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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Feb 10

    Documentary Discovery: How It Should Look

    Documentary Discovery: How It Should Look
    A litigation culture has arisen in this province over the last three decades which extols creating and litigating peripheral procedural disputes, instead of moving towards the timely adjudication of disputes on their merits. That culture now…
  • Feb 10

    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. Stuart Budd & Sons Limited…
  • Feb 10

    Podcasting as Commentary

    Podcasting as Commentary
    Up to a few months ago, I didn’t know much about WWI. I did certainly know more than the characters in Friends, but, like most, I knew considerably less on this conflict than on the other world war. To be fair to me, I had a reasonable…
Rank this Week: 59

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/
  • Feb 3

    $70,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Chronic Neck and Back Soft Tissue Injurie

    $70,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Chronic Neck and Back Soft Tissue Injurie
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing non-pecuniary damages at $70,000 for chronic soft tissue injuries. In today’s case (Suthakar v. Humble) the Plaintiff was involved in a…
  • Jan 29

    Court of Appeal Split on Whether Credibility Finding on Misapprehended Evidence Warrants New Trial

    Court of Appeal Split on Whether Credibility Finding on Misapprehended Evidence Warrants New Trial
    Reasons for judgement were released today with split reasons but the BC Court of Appeal addressing whether a new trial is warranted where a Court makes an adverse credibility finding based in part on misapprehended evidence. In today’s…
  • Jan 27

    Revenge Porn Leads to $100,000 Award in First of its Kind Case in Canada

    Revenge Porn Leads to $100,000 Award in First of its Kind Case in Canada
    When a person shares sexually explicit images with another in confidence and has that confidence betrayed by the recipient posting the images publicly on line are there recognized grounds to sue for damages?  A recent case in Ontario…
Rank this Week: 50

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: 92

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/
  • Feb 3

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing
    In 1974, Lord Lucan, British aristocrat (think James Bond and Martinis, according to the New York Times), vanished after the body of his children’s nanny was found dead in the basement of his house. A year later, in 1975, Lord Lucan,…
  • Feb 2

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere
    As Alzheimer Awareness Month draws to a close, the message the Alzheimer Society of Canada intended to convey in the #StillHere campaign is clear: A diagnosis of dementia does not necessarily mean that an individual is no longer capable of…
  • Feb 2

    Hull on Estates #452 – Responsibility for Joint Debts Upon Death

    Hull on Estates #452 – Responsibility for Joint Debts Upon Death
    This week on Hull on Estates, David Morgan Smith and Noah Weisberg discuss the responsibility for joint debt upon death of one of the debtors. Should you have any questions, please email us at webmaster@hullandhull.com or leave a comment on…
Rank this Week: 135

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of February 8, 2016

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of February 8, 2016
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Ghomeshi emails reveal growing importance of 'digital debris' to trials, experts sayChicago Officer, Citing Emotional Trauma, Sues Estate of Teenager He Fatally Shot Exonerations…
  • Feb 1

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of February 1, 2016

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of February 1, 2016
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Yet Another Privacy Tort Comes to Ontario "There is a cancer on Canadian journalism.The malignancy is Postmedia Network Canada Corp."Canadians who can't wait for doctor-assisted…
  • Jan 29

    When The Press Comes A'Calling

    When The Press Comes A'Calling
    In the course of your work as a legal professional, you may receive the occasional call from the media, seeking your comments or insights on a recent legal development or issue.Handling these enquiries with expertise and grace will…
Rank this Week: 184

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Feb 10

    CBA to urge New Brunswick to reconsider court closure

    CBA to urge New Brunswick to reconsider court closure
    The Canadian Bar Association plans to pass a resolution this month to urge the government of New Brunswick to reconsider its decision to close four provincial courts. The government has announced it’s permanently shutting down courts in…
  • Feb 10

    Legal news roundup - Feb. 10, 2016

    Legal news roundup - Feb. 10, 2016
    Canada Family of man killed in Toronto nightclub files $2.5-million lawsuit, Canadian Press Montreal taxi drivers plan city-wide blockades to protest Uber, Globe and Mail Coroner confirms foot that washed ashore on Vancouver Island beach is…
  • Feb 9

