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Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Jan 26

    Study questions access to justice benefits of ABS

    Study questions access to justice benefits of ABS
    With the debate on alternative business structures heating up, a University of Windsor Faculty of Law professor has prepared a study — commissioned by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association — that questions one of the benefits…
  • Jan 26

    Legal news roundup - January 26, 2015

    Legal news roundup - January 26, 2015
    CanadaFormer Newfoundland and Labrador students' class-action lawsuit going to mediation, Canadian PressMontreal man arrested for attempted murder charges, Canadian PressMan faces charges after flipping car onto train tracks in Belleville,…
  • Jan 23

    Whopping donation nets naming rights at UBC law school

    Whopping donation nets naming rights at UBC law school
    The University of British Columbia’s law school is getting a name change after receiving a whooping $30-million donation from a former student yesterday. That amount is the largest gift ever to a Canadian law school. UBC’s law…
Rank this Week: 92

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jan 20

    Stream On?: How Canadian Law Views Online Streaming Video

    Stream On?: How Canadian Law Views Online Streaming Video
    The misuse of Canada's new copyright notice-and-notice system has attracted considerable media and political attention over the past week. With revelations that some rights holders are requiring Internet providers to send notifications that…
  • Jan 20

    How Canadian Law Views Online Streaming Video

    How Canadian Law Views Online Streaming Video
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on January 17, 2015 as How Canadian Law Views Online Streaming Video The misuse of Canada’s new copyright notice-and-notice system has attracted considerable media and political attention over the past week.…
  • Jan 14

    Videotron’s Odd Copyright Notices: No User Rights and Inaccurate Privacy Information

    Videotron’s Odd Copyright Notices: No User Rights and Inaccurate Privacy Information
    As the misuse of the Canada's copyright notice-and-notice system continues to attract attention, Industry Canada has taken the first step to try to alleviate public concern. The department has posted an advisory on the notice-and-notice…
Rank this Week: 166

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    English Law Commission Launches Project to Codify Sentencing Procedure

    English Law Commission Launches Project to Codify Sentencing Procedure
    The Law Commission of England has launched a project to develop a single sentencing statute to bring clarity and coherence to current sentencing practices: "There seems to be near unanimity from legal practitioners, judges and academic…
  • Jan 25

    American Association of Law Libraries Releases Report on Economic Value of Law Librarie

    American Association of Law Libraries Releases Report on Economic Value of Law Librarie
    The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) has released a report on the Economic Value of Law Libraries:"Occasioned by a widely shared sense that law libraries are undervalued by their organizational owners, the study examined current…
  • Jan 24

    Justice Canada Report on Federal Investment in Criminal Legal Aid

    Justice Canada Report on Federal Investment in Criminal Legal Aid
    In the most recent Weekly Checklist of federal government publications,  there is a link to a recent report written for Justice Canada by the research firm Prairie Research Associates entitled Maximizing the federal investment in…
Rank this Week: 495

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jan 26

    Look to Your Left, Look to Your Right…

    Look to Your Left, Look to Your Right…
    …One of you won’t be here next year. Variations of that famous phrase, according to legend, are routinely directed at first year law students, though now mostly in jest. Many people have been credited as being the first to warn…
  • Jan 26

    Incivility: Practical Consequences for You and Your Client

    Incivility: Practical Consequences for You and Your Client
    Debate about lawyers’ incivility – whether it’s on the increase, whether it’s worthy of concern, how it should be handled – is an ongoing one. The subject continues to be discussed, and we can expect to hear more…
  • Jan 26

    First Machine Learning Course for Law Student

    First Machine Learning Course for Law Student
    Daniel Martin Katz and Michael J. Bommarito II are teaching a new course on machine learning this semester at the Michigan State University College of Law. The course is called ‘Legal Analytics‘ and Katz has shared an introduction…
Rank this Week: 319

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for the week of January 19, 2015

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for the week of January 19, 2015
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for the week of January 19, 2015: Arrival of electronic document delivery drags Ontario lawyers kicking and screaming into the 21st Century Game change: Jamaica is about…
  • Jan 23

    Tips on Law Blogging

    Tips on Law Blogging
    With the 10 year anniversary of Wise Law Blog rapidly approaching  this April, my thoughts have turned recently to the nuts and bolts of law blogging. There are numerous articles online about the virtues of law blogging, and all…
  • Jan 22

    Is Facebook Indirectly Your Employer?

