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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 3

    Informed, Documented Plea Instructions Protect You From Claim

    Informed, Documented Plea Instructions Protect You From Claim
    Though the rate of malpractice claims flowing from criminal cases is lower than in other areas of law, the number of claims in this area is on the rise of late, and for many of the same reasons we see in other areas. The most important cause?…
  • Aug 3

    Monday’s Mix

    Monday’s Mix
    Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from sixty recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide…
  • Aug 2

    When Bloggers Get Appointed to the Bench

    When Bloggers Get Appointed to the Bench
    In 2015, practitioners in all types of firms blog. It’s a necessity of modern practice these days, and most have come around to understanding the importance of some social media presence. If you don’t create your online footprint,…
Rank this Week: 28

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jul 29

    Is Canada Set to Cave on Copyright Term Extension in the TPP?

    Is Canada Set to Cave on Copyright Term Extension in the TPP?
    As the negotiations on the Trans Pacific Partnership continue in Hawaii, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has published a guest post I wrote on the implications of copyright term extension for Canada. The EFF has also launched a campaign…
  • Jul 28

    Mapping Out the CRTC Blueprint for Universal, Affordable Internet Acce

    Mapping Out the CRTC Blueprint for Universal, Affordable Internet Acce
    In the wake of nearly two decades of study, debate, task forces, and government programs, Canada's telecommunications regulator has begun to unveil its blueprint for ensuring that all Canadians have access to affordable, high-speed Internet…
  • Jul 28

    Mapping Out the CRTC Blueprint for Universal, Affordable Internet Acce

    Mapping Out the CRTC Blueprint for Universal, Affordable Internet Acce
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on July 25, 2015 as CRTC Looks to the Future With Ruling on High-Speed Internet Access In the wake of nearly two decades of study, debate, task forces, and government programs, Canada’s telecommunications…
Rank this Week: 44

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

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

    Nominations Open for ABA Joutrnal Annual List of the 100 Best Legal Blog

    Nominations Open for ABA Joutrnal Annual List of the 100 Best Legal Blog
    Every year, the ABA Journal selects a Blawg 100 list (2014 list) of the best legal blogs based on input from readers.It is time once again for nominations. Nominations can be sent in until the end of the day Aug. 16, 2015.Here are the…
  • Aug 1

    Canadian Forum on Civil Justice July 2015 Access to Justice Newsletter

    Canadian Forum on Civil Justice July 2015 Access to Justice Newsletter
    The non-profit Canadian Forum on Access to Justice (CFCJ) has been publishing a monthly newsletter about Access to Justice since early 2013. The latest issue of the newsletter includes:an article on online divorcenews about the upcoming…
  • Jul 30

    Slaw Research Tips on Deep Linking

    Slaw Research Tips on Deep Linking
    Shaunna Mireau, Director of Knowledge Management and Process Improvement at the Alberta-based firm Field Law, has published a series of  Research Tips at Slaw.ca on how to create deep links to specific sub-collections in major Canadian…
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/
  • Jul 31

    Genetic Testing to Determine Distribution of Murdered Vancouverite’s Estate

    Genetic Testing to Determine Distribution of Murdered Vancouverite’s Estate
    A young girl from China is eagerly awaiting test results of genetic testing that could mean that she is entitled to inherit her biological father’s $50 million fortune. Gang Yuan, whom the child’s mother states is her biological…
  • Jul 30

    Incapacity Planning Among Cancer Patient

    Incapacity Planning Among Cancer Patient
    The results of a recent study published in the American Medical Association Oncology Journal suggest that more patients with cancer are obtaining Continuing Powers of Attorney for Property than in the past.  Approximately 74% of…
  • Jul 28

    Lucid Intervals?

    Lucid Intervals?
    In a forthcoming article to be published in The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Ian Hull and Dr. Kenneth Shulman, among others, explore the concept of the lucid interval. A lucid interval is a legal concept invoked…
Rank this Week: 93

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: 142

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

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

    Windows 10? Whatever...