    Employee should have been honest about pregnancy: tribunal

    Employee should have been honest about pregnancy: tribunal
    A British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal has dismissed a complaint against a law firm made by a former employee because the woman lied about when she found out she was pregnant. Erica Opp filed a complaint of discrimination on the basis of…
Rank this Week: 590

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

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

    Supreme Court of Canada Hearings Calendar for February 2016

    Supreme Court of Canada Hearings Calendar for February 2016
    The Supreme Court of Canada has published its calendar of appeal hearings for November 2015. 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…
  • Feb 8

    BC Law Institute Starts Project on Cost Effective Ways of Hiring Lawyer

    BC Law Institute Starts Project on Cost Effective Ways of Hiring Lawyer
    The British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) has started a Financing Litigation Legal Research Project to examine "a myriad of new, upcoming, and unconventional ways to hire lawyers for cost-effective representation, rather than relying on the…
  • Feb 4

    Interview With Law Library of Congress Rare Book Cataloguer Anna Bryan

    Interview With Law Library of Congress Rare Book Cataloguer Anna Bryan
    In Custodia Legis, the blog of the Law Library of Congress in Washington, has been running an interview series featuring members of the library staff. The series started in late October 2010.The most recent interview is with Anna Bryan, Rare…
Rank this Week: 473

Condo Development Blog

Condo Development Blog

Provides commentary to real estate developers, builders, and land use planners. By Robson Carpenter LLP.

http://www.rcllp.ca/condo/
  • Feb 8

    Condominiums, Drinking Water Systems and the Safe Drinking Water Act

    Condominiums, Drinking Water Systems and the Safe Drinking Water Act
    Posted by: Roy Gentles Recently we have run into a number of issues surrounding the interpretation of the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002 (the “Act”).  Namely, several municipalities have declared that the system of…
  • Jan 20

    Enforcement of a “One Family” Clause in Condominium Declaration

    Enforcement of a “One Family” Clause in Condominium Declaration
    Enforcement of One Family Requirement in Condominium Declarations Post by: Carly Haynes We have noticed in recent court decisions the imposition of a restrictive definition of “one family” or “single family”[1]…
  • Aug 20

    The Importance of Abutting Land Searches in the Land Titles System

    The Importance of Abutting Land Searches in the Land Titles System
    Post by: Carly Haynes There are two systems of land registration in Ontario, Land Titles and Land Registry. Historically, land in Ontario was registered only under the Land Registry System pursuant to the Registry Act. In this System all…
Rank this Week: 302

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Feb 8

    PMRA intends to end conditional registration of pesticide

    PMRA intends to end conditional registration of pesticide
    Health Canada recently announced that as of June 1, 2016, it intends to end the federal practice of granting conditional registrations of for pesticides. Under the Pest Control Products Act, SC 2002 c28, (“PCPA”), Health…
  • Feb 4

    Further wind litigation in the Oak Ridges Moraine: Part II

    Further wind litigation in the Oak Ridges Moraine: Part II
    Recently, the Environmental Review Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) allowed in part the appeal of a Renewable Energy Approval (“REA”) approving the construction of a wind turbine facility in the Oak Ridges Moraine Area in the…
  • Feb 2

    Further wind litigation and the Oak Ridges Moraine: Part I

    Further wind litigation and the Oak Ridges Moraine: Part I
    Another appeal of a Renewable Energy Approval (“REA”) for a wind turbine project has made its way to, and been refused by, the Environmental Review Tribunal (“ERT”). The appeal in SR Opposition Corp v Director,…
Rank this Week: 448

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

Covers employment law for U.S. companies with employees in Canada: By Fasken Martineau.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Feb 7

    ‘Poor’ employer’s termination obligation not reduced

    ‘Poor’ employer’s termination obligation not reduced
    by Hannah Roskey There has been some controversy in Canadian law on the issue of whether the financial circumstances of the employer should play a role in deciding what constitutes reasonable notice of termination or pay in lieu of notice.…
  • Jan 31

    Project manager sentenced to 3.5-year jail term in Metron swing stage collapse

    Project manager sentenced to 3.5-year jail term in Metron swing stage collapse
    by Norm Keith, Christina Hall, and Shane Todd “… [A] significant term of imprisonment is necessary to reflect the terrible consequences of the offences and to make it unequivocally clear that persons in positions of authority in…
  • Jan 24

