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The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

http://patentlibrarian.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    As of January 2015, the Patent Librarian's…

    As of January 2015, the Patent Librarian's Notebook has moved to WordPress at http://patentlibrarian.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.…
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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
  • Feb 19

    Good Faith, Honest Performance and M&A: Top 5 Takeaways Stemming from Bhasin v. Hrynew

    Good Faith, Honest Performance and M&A: Top 5 Takeaways Stemming from Bhasin v. Hrynew
    Exploring the impact on Canadian mergers and acquisitions of the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent recognition of a new common law duty of honest performance By Heidi Gordon There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding the Supreme Court…
  • Feb 5

    New 2015 Competition Act Merger Notification Threshold

    New 2015 Competition Act Merger Notification Threshold
    By Oliver J. Borgers and Michele Siu The Competition Bureau has announced that the pre-merger notification transaction-size threshold for 2015 will increase to $86 million from the 2014 threshold of $82 million.  The 2015 threshold will…
  • Jan 22

    5 Corporate Governance Tips to Reduce Risk in the M&A Proce

    5 Corporate Governance Tips to Reduce Risk in the M&A Proce
    By Nathan Montgomery Because of the growing risk of litigation by unhappy (or simply opportunistic) shareholders following the sale or acquisition of a company, corporate governance practices during the M&A process face increasing…
Rank this Week: 3553

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Feb 13

    A Definitive Ruling on the Issue of Without Cause Terminations under the Canada Labour Code

    A Definitive Ruling on the Issue of Without Cause Terminations under the Canada Labour Code
    Federally regulated employers take note.  The Federal Court of Appeal has recently confirmed that without cause dismissals are not automatically deemed to be “unjust” under the provisions of the Canada Labour Code (the…
  • Feb 6

    Employers Be Aware: OSC Proposes Incentive-Based Whistleblower Program

    Employers Be Aware: OSC Proposes Incentive-Based Whistleblower Program
    The Ontario Securities Commission (the OSC) recently published “OSC Staff Consultation Paper 15-401” which sets out a proposed framework for an incentive-based whistleblower program. This program aims at incentivising…
  • Feb 2

    On the Radar Screen: the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014

    On the Radar Screen: the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014
    As we reported in a previous blog post that can be found here, the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014 makes some significant changes to several Ontario statutes.  The legislation received Royal Assent on November 20,…
Rank this Week: 3189

Dot Indicia

Dot Indicia

Covers information, privacy and security from a Canadian perspective. By Michael Power.

http://michaelpower.ca
  • Feb 8

    The Canadian Privacy Cases of 2014

    The Canadian Privacy Cases of 2014
    As we move more into 2015, I thought I’d put together my own list of the more interesting Canadian privacy cases of 2014. These are judicial decisions so there’s no Commissioner findings or orders here. Some of these…
  • Jan 27

    Revenge Porn & Canadian Law

    Revenge Porn & Canadian Law
    Whenever a new technology arrives, society always plays “catch up” to determine what norms to apply to the use of that technology. It’s probably how we got traffic lights after the advent of automobiles.  One…
  • Jan 19

    Federal Private Sector: Not just one regulator anymore?

    Federal Private Sector: Not just one regulator anymore?
    Throughout history, no matter what country, the scope and application of constitutional power can be best described as a “contact sport”. In Canada, the game is played by two levels of government operating under a division of…
Rank this Week: 3082

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 3

    Reducing Family Conflict

    Reducing Family Conflict
     “We don’t agree on much, but we want to protect the kids” By Toni Nieuwhof Does this sound familiar?  Parental conflict in a family may be high whether you’re separating, living separate and…
  • Mar 22

    Top Five Reasons Why You Need a Will

    Top Five Reasons Why You Need a Will
    by Toni Nieuwhof “Oh yeah, I need to make that appointment.”  I hear this so frequently from successful people who generally have made sound financial choices.  Let’s face it – it’s difficult to conjure…
  • Mar 20

    Smart Divorce Option

    Smart Divorce Option
    Most separations and divorces are stressful and painful. You can choose to make it better or worse by the process you choose to use. The following are your choices.    Collaborative Practice Collaborative Practice is a…
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Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

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

http://robichaudlaw.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 3582

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Jan 18

    Rescuer Law: Compensation for Mariners Injured Rescuing Persons or Property?

