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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Oct 16

    Monday’s Mix

    Monday’s Mix
    Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to…
  • Oct 15

    Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Are Components of Competence

    Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Are Components of Competence
    What does it mean to be a lawyer? Is it to possess an encyclopedic knowledge the law? To use this knowledge to make money? Is being a lawyer simply just another way to make money, as some who correctly identify the lack of business skills…
  • Oct 15

    Summaries Sunday: Supreme Advocacy

    Summaries Sunday: Supreme Advocacy
    On one Sunday each month we bring you a summary from Supreme Advocacy LLP of recent decisions at the Supreme Court of Canada. Supreme Advocacy LLP offers a weekly electronic newsletter, Supreme Advocacy Letter, to which you may subscribe.…
Rank this Week: 27

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 41

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 11

    Three-Part Series on State of Law Library eBooks 2017-18

    Three-Part Series on State of Law Library eBooks 2017-18
    The website LLRX.com has published the first article in a three-part series on The State of Law Library eBooks 2017-18. It is written by Ellyssa Kroski, Director of Information Technology at the New York Law Institute (NYLI) : "This…
  • Oct 10

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries Webinar on Platforms, Apps and Omnibot

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries Webinar on Platforms, Apps and Omnibot
    The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) is hosting a webinar on October 26, 2017 called Platforms, Apps and Omnibots - Alternate Views on the Future of Legal Research . It starts at 1PM Eastern time:"Can you imagine a future where a…
  • Oct 5

    Library Association Submissions on Canadian Copyright Board Reform

    Library Association Submissions on Canadian Copyright Board Reform
    The Government of Canada has been holding consultations on the reform of the Copyright Board whose job it is to establish royalties for the use of copyrighted materials.Today, the website Librarianship.ca posted summaries of the submissions…
Rank this Week: 86

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 16

    140Law: Legal Headlines for the week of October 16, 2017

    140Law: Legal Headlines for the week of October 16, 2017
    Here are our leading legal headlines for the week of October 16, 2017 from Wise Law on Twitter: Feds win bid to reargue the facts used in landmark assisted-dying case Edmonton lawyer asks court to reveal judges' training materials…
  • Oct 13

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Friday, October 13, 2017.Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.For more information on Employment Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our website at…
  • Oct 12

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday October 12, 2017.Today we are talking about Family Law.For more information on Employment Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our website at…
Rank this Week: 153

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: 178

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

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

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 197

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

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

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 13

    Where to look for a loved one's elusive will

    Where to look for a loved one's elusive will
    BC lawyer Alison Oxtoby recently wrote an article about looking for someone's will. She has obviously run into the same situation that I and many of you readers have encountered - the search for a will that someone said he made but nobody can…
  • Oct 8

    Please vote for us as your fave law blog!

    Please vote for us as your fave law blog!
    Well, friends, some of you must have nominated me for "fave law blog" since I made the candidate's list. Many thanks and I'd make you all chocolate chip cookies if I could. In the meantime, voting is now open and you can click here…
  • Oct 7

    Care home manager jailed for stealing thousands from 97-year-old woman

    Care home manager jailed for stealing thousands from 97-year-old woman
    In Birmingham, England, an unnamed 97-year-old woman lived in a care facility managed by Carleen Wilkins. Wilkins used the victim's ATM card to withdraw money every day for about a year, taking a total of 90,000 British pounds (about…
Rank this Week: 236

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 304

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 348

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
Rank this Week: 369

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Oct 11

    Cars and the data they share

    Cars and the data they share
    Anyone interested in cars and the data they will increasingly collect should read the article in the November Automobile magazine titled The Big Data Boom – How the race to monetize the connected car will drive change in the auto…
  • Sep 20

    Canadian IT Law Association annual conference

    Canadian IT Law Association annual conference
    I just signed up to attend the fall IT-Can conference, and thought the conference was worth mentioning.  It is a consistent high quality conference for lawyers practicing in the IT/IP fields, and for others such as CIO’s. Topics…
  • Sep 6

    PIPEDA privacy breach notification regulations published for comment

    PIPEDA privacy breach notification regulations published for comment
    The draft privacy breach regulations under PIPEDA have just been published.  They are open for comment for 30 days. These regulations detail the mechanics of notifying the Privacy Commissioner and individuals when there is a privacy…
Rank this Week: 404

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/
  • Oct 9

    Should Ontario Introduce New Prohibited Grounds Into Human Rights Code?