    An abbreviated case for cause

    An abbreviated case for cause
    by Keri Bennett We all know litigation is expensive. That’s particularly true when an employer seeks to justify a for-cause termination. But there may be an alternative to protracted litigation. In Cotter v. Point Grey Golf and Country…
Rank this Week: 422

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/
  • Jan 28

    6 Things to Know About Non-Competition Clause

    6 Things to Know About Non-Competition Clause
    The non-competition clause, otherwise known as a ‘Non-Compete’, is typically an agreement between an employee and employer that prevents the employee from participating in a business that competes with the employer. Not all…
  • Jan 21

    The Rise of Age Discrimination Lawsuits and Their Effect on Employers & Employee

    The Rise of Age Discrimination Lawsuits and Their Effect on Employers & Employee
    Age discrimination is where an employee is treated differently, or unequally, in the workplace on the basis of his or her age. Human rights legislation protects workers from age discrimination at every stage of their employment. This includes…
  • Jan 5

    Your Rights When You Face Termination Without Cause

    Your Rights When You Face Termination Without Cause
    A terminated employee is typically entitled to fair severance, unless he or she did something so serious to warrant losing it (called “termination for cause”). An employee’s actual entitlement is determined by first looking…
Rank this Week: 541

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
Rank this Week: 527

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 389

Charter Cases

Charter Cases

Covers court decisions involving Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

http://www.chartercases.com/
  • Nov 27

    R. v. Appulonappa, 2015 SCC 59

    R. v. Appulonappa, 2015 SCC 59
    The accused were a group of Sri Lankan migrants apprehended from a ship off the west coast of British Columbia. They stood charged under s. 117 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, which made it an offence to “organize,…
  • Apr 13

    R. v. Nur, 2015 SCC 15

    R. v. Nur, 2015 SCC 15
    The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Nur considers the constitutionality of a three-year mandatory minimum sentence for unlicensed possession of a loaded firearm. Continue reading →
  • Feb 5

    Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 5

    Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 5
    In Carter, the Supreme Court reconsidered the constitutionality of the prohibition on assisted suicide, which had previously been upheld in Rodriguez. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 516

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Covers Canadian legal forms. By Michael Carabash.

http://www.dynamiclegalforms.com/blog/
  • Jun 12

    Drafting a Will | Revoking and Altering a Will…

    Drafting a Will | Revoking and Altering a Will…
    Revoking a Will In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills. In a previous blog, I talked about what an “estate” is and what kinds of assets / properties go into it and what kinds of assets /…
  • Jun 12

    Formal Wills (Part 2): Formalities Required for a Canadian Will to be Valid

    Formal Wills (Part 2): Formalities Required for a Canadian Will to be Valid
    Formalities required for a Will to be valid In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills. In a previous blog, I talked about what an “estate” is and what kinds of assets / properties go into it and…
  • Jun 12

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?
    Legal Wills | What is a deceased’s estate? In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills.  Everyone should have one, but they don’t.  Why?  Because people don’t want to be…
Rank this Week: 288

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: 581

The Stream: Courthouse Libraries…

The Stream: Courthouse Libraries BC Blog

Covers British Columbia and federal legislation, court rules, judicial appointments, notable cases, recent reports and articles, websites of interest to legal researchers, and library news.

http://prodtest.courthouselibrary.ca/training/stream.aspx
  • Apr 22

    Tricky Legislation: The Adult Guardianship Act

    Tricky Legislation: The Adult Guardianship Act
    In theory, it should not be a momentous task to find out if an Act is in force, but sometimes it really is.   If we resolve a particularly complicated piece of legislation, we know that there are others out there who may have…
  • Apr 15

    Legal information is going digital ... and the Library is too

    Legal information is going digital ... and the Library is too
    As so much of our world shifted to digital over the last two decades, law has been something of a hold out. When it comes to legal information, the “authoritativeness” of print has been slower to fade. Lawyers, as a profession,…
  • Mar 20

    WESA reading roundup

    WESA reading roundup
    With the March 31, 2014 coming into force date of the Wills, Estate and Succession Act, SBC 2009, c. 13 fast approaching, many practitioners are looking for quick ways to get up to speed. Here is a roundup of some tips and…
Rank this Week: 489

Law, Eh? Canadian Law School

Law, Eh? Canadian Law School

By Adam Letourneau.

http://canadalawstudent.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    The Going Rate