    Rescuer Law: Compensation for Mariners Injured Rescuing Persons or Property?
    If a person by his fault creates a situation of peril, he must answer for it to any person who attempts to rescue the person who is in danger.  He owes a duty to such a person above all others. The rescuer may act instinctively out of…
  • Dec 3

    Upright Victoria, BC Lawyers Protest the Lack of Legal Aid Funding

    Upright Victoria, BC Lawyers Protest the Lack of Legal Aid Funding
    Lawyers in Victoria, BC who deal with legal aid cases recently halted their services as a way to pressure the government to increase funding for the system. Members of the Trial Lawyers Association of BC said that “government funding…
  • Dec 2

    ICBC Lawyers Win Case Against Cyclist via Firm Application of the Law

    ICBC Lawyers Win Case Against Cyclist via Firm Application of the Law
    Last July, 2014, a young British Columbian cyclist was inadvertently forced off the road by a motorist who was unaware of the cyclist’s presence. Knowledgeable ICBC lawyers point out that the cyclist was attempting to pass the motor…
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ELLA Blog

ELLA Blog

From the Edmonton Law Libraries Association.

http://apps.edmontonlawlibraries.ca/Blog/
  • Dec 16

    eReference Library on ProView

    eReference Library on ProView
    Letting you know about a problem (hopefully temporary) with this product:  the pdf you 'create' in order to print from this product will NOT include the information within a footnote.  The footnotes are not connected to…
  • Aug 27

    Re the Table of Contents pages in the Carswell catalogue

    Re the Table of Contents pages in the Carswell catalogue
    I had hoped to be able to use grab the Table of Contents pages posted in PDF at the book record in the Carswell catalogue, in order to make routing of Publisher Note and Release Note pages more efficient.  Why scan…
  • Aug 27

    Changes to PACER

    Changes to PACER
    Did you catch this news item re changes to PACER content? http://legalinformatics.wo rdpress.com/2014/08/26/p acer-says-large-numbers-of-u-s-federal -court-documents-are-no- longer-available-i n -its-database
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Megawatt: British Columbia…

Megawatt: British Columbia Renewable Energy Law Blog

Covers the renewable energy sector. By Clark Wilson LLP.

http://www.bcenergyblog.com/
  • Nov 4

    Connecting to the Grid: BC Sets Rates, Terms for LNG Industry

    Connecting to the Grid: BC Sets Rates, Terms for LNG Industry
    Today, the BC Government introduced the Domestic Long-Term Sales Contracts Regulation under the Clean Energy Act setting rates and terms for liquefied natural gas (LNG) customers proposing to use electricity from the…
  • Oct 28

    Update on BC IPP Supply

    Update on BC IPP Supply
    Last week, BC Hydro released updated information with respect to its supply of electricity from independent power producers (IPPs). IPPs include power production companies, First Nations, municipalities and BC Hydro…
  • Oct 20

    Comply, Offset or Pay: BC To Regulate LNG Export Facilities on CO2 Emission

    Comply, Offset or Pay: BC To Regulate LNG Export Facilities on CO2 Emission
    Today, the BC Government introduced new legislation aimed to help BC meet its greenhouse gas emission targets by imposing environmental standards on liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities operating within the…
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Nied Law Blog

Nied Law Blog

Provides Canadian legal cases. By Matthew Nied.

http://matthewnied.com/
Rank this Week: 3012

Construction Law Blog

Construction Law Blog

Covers Canadian construction law. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/canadian-construction-law/
Rank this Week: 3527

Aboriginal Law Blog

Aboriginal Law Blog

Covers aboriginal law in Canada. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Aboriginal-Law
  • Sep 24

    Geographic Location of Hunt Critical to Establishing Métis Hunting Right

    Geographic Location of Hunt Critical to Establishing Métis Hunting Right
    The Alberta Court of Appeal in R. v. Hirsekorn, 2013 ABCA 242 recently upheld restrictions on Métis hunting rights in the Cypress Hills area of southern Alberta. Mr. Hirsekorn was convicted for shooting wildlife outside of the regular…
  • May 24

    Can Individuals Assert Collective Aboriginal and Treaty Rights? Maybe.

    Can Individuals Assert Collective Aboriginal and Treaty Rights? Maybe.
    On May 9, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision in Behn v Moulton Contracting Ltd., 2013 SCC 26. Moulton brought an action against several members of the Aboriginal Fort Nelson First Nation (“FNFN”) after said…
  • May 8

    Government of Alberta Introduces Bill 22 - Aboriginal Consultation Levy Act

    Government of Alberta Introduces Bill 22 - Aboriginal Consultation Levy Act
    The Government of Alberta introduced Bill 22 - the Aboriginal Consultation Levy Fund in the legislature today. A copy of the Bill can be found here. [More…]
Rank this Week: 3017