    Windows 10? Whatever...
    Windows 10?  Yawn.If nothing else, the imminent launch of the new Windows OS gives us opportunity again to wonder why the Powers-That-Be at Microsoft continue to fail to grasp the obvious.In terms of user interface, they got it right…
  • Jul 27

    140 Law - Current Leading Legal Headline

    140 Law - Current Leading Legal Headline
    Here are the current leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Georgia sues Carl Malamud group, calls publishing state’s annotated code of laws online unlawful Cosby seeks court sanctions against Canadian accuser over deposition…
  • Jul 20

    140 Law - Current Leading Legal Headline

    140 Law - Current Leading Legal Headline
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Windows 10 Signifies Microsoft’s Shift in Strategy SCC to Rule on Dismissal Without Cause Regime Under the Canada Labour Code. 72 charges filed against Toronto UberX drivers…
Rank this Week: 162

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/
  • Jul 24

    $100,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Pelvic Fractures With Lingering Pain

    $100,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Pelvic Fractures With Lingering Pain
    Adding to this site’s archived ICBC cases assessing damages for pelvic injuries, reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry assessing damages for a pelvic fracture. In today’s case…
  • Jul 20

    $140,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Permanent Low Back Nerve Injury

    $140,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Permanent Low Back Nerve Injury
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, addressing damages for a permanent low back nerve injury with accompanying depression. In today’s case (Bellaisac v. Mara) the Plaintiff, who was…
  • Jul 20

    Out of Province Insurers Have No Subrogation Rights Over Part 7 Benefits Paid

    Out of Province Insurers Have No Subrogation Rights Over Part 7 Benefits Paid
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, shutting down an attempt by the Progressive Max Insurance Company from exercising subrogation rights with respect to Part 7 benefits paid. In today’s…
Rank this Week: 216

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

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

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Posting Notices to Creditors online rather than in the newspaper

    Posting Notices to Creditors online rather than in the newspaper
    Readers will notice that I've added a new item to this blog's homepage. It's a link to a site on which executors and estate administrators can publish Notices to Creditors and Claimants online, rather than in a newspaper. Click here to go to…
  • Jul 23

    BC case shows what it takes to deal with title when kids have been added as joint to parents' property

    BC case shows what it takes to deal with title when kids have been added as joint to parents' property
    There is a new case from the BC Supreme Court that sheds some light on a topic that is of consistent interest to the readers of this blog. I'm going to give a summary of the case here, but anyone who'd like to read the full case of The Estate…
  • Jul 20

    Transferring a cottage after you're gone

    Transferring a cottage after you're gone
    Recently the Globe and Mail carried an article by Tim Cestnick that discusses the options available for transferring your cabin or cottage to your family after you have passed away. Click here to read the article. I like the article because…
Rank this Week: 242

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Jul 15

    GreenPAC: Environmental Leadership in Canadian Politic

    GreenPAC: Environmental Leadership in Canadian Politic
    We are pleased to announce that Senior Associate Paula Boutis has joined the Board of GreenPAC, an organization dedicated to building environmental leadership in Canadian politics. To find out more about GreenPAC’s mission, check…
  • Jul 14

    Rouge National Urban Park: bigger, but probably not better

    Rouge National Urban Park: bigger, but probably not better
    Stephen Harper announced over the weekend that if re-elected, his government will increase its proposed contribution of federal lands towards the creation of the Rouge National Urban Park. The park has been in the works for some time. To…
  • Jul 8

    Environmental Commissioner report on climate change

    Environmental Commissioner report on climate change
    Congratulations to Ellen Schwartzel, the Acting Environmental Commissioner of Ontario on her first report, issued yesterday.  “Feeling the Heat: Greenhouse Gas Progress Report 2015”, is the latest in the…
Rank this Week: 297

