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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 3

    Royal Baby Signals the End of Primogeniture

    Royal Baby Signals the End of Primogeniture
    I’m not one much for the hype around royal babies, who as of now remains unnamed, but this one has some special significance for Commonwealth nations. The birth of the baby girl yesterday to Prince William and Kate Middleton…
  • May 3

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of…
  • May 3

    Summaries Sunday: OnPoint Legal Research

    Summaries Sunday: OnPoint Legal Research
    One Sunday each month OnPoint Legal Research provides Slaw with an extended summary of, and counsel’s commentary on, an important case from the British Columbia, Alberta, or Ontario court of appeal. Sampley v. Sampley, 2015…
Rank this Week: 28

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 44

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
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/
  • May 1

    Consent to treatment for incapable persons – who decides?

    Consent to treatment for incapable persons – who decides?
    Many people wait until they do their will to appoint their power of attorney for personal care (and attorney for property). Given the unpredictability of life, and the fairly simple task of making a power of attorney, it might be better to…
  • Apr 30

    How to Resign as Power of Attorney

    How to Resign as Power of Attorney
    In Balacko v. Chepil-Coyle, a mother had previously appointed her three daughters jointly as attorneys.  In April 2011, she appointed her daughter and son-in-law as attorneys for property and for personal care.  In May 2011, the…
  • Apr 29

    Hull on Estates #416 – Resigning as an attorney under the Substitute Decisions Act

    Hull on Estates #416 – Resigning as an attorney under the Substitute Decisions Act
    Today on Hull on Estates, Natalia Angelini and Josh Eisen look at a recent case addressing the requirements under the Substitute Decisions Act for resigning as an attorney under a power of attorney for property and for personal care.  In…
Rank this Week: 92

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: 146

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    Mobilegeddon: Is Your Law Firm Website Ready to Pass Google’s New Mobile-Friendliness Test?

    Mobilegeddon: Is Your Law Firm Website Ready to Pass Google’s New Mobile-Friendliness Test?
    Some call it Mobilegeddon.Google began to roll out a mobile-friendliness update last Tuesday, April 21, 2015.  With this latest, major algorithmic change, Google will now be boosting search rankings of mobile-friendly web pages…
  • Apr 20

    Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Cracks Down on Plenty of Fish

    Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Cracks Down on Plenty of Fish
    Global News recently reported that popular free-dating site Plenty of Fish (POF) paid $48,000.00 for violating Canada's anti-spam legislation that came in to effect on July 1, 2014.The violations happened within a 4 month…
  • Apr 20

    You've Been Served - On Facebook

    You've Been Served - On Facebook
    In a March 27, 2015 decision in Baidoo v Blood-Dzraku, 2015 NY Slip Op 25096, New York County Supreme Court Judge Mathew Cooper permitted substituted service of a divorce summons via Facebook: As recently as ten years ago, it was…
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: 187

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/
  • Apr 29

    Court Critiques Defence Doctor’s Opinion Following “Flawed” Investigation

    Court Critiques Defence Doctor’s Opinion Following “Flawed” Investigation
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, with critical comments regarding a medico-legal opinion. In today’s case (Chenier v. Szili) the Plaintiff was involved in a 2010 rear end…
  • Apr 28

    Nurse Found Liable for “Negligent Walking”

    Nurse Found Liable for “Negligent Walking”
    There is no reason why the principles of negligence can’t apply to a situation where one pedestrian negligently walks into another causing injury.  Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver…
  • Apr 27

    “Walk Away” Offer Results in Double Costs After Plaintiff Claim Dismissed

    “Walk Away” Offer Results in Double Costs After Plaintiff Claim Dismissed
    Reasons for judgement were released today ordering a Plaintiff to pay costs and post offer double costs after having his personal injury claim dismissed at trial. In today’s case (Johnson v. Jamiesen) the Plaintiff was involved in a…
Rank this Week: 214

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

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

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    When parents get older, sometimes the vultures win

    When parents get older, sometimes the vultures win
    Here is a question that I'm asked often, in various forms. I have to say, it's my absolute most-disliked question, because I feel that the parents of those asking have lost all autonomy and are losing their basic legal rights. I know right…
  • May 1

