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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 19

    “Sympathies” Alone Insufficient to Form Terrorist Plot

    “Sympathies” Alone Insufficient to Form Terrorist Plot
    An Ontario pathologist who was arrested on terrorism charges was acquitted today in R. v. Sher. Dr. Khurrum Sher, a graduate of McGill University who was working at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital in St. Thomas, Ont., visited…
  • Aug 19

    Habits and Shortcut

    Habits and Shortcut
    My Dad, a big old gruff softie farmer from central Alberta hates (is terribly afraid of) mice. Squeeks like one when he sees them indoors, the sweetheart. I dislike the mouse that is attached to my computer when I have to take my hands off of…
  • Aug 19

    Courthouse Libraries BC Announces Service Reduction

    Courthouse Libraries BC Announces Service Reduction
    Read the full article here. . . . [more]
Rank this Week: 29

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 40

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Library Boy on Hiatus During Month of August

    Library Boy on Hiatus During Month of August
    I will be taking a sabbatical in August.Back after Labour Day.
  • Jul 30

    Indexes As Necessary as Ever in Electronic Age

    Indexes As Necessary as Ever in Electronic Age
    Susannah Tredwell, librarian at Davies LLP in Vancouver and fellow member of CALL (Canadian Association of Law Libraries), wrote a piece last week on Slaw.ca about the continuing value of indexes: It is sometimes assumed that a book that is…
  • Jul 28

    Recent Legislative Summaries from Library of Parliament

    Recent Legislative Summaries from Library of Parliament
    The Library of Parliament has recently published a number of legislative summaries describing federal bills:Bill C-17: An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act: "Bill C - 17, an Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act ( alternative title:…
Rank this Week: 80

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/
  • Aug 19

    How to protect your children from “Affluenza”

    How to protect your children from “Affluenza”
    People from varying age groups, countries and walks of life were all shocked last week when the news broke of Robin Williams’ unexpected death. Despite living with his own personal battles, Mr. Williams made the lives of others happier…
  • Aug 18

    Where There is a Will There is a Way

    Where There is a Will There is a Way
    We have all heard the story of the shoemaker’s children, where the shoemaker, so preoccupied with making shoes for the town’s feet, forgets to address his own family’s needs. The shoemaker keeps putting ‘make my family…
  • Aug 14

    Bringing Awareness to Death

    Bringing Awareness to Death
    I recently came across two vastly different approaches with respect  to increasing awareness around death.  As this is an obvious foray into estates, these activities clearly shed light on estate planning and end of life decisions.…
Rank this Week: 88

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/
  • Aug 19

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, August 19, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, August 19, 2014: Despite Supreme Court turndown raw milk activist won’t pay fine | Better Farming Report into Lac-Megantic tragedy to be released today…
  • Aug 18

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, August 18, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, August 18, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, August 18, 2014:Canadian doctors’ groups refuse to take part in federal government’s ‘political’ anti-drug campaign Autopsy Shows Michael…
  • Aug 15

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headlines for Friday, August 15, 2014

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headlines for Friday, August 15, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Friday, August 15, 2014:The laws do not protect lies; Toronto police chief accepts apology from Doug Ford'I wish I could live here': Reserve removes those who marry non-Mohawks…
Rank this Week: 168

Law is Cool

Law is Cool

Law school blog and podcast from Canada.

http://lawiscool.com
  • Jul 13

    Can we balance work and our personal life?

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

    by Stephanie Hannah

    by Stephanie Hannah
  • Jul 8

    My Clio Day

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

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

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

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Aug 18

    Plaintiff Ordered To Produce Credit Card Statements In ICBC Brain Injury Claim

    Plaintiff Ordered To Produce Credit Card Statements In ICBC Brain Injury Claim
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, ordering a Plaintiff in an injury lawsuit to disclose credit card statements for a span of several years. In today’s case (Jermana v. Kananga) the…
  • Aug 18

    Quickscribe 2.0 Now Live With “Expert Annotation”

    Quickscribe 2.0 Now Live With “Expert Annotation”
      Quickscribe, BC’s premier service for tracking legislative changes in the Province, has now launched their updated online version which provides many new features including legislative annotations from ‘experts’ in…
  • Aug 14

    Welcome CBC Radio Vancouver Listener

    Welcome CBC Radio Vancouver Listener
    Yesterday I had the pleasure of being interviewed by CBC Radio’s Jeremy Allingham on the topic of expert witness advocacy in personal injury lawsuits. For those visiting this site for the first time welcome!  If you are looking for…
Rank this Week: 213

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/
  • Aug 19

    Can an executor proceed to divide household goods when one beneficiary keeps delaying?