    The Going Rate
    I came across a 2010 legal fees survey conducted by Canadian Lawyer's Magazine (see here). I found it quite fascinating to go through, and wondered if it might be a useful resource when meeting with clients - especially when they are asking…
  • Feb 5

    Tips for lawyers re-qualifying in Canada

    Tips for lawyers re-qualifying in Canada
    Read about re-qualifying as a lawyer in Canada here (Lawyer's Weekly).
  • Feb 5

    Law School in Canada vs. USA

    Law School in Canada vs. USA
    The McGill TribuneBy Elisa Muyl"For students who have had their hearts set on going to law school since childhood, David Segal's recent New York Times article, "Is Law School a Losing Game?" offered a familiar but oft-ignored warning: law…
Rank this Week: 258

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/
  • Feb 10

    The Zombies are Here!

    The Zombies are Here!
    Because good lawyers think of everything, Amazon's lawyers have now inserted a Zombie clause in their standard terms of service. Clause 57.10 states: 57.10 Acceptable Use; Safety-Critical Systems. Your use of the Lumberyard Materials must…
  • Feb 10

    "We, the People"

    "We, the People"
    The United States has an extensive history of suffrage movements, not only for women but also for other disenfranchised groups. Each state has its own story, with some granting women full suffrage early on and others granting only limited…
  • Feb 9

    Interview with Len & Suzy Rodne

    Interview with Len & Suzy Rodne
    We recently had the privilege of interviewing Len and Suzy Rodness, the Co-Chairs of Magna Carta Canada, on the relevance of Magna Carta to the women’s suffrage movement and women’s rights generally. As well, we would like to take this...
Rank this Week: 4458

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

Covers issues emerging in the legal and business communities. By Lawson Lundell LLP.

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2851

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Feb 10

    The Trouble With the TPP, Day 28: Privacy Risks From the Source Code Rule

    The Trouble With the TPP, Day 28: Privacy Risks From the Source Code Rule
    Yesterday's Trouble with the TPP post examined some of the uncertainty created by the surprising e-commerce provision that involves restrictions on source code disclosures. KEI notes that governments have not been shy about requiring source…
  • Feb 9

    The Trouble With the TPP, Day 27: Source Code Disclosure Confusion

    The Trouble With the TPP, Day 27: Source Code Disclosure Confusion
    Another Trouble with the TPP is its foray into the software industry. One of the more surprising provisions in the TPP's e-commerce chapter was the inclusion of a restriction on mandated source code disclosure. Article 14.17 states: No Party…
  • Feb 8

    The Trouble With the TPP, Day 26: Why It Limits Canadian Cultural Policie

    The Trouble With the TPP, Day 26: Why It Limits Canadian Cultural Policie
    The intersection between the TPP and Canadian cultural policies is likely to emerge as one of the more controversial aspects of the TPP, particularly given the government's emphasis on a stronger cultural policy in its election platform.…
Rank this Week: 2059

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/
  • Feb 10

    If the executor is also a lawyer, can he ramp up legal fees defending his executor fee?

    If the executor is also a lawyer, can he ramp up legal fees defending his executor fee?
    After reading my earlier post about lawyers charging both executor fees and legal fees on one estate, a reader emailed me with the following note, suggesting that it might be an interesting blog topic. I agree! "What happens in a…
  • Feb 9

    Our new sign is up!

    Our new sign is up!
    We have our new sign up above our office door! This should make it easier for the people trying to find us for seminars in the evening. I love the fact that our office is street level, with free parking right in front, and windows that really…
  • Feb 8

    Survival skills: testamentary style

    Survival skills: testamentary style
    Here is a really interesting post from one of my favourite blogs, called All About Estates. In this article, lawyer Elaine Blades talks about what happens with estates when two people - let's say a husband and wife - die at the same time, or…
Rank this Week: 4966

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/
  • Feb 10

    Derivatives product determination rule to be adopted by remaining provinces on May 1, 2016

    Derivatives product determination rule to be adopted by remaining provinces on May 1, 2016
    Margaret Grottenthaler and William Scott - Members of the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) from the provinces and territories of Canada other than Ontario, Manitoba and Quebec recently published their product determination rule,…
  • Feb 4

    Canada's governance landscape - key issues for the 2016 proxy season

    Canada's governance landscape - key issues for the 2016 proxy season
    In this article, we highlight some key issues that we believe will be the focus of attention for Canadian boards and shareholders as the 2016 proxy season unfolds. While many of the issues are familiar from past years, some return with…
  • Feb 1

    Final rule for derivatives trade reporting proposed in remaining Canadian jurisdiction

    Final rule for derivatives trade reporting proposed in remaining Canadian jurisdiction
    William Scott and Margaret Grottenthaler - Securities regulators in all the remaining provinces and territories of Canada have now published final rules in the form of Multilateral Instrument 91-101 Derivatives: Product Determination (MI…
Rank this Week: 3919

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

Discusses news, cases, legislation and anything to do with Intellectual Property law.