    Mad at your siblings because of an estate? Don't resort to cyber-bullying

    Mad at your siblings because of an estate? Don't resort to cyber-bullying
    I receive dozens of comments, questions, and emails from readers every day. All are looking for information that will help them with an estate in which they are embroiled. Some of them are actually pretty darn angry at someone else involved…
  • May 1

    A smile for the weekend

    A smile for the weekend
Rank this Week: 238

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Apr 28

    Ostrander Point wind project goes back to Tribunal

    Ostrander Point wind project goes back to Tribunal
    The Ontario Court of Appeal has reinstated the decision of the Environmental Review Tribunal on the Ostrander Point wind farm: The Renewable Energy Approval as issued by the Director (Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change) should not…
  • Apr 23

    Carnival Shut Down for Air Pollution Health Hazard

    Carnival Shut Down for Air Pollution Health Hazard
    In August 2012, the Health Services Appeal and Review Board (HSARB), for the first time ever, held air pollution (aside from second hand smoke) to be a “health hazard” under Ontario’s Health Protection and Promotion Act…
  • Apr 22

    Happy Earth Day

    Happy Earth Day
    Dear friends and colleagues, We were too busy serving clients this week to write much about Earth Day, but thank you for sharing and observing it with us. Read Happy Earth Day on Environmental Law and Litigation!
Rank this Week: 296

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 302

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

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

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/
  • Apr 24

    Tory Senator Insults Order of Canada Recipient for Asking Why Unions Need Disclose More Than Charitie

    Tory Senator Insults Order of Canada Recipient for Asking Why Unions Need Disclose More Than Charitie
    Try telling Conservatives that the ridiculous, partisan, waste of taxpayer money that is Bill C-377 Harper Senate Appointee Plett Insults Distinguished Witness at hearings into Anti-union Bill imposes far more onerous reporting requirements…
  • Apr 14

    Workers Hired After a Strike Begins Can’t Vote in a Union Decertification Vote

    Workers Hired After a Strike Begins Can’t Vote in a Union Decertification Vote
    A long strike by United Steelworkers members at Crown Holdings beer can manufacturer has been in the news lately, and the Ontario government has now appointed an expert arbitrator to try and broker a deal there.  Receiving less…
  • Mar 31

    SCC Revisits, Clarifies (Sort of) Constructive Dismissal Law

    SCC Revisits, Clarifies (Sort of) Constructive Dismissal Law
    March 31, 2015 March was a good month for me.  I was cited by the Supreme Court of Canada twice in the span of about a week!  The first citation was in the collective bargaining case MPAO v. Canada, where the court cited my…
Rank this Week: 410

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Apr 22

    Google search favours mobile friendly site

    Google search favours mobile friendly site
    Is your website mobile friendly? As of yesterday, Google search ranks mobile friendly sites higher in search results. This means that if someone does a google search from a mobile device, a site that is mobile friendly will appear higher in…
  • Apr 8

    The smartwatch era is here

    The smartwatch era is here
    If you are an Apple fan, April 24 2015 marks the beginning of the smartwatch era – the date the Apple Watch is available. (Preorders start Apr 10th.) Smartwatches have been around for a while, but given the Apple reality distortion…
  • Apr 1

    Is your logo favicon friendly?

    Is your logo favicon friendly?
    A favicon is the small image that you see beside a web address in a browser tab. Similar images are sometimes used with social media names. Slaw, for example, uses as a favicon “Sl” in a particular font, Harrison…
Rank this Week: 412

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/
  • Apr 25

    2015 Federal Budget Contains Changes to Tax Free Savings Accounts and Registered Retirement Income Fund

    2015 Federal Budget Contains Changes to Tax Free Savings Accounts and Registered Retirement Income Fund
    The 2015 Canadian Federal Government’s Budget released on April 21, 2015 does not appear to contain any changes that will have an impact on trusts or estate-planning (perhaps mercifully given the problems created by the 2014 Budget).…
  • Apr 12

