Ottawa Blog Roll: December 2015 1


You can find below links to blog posts or articles authored by the Ottawa legal community in the first half of December.

Civil Litigation

Contractor/Sub-Contractor Entitlement to Payment for “Extras”
– Owen Bourns, Ottawa Litigation

Can a pedestrian be liable for being injured in an auto accident?
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyers Discuss Host Liability
– David’s Hollingsworth, Ottawa Injury

Social Host Liability: How to Avoid the Naughty List and Ensure Guests Arrive Alive
– Najma Rashid, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Blog

Court Rules Title Insurance Must Cover Cost After Support Wall Found Missing
– Michael Abrams, StartUp.Buildup.Sellup.

Personal Guarantees
– Caitlin Cardill, Merovitz Potechin

Criminal Law

Zeroing in on Ontario’s New Law: Law, Order, Criminal Records and Reintegrating Into One’s Community
– Reem Zaia, Codified

Employment & Labour Law

“Benefits”: The Most Important Word in Ontario Employment Law
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Top Five Cases of Importance to Ontario Employment Law – 2015
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Being Objectionable at Work: Management Liability for Failure to Investigate Anti-Gay Statements
– Craig J. Stehr, Labour of Law

‘I feel the need…the need for speed!’ – How Fast are Canadian Labour Boards?
– Christopher C. Rootham, Labour of Law

Caught With Its Opinions down: WSIB At Risk of Investigation by Ontario Ombudsman
– Peggy King, Labour of Law

Breaking the law isn’t enough: the ESA-violating clause that was saved by the severability provision
– Alison McEwen, The Workplace Matters

The Office Party: A {Cautionary} Winter’s Tale
– Vey Willetts LLP, Ottawa Employment & Labour Law Blog

Terminated: (Summary) judgment day
– Vey Willetts LLP, First Reference Talks

Family Law

Court gets it right on imputing gifts to husband as income
– Marta Siemiarczuk, The Family Connection

Indigenous Law

The Place of the Métis and Non-status Indians in the Constitution Act – Why does it matter?
– Lanise Hayes, Indigenous Law

Year in Review – 2015
– Alex Keenan, Indigenous Law

IP & Copyright Law

SCC Ruling in CBC v SODRAC: Per Rothstein J.: “I find that licences fixed by the Board do not have mandatory binding force over a user…” 
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

A Brief History of the Broadcast Reproduction Right 
– Margot Patterson, Entertainment & Media Law Signal

IP Professionals to wait until 2018 for conformity with Nice, Madrid and Singapore
– Adam M. Tracey, IP@Nelligan

Why the Government’s Commitment to “Open by Default” Must Be Bigger Than Open Data
– Michael Geist

Privacy & Security Law

Canada’s role in international botnet takedown
– Margot Patterson, Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

Bill C-44’S First Public Treatment: Yellow Light
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

Real Estate & Condominium Law

Bill 106 Passes Third Reading
– Nancy Houle, Condo Law News

Condominium Act Reform: Bill 106 has Become Legislation
– Melinda Andrews and Nancy Houle, Condo Law News

Does PIPEDA Apply to Condominiums?
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

The New Condo Act Has Been Adopted…. But Is Not in Force Yet
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Ottawa Condominium Ordered To Allow Pay-And-Display Parking
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

The Potential For A New Land Transfer Tax In Ontario: What You Need To Know
– Eli Udell, Merovitz Potechin

Wills & Estates Law

Springing Powers of Attorney
– John D. Peart, Wills and Estates Law Blog

Electronic Assets and Implications for Estate Planning
– John D. Peart, Wills and Estates Law Blog

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