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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jan 29

    Magna Carta to Tour Canada in Its 800th Anniversary Year

    Magna Carta to Tour Canada in Its 800th Anniversary Year
    In June of this year, the Magna Carta will be travelling to Canada. Considered a foundational document outlining fundamental rights, it was signed in June 1215 by King John of England. The Magna Carta, along with its companion document from…
  • Jan 29

    Disclosure of Mental Illness a Breach of Employee Privacy

    Disclosure of Mental Illness a Breach of Employee Privacy
    On December 4, 2014, an Alberta labour arbitrator decided that an employer owed a grievor $5,000 in damages for breach of privacy due to the disclosure of the employee's presumed mental illness during the formal review of a workplace…
  • Jan 29

    Technological Competence 101: Back to Basics?

    Technological Competence 101: Back to Basics?
    Much electronic ink has been spilled in the pages of Slaw over the need for lawyers to up their game when it comes to using technology. In a previous column, I argued that “while technological competence might once have been properly…
Rank this Week: 29

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jan 29

    “No Fast Lanes and Slow Lanes”: CRTC Rules Bell’s Mobile TV Service Violates Telecommunications Act

    “No Fast Lanes and Slow Lanes”: CRTC Rules Bell’s Mobile TV Service Violates Telecommunications Act
    The CRTC has issued a major new decision with implications for net neutrality, ruling that Bell and Videotron violated the Telecommunications Act by granting their own wireless television services an undue preference by exempting them from…
  • Jan 27

    Is the Digital Taxman Headed to Canada?

    Is the Digital Taxman Headed to Canada?
    While some of these claims stem from the ongoing fear of marketplace disruption from Netflix, the tax fairness argument is a good one. In fact, many other countries or tax jurisdictions have either instituted sales taxes on foreign digital…
  • Jan 27

    Is the Digital Taxman Headed to Canada?

    Is the Digital Taxman Headed to Canada?
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on January 24, 2015 as Is the Digital Taxman Headed to Canada? As e-commerce and online digital services command a growing share of the market, it comes as little surprise to find the government angling to claim…
Rank this Week: 44

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    Magna Carta to Tour Canada in its 800th Anniversary Year

    Magna Carta to Tour Canada in its 800th Anniversary Year
    In June of this year, the Magna Carta will be travelling to Canada.Considered a foundational document outlining fundamental rights, it was signed in June 1215 by King John of England. The Magna Carta, along with its companion document from…
  • Jan 28

    Statistics Canada Article on Twenty-Year Decline in Crime Rate

    Statistics Canada Article on Twenty-Year Decline in Crime Rate
    Statistics Canada has started a series on "Megatrends" that highlights some of the sweeping changes that have had a lasting impact on Canadian society.The most recent Megatrends article is Canada's crime rate: Two decades of decline: "Since…
  • Jan 28

    Interview With Newly Retired Supreme Court of Canada Justice Louis LeBel

    Interview With Newly Retired Supreme Court of Canada Justice Louis LeBel
    The National, the magazine of the Canadian Bar Association, has published an article based on a recent interview with Justice Louis LeBel who retired from the Supreme Court of Canada on November 30, 2014: "Many of LeBel’s former…
Rank this Week: 83

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

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

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Jan 29

    An Estate Going to the Dog

    An Estate Going to the Dog
    Two charities are proceeding to an Irish High Court for the adjudication of a dispute over the charitable bequest made pursuant to a Last Will and Testament. The Will in question, executed by Elizabeth Burke of Limerick, Ireland, provided…
  • Jan 28

    The Golden Age of Retirement

    The Golden Age of Retirement
    By the year 2050, an estimated one third of Canadians will be 60 years of age or older. We were raised thinking of the default retirement age as 65. Regardless of what age they retire at, Canadians have more active lives in retirement than…
  • Jan 27

    New Power of Attorney Legislation Introduced in Saskatchewan

    New Power of Attorney Legislation Introduced in Saskatchewan
    At the beginning of the month, Saskatchewan introduced new rules with respect to Powers of Attorney to help protect aging individuals, specifically those with diminished mental capacity. The amendments introduced within the Powers of Attorney…
Rank this Week: 91

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

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

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

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou

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

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?