Newfoundland and Labrador…

Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Law

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

http://www.adambaker.net
  • Jul 5

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

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

    Case Comment: Provincial Fence Products v Town of CBS

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

    Not Ready to Settle: Never Commit Unless You Mean It

    Not Ready to Settle: Never Commit Unless You Mean It
    If you’re ever been a plaintiff or a defendant, you know that a lot of lawyer time can be spent outside the courtroom trying to get to a settlement. Settlement negotiations can go south for a lot of reasons, but there’s one great way to…
Rank this Week: 3088

Canadian Advocate

Canadian Advocate

Covers immigration, refugee, employment/labour, and occupational health & safety law in Canada. By Abimanyu Singam.

http://canadianadvocate.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3691

Andrei Mincov's Articles

Andrei Mincov's Articles

Covers copyright and its interdependence with the overall political regime.

http://mincov.com/articles
  • Sep 11

    Civilization or Mindless Helplessne

    Civilization or Mindless Helplessne
    Often when I argue the case for individual rights and radical departure from government regulation, I hear words to the effect that it is the collectively financed government regulation that creates the framework for a civilized life, from…
  • Jun 17

    Monument to Human Devolution

    Monument to Human Devolution
    There once was a time in human history when monuments stood for something. They used to be erected to celebrate triumphs and achievements. Sometimes, they were built to commemorate national losses and tragedies. This happens no more. We are…
  • May 29

    In Support of Abolition of Laws Prohibiting Private Discrimination

    In Support of Abolition of Laws Prohibiting Private Discrimination
    Most people unwittingly consider laws against private discrimination one of the greatest social achievements of the modern times.  In this article I will explain how these laws are nothing more than a tool of everyone’s enslavement.
Rank this Week: 3559

Rights & Remedies

Rights & Remedies

Covers your legal rights and remedies when you can't afford a lawyer. By Shannon Salter.

http://rightsandremedies.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Pro Bono Going Public 2011: Free Legal Advice Clinics in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna

    Pro Bono Going Public 2011: Free Legal Advice Clinics in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna
    This September, Access Pro Bono is hosting Pro Bono Going Public 2011, an advice-a-thon in which volunteer lawyers offer free legal advice to low and modest-income individuals in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna.  The event is also a…
  • May 5

    Avoid Court Costs with Free (and Low Cost) Online Mediation

    Avoid Court Costs with Free (and Low Cost) Online Mediation
    On Slaw.ca, David Bilinsky writes about two new mediation pilot projects in British Columbia; one for family law matters and one for civil matters where the contested amount is relatively low. What makes these projects unique is that they…
  • Apr 16

    Harper's Flank Attack on the Charter

    Harper's Flank Attack on the Charter
    Twenty-nine years ago, on April 17th, 1982, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms was entrenched as part of Canada’s constitution.  Though not yet thirty, my research suggests the Charter’s glory days may already be gone.  The number of…
Rank this Week: 3656

Law of the Land - Canadian…

Law of the Land - Canadian Commercial Real Estate Law Blog

Covers condominiums, environmental law, financing, leasing and title insurance. By Lang Michener.

http://lawoftheland.blogs.com/law_of_the_land_canadian_/
  • Apr 28

    Withholding consent to assignments: a primer

    Withholding consent to assignments: a primer
    The issue of when a landlord can refuse to consent to the assignment of a lease remains a notable source of litigation in the commercial real estate space.  While lease agreements typically contain provisions permitting the tenant to assign…
  • Apr 28

    Exercising a termination clause requires strict satisfaction of any attached condition

    Exercising a termination clause requires strict satisfaction of any attached condition
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario recently articulated the importance of satisfying the conditions attached to termination clauses when seeking to terminate a lease.  What the trial court considered to be a largely semantic point in Dunnville…
  • Feb 24

    Sovereign Immunity and the Challenge of Leasing to Foreign State Tenant

    Sovereign Immunity and the Challenge of Leasing to Foreign State Tenant
    Leasing real property to foreign states presents a unique challenge to landlords.  The operation of the doctrine of sovereign immunity, if not properly addressed in the lease instrument, can severely impact a landlord’s ability to seek…
Rank this Week: 3264

Res Ipsa Loquitur

Res Ipsa Loquitur

Covers civil litigation, insurance, technology and other topics of interest to Canadian legal practitioners. By Pamela Pengelley.

http://canadianlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 3539

Law, Eh? Canadian Law School

Law, Eh? Canadian Law School

By Adam Letourneau.