    Heathfield v. St. Jacque

    Heathfield v. St. Jacque
    Although the Wills, Estates and Succession Act has now been in effect for over a year, in most of the court cases being reported now, the Courts are dealing with the law as it stood before the effective date of March 31, 2014. This is because…
  • Apr 5

    Larson Justice Center, Indio, California

    Larson Justice Center, Indio, California
    I this photograph of the Superior Court of California, County of Riverside, Larson Justice Center, in Indio, California, a little over a year ago, in March 2014.
Rank this Week: 464

Canadian Securities Law Online

Canadian Securities Law Online

Covers Canadian securities law topics, including disclosures, corporate governance, mergers, registration and compliance. By Stikeman Elliott.

http://www.canadiansecuritieslaw.com/
  • May 1

    Quebec AMF to revoke derivatives blanket exemption decision effective September 5, 2015

    Quebec AMF to revoke derivatives blanket exemption decision effective September 5, 2015
    Alix d'Anglejan-Chatillon - The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), Quebec's financial services regulator, issued an important decision yesterday which provides for the revocation effective September 5, 2015 of Decision No.…
  • May 1

    Contracting with Corporate Class Funds (or a Sofa)

    Contracting with Corporate Class Funds (or a Sofa)
    Margaret Grottenthaler - Can your sofa enter into a contract? Of course not! Can a class of shares enter into a contract?  Of course not! Both your sofa and the shares are property, not persons. Only an entity with legal personality…
  • Apr 29

    Federal Budget 2015: cooperative regulator and board diversity among Government of Canada's prioritie

    Federal Budget 2015: cooperative regulator and board diversity among Government of Canada's prioritie
    Presented on April 21 by Finance Minister Joe Oliver, Canada’s 2015 Federal Budget includes two commitments of special interest to public companies. These relate, respectively, to the proposed Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory…
Rank this Week: 476

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • May 1

    Main: Military vows to tackle sexual harassment, misconduct

    Main: Military vows to tackle sexual harassment, misconduct
    The Canadian Armed Forces will act decisively to clamp down on sexual harassment and misconduct after an investigation revealed an underlying sexualized culture that is hostile to women and gays in the armed forces, a top official said on…
  • May 1

    Controversial lawyers Groia and Galati among newly elected bencher

    Controversial lawyers Groia and Galati among newly elected bencher
    Prominent and outspoken lawyers Joseph Groia and Rocco Galati are among the newly elected benchers of the Law Society of Upper Canada. The top vote-getters in this year’s election were Treasurer Janet Minor and incumbent Janet Leiper.…
  • May 1

    Legal news roundup - May 1, 2015

    Legal news roundup - May 1, 2015
    CanadaLoblaws faces class-action lawsuit over collapse of Bangladeshi factory, Canadian PressUniversity student in Quebec faces multiple charges connected to disruption of classes, Canadian PressNova Scotia cyber-bullying law continues to…
Rank this Week: 477

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Apr 30

    Mitigation - How Far Must the Employer Go?

    Mitigation - How Far Must the Employer Go?
    Mitigation has been a subject that I’ve discussed frequently in the 12 years this blog has been in existence. It’s not a glamorous topic, but an important one that comes up in vitually all wrongful dismissal cases. Here are just…
  • Apr 27

    More About Withdrawing Grievance

    More About Withdrawing Grievance
    My last post was about withdrawing grievances and whether this was with or without prejudice. The issue is certainly divided from a labour relations perspective, though the law seems to be established. Why should a union be allowed to…
  • Apr 13

    Withdrawing Grievances - a Free Pass?

    Withdrawing Grievances - a Free Pass?
    At times, during the course of a hearing, the penny will drop and the writing on the wall will become clear - you cannot win. Something happens. Perhaps, a witness implodes or the adjudicator gives the impression that he or she isn’t…
Rank this Week: 513

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

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

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    4640 John Deere case goes up to the Court of Appeal

    4640 John Deere case goes up to the Court of Appeal
    I previously wrote about a small claims case in Saskatchewan where a man had bid $18,000 at auction to purchase a 4640 John Deere (with loader) but had mistakenly been allowed to pay only $1,800.  The cashier had entered the bid amount…
  • Apr 23