    Should Ontario Introduce New Prohibited Grounds Into Human Rights Code?
    Former Law Dean, now MPP Natalie Des Rosiers has proposed reforms to the Ontario Human Rights Code that would add four new prohibited grounds, including:  genetics, immigration status, social condition and police records. Des Rosiers is…
  • Oct 5

    Precarious Work Conference at Western (Nov. 3-4)

    Precarious Work Conference at Western (Nov. 3-4)
    Professor Michael Lynk of Western Law has sent along the flyer for the upcoming annual Labour Law conference.  This year’s theme is Precarious Work, which is the current hot topic in the field.   Looks like a great line-up,…
  • Oct 4

    We Have a Problem of Quality Control in Employment Law Education

    We Have a Problem of Quality Control in Employment Law Education
    In my job as a work law professor, I occassionally come across “test banks” for testing knowledge of work law concepts produced by text book publishers, professional organizations that train managers, and other sources.  I…
Rank this Week: 406

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/
  • Oct 15

    2017 Canadian Elder Law Conference

    2017 Canadian Elder Law Conference
    I have the privilege of speaking at this year's Canadian Elder Law Conference at the Pan Pacific Hotel, in Vancouver, B.C. The 2017 Conference will be held on Thursday, November 2, and Friday, November 3.I will be on a panel with Sara…
  • Oct 7

    B.C. Supreme Court Rules Committee Inviting Comments on Proposed Changes to Probate Rule

    B.C. Supreme Court Rules Committee Inviting Comments on Proposed Changes to Probate Rule
    The Attorney General’s B.C. Supreme Court Rules Committee is requesting comments on proposed changes to the probate rules. You can read the proposed changes here.A couple of the proposed changes caught my eye. One proposed changes to…
  • Sep 10

    Undue Influence by Inducing False Beliefs: Re: Patterson Estate

    Undue Influence by Inducing False Beliefs: Re: Patterson Estate
    Undue influence usually implies coercion. Someone may challenge a will or a benefit in a will on the basis that another procured the will or benefit by applying pressure to the will maker. The pressure may be overt threats of violence, or…
Rank this Week: 430

Canadian Securities Law Online

Canadian Securities Law Online

Covers Canadian securities law topics, including disclosures, corporate governance, mergers, registration and compliance. By Stikeman Elliott.

http://www.canadiansecuritieslaw.com/
  • Aug 11

    The Equity Margin Project: IIROC Withdraws Phase II of the Main Proposal for the New Methodology for Margining Equity Securitie

    The Equity Margin Project: IIROC Withdraws Phase II of the Main Proposal for the New Methodology for Margining Equity Securitie
     On July 13, 2017, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada published IIROC Notice 17-0144 Withdrawal of the New Methodology for Margining Equity Securities-Dealer Member Rule 100 and Form 1 withdrawing Phase II of…
  • Aug 3

    IIROC Best Execution Amendments and Guidance

    IIROC Best Execution Amendments and Guidance
    Darin Renton -  On July 6, 2017, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) published final amendments to the Universal Market Integrity Rules (UMIR) and the Dealer Member Rules (DMR) related to best execution…
  • Aug 3

    NI 31-103 Amendments: EMDs Banned from Prospectus Offering

    NI 31-103 Amendments: EMDs Banned from Prospectus Offering
    Alix d’Anglejan-Chatillon and Darin Renton -  New custody rules for non-SRO registrants also introduced Under a series of amendments to National Instrument 31-103 – Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing…
Rank this Week: 470