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

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill
    You’ve probably seen the shocking videos of de-beaked chickens shoved thirty to a cage at a factory farm, or rats running rampant at a food processing plant. Such things are upsetting to see- but as a member of the public, you…
Rank this Week: 143

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    Home Buyer Beware: Real Estate Representation Agreement

    Home Buyer Beware: Real Estate Representation Agreement
    A cautionary tale on the consequences - and potential financial risks - of signing an exclusive representation agreement with an Ontario real estate agent.- Garry J. Wise, TorontoVisit our Toronto Law Office website: www.wiselaw.net Visit our…
  • Jan 26

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for the week of January 19, 2015

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for the week of January 19, 2015
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for the week of January 19, 2015: Arrival of electronic document delivery drags Ontario lawyers kicking and screaming into the 21st Century Game change: Jamaica is about…
  • Jan 23

    Tips on Law Blogging

    Tips on Law Blogging
    With the 10 year anniversary of Wise Law Blog rapidly approaching  this April, my thoughts have turned recently to the nuts and bolts of law blogging. There are numerous articles online about the virtues of law blogging, and all…
Rank this Week: 161

Law is Cool

Law is Cool

Law school blog and podcast from Canada.

http://lawiscool.com
  • Jul 13

    Can we balance work and our personal life?

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

    by Stephanie Hannah

    by Stephanie Hannah
  • Jul 8

    My Clio Day

    My Clio Day
    By: Hilary Bowser
Rank this Week: 185

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Impact of Life Expectancy On Non-Pecuniary Damages?

    Impact of Life Expectancy On Non-Pecuniary Damages?
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, addressing whether a Plaintiff’s life expectancy should influence the non-pecuniary damages awarded in a personal injury claim. In…
  • Jan 26

    It Is Not Open For a Trial Judge To Award a Defendant Double Costs Where a Plaintiff Obtains Judgement

    It Is Not Open For a Trial Judge To Award a Defendant Double Costs Where a Plaintiff Obtains Judgement
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Court of Appeal (C.P. v. RBC Life Insurance Company) confirming that a trial judge does not have the option of awarding a Defendant double costs in circumstances where a Plaintiff obtains a…
  • Jan 23

    $80,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Chronic Knee Injury

    $80,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Chronic Knee Injury
    Reasons for judgment were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, assessing damages for a chronic knee injury caused by a collision. In today’s case (Reddy v. Staples) the Plaintiff was involved in a 2009…
Rank this Week: 215

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    Judge rejects Ontario man's 'racist will' that disinherited daughter for having 'bastard white son'

    Judge rejects Ontario man's 'racist will' that disinherited daughter for having 'bastard white son'
    The Ontario court has made a new, interesting ruling. It concerns the will of Rector Emanuel Spence, who died in 2012. Mr. Spence had two daughters. He had an excellent relationship with his daughter, Verolin, but ended that relationship in…
  • Jan 26

    To litigate or to mediate?

    To litigate or to mediate?
    It's no surprise to any of us that estates can be minefields of disputes, upsets, and resentments. The usual way of resolving an estate dispute is to take someone to court and let the judge decide who wins and who loses. But those of you who…
  • Jan 25

    Movies about older adults active in the dying proce

    Movies about older adults active in the dying proce
    As regular readers of this blog know, I encourage families to talk to each other about the tough topics that are part of estate planning. This is a lot easier when there is nobody in the family in immediate danger of passing away, but…
Rank this Week: 234

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 296

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Jan 27

    Province and Feds Sign Great Lakes Act again

    Province and Feds Sign Great Lakes Act again
    The Ontario and federal governments have signed the latest (8th) version of the Canada-Ontario Agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality and Ecosystem Health (2014 COA). The purpose of this agreement is to implement Canada’s commitments to…
  • Jan 26

    Shell Canada charged for Chemical Valley spill

    Shell Canada charged for Chemical Valley spill
    In January of 2013, Shell Canada allegedly spilled “flare liquids”, similar to gasoline, from its refinery in Sarnia. People in a nearby First Nation (often affected by Chemical Valley spills) experienced odours,…
  • Jan 23