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 313

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 350

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

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

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Jul 24

    Authentic Jason Worilds Jersey

    Authentic Jason Worilds Jersey
    Merril Hoge Steelers Jersey Martavis Bryant Jersey Misleading, fabricated or sensationalist headlines are subject to removalThe Teague Era finally came to an end Dec But Toyota said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries caused by this…
  • Jul 24

    Craig Stevens Titans Jersey

    Craig Stevens Titans Jersey
    Jason McCourty Titans Jersey Jurrell Casey Jersey As with public school students, veterans enrolled at private universities have access to funds from various GI Bill programs, depending on the length of service, dates served and other…
  • Jul 24

    Andrew Hawkins Browns Jersey

    Andrew Hawkins Browns Jersey
    Authentic Justin Gilbert Jersey Authentic Isaiah Crowell Jersey They should be clear so they aren’t confused with trash and thrown away Depending on your schedule and goals, you may opt for low intensity workouts five or six times per…
Rank this Week: 414

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Jul 29

    Friday is System Administrator Appreciation Day

    Friday is System Administrator Appreciation Day
    Friday July 31 is the 16th annual SysAdmin Day.  A day to show our appreciation to the IT professionals who keep our computers, networks and apps working.  For those of us who push the tech envelope a bit beyond a typical…
  • Jul 22

    Crypto backdoors are a horrible idea

    Crypto backdoors are a horrible idea
    From time to time various law enforcement and government types whine that encryption is a bad thing because it allows criminals to hide from authorities.  That is usually followed by a call for security backdoors that allow…
  • Jul 15

    Chatting in Secret

    Chatting in Secret
    The Intercept has an article entitled Chatting in Secret While We’re All Being Watched that’s a good read for anyone interested in how to keep communications private.  It was written by Micah Lee, who works with Glenn…
Rank this Week: 415

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Aug 3

    TRU assistant professor publishes paper on global animal law

    TRU assistant professor publishes paper on global animal law
    Katie Sykes, a law faculty member of Thompson Rivers University, has written a paper that outlines international support for the formation of global animal protectionism. It argues law rather than science played a main role in arriving at two…
  • Jul 31

    Couple can get money from Heydary’s insurance only, not former employee

    Couple can get money from Heydary’s insurance only, not former employee
    A couple who lost $3.6 million lawyer Javad Heydary disappeared are entitled to garnishment from his liability insurance policy — but will have to renounce any claims against three lawyers formerly employed by him, the Court of Appeal…
  • Jul 31

    Legal news roundup - July 31, 2015

    Legal news roundup - July 31, 2015
    Canada B.C. refuses to sign pledge to protect transgender people, Canadian Press Officer who killed himself was RCMP scapegoat, says wife, Canadian Press Reality-show stars face assault, obstruction charges, Canadian Press   United…
Rank this Week: 459

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

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

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

    World War I Probate

    World War I Probate
    Kimberly Wallis gave me a copy of a grant of probate from the United Kingdom dated October 28th, 1914. The process for obtaining a grant of probate appears to have been very efficient in those days, as the deceased had died just 23 days…
  • Jul 19

    Amendments to Probate Rules Include Provision for Substitution of Personal Representative on Death

    Amendments to Probate Rules Include Provision for Substitution of Personal Representative on Death
    As I wrote acouple of weeks ago, the probate rules were amended effective July 1, 2015. Among the changes is a new provision dealing with the procedure for appointing a new personal representative (executor or administrator) when the…
  • Jul 11

    2015 Canadian Conference on Elder Law

    2015 Canadian Conference on Elder Law
    The Canadian Center for Elder Law together with the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia are presenting a two day conference: The Journey of Aging – the Law and Beyond. The conference will be held on Thursday and…
Rank this Week: 469

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/
Rank this Week: 482

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Jul 10

    Strike Replacement Laws - Are they coming to Ontario?