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 21

    Bonus Eligibility Tied to Active Employment

    Bonus Eligibility Tied to Active Employment
    The Ontario Court of Appeal released a decision in Paquette v. TeraGo Networks Inc., 2016 ONCA 618 (CanLII) that should have employers pulling out and reviewing their incentive plans, including bonus, STIP, LTIP, stock options and whatever…
  • Feb 17

    Enforceability of Employment Contracts a Comprehensive Case

    Enforceability of Employment Contracts a Comprehensive Case
    Please take some time to make your way through Cook v. Hatch Ltd., 2017 ONSC 47. It’s a well reasoned and thoughtful decision that injects some common sense into the enforceability of contractual termination clause discussion. The…
  • Feb 16

    Sale of a Business and Intermingling under the Labour Relations Act, 1995

    Sale of a Business and Intermingling under the Labour Relations Act, 1995
    The Ontario Labour Relations Board (“OLRB”) considered the sale of a business provisions in the Labour Relations Act, 1995 in ADT Security Services Canada, Inc. v Unifor Local 554, 2017 CanLII 4481 (ON LRB). ADT (a unionized…
Rank this Week: 499

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/
  • Aug 31

    Claim for contamination damages against MOECC allowed to proceed

    Claim for contamination damages against MOECC allowed to proceed
    In September, 1990, an oil spill occurred on a property owned by Shell.  The spill released approximately 9,000 litres of oil, and clean-up measures were undertaken.  Nearly 23 years later, in the spring of 2013, a neighbouring…
  • Jul 26

    Supreme Court dismisses First Nation's appeal of Enbridge Line 9 Reversal

    Supreme Court dismisses First Nation's appeal of Enbridge Line 9 Reversal
    The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision today in the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (COTTFN) appeal of the National Energy Board ("NEB") approval of the Enbridge Pipelines Inc. Line 9 Reversal Project.  The Court has…
  • Jun 27

    Seller's Family's remorse not grounds to set aside farm transaction, says Alberta Court

    Seller's Family's remorse not grounds to set aside farm transaction, says Alberta Court
    Several years ago, a young couple purchased farm land from an 86 year old man, a bachelor most of his life (the "Vendor").  The couple had leased the land for a number of years, and paid about $600,000 for two quarter sections (160 acres…
Rank this Week: 531

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/
  • Oct 11

    Would I get paid my commission if I left the company?

    Would I get paid my commission if I left the company?
    Question:  If I leave this company in around a month, would I still get paid my commissions from the deal I just won over the next 3 years? I’ve been working for a company for around 3 years, I have been made a better offer at…
  • Oct 10

    Terminating an Employee who has Submitted an Extended Notice to Quit

    Terminating an Employee who has Submitted an Extended Notice to Quit
    Employees owe their employers a notice period when intending to quit, just as an employer owes an employee notice when seeking to terminate an employee. This ensures each party has time to adjust to changes without suffering too much…
  • Oct 5

    Refusing Unsafe Work In Ontario

    Refusing Unsafe Work In Ontario
    Workers in Ontario covered under the Occupational Health and Safety Act have a right to refuse, reasonably believed unsafe work that is not essential to the job. For instance, if working at high heights is essential to complete the tasks of…
Rank this Week: 532

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Oct 12

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    russia alleged to have taken nsa exploits from nsa contractor through use of kaspersky antivirus. https://t.co/QgmlCOFVTv 2017-10-06 google accused of engaging in pattern of trade secret theft. https://t.co/KRKN5OiDMh 2017-10-09 how online…
  • Oct 5

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    uk activist convicted for refusing to disclose device passwords when returning to the uk. https://t.co/TcfIyS0kBn 2017-09-29 us cybersecurity czar contemplates replacing social security nos w/ cryptographic identifiers.…
  • Sep 28