    Is Facebook Indirectly Your Employer?
    A recent article published by at Huffington Post shone an interesting light on Facebook's contribution to the Canadian job market.A study prepared by Deliotte of some contention (as it was funded by Facebook) found that the social media…
Rank this Week: 317

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/
  • Jan 25

    To Litigate or To Mediate?

    To Litigate or To Mediate?
    The loss of a loved one coupled with an actual or perceived impropriety in the handling of his/her estate often results in contentious estate litigation. And, while litigation may ultimately resolve the dispute, it is not always the best…
  • Jan 23

    Hull on Estates #403 – Costs in litigation

    Hull on Estates #403 – Costs in litigation
    Listen to Hull on Estates #403 – Costs in litigation Today on Hull on Estates, Noah Weisberg and Paul Trudelle discuss the recent Court of Appeal decision of Heston-Cook v. Schneider and the effects this has on cost awards in estate…
  • Jan 23

    Blended Cost

    Blended Cost
    “Blended costs” were endorsed last year by the Court of Appeal for Ontario in Sawdon Estate v. Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Canada. The policy underling such costs orders is that there are situations in which a…
Rank this Week: 347

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/
  • Jan 25

    Changes to Taxation of Alter Ego and Joint Partner Trust

    Changes to Taxation of Alter Ego and Joint Partner Trust
    There are a number of significant changes to Canadian tax law that will have a significant impact on estate planning. I have written about the elimination of graduation income rates for testamentary trusts, including a post here. That change,…
  • Jan 17

    It’s Time for the Court of Appeal to Revisit its Formulation of "Rational and Valid Reasons" in Wills Variation Case

    It’s Time for the Court of Appeal to Revisit its Formulation of "Rational and Valid Reasons" in Wills Variation Case
    The Wills, Estates and Succession Act allows a will maker’s spouse or child to apply to court to vary a will if adequate provision has not been made for the spouse or child, in which case if the court finds that adequate provision has…
  • Jan 10

    Zeligs v. Jane

    Zeligs v. Jane
    Contests between siblings following the death of a parent over houses and bank accounts that were held jointly between the parent and one of the parent’s children are all too common. What happens is that a parent who was the sole owner…
Rank this Week: 237

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jan 24

    Class Action Lawsuit Continues Against Family Court Judge

    Class Action Lawsuit Continues Against Family Court Judge
    A group of fathers in New Jersey have banded together to bring a class action lawsuit against five family court judges. They allege their constitutional rights were violated by orders made by these judges that deprived them of a relationship…
  • Jan 9

    A Clever Way to Collect Child Support

    A Clever Way to Collect Child Support
    Getting an order for child support is the first step and thankfully, for many children, also the last. Unfortunately, there are too many cases where a child support order is not worth the paper it’s written on because the paying parent…
  • Jan 7

    Ex-Wife Refuses to Cash Cheque for $975 Million Dollar

    Ex-Wife Refuses to Cash Cheque for $975 Million Dollar
    You may have read the headlines last fall concerning the divorce of billionaire Harold Hamm in Oklahoma. Mr. Hamm is the CEO and majority shareholder of Continental Resources Inc., a company branded as “America’s Oil…
Rank this Week: 484

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 22

    Affected by mass layoffs?

    Affected by mass layoffs?
    Recent events have caused mass layoffs of various employees, including Target, Suncor and SNC-Lavalin.  Employees affected are in the hundreds. Not knowing where to turn, most people resort to google searches. However, an internet search…
  • Jan 14

    Age and severance package

    Age and severance package
    Age has been noted as an important factor in determining severance.  When potential job candidates seek employment, chances are the younger candidate will have better chances of obtaining employment versus the older candidate. Readers of…
  • Dec 18

    Are Unpaid Internships Legal?

    Are Unpaid Internships Legal?
    Unpaid internships can be deemed as sketchy, even illegal in some cases.  That’s why Bank of Canada Governor, Stephen Poloz’s recent statement needs clarification. As youth unemployment rates have nearly doubled, he suggested…
Rank this Week: 483

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Jan 21

    Sydney Tar Ponds Environmental Class Action is over

    Sydney Tar Ponds Environmental Class Action is over
    The neighbours wanted to hold the federal and provincial governments liable for air, water and soil pollution caused by the historic Sydney steel mill and coke works Read Sydney Tar Ponds Environmental Class Action is over on Environmental…
  • Jan 19

    Less environmental enforcement = more private prosecutions?

