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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 21

    On the LSUC Dialogue on Licensing, Pt 1: Is There a Need for Change?

    On the LSUC Dialogue on Licensing, Pt 1: Is There a Need for Change?
    Over the summer months, the Law Society of Upper Canada has been conducting a Dialogue on Licensing to prompt information sharing, discussion, input and reflection on the future of the requirements for licensing of lawyers in Ontario. Based…
  • 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 this…
  • Sep 20

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Daniel v. Miller, Canfield,…
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/
  • Sep 19

    Newest Issue of Canadian Law Library Review

    Newest Issue of Canadian Law Library Review
    The most recent issue of the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR) is available online.The CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries.
  • Sep 18

    The Good and Bad of PowerPoint Slide

    The Good and Bad of PowerPoint Slide
    Ah...PowerPoint.How do I love thee? How do I hate thee? Let me count the ways...Today on Slaw.ca, Steven B. Levy wrote about what PowerPoint is good for, and not so good for:"I’ve seen many successful projects perceived as troubled…
  • Sep 16

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title
    The list of new library titles added to the Supreme Court of Canada collection from September 1st to 15th, 2017 is now available on the Court website.It is possible to subscribe via e-mail to receive the list.
Rank this Week: 86

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 21

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday September 21, 2017.Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.A last will cannot have provisions that run contrary to public policy.For instance, a will cannot discriminate against a…
  • Sep 20

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday September 20, 2017.Today we are talking about Family Law.Marriage contracts, also known as pre-nuptial agreements, enable spouses to privately determine how issues relating to their…
  • Sep 19

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday September 19, 2017.Today we are talking about Employment Law.Ontario employees are prohibited from discrimination and harassment against any employee. Employers may not discriminate on…
Rank this Week: 154

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: 181

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

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

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Sep 15

    No, You Can’t Make the Court Take Down Reasons You Don’t Like

    No, You Can’t Make the Court Take Down Reasons You Don’t Like
    Reasons for judgement were published today by the BC Court of Appeal refusing to take down or modify previous reasons for judgement that a litigant was displeased with. In today’s case (MacGougan v. Barraclough) the Plaintiff was…
  • Sep 13

    Vehicle Dealer Found at Fault For Crash By Thief By “Leaving a Truck Available to be Stolen”

    Vehicle Dealer Found at Fault For Crash By Thief By “Leaving a Truck Available to be Stolen”
    If you own a vehicle that is stolen and the thief injures others in a collision can you be liable?  According to a case released today by the BC Supreme Court, the answer is yes. In today’s case (Provost v. Bolton) the Defendant…
  • Sep 7

    Court Rejects Defence Doctor As Not A “Reliable and Credible Witness”

    Court Rejects Defence Doctor As Not A “Reliable and Credible Witness”
    A finding that a witness lacks credibility is damaging.  This is particularity so when it comes to an expert witness for hire.  Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, making such…
Rank this Week: 198

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/
  • Sep 21

    Video: How to prevent fights over will

    Video: How to prevent fights over will
    Here is a brief video that readers might find interesting. In it you will see Rob Carrick, financial columnist for the Globe and Mail, chatting with Mark Goodfield, an accountant who does a lot of estate work, and who some of you may know…
  • Sep 19

    Executor wants to buy the family home but a beneficiary has hired a realtor to sell it

    Executor wants to buy the family home but a beneficiary has hired a realtor to sell it
    Is there any asset that causes as much trouble in an estate as the parent's home? The interplay of legal rights and volatile emotions can make it tough to deal with. This reader recently asked me a question about an executor (who is also a…
  • Sep 17

    Taking the financial reins from Mom and Dad

    Taking the financial reins from Mom and Dad
    Many people think of estate planning as making a will, but that's only part of it. The other important part is making documents that plan for losing your mental capacity. Sure, it's not the most fun thing to think about but it's certainly…
Rank this Week: 238

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 306

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 350

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: 371

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Sep 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…
  • Aug 30

    Artificial Intelligence and the Legal Profession

    Artificial Intelligence and the Legal Profession
    Artificial Intelligence is going to have a disruptive effect on the legal profession.  The question is how soon, how much, and what areas of law come first.  This kind of disruptive change builds up slowly, but once it…
Rank this Week: 406

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/
  • Sep 14

    Announcing the New “Law of Work Best Paper Award”

    Announcing the New “Law of Work Best Paper Award”
    I’m very excited to announce the new annual Law of Work Best Paper Award, which will be awarded to the best paper submitted to the annual conference of the Canadian Industrial Relations Association (CIRA) that deals with subject matter…
  • Sep 12

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    There is a long proud line of labour reporters who over the years have influenced labour policy by shining a spotlight on abusive labour practices.  As the newspaper industry for survival in the electronic age, labour reporters have been…
  • Sep 8

    Can an Employer Order a Female Employee to Wear a Bra at Work?