    Strike Replacement Laws - Are they coming to Ontario?
    The Watershed LLP Summer 2015 Newsletter was sent to our clients and is available at our website. The first article provides an update on the Ontario Changing Workplaces Review Process. I was reading an article on rankandfile.ca that was…
  • May 11

    Termination of a Unionized Probationary Employee has Consequence

    Termination of a Unionized Probationary Employee has Consequence
    No one likes to lose a case. But losing a termination of a probationary employee case really stings. The reason is because, subject to any language in the collective agreement, the test for terminating a probationer is less stringent than…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 518

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: 555

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: 562

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 588

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
  • Aug 1

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-07-31

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-07-31
    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-07-30: Tories want massive free trade deal signed before election http:… http://t.co/le7Yjlb4GV -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-07-30 http://t.co/Js49VU51eJ -> Sony's Top Digital…
  • Jul 31

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-07-30

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-07-30
    Tories want massive free trade deal signed before election http://t.co/6r7Lvi1RQ2 -> Devices using voice-recognition, microphones bring more privacy concerns http://t.co/QGtkAH2z3i -> TVEyes Cannot Stand in the Shoes of its Users…
  • Jul 27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-07-26

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-07-26
    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-07-25: Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-07-18: Comp… http://t.co/y5nzJlv3i3 -> Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-07-25 http://t.co/Y43rcVi2st -> Anonymous…
Rank this Week: 592

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: 593

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

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

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

    Q&A: Which employment/labour law applies to my matter?

    Q&A: Which employment/labour law applies to my matter?
    Applying Law to Your Employment Matter It is not uncommon for an employee to be unsure of which law applies to their employment matter. Specifically, where the place of residence is not the same as the location of their employer. Picture an…
  • Jul 20

    Q&A: Working through your severance entitlement?

    Q&A: Working through your severance entitlement?
    QUESTION An employee’s entitlement to severance is to say the least, at the discretion of the employer. But this is not a point blank answer, as there are many factors that play into effect. Where an employee is terminated and not…
  • Jun 24

    The Highlights of Off-Duty Conduct

    The Highlights of Off-Duty Conduct
    Termination Due to Off-Duty Conduct The vulgar, off-duty conduct of Hydro One employee, Shawn Simoes, has brought concern for many employees. After all, it’s not often that an employee is terminated by their employer for their actions…
Rank this Week: 638

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: 658

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: 694

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

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

    Extortion and Nude Photos Send Ex-Husband to Jail for Twelve Year

    Extortion and Nude Photos Send Ex-Husband to Jail for Twelve Year
    How would you like to marry a billionaire’s daughter? James Casbolt from Cornwall, England made an internet connection in 2009 with Haley Meijer, daughter of American billionaire, Hank Meijer, owner and CEO of a retail conglomerate with…
  • Jul 29

    First Cyberstalking, Then Murder, in Family Law Tragedy

    First Cyberstalking, Then Murder, in Family Law Tragedy
    In a divorce tragedy akin to Shakespeare’s “MacBeth”, Delaware mother Christine Belford, age 39, was murdered by her father-in-law in February 2013 after years of litigation involving child abduction, allegations of mental…
  • Jul 24

    Judges’ Orders Place Limitations on Defendants’ Sex Live

    Judges’ Orders Place Limitations on Defendants’ Sex Live
    Another American judge has made an order regulating a litigant’s sex life. In the most recent case a court in Kansas sentenced a career criminal to a lengthy prison term for being a felon in possession of a weapon and also imposed a…
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: 774

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

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

    3rd Annual Health and Safety Excellence for Mining Conference Summary

    3rd Annual Health and Safety Excellence for Mining Conference Summary
    This year, the 3rd annual HSE conference on mining safety was held on June 17-18, 2015, in Toronto, Canada, hosted by Marcus Evans (Link to conference and agenda). The organization was kind enough to provide Nimonik with an admission Press…
  • Jul 17

    ISO 14001:2015 Changes Explained – Free White Paper

    ISO 14001:2015 Changes Explained – Free White Paper
    This is a guest post by our Affiliate, EEM inc. Become a Nimonik Affiliate. Nearly 20 years after it was first published, ISO 14001 has become the world’s most widely recognized environmental standard. A new version of the standard will…
  • Jul 15