    Can an executor proceed to divide household goods when one beneficiary keeps delaying?
    An executor's job isn't easy at the best of times, but having a beneficiary who drags his feet doesn't help. Recently a reader wrote to me to ask about an executor's options when a beneficiary delays. Here is his note and my…
  • Aug 18

    Why giving your grown children an allowance may make financial sense

    Why giving your grown children an allowance may make financial sense
    Seniors who are in the midst of their estate planning like to consider all of their options. When they hold an estate that is quite large, one of those options is giving money to the children while the parents are still alive. This already…
  • Aug 14

    Can an executor sell a property to his friend without telling the beneficiaries?

    Can an executor sell a property to his friend without telling the beneficiaries?
    A comment left by a reader touched on the subject of an executor selling an estate property to a friend. Many beneficiaries are concerned when they see an executor undertaking transactions with estate assets when the transactions don't appear…
Rank this Week: 225

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 282

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Aug 12

    Regulatory tweak on export control

    Regulatory tweak on export control
    The federal government  has tweaked the regulations it uses,  under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA 1999), to control which polluting substances can be exported from Canada. The new rules reduce redundancy,…
  • Aug 11

    As minimum fines get higher, is there a work-around?

    As minimum fines get higher, is there a work-around?
    As minimum fines on multiple charges lead to increasingly unfair results, defence counsel, and occasionally judges, are looking for ways to reconcile the law with what they consider to be just results. Earlier this year, the Ontario…
  • Aug 7

    Canada lags US in protecting endangered Sage-Grouse

    Canada lags US in protecting endangered Sage-Grouse
    In July, the US Fish and Wildlife Service launched a website to “communicate the breadth of the ongoing conservation actions underway to support Greater Sage-Grouse and the sage brush habitat the bird and 350 other species need.”…
Rank this Week: 292

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 16

    More Fuss About a Red Bus?

    More Fuss About a Red Bus?
    Here's another "red bus" picture to possibly fuss about. This one is on the cover of a CD collection from super respectable record label Deutsche Grammophon.More about "red bus" copyright issues can be found here... I stumbled across…
  • Aug 9

    How to Minimize Music and Maximize Profits – Do Moral Rights Matter?

    How to Minimize Music and Maximize Profits – Do Moral Rights Matter?
    A Calgary radio station, 90.3AMP,  has been playing condensed versions of popular songs. The station using a third party named Sparknet to shorten the songs.  Here and here and here’s some coverage.Just to think – maybe…
  • Aug 7

    As Plagiarism is Becoming Seriouser and Seriouser...

    As Plagiarism is Becoming Seriouser and Seriouser...
     "Democratic Montana Senator John Walsh is dropping his campaign for office amid allegations he plagiarized part of a university paper he wrote in 2007." See this report and many others....HPKPS - with apologies to Lewis Carroll:
Rank this Week: 337

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Aug 15

    CASL-cure provides a CASL solution

    CASL-cure provides a CASL solution
    Perhaps the most difficult compliance challenge arising from CASL – the new Canadian anti-spam law – is how to deal with one-off emails sent by individual employees.  A new online service called CASL-cure provides an…
  • Aug 13

    Wipe your car before you sell it

    Wipe your car before you sell it
    I’m in the process of buying a new car, and realized that when we get rid of a car we should think about more than just cleaning out the glove box and taking the snowbrush out of the trunk. A list of data ……
  • Aug 6

    Russian hackers amass 1.2 billion username/password combination

    Russian hackers amass 1.2 billion username/password combination
    A New York Times story says that: “A Russian crime ring has amassed the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials, including 1.2 billion user name and password combinations and more than 500 million email…
Rank this Week: 388

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 25

    RIP: Professor Emeritus (Queens U. Law) and Labour Law Giant Bernie Adell

    RIP: Professor Emeritus (Queens U. Law) and Labour Law Giant Bernie Adell
    Very sad news today that a labour law giant has passed away.  Professor Bernie Adell, former Dean of Queens Law School, passed away this week while visiting his daughter in Japan. RIP Bernie Adell: A Labour Law Giant   So many great…
  • Jul 23

    Congratulations to My Amazing Spouse as She Enters U. Ottawa Law’s Honour Society!

