Ottawa Blog Roll: January 2016


Below are links to blog posts or articles authored by the Ottawa legal community through the first half of January.

Civil Litigation

Can I get an insurance discount for using winter tires in Ontario?
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Franchisor Cannot Terminate based on Unproven Allegations of Exploitation against Franchisee
– Marina Abrosimov, Merovitz Potechin

Be Aware of New Rules in Ontario at Pedestrian Crosswalks Aimed to Reduce Pedestrian Accidents
– David Hollingsworth, Ottawa Injury

What Makes an Injury “Catastrophic”?
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Criminal Law

The Docket: Making a Murderer After Show – Episode 1
– Michael Spratt, The Docket

The Silent Witness Sees It All
– Sarah Sullivan, Mack’s Criminal Law

Likely Relevant, But Inherently Unreliable
– Louise Tansey, Mack’s Criminal Law

A Politician’s Chamber-Speak: Hansard Debates and their Utility in MM v United States of America (and Case Law, Generally Speaking)
– Reem Zaia, Codified

Employment & Labour Law

Junior Hockey Players Show Power of Collective Action
– Andrew Reinholdt, Labour of Law

It IS Possible to Have Kids and a Career
– Jim Anstey, Labour of Law

Discrimination Against Mothers – An Update
– Jim Anstey, Labour of Law

Employment Agreements – Are Yours Worth the Paper They are Written On?
– Pinelopi Makrodimitris, Merovitz Potechin

Beware the Social Media Trap – Think Twice Before you Post
– Karine Dion, Workplace Matters

Why Even if You Couldn’t Pay Me to Cheer for the Buffalo Bills, the Buffalo Bills’ Cheerleaders Deserve to be Paid as Employees
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Why Employers Cannot Deduct Tax Obligations from Wrongful Dismissal Settlements
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Decision to Breastfeed a “Personal Choice”, which Need Not be Accommodated: Federal Court of Appeal
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Why the Human Rights Tribunal may Not be the Place to Plead your Workplace Harassment Case
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Court Censures Employer After Refusing to Reinstate Employee Following Maternity Leave and Creating Childcare Chaos
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Why is it Time to Fix the Discriminatory EI Regime? Because It’s 2016.
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – How the Human Rights Code is Changing Ontario Employment Law
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Family Law

Gifts and Net Family Property: What is Included?
– Pam MacEachern, The Family Connection

Amicable Separation and Divorce
– Adrienne Curran, LMR Family Law

Parental Responsibility – It’s the Law
– Chris Rutherford, LMR Family Law

Indigenous Law

Year in Review – 2015
– Alex Keenan, Indigenous Law

IP & Copyright Law

No Accounting for Taste – Sask. Craft Distiller Runs Up Against the Trade-marks Act
– Adam M. Tracey, IP@nelligan

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas Lights – Canadian Tire Sues Wal-Mart
– Suzie Dunn, IP@nelligan

Netflix, Technological Neutrality, Fair Dealing, Procedural Fairness and the Copyright Board of Canada
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

The TPP Agreement and Privacy
– Jawaid Panjwani, Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

Federal Court of Appeal: Netflix Has the Right to be Heard Before Copyright Board
– James Plotkin, The Plotkin Inquiry: IP and Tech Law Review

Practice Management

Can a lawyer be compelled to learn?
– Colin Lachance, CanLII Connects Case Commentaries

Privacy & Security Law

CASL Shines Light on Malware
– Megan Martins, Momentum Law

Real Estate & Condominium Law

Condo Corporations Owe a Fiduciary Duty to Owners in Breach of the Rules
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Municipal Land Transfer Tax Will Not Expand Beyond Toronto
– Mann Lawyers

Read your condo docs or things could get nasty
– Michael Abrams, Startup.Buildup.Sellup.

Water, Water Everywhere – Can One Unit’s Excessive Water Consumption Be Charged Back to the Owner?
– Kristen Bailey, Condo Law News

Bill 106 has received Third Reading. What now?
– James M. Davidson, Condo Law News

Wills & Estates Law

When is a Will not a Will?
– Mann Lawyers

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