    Supreme Court hears Chevron Ecuador pollution appeal

    Supreme Court hears Chevron Ecuador pollution appeal
    Can foreign pollution judgments be enforced in Canada? The Supreme Court of Canada has heard arguments on the attempt by Ecuador pollution plaintiffs to enforce their $9 plus billion Ecuador judgment against Chevron’s Canadian assets,…
Rank this Week: 297

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 347

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Jan 28

    Happy Data Privacy Day

    Happy Data Privacy Day
    From the Privacy Commissioner of Canada: “On January 28, Canada, along with many countries around the world, will celebrate Data Privacy Day. Recognized by privacy professionals, corporations, government officials, academics and…
  • Jan 14

    Red Tape Awareness Week

    Red Tape Awareness Week
    January 19-23 is the CFIB’s (Canadian Federation of Independent Business) 6th annual Red Tape Awareness Week. During the week the CFIB will make several announcements, starting off by announcing the winner of its annual…
  • Jan 7

    CES 2015

    CES 2015
    The Annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is under way in Las Vegas.  Its a mecca for those into the latest and greatest and biggest and fastest and most innovative consumer tech. For example, the latest in TV’s are 4K (4…
Rank this Week: 404

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/
  • Jan 29

    A Good Day to Revisit the Most Famous Dissent in Labour Law History

    A Good Day to Revisit the Most Famous Dissent in Labour Law History
    January 29, 2015 The Most Famous Dissent in Canadian Labour Law History Revisited On the eve of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Saskatchewan v. Saskatchewan Federation of Labour, it is helpful to look back at the most famous…
  • Jan 29

    Law of Work Blog Passes Million Views Milestone!

    Law of Work Blog Passes Million Views Milestone!
    January 29, 2015 Today, this little Law of Work Blog intended for students of labour and employment law raced past the 1,000,000 views threshold!  Not bad, for a blog that has never once posted a photo of a naked celebrity. Thanks for…
  • Jan 27

    Guest Blog: Bavis On What’s at Stake in this Week’s ‘Right to Strike” Case

    Guest Blog: Bavis On What’s at Stake in this Week’s ‘Right to Strike” Case
    January 27, 2015 The labour law community is having an exciting January.  First, we got the twin Charter decisions from the Supreme Court last week dealing with freedom of association and collective bargaining.  And this Friday we…
Rank this Week: 406

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

Covers British Columbia wills, trusts and estates law, elder law and estate litigation. By Stan Rule.

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 25

    Changes to Taxation of Alter Ego and Joint Partner Trust

    Changes to Taxation of Alter Ego and Joint Partner Trust
    There are a number of significant changes to Canadian tax law that will have a significant impact on estate planning. I have written about the elimination of graduation income rates for testamentary trusts, including a post here. That change,…
  • Jan 17

    It’s Time for the Court of Appeal to Revisit its Formulation of "Rational and Valid Reasons" in Wills Variation Case

    It’s Time for the Court of Appeal to Revisit its Formulation of "Rational and Valid Reasons" in Wills Variation Case
    The Wills, Estates and Succession Act allows a will maker’s spouse or child to apply to court to vary a will if adequate provision has not been made for the spouse or child, in which case if the court finds that adequate provision has…
  • Jan 10

    Zeligs v. Jane

    Zeligs v. Jane
    Contests between siblings following the death of a parent over houses and bank accounts that were held jointly between the parent and one of the parent’s children are all too common. What happens is that a parent who was the sole owner…
Rank this Week: 459

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/
  • Jan 29

    OSC issues IFRS tip sheet for investment fund

    OSC issues IFRS tip sheet for investment fund
    Darin Renton -  On January 23, the OSC's Investment Funds and Structured Products Branch released a tip sheet to assist investment funds in completing their first IFRS annual statements. The guidance specifically discusses required…
  • Jan 23