    Congratulations to My Amazing Spouse as She Enters U. Ottawa Law’s Honour Society!
    Okay this isn’t about the law of work actually, but it is about the spouse of a Law of Work blogger.  My spouse (May Cheng), actually.  We first met at the British Columbia Call to Bar ceremony for out of province lawyers back…
  • Jul 21

    City of Guelph Locks Out It’s Bus Driver

    City of Guelph Locks Out It’s Bus Driver
    People in Guelph are walking, biking, scootering, or driving to work this morning.  There’s no buses on the road thanks to a decision of the City to lock out its transit workers. The lockout follows a second rejected proposed…
Rank this Week: 394

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/
  • Aug 6

    Changes to Canadian Charitable Donation Tax Credits for Charitable Gifts on Death

    Changes to Canadian Charitable Donation Tax Credits for Charitable Gifts on Death
    In the 2014 Budget, the Federal Government has proposed changes to the treatment of charitable gifts in wills or beneficiary designations. Essentially, if you include a gift to a charity in your will, under the new tax law, the gift will…
  • Aug 4

    Should Professional Trustees be Held to a Higher Standard?

    Should Professional Trustees be Held to a Higher Standard?
    In view of the complexity and time that may be required to administer an estate or act as trustee of a trust, it sometimes makes good sense to appoint a professional trustee to act as executor of a will or as a trustee in a trust (for…
  • Jul 19

    Trustees' Duty to Diversify Investment

    Trustees' Duty to Diversify Investment
    The British Columbia Court of Appeal removed a trustee for lending all of the trust funds in one trust to a related trust, finding that the investment was an improvident one. In reaching its decision in Miles v.Vince, 2014 BCCA 289, the Court…
Rank this Week: 450

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/
  • Aug 19

    AMF extends comment period on draft derivatives data reporting regulation

    AMF extends comment period on draft derivatives data reporting regulation
    The period to provide comments on Quebec’s draft Regulation to amend Regulation 91-507 respecting Trade Repositories and Derivatives Data Reporting, which was initially set to expire on August 2, 2014, has been extended…
  • Aug 15

    A closer look at investment fund modernization

    A closer look at investment fund modernization
    Darin Renton and Nick Badeen -  The Canadian Securities Administrators recently announced the adoption of final amendments that will implement certain aspects of Phase 2 of the Modernization of Investment Fund Product Regulation Project…
  • Aug 15

    OSC releases 2014 annual report

    OSC releases 2014 annual report
    The Ontario Securities Commission recently released its 2014 annual report, which provides an overview of the OSC's key accomplishments over the course of the last year in relation to its stated goals. Among other things, the report notes…
Rank this Week: 452

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Aug 8

    Dangers of Fixed Term Contract

    Dangers of Fixed Term Contract
    Fixed term contracts can be valuable tools for managing short term or temporary assignments, but can be dangerous and costly to employers. There are many ways that these types of employment arrangements can go sideways with significant…
  • Jul 21

    Summary Judgment Trend Continues in Employment Case

    Summary Judgment Trend Continues in Employment Case
    A little less than a month ago, I wrote about Summary Judgment, Retirement and Statutory Severance Pay and the Ontario case of Kimball v Windsor Raceway Inc, 2014 ONSC 3286 (CanLII). This is not the first time I have written about this on…
  • Jul 18

    When is a Resignation a Voluntary Resignation?

