The original author and publisher was Catherine Best. The site grew out of Catherine’s experience teaching legal research and writing, and…
  • May 11

    Justice Canada cuts legal research positions and library resource

    Justice Canada cuts legal research positions and library resource
    In an article published in the Globe and Mail, the Canadian Press has reported that a recent budget cut in the federal Justice Department represents about 20 per cent of research spending, and means the loss of eight experienced …
Rank this Week: 3631

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 4541

Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

Covers family law and collaborative team practice issues. By Galbraith Family Law.

http://www.ontariofamilylawblog.com
  • Feb 2

    Do you want to sue the CAS and you are self-represented? Consider a limited scope retainer.

    Do you want to sue the CAS and you are self-represented? Consider a limited scope retainer.
    You can be self-represented and sue the CAS but I recommend that you hire a Lawyer on a limited scope retainer to assist you with preparing your Statement of Claim. You may also consider hiring a litigation coach on a limited scope retainer…
  • Nov 21

    What Happens to Our Home When We Get Divorced?

    What Happens to Our Home When We Get Divorced?
    What Happens to Our Home When We Get Divorced? As Divorce Lawyers, this is one of the most pressing concerns facing our clients. The most significant asset that many families have is the family home.  To most people, the house is more…
  • Oct 21

    Cats and Dogs and Family Law

    Cats and Dogs and Family Law
    I love our family dogs, Becky and Ryder.  My husband loves Ryder and Becky, too! I love my daughter’s cat, Enoki. In fact, my husband loves Enoki, too! Are dogs and cats just property? No, they are not. In Ontario, there is case…
Rank this Week: 3883