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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Oct 1

    Guidance on Neighbouring Right

    Guidance on Neighbouring Right
    Neighbouring rights rarely get much judicial review so the case of Re: Sound v. Fitness Industry Council of Canada 2014 FCA 48 gives some insight as to this regime. Neighbouring rights[1], rights near to copyright, in this context are rights…
  • Oct 1

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. McKesson Canada Corporation v.…
  • Oct 1

    LPM Initiatives at Large Law Firms: The Road Ahead

    LPM Initiatives at Large Law Firms: The Road Ahead
    Many large law firms in Canada and the U.S. have begun to implement legal project management initiatives, albeit with varying degrees of success. Jim Hassett’s latest book – Client Value and Law Firm Profitability –…
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: 42

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Supreme Court of Canada Hearings Calendar for October 2014

    Supreme Court of Canada Hearings Calendar for October 2014
    The Supreme Court of Canada has published its calendar of appeal hearings for October 2014.To find out more about any particular case, the Court's website has a section that allows users to find docket information, case summaries as well…
  • Sep 29

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title
    The list of new library titles added to the Supreme Court of Canada collection for the period of September 1-15, 2014 is now available on the Court website.The web page explains: "The Supreme Court of Canada Library lends materials…
  • Sep 29

    CBC Cross Country Checkup Radio Show on Future of Librarie

    CBC Cross Country Checkup Radio Show on Future of Librarie
    Yesterday afternoon, CBC Radio's Cross Country Checkup devoted its weekly national phone-in program to the topic of What's the future of the library in the age of Google? People who missed it can listen to the archived podcast on the CBC…
Rank this Week: 81

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/
  • Oct 1

    A Royal Inheritance

    A Royal Inheritance
    We all remember when Diana, Princess of Wales died tragically in 1997, leaving the British public devastated, but also leaving estates practitioners perplexed. Diana left a Last Will and Testament in 1993 which was subsequently amended by…
  • Sep 29

    In Search of a Beneficiary

    In Search of a Beneficiary
    Recently at the Practice Gems: Probate Essentials 2014 program held by the Law Society, Ian Hull presented a paper on an estate trustee’s duty to locate unknown and missing beneficiaries with practice tips for how to go about this task.…
  • Sep 29

    Estate Planning for Artist

    Estate Planning for Artist
                                   “[A]rtists leave two bodies, their own, and a body of…
Rank this Week: 90

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: 144

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, October 1, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, October 1, 2014:The challenges of Luka Magnotta's 'not criminally responsible' defenceOntario Labour Ministry blitz finds 42% of companies with interns break law…
  • Sep 30

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, September 30, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, September 30, 2014:Toronto police officer rebuked by judge for fabricating evidenceMadoff son under scrutiny until day he died Lawyer admits records a…
  • Sep 29

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, September 29, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, September 29, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, September 29, 2014:California adopts 'yes means yes' bill aimed at reducing sexual assaultMurder trial of Luka Rocco Magnotta set to begin in Montreal on Monday …
Rank this Week: 164

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: 186

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/
  • Sep 30

    $13,500 Assessment For Soft Tissue Injury Aggravation Of “a Number of Months”

    $13,500 Assessment For Soft Tissue Injury Aggravation Of “a Number of Months”
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, assessing damages for an aggravation of a pre-existing soft tissue injury. In today’s case (Bains v. Park) the Plaintiff was involved in a…
  • Sep 29

    $110,000 Non-Pecunairy Assessment For Chronic Rotator Cuff Injury

    $110,000 Non-Pecunairy Assessment For Chronic Rotator Cuff Injury
    Adding to this site’s archives of pain and suffering awards for shoulder injuries, reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for a chronic rotator cuff injury. In…
  • Sep 26

    $20,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Minor Yet Lingering Soft Tissue Injurie

    $20,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Minor Yet Lingering Soft Tissue Injurie
    Reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for minor, chronic soft tissue injuries. In today’s case (Rosso v. Balubal) the Plaintiff was injured in a 2011 sideswipe…
Rank this Week: 215

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

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

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    The executor has done nothing for six years. What can a beneficiary do?