    When is a Resignation a Voluntary Resignation?
    Answering this question is, sometimes, not easy. The issue was most recently discussed by the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta in Geddes v Silvestri Holdings Inc, 2014 ABQB 416 (CanLII), a case in which the court was required to…
Rank this Week: 487

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Jun 28

    Protected: bob’s stuff

    Protected: bob’s stuff
    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. [Click on title above to read the full post]
  • Jun 8

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    haswell – not much of a tock, is it? at least not for desktop. http://t.co/Z4WytI0cnO 2013-06-02 analysis of carbon footprint of a tesla s. not as green as i thought, but still pretty good. http://t.co/6fPPVFnNzA 2013-06-02 better…
  • Jun 1

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    for the next time someone says you don't need project controls aren't because of agile. http://t.co/RhdKFAr58d 2013-05-27 quebec cracks down on airbnb. or rather those who rent out their home using airbnb. http://t.co/fU22acDtHs 2013-05-27…
Rank this Week: 530

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: 542

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 19

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-18

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-18
    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-17: Copyhype Friday’s Endnotes – 08/15/14 http://t.co/v52BehIhTF… http://t.co/xVbRDKnIED -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-17 http://t.co/25v6ic70qy…
  • Aug 18

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-17

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-17
    Copyhype Friday’s Endnotes – 08/15/14 http://t.co/v52BehIhTF -> CASL-cure provides a CASL solution http://t.co/JA9gH65Tjy -> Warner Bros. Wins Appeal Over Fictional Technology in 'Dark Knight Rises' http://t.co/2HZRwg2zVo…
  • Aug 17

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-08-16

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-08-16
    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-08-09: blogged: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for… http://t.co/3XxrK8PPt0 -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-08-09 http://t.co/2WZmkKtRTg ->…
Rank this Week: 563

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 573

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Jul 27

    Ontario court to hear telcos' challenge of police request for "tower dumps" including info on 40,000+ customer

    Ontario court to hear telcos' challenge of police request for "tower dumps" including info on 40,000+ customer
    An Ontario court has agreed to hear a Charter challenge brought by Rogers and Telus in response to a police request for "tower dumps" with records on over 40,000 calls or customers. The police subsequently withdrew its request, but the judge…
  • Jul 10

    Privacy Commissioner cautions insurers about the use of genetic testing

    Privacy Commissioner cautions insurers about the use of genetic testing
    The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has today released a policy statement on genetic testing and the insurance industry. Essentially, the document says to tread carefully, but the subtext clearly is much more negative towards the…
  • Jul 8

    Catherine Tully appointed new FOIPOP Review Officer of Nova Scotia

    Catherine Tully appointed new FOIPOP Review Officer of Nova Scotia
    The Nova Scotia government has just announced the appointment of the new FOIPOP Review Officer for Nova Scotia, Catherine Tully. Here's the media release: New FOIPOP Review Officer Appointed | novascotia.caNew FOIPOP Review Officer…
Rank this Week: 574

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 19

    Chambers being held unlawfully in U.S. jail

    Chambers being held unlawfully in U.S. jail
    The prisoner-transfer case involving former British Columbia lawyer Martin Chambers caught in an FBI-RCMP Florida money-laundering sting dubbed “Bermuda Short” in 2003, is revealing a major chink in the federal government…
  • Aug 19

    News Roundup - August 19, 2014

    News Roundup - August 19, 2014
    CanadaQuebec Superior Court judge orders operator of seniors’ residences to pay woman damages, Montreal GazetteAccused terrorist conspirator awaiting court decision, Ottawa CitizenKamloops teachers’ union cited by WorkSafeBC for…
  • Aug 18

    Non-lawyer ordered to shut down court strategy web site

    Non-lawyer ordered to shut down court strategy web site
    If it looks like legal services, it probably is legal services, a judge found last week in issuing an injunction against a non-lawyer who argued he was simply providing clients with his own intellectual property.On Aug. 11, Superior Court…
Rank this Week: 575

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: 634

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/
  • Aug 15

    Is Mandatory Retirement Legal?

    Is Mandatory Retirement Legal?
    Every employee is entitled to be protected and accommodated according to the law, based on certain grounds.  Two grounds for discrimination leave employees wondering what their legal rights are; age discrimination and sick leave based on…
  • Aug 13

    Ex-employee soliciting former employer clients: is it legal?

