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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 28

    The Rights and Responsibilities of Self-Represented Litigant

    The Rights and Responsibilities of Self-Represented Litigant
    A few years ago I was doing some work for a professional association on guidelines for dealing with litigants without counsel and I was struck by the extent to which some legal professionals regard litigants without counsel as interlopers who…
  • Aug 28

    The Friday Fillip: Getting the Lead Out

    The Friday Fillip: Getting the Lead Out
      For the next while the Friday Fillip will be a chapter in a serialized crime novel, usually followed by a reference you might like to pursue. Both this chapter of the book and the whole story up to this point can be had as PDF files.…
  • Aug 28

    Envy in Law School (Or What I Learned From the Rock This Summer)

    Envy in Law School (Or What I Learned From the Rock This Summer)
    In the summer disaster movie, San Andreas, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s character scours earthquake-rocked California in a helicopter, plane and then speedboat to save his family members from fires and floods. We see him…
Rank this Week: 29

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Aug 25

    Senate Reports Give a Glimpse of Potential Future Digital Policie

    Senate Reports Give a Glimpse of Potential Future Digital Policie
    The trial of Senator Mike Duffy featured several notable revelations last week about the inner workings of the Prime Minister's Office. One of the most important was found in a 2013 memo written by former chief of staff Nigel Wright that…
  • Aug 25

    Senate Reports Give a Glimpse of Potential Future Digital Policie

    Senate Reports Give a Glimpse of Potential Future Digital Policie
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on August 22, 2015 as Senate Reports Give a Glimpse of Potential Future Digital Policies The trial of Senator Mike Duffy featured several notable revelations last week about the inner workings of the Prime…
  • Aug 17

    Premature Capitulation: How Canada Caved at the TPP Talks in Hawaii

    Premature Capitulation: How Canada Caved at the TPP Talks in Hawaii
    Late last month, Canada joined eleven other countries including the United States, Japan, and Australia in Hawaii for what many experts expected would be the final round of negotiations on the Trans Pacific Partnership. According to media…
Rank this Week: 44

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 9

    Library Boy on Vacation

    Library Boy on Vacation
    See you in September! Enjoy the rest of the summer.
  • Aug 6

    Manitoba Law Reform Commission Consultation Report on Presumption of Death Act

    Manitoba Law Reform Commission Consultation Report on Presumption of Death Act
    The Manitoba Law Reform Commission has released its Consultation Report on Improving Manitoba’s Presumption of Death Act. From the Executive Summary:"Presumption of death legislation is not to be confused with survivorship or…
  • Aug 5

    Roundup of SLA Twitter Chat on Knowledge Management

    Roundup of SLA Twitter Chat on Knowledge Management
    The international information professional organization SLA (Special Libraries Association) held a Twitter chat on knowledge management (KM) on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 3 to 4PM Eastern time.The chat dealt with 4 questions: the…
Rank this Week: 84

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 28

    Testamentary Dispositions and Joint Bank Accounts: An Important Lesson

    Testamentary Dispositions and Joint Bank Accounts: An Important Lesson
    In yesterday’s blog post, I discussed a recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision that shows the litigation that can arise between beneficiaries when the deceased dies intestate and uses joint bank accounts as a form of estate…
  • Aug 27

    Think Your Joint Accounts Will Pass Automatically On Your Death? Don’t Bank On It

    Think Your Joint Accounts Will Pass Automatically On Your Death? Don’t Bank On It
    The use of joint accounts as an estate planning tool continues to gain in popularity. For example, parents may create joint bank accounts with their adult children, with the intention that the children receive the remaining balance in the…
  • Aug 25

    The New Trend of Delayed Funeral

    The New Trend of Delayed Funeral
    In today’s fast paced world, time just seems to slip away. More and more, we are putting things off because of our hectic lives. Funeral planning is one common example of this phenomenon. Where it was once the norm to hold a funeral for…
Rank this Week: 93

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

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

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

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou

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

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?