    Less environmental enforcement = more private prosecutions?
    When governments do little to enforce environmental laws, generally or in particular areas, private citizens and environmental groups sometimes try to fill the gaps with private prosecutions. These cases are burdensome and expensive to…
  • Jan 15

    Toronto’s proposed contaminated land policy

    Toronto’s proposed contaminated land policy
    Ontario’s Environment Industry Association wrote a thoughtful and helpful comment on the City of Toronto’s proposed Policy for Accepting Potentially Contaminated Lands to be Conveyed to the City under the Planning Act. Much…
Rank this Week: 528

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

Covers recent developments in construction law in Canada. By Thomas G. Heintzman.

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • Jan 18

    No Appeal From Order Appointing An Arbitrator: Ontario Court of Appeal

    No Appeal From Order Appointing An Arbitrator: Ontario Court of Appeal
    In a recent decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal has held that there is no appeal from an order appointing an arbitrator. This decision highlights the legislative policy in Canada that the courts should take a hands-off approach to…
  • Dec 28

    What Is An “Organizing Principle”, a “Duty” And A “Term” Of A Contract?”

    What Is An “Organizing Principle”, a “Duty” And A “Term” Of A Contract?”
    In the last two articles I have been considering the recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Bhasin v. Hrynew. In its decision, the Supreme Court of Canada established two fundamental principles for the Canadian common law of…
  • Dec 9

    The Supreme Court Of Canada Avoids The Open Windows Issue

    The Supreme Court Of Canada Avoids The Open Windows Issue
    In my last article, I dealt with the recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Bhasin v. Hrynew. In that decision, the Supreme Court of Canada established two fundamental principles for the Canadian common law of contract: First, that…
Rank this Week: 325

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: 544

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: 393

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

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

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013

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

    Tangle toy puzzle

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

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago
    Canadian newspaperman Joseph Coyle invented the humble egg carton nearly one hundred years ago. Coyle was not the first inventor to tackle the problem of transporting eggs safely, but his carton design, which he patented in the US (US1269394)…
Rank this Week: 437

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: 441

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/
  • Jan 26

    Mike Duffy and the $90,000 Cheque - Part 2

    Mike Duffy and the $90,000 Cheque - Part 2
    As promised, here's more on the charges against Mike Duffy in the incident involving Nigel Wright's $90,000 cheque. In this video blog, I focus upon the charge of Breach of Trust, and the challenges the Crown is likely to have...
  • Jan 26

    Do We Have the Magna Carta to Thank for Protection Against Unreasonable Search or Seizure?

    Do We Have the Magna Carta to Thank for Protection Against Unreasonable Search or Seizure?
    The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees several legal rights. Today we will focus on section 8 which sets out that “everyone has the right to be secure against unreasonable search or seizure” [1]. Searches include invasions…
  • Jan 25

    Mike Duffy and the $90,000 Cheque

    Mike Duffy and the $90,000 Cheque
    The Mike Duffy trial, coming soon, is likely to be the most significant trial of 2015. I've decided to take a look at the charges relating to the infamous $90000 cheque provided by Nigel Wright. In this video blog, which...
Rank this Week: 4614

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Nova Scotia personal injury cases and laws.

http://www.wagners.co/blog/
  • Jan 26

    Medical malpractice and failing to disclose

    Medical malpractice and failing to disclose
    When you go to a physician for treatment of an illness or injury in Nova Scotia, you are placing your health and life in the hands of your doctor. Surgeries, procedures and medications often involve some risks and…
  • Jan 18

    Driver not to be charged in fatal Nova Scotia tour bus accident

    Driver not to be charged in fatal Nova Scotia tour bus accident
    Following a fatal tour bus crash in July 2014, police have decided not to charge the driver who allegedly fell asleep and caused the accident. The wreck that occurred nearby the Neils Harbour community on the Cabot Trail claimed the...
  • Jan 12

    Studies show danger of hands-free texting while driving

    Studies show danger of hands-free texting while driving
    Individuals in Nova Scotia may be aware that texting while driving can be dangerous, but they might think that hands-free texting is less of an issue. However, studies show that this still can present a dangerous distraction for drivers.…
Rank this Week: 3224

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/
  • Jan 26

    It Is Not Open For a Trial Judge To Award a Defendant Double Costs Where a Plaintiff Obtains Judgement

    It Is Not Open For a Trial Judge To Award a Defendant Double Costs Where a Plaintiff Obtains Judgement
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Court of Appeal (C.P. v. RBC Life Insurance Company) confirming that a trial judge does not have the option of awarding a Defendant double costs in circumstances where a Plaintiff obtains a…
  • Jan 23