    The executor has done nothing for six years. What can a beneficiary do?
    Here is a situation that will sound familiar to many of you - an executor who is doing nothing, while an estate sits, waiting. Is there anything a beneficiary can do? Yes! There are options, as I discuss below. Here is a question I recently…
  • Sep 28

    Joan Rivers teaches lesson about termination of life support

    Joan Rivers teaches lesson about termination of life support
    Lawyers and other advisors who work in estate planning will always urge their clients to set up three main planning documents. Those are the will, the Power of Attorney (dealing with property and finances) and a Health Care Directive. Some…
  • Sep 28

    How much can the trustee of a Henson Trust be paid?

    How much can the trustee of a Henson Trust be paid?
    Thousands of Canadians have been named as the trustee of wills and by extension, the trusts set up in those wills. For many, this may include a Henson Trust. This is a type of trust that is created to set aside funds for a disabled person to…
Rank this Week: 232

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 289

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Sep 18

    Can the threat of personal liability stop fluoridation?

    Can the threat of personal liability stop fluoridation?
    Opponents of fluoridation have started to threaten councillors with personal liability for fluoridated water, in the hope of changing municipal policy on water treatment. The province created this problem, and they should fix it.
  • Sep 16

    Class Action for Harming Bees with Neonicotinoid

    Class Action for Harming Bees with Neonicotinoid
    This is the first Canadian class action lawsuit filed for harm caused by Neonicotinoid pesticides, potentially responsible for the worldwide collapse of bee and other pollinator populations.
  • Sep 15

    Dianne is quoted in the Globe on Green Bond

    Dianne is quoted in the Globe on Green Bond
    See Richard Blackwell’s interesting story about Solarshare and Green Bonds in today’s Globe and Mail.
Rank this Week: 295

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 344

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Sep 30

    CASL Video Serie

    CASL Video Serie
      I’m taking part in a 4 part video series about CASL that deals with both Canadian and American perspectives on the anti-spam act. Here are the details: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ How To Avoid The CASL Right Hook  Let’s face it…
  • Sep 24

    Businesses relying more on mobile – is Blackberry still in the game?

    Businesses relying more on mobile – is Blackberry still in the game?
    A BMO poll released today shows the unsurprising result that the business world is becoming more reliant on mobile technology. Lawyers were early adopters of Blackberries, for which email was the killer app.  At our firm there are only a…
  • Sep 17

    Will a smartwatch be on your wrist? 10 things to ponder.

    Will a smartwatch be on your wrist? 10 things to ponder.
    As expected, Apple introduced its Apple Watch (not iWatch) last week with great fanfare. It is actually not a single watch, but a series of watches in 2 sizes and 3 models with various types of bands.  It will be available ……
Rank this Week: 395

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/
Rank this Week: 398

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/
  • Sep 28

    B.C. Court of Appeal Overturns Trial Judgement in Sabey v. Rommel

    B.C. Court of Appeal Overturns Trial Judgement in Sabey v. Rommel
    The British Columbia Court of Appeal overturned the trial judge’s decision to award the plaintiff, Jesse Sabey, the horse farm that had been owned by his friends Kim and Dietrich von Hopffgarten, in Sabey v. Rommel, 2014 BCCA 360.Jesse…
  • Sep 20

    Termination of Statutory Property Guardianship

    Termination of Statutory Property Guardianship
    I have written two previous posts on British Columbia’s new statutory property guardianship legislation and regulation coming into effect on December 1, 2014, the first dealing with the procedures for issuing a certificate of incapacity…
  • Sep 14

    Kimberly Wallis Speaking About Rectification at Okanagan Wills and Trusts CBA Section Meeting

    Kimberly Wallis Speaking About Rectification at Okanagan Wills and Trusts CBA Section Meeting
    My partner Kim Wallis will be speaking this Wednesday, September 17, 2014, on the topic of rectification including the new provision, section 59, in the Wills, Estates and Succession Act on rectification of wills, to the Okanagan Wills and…
Rank this Week: 453

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/
  • Sep 26

    OSC publish annual compliance report for dealers, advisers and IFM

    OSC publish annual compliance report for dealers, advisers and IFM
    The Ontario Securities Commission yesterday published an annual report for dealers, advisers and investment fund managers that, among other things (i) sets out key policy initiatives impacting registrants; (ii) provides an overview…
  • Sep 26