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

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill
    You’ve probably seen the shocking videos of de-beaked chickens shoved thirty to a cage at a factory farm, or rats running rampant at a food processing plant. Such things are upsetting to see- but as a member of the public, you…
Rank this Week: 142

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of August 24, 2015

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of August 24, 2015
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:CBC sued for using YouTube video without permissionClass action lawsuit alleges abuse at Ontario schools for deaf Nevada sheriff promises crackdown on Burning Man crime Lawyer…
  • Aug 20

    Health Care Practitioners: Please Don't Keep Notes About Your Patients' Discussions With Their Lawyer

    Health Care Practitioners: Please Don't Keep Notes About Your Patients' Discussions With Their Lawyer
    Today’s tip is for health care practitioners whose patients are involved in litigation.We recognize that it might be natural, and even good practice, for medical practitioners to ask their patients how their lawsuits are…
  • Aug 17

    140Law - Current Leading Legal Headline

    140Law - Current Leading Legal Headline
    Here are the current leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Class action lawsuit alleges abuse at Ontario schools for deafHow Netflix subscribers may be unwitting tax evaders ISIS Enshrines a Theology of RapeLawyerLocate becomes…
Rank this Week: 163

Law is Cool

Law is Cool

Law school blog and podcast from Canada.

http://lawiscool.com
  • Jul 13

    Can we balance work and our personal life?

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

    by Stephanie Hannah

    by Stephanie Hannah
  • Jul 8

    My Clio Day

    My Clio Day
    By: Hilary Bowser
Rank this Week: 187

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

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

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 217

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 25

    B.C. judge rules man has a right to half of $1.2-million Vancouver home he hasn’t lived in for 44 year

    B.C. judge rules man has a right to half of $1.2-million Vancouver home he hasn’t lived in for 44 year
    Way back in 1968, David and Sharon Johnston bought a house in Vancouver for about $37,000. They held the title to the property as tenants-in-common, each owning half. Within a few years, the marriage was in trouble and David moved out. The…
  • Aug 24

    Yay, I nabbed second place in Mensa Canada Literary Contest 2015

    Yay, I nabbed second place in Mensa Canada Literary Contest 2015
    Recently I entered the Mensa Canada Literary Contest 2015 and I am pleased and proud to announce that I won second place! I have no idea whether it will be published, but it was fun to write. It's my first piece of fiction, since as you…
  • Aug 18

    Is it time to revive the old-fashioned practice of the Reading of the Will?

    Is it time to revive the old-fashioned practice of the Reading of the Will?
    Most people have only seen a Reading of the Will in movies. That's because they are rarely held these days. I wonder if it's time to revive the practice? A Reading of the Will is basically a meeting between the lawyer for an estate, the…
Rank this Week: 242

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Aug 27

    Should non-human animals have rights?

    Should non-human animals have rights?
    Who is a “person”? If corporations can be “persons”, why not chimpanzees? Do sentient non-human animals deserve legal rights? The Nonhuman Rights Project is a US civil rights organization working to achieve actual…
  • Aug 25

    The Dutch Climate Case: Beginning of a New Era of Climate Litigation?

    The Dutch Climate Case: Beginning of a New Era of Climate Litigation?
    In an worldwide first, the Hague District Court has ordered the Dutch government to cut its greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by at least 25% compared to 1990 levels by the end of 2020. The decision, an English translation of which can be found…
  • Aug 24

    Pivotal lawsuit over the Peel River watershed

    Pivotal lawsuit over the Peel River watershed
    Can the Yukon government simply reject what the First Nations have to say about the exploitation of their traditional territory? Read more Read Pivotal lawsuit over the Peel River watershed on Environmental Law and Litigation!
Rank this Week: 299

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 315

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 352

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 26

    Does Copyright apply to Chicken Sandwiches or Cheerleading Uniforms?

    Does Copyright apply to Chicken Sandwiches or Cheerleading Uniforms?
    Lately the news has been too full of weighty stuff like elections, the Ashley Madison hack, stock markets, and the Chinese economy. So today’s post is a bit lighter. Courts in the United States have recently decided whether…
  • Aug 19

    Internet of Things Security Standard Proposal

    Internet of Things Security Standard Proposal
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is surrounded by a lot of hype.  There is great promise to be able to do and know all sorts of things when all our stuff can communicate.  That could be almost anything, including thermostats, cars,…
  • Aug 18

    Why I’m looking forward to the Surface Pro 4

    Why I’m looking forward to the Surface Pro 4
    That’s the title of a post I wrote for itbusiness .ca. Take a look to read about why I’m impatiently waiting for the Surface Pro 4 and changing my office tech.  
Rank this Week: 416

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/
  • Aug 25

    Will Union Information Disclosure Law Apply to the Kiwanis Club?