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    london revokes uber's license. https://t.co/zwtAqPTJPC 2017-09-22 well, i suppose this is one way to combat genericization…. https://t.co/6Hk5Oo5XqU 2017-09-26 [Click on title above to read the full post]
Rank this Week: 546

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
Rank this Week: 553

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Oct 11

    Nova Scotia introduces new "secure" ID and licenses; fails to mention use of biometric

    Nova Scotia introduces new "secure" ID and licenses; fails to mention use of biometric
    The Government of Nova Scotia just announced that it is introducing new "secure" provincial ID cards and drivers licenses. What they failed to mention in any of their press releases or in any of the media coverage is that the new system will…
  • Oct 6

    Nova Scotia introduces new anti-cyberbullying bill

    Nova Scotia introduces new anti-cyberbullying bill
    On October 5, 2017, the Nova Scotia Liberal government introduced a new bill to replace the former Cyber-safety Act, which was struck down as unconstitutional (a "colossal failure", said the judge). The Intimate Images and Cyber-protection…
  • Sep 1

    Canadian breach notification requirements finally published for comment

    Canadian breach notification requirements finally published for comment
    The Digital Privacy Act amended the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada) to add notification requirements for "breaches of security safeguards", but we've all been anxiously awaiting regulations that will…
Rank this Week: 556

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Oct 11

    Individual Pleads to Criminal Bid-rigging For Condo Project

    Individual Pleads to Criminal Bid-rigging For Condo Project
    October 11, 2017 On October 10, 2017, the Competition Bureau (Bureau) announced that another individual has pleaded guilty to rigging bids in relation to a condominium development project investigation (see: here). In this case, an estimator…
  • Oct 4

    Digital Marketing Strategies and Legal Issues For Associations & Their Member

    Digital Marketing Strategies and Legal Issues For Associations & Their Member
    October 4, 2017 I am pleased to be presenting again at the Canadian Society of Association Executive’s (CSAE) National Conference – this year in St. John’s, Newfoundland. I’ll be co-presenting a session this year,…
  • Sep 28

    Supreme Court Confirms Crown Immunity in Competition Class Action

    Supreme Court Confirms Crown Immunity in Competition Class Action
    September 28, 2017 It is relatively uncommon for the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) to hear competition law cases. However, in an interesting decision handed down earlier today (Canada (Attorney General) v. Thouin), the SCC confirmed the…
Rank this Week: 560

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
  • Oct 11

    Top Five Changes to Canada’s Citizenship Act – Fall 2017

    Top Five Changes to Canada’s Citizenship Act – Fall 2017
    Canada’s Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen announced on October 4th, 2017 that there will be another wave of changes to Bill  C-6. Part of this bill amends the Citizenship Act which helps ease the process for immigrants to become…
  • Oct 11

    Top 10 Reasons to Move to the U.S.

    Top 10 Reasons to Move to the U.S.
    Sure, there are a significant amount of reasons one may want to move to America. It is common for individuals to move based on a job opportunity, a loved one, or simply because they are seeking to live out the ‘American Dream’.…
  • Oct 11

    How US Immigration Policy Has Given Relief- And How It Applies Now

    How US Immigration Policy Has Given Relief- And How It Applies Now
    Amidst a great deal of immigration debate and potential change, we take a look at 3 different elements of immigration policy that the US has introduced—and at times rescinded. Each of these has provided a certain level of relief to its…
Rank this Week: 598

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Oct 14

    Judge Comments that Family Litigants are “Blowing Their Brains Out Fighting”

    Judge Comments that Family Litigants are “Blowing Their Brains Out Fighting”
    In yet another British Columbia Supreme Court case, a wise judge points out the folly of the battle between litigating spouses and the accompanying expense, both financially and emotionally. In Danroth v. Whiting 2017 BCSC 1814 Mr. Justice…
  • Oct 5