    CSA undertake research on mutual fund fee

    CSA undertake research on mutual fund fee
    On September 19, the Canadian Securities Administrators announced two research initiatives to review Canada's mutual fund fee structure. The first will involve collecting and reviewing data on whether sales and trailing commissions influence…
  • Sep 25

    AMF issues its 2014 report for the Continuous Disclosure Review Program

    AMF issues its 2014 report for the Continuous Disclosure Review Program
    The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) recently released an Activity Report setting out the results of its latest review of the compliance and general quality of continuous disclosure. The AMF’s report highlights the…
Rank this Week: 457

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Sep 2

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage
    In most wrongful dismissal cases, the court is required to address the trifecta of issues: What is the applicable period of reasonable notice of termination to which the terminated employee is entitled following an application of the usual…
  • Aug 29

    Entitlement to Bonus Payments on Termination

    Entitlement to Bonus Payments on Termination
    Employers will sometimes include language such as the employee will only receive a bonus if he or she is employed on the date the bonus is paid out. Courts have shown some reluctance to enforce such arrangements. The issue was recently…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 496

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: 538

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

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

    News Roundup - October 1, 2014

    News Roundup - October 1, 2014
    CanadaGovernment ordered to pay Caledonia developer's legal costs for tax battle over settlement, The National Post TDSB loses appeal to enter private partnership and build artificial turf field and seasonal dome, The Globe and MailNorthern…
  • Sep 30

    McKercher, BLG lawyer recognized for pro bono work

    McKercher, BLG lawyer recognized for pro bono work
    A Saskatchewan law firm, a Calgary lawyer, and an Ontario program have received awards for their commitment to providing pro bono services to low-income individuals needing legal help.The 2014 Canadian National Pro Bono Awards were…
  • Sep 30

    News Roundup - September 30, 2014

    News Roundup - September 30, 2014
    CanadaLaw enforcement urged to avoid using terrorist terminology and linking it to Muslim community, The ProvinceFocus placed on Luka Magnotta's state of mind at murder trial, Montreal GazetteCrown case weakens as man accused of shooting…
Rank this Week: 545

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: 547

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
  • Oct 1

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-30

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-30
    CRTC to Netflix: Since you won't co-operate, we'll ignore you http://t.co/4nFPQbSKDk -> CRTC to study 'discriminatory' cellphone roaming rates http://t.co/ycurhRj1Du -> Facebook ads are about to start following you around…
  • Sep 30

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-29
    The fate of once-mighty Nortel’s last billions lies in the hands of two men http://t.co/q8XY0vppiY -> Canada, EU leaders sign CETA pact despite German concerns http://t.co/16XIbcrLmh -> App is like Instagram for medical…
  • Sep 29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-28
    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-09-27: Life After CASL – Now What? http://t.co/SX5SVYnUOV ->… http://t.co/LQLP9QUjTI -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-09-27…
Rank this Week: 570

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Oct 1

    Presentation: The legal response to cyber-bullying

    Presentation: The legal response to cyber-bullying
    This week, I led an internal McInnes Cooper continuing professional development session on cyberbullying and the legal response to it.In case this is of interest to readers, here is the presentation:
  • Oct 1

    Presentation: Canada's Anti-spam law and University Conference Service

    Presentation: Canada's Anti-spam law and University Conference Service
    I had the pleasure of giving a presentation at the annual conference of the Canadian University and College Conference Organizers Association about the impact of Canada's Anti-Spam law on how they carry on their operations. The good news is…
  • Sep 30

    Telus issues its first "Transparency Report" on government data demand

    Telus issues its first "Transparency Report" on government data demand
    Full points to Telus for joining Rogers as the first Canadian telcos to issue a transparency report. The Report for 2013 [PDF] summarizes the disclosures of customer information made by Telus in broad categories:Court Orders/ Subpoenas**Court…
Rank this Week: 579

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 583

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: 642

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/
  • Sep 29

    U.S. employer refuses to pay Canadian employee’s wage

    U.S. employer refuses to pay Canadian employee’s wage
    When a U.S. employer refuses to pay a Canadian employee’s wage and claims they are not within the jurisdiction to file a claim, the employee has options.  The foundation of an employer/employee relationship is that in exchange for…
  • Sep 25