    Will Union Information Disclosure Law Apply to the Kiwanis Club?
    August 25, 2015 Is life about to get a whole lot more complicated for the Kiwanis Club and the Royal Canadian Legion?   These “clubs” are the latest micro-group to be offered up goodies by Stephen Harper’s…
  • Aug 24

    Celtic was involved in supplying various American

    Celtic was involved in supplying various American
    lions golden tate iii mens jersey Celtic was involved in supplying various American vessel in this area of operation although she was not directly involved in the actions of July 3, 1898 when the Spanish Navy was defeatedBoth teams were shut…
  • Aug 24

    12 Rose was also a consultant to

    12 Rose was also a consultant to
    lions eric ebron womens jersey 12 Rose was also a consultant to the the Flavor and Extract Manufacturer Association, a trade organization that represents flavor manufacturers It’s hard to believe they have only five sacks through four…
Rank this Week: 417

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 28

    Marc Rosenberg remembered for his big smile, brilliant mind, and love of teaching

    Marc Rosenberg remembered for his big smile, brilliant mind, and love of teaching
    It won’t be just Marc Rosenberg’s brilliance that his former colleague, former chief justice of Ontario Warren Winkler, will remember. It will also be his smile. “He always had a big ready smile,” Winkler recalls.…
  • Aug 28

    Legal news roundup - Aug. 28, 2015

    Legal news roundup - Aug. 28, 2015
    Canada Ottawa officers won't be charged in man's drowning, Canadian Press Man accused of sending letter bomb that injured Winnipeg lawyer awaits bail decision, Canadian Press Halifax police warn of WeChat scam, Canadian Press   United…
  • Aug 27

    Court requires opt-in from foreigners in class action

    Court requires opt-in from foreigners in class action
    Plaintiffs’ lawyers pursuing a class action for a global price-fixing conspiracy will have to get formal opt-in from class members abroad, if yesterday’s jurisdictional decision stands in Airia Brands v. Air Canada. The class…
Rank this Week: 450

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 23

    Gifts Void Against Public Policy: McCorkill Estate

    Gifts Void Against Public Policy: McCorkill Estate
    The usual rule in Canada is that a will-maker may leave wealth to whom he or she chooses. This is subject to claims of a spouse or children under various wills variation or dependent relief legislation, which varies from province to province,…
  • Aug 15

    Mediation

    Mediation
    I spend a great deal of my time writing about decided-estate-litigation-court cases. Yet, in my experience the vast majority of disputes are settled through negotiation, and increasingly through mediation. I attend far more mediations than…
  • Jul 25

    World War I Probate

    World War I Probate
    Kimberly Wallis gave me a copy of a grant of probate from the United Kingdom dated October 28th, 1914. The process for obtaining a grant of probate appears to have been very efficient in those days, as the deceased had died just 23 days…
Rank this Week: 470

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 28

    Quebec Derivatives Blanket Exemption - Revocation postponed by nine month

    Quebec Derivatives Blanket Exemption - Revocation postponed by nine month
    Alix d’Anglejan-Chatillon and Ken Ottenbreit -  The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), Quebec's financial services regulator, published Decision No. 2015-PDG-0132 (the Extension Decision) yesterday (August…
  • Aug 28

    IIROC releases finalized Guidance on Marketplace Threshold

    IIROC releases finalized Guidance on Marketplace Threshold
     The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) has released its finalized Guidance on Marketplace Thresholds. As discussed in our 2014 post on the draft version, the Guidance is intended to promote stable markets by…
  • Aug 28

    IIROC releases annual report

    IIROC releases annual report
    The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) has just released its 2014-15 Annual Report. As the accompanying news release indicates, the 56-page report  recaps a number of important achievements during the period,…
Rank this Week: 485

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 25

    When Must an Employee Mitigate With the Same Employer?