    Anonymous v. Anonymous: The Secret Divorce

    Anonymous v. Anonymous: The Secret Divorce
    Anthony Weiner’s public and private activities have been splashed over media outlets around the world. Besides his unsuccessful run for mayor of New York in 2013, and the discovery of “Hillary” emails on his computer, there…
  • Sep 27

    “Extreme” Family Law Litigation Decried by the Court

    “Extreme” Family Law Litigation Decried by the Court
    Despite family law Rules of Court that call for the “just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of a family law case on its merits”, there always seem to be those cases that take on the qualities of “scorched earth”…
Rank this Week: 650

All About Estates

All About Estates

Covers estates, trusts, tax, litigation, guardianship and elder care.

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Oct 15

    Technology Aids and Aging At Home

    Technology Aids and Aging At Home
    If you ask anyone where they would like to live when older, most would say that they want to remain living in their own homes- for as long as possible. What does ‘for as long as possible’ mean? Most times in means that the older…
  • Oct 13

    Enhancing the Succession Process – Engaging a Family Business Facilitator

    Enhancing the Succession Process – Engaging a Family Business Facilitator
    In my last blog I spoke about one of the biggest risks to the successful transition of a family business – poor communication among family members. Related to this is family dynamics.  It is often thought that one of the best ways…
  • Oct 12

    A True Heartbreaker

    A True Heartbreaker
    This Blog was written by: Liz Bozek   As you have undoubtedly heard, Tom Petty died on October 2nd after suffering a massive heart attack. He was rushed to hospital and placed on life support but, after doctors discovered no signs…
Rank this Week: 689

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 746

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/canadian-insurance-law/
Rank this Week: 761

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 837

TN Visa Attorney Blog

TN Visa Attorney Blog

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

http://www.tnvisabulletin.com/nafta-tn-blog/
  • Sep 20

    New USCBP TN Filing Policy Change

    New USCBP TN Filing Policy Change
    According to the USCBP Buffalo Field Office, effective August 21, 2017, attorneys will not be allowed in the secondary inspection area of any port-of-entry with their clients. This is apparently a national policy affecting all U.S.…
  • Aug 8

    Systems Analyst TN Visa Approval After 2 Denials for Lack of Computer Degree

    Systems Analyst TN Visa Approval After 2 Denials for Lack of Computer Degree
    TN VisaCase Info.Background:The applicant, a citizen of Canada, had been approved for TN visa status under the Computer Systems Analyst category for several years. When he recently applied for a new TN to change employers, a USCBP officer…
  • Jun 1

    DOS Will No Longer Annotate TN Visa Stamps for Work Period

    DOS Will No Longer Annotate TN Visa Stamps for Work Period
    Despite past assurances as recently as Oct. 2016, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) has now stated that it will no longer annotate TN visa stamps to reflect the dates of employment requested by a TN visa petitioner. (TN visa stamps are…
Rank this Week: 852

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 2

    Quickscribe Annotations for September 2017

    Quickscribe Annotations for September 2017
    Below are the latest BC legislative annotations from Quickscribe for September 2017.Eileen Vanderburgh, Alexander Holburn + Lang LLP - Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy ActBill Buholzer, Young Anderson Barristers and Solicitors…
  • Sep 14

    Access to Justice BC Launches New Website

    Access to Justice BC Launches New Website
    Very pleased to announce that Access to Justice BC has launched a brand new website!Many thanks to the A2JBC volunteers that helped the process; and especially the project leadership provided by Jane Morley, Q.C. and Jennifer Muller!
  • Sep 14

    Quickscribe Annotations for August 2017

    Quickscribe Annotations for August 2017
    Below are the latest BC legislative annotations from Quickscribe for August.Katherine Hardie - British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal – Human Rights CodeKimberly Jakeman, Harper Grey LLP – Veterinarians ActQuickscribe 2.0 is an…
Rank this Week: 874