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

    The Going Rate

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

    Tips for lawyers re-qualifying in Canada

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

    Law School in Canada vs. USA

    Law School in Canada vs. USA
    The McGill TribuneBy Elisa Muyl"For students who have had their hearts set on going to law school since childhood, David Segal's recent New York Times article, "Is Law School a Losing Game?" offered a familiar but oft-ignored warning: law…
Rank this Week: 2995

Perspectives from a…

Perspectives from a Mediator/Arbitrator

Covers current trends and ideas in the areas of ADR and mediation. By Stephen Raymond.

http://raymonddisputeresolution.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    Why no blogging Steve?

    Why no blogging Steve?
    I have been asked this question over and over again. I thought I would try to answer it. There are a couple of things stopping me from blogging. The first is time. I do not seem to have any extra. From arbitrating or mediating almost…
  • Feb 18

    Baseball Arbitrator

    Baseball Arbitrator
    I am indebted to http://www.baseballmusings.com/ for bringing the following to my attention. I expect that there is (or should be) a good book out there all about the arbitrators in baseball history.
  • Sep 17

    The Election and Proportional Representation

    The Election and Proportional Representation
    The Ontario Provincial Election is now underway. The election of a government is very important. However, perhaps even more important is a referendum on proportional representation. I have to admit that I have always been a fan of the…
Rank this Week: 3377

Queen's Law Life

Queen's Law Life

Resources and personal experiences for students interested in law school.

http://queenslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 20

    Congratulations to the Class of 2010!

    Congratulations to the Class of 2010!
    I've recently received some emails from students who have been accepted into the Class of 2010. Congrats! For those of you who were accepted into multiple law schools, it is now time to decide which best suits your personality and career…
  • May 3

    Sayonara Kingston

    Sayonara Kingston
    This past month has been crazy. Another class of Queen's Law grads is about to be unleashed onto the world. Our final set of exams has been written, our final papers have been submitted, our final keggers have been savored, etc.To an extent,…
  • Mar 26

    "Law school is a pie-eating contest ..."

    "Law school is a pie-eating contest ..."
    The Montreal Gazette published an article about the law schools in Quebec. It seems like the process there is pretty much the same as the process in Ontario.First, beginning in February, there is a flood of student job applications at the top…
Rank this Week: 3029

Lawyerlike

Lawyerlike

Canadian law student blog.

http://lawyerlike.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    Case Rested

    Case Rested
    Last post! Except for graduation in three weeks, I have four months without thinking, writing, or agonizing over the law. Thankfully, though we've spent the last three years studying inside the crumbling edifice that is the Curtis Building…
  • Apr 27

    I can vouch for your user experience

    I can vouch for your user experience
    Some law school purists may have questioned my insistence that films can be an amazing study guide. Well, maybe now film purists can find out the same. Lawyerlike, meet IMDb!
  • Apr 26

    L to the L to the B

    L to the L to the B
    It's not a couplet, but it's close. The last sentence I wrote on my Admin final, my last final, summing up a question where I was asked to offer advice on the likelihood of a successful immigration appeal for a Mr. and Mrs. Singh, was not…
Rank this Week: 2988

Blogosaurus Lex

Blogosaurus Lex

By the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

http://www.cplea.ca/blog/
  • Mar 2

    New Tip Sheet for Tenants: “If Your Employment Ends”

    New Tip Sheet for Tenants: “If Your Employment Ends”
    With oil prices dropping significantly and Target closing its doors, thousands of Albertans have lost their jobs. Many thousands more are worried everyday that they could lose their job. Here at CPLEA, we can’t fix the economy, but…
  • Jan 26

    CPLEA is looking for an Executive Director

    CPLEA is looking for an Executive Director
    CPLEA is looking for an Executive Director The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta is seeking an Executive Director to provide leadership in enhancing the accessibility and quality of justice realized in Canada. This is an exciting…
  • Jan 22

    Amelia Martin is CPLEA’s new public legal education lawyer

    Amelia Martin is CPLEA’s new public legal education lawyer
    CPLEA is very pleased to welcome Amelia Martin to our team as our new public legal education lawyer. Amelia earned her law degree from the University of Ottawa in 2013 and was called to the bar in Alberta in 2014. During law school, Amelia…
Rank this Week: 4092

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Nova Scotia personal injury cases and laws.

http://www.wagners.co/blog/
  • Feb 27

    Charges filed after fatal construction fall

    Charges filed after fatal construction fall
    More than 15 months after the fatal accident occurred, a construction company in Halifax was found liable for the death of one of its employees. The deceased 21-year-old man had been cleaning an apartment building in Clayton Park when he...
  • Feb 21

    Awareness of the risks associated with general anaesthesia

    Awareness of the risks associated with general anaesthesia
    Patients undergoing surgical procedures in Canada may worry about the various risks that may be involved. Surgery can be helpful for addressing a variety of physical needs, but there are instances in which the outcomes can be adverse. General…
  • Feb 19