    $80,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Chronic Knee Injury

    $80,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Chronic Knee Injury
    Reasons for judgment were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, assessing damages for a chronic knee injury caused by a collision. In today’s case (Reddy v. Staples) the Plaintiff was involved in a 2009…
  • Jan 19

    Motorist Faulted For Crash After Driving Too Fast In Foggy Condition

    Motorist Faulted For Crash After Driving Too Fast In Foggy Condition
    Reasons for judgment were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Kamloops Registry, assessing fault for a fatal collision which occurred during foggy conditions. In today’s case (Roy v. McGinnis) the Plaintiff was driving a motor home…
Rank this Week: 1596

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
  • Jan 26

    Arbitration Caution: Be Careful about How You Conduct Yourself

    Arbitration Caution: Be Careful about How You Conduct Yourself
    In my last Case Comment, I examined some of the elements of the recent watershed Supreme Court of Canada decision, Sattva Capital Corp v. Creston Moly Corp, which provides a complete compendium on the application of the principles that…
  • Oct 28

    Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Creative Non-Competition Clause

    Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Creative Non-Competition Clause
    By Alisha Parmar and Shafik Bhalloo Introduction Non-competition clauses are hardly a rarity in employment contracts. The classic non-competition clause seeks to protect the business of an employer by prohibiting a former employee from,…
  • Oct 8

    Arbitration Case Comment

    Arbitration Case Comment
    Sattva Capital Corp v. Creston Moly Corp, 2014 SCC 53 (Sattva) In the past I have posed the question as to whether Arbitration can be more cost effective and efficient than a court process. The recent Supreme Court of Canada decision, Sattva,…
Rank this Week: 5047

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Jan 26

    Altro Levy News Summary for the Week of January 19, 2015

    Altro Levy News Summary for the Week of January 19, 2015
    Over the past weeks, our team has noted interesting cross-border news stories and written blogs on current cross-border topics. We’ve shared these articles on our Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn pages, but recap them for you here: 1.…
  • Jan 19

    Altro Levy News Summary for the Week of January 12, 2015

    Altro Levy News Summary for the Week of January 12, 2015
    Over the past weeks, our team has noted interesting cross-border news stories and written blogs on current cross-border topics. We’ve shared these articles on our Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn pages, but recap them for you here: 1.…
  • Jan 15

    Upcoming Radio Show: January 20, 2015

    Upcoming Radio Show: January 20, 2015
    On Tuesday January 20 tune-in to CJAD 800AM at 7PM to hear David A. Altro and Matt C. Altro discuss cross border issues. During the show we will be answering caller questions, but you can submit your questions now and we will answer them…
Rank this Week: 5042

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Jan 26

    New Books at the Law Library – January 26, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – January 26, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: K115 .L56 2014 Douglas O. Linder & Nancy Levit, The Good Lawyer: Seeking Quality in the Practice of Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, USA, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K236 .C67 2014 Seán Patrick Donlan &…
  • Jan 19

    New Books at the Law Library – January 19, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – January 19, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: K282 .M87 2014 James Bernard Murphy, The Philosophy of Customary Law (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K301 .H47 2014 Jonathan Herring, Medical Law and Ethics (Oxford: Oxford University…
  • Jan 13

    New Books at the Law Library – January 13, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – January 13, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: HV640 .O94 2014 Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh et al., eds., The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K123 .W46 2014 W. Bradley Wendel, Ethics and…
Rank this Week: 4440

Lachance on Law

Lachance on Law

Covers the access and use of online legal information. By Colin Lachance, President of the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII).

http://lachanceonlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 26

    Look to your left, look to your right…

    Look to your left, look to your right…
    …One of you won’t be here next year. Variations of that famous phrase, according to legend, are routinely directed at first year law students, though now mostly in jest. Many people have been credited as being the first to warn…
  • Jan 21

    Confessions of a failed hand model

    Confessions of a failed hand model
    With a title like that, you might not expect that this is a post about Alternative Business Structures (ABS) in the legal profession. Bear with me and I’ll get to the point. Ten years ago, my hand modelling career ended abruptly after…
  • Jan 20

    Are your spidey-senses tingling?