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Feb 10

    Rights Resurrected - The Use of Abandoned IP Right

    Rights Resurrected - The Use of Abandoned IP Right
    Intellectual property, much like many other forms of property, can become either useless or worthless to a rights holder, even if that would not be the case as it stands when the rights are let go or forgotten. A good example of this is the…
  • Jan 27

    Metatags and IP Rights, Eh - Infringement of Rights Through Metatags in Canada

    Metatags and IP Rights, Eh - Infringement of Rights Through Metatags in Canada
    The Internet has spawned a great deal of new issues when it comes to intellectual property, even outside of the more obvious problems of piracy and sale of counterfeit goods from overseas. One issue that most would not think about in the…
  • Jan 21

    Another Break - Justice Arnold Settles the Kit Kat Case After CJEU Decision

    Another Break - Justice Arnold Settles the Kit Kat Case After CJEU Decision
    After quite an unsatisfying Court of Justice decision earlier in September in the Kit Kat case, many of us invested in the world of IP were waiting for the decision by the High Court of Justice in the UK applying the CJEU's considerations.…
Rank this Week: 1896

Ontario Family Law Blog

Ontario Family Law Blog

Covers family law and collaborative team practice issues. By Galbraith Family Law.

http://www.ontariofamilylawblog.com
  • Feb 9

    Representing Yourself in Separation/Divorce: Is There Anyone to Help?

    Representing Yourself in Separation/Divorce: Is There Anyone to Help?
    Do you want to represent yourself in your separation/divorce? Makes sense. You can save a lot of money. But you aren’t a lawyer. It can be a bit scary. We can support you in a variety of ways. We can draft documents for you but you go…
  • Feb 5

    3 Ways Your Divorce is More Complicated than It Needs to Be (and How to Fix It)

    3 Ways Your Divorce is More Complicated than It Needs to Be (and How to Fix It)
    Nobody says at the wedding ceremony: “People have gathered together to celebrate the very special love between BRIDE and GROOM, by joining them in marriage, for approximately 3 years.” No one would hire that priest if that would…
  • Feb 3

    CLEO’s Steps to a Family Law Case

    CLEO’s Steps to a Family Law Case
    Here is a new tool for family law clients. It is an interesting flow chart that explains the various processes for resolution of family law issues. Unfortunately, it gives very little space to Collaborative Practice  and ignores the…
Rank this Week: 3306

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Feb 9

    New Books at the Law Library – February 9, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – February 9, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KD1752 .A5 2015 Geraldine Mary Andrews & Richard Millett, Law of Guarantees, 7th ed. (London: Sweet & Maxwell/Thomson Reuters, 2015). LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KD7512 .S79 2015 Charles…
  • Feb 1

    New Books at the Law Library – February 1, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – February 1, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE8440 .D44 2015 Ronald Joseph Delisle et al., Evidence: Principles and Problems, 11th ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2015). LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KD7177 .B8 2016 Edward Bullen et al. , Bullen…
  • Jan 25

    New Books at the Law Library – January 25, 2016

    New Books at the Law Library – January 25, 2016
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE602 .P39 2015 Julien D. Payne, Marilyn A. Payne, Child Support Guidelines in Canada, 2015 (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2015). Online access: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/ubc/docDetail.action?docID=11092599 LAW LIBRARY level 3:…
Rank this Week: 4296

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/
  • Feb 9

    YUFA and York University Reach a Tentative Agreement

    YUFA and York University Reach a Tentative Agreement
    Soooo, I was in the process of writing a blog entry about the legalities of a strike vote scheduled to take place this week at York University when I received an email informing me that the faculty union (YUFA) and the University have reached…
  • Jan 29

    City of Toronto Bargaining Strategy Looks Familiar

    City of Toronto Bargaining Strategy Looks Familiar
    January 29, 2016 The media is reporting today that the City of Toronto has requested what is known as a “No Board Report” from the Minister of Labour in its ongoing negotiations with CUPE, Local 416 (the outside workers). A…
  • Jan 19

    What Happens When an Employee Works Past the Contract’s End Date?