    Can an Employer Order a Female Employee to Wear a Bra at Work?
    A server at East Side Mario’s restaurant in Timmins is in the news this week alleging that her employer is requiring her to wear a bra at work as part of the company’s dress code.  Here’s a passage from the CBC print…
Rank this Week: 408

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

Covers British Columbia wills, trusts and estates law, elder law and estate litigation. By Stan Rule.

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 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…
  • Aug 19

    Sato v. Sato

    Sato v. Sato
    Things would be simpler, but not nearly as interesting, if everyone remained in the same place. Hiroyuki Rex Sato, often referred to as Rex, immigrated with his family to British Columbia in 1969. He became a Canadian citizen in 1975.…
  • Jul 29

    Capacity to Marry: Devore-Thompson v. Poulain

    Capacity to Marry: Devore-Thompson v. Poulain
    Marriage has significant legal implications on the succession of property. Yet, I don’t come across either in my practice or my reading, that many cases where a marriage is challenged on the basis that someone did not have the mental…
Rank this Week: 433

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: 474

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: 502

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: 535

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Sep 18

    What is Ethnic Discrimination in the Workplace?

    What is Ethnic Discrimination in the Workplace?
    Ethnic discrimination occurs when an employee is treated different than his or her colleagues based on their ethnicity in a manner that is unfair. A person’s ethnicity refers to the national, cultural or religious group(s) to which they…
  • Sep 18

    How to Deal With Workplace Violence

    How to Deal With Workplace Violence
    It is exceedingly important that businesses have clear policies and procedures in place to address workplace violence, which comply with the statutes that govern workplace violence – including the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety…
  • Sep 11

    Can attending a white supremacist rally be grounds for dismissal?

    Can attending a white supremacist rally be grounds for dismissal?
    After several attendees of last month’s white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., were outed on social media and then quickly fired, Canadian employers are asking, “Can attending a white supremacist rally be grounds for…
Rank this Week: 537

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Sep 14

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    the sun sets on solaris. rather a shame. https://t.co/UJbV7Tlo81 2017-09-08 how london is using wifi to track subway users to improve it. interesting. https://t.co/kCRszYgUqk 2017-09-09 ai can accurately identify sexual orientation based only…
  • Sep 14

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    the sun sets on solaris. rather a shame. https://t.co/UJbV7Tlo81 2017-09-08 how london is using wifi to track subway users to improve it. interesting. https://t.co/kCRszYgUqk 2017-09-09 ai can accurately identify sexual orientation based only…
  • Sep 7

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    china announces plan to build hyperloop-like trains with top speed of 4,000 km/h. hmm. https://t.co/mJHmDcDEFE 2017-09-01 blaneys recognized as a top regional law firm. very proud of my colleagues. https://t.co/VfGm6aQfYX 2017-09-06
Rank this Week: 550

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: 557

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • 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…
  • Jul 26

    British Columbia Commissioner finds that "Creep Catchers" violated province's privacy law

    British Columbia Commissioner finds that "Creep Catchers" violated province's privacy law
    The Information and Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia has just released a very interesting decision and order against the "Surrey Creep Catchers". The Creep Catchers are a loosely affiliated group of people whose stated purpose is to…
  • Jun 7

    Canadian government pulls the plug on the Canadian Anti-Spam Law private right of action

    Canadian government pulls the plug on the Canadian Anti-Spam Law private right of action
    It's official ... the ability to sue for damages under Canada's Anti-Spam Law (CASL) has been put on ice. An order-in-council dated June 2, 2017 repealed the provision of a previous cabinet order that set the commencement of the private right…
Rank this Week: 560

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • 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
    July 5, 2017 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…
  • May 29

    A Legal Tiptoe Through Influencer Advertising

    A Legal Tiptoe Through Influencer Advertising
    May 29, 2017 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 self-regulatory industry…
  • May 16

    Preparing for the Expiry of CASL’s Transitional Provision

    Preparing for the Expiry of CASL’s Transitional Provision
    May 16, 2017 tbk Creative has published a very good and thorough post of the upcoming expiry of CASL’s (Canada’s anti-spam law) transitional provision on July 1, 2017. While a significant amount has recently been written on the…
Rank this Week: 564

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
  • Aug 18

    Breaking US Immigration News: August 18, 2017

    Breaking US Immigration News: August 18, 2017
    This week marks the 5th anniversary of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).  Many of the people who benefit from the program have scheduled protests against those who oppose DACA.  A partnership among different states led…
  • Aug 17