    Free Webinar on New GHS Regulations this Week

    Free Webinar on New GHS Regulations this Week
    Canada’s recent regulatory changes for hazardous materials may impact you. Learn about the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) in our free 2-part webinar series starting this Thursday, July 16.…
Rank this Week: 810

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
  • Jul 8

    Successful appeal of an application…

    Successful appeal of an application judge's determination that the appellant insurer had a duty to defend its insured under a homeowner's insurance policy. The insured's son was hit by a car while crossing the road after getting out her…
  • Jul 8

    Judicial review of an umpire's decision…

    Judicial review of an umpire's decision made pursuant to section 12 of the Insurance Act, R.S.B.C. 2012, c.1, regarding the value of stolen jewellery The standard of review was whether the umpire's decision was patently…
  • Jul 8

    The Court found on a special case under…

    The Court found on a special case under Rule 9-3 that the insurer did not have a duty to defend the insureds with respect to claims for negligent acts occurring within the policy period when the resulting damage (i.e., a landslide) occurred…
Rank this Week: 844

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 908

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 3

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for June 2015

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for June 2015
    Here's a look at what's new on Quickscribe 2.0. In June, the following experts added annotations to various pieces of legislation:Bill Buholzer, Young Anderson – Local Government Act, Oil & Gas Activities Act, Environmental…
  • Jun 26

    A Fun Friday Find: Digital Public Library of America

    A Fun Friday Find: Digital Public Library of America
    Have you heard of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)? It's an ambitious project that aims to give free access to online collections in more than a thousand American libraries, archives and museums, and today it came one step closer…
  • Jun 3

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for May 2015

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for May 2015
    Here's a quick look at what's new on Quickscribe 2.0. In the month of May, annotations were added to the:Local Government Act by Bill Buholzer, Young Anderson Employment Standards Act by Daniel Sorensen, Sorensen Smith…
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Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

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

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Jul 31

    Justice Brown

    Justice Brown
    Welcome to all our readers who have been coming looking for quotes by SCC J. Brown. Look around and stick for other excellent commentary by our current authors. You may have go far back in the archives to find his...
  • Jul 27

    Congratulations SCC Justice Brown

    Congratulations SCC Justice Brown
    My former colleague has had a truly meteoric rise, from assistant professor to associate professor to full professor to Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench to the Alberta Court of Appeal and now: The Supreme Court of Canada!…
  • Jul 22

    Alberta Court of Appeal finds Builders’ Lien Act trust valid in bankruptcy

    Alberta Court of Appeal finds Builders’ Lien Act trust valid in bankruptcy
    In its recent decision of Iona Contractors Ltd. v Guarantee Company of North America,[1] a divided (2:1) Court of Appeal held that a payment obligation of an owner to a bankrupt general contractor was subject to a valid trust under...
Rank this Week: 994

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: 1027

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: 1057

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
  • Aug 3

    Recent Acquisitions, July 27 – August 3, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, July 27 – August 3, 2015
    24 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 12 from 2015: HJ 197 G675 2013 Governance and finance of metropolitan areas in federal systems Oxford University Press, 2013 xii, 372 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm K…
  • Jul 30

    A Brush with History: Where were you when Louis Riel was tried?

    A Brush with History: Where were you when Louis Riel was tried?
    Deeds are not accomplished in a few days, or in a few hours. A century is only a spoke in the wheel of everlasting time – Louis Riel Two years ago, on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John … Continue reading →
  • Jul 27

    Recent Acquisitions, July 20 – July 27, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, July 20 – July 27, 2015
    77 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 21 from 2015: Clearing the Plains : disease, politics of starvation,… Daschuk, James W. 1961- E 78 C2 D37 2013 Clearing the Plains : disease, politics of starvation, and…
Rank this Week: 1159

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 16

    Will Your Tech E&O Insurance Cover Your Retention of Someone Else’s Electronic Data?