    Better Farming: Pipelines present new risks to farmers warns landowners group

    Better Farming: Pipelines present new risks to farmers warns landowners group
    Click here to read Better Farming's article on the National Energy Board's Administrative Monetary Penalty system that now applies to pipeline landowners.
  • Apr 13

    NEB introduces Administrative Monetary Penalties to landowner

    NEB introduces Administrative Monetary Penalties to landowner
    The National Energy Board ("NEB") has issued a new publication called "Administrative Monetary Penalties: Information for Landowners".  Among the information provided by the NEB is the following:How did Administrative Monetary Penalties…
Rank this Week: 551

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: 553

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

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

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

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • May 3

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-05-02

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-05-02
    5 Seriously Dumb Myths About Copyright the Media Should Stop Repeating http://t.co/hB9PT7WW1L -> Russian hackers 'accessed Obama's unclassified emails' http://t.co/TNcfqmQgiO -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for…
  • May 2

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-01

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-01
    Google's $160M charm offensive to European journalism http://t.co/tTF0o2eLJP -> NME News Music streaming website Grooveshark shuts down following copyright lawsuit http://t.co/08X8jymooA -> Judge gives Dotcom extra time – with a…
  • May 1

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-30

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-30
    PCNA, CISA: Information-sharing cybersecurity legislation is too short-sighted. http://t.co/0cpB3Z8Yof -> 5 cybersecurity lessons on reputation, defence and terrorism http://t.co/QEPqQ3jeFr -> IPad software glitch grounds more than 50…
Rank this Week: 579

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
Rank this Week: 584

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Contest Rules Offering: For Running Contests In Canada (Excluding Quebec)

    Contest Rules Offering: For Running Contests In Canada (Excluding Quebec)
    April 20, 2014 I’ve been quite engaged on advertising, marketing and competition law projects for the past few months. Having said that, I thought I would launch an offer for basic random draw or consumer generated contest rules and…
  • Mar 24

    Conferences: Upcoming University of Trento Antitrust Events (April & June)

    Conferences: Upcoming University of Trento Antitrust Events (April & June)
    March 24, 2015 The Osservatorio Antitrust of the University of Trento is organizing the following two outstanding events for competition law practitioners: April 16th – 18th: The fifth edition of the Trento Antitrust Conference will…
  • Mar 12

    Conferences: Future of Competition Law and Policy in ASEAN Countrie

    Conferences: Future of Competition Law and Policy in ASEAN Countrie
    March 12, 2015 The Future of Competition Law and Policy in the ASEAN Countries (April 23, 2015) Concurrences Journal, in partnership with ESSEC Singapore and Sorbonne-Assas International Law School, will hold its inaugural…
Rank this Week: 585

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: 652

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/
  • Apr 27

    I worked long term and disagree with these changes- what next?

    I worked long term and disagree with these changes- what next?
    I have worked as a courier for 26 years.  This week, my company hired a third party courier company who will handle all courier deliveries.  I have been offered an office job in the lab, which has slightly less pay overall.  I…
  • Apr 20

    Q&A: Employment contracts and fundamental change

    Q&A: Employment contracts and fundamental change
    I have an employment contract stating my work location to be downtown. I have been told however that I will now be working for a satellite office which is 20KM away.  This may not seem like a huge distance but with the traffic in Toronto…
  • Apr 16

    Does a Paid Suspension Constitute Constructive Dismissal?

    Does a Paid Suspension Constitute Constructive Dismissal?
    Constructive dismissal claims are established by proving that a fundamental change in employment has occurred (i.e., working conditions, duties and compensation).  Most notably, a recent court ruling established a paid (non-disciplinary)…
Rank this Week: 657

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: 700

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Apr 30

    The Vexatious Litigant

    The Vexatious Litigant
    Dr. Valery Fabrikant was an unstable, temperamental, and frustrated engineering professor at Concordia University in Montreal when he slaughtered four of his colleagues in 1992. Acting as his own lawyer, he sabotaged his case at trial,…
  • Apr 23