    What Happens When an Employee Works Past the Contract’s End Date?
    I was asked this weekend about a hypothetical employment situation. Let’s call the employee in this story Mark.  It’s a good scenario for a law school question. Facts Last April, Mark was hired to work for Company A.  A…
Rank this Week: 918

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • Feb 9

    Thanks Paul – Ride for the Cure

    Thanks Paul – Ride for the Cure
    Congratulations goes out to Paul Barbeau for tallying the most donation dollars during the month of January, making him our Monthly Quest for the Gold Jersey winner!
  • Jan 5

    Home Owner Grant Threshold Increases in 2016

    Home Owner Grant Threshold Increases in 2016
    British Columbians who own homes valued up to $1.2 million may be eligible to receive a full home owner grant this year. The post Home Owner Grant Threshold Increases in 2016 appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
  • Dec 11

    CRA’s Revised Position on Private Health Services Plan

    CRA’s Revised Position on Private Health Services Plan
    Effective January 1, 2015, a plan is considered a PHSP as long as the premiums paid under the plan relate “all or substantially all” to medical expenses that would otherwise qualify for METC (assuming all other conditions to be a…
Rank this Week: 1492

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 2558

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
  • Feb 9

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-08

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-08
    SCO slapped in latest round of eternal 'Who owns UNIX?' lawsuit https://t.co/YKTwqIL3l4 -> God Can Stop Piracy, Research Finds https://t.co/OBurT4u227 -> No-show cybersquatter liable for $1.2 million | IPPro The Internet news…
  • Feb 8

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-07

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-07
    Twitter suspends 125,000 accounts for promoting terrorism, most related to ISIS https://t.co/m5wgw48ZIs -> Courthouse News Service https://t.co/nnTKwyFM2B -> Copyhype Friday’s Endnotes – 02/05/16 https://t.co/qrH06Ow55w…
  • Feb 7

    Does the TPP Protect Canadian Cultural Policy?

    Does the TPP Protect Canadian Cultural Policy?
    This is a guest post by Peter Grant. Peter S. Grant is Counsel at McCarthy Tétrault LLP.  He is an expert on communications and cultural policy, and the co-author of Blockbusters and Trade Wars: Popular Culture in a Globalized…
Rank this Week: 2495

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4694

Canadian Occupational Health and…

Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Law

Covers OHS laws and developments in Canada. By FMC Law.

http://www.occupationalhealthandsafetylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3455

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: 4972

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
  • Feb 8

    Lexis Advance Quicklaw webinar

    Lexis Advance Quicklaw webinar
    The library has organized a Lexis Advance Quicklaw webinar on Wednesday February 17th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Here are some of the new features and functionality that will be highlighted in the webinar: Learn to search the broadest…
  • Feb 8

    Human Rights Law research guide

    Human Rights Law research guide
    New! We’ve added a Human Rights Law research guide to our Research Guides page. Use this guide as a starting point when researching Canadian, American, European and International human rights law.
  • Feb 8

    Recent Acquisitions, February 1 – February 8, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions, February 1 – February 8, 2016
    0 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library: Some books have cover images provided by Google. All other data © Osgoode Hall Law School.
Rank this Week: 3007

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

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

    Bald Allegations of Discrimination Aren't Enough

    Bald Allegations of Discrimination Aren't Enough
    Another day another case where the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal dismisses an application alleging discrimination on the basis of employment because the Tribunal does not entertain bald allegations that are not tied into a prohibitive ground…
  • Feb 4

    Challenges and Opportunities of Speedy Resolution of Dispute

    Challenges and Opportunities of Speedy Resolution of Dispute
    Where a case proceeds by way of a motion for summary judgment, a decision will be handed down quickly, often during the period of reasonable notice. The court, in such a case, will be called upon to determine how to deal with the damages owed…
  • Feb 1

    Without Prejudice - What Does this Really Mean?