    Will Your Tech E&O Insurance Cover Your Retention of Someone Else’s Electronic Data?
      The following was written by my good friend Scott Godes. While Scott may be intellectually dishonest, he is an effective advocate and counselor to his policyholder clients. Thanks Scott. Court Offers Narrow Interpretation of…
  • May 15

    SCOTUS TO DECIDE STANDING: WILL CYBER BREACH PLAINTIFFS BE TOLD TO TAKE A SEAT?

    SCOTUS TO DECIDE STANDING: WILL CYBER BREACH PLAINTIFFS BE TOLD TO TAKE A SEAT?
    On April 27, 2015, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari on the seminal question of whether a putative class of consumers’ allegations of statutory violations under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”),…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 1173

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1209

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: 1217

IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1248

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Jul 19

    Status Certificate Liability – Cost Ramification

    Status Certificate Liability – Cost Ramification
    In a previous blog post, we reviewed the Court of Appeal’s decision in Orr v. MTCC 1056, where the condominium corporation and a unit purchaser’s lawyers were found equally liable
  • Jul 19

    Electronic Signatures Permitted in Ontario Real Estate Document

    Electronic Signatures Permitted in Ontario Real Estate Document
    Effective July 1, 2015 an amendment to the Electronic Commerce Act makes it legal for parties to sign agreements of purchase and sale and other documents that create or transfer
  • Jul 19

    Enforcing Pet Restrictions in Condominium

    Enforcing Pet Restrictions in Condominium
    Many pet owners who have breached the pet restrictions in their condominium documents will go to great lengths to keep their pet when the condominium corporation takes steps to enforce
Rank this Week: 1306

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
  • Jul 30

    The SCC Monitor (30/07/2015)

    The SCC Monitor (30/07/2015)
    A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Canadian Appeals MonitorBy Kate Findlay Following our last post, the Supreme Court has released its decision in Strickland v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 37. The Court’s decision…
  • Jul 28

    More Than One Way To Skin A Privacy Breach: The Ontario Court of Appeal ‘s Decision in Hopkins v. Kay

    More Than One Way To Skin A Privacy Breach: The Ontario Court of Appeal ‘s Decision in Hopkins v. Kay
    By Justin Nasseri Background Earlier this year, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in Hopkins v. Kay, 2015 ONCA 112, in which it held that the mere existence of a legislative scheme to address privacy-related breaches of…
  • Jul 16

    Liability for Opinions: Omnicare’s Lessons for Canadian Securities Lawyer

    Liability for Opinions: Omnicare’s Lessons for Canadian Securities Lawyer
    By Mira Novek When might a wrong opinion give rise to prospectus misrepresentation? The U.S. Supreme Court recently addressed this question in its much-anticipated decision in Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry…
Rank this Week: 1345

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: 1382

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: 1521

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/
  • Jul 29

    Introducing the Condominium Management Standards Act, 2015 — Part 2: Early Step

    Introducing the Condominium Management Standards Act, 2015 — Part 2: Early Step
    In this second instalment of our close examination of the proposed new Condominium Management Standards Act, 2015, we look at the steps taken by the condo managers themselves to improve standards, forming the genesis of a true self-regulated…
  • Jul 26

    Introducing the Condominium Management Standards Act, 2015 — Part 1: Context

    Introducing the Condominium Management Standards Act, 2015 — Part 1: Context
    Condo manager licensing and regulation is the focus of our first in-depth examination of the changes proposed in Bill 106 (Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015). This is a natural choice considering that manager licensing and regulation…
  • Jun 1

    Condo law reform bill introduced

    Condo law reform bill introduced
    The Province of Ontario has rolled out proposed new legislation to reform the existing Condominium Act, 1998 and establish mandatory licensing and regulation of condo managers. Following a careful review and elaborate public consultation…
Rank this Week: 1588