    Canadian Immigration News: August 18, 2017

    Canadian Immigration News: August 18, 2017
    Weekly Immigration News and Top Rated Stories: Changes in Canadian immigration laws to heart moving immigrant success stories. Breaking Canada Immigration News This week, the foreign affairs minister Chrystia Freeland released a list of…
  • Aug 16

    Why America Needs Low-Skilled Immigrant

    Why America Needs Low-Skilled Immigrant
    The Benefits of Low-Skilled Immigration “Immigrants take away American jobs.” This statement is used by President Trump to justify his decision to reduce legal immigration to the US. But what President Trump and his administration…
Rank this Week: 605

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Sep 17

    Politicians Wake Up: Canadians Overwhelmingly Support Shared Parenting

    Politicians Wake Up: Canadians Overwhelmingly Support Shared Parenting
    In a poll conducted by leading Canadian pollsters, Nanos Research, the results revealed that 70% of Canadians support shared parenting. Thirteen per cent opposed shared parenting and 17% were undecided. Nanos conducted an RDD dual frame…
  • Sep 12

    No-Show Father Ordered to Pay Over a Half a Million Dollars in Child Support Arrear

    No-Show Father Ordered to Pay Over a Half a Million Dollars in Child Support Arrear
    In this British Columbia Supreme Court case, the parents of two children separated in 2001 and in 2003 entered into a separation agreement. The agreement stated that the father’s income was $90,000 per year and that he would pay…
  • Sep 1

    Court of Appeal Orders New Trial for Father Because of Expert’s Fraud on the Court

    Court of Appeal Orders New Trial for Father Because of Expert’s Fraud on the Court
    In a groundbreaking decision last summer after a 147 day trial, Mr. Justice Paul Walker of the British Columbia Supreme Court found that B.C.’s child protection authorities had negligently permitted a father to sexually abuse his…
Rank this Week: 657

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Sep 21

    Taming the Cottage Gremlins with a Non-Profit Organization

    Taming the Cottage Gremlins with a Non-Profit Organization
    This Blog was written by Carol Willes, One of our family’s favourite pastimes at the cottage is to build a roaring campfire and spend the evenings telling stories, singing along to guitar tunes and roasting the occasional marshmallow.…
  • Sep 20

    CourtCalling The Bar

    CourtCalling The Bar
    A remote court appearance service has been approved for use on the Estates List. Under the Rules of Civil Procedure there has always been the ability to conduct certain court appearances via videoconference. However, court approval has always…
  • Sep 19

    Transfer of corporate-owned life insurance

    Transfer of corporate-owned life insurance
    It is not uncommon to see corporate owned life insurance transferred to a shareholder particularly when the company is being sold. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) was asked to comment on a set of facts and their response was no surprise given…
Rank this Week: 696

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Sep 18

    Use a Quality Manual not an Encyclopedia: Creating the Foundation of an Effective IATF 16949 Quality Management System

    Use a Quality Manual not an Encyclopedia: Creating the Foundation of an Effective IATF 16949 Quality Management System
    Free Webinar IATF 16949: 2016 Creation, Implementation, Maintenance and Improvement Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Presenter: Michael Wolfe, IATF 16949: 2016 Auditor and expert, McDaeGroup (Note: Please send any questions related to the IATF:…
  • Sep 12

    New Email Options for Account Administrators!

    New Email Options for Account Administrators!
    Nimonik Offers weekly Tasks emails to help users keep on top of their upcoming and overdue tasks. Administrators have already been receiving such updates for Unassigned Tasks, but now they will receive updates on ALL upcoming and overdue…
  • Sep 11

    Best Practices: Automotive Internal Quality Audits Based on IATF 16949: 2016

    Best Practices: Automotive Internal Quality Audits Based on IATF 16949: 2016
    Free Webinar IATF 16949: 2016 Creation, Implementation, Maintenance and Improvement Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Presenter: Michael Wolfe, IATF 16949: 2016 Auditor and expert, McDaeGroup (Note: Please send any questions related to the IATF:…
Rank this Week: 752

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/canadian-insurance-law/
Rank this Week: 765

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 843

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: 861

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 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…
  • Aug 1

    Quickscribe Annotations for June & July 2017

    Quickscribe Annotations for June & July 2017
    Below are the latest BC legislative annotations from Quickscribe for June and July (just released).June 2017: Devyn Cousineau – British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal – Human Rights CodeStan Rule, Sabey Rule LLP…
Rank this Week: 880

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/
  • Sep 21

    Resistance, Resurgence, and Survivance: Beyond the Colonial Narrative

    Resistance, Resurgence, and Survivance: Beyond the Colonial Narrative
    Tansi Nîtôtemtik! Look at that beautiful, red, Canada 150, Tim Hortons coffee cup in your hand. As it warms your hands on this chilly day, your double-double reminds you of the things that make Canada the great multicultural country…
  • Sep 20