    Without Prejudice - What Does this Really Mean?
    What do the words “without prejudice” mean? When we write these words on top of a letter to an employee, union or lawyer, what effect will this have? The Federal Court of Appeal recently considered this issue in Canada (Attorney…
Rank this Week: 2180

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/
Rank this Week: 654

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
  • Feb 5

    The Long Arm of the B.C. Securities Commission

    The Long Arm of the B.C. Securities Commission
    By Patrick Williams In McCabe v. British Columbia (Securities Commission), 2016 BCCA 7, the B.C. Court of Appeal upheld the ability of the B.C. Securities Commission (the “Commission”) to penalize a resident of British Columbia…
  • Feb 3

    Ontario Court of Appeal Inspiring Consumer Misrepresentation Class Action

    Ontario Court of Appeal Inspiring Consumer Misrepresentation Class Action
    By Laurie Baptiste The Ontario Court of Appeal is once again making headlines with the case of Ramdath v George Brown College, which has turned out to be a doubly significant case at the intersection of class actions and consumer protection…
  • Jan 27

    The Ontario Court of Appeal Declines to Extend the Doctrine of Unconscionability into the Performance of Contract

    The Ontario Court of Appeal Declines to Extend the Doctrine of Unconscionability into the Performance of Contract
    By Geoff R. Hall and Trevor Courtis In the 14 months since the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its landmark decision in Bhasin v. Hrynew, 2014 SCC 71 [1] the general organizing principle of good faith in contract law has been applied in a…
Rank this Week: 3660

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers commercial litigation, directors and shareholders, and securities issues in Canada. Edited by Dan Parlow and Neil Kornfield.

http://www.businesslawblog.ca
  • Feb 5

    Security for Costs: Protecting Defendants against Corporate and Individual Plaintiff

    Security for Costs: Protecting Defendants against Corporate and Individual Plaintiff
    Defending a legal action can be an expensive process, even where a defendant is ultimately successful in having the claims against it dismissed. Normally, legal costs are “in the event”, so that a successful defendant will have…
  • Oct 8

    Mitigation and Offers of Re-employment: Fredrickson v. Newtech Dental Laboratory Inc.

    Mitigation and Offers of Re-employment: Fredrickson v. Newtech Dental Laboratory Inc.
    When an employee is wrongfully dismissed and the court determines that the employee is entitled to damages in lieu of reasonable notice, the employer will almost always argue that the employee was required to mitigate those damages and…
  • Jul 30

    Options to Renew: Key Points to Consider in Lease Renewal

    Options to Renew: Key Points to Consider in Lease Renewal
    The Supreme Court of British Columbia recently clarified renewal rights in the context of a commercial lease in The Zone Bowling Centre (2002) Ltd. v. 14100 Entertainment Blvd. Investments Ltd., 2015 BCSC 524. The decision stresses the…
Rank this Week: 4489

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Feb 5

    The Final Word on Dependent Contractor

    The Final Word on Dependent Contractor
    I wrote last year about the Ontario Superior Court of Justice’s decision in the case of Keenan v. Canac Kitchens (a link to same can be found here:  http://www.employmentandlabour.com/?s=Canac).   Last week the Ontario…
  • Feb 1

    ORPP: Additional Design Details Released

    ORPP: Additional Design Details Released
    On January 26, 2016, additional design details of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) were released by the Ontario government.  The government reconfirmed its commitment to implement the ORPP beginning January 1, 2017, ensuring…
  • Jan 20

    Terminating for Financial Reasons? Don’t Expect the Courts to Help You Out

    Terminating for Financial Reasons? Don’t Expect the Courts to Help You Out
    Employers who undertake reductions in force due to financial difficulties should not count on employee notice periods being reduced as a result of the financial troubles.  This point was recently emphasized by the Ontario Court of Appeal…
Rank this Week: 3453

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Feb 4

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    fsco approves aviva's insurance offering for uberx drivers. interesting. h/t @thetastate https://t.co/ODX1hUzELG 2016-02-03 tattoo lawsuit raises some interesting copyright and moral rights issues. https://t.co/7cCkzKH6Jn 2016-02-04 [Click on…
  • Jan 28

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    nsa chief endorses end-to-end encryption. guess they finally got the quantum computer working. https://t.co/kq2yHPrRvv 2016-01-22 supreme court of canada launches twitter acct. all future decisions to be 140 characters or less. h/t…
  • Jan 21