    Woman hospitalized after hit-and-run in Nova Scotia

    Woman hospitalized after hit-and-run in Nova Scotia
    During the evening of Feb. 8 in Dartmouth, a hit-and-run accident resulted in a flipped over vehicle. At approximately 6 p.m. at the intersection of Carver and Portland streets, a vehicle that was westbound on Portland Street was struck by...
Rank this Week: 4389

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Feb 22

    Art Anew - Fan Art and Copyright

    Art Anew - Fan Art and Copyright
    A big aspect of the modern scene of artistic expression is fan art. This, to the uninitiated, is using prior existing art, be it movies, music or pictures, as inspiration for your own works, often using the same characters, themes or…
  • Feb 12

    Passing Off on Persons - Rihanna Wins Appeal Case

    Passing Off on Persons - Rihanna Wins Appeal Case
    If reality TV has taught something to most individuals is that personality, and personas especially, are valuable. This, along with other celebrities, musicians and actors, illustrates an interesting aspect of humanity; a self-imposed value…
  • Feb 5

    Court Fashionistas - The ECJ Takes on Unregistered Design

    Court Fashionistas - The ECJ Takes on Unregistered Design
    Oft forgotten by many intellectual property law practitioners and academics (including this writer, sadly), designs are put on the back-burner, and developments are overlooked or rare. With this in mind, a new development quietly emerged from…
Rank this Week: 3798

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • Feb 20

    Removal of Duplicate Title

    Removal of Duplicate Title
    The legal effect of removal of the duplicate certificate of title from the Land Title Office. The post Removal of Duplicate Title appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
  • Feb 11

    Online Dispute Resolution

    Online Dispute Resolution
    Online dispute resolution options available (or soon to be available) to the public of British Columbia. The post Online Dispute Resolution appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
  • Dec 29

    Builders Liens – British Columbia

    Builders Liens – British Columbia
    Discussion of the Builders Lien Act, British Columbia. The post Builders Liens – British Columbia appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
Rank this Week: 3971

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: 4677

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Discussion of Canadian wrongful dismissal cases and other employment law issues and decisions. By Kenneth A. Krupat.

http://joblaw.ca/blog/
  • Feb 18

    Use of Summary Judgment Motions in Dismissal Case

    Use of Summary Judgment Motions in Dismissal Case
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca What are summary judgment motions?  Are they effective in wrongful dismissal cases?  A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal…
  • Feb 3

    Whiplash: Great Film. But Does it Promote Bullying?

    Whiplash: Great Film. But Does it Promote Bullying?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca On a recent plane trip, I was fortunate to find that Air Canada had enhanced its collection of films and added several new releases. …
  • Jan 12

    Fixed Term Employment Contract? Better Prove It!

    Fixed Term Employment Contract? Better Prove It!
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca When is a fixed term employment contract not enforceable?  A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court in Tossonian v. Cynphany…
Rank this Week: 3771

IPEye

IPEye

IPEye chronicles developments in intellectual property (IP) law, innovation and startup culture in emerging economies.

http://ipeyeblog.com/
  • Feb 14

    6 Unusual Heart-shaped Patents for Valentine’s Day

    6 Unusual Heart-shaped Patents for Valentine’s Day
    Nothing says “I love you” quite like a Valentine’s Gift. But why stop at just another romantic greeting card and bouquet of roses? Why not consider some of the more individualistic, more quirky gift-items ... The post 6…
  • Feb 6

    IP in the Caribbean: The Need for Regional Solidarity

    IP in the Caribbean: The Need for Regional Solidarity
    Part 1 of this series introduced some of the key issues in the world of Caribbean IPR. Part 2 will take a look at the need for increased regional co-operation and the role of ... The post IP in the Caribbean: The Need for Regional Solidarity…
  • Feb 1

    The Lion that is “Je Suis Charlie”

    The Lion that is “Je Suis Charlie”
    Have you ever said “How did that happen?”, “How much do you have?” or “Can’t wait!”? Did you know that these are all trademarked phrases? They’re respectively owned by Partners in Leadership,…
Rank this Week: 4124

Litigation & Dispute Resolution…

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog

Covers case law and current events relevant to civil litigation in Canada. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/litigation/
  • Feb 12

    Company Directors Jailed After Employee Death

    Company Directors Jailed After Employee Death
    There is a rising trend towards holding supervisors and managers legally responsible for accidents in the workplace. On January 13, 2015, New Mex Canada Inc., an Ontario importer and retailer of furniture and accessories, was fined $250,000…
  • Feb 10