    Are your spidey-senses tingling?
    A spider knows instantly when a fresh meal has been ensnared in its web. Through a physiology that permits even the tiniest external vibrations to be felt directly by its nervous system, spiders are phenomenally attuned to their environment…
Rank this Week: 2928

Blogosaurus Lex

Blogosaurus Lex

By the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

http://www.cplea.ca/blog/
  • Jan 26

    CPLEA is looking for an Executive Director

    CPLEA is looking for an Executive Director
    CPLEA is looking for an Executive Director The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta is seeking an Executive Director to provide leadership in enhancing the accessibility and quality of justice realized in Canada. This is an exciting…
  • Jan 22

    Amelia Martin is CPLEA’s new public legal education lawyer

    Amelia Martin is CPLEA’s new public legal education lawyer
    CPLEA is very pleased to welcome Amelia Martin to our team as our new public legal education lawyer. Amelia earned her law degree from the University of Ottawa in 2013 and was called to the bar in Alberta in 2014. During law school, Amelia…
  • Nov 21

    LawNow Volume 39-2 Vulnerable Familie

    LawNow Volume 39-2 Vulnerable Familie
      Featured Articles: Vulnerable Families When families face troubled times, the law can guide and help. The Calculation of Child Support: A Basic Guideline Mark G. Jones The Federal Child  Support Guidelines remove some of the…
Rank this Week: 1856

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers Canadian immigration law from a Toronto perspective. By Max Chaudhary.

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Jan 26

    Express Entry – Immigration [for] Canada? No, for The Canadian Employer

    Express Entry – Immigration [for] Canada? No, for The Canadian Employer
    The immigration department’s Express Entry system has been in effect since January 1 2015.  It seeks in incorporate all existing economic immigration categories under one umbrella.  The categories include the Federal Skilled…
  • Jan 20

    The Parent Cap

    The Parent Cap
    On January 16, 2015  The website for Canada immigration announced  that the cap or limit of 5000 parent applications has been reached for the year 2015.  The cap, reached in about two weeks, speaks of the significant demand for…
  • Dec 9

    Canadian Immigration Applicant, You Deserve the Best! (Evidence )

    Canadian Immigration Applicant, You Deserve the Best! (Evidence )
    The phrase ‘best evidence’ is used in legal proceedings and refers to the premise “that no evidence was admissible unless it was “the best that the nature of the case will allow“”.  This means putting…
Rank this Week: 4897

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Jan 26

    Supreme Court of Canada Explains Constitutional Right to Collective Bargaining

    Supreme Court of Canada Explains Constitutional Right to Collective Bargaining
    In a decision released January 16, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada once again revisited how much constitutional protection is afforded to the collective bargaining process. In Mounted Police Association of Ontario v. Canada (Attorney…
  • Dec 18

    More news on the ORPP

    More news on the ORPP
    On December 18th, 2014, the Ontario government released its consultation paper on the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP). What’s important to note is that the government’s “preferred approach” is to impose the…
  • Dec 9

    Update on the new, mandatory Ontario Retirement Pension Plan

    Update on the new, mandatory Ontario Retirement Pension Plan
    On December 8, 2014, the Ontario government introduced Bill 56: An Act to require the establishment of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan regarding the establishment of the new, mandatory Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) effective…
Rank this Week: 3507

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer…

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Halifax Personal Injury Lawyer Blog covers accident, medical malpractice, brain damage, and product liability issues. By McKiggan Hebert.

http://www.halifaxpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 843

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Thoughts from a Management Lawyer

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Michael Fitzgibbon.

http://labourlawblog.typepad.com/managementupdates/
  • Jan 26

    Supreme Court Establishes a Simplified Employment Test

    Supreme Court Establishes a Simplified Employment Test
    The Supreme Court of Canada released an important employment law decision on May 22, 2014. The case is McCormick v. Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, 2014 SCC 39 and established that “dependency” will determine if an employment…
  • Nov 24

    Common Employer Doctrine is Alive and Well

    Common Employer Doctrine is Alive and Well
    An Ontario judge in de Kever v. Nemato Corp. 2014 ONSC 6576 (CanLII) recently reviewed the law applicable to the so called common employer doctrine. Ms. de Kever sued for a declaration that all the Defendants were her common employer and she…
  • Sep 2

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage
    In most wrongful dismissal cases, the court is required to address the trifecta of issues: What is the applicable period of reasonable notice of termination to which the terminated employee is entitled following an application of the usual…
Rank this Week: 2599

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
  • Jan 26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-25
    Online privacy and banks: Has anyone asked the Millennials? http://t.co/t2lLDmRhrW -> How the digital revolution actually helped save HMV http://t.co/dRUPNnU8Pr -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-01-24…
  • Jan 25

    LSUC: The year in review in copyright (2014)