    TSX proposes additional listing exemptions for interlisted issuer

    TSX proposes additional listing exemptions for interlisted issuer
    Jonah Mann -  The Toronto Stock Exchange yesterday proposed amendments to its Company Manual that would adopt a broader deference model in respect of certain exchange requirements where an interlisted issuer is subject to the…
  • Jan 23

    Regulators adopt changes to CRM2 project

    Regulators adopt changes to CRM2 project
    Earlier this week, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada announced that Phase 2 of its Client Relationship Model amendments (CRM2) have been approved by the applicable securities regulatory authorities and will come…
Rank this Week: 472

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Jan 29

    Most B.C. government privacy breaches preventable: report

    Most B.C. government privacy breaches preventable: report
    Nearly three-quarters of all government-related privacy breaches are caused by simple human error — not a result of hackers trying to steal our personal information.That’s the key finding in a report issued yesterday (on…
  • Jan 29

    Legal news roundup - January 29, 2015

    Legal news roundup - January 29, 2015
    CanadaTeenager facing terrorism-related charges for robbery to help terrorists, Canadian PressTeenager charged with kidnapping hotel employee and then crashing car into bank, Canadian PressRally held outside B.C. court for murdered aboriginal…
  • Jan 28

    Nova Scotia court rules in favour of TWU law school

    Nova Scotia court rules in favour of TWU law school
    The Nova Scotia Supreme Court ruled today the province's law society doesn't have the authority to deny accreditation to graduates of Trinity Western University’s law school.Last month, TWU spent two days battling the Nova Scotia…
Rank this Week: 497

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Jan 26

    Supreme Court Establishes a Simplified Employment Test

    Supreme Court Establishes a Simplified Employment Test
    The Supreme Court of Canada released an important employment law decision on May 22, 2014. The case is McCormick v. Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, 2014 SCC 39 and established that “dependency” will determine if an employment…
  • Nov 24

    Common Employer Doctrine is Alive and Well

    Common Employer Doctrine is Alive and Well
    An Ontario judge in de Kever v. Nemato Corp. 2014 ONSC 6576 (CanLII) recently reviewed the law applicable to the so called common employer doctrine. Ms. de Kever sued for a declaration that all the Defendants were her common employer and she…
  • Sep 2

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage
    In most wrongful dismissal cases, the court is required to address the trifecta of issues: What is the applicable period of reasonable notice of termination to which the terminated employee is entitled following an application of the usual…
Rank this Week: 510

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Jun 5

    lawyers weekly piece on nsa and implications for cross-border data service

    lawyers weekly piece on nsa and implications for cross-border data service
    I must admit to being rather neglectful of this sad little blog of late. Nothing but summaries of tweets for quite some time, along with a long, long list of half-written (and unpublished) posts. In any event, in case anyone…Read more…
  • Mar 27

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    facebook releases hack – an open source programming language using dynamic and static typing. http://t.co/5BxUAXiO0I 2014-03-21 us tax authorities issue guidance on income tax implications of bitcoin. mining is taxable.…
  • Mar 20

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    the netherlands opens door to carrier-agnostic sim cards. very interesting possibilities. http://t.co/LjnBJlJUdR 2014-03-18 us navy plans to beam energy down from orbiting solar panels. dyson spheres will be a few more years.…
Rank this Week: 547

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

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

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 551

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Jan 29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-28
    CSE tracks millions of downloads daily: Snowden documents http://t.co/zUq0Phn9lD -> Taylor Swift threatened with nude photos after her Twitter, Instagram hacked http://t.co/xecVCYQi83 -> More IP books for review http://t.co/eckZeuCSPC…
  • Jan 28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-27
    Germany's privacy leaders gather to discuss suspending US Safe Harbor http://t.co/NlFQvrLR5r -> N.Y. AG Seeks To Have the ‘Strongest, Most Comprehensive’ Data Security Law in Nation http://t.co/nw8Fio5miI -> Spanish…
  • Jan 27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-26
    China Strengthens Law Against Copyright Infringement http://t.co/zNWer86qEP -> California Appeal Looms over Sirius Copyright Fight http://t.co/55729l9dGw -> Italy Launches Largest Ever Pirate Site Blockade http://t.co/vB69CzV0x9 ->…
Rank this Week: 573