    The Doctrine of Discovery: Step 1 to Indigenous Stereotyping

    The Doctrine of Discovery: Step 1 to Indigenous Stereotyping
    “The Death of General Wolfe”, a 1770 painting by Benjamin West.[1] This painting depicts the death of British General James Wolfe at the 1759 Battle of Quebec during the French and Indian War. Note the romanticized depiction of an…
  • Sep 19

    KAIROS Blanket Exercise: Learning Canada’s Dark History

    KAIROS Blanket Exercise: Learning Canada’s Dark History
    Tansi Nîtôtemtik, In light of the TRC Calls to Action, in particular number 28, which calls upon law schools in Canada to inform their students of the history and legacy of the residential school system1, all incoming 1Ls to the...
Rank this Week: 902

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…
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Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall…

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall Law School Library Blog

Covers developments in legal information and legal information technologies for research and practice.

http://libblog.osgoode.yorku.ca
  • Sep 15

    Library tours next week

    Library tours next week
    Hope to see you at one of our library tours next week! We will be offering tours at the following times: Monday September 18 10:00 – 10:30, 12:30 – 1:00, 1:00 – 1:30, 1:30 – 2:00, 2:00 – 2:30 Wednesday, ……
  • Sep 15

    New on HeinOnline

    New on HeinOnline
    Some new resources recently added to our HeinOnline collections: American Indian Law Collection (34 Titles) Core Collection (102 Titles) Foreign & International Law Resources Database (9 Titles) Foreign Relations of the U.S. (13 Titles)…
  • Sep 12

    Recent Acquisitions at the Osgoode Hall Law School Library

    Recent Acquisitions at the Osgoode Hall Law School Library
    The former ‘new books script’ that once generated the list of Recent Acquisitions for the Osgoode Hall Law School Library was decommissioned at the end of the school 2016/2017 year. To see what’s new to the Library click on…
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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/
  • 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…
  • May 16

    Preparing for the Expiry of CASL’s Transitional Provision

    Preparing for the Expiry of CASL’s Transitional Provision
    tbk Creative has published a very good and thorough post of the upcoming expiry of CASL’s (Canada’s anti-spam law) transitional provision on July 1, 2017. While a significant amount has recently been written on the upcoming…
Rank this Week: 1113

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

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

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Aug 29

    Successful Appeal by Condo Corp Challenging a Lien – Updating a Prior Blog Post 

    Successful Appeal by Condo Corp Challenging a Lien – Updating a Prior Blog Post 
    In a prior blog post we reported that a commercial condo unit owner successfully sued the condominium corporation after the corporation registered a lien against his unit for repair costs related to clearing a blockage in the plumbing system.…
  • Aug 22

    Ontario Government Designates Education Requirements for Condominium Manager Licence

    Ontario Government Designates Education Requirements for Condominium Manager Licence
    Starting November 1, 2017, all condominium managers have 90 days to apply for a licence under the Condominium Management Services Act. There are two classes of licences: a limited licence and a general licence. The Minister of Government and…
  • Aug 15

    Enforcing Single Family Restriction in Condominiums – A Recent Case

    Enforcing Single Family Restriction in Condominiums – A Recent Case
    In a recent case, Louiseize v. PCC No. 103, a condominium owner who knowingly breached the “private single-family residence” restriction in the condominium declaration for almost 14 years, was given 9 months to bring his units…
Rank this Week: 1119

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.
Rank this Week: 1141

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…
Rank this Week: 1190

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: 1270

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: 1327

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: 1361

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: 1433

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: 1474

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • Sep 10

    Amendments To The Ontario Construction Lien Act Have Been Given First Reading (Part 1)

    Amendments To The Ontario Construction Lien Act Have Been Given First Reading (Part 1)
    On May 31, 2017, the Ontario Legislature gave first reading to Bill 142, which will enact the Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017. By this legislation, substantial amendments are proposed to the Ontario Construction Lien Act, including the…
  • Aug 27

    Which Takes Precedence In A Building Contract: A Performance Standard Or A Design Standard?

    Which Takes Precedence In A Building Contract: A Performance Standard Or A Design Standard?
    The United Kingdom Supreme Court recently considered the question of whether the performance standard or the design standard prescribed in the contract took precedence. In MT Hojgaard AS v E.ON Climate and Renewables UK Robin Rigg East Ltd…
  • Aug 22

    A Subcontractor Recovers Against The Owner In Unjust Enrichment

    A Subcontractor Recovers Against The Owner In Unjust Enrichment
    A subcontractor who fails to register a construction lien faces an uphill battle in asserting a claim in unjust enrichment against the owner. That is because the owner will rely upon its contract with the contractor for any benefit that the…
Rank this Week: 1475

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: 1546

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: 1552