    Supreme Court of Canada Confirms Exclusivity of Montreal Convention on Airline Liability

    Supreme Court of Canada Confirms Exclusivity of Montreal Convention on Airline Liability
    On October 28, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada, with a 5-2 majority, held that Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air (the “Montreal Convention”) provides exclusive recourse against…
  • Jan 30

    Court of Appeal Confirms Counsel’s Role in Assisting Expert Witnesse

    Court of Appeal Confirms Counsel’s Role in Assisting Expert Witnesse
    In a controversial decision handed down by Madam Justice Wilson of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in January 2014, counsel’s practice of reviewing draft reports was ordered to stop. The post Court of Appeal Confirms…
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Halifax Medical Malpractice Lawyer…

Halifax Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice law, including anaesthesia errors, chiropractic malpractice, emergency room errors, and hospital negligence. By McKiggan Hebert.

http://www.halifaxmedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    Informed consent in medical malpractice claims.

    Informed consent in medical malpractice claims.
    Before your doctor performs any medical procedure on you he or she is supposed to get your permission. The process the doctor is supposed to go through is called informed consent. Informed Consent: What does it mean? As I explain in the…
  • Sep 19

    Medical Malpractice Claims against Doctors Continue to Drop: But is it because of improvements in medical care?

    Medical Malpractice Claims against Doctors Continue to Drop: But is it because of improvements in medical care?
    What is the CMPA? The Canadian Medical Protective Association represents almost every doctor in Canada. The Association is a mutual defence fund that operates sort of like insurance. If a doctor is sued for malpractice, the CMPA will…
  • Aug 19

    Are Overworked Nurses Causing Medical Errors?

    Are Overworked Nurses Causing Medical Errors?
    Are staffing demands putting patient safety at risk? Last week the media reported two stories of interest to patient safety advocates. The Province of Nova Scotia released statistics from its medical errors registry suggesting that, in…
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Joshua Slayen

Joshua Slayen

Covers law, technology and social media for the Huffington Post.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joshua-slayen/
  • Feb 10

    Is Marriage the New Dating? How Wills and Estates Lawyering Must Adapt in the 21st Century

    Is Marriage the New Dating? How Wills and Estates Lawyering Must Adapt in the 21st Century
    When it comes to wills/estates planning, as mentioned, the state of one's intimate relationship(s) becomes critical. Although I promised not to bore you with all of the nuances, I'm going to temporarily break that promise to name a few facts…
  • Nov 26

    What You Need to Know About Common-Law

    What You Need to Know About Common-Law
    How do you enter into a common-law relationships in the first place and when do various rights vest? For those of you living with a partner or considering doing so (or if you have adult children considering same), I suggest that you grab a…
  • Nov 14

    Where Is the Future of Law Taking Us?

    Where Is the Future of Law Taking Us?
    If a half-century's worth of sci-fi B-movies and Jetsons reruns have taught us anything, it's that it is impossible to accurately predict the future. Cars still don't fly, nobody teleports anywhere and there's still no such thing as a lunar…
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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/
  • Feb 10

    Canada’s Proposed Secure Air Travel Act

    Canada’s Proposed Secure Air Travel Act
    This is the second in a series of posts on Bill C-51, known as Canada’s Anti-terrorism Act, 2015. In my last post, I examined Part 1 of the Act, which would, if passed, enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act. That Act…
  • Feb 9

    First Data gains approval for its Processor BCR

    First Data gains approval for its Processor BCR
    Dentons has advised First Data Corporation (“First Data“), a global leader in payment technology and service solutions, in successfully obtaining approval for its Binding Corporate Rules (“BCRs“) for Data Processors.…
  • Feb 2

    National Security: Removing Barriers to Intra-Governmental Sharing of Information

    National Security: Removing Barriers to Intra-Governmental Sharing of Information
    The House of Commons in Canada is back in session. The federal Conservative Government wasted no time in introducing sweeping anti-terrorism bill (Bill C-51, the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015). I canvassed the legislative and political background…
Rank this Week: 4703

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
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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/
  • Jan 31

    When Can an Employer Give Working Notice?

    When Can an Employer Give Working Notice?
    In the wake of Target closing its Canadian doors this month, we have had some of our employer clients asking about the pros and cons of working notice.  The 17,600 employees of Target have received at least 16 weeks of notice each,…
  • Oct 10

    Video Interview: Discussing the Dos and Don'ts of Firing Someone on LXBN TV

    Video Interview: Discussing the Dos and Don'ts of Firing Someone on LXBN TV
    Following up on my recent post on firings, I had the opportunity to discuss the subject with Colin O'Keefe of LXBN. In the video interview, I share what employers should and shouldn't do in letting an employee go. 
  • Oct 8

    Cyberloafing, Time Theft or Productive Multi-Tasking?