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

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

    Canada's digital spy agency tracking your online download

    Canada's digital spy agency tracking your online download
    The CBC (CSE tracks millions of downloads daily: Snowden documents - Canada - CBC News) and the Intercept (Canada Casts Global Surveillance Dragnet Over File Downloads) have jointly broken a huge story about mass internet surveillance led by…
  • Jan 28

    Presentation on the new software installation rules in Canada's Anti-spam Law

    Presentation on the new software installation rules in Canada's Anti-spam Law
    I was pleased to deliver an online Hangout On Air about CASL's new software installation rules on behalf of both Digital Nova Scotia and McInnes Cooper. The full presentation is here and you can get your mitts on the slides here. As I…
  • Dec 15

    Audio of interview with Macleans Magazine about SCC Fearon cell phone privacy decision

    Audio of interview with Macleans Magazine about SCC Fearon cell phone privacy decision
    Last week, I was interviewed by Cormac MacSweeney for Macleans Magazine about the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in R v Fearon. Listen to the full 15 minute-long interview here:
Rank this Week: 582

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 592

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: 645

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Jan 28

    Legal implications from 2014 workplace employment case

    Legal implications from 2014 workplace employment case
    Big employment cases from 2014 drew a good amount of attention to workplace law. Specifically, it demonstrated the legal implications to employees and employers.  To date, we continue to see the consequences of these fallouts. Whether…
  • Jan 22

    Affected by mass layoffs?

    Affected by mass layoffs?
    Recent events have caused mass layoffs of various employees, including Target, Suncor and SNC-Lavalin.  Employees affected are in the hundreds. Not knowing where to turn, most people resort to google searches. However, an internet search…
  • Jan 14

    Age and severance package

    Age and severance package
    Age has been noted as an important factor in determining severance.  When potential job candidates seek employment, chances are the younger candidate will have better chances of obtaining employment versus the older candidate. Readers of…
Rank this Week: 673

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: 712

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jan 29

    The Mystery of Munchausen By Proxy

    The Mystery of Munchausen By Proxy
    Many years ago I acted for a single mom who had an 8-year-old daughter. She retained me when her ex-husband filed an application seeking a change of custody from my client to him…not so unusual, right? Wrong! This case was my first…
  • Jan 28

    The Free-Range Kid Movement

    The Free-Range Kid Movement
    Until Danielle and Alexander Mietiv from suburban Maryland became embroiled in a child protection investigation for allowing their children, ten and six, to walk a mile home together from the park, unsupervised by an older child or adult, I…
  • Jan 27

    Hide and Seek: Non-Disclosure in Family Law

    Hide and Seek: Non-Disclosure in Family Law
    At the end of a marriage, each spouse has a legal obligation to make honest disclosure of the assets in their name, possession or control. A colourful British Columbia judge called the absence of accurate disclosure the “cancer of…
Rank this Week: 742

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

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

    A medical perspective on Estate matters – a chastened viewpoint

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

    Who is Your Daddy?

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

    POA- Personal Care: Part 1/2

    POA- Personal Care: Part 1/2
    My work is with the living. POA’s are critical documents that are designed to support your wishes, while you are alive. Wills deal with your wishes, after you are dead.
Rank this Week: 756

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Jan 22

    The Importance of Auditing for Food Safety

    The Importance of Auditing for Food Safety
    Audits play a fundamental role in certifying that proper food safety practices are being abided to. The Global Food and Safety Resource reported, “audits are a crucial component of maintaining food safety standards and certification, by…
  • Jan 14

    Higher Fines & Fees for Municipal Services in Canada

    Higher Fines & Fees for Municipal Services in Canada
    In the past six months, Nimonik has observed technical amendments to municipal by-laws which could be easily overlooked. The changes concern fees charged for services rendered, fines used to enforce by-laws, and refinements to certain…
  • Jan 7

    Efficient Incident Managment and Training Scheduler for Businesse

    Efficient Incident Managment and Training Scheduler for Businesse
    Let’s make 2015 a safe year for your workplace. Nimonik is building easy-to-use incident management tools and a training scheduler. To help refine our design, we are looking for Beta testers to provide feedback. Beta program…
Rank this Week: 799