    Ex-employee soliciting former employer clients: is it legal?
    In his recent Globe and Mail column, Toronto Employment Lawyer Daniel Lublin, answers some of the most common questions that employers and employees alike have regarding termination of employment. Ex-employees often want to understand whether…
  • Aug 6

    Employment law rights regarding your health benefits and origin of proceeding

    Employment law rights regarding your health benefits and origin of proceeding
    Employment lawyer, Daniel Lublin has answered some essential questions in the Globe and Mail regarding employment law rights. Read his responses to several readers’ questions below: Question: Is an employer legally permitted to reduce…
Rank this Week: 693

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: 728

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: 739

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Aug 18

    Silicon Valley Tycoon Convinces Court His Wife’s Scam is Designed to Avoid Pre-Nup

    Silicon Valley Tycoon Convinces Court His Wife’s Scam is Designed to Avoid Pre-Nup
    Clyde Berg and his brother Carl Berg are two very wealthy men. They developed and built huge campuses for a number of successful Silicon Valley businesses, and sold their firm for $1.3 billion. But the old adage that money does not buy…
  • Aug 15

    Enraged Husband Attacks Wife in Court After Child Support Order Pronounced

    Enraged Husband Attacks Wife in Court After Child Support Order Pronounced
    Catherine Gonzalez, age 23, was forced to go to court to get an order that her husband pay child support, an application that is brought routinely in family law courts across North America, when a parent refuses to pay support voluntarily.…
  • Aug 13

    Why Family Law Lawyers Will Always Bill By the Hour

    Why Family Law Lawyers Will Always Bill By the Hour
    I read a piece in the Huffington Post this week written by Jim Halfens of Divorce Hotel, who argued that it was about time that divorce lawyers charged a fixed fee for the legal work they perform, instead of sticking to the “old…
Rank this Week: 757

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Aug 6

    Corrective Action Visibility Improved in NimonikApp.com

    Corrective Action Visibility Improved in NimonikApp.com
    Based on customer feedback, we have rolled out a new feature that allows you to quickly see all of the outstanding corrective actions or NCRs, organized by Audit. Simply go to your global Audits page and you will see a red icon with the…
  • Jul 24

    Free Food Safety Checklists SQF, IFS, FSSC

    Free Food Safety Checklists SQF, IFS, FSSC
    Nimonik works with many food producers and packagers, in fact we support compliance efforts at America’s second largest bakery, which produces over 5.1 million loafs of bread a week! In addition to bakeries, we work with salmon farms,…
  • Jul 21

    Hotel Inspections App for iPhone and iPad

    Hotel Inspections App for iPhone and iPad
    Keeping your hotel clean and safe is essential. Nimonik works with hotels, bed and breakfasts and other lodging organizations around the world to ensure their rooms and facilities are clean and safe for their employees and guests. With our…
Rank this Week: 768

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
  • Jul 17

    An insurer was time barred from bringing a…

    An insurer was time barred from bringing a loss transfer claim against a second insurer by operation of the doctrine of laches. Zurich Insurance Co. v. TD General Insurance Co., [2014] O.J. No. 2550, May 27, 2014, Ontario Superior Court of…
  • Jul 17

    A broker can crossclaim against an insurer…

    A broker can crossclaim against an insurer where a declaration on the issue of coverage could provide the broker with a complete defence. JBI v. ACE Ina Insurance, [2014] O.J. No. 2615, May 30, 2014, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Master…
  • Jul 17

    The principle that a claim for…

    The principle that a claim for indemnification does not arise, and therefore does not trigger the running of the limitation period, until a request for indemnification is made does not apply if s. 18 of the Limitation Act also applies. Old…
Rank this Week: 815

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Jun 11

    Official Marks Up For Review

    Official Marks Up For Review
    A Private Members Bill was introduced in Canada’s federal parliament yesterday, which, if passed, will result in significant amendments to the official mark provisions in the Trade-marks Act.  Section 9(1)(n)(iii) of that Act…
  • Apr 10

    Fumbling Towards Accession: Canadian government proposes massive trademark law overhaul

    Fumbling Towards Accession: Canadian government proposes massive trademark law overhaul
    This post is the first in a series discussing proposed changes to Canadian trademark law. The Canadian Government dropped a bombshell on the trademark community on March 28, 2014, proposing massive changes to the Canadian Trade-marks Act (the…
  • Feb 6

    Just in time for the Olympics – a Race to the Trademark Podium

    Just in time for the Olympics – a Race to the Trademark Podium
    As we approach the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) has launched a lawsuit against outdoor apparel maker The North Face in the British Columbia Supreme…
Rank this Week: 886

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 5

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for July 2014

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for July 2014
    Just one Quickscribe manual to share this month: BC Local Government Legislation Don't forget, daily updates to provincial statutes and regulations are always available at Quickscribe's BC Legislation Portal (www.bclegislation.ca).
  • Jul 10

    Did you miss this year's CALL conference?