    LSUC: The year in review in copyright (2014)
    On January 22, I gave a talk at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s 19th Annual Intellectual Property Law: The Year in Review program. My talk canvassed developments in copyright in 2014. I previously published a paper that summarizes…
  • Jan 25

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-01-24

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-01-24
    Can you copyright a tweet? http://t.co/whbhdTFbwf -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-01-17: Standard of review from Minister of Health is correct… http://t.co/2qy4SQUzjp -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law…
Rank this Week: 2056

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jan 26

    Framed Questions - ECJ Takes on Content Framing

    Framed Questions - ECJ Takes on Content Framing
    As social media has changed how we interact with one another, it also has profoundly changed the culture and environment where copyright (and other intellectual property rights) reside. Videos, pictures and other content can very easily go…
  • Jan 20

    Tripping the Trapp - Trademarks in the Third Dimention

    Tripping the Trapp - Trademarks in the Third Dimention
    Trademarks can be an interesting novelty, especially when it comes to what is actually sought to be protected through trademarks. This ranges from trademarking the color of your football field to the phrase "Let's Get Ready to Rumble!", and…
  • Jan 12

    Names and IP Law - Do You Have a Right to Use Your Name?

    Names and IP Law - Do You Have a Right to Use Your Name?
    Your name is a part of who you are, your own identity, and for a lot of people, a very important indicator of their history and origin. As such, a name carries immense weight and importance to some, even if it is 'generic' such as Smith or…
Rank this Week: 757

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/
  • Jan 25

    Movies about older adults active in the dying proce

    Movies about older adults active in the dying proce
    As regular readers of this blog know, I encourage families to talk to each other about the tough topics that are part of estate planning. This is a lot easier when there is nobody in the family in immediate danger of passing away, but…
  • Jan 25

    My uncle hasn't contacted family for 20 years. Can he contest being left out of my grandmother's will?

    My uncle hasn't contacted family for 20 years. Can he contest being left out of my grandmother's will?
    Nothing illuminates a family estrangement like the death of a parent. Does a person who hasn't contacted his family for twenty years have a right to be included in his parent's will? A reader recently wrote to me about this. Her question and…
  • Jan 21

    Top Ten Reasons Why Estate Planning Should Top Your New Year's Resolution

    Top Ten Reasons Why Estate Planning Should Top Your New Year's Resolution
    Did you make any New Year's Resolutions this year? If you're one of the millions of people who like to get organized and set priorities at the beginning of each new year, take a look at this article by Ontario lawyer Donna Neff. She gives ten…
Rank this Week: 4829

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Jan 25

    Google: not a replacement for individualized accommodation

    Google: not a replacement for individualized accommodation
    by Megan Rolland It may be convenient and easy to use, but you cannot find the answer to everything on the Internet. As one Canadian employer recently learned, Google research on a medical condition is not a proper substitute for…
  • Jan 18

    Health and safety laws broadened to cover unpaid position

    Health and safety laws broadened to cover unpaid position
    by Carla Oliver Ontario recently broadened the definition of “worker” under its Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). The broadened definition is consistent with a trend across Canada. Before tackling the significance of this…
  • Jan 11

    Dangerous driving: employer liable for unauthorized use of company vehicle

    Dangerous driving: employer liable for unauthorized use of company vehicle
    by Hannah Roskey It is well understood that Canadian employers may be vicariously liable for the actions of their employees when the employees are acting within the scope of their duties. But surely not if the employee acts against the…
Rank this Week: 4827

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Jan 25

    New Jersey Imposes New Encryption Standards for PHI

    New Jersey Imposes New Encryption Standards for PHI
    New Jersey recently amended its privacy laws to now require health insurers and care providers that do business in the state to encrypt PHI. The new requirements apply to insurers authorized to issue New Jersey health benefit plans. Such…
  • Jan 4

    Illinois Court Holds No E&O Coverage for Underlying TCPA Violation

    Illinois Court Holds No E&O Coverage for Underlying TCPA Violation
    In Margulis v. BCS Ins. Co., 2014 Ill. App. LEXIS 826 (Ill. App. Ct. 1st Dist. 2014), the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, had occasion to consider whether an insurer has a duty to defend an insurance agent under a professional…
  • Dec 17

    U.S. District Court in Minnesota Denies Target’s Motion to Dismiss Data Breach Lawsuit

    U.S. District Court in Minnesota Denies Target’s Motion to Dismiss Data Breach Lawsuit
    On December 2, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota denied Target’s motion to dismiss the claims of a group of five payment-card-issuing banks, credit unions, and savings associations (the “Banks”)…
Rank this Week: 4152