    Your work is eliminated and you have a new role offer

    Your work is eliminated and you have a new role offer
    A situation can arise where your job is eliminated and the employee is offered a different role with the same wage. The problem is that this new position has the potential to cause health complications. Other factors such as age and the…
  • Sep 25

    An employee’s legal rights to disability payment

    An employee’s legal rights to disability payment
    An injury or health complication can cause an employee to seek disability payments and/or modified work. Where disability plays a role, the insurance company is responsible to make payments to the employee.  Suddenly payments stop and…
Rank this Week: 692

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: 725

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: 735

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Sep 22

    Guest Post: Spousal Support: Heads She Wins, Tails He Lose

    Guest Post: Spousal Support: Heads She Wins, Tails He Lose
    I have been a fan of Ontario lawyer/writer KAREN SELICK (karenselick.com) for many years and appreciate her “tell-it-like-it-is” approach to some of Canada’s absurd laws. Karen wrote the piece below on spousal support…
  • Sep 18

    Debunking the Myths About Canada’s Proposed Prostitution Law

    Debunking the Myths About Canada’s Proposed Prostitution Law
    The Harper government’s new prostitution Bill C-36, The Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act, has polarized stakeholders as evidenced in the ongoing hearings before the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee,…
  • Sep 11

    Divorce Fraud Leads to 17 years in Prison

    Divorce Fraud Leads to 17 years in Prison
    California businessman Steven Zinnel, age 50, thought he could get away with cheating his wife, his two teenage children, and the bankruptcy court, but he was wrong….boy was he wrong! Zinnel and his wife, of Gold River, separated in…
Rank this Week: 765

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Sep 28

    Invite users to your audit on the fly

    Invite users to your audit on the fly
    Compliance is a team sport. To ensure your operations are compliant, you need everyone on the same page and working towards the same goal. That is why Nimonik has moved away from per user (or per seat) charges and provides unlimited users on…
  • Sep 25

    Smart Compliance Audits with Jump Question

    Smart Compliance Audits with Jump Question
    Nimonik is thrilled to announce a new feature on NimonikApp.com and Nimonik Audit for iPad and iPhone: Smart Audits with Jump Questions. Audits and inspections can now contain logic, allowing you to skip questions based on your responses to…
  • Sep 24

    Pollution in emerging economies, the example of Ghana in West Africa

    Pollution in emerging economies, the example of Ghana in West Africa
    Many emerging economies have a tremendous number of environmental problems, including, but not limited to, air pollution, drinking-water contamination, sanitation and waste management, industrial waste and depletion of natural resources. The…
Rank this Week: 777

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: 823

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Aug 27

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

    CIPO’s acceptable wares and services entries: added to TMClass, made Trilateral friendly
    CIPO has announced two interesting changes regarding its Wares and Services Manual. TMClass First, CIPO-approved entries have now been added to TMClass, a multi-jurisdictional database of acceptable goods and services claims maintained…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 891

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 25

    Need to brush up on your legislative research skills?

    Need to brush up on your legislative research skills?
    Unless you do legislative research on a regular basis, it's easy to get a little rusty. But here's your chance to refresh your skills with tips and strategies from the pros, Tracy McLean and Alex McNeur of Courthouse Libraries BC.A free…
  • Sep 24

    CBA's Legal Futures Report: Opportunities for Law Librarians?

    CBA's Legal Futures Report: Opportunities for Law Librarians?
    Almost missed posting about this, but remembered in the nick of time...CALL is organizing a Twitter discussion on the CBA Legal Futures report and its opportunities for law librarians. CBA Past-President Fred Headon will participate in the…
  • 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).
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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/
  • Oct 1

    Carpe Carp

    Carpe Carp
    Just how exactly did an invasive species known as the Asian carp manage to clog up many of America's rivers and lakes? It turns out state planning had something to do with that. Watch the Vice News video below from...
  • Oct 1

    Spain and Scotland (and Quebec)

    Spain and Scotland (and Quebec)
    With independence votes in the air, it would seem natural that Catalonia wants a vote. But now a court has effectively suspended it. If there is a lesson Spain should learn from Scotalnd and Quebec, it is that is is...
  • Oct 1

    Potato Salad Anyone?