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
  • Nov 20

    The insured’s application for…

    The insured’s application for long-term disability benefits was denied by the adjuster for five months after the time of her claim. The insured alleges that in denying her claim, the adjuster and the insurer did not act in good faith.…
  • Nov 20

    Where a person is not a named insured on…

    Where a person is not a named insured on an automobile policy and that person operates a vehicle listed on that policy, the policy holder for the vehicle is not absolutely liable under section 258 of the Insurance Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. I.8, if…
  • Nov 20

    A first party insurer claimed…

    A first party insurer claimed indemnification from a second party insurer for statutory accident benefits paid to an insured following a motorcycle accident. It was held by both the arbitrator and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on…
Rank this Week: 835

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Dec 15

    Combating Counterfeit Products Act Receives Royal Assent

    Combating Counterfeit Products Act Receives Royal Assent
    On December 9,2014 Royal Assent was given to Bill C-8, the Combating Counterfeit Products Act. The intention of Bill C-8 is to give the government and holders of trade-marks and copyrights new mechanisms for enforcement, along with…
  • Oct 1

    Canadian Intellectual Property Office posts proposed amendments to Trade-marks Regulation

    Canadian Intellectual Property Office posts proposed amendments to Trade-marks Regulation
    The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has today posted proposed amendments to the Trade-marks Regulations at http://bit.ly/1xCOIEj  The consultation period for these proposed amendments is from October 1 to November…
  • Aug 27

    CIPO’s acceptable wares and services entries: added to TMClass, made Trilateral friendly

    CIPO’s acceptable wares and services entries: added to TMClass, made Trilateral friendly
    CIPO has announced two interesting changes regarding its Wares and Services Manual. TMClass First, CIPO-approved entries have now been added to TMClass, a multi-jurisdictional database of acceptable goods and services claims maintained…
Rank this Week: 902

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 6

    Free Upcoming Webinar: Research, Track and Share Annotated Legislation with Quickscribe 2.0

    Free Upcoming Webinar: Research, Track and Share Annotated Legislation with Quickscribe 2.0
    Our friend Mike Pasta, of Quickcribe Services Ltd over in Victoria, will be presenting a free seminar for Courthouse Libraries BC next Wednesday, January 15th: Research, Track and Share Annotated Legislation Using Quickscribe 2.0. In the…
  • Dec 16

    #Clawbies2014 Nomination Roundup

    #Clawbies2014 Nomination Roundup
    The Canadian Law Blog Awards started here on the Vancouver Law Librarian Blog way back in 2006, and even though they've got their own domain now (www.clawbies.ca), we always like to come back to this space in mid-December to share a roundup…
  • Dec 2

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for November 2014

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for November 2014
    Just one Quickscribe Manual update to mention this month: the BC Labour Legislation manual was updated in November.Get daily updates to BC stats and regs at www.bclegislation.ca, a free service offered by Quickscribe.
Rank this Week: 959

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Jan 29

    What Lies Beneath - Part II

    What Lies Beneath - Part II
    Welcome back! As promised, lets look at a few relevant hypotheticals: Example 1: Joe owns a quarter section of land, but the provincial government has title to the minerals below. A company (“OilCo”) may apply to the government for the...
  • Jan 29

    What Lies Beneath - Part I

    What Lies Beneath - Part I
    Over the past 2 days, we have discussed how the Magna Carta is refurbished in some current legislation relating to personal property and real estate. Today, in our 2 part series, we will be discussing the property that exists beneath...
  • Jan 28

    Mike Duffy and the $90,000 Cheque - Part 3

    Mike Duffy and the $90,000 Cheque - Part 3
    My examination of the charges against Mike Duffy relating to the infamous $90000 cheque provided by Nigel Wright continues. In today’s video blog, which is Part 3 of an ongoing examination, I focus upon the final charge: bribery, and the...
Rank this Week: 991

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Law library information by Canadian Law Librarian Connie Crosby.