    When Must an Employee Mitigate With the Same Employer?
    The British Columbia considered this question in Fredrickson v. Newtech Dental Laboratory Inc., 2015 BCCA 357 (CanLII). The trial judge found that the plaintiff failed to mitigate her damages because she did not accept an offer of…
  • Jul 10

    Strike Replacement Laws - Are they coming to Ontario?

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

    Termination of a Unionized Probationary Employee has Consequence

    Termination of a Unionized Probationary Employee has Consequence
    No one likes to lose a case. But losing a termination of a probationary employee case really stings. The reason is because, subject to any language in the collective agreement, the test for terminating a probationer is less stringent than…
Rank this Week: 519

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: 557

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Aug 27

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    i suppose one upside of the ashley madison data breach is the potential for interesting analytics. like this. http://t.co/iVRD2QFDNV 2015-08-21 scientists grow human brain in lab from skin cells. extraordinarily creepy. http://t.co/iDBJQWZKZL…
  • Mar 5

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    had no idea they've started using aerogel in clothing. so much for down. http://t.co/acpGLsONiq 2015-02-27 [Click on title above to read the full post]
  • Feb 26

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    nsa stole encryption keys for sim cards, enabling it to monitor a huge portion of worlwide cell communications. http://t.co/9xLsHKroN8 2015-02-20 more details on nsa/equation group hard drive malware. in short, you can't get rid of it. ever.…
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: 594

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 28

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-27
    How new global tax rules could erode your financial privacy http://t.co/5GjybuGOI2 -> So you just want politicians to leave you alone? Good luck with that. https://t.co/9H12qkTpFo -> Copyright preemption notwithstanding no copyright…
  • Aug 27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-26

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-26
    Billboard – Are Creators Really Thriving in the Digital Age? Doesn't Look Like It http://t.co/CwUHAXdfIM -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-25 http://t.co/Vtin165J5f -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-25:…
  • Aug 26

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-25

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-25
    Ashley Madison hack: 2 unconfirmed suicides linked to breach, Toronto police say http://t.co/b31q7CyIzX -> Ashley Madison aftermath: Confessions, suicide reports and hot on the hacker’s trail http://t.co/tZHTdiN8F6 -> Custom in…
Rank this Week: 598

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Aug 17

    Nova Scotia's Cyber-safety Act (hopefully) heading for a Charter challenge

    Nova Scotia's Cyber-safety Act (hopefully) heading for a Charter challenge
    A case I am involved with is hopefully heading to argument on Friday in the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia on whether the province's Cyber-safety Act goes too far in infringing Charter protected speech. There has been a lot of interest in the…
  • Jul 28

    Privacy breach class action certified against Government of Canada for medical marijuana breach

    Privacy breach class action certified against Government of Canada for medical marijuana breach
    In a decision issued on July 27, 2015 but not yet published (but available here as a PDF), the Federal Court of Canada has certified a class action against the Government of Canada for disclosing the personal health information of…
  • Jul 17

    Supreme Court to hear PIPEDA case that left lender out in the cold

    Supreme Court to hear PIPEDA case that left lender out in the cold
    The Supreme Court of Canada has granted leave to appeal from the Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Royal Bank of Canada v. Trang, 2014 ONCA 883. This is and will be an important decision about how to deal with certain provisions of the…
Rank this Week: 599

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 27

    My Boss Made Significant Changes to My Employment

    My Boss Made Significant Changes to My Employment
    Drastic Changes to My Employment The concept of an employer making a change to a workers employment is not odd. It’s possibly more common than we think. The issue employees take is the extent and significance of these changes, and this…
  • Aug 17

    Q&A: Being forced into retirement–is this allowed?

    Q&A: Being forced into retirement–is this allowed?
    QUESTION It is not uncommon for an employer to want a ‘young’ hire for their business and even less common for the employer to come up with ways to dismiss their senior employee in an attempt to ‘make space’.  To…
  • Aug 10

    Q&A: Can an employer significantly reduce an employee’s pay?