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Oct 16

    Assimilative Euphemisms: An Introduction to the Sixties Scoop

    Assimilative Euphemisms: An Introduction to the Sixties Scoop
    Image Credit: Jackie Traverse, "Two Scoops" Tansi Nîtôtemtik, Frighteningly, in the context of the Sixties Scoop, 'the best interests of the Indigenous child' appears to have been a euphemized version of the phrase and policy…
  • Oct 13

    In the Media: Last Week in Edmonton

    In the Media: Last Week in Edmonton
    Tansi Nîtôtemtik, On October 4, the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Arts hosted What Comes Next: Political Afterlives of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The roundtable discussion featured big names (Glen Coulthard, Audra…
  • Oct 12

    IRSSA: The Dollar Value of Abuse

    IRSSA: The Dollar Value of Abuse
    Tansi Nîtôtemtik, Rather than resulting in joy and excitement, the IRSSA’s payouts to Indigenous groups or individuals have generally been met with frustration and disappointment. This is because the traumas of residential school remain…
Rank this Week: 894

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Law library information by Canadian Law Librarian Connie Crosby.

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

    Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: My Chapters Now Available

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

    Email Policies - Some Resource

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

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

    Announcing Social Media Engagement Certificate at University of Toronto - On-line Courses Start Sept. 9th
    I have more project news to share:I am excited to announce a new Social Media Engagement certificate through the iSchool Institute at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto that Daniel Lee and I will be teaching starting in…
Rank this Week: 936

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
  • Oct 11

    WestlawNext Canada training

    WestlawNext Canada training
    The library is pleased to offer WestlawNext Canada training. The session will take place on Monday, October 16, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 2011. To register send a message to library@osgoode.yorku.ca, with WestlawNext Canada in the…
  • Sep 25

    Lexis Advance Quicklaw training

    Lexis Advance Quicklaw training
    Brush up on your online searching skills! The library is pleased to offer Lexis Advance Quicklaw training on Wednesday, October 4, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The session will take place in Room 2011. To register please send a … Continue…
  • Sep 25

    Osgoode Digital Commons: Readership Snapshot

    Osgoode Digital Commons: Readership Snapshot
    August 2017 Last month, Osgoode Digital Commons had 41,179 full-text downloads and 221 new submissions were posted, bringing the total works in the repository to  16,568. Osgoode Hall Law School of York University scholarship was read by…
Rank this Week: 1038

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 1

    7th Circuit Court of Appeals finds Article III Standing for P.F. Chang’s Plaintiff

    7th Circuit Court of Appeals finds Article III Standing for P.F. Chang’s Plaintiff
    On April 14, 2016, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reinstated plaintiffs’ action against P.F. Chang’s restaurant chain that arose out of the well-reported breach of payment card information. The action was previously…
  • Apr 24

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right
    The following column was first published in 2012. It is as fresh today as it was then. Its time to take it to heart. Rick It is axiomatic to say that insurance products evolve. Indeed, like virtually every organic structure, its development,…
  • Apr 13

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim
    In a brief, unpublished decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a ruling that Travelers must defend Portal Healthcare Solutions in an underlying lawsuit involving the disclosure of confidential medical records on…
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Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
  • Oct 4

    Digital Marketing Strategies and Legal Issues For Associations & Their Member

    Digital Marketing Strategies and Legal Issues For Associations & Their Member
    I am pleased to be presenting again at the Canadian Society of Association Executive’s (CSAE) National Conference – this year in St. John’s, Newfoundland. I’ll be co-presenting a session this year, with Andrew…
  • Jul 5

    Misleading Concert Prices Could Be Your Ticket to a Fine: Competition Bureau

    Misleading Concert Prices Could Be Your Ticket to a Fine: Competition Bureau
    On July 4, 2017, the Competition Bureau (Bureau) issued a statement warning sporting and entertainment vendors to ensure that their upfront pricing was accurate. In particular, the Bureau cautioned ticket sellers that engaging in “drip…
  • Jun 2