    Cyberloafing, Time Theft or Productive Multi-Tasking?
    Can an employer monitor (i.e. spy on) their employees’ online productivity (i.e. slacker, time-wasting cyberloafing)?  Today I participated in a Lancaster House session on “Cyberloafing, Cyberspying” – two sides…
Rank this Week: 4679

The D: Drive | E-Discovery,…

The D: Drive | E-Discovery, Privacy and All Things Data

Covers privacy, e-discovery, data security, and cloud computing. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/d-drive/
  • Jan 15

    Update on the Burgeoning International E-Discovery Standard

    Update on the Burgeoning International E-Discovery Standard
    In the D:Drive blog post “An International Standard on E-Discovery is Becoming a Reality”, I introduced the development of an international standard for electronic discovery, “ISO/IEC 27050 – Information technology…
  • Jan 14

    Update on the Burgeoning International E-Discovery Standard

    Update on the Burgeoning International E-Discovery Standard
    In the D:Drive blog post “An International Standard on E-Discovery is Becoming a Reality”, I introduced the development of an international standard for electronic discovery, “ISO/IEC 27050 – Information technology…
  • Nov 18

    Improving Cybersecurity Against Data Breaches: How Information Governance Paves the Way

    Improving Cybersecurity Against Data Breaches: How Information Governance Paves the Way
    The issue of data breach is not exactly new, but in the past it has been relegated to a niche corner of information technology. Increasingly, however, cybersecurity is becoming a critical priority for businesses as a recent surge of…
Rank this Week: 4164

Hyndman Law Blog

Hyndman Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, startups and technology law.

http://hyndmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 29

    “A Survival Guide for the Millennial Entrepreneur”

    “A Survival Guide for the Millennial Entrepreneur”
    This is one of the best things I have ever read about the mindset of a builder. The post “A Survival Guide for the Millennial Entrepreneur” appeared first on Hyndman Law.
  • Nov 25

    Terms of Service; Didn’t Read

    Terms of Service; Didn’t Read
    This is a fantastic resource on terms of use. Lawyers are trapped by the law in this area – your clients need them, but everyone knows the exercise is, in many cases, absurd, built as it is on the largely untrue notion that terms are…
  • Nov 24

    Top internship opportunities in technology

    Top internship opportunities in technology
    This is mind-boggling. The post Top internship opportunities in technology appeared first on Hyndman Law.
Rank this Week: 4945

Charter Cases

Charter Cases

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

http://www.chartercases.com/
  • Oct 2

    Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia v. British Columbia (Attorney General), 2014 SCC 59

    Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia v. British Columbia (Attorney General), 2014 SCC 59
    The Canadian Bar Association and Trial Lawyers Association mounted a constitutional challenge of hearing fees imposed by the Province of British Columbia. The fees in question amounted to between $500 and $800 per day of court time. In the…
  • Sep 12

    R. v. Mian, 2014 SCC 54

    R. v. Mian, 2014 SCC 54
    The accused, Mohammad Hassan Mian, was arrested for possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, but not informed of the reason for his detention for 22 minutes, and not informed of his right to retain and instruct counsel for…
  • Jul 18

    R. v. Taylor, 2014 SCC 50

    R. v. Taylor, 2014 SCC 50
    The accused, Jamie Kenneth Taylor, was arrested and taken to hospital after crashing his vehicle and injuring three of his passengers. Police suspected that Mr. Taylor was intoxicated but did not advise him of his right to retain and instruct…
Rank this Week: 5063

CLABLOG.ca

CLABLOG.ca

By the Criminal Lawyers' Association.

http://clablog.ca/
  • Jul 25

    CLA Submissions on The Use of Lethal Force by Toronto Police Service

    CLA Submissions on The Use of Lethal Force by Toronto Police Service
    On July 27th, 2013, Sammy Yatim was shot and killed by James Forcillo, a Toronto police officer following an altercation on a TTC street car. In the wake of this tragedy, Chief Bill Blair engaged former Supreme Court Justice, Frank Iacobucci…
  • Apr 16

    Penney’s Two Cents: A Second Opinion on Second Opinion

    Penney’s Two Cents: A Second Opinion on Second Opinion
    For criminal lawyers, the words “second opinion” continue to be tainted with the ignoble practice of scooping. They deserve more respect, as there can be significant benefits to both clients and lawyers. When approached, here are…
  • Mar 31