    Q&A: Can an employer significantly reduce an employee’s pay?
    QUESTION Employers are finding that under recent economic changes, the salary paid to employees may need to reflect this change by significantly reducing an employees pay to account for their budget. Employee’s on the other hand, are…
Rank this Week: 635

Visaplace.com Canada & US…

Visaplace.com Canada & US Immigration Lawyers

Covers immigration issues for people seeking to migrate to Canada or the United States. By Niren & Associates.

http://www.visaplace.com/blog-immigration-law
  • Jul 11

    Federal Court of Appeal rules illegal immigrant has no right to free health care

    Federal Court of Appeal rules illegal immigrant has no right to free health care
    Illegal immigrant can’t get health care because she didn’t pay application fees A Grenadian woman who came to Canada in 1999 and remained in Toronto after her visitor visa expired has been denied free health care by the Federal Court of…
  • Jul 10

    Review our Immigration Services! How did we do for you?

    Review our Immigration Services! How did we do for you?
    We get a lot of traffic from our website. www.VisaPlace.com is one of the most popular immigration sites in North America and I would guess the world. Many of our clients find us online for Canadian and US immigration services. Of course our…
  • Jul 7

    Denied Entry to Canada: TRP approved and husband and wife united!

    Denied Entry to Canada: TRP approved and husband and wife united!
    Hi Shab, It was a little frightening but I got through immigration on Friday with a TRP valid until 31 July. Ron will scan and send the TRP to you first thing Monday morning and I presume we will have to get an application for an extension…
Rank this Week: 658

Climate Change Law Practice Group…

Climate Change Law Practice Group Blog

Features news about Canadian renewable energy and sustainable developments. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Climate-Change-Law-Practice-Group
  • Jun 28

    Obama Speaks About Conditions for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

    Obama Speaks About Conditions for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline
    President Obama spoke on U.S. climate change at Georgetown University on Tuesday. In this speech he commented, for the first time in months, on the Keystone XL pipeline which will carry crude oil from Alberta’s oil sands to refineries…
  • May 21

    Wallstreet Firm Eyes Renewables in Japan

    Wallstreet Firm Eyes Renewables in Japan
    Goldman Sachs announced today that it plans to invest as much as $490million (50 billion yen) in renewable energy projects in Japan over the next five years.  That's a lot!  Bloomberg reports that "the Wall Street firm also…
  • May 15

    Environment MInister says Canada Needs Better Price on Oil to Address Climate Change

    Environment MInister says Canada Needs Better Price on Oil to Address Climate Change
    Canada's Environment Minister, Peter Kent, told the Financial Post in an interview from London that "[t]he ability of the oil and gas sector to absorb tough government controls on their greenhouse gas emissions depends on Canada getting a…
Rank this Week: 693

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Aug 25

    Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire: Perjury in Family Court

    Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire: Perjury in Family Court
    People tell lies, so-called “white” lies, they tell half-truths, they prevaricate, fabricate, distort, and tell “whoppers”, and they can, unless they are in a court of law or a government hearing where they are…
  • Aug 24

    Former Toronto Lawyer Founder of Infidelity Site, Ashley Madison

    Former Toronto Lawyer Founder of Infidelity Site, Ashley Madison
    Noel Biderman’s corporate slogan is “Life is short, have an affair”, although he says that personally he does not subscribe to his company’s philosophy. A graduate of Toronto’s Osgoode Hall Law School, Biderman…
  • Aug 19

    Jared Fogle, Subway Spokesman, Had Secret Life as a Pedophile

    Jared Fogle, Subway Spokesman, Had Secret Life as a Pedophile
    Jared Fogle was a clean-cut college kid from a good family in Indiana who weighed 425 pounds and decided he needed to lose some weight. He gave up his craving for fast food and began eating exclusively at Subway. Along the way he lost…
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: 773

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Team Auditing Solutions – iAuditor vs Nimonik

    Team Auditing Solutions – iAuditor vs Nimonik
    Bring on the Team: How Nimonik and iAuditor Compare for Multiple Auditors and Auditees At Nimonik we have spoken to countless potential clients, and upon discussing features, functionality and other solutions that are being considered, the…
  • Aug 24

    What is a Compliance Audit (and Who Needs One)?