http://conniecrosby.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 14

    Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: My Chapters Now Available

    Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: My Chapters Now Available
    Earlier this  year I was very pleased to contribute to the book Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: The View from the Inside, edited by Ulla de Stricker and published by IGI Global.The official description from the…
  • Nov 13

    Email Policies - Some Resource

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

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

    Announcing Social Media Engagement Certificate at University of Toronto - On-line Courses Start Sept. 9th
    I have more project news to share:I am excited to announce a new Social Media Engagement certificate through the iSchool Institute at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto that Daniel Lee and I will be teaching starting in…
Rank this Week: 1017

TN Visa Attorney Blog

TN Visa Attorney Blog

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

http://www.tnvisabulletin.com/nafta-tn-blog/
  • Dec 16

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

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

    Concurrent TNs Under New I-94 Automation System

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

    Doctor Faces Criminal Charges for TN Visa Fraud

    Doctor Faces Criminal Charges for TN Visa Fraud
    Unlike under the H-1B visa, Physicians working in the U.S. under TN visa status may only fill teaching or research positions. They cannot provide direct patient care. A Florida doctor is being charged criminally with visa…
Rank this Week: 1075

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall…

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall Law School Library Blog

Covers developments in legal information and legal information technologies for research and practice.

http://libblog.osgoode.yorku.ca
  • Jan 22

    New HeinOnline Resources Added to the Library Catalogue

    New HeinOnline Resources Added to the Library Catalogue
    Approximately 1,800 new HeinOnline resources have been added to the library catalogue: HeinOnline Core Collection 14 new titles Foreign Relations of the U.S. 2 new titles History of International Law 11 new titles Intellectual Property Law…
  • Jan 16

    Research sessions for upper year and graduate student

    Research sessions for upper year and graduate student
    The library is pleased to offer the following research sessions for upper year and graduate students: 1. Working with Case Law – January 21 2. Working with Legislation – January 28 3. Finding Journal Articles – February 4 4.…
  • Jan 13

    New Irwin Law Titles Available Online

    New Irwin Law Titles Available Online
    The 2014 titles published by Irwin Law are available online including: Visit eBrary for the complete list of recent Irwin Law titles.
Rank this Week: 1160

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

Covers developments in cyber law and insurance. By Richard J. Bortnick.

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Jan 25

    New Jersey Imposes New Encryption Standards for PHI

    New Jersey Imposes New Encryption Standards for PHI
    New Jersey recently amended its privacy laws to now require health insurers and care providers that do business in the state to encrypt PHI. The new requirements apply to insurers authorized to issue New Jersey health benefit plans. Such…
  • Jan 4

    Illinois Court Holds No E&O Coverage for Underlying TCPA Violation

    Illinois Court Holds No E&O Coverage for Underlying TCPA Violation
    In Margulis v. BCS Ins. Co., 2014 Ill. App. LEXIS 826 (Ill. App. Ct. 1st Dist. 2014), the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, had occasion to consider whether an insurer has a duty to defend an insurance agent under a professional…
  • Dec 17

    U.S. District Court in Minnesota Denies Target’s Motion to Dismiss Data Breach Lawsuit

    U.S. District Court in Minnesota Denies Target’s Motion to Dismiss Data Breach Lawsuit
    On December 2, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota denied Target’s motion to dismiss the claims of a group of five payment-card-issuing banks, credit unions, and savings associations (the “Banks”)…
Rank this Week: 1172

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1207

IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1239

Environmental, Energy and…

Environmental, Energy and Resources Law

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

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

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

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

    Energy Safety and Security Act Introduced

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

    Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance

    Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance
    “This plan reflects what we heard from thousands of people and dozens of organizations across the province” - Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy [More…]
Rank this Week: 1261

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Nov 13

    Congratulations to Our Lucky iPad Air 2 Winner!