    Family Law Nightmare: Alienated Teens Disappear, Mom Says She Knows Nothing

    Family Law Nightmare: Alienated Teens Disappear, Mom Says She Knows Nothing
    Legal experts say that most spouses settle their matrimonial differences consensually despite resentment and hard feelings that linger, yet for the sake of their children and their sensible desire to avoid court proceedings and the enormous…
  • Apr 17

    Judicial Shaming of Convicted Judge Nixed by Court of Appeal

    Judicial Shaming of Convicted Judge Nixed by Court of Appeal
    As Elton John wrote: “Sorry seems to be the hardest word”, an adage that is certainly true for convicted Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin, who was ordered to deliver a written apology to every judge in the State…
Rank this Week: 727

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: 766

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Android App for Audits and Inspections – version 1.0

    Android App for Audits and Inspections – version 1.0
    Nimonik is thrilled to announce an Android version of its award winning iPad and iPhone software, EHS Audit. Now available for free on the Google Play Store, this app lets you use over  1500 free audit checklists to conduct an…
  • Apr 29

    Webinars & Free Training

    Webinars & Free Training
    Nimonik is presenting its state of the art technology and amazing content in a number of presentations over the next two months. Here are some of our upcoming presentations: How to Prepare for an OSHA Inspection – HR.com – May 12,…
  • Apr 28

    New Auditing Interface for EHS & Q Inspection

    New Auditing Interface for EHS & Q Inspection
    Over the past three years, Nimonik has worked hard to deliver the best and easiest to use audit tools. Today, we are thrilled to announce Version 3 of our Auditing interface. It is completely redesigned and rebuilt for 2015 with powerful and…
Rank this Week: 805

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
  • Mar 3

    Ruling on a question of law – is a…

    Ruling on a question of law – is a severance package received by the plaintiff deductible from the amount awarded for past and future loss of income.  The court found that the private insurance exception to the general rule against…
  • Mar 3

    The defendants brought a summary judgment…

    The defendants brought a summary judgment application to have the plaintiff’s action dismissed as barred by the Limitations Act, 2002, S.O. 2002, c. 24, on the basis the plaintiff’s action was commenced two years and 21 days after…
  • Mar 2

    Summary judgment application to determine…

    Summary judgment application to determine the meaning of the word “load” in the following exclusion clause:  “The weight of the load exceeding the registered lifting or supporting capacity of any machine.”…
Rank this Week: 840

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
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/
  • Apr 9

    Will CALL Lower Student Membership Fees?

    Will CALL Lower Student Membership Fees?
    The Canadian Association of Law Libraries has had reduced membership fees for students for quite some time, offering the same 30% reduction that the Association gives its retired members. At the upcoming conference in Moncton, there will be a…
  • Apr 2

    Newly Added Annotations in Quickscribe 2.0

    Newly Added Annotations in Quickscribe 2.0
    For several years now, we've been posting a monthly summary of updated Quickscribe hardcopy manuals here on VLLB. Since Quickscribe's services are always evolving, we're going to change things up too.From now on, we'll be bringing you a…
  • Feb 6

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for January 2015

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for January 2015
    Just one Quickscribe Manual update for this month: the Forest Legislation Manual.Don't forget: free daily updates to BC statutes and regulations are available at www.bclegislation.ca,  courtesy of Quickscribe.
Rank this Week: 961

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/
  • Apr 25

    The Impact of Art

    The Impact of Art
    As my students will tell you, I am on a continuous quest to combine pro-sports and law. My students might be surprised to learn that I have personal interests beyond professional sports! One of those is contemporary art. So, I...
  • Apr 23

    Sound Recording Copyright Extension to 70 Years is a MONEY GRAB!

    Sound Recording Copyright Extension to 70 Years is a MONEY GRAB!
    New reports are suggesting that the Government of Canada plans to extend the term of copyright monopoly from 50 years to 70 years for sound recordings. I will give you 4 reasons why this does not further any legitimate public...
  • Apr 6

    If you build it, ...