    Heroic Peel Police Officer Recovering

    Heroic Peel Police Officer Recovering
    While the shocking events that took place on Friday at the William Davis Courthouse are still fresh in our minds we wished to take this opportunity to express our deep thanks, appreciation and gratitude to all members of the Peel Regional…
Rank this Week: 4142

Charities and Not-for-Profit Law…

Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Blog

Covers tax, governance and other legal matters for Canadian non-profits. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/charities-and-not-for-profit-law/
  • Jul 11

    The Latest (Probably Not Final) Word on CASL and Charitie

    The Latest (Probably Not Final) Word on CASL and Charitie
    The CRTC has now released new guidance on CASL and charities on its CASL FAQ page (look under the “Registered Charities” heading). The FAQ sheds some more light on how regulators will approach the registered charities…
  • Jul 11

    The Latest (Probably Not Final) Word on CASL and Charitie

    The Latest (Probably Not Final) Word on CASL and Charitie
    The CRTC has now released new guidance on CASL and charities on its CASL FAQ page (look under the “Registered Charities” heading). The FAQ sheds some more light on how regulators will approach the registered charities…
  • Jun 25

    Further Update on CASL's Charitable Fundraising Exception

    Further Update on CASL's Charitable Fundraising Exception
    We explained recently that Imagine Canada had reported further guidance from Industry Canada about CASL’s charitable fundraising exception. [More…]
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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: 4780

Canadian Criminal Lawyer's Blog

Canadian Criminal Lawyer's Blog

By Daniel Brown.

http://www.yourbestdefence.com/legal-commentary/
  • Jun 5

    Canada’s Sexual Offender Registry

    Canada’s Sexual Offender Registry
    Since 2004, Canadian Courts have required those found guilty of certain sex related crimes be registered in a sexual offender database. The Sexual Offender Information Registry Act (SOIRA) imposes obligations for those placed on the National…
  • Jun 2

    Defending Sexual Exploitation Charge

    Defending Sexual Exploitation Charge
    With consent, it is not illegal in Canada to have a sexual relationship with someone older than sixteen years of age, regardless of the age difference between the two parties. An exception to this rule occurs when the sexual relationship…
  • Mar 12

    When The Police Can Enter Your Home

    When The Police Can Enter Your Home
    Can the Police Enter Your Home Without Your Permission?The ruling of R. v. Zargar, 2014 ONSC 1415 affirms that police cannot generally enter a person’s home without permission except under very limited circumstances. The case also…
Rank this Week: 4157

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/
  • 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 …
  • Apr 2

    Tidbits from the 2013 Annual Report of the BC Court of Appeal

    Tidbits from the 2013 Annual Report of the BC Court of Appeal
    There are a couple of interesting tidbits regarding legal information issues in the 2013 Annual Report of the British Columbia Court of Appeal. The Court’s Library Committee reports that in light of increasing costs the Judges’…
  • Mar 25

    QP LegalEze is moving its content to the free BC Laws website

    QP LegalEze is moving its content to the free BC Laws website
    The Queen’s Printer of British Columbia has announced that, in order to increase access to legislative material, the content currently accessible by subscription on QP LegalEze will be made available on the free BC Laws website. On…
Rank this Week: 4177

Alixe Cormick: Small Cap Lawyer

Alixe Cormick: Small Cap Lawyer

Focuses on Canadian and United States securities law matters of interest to micro and small cap companies.

http://www.alixecormick.com
  • Apr 30

    Welcome to Canada! Using Regulation A+ to List on the CSE, TSX or TSX Venture Exchange

    Welcome to Canada! Using Regulation A+ to List on the CSE, TSX or TSX Venture Exchange
     By Alixe Cormick Using Regulation A in conjunction with listing on the CSE, TSX, or TSX Venture Exchange in Canada is an option that will become more practical for United States (US) based issuers once proposed changes to Regulation A…
  • Apr 21

    How Much Does an Offering Memorandum Cost?

    How Much Does an Offering Memorandum Cost?
    By Alixe Cormick Asking what the “all-in-costs” are for preparing an offering memorandum (an OM) is like asking how much it costs to build a house. A new 4,000 square foot custom-built house in West Vancouver, BC will cost more…
  • Apr 17

    Where You Can Find the Proposed Canadian Equity Crowdfunding Rules and Form

    Where You Can Find the Proposed Canadian Equity Crowdfunding Rules and Form
      By Alixe Cormick In Canada, two crowdfunding specific exemption proposals are out for public comment: a start-up crowdfunding exemption and an integrated crowdfunding exemption. Six provinces (including Saskatchewan) are…
Rank this Week: 3794

Procurement Law Blog

Procurement Law Blog

Covers Canadian private and public sector procurement. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/procurement-law/
Rank this Week: 4150