    A Legal Tiptoe Through the Hot World of Influencer Advertising

    A Legal Tiptoe Through the Hot World of Influencer Advertising
    My new Canadian Lawyer column discusses practical tips for brands and influencers in the expanding area of endorsements and testimonials, in light of Federal Trade Commission, Competition Bureau and industry regulator guidance. Below is an…
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IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
  • Jun 28

    Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Worldwide De-indexing Order against Google

    Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Worldwide De-indexing Order against Google
    Today, Canada’s Supreme Court upheld a worldwide interlocutory injunction against Google in Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc., 2017 SCC 34. The injunction ordered Google to de-index websites selling intellectual property infringing…
  • Jun 28

    Chronology of the Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc. Litigation

    Chronology of the Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc. Litigation
    April 12, 2011 Equustek sues Datalink in British Columbia Supreme Court (BCSC) (B.C.’s court of first instance).   September 23, 2011 BCSC grants an injunction ordering Datalink: 1.    To return to Equustek any…
  • Nov 11

    The latest Fleck & Chumak LLP IP ADDRESS newsletter is out.

    The latest Fleck & Chumak LLP IP ADDRESS newsletter is out.
    Topics covered include Canadian trademark reform delayed to 2018, patent & industrial design strategies, copyright and technological protection mechanisms, anti-spam, ad law & privacy: http://bit.ly/1QjjoDH.
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Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Covers upcoming and decided appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. By McCarthy Tétrault LLP

http://www.canadianappeals.com
  • Sep 21

    BCCA Rules Civil Jury Fees Are Constitutional

    BCCA Rules Civil Jury Fees Are Constitutional
    By Byron Shaw   On September 15, 2017, the B.C. Court of Appeal rejected a challenge by the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia (“TLA”) to the constitutionality of legislation requiring civil litigants opting for a…
  • Sep 20

    The duty to disclose Mary Carter agreements immediately: new guidance from the BC Court of Appeal

    The duty to disclose Mary Carter agreements immediately: new guidance from the BC Court of Appeal
    By Connor Bildfell Mary Carter agreements are settlement agreements between a plaintiff and defendant in multiparty litigation wherein the defendant ostensibly remains an active party to the litigation while the plaintiff’s claim in…
  • Sep 5

    Does the Duty to Inform Apply Solely to the Contracting Parties?

    Does the Duty to Inform Apply Solely to the Contracting Parties?
    By Gabrielle Baracat and Paul Blanchard In Camions Daimler Canada ltée v. Camions Sterling de Lévis inc., 2017 QCCA 798, the Quebec Court of Appeal confirmed that the duty to inform that exists between contracting parties, which…
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The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

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

    As of January 2015, the Patent Librarian's…

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

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013

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

    Tangle toy puzzle

    Tangle toy puzzle
    A few days ago I took my four-year old daughter to get a flu shot. As a reward for being brave and not crying (too much) the nurse gave her a puzzle-toy called a Tangle(R). Turns out it was patented in 1985 (US 4509929) by Richard Zawitz.…
Rank this Week: 1259

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: 1307

Venture Law Lines

Venture Law Lines

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

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

    When University Commercialization Offices Turn Troll

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

    What to do When Blackberry KIKs You to the Curb

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

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd
    The value of a severance agreements for departing CEOs lies not only in how much they promise to pay, but in what protection it preserves. Mark Hurd's agreement with HP sets out some of the subtleties that you should ensure your own…
Rank this Week: 1343

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Ontario Condo Law Blog

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

http://www.ontariocondolaw.com/
  • May 11

    Lien registration is lawyers’ work

    Lien registration is lawyers’ work
    A recent small claims court decision signals the end of condo management firms preparing, registering and discharging condominium liens in-house. Page v. Maple Ridge Community Management Ltd., 2017 CanLII 21772 began when a unit…
  • Apr 8

    Accommodating disabilities: What medical evidence is required?