    What is a Compliance Audit (and Who Needs One)?
    Corporate executives have a lot on their mind, but one of the top sources of stress is business risk. Managing legal compliance and quality control issues across complex operations is risky business and with growing numbers of fines being…
  • Aug 24

    Natural Gas Pipeline Safety and Quality Checklists Free

    Natural Gas Pipeline Safety and Quality Checklists Free
    Nimonik works with a number of gas pipeline companies including ENSTAR Natural Gas in Alaska, Allied Pipelines and others. As such, we have converted some common and very useful gas pipeline checklists for quality, safety and environmental…
Rank this Week: 812

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

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

    Successful appeal of an application…

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

    Judicial review of an umpire's decision…

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

    The Court found on a special case under…

    The Court found on a special case under Rule 9-3 that the insurer did not have a duty to defend the insureds with respect to claims for negligent acts occurring within the policy period when the resulting damage (i.e., a landslide) occurred…
Rank this Week: 845

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 910

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 7

    Should the US Librarian of Congress be a Librarian or an Academic?

    Should the US Librarian of Congress be a Librarian or an Academic?
    Slaw columnist Bob Berring published an important piece yesterday, and I'm afraid it's going to go under the radar.Berring discusses the impending retirement of current US Librarian of Congress, Dr. James Billington, who at 86 years of age…
  • Jul 3

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for June 2015

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

    A Fun Friday Find: Digital Public Library of America

    A Fun Friday Find: Digital Public Library of America
    Have you heard of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)? It's an ambitious project that aims to give free access to online collections in more than a thousand American libraries, archives and museums, and today it came one step closer…
Rank this Week: 967

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 27

    Limitation Periods in Section 38 Proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act: 681210 Alberta Ltd v 1335422 Alberta Ltd, 2015 ABQB 489

    Limitation Periods in Section 38 Proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act: 681210 Alberta Ltd v 1335422 Alberta Ltd, 2015 ABQB 489
    In 681210 Alberta Ltd v 1335422 Alberta Ltd,[1] Master Farrington, of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench tackled two issues that can arise when a creditor gets a section 38 order under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act [2](“BIA”) to…
  • Aug 24

    The Real Bully

    The Real Bully
    If you are old enough or watch old movies, you should recall the classic Karate Kid. Of course, I am referring to the 1984 'wax on wax off' version, not the remake. And if you remember that movie, you probably...
  • Aug 20

    The Mike Duffy Case

    The Mike Duffy Case
    Mike Duffy’s ongoing criminal trial has created a tremendous stir online and in the media. Unfortunately, the commentary is rife with speculation and error, much of it caused by the strange nature of the charges, and the conduct of the...
Rank this Week: 991

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Law library information by Canadian Law Librarian Connie Crosby.

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

    Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: My Chapters Now Available

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

    Email Policies - Some Resource

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

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

    Announcing Social Media Engagement Certificate at University of Toronto - On-line Courses Start Sept. 9th
    I have more project news to share:I am excited to announce a new Social Media Engagement certificate through the iSchool Institute at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto that Daniel Lee and I will be teaching starting in…
Rank this Week: 1028

TN Visa Attorney Blog

TN Visa Attorney Blog

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

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

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

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

    Concurrent TNs Under New I-94 Automation System

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

    Doctor Faces Criminal Charges for TN Visa Fraud

    Doctor Faces Criminal Charges for TN Visa Fraud
    Unlike under the H-1B visa, Physicians working in the U.S. under TN visa status may only fill teaching or research positions. They cannot provide direct patient care. A Florida doctor is being charged criminally with visa…
Rank this Week: 1056

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 17

    Recent Acquisitions, August 10 – August 17, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, August 10 – August 17, 2015
    33 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 30 from 2015: The interaction of legal systems : post-Soviet approaches Butler, William Elliott, 1939-, Kresin, Oleksii, 1976- K 561 I68 2015 The interaction of legal systems :…
  • Aug 10