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4855

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2820

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/
  • Jan 23

    TSX proposes additional listing exemptions for interlisted issuer

    TSX proposes additional listing exemptions for interlisted issuer
    Jonah Mann -  The Toronto Stock Exchange yesterday proposed amendments to its Company Manual that would adopt a broader deference model in respect of certain exchange requirements where an interlisted issuer is subject to the…
  • Jan 23

    Regulators adopt changes to CRM2 project

    Regulators adopt changes to CRM2 project
    Earlier this week, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada announced that Phase 2 of its Client Relationship Model amendments (CRM2) have been approved by the applicable securities regulatory authorities and will come…
  • Jan 23

    CSA issue guidance on structured notes filing

    CSA issue guidance on structured notes filing
    The Canadian Securities Administrators yesterday issued a notice setting out the views of CSA staff concerning the offering of structured notes under the shelf prospectus system. Structured (or linked) notes are specified derivatives…
Rank this Week: 4356

Litigation & Dispute Resolution…

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog

Covers case law and current events relevant to civil litigation in Canada. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/litigation/
  • Jan 23

    BC Court of Appeal Released Decision on Class Action Regarding Diet Drug Sibutramine

    BC Court of Appeal Released Decision on Class Action Regarding Diet Drug Sibutramine
    Yesterday, the BC Court of Appeal released its decision in Charlton v. Abbott Laboratories, Ltd. 2015 BCCA 26. The case was brought on behalf of persons who purchased or used the drug sibutramine. It was alleged that use of the drug led to an…
  • Dec 23

    Legal Blogs We Enjoy: Nominations for the 2014 Clawbie

    Legal Blogs We Enjoy: Nominations for the 2014 Clawbie
    Nothing signals the approach of the holidays like eggnog lattes, gingerbread, frenzied mall traffic and of course, the Clawbies! Since 2006, the annual Canadian Law Blog Awards has been recognizing outstanding blogs from the Canadian legal…
  • Dec 22

    Supreme Court of Canada Imposes Common Law Duty of Honest Performance on Contracting Partie

    Supreme Court of Canada Imposes Common Law Duty of Honest Performance on Contracting Partie
    In Bhasin v Hrynew, (2014, SCC 71), a unanimous Supreme Court ruled that the Canadian common law should now impose a duty on parties to perform their contractual obligations honestly. The ruling is significant as it was previously unclear in…
Rank this Week: 941

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Provides legal commentary, opinions, and articles on criminal law.

http://robichaudlaw.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 853

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/
  • Jan 23

    Guest Blog: Professor Roy Adams on the SCC’s Most Recent Freedom of Association Decision

    Guest Blog: Professor Roy Adams on the SCC’s Most Recent Freedom of Association Decision
    January 23, 2015 Professor Roy Adams is one of the leading voices on international labour law, and one of the most vocal advocates of the move towards international labour law evident in Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) rulings in the past two…
  • Jan 22

    The Target Collapse and Employee Entitlement

    The Target Collapse and Employee Entitlement
    January 22, 2015 I went into a Target only once, out of curiosity, and I didn’t get it.  Basically a Zellers with a red smock, but with less stock and lower paid workers.  I’m clearly not the ‘target’…
  • Jan 16

    Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Limiting RCMP’s Right to Collective Bargaining

    Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Limiting RCMP’s Right to Collective Bargaining
    Published January 16, 2015 A couple of big Supreme Court of Canada decisions on freedom of association were released today.  In the first, Mounted Police Association of Ontario v. Canada, the Court found a legislative scheme that…
Rank this Week: 1503

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Jan 22

    The Importance of Auditing for Food Safety

    The Importance of Auditing for Food Safety
    Audits play a fundamental role in certifying that proper food safety practices are being abided to. The Global Food and Safety Resource reported, “audits are a crucial component of maintaining food safety standards and certification, by…
  • Jan 14

    Higher Fines & Fees for Municipal Services in Canada

    Higher Fines & Fees for Municipal Services in Canada
    In the past six months, Nimonik has observed technical amendments to municipal by-laws which could be easily overlooked. The changes concern fees charged for services rendered, fines used to enforce by-laws, and refinements to certain…
  • Jan 7

    Efficient Incident Managment and Training Scheduler for Businesse

    Efficient Incident Managment and Training Scheduler for Businesse
    Let’s make 2015 a safe year for your workplace. Nimonik is building easy-to-use incident management tools and a training scheduler. To help refine our design, we are looking for Beta testers to provide feedback. Beta program…
Rank this Week: 4216

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Covers developments in private and public mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. By McCarthy Tetrault.