    If you build it, ...
    Watch as MLB players recite the Field of Dreams speech:
Rank this Week: 993

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: 1021

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: 1065

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
  • Apr 27

    Recent Acquisitions, April 20 – April 27, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, April 20 – April 27, 2015
    16 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 8 from 2015: KBM 524.7 Z83 2008 Women, slaves and the ignorant in rabbinic literature ; and also, The dignity of man Lawbook Exchange, 2008 xiii, 253 pages : portraits ……
  • Apr 20

    Recent Acquisitions, April 13 – April 20, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, April 13 – April 20, 2015
    44 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 30 from 2015: K 240 P45 2015 Spatial justice : body, lawscape, atmosphere Routledge 2015 xi, 265 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. K 2400 R82 2014 International arbitration :…
  • Apr 13

    Recent Acquisitions, April 6 – April 13, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, April 6 – April 13, 2015
    5 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 3 from 2015: K 3830 D65 2008 Principles of international investment law Oxford University Press, 2008 xliii, 433 pages ; 24 cm. Strategic legal writing : preparing persuasive…
Rank this Week: 1154

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 3

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right
    The following column was first published in 2012. It is as fresh today as it was then. Its time to take it to heart. Rick It is axiomatic to say that insurance products evolve. Indeed, like virtually every organic structure, its development,…
  • Apr 26

    A Technology Subrogation Claim. Finally.

    A Technology Subrogation Claim. Finally.
    Thank you to Travelers Casualty and Surety Company. In Travelers v. Ignition Studio, Inc., No. 1:15-cv-00608 (N.D. Ill.), Travelers brought a subrogation suit against Ignition Studio, Inc., a web design company, for allegedly…
  • Mar 29

    US District Court in Pennsylvania Dismisses Data Breach Class Action on Article III Standing

    US District Court in Pennsylvania Dismisses Data Breach Class Action on Article III Standing
    In Storm & Holt v. Paytime, Inc., 1:14-cv-01138-JEJ (MD Penn. Mar. 13, 2015), the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania addressed the Article III standing issue of when a cause of action may exist for a…
Rank this Week: 1175

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

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

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: 1234

IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1241

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: 1311

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Covers upcoming and decided appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. By McCarthy Tétrault LLP

http://www.canadianappeals.com
  • May 1

    Court of Appeal Rules on Privilege over Regulator’s Investigation File

    Court of Appeal Rules on Privilege over Regulator’s Investigation File
    By William D. Black and Shane C. D'Souza Does privilege shield a regulator’s investigation file that has not been produced to a respondent? The Ontario Court of Appeal recently grappled with whether or not to compel a regulator to…
  • Apr 24

    SCC Monitor Post (24/04/2015)

    SCC Monitor Post (24/04/2015)
    By Katherine Booth Since our last post, the Supreme Court has released a number of significant decisions, including a decision about the standard of review applicable to statutory appeals and the test for civil contempt. It also dismissed two…
  • Apr 22

    Screening Secondary Market Liability Actions: the Supreme Court Raises the Bar for Plaintiff

    Screening Secondary Market Liability Actions: the Supreme Court Raises the Bar for Plaintiff
    By Miranda Lam, Pierre-Jerome Bouchard and Laure Fouin On April 17, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) rendered its opinion in Theratechnologies inc. v. 121851 Canada inc., 2015 SCC 18 (Theratechnologies), its first decision on the…
Rank this Week: 1339

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.…
Rank this Week: 1372

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: 1520

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/
  • Apr 13

    Common expense collections policy redux

    Common expense collections policy redux
    We published a piece last May recommending that condominium corporations enact policies to collect common expenses in an orderly, systematic way. Unfortunately, we continue to see condo boards deliberately delaying the commencement of power…
  • Apr 6

    Superior housekeeping at Superior Court

    Superior housekeeping at Superior Court
    Though the weather suggests otherwise, spring has finally sprung in Ontario. As many condo corporations begin their seasonal cleaning and maintenance routines, our courts are likewise gearing up for significant housekeeping. Recent changes to…
  • Mar 30

    Condo lien enforcement hits the highway

    Condo lien enforcement hits the highway
    Until now, mortgagees could commence their enforcement lawsuits anywhere in Ontario they pleased, regardless of where the mortgaged property is located. That option is now gone. On March 31, 2015, rule 13.1.01 of the Rules of Civil…
Rank this Week: 1577