    Potato Salad Anyone?
    How much money do you need to make a potato salad? If you are using Kickstarter, then $55,000 ought to do the trick!
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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…
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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…
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CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Aug 24

    Congress Proposes Bill Protecting Student Data

    Congress Proposes Bill Protecting Student Data
    While the protection of private data contained within student records is not a new concern, advances in technology and the accompanying headlines of data breach have caused Congress to reconsider the issue. The Family Educational Rights and…
  • 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…
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Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
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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
  • Sep 22

    Recent Acquisitions, September 15 – September 22, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, September 15 – September 22, 2014
    44 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 16 from 2014: Intergroup relations in the southern plateau Anastasio, Angelo, 1914- E 78 N77 A53 1955 Intergroup relations in the southern plateau 1955 iv, 124 leaves : ill.,…
  • Sep 22

    Recent Acquisitions, September 15 – September 22, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, September 15 – September 22, 2014
    44 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 16 from 2014: Intergroup relations in the southern plateau Anastasio, Angelo, 1914- E 78 N77 A53 1955 Intergroup relations in the southern plateau 1955 iv, 124 leaves : ill.,…
  • Sep 15

    ‘Road to Justice’ Exhibit in Osgoode Library Examines Historical Discriminatory Treatment of Immigrants in Canada

    ‘Road to Justice’ Exhibit in Osgoode Library Examines Historical Discriminatory Treatment of Immigrants in Canada
    Road to Justice, a new exhibit which opens today in the Osgoode Library, documents the historical discriminatory treatment of Chinese Canadians and other immigrants of colour in Canada, the communities’ triumph over racism and the…
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IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
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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…]
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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
  • Sep 29

    This Week at the SCC (26/09/2014)

    This Week at the SCC (26/09/2014)
    A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Opinions Group of McCarthy Tétrault LLPBy Anthony Alexander The Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal in one case, and refused leave in several other cases, likely to…
  • Sep 24

    Insider Trading: Securities Commission to Think Twice About Excessive Sanctions and Speculation

    Insider Trading: Securities Commission to Think Twice About Excessive Sanctions and Speculation
    By Kate Findlay In a rare appellate court decision, the Court of Appeal in Walton v. Alberta (Securities Commission), 2014 ABCA 273, has set aside a decision by the Alberta Securities Commission and has held that any monetary penalties levied…
  • Sep 23

    This Week at the SCC (19/09/2014)

    This Week at the SCC (19/09/2014)
    A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Opinions Group of McCarthy Tétrault LLPBy Brandon Kain The Supreme Court of Canada released judgment this week in a trilogy of cases of interest to Canadian businesses and…
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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)…
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Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Sep 24

    Another Class Action Against a Condominium Developer

    Another Class Action Against a Condominium Developer
    Class action lawsuits against condo developers seem to be on the rise. We have previously blogged about class actions relating to falling glass from condominiums and faulty balcony railings. The Toronto Star recently reported that a new class…
  • Sep 23

    Pet Owner v. Condominium Corporation – Another Court Case

    Pet Owner v. Condominium Corporation – Another Court Case
    In a recent Alberta case, Condominium Plan No. 762 1302 v. Stebbing, the condominium corporation was unsuccessful in its attempt to have a cat removed from the property.  The condominium by-laws provided that no animal or pet was…
  • Sep 16

    Breakfast at Your Desk Webinar: September 23

    Breakfast at Your Desk Webinar: September 23
    Please join us for this complimentary webinar discussing: Workplace Accommodation and Mental Illness: A New Challenge, A Different Approach Tuesday, September 23, 2014 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (EDT) Click here to register Login details and a…
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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…
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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/
  • Sep 3

    Learn to terminate condo corporations like a pro

    Learn to terminate condo corporations like a pro
    It is estimated that almost 9,000 condo corporations have been created in Ontario since 1967, but no more than a half dozen have ever been terminated. To explore a relatively obscure but increasingly important area of our condo law, the Real…
  • Aug 29

    Condo Act reformer moves on to new challenge

    Condo Act reformer moves on to new challenge
    After this long weekend, many of us following Ontario’s Condo Act Review process will refocus on the imminent tabling of a draft new Condo Act. Those involved in the review process found it to be an innovative and interesting one that…
  • 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…
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