    Recent Acquisitions, August 3 – August 10, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, August 3 – August 10, 2015
    4 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 1 from 2015: KF 4496 S6 C5 2014 Human dignity and fundamental rights in South Africa and Ireland PULP 2014 lvi, 603 pages ; 25 cm. Stated cases initiated under … Continue…
  • Aug 6

    Recent Acquisitions, July 30 – August 6, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, July 30 – August 6, 2015
    7 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 1 from 2015: Canadian guide to legal style. Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Faculty of Law.,… KF 250 C36 2014 Canadian guide to legal style. 2014 43 pages ; 23 cm…
Rank this Week: 1160

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 16

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

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

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

    SCOTUS TO DECIDE STANDING: WILL CYBER BREACH PLAINTIFFS BE TOLD TO TAKE A SEAT?
    On April 27, 2015, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari on the seminal question of whether a putative class of consumers’ allegations of statutory violations under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”),…
  • May 3

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right
    The following column was first published in 2012. It is as fresh today as it was then. Its time to take it to heart. Rick It is axiomatic to say that insurance products evolve. Indeed, like virtually every organic structure, its development,…
Rank this Week: 1174

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: 1201

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1215

IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1254

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Aug 26

    Condo Unit Owner Awarded Damages for Oppression by Condo Corporation

    Condo Unit Owner Awarded Damages for Oppression by Condo Corporation
    In a recent decision by the Superior Court of Ontario, Wu v. PCC No. 245, the Court found that a condominium owner had been oppressed by the condominium corporation and
  • Aug 24

    Bill 106 Highlights- Mandatory Licensing of Condominium Manager

    Bill 106 Highlights- Mandatory Licensing of Condominium Manager
    In addition to amending the Condominium Act, Bill 106 also enacts the Condominium Management Services Act. This legislation will require mandatory licensing of all individual condominium managers, and condominium management
  • Aug 19

    Search Warrant on Common Elements – Privacy Right

    Search Warrant on Common Elements – Privacy Right
    We previously blogged about a case where a man accused of drug trafficking was acquitted, as the police had on three occasions entered the common elements of the condominium in
Rank this Week: 1293

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
Rank this Week: 1345

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

http://patentlibrarian.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    As of January 2015, the Patent Librarian's…

    As of January 2015, the Patent Librarian's Notebook has moved to WordPress at http://patentlibrarian.com/.
  • Dec 31

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013

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

    Tangle toy puzzle

    Tangle toy puzzle
    A few days ago I took my four-year old daughter to get a flu shot. As a reward for being brave and not crying (too much) the nurse gave her a puzzle-toy called a Tangle(R). Turns out it was patented in 1985 (US 4509929) by Richard Zawitz.…
Rank this Week: 1387

Venture Law Lines

Venture Law Lines

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

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

    When University Commercialization Offices Turn Troll

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

    What to do When Blackberry KIKs You to the Curb

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

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd
    The value of a severance agreements for departing CEOs lies not only in how much they promise to pay, but in what protection it preserves. Mark Hurd's agreement with HP sets out some of the subtleties that you should ensure your own…
Rank this Week: 1521

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Covers recent trends, court decisions, and condo-related news. By Gardiner Miller Arnold LLP.

http://www.ontariocondolaw.com/
  • Aug 23

    Introducing the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 — Part 5: Restricted Practice

    Introducing the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 — Part 5: Restricted Practice
    In our last piece, we reviewed the threshold for being granted a license as a condo manager or management services provider.  Let’s now explore whether skirting those requirements is possible. Can someone manage condominiums…
  • Aug 15

    Introducing the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 — Part 4: Threshold

    Introducing the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 — Part 4: Threshold
    Before continuing our exploration of the CMSA, we thank our friends at the Ministry for pointing out that we had misnamed the CMSA in our earlier pieces as Condominium Management Standards Act when the correct name is Condominium…
  • Aug 8

    Introducing the Condominium Management Standards Act, 2015 — Part 3: Scope

    Introducing the Condominium Management Standards Act, 2015 — Part 3: Scope
    Having set the historical context in part 1 and part 2 of this series, we turn to Bill 106 and the scope of the proposed new CMSA. What Bill 106 brings Bill 106 (the Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015) was introduced in the Ontario…
Rank this Week: 1592