    Accommodating disabilities: What medical evidence is required?
    It is well known that condominiums owe a duty to accommodate persons with disabilities.  It is less clear, however, what constitutes adequate proof of a disability. Ambiguous medical notes containing no meaningful details are often the…
  • Jan 11

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2016

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2016
    Happy 2017! Here’s our recap of some of the most notable condo law cases from the year gone by. #10 – Cheung v. York Region CC 759, 2016 ONSC 4236 Many condominiums have insufficient parking for occupants and guests, requiring the…
Rank this Week: 1412

The Trial Warrior Blog

The Trial Warrior Blog

Covers law and justice in Canada. By Antonin I. Pribetic.

http://thetrialwarrior.com/
  • Jan 19

    Two-Year Limitation Period Applies to Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Ontario

    Two-Year Limitation Period Applies to Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Ontario
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario has confirmed that the 2-year limitation period under the Limitations Act, 2002 applies to enforcement of foreign judgments, subject to the discoverability principle: Independence Plaza 1 Associates, L.L.C. v.…
  • Dec 8

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction
    If you’re an Ontario litigator and thought suing your client for fees in Small Claims Court based upon a written retainer agreement was an option, then take a read of Justice Nordheimer’s decision in Jane Conte Professional…
  • Dec 8

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction

    Written Retainer Agreement Ousts Small Claim Court’s Jurisdiction
    If you’re an Ontario litigator and thought suing your client for fees in Small Claims Court based upon a written retainer agreement was an option, then take a read of Justice Nordheimer’s decision in Jane Conte Professional…
Rank this Week: 1452

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
Rank this Week: 1456

Wines and Information Management…

Wines and Information Management (WIM)

In-house counsel blawg on e-disovery, the impact of IT on the law and vice versa, information/knowledge management and wines. By Dominic Jaar.

http://dominicjaar.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1524

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Discusses the complications, pitfalls, and the overall state of affairs of trusts and estates in Canada. By Megan F. Connolly.

http://www.torontoestatemonitor.com/
  • Mar 7

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse
    The recent decision of the Superior Court of Justice in the Murphy Estate considers what happens when parties to a proceeding settle a matter on the basis of faulty facts and one of the parties suffers from “buyer’s remorse”. 
  • Mar 7

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse
    The recent decision of the Superior Court of Justice in the Murphy Estate considers what happens when parties to a proceeding settle a matter on the basis of faulty facts and one of the parties suffers from “buyer’s…
  • Mar 5

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt
    One of an estate trustee’s duties is to pay the debts that a deceased individual owed when he or she died.  As I have previously discussed, the estate trustee is generally not personally liable for the deceased’s debts – they are paid…
Rank this Week: 1533

Small City Law Firm Tech

Small City Law Firm Tech

Provides software tips and advice for common law-office software including Word, Outlook, MS Windows and Adobe Acrobat. By Vivian Manning.

http://vmanning.posterous.com/
  • May 13

    Office 2013: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Office 2013: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    My new post up this morning at Attorney At Work: Microsoft Office 2013 has been available for several months, but Office 2010 has been stable and mostly well-received in our firm. And with staff and lawyers already overwhelmed by the…
  • May 1

    Filed Under "You Learn Something New Every Day": Posting from Word to Exchange Public Folder

    Filed Under "You Learn Something New Every Day": Posting from Word to Exchange Public Folder
    One of the many things I enjoy about my work is the constant learning and discovery.  Even if it's a 'small' discovery, as this one is, it's often enough to make a difference in a workday. I'm always looking for more efficient ways…
  • Apr 30

    Them’s The (Email) Rules!

    Them’s The (Email) Rules!
    My latest post is up at the ABA Law Technology Today blogPlease head off here to read the full post: A couple of weeks ago our offices installed a brand-spanking new VoIP phone system.  I've been geeking out for the last little…
Rank this Week: 1549