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
  • Jan 22

    5 Corporate Governance Tips to Reduce Risk in the M&A Proce

    5 Corporate Governance Tips to Reduce Risk in the M&A Proce
    By Nathan Montgomery Because of the growing risk of litigation by unhappy (or simply opportunistic) shareholders following the sale or acquisition of a company, corporate governance practices during the M&A process face increasing…
  • Jan 6

    New 2015 Investment Canada Act WTO Review Threshold

    New 2015 Investment Canada Act WTO Review Threshold
    By Oliver J. Borgers, Ian C. Michael and Leslie Milroy Industry Canada has announced that the 2015 Investment Canada Act (“Act”) threshold that applies to most direct acquisitions of Canadian businesses by non-Canadians will be…
  • Dec 4

    The 2015 Proxy Season: Glass Lewis and ISS Canadian Proxy Voting Guidelines Update

    The 2015 Proxy Season: Glass Lewis and ISS Canadian Proxy Voting Guidelines Update
    By Rene Sorell, Jonathan Grant, Ian C. Michael, Matthew Cumming and Matthew Griffin With the 2015 Proxy Season close at hand, Glass, Lewis & Co., LLC (Glass Lewis) and Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) recently released their…
Rank this Week: 3711

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
  • Jan 22

    New HeinOnline Resources Added to the Library Catalogue

    New HeinOnline Resources Added to the Library Catalogue
    Approximately 1,800 new HeinOnline resources have been added to the library catalogue: HeinOnline Core Collection 14 new titles Foreign Relations of the U.S. 2 new titles History of International Law 11 new titles Intellectual Property Law…
  • Jan 16

    Research sessions for upper year and graduate student

    Research sessions for upper year and graduate student
    The library is pleased to offer the following research sessions for upper year and graduate students: 1. Working with Case Law – January 21 2. Working with Legislation – January 28 3. Finding Journal Articles – February 4 4.…
  • Jan 13

    New Irwin Law Titles Available Online

    New Irwin Law Titles Available Online
    The 2014 titles published by Irwin Law are available online including: Visit eBrary for the complete list of recent Irwin Law titles.
Rank this Week: 4624

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: 3508

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 21

    In the search of the truth in your personal injury case (Ontario)

    In the search of the truth in your personal injury case (Ontario)
    We would all like to think that the law is the quest for the truth. It's the pursuit of justice. It's establishing before a Court of Law, what's right, and what's wrong. In a perfect world, our courts should work that way. All cases should…
  • Jan 19

    Nice write up of Goldfinger Personal Injury Law

    Nice write up of Goldfinger Personal Injury Law
    Below is a fantastic write up of Goldfinger Personal Injury Law which will be featured in the "Legal Elite" issue of London's Business Magazine to be released in February 2015. After several years working a reliable factory job, Ken didn't…
  • Jan 13

    Examination for Discovery in car accident cases: Understanding Undertakings, Refusals & Questions Taken Under Advisement (Ontario)

    Examination for Discovery in car accident cases: Understanding Undertakings, Refusals & Questions Taken Under Advisement (Ontario)
    One of the most important, exhausting and difficult part of any car accident or personal injury case prior to trial is the Examination for Discovery process. An examination for discovery in Canada, is akin to a deposition in the United…
Rank this Week: 2819

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/
Rank this Week: 3509

IPEye

IPEye

IPEye chronicles developments in intellectual property (IP) law, innovation and startup culture in emerging economies.

http://ipeyeblog.com/
  • Jan 21

    The (Un)expected Effects of Piracy

    The (Un)expected Effects of Piracy
    Consumer Behaviour A study published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology explored the average consumer’s behaviour when purchasing items in supermarkets. The study revealed that when consumers are exposed to specific visual property,…
  • Jan 21

    The (Un)expected Effects of Piracy

    The (Un)expected Effects of Piracy
    Consumer Behavior A study published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology explored the average consumer’s behaviour when purchasing items in supermarkets. The study revealed that when consumers are exposed to specific visual property,…
  • Jan 19

    Wecyclers: Creating Wealth from Waste

    Wecyclers: Creating Wealth from Waste
    Bilikiss Adebiyi, the visionary behind and creator of Wecyclers, believes in waste, and its ability to transform the lives of low-income families in Nigeria and beyond.  The idea behind Wecyclers arose while she was ... The post…
Rank this Week: 1535