    Did you miss this year's CALL conference?
    If you weren't able to attend this year's CALL conference in Winnipeg (which by all accounts was a big success), the session summaries from the 2014 CALL/ACDB conference are now up - hat tip to Michel-Adrian Sheppard for pointing us to them.…
  • Jun 30

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for June 2014

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for June 2014
    Quickscribe updated three of its legislation manuals this month:RCMP Legislation Crown Counsel Motor Vehicle Legislation BC Family LegislationAs always, you can find daily updates to statutes and regulations at Quickscribe's BC…
Rank this Week: 939

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/
  • Aug 19

    Why (not) Study Law?

    Why (not) Study Law?
    Michael Krauss, who teaches at Geroge Mason University School of Law, my law school, has some advice to incoming first-year law students. Read the whole thing, but his punch line(s) is: Are you interested in pursuing Justice, in making the...
  • Aug 18

    Housing Cost

    Housing Cost
    Anytime you see a city that has expensive housing, one needs only to look for some regulation that keeps them so:
  • Aug 17

    Bad Brief

    Bad Brief
    How do you write a bad brief? Easy! Just follow these 12 simple rules: Make it a “long,” not a brief. ... Throw issues against the wall. ... Flunk the giggle test. ... Commit purposeful errors. ... Make unreasonable arguments....
Rank this Week: 981

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Law library information by Canadian Law Librarian Connie Crosby.

http://conniecrosby.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 18

    Bringing Knowledge Management Benefits to Smaller Law Firms and Law Department

    Bringing Knowledge Management Benefits to Smaller Law Firms and Law Department
    Knowledge Management has been around in larger law firms now for more than 15 years.  Long enough to have evolved, matured, and brought the bigger firms numerous benefits. As these efforts have  touched so many departments inside…
Rank this Week: 988

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/
  • Apr 24

    TN Visa → Green Card Based on Marriage to U.S. Citizen (~4 Month Process)

    TN Visa → Green Card Based on Marriage to U.S. Citizen (~4 Month Process)
    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…
  • Apr 4

    TN Visa Approval - Systems Analyst, Degree Geology/Chemistry

    TN Visa Approval - Systems Analyst, Degree Geology/Chemistry
    TN VisaCase Info.Background:Citizen of Canada.TN Category:Computer Systems AnalystJob title / duties:Informatics Consultant. As the applicant's job title was not specifically Computer Systems Analyst, it was essential to include proof that…
  • Feb 10

    CBP Only Admitting Same-Sex Spouses under B-2 Statu

    CBP Only Admitting Same-Sex Spouses under B-2 Statu
    According to a recent liaison meeting with its Buffalo, NY office, USCBP does not have a formal, national policy in place yet addressing the admission to the U.S. of same-sex spouses who are dependents of individuals holding temporary visa…
Rank this Week: 1095

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Aug 14

    Government Regulators Are Taking A Harder Look… But on Who?

    Government Regulators Are Taking A Harder Look… But on Who?
    Legislative action abound! The nation’s several states have been busy this year attempting to protect the citizenry’s protected personal and private information. This blog previously explored Kentucky’s place as the 47th…
  • Aug 11

    Tangible Property Coverage: The Next Frontier in the Tech Insurance Market

    Tangible Property Coverage: The Next Frontier in the Tech Insurance Market
    In the beginning ​ The emergence of the Internet as a business platform at the end of the nineties also announced the arrival of new risks to organizations. In those early days, there was a widely held belief that the primary concern…
  • Aug 8

    Government Regulators Are Taking A Harder Look… But on Who?