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    developer asserts that bitcoin will fail due to capacity limits and the intro of return by fee. somewhat worrisome. https://t.co/D4YZh8p403 2016-01-15 ms develops 152 layer neural net with computer assisted modelling optimization. i.e. it's…
Rank this Week: 4590

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Feb 4

    Location Matters: The Perils of Geographic Names as Trade-mark

    Location Matters: The Perils of Geographic Names as Trade-mark
    When choosing a trade or business name it may seem like a good idea to incorporate the location of your business into the name. There are benefits: it is helpful for marketing, it gives your audience an idea of where your business is and who…
  • Nov 6

    Implementation of Trademarks Act amendments pushed back to 2018

    Implementation of Trademarks Act amendments pushed back to 2018
    Since the Canadian Government announced massive changes to the Canadian Trademarks Act (the “Act”) in 2014, practitioners and other stakeholders in the trademark space have been anxiously awaiting its implementation. Unfortunately…
  • Sep 30

    Nice-ly done: CIPO now accepting voluntary classification of goods and service

    Nice-ly done: CIPO now accepting voluntary classification of goods and service
    Following our post from July 2015, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (“CIPO”) is now accepting trade-mark applications filed with goods and services classified using the Nice Classification system.  As part…
Rank this Week: 2246

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Feb 4

    Super Bowl Ad Features Dads and Daughter

    Super Bowl Ad Features Dads and Daughter
    Who could have imagined that an ivory tower academic scholar could influence a major corporation to produce a television ad that relied on her research about the relationship between dads and daughters? That’s what hair product company…
  • Feb 2

    Pooches Need Protection in Divorce Too

    Pooches Need Protection in Divorce Too
      The State of Alaska is joining several other States in introducing new legislation to protect dogs that are caught in the midst of their owners’ divorce or domestic violence incidents. Family law lawyer and Democratic House…
  • Feb 1

    Murder, Mayhem, and Matrimony

    Murder, Mayhem, and Matrimony
    Yesterday I finished reading an intriguing true crime book called “Guilt by Matrimony” A Memoir of Love, Madness, and the Murder of Nancy Pfister”. The story involved the 2014 murder of wealthy, Aspen Colorado socialite…
Rank this Week: 4904

Privacy and Data Security Law

Privacy and Data Security Law

Covers the creation, collection, use, destruction and security of data. By Dentons.

http://www.privacyanddatasecuritylaw.com/
  • Feb 4

    Article 29 WP response to “Privacy Shield”

    Article 29 WP response to “Privacy Shield”
    The Article 29 Working Party (WP 29) published their initial response to the new Privacy Shield yesterday. Here’s the good news: WP 29 welcomes the conclusion of negotiations by the deadline (actually, the deal was announced on Tuesday…
  • Feb 2

    EU-US Privacy Shield Announced

    EU-US Privacy Shield Announced
    Today, political agreement has been reached on the new solution to replace the Safe Harbor regime, the so-called “EU-US Privacy Shield”. The College of Commissioners have approved the new framework which, according to the European…
  • Feb 1

    No deal yet on Safe Harbor 2.0!

    No deal yet on Safe Harbor 2.0!
     ‘Hot off the press’ as Commissioner Jourova continues to give her statement to the European Parliament: there is no deal yet on Safe Harbor 2.0.  The Commissioner outlined the current state of play on the key…
Rank this Week: 3354

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Feb 4

    Robotic Valet Parking Systems in Condominium

    Robotic Valet Parking Systems in Condominium
    When planning a condominium project, developers try to maximize the usage of the condominium property. Since parking takes up so much space, robotic valet parking systems have been developed so
  • Feb 2

    Commercial Condominium Dispute – Unsuccessful Oppression Claim

    Commercial Condominium Dispute – Unsuccessful Oppression Claim
    In a recent case, Seto v. PCC No. 492, several commercial condominium owners were unsuccessful in their application for an order that the condominium corporation had engaged in conduct that
  • Jan 26

    Landmark Decision: Terminating an Agreement Under Section 112 of the Condominium Act

    Landmark Decision: Terminating an Agreement Under Section 112 of the Condominium Act
    In a recent landmark decision, HSCC No. 627 v. Grandview Living Inc., the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled that a condominium corporation could not terminate a contract pursuant to
Rank this Week: 3019

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents, insurance and disability claims. By Goldfinger Personal Injury Law.

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2833