    Congratulations to Our Lucky iPad Air 2 Winner!
    The Aird & Berlis LLP Condo Group thanks everyone who visited us at our booth at the ACMO/CCI – Toronto Condo Conference last week. We had hundreds of entries to win an iPad Air 2. Congratulations to Salim Pradhan of Brookfield…
  • Nov 5

    Visit Booth 518 for a Chance to Win an iPad Air 2

    Visit Booth 518 for a Chance to Win an iPad Air 2
    The 18th Annual ACMO/CCI-T Condominium Conference takes place this Friday and Saturday at the Toronto Congress Centre. While you’re there, be sure to visit Denise Lash and her team at Booth 518 for fun activities and a chance…
  • Oct 30

    Jason Rivait Quoted in Law Time

    Jason Rivait Quoted in Law Time
    Jason Rivait was quoted in the article “Focus: Airbnb changing condo landscape,” which appeared in Law Times. Airbnb is an online service that connects hosts with spare bedrooms or entire homes, condominium units, apartments,…
Rank this Week: 1330

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
  • Jan 7

    The Ontario Court of Appeal Confirms Scrutiny for Leave in Securities Class Action

    The Ontario Court of Appeal Confirms Scrutiny for Leave in Securities Class Action
    By Paul Davis and Miranda Lam At the end of 2005, Ontario legislation came into effect which enabled aggrieved shareholders to bring a statutory action for secondary market misrepresentation against issuers and their directors and officers…
  • Jan 6

    Canadian Appeals Monitor Finalist for Best Canadian Law Blog

    Canadian Appeals Monitor Finalist for Best Canadian Law Blog
    By McCarthy Tétrault LLP We are pleased to share that Canadian Appeals Monitor was a finalist for Best Canadian Law Blog at this year’s Clawbies, which celebrates the best in Canadian legal blogging. We are proud of this…
  • Jan 5

    The Second Opinion: Bad Faith Possessor … Take My Land, Please

    The Second Opinion: Bad Faith Possessor … Take My Land, Please
    A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Opinions Group of McCarthy Tétrault LLPBy Martin Boodman In Dupuy v. Gauthier 2013 QCCA 774, the Quebec Court of Appeal has confirmed that a person who possesses immovable property for…
Rank this Week: 1348

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

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

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013

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

    Tangle toy puzzle

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

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago
    Canadian newspaperman Joseph Coyle invented the humble egg carton nearly one hundred years ago. Coyle was not the first inventor to tackle the problem of transporting eggs safely, but his carton design, which he patented in the US (US1269394)…
Rank this Week: 1371

Venture Law Lines

Venture Law Lines

Venture capital and startup business advice. By Suzie Dingwall Williams.

http://venturelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    When University Commercialization Offices Turn Troll

    When University Commercialization Offices Turn Troll
    Bloomberg reports that the patent licensing office at the University of New Mexico has launched a lawsuit against Intel alleging infringement of a UNM patent for a process of making circuit boards.The lawsuit comes on the heels of rumoured…
  • Nov 16

    What to do When Blackberry KIKs You to the Curb

    What to do When Blackberry KIKs You to the Curb
    This morning the blogosphere was abuzz with news that Blackberry had removed KIK from the Blackberry APP World store, without apparently providing any reason for doing so. It's not clear whether this is actually the case, but let's assume for…
  • Sep 23

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd
    The value of a severance agreements for departing CEOs lies not only in how much they promise to pay, but in what protection it preserves. Mark Hurd's agreement with HP sets out some of the subtleties that you should ensure your own…
Rank this Week: 1509

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 10

    Owners cannot requisition by-law amendment

    Owners cannot requisition by-law amendment
    While the Condominium Act, 1998 permits owners to requisition meetings for certain business and for informational purposes, there are limits on what can be accomplished using this process. Some owners at one of our smaller condo corporation…
  • Jan 4

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2014

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2014
    Happy New Year. Our picks for the top 10 condo law cases of 2014 is an all-Ontario batch, with half being important Court of Appeal rulings.   Some of them highlight the dire need for significant revision to our condo law.…
  • Dec 1

    Fraud Alert: Rogue management firm at large in Halton

    Fraud Alert: Rogue management firm at large in Halton
    It is not a lawyer’s usual role to alert the public about possible crimes being perpetrated by suspected criminals at large, but we feel compelled to do so when police and government fail to take action and leave condominium…
Rank this Week: 1572