    Government Regulators Are Taking A Harder Look… But on Who?
    Legislative action abound! The nation’s several states have been busy this year attempting to protect the citizenry’s protected personal and private information. This blog previously explored Kentucky’s place as the 47th…
Rank this Week: 1166

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1169

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 18

    Recent Acquisitions, August 11 – August 18, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, August 11 – August 18, 2014
    37 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 33 from 2014: K 1114 M66 2014 Money market funds in the EU and the US : regulation and practice OUP Oxford 2014 xxxii, 374 pages ; 26 cm K … Continue reading →
  • Aug 11

    Alexander Buchanan (1798-1852) and His Books: Part 2: Early Canadian Legal Educacation

    Alexander Buchanan (1798-1852) and His Books: Part 2: Early Canadian Legal Educacation
    In my previous post, I talked about Alexander Buchanan, his place in Canadian history, and his library. In this post, I’d like to talk about one specific book from Buchan’s collection, it’s special place in Osgoode’s…
  • Aug 11

    Recent Acquisitions, August 4 – August 11, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, August 4 – August 11, 2014
    0 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library: Some books have cover images provided by Google. All other data © Osgoode Hall Law School.
Rank this Week: 1224

IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1234

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

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

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013

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

    Tangle toy puzzle

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

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago
    Canadian newspaperman Joseph Coyle invented the humble egg carton nearly one hundred years ago. Coyle was not the first inventor to tackle the problem of transporting eggs safely, but his carton design, which he patented in the US (US1269394)…
Rank this Week: 1319

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: 1325

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
  • Aug 13

    Time to Leave: Supreme Court to Determine Securities Class Action Limitation Period

    Time to Leave: Supreme Court to Determine Securities Class Action Limitation Period
    By Elder Marques and Michael O'Brien The Supreme Court of Canada has granted leave to appeal in a case that will determine how to apply the statutory limitation period for investors in Ontario who decide to sue public issuers and their…
  • Aug 13

    A Costly Choice (of law): Determining the damages available for an extra-territorial tort

    A Costly Choice (of law): Determining the damages available for an extra-territorial tort
    By Brooke MacKenzie The recent UK Supreme Court decision in Cox v Ergo Versicherung AG, [2014] UKSC 22, provides helpful commentary and a potentially persuasive precedent for Canadian courts on issues of choice of law, the distinction between…
  • Aug 8

    A blockbuster decision in contractual interpretation

    A blockbuster decision in contractual interpretation
    By Geoff R. Hall In the world of contractual interpretation, the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Sattva Capital Corp. v. Creston Moly Corp. is a blockbuster. Sattva does three significant things. First, it determines that…
Rank this Week: 1332

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

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

    Bad Faith and the Costs of Ignoring a Court Order

    Bad Faith and the Costs of Ignoring a Court Order
    The Ontario Court of Appeal recently released its much anticipated decision in the ongoing Boily saga. You may recall from previous blog posts that the directors of an Ottawa condo corporation were held in contempt of court for violating a…
  • Aug 14

    CMHC Releases Results from its Condominium Owners Survey (COS)

    CMHC Releases Results from its Condominium Owners Survey (COS)
    The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) recently released the results of its 2013 Condominium Owners Survey. This is the first year CMHC has released the results of such a survey. It is intended to provide an enhanced understanding…
  • Aug 6

    A Guide in What Not To Do: Requisition Meeting

    A Guide in What Not To Do: Requisition Meeting
    While the Condominium Act, 1998 (the “Act”) grants the board of a condominium corporation considerable decision making authority, their power is not unlimited. In Hogan v Metropolitan Toronto Condominium Corp. No. 595, a group of…
Rank this Week: 1405

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: 1479

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 10

    Rejecting meeting requisitions on minor technical grounds is a major foul

    Rejecting meeting requisitions on minor technical grounds is a major foul
    The recent Ontario Superior Court case of Hogan v. MTCC 595 demonstrates that some condo boards have not yet read the memo about being responsive to unit owners and exercising common sense. Headshaker cases like this one are worth…
  • Jun 22

    Microblog posts to June 20, 2014 – Court and Tribunal Roundup

    Microblog posts to June 20, 2014 – Court and Tribunal Roundup
    The first half of 2014 brought a bumper crop of condo-related court and tribunal cases from across Canada.   The race for the top 10 cases of the year is heating up! ONSC nixes unit owner’s case vs condo & bd over…
  • May 19

    Policy prescription for pain-free collection

    Policy prescription for pain-free collection
    Some of the most uncomfortable conversations that condo directors, managers and lawyers have with unit owners take place when owners cannot afford the monthly common expenses for their unit. While it is natural to show compassion to someone…
Rank this Week: 1550