Ottawa Blog Roll: March 2016


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

Civil Litigation

Primer on Fraudulent Conveyance Claims
– Owen Bourns, Ottawa Litigation

From FSCO to the LAT: Procedural Changes to Accident Benefits Disputes
– Najma Rashid, OTLA Blog

BC and Ontario Are Cracking Down on Insurance Fraud – But At What Cost?
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Solving Ontario’s Auto Insurance IME Problem
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Constitutional Law

Allard Et Al V. Canada Federal Court Decision Favours Patient’s Rights And LPs
– Koby Smutylo, Smutylo Law+

Criminal Law

Fixing our Broken Bail System
– Anne-Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

Believing Complainants & Reasonable Doubt
– Anne-Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

February Criminal Law Round-up
– Anne-Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

Text me, will ya? Cell Phones, Search Warrants and Privacy in the Digital Forum
– Reem Zaia, Codified

Ontario DUI dismissed due to mistreatment in police custody
– Brett McGarry, McGarry Law

The Plight of the Accused: David vs Goliath
– Michael Spratt

Think Making a Murderer Can’t Happen in Canada? Think Again
– Michael Spratt

Sexual Assaults Are Acts Of Power, Aggression And Control
– Sarah Sullivan, Mack’s Criminal Law

Don’t Believe Everything You See On The Internet
– Louise Tansey, Mack’s Criminal Law

Don’t Take Your Guns To Town Son, Leave Them At Home
– Louise Tansey, Mack’s Criminal Law

Tried To Go To Rehab; ONCA Said No, No, No
– Louise Tansey, Mack’s Criminal Law

To Waive Or Not To Waive – That Is The Question. Or, At Least, It Used To Be
– David Didodato, Mack’s Criminal Law

Employment & Labour Law

Recent decision on a casual worker’s rights surrounding her pregnancy
– Mann Lawyers

The Curious Case of Damages without Liability
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Reasonable notice of resignation: The sequel
– Andrew Vey, Vey Willetts LLP

‘To Forget One’s Purpose Is The Commonest Form Of Stupidity’ – Frederick Nietzsche
– Steve Waller, Labour of Law

Dude, Where’s My Pension? A Crisis In The Making
– Craig J. Stehr, Labour of Law

Uber and the Sharing Model – A Follow-up
– Alison McEwen, Labour of Law

Did the PSLREB Just Promote Open Government? A case comment on Rodrigue
– Christopher C. Rootham, Labour of Law

Medical Marijuana Case: Were the OLRB’s Hands Tied?
– Andrew Reinholdt, Labour of Law

Pay Equity Maintenance: Wake that Sleeping Dog
– Sean T. McGee, Labour of Law

Update on the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan
– Andrew Reinholdt, The Workplace Matters

Privacy on workplace devices – more secure than you think?
– Suzanne Dunn, The Workplace Matters

Court of Appeal affirms 26-month notice period for dependent contractor
– Christopher C. Rootham, The Workplace Matters

Legal Fees, Severance and Tax Filing
– Jonathan Ferris, Vey Willetts LLP

Fired By Fandom
– Eytan Rip, Merovitz Potechin LLP

Family Law

When Do We Become Common-law Spouses?
– Alice Weatherston, The Family Connection

What Legal Fees Can I Deduct On My Tax Return?
– Pam MacEachern, The Family Connection

Post-Secondary Education and a Parent’s Child Support Obligations
– Meghan O’Halloran, Startup.Buildup.Sellup.

Family Feuds… Sometimes You Really Do Need To Go To Trial
– Beverley Johnston, LMR Family Law

IP & Copyright Law

What Constitutes Use of a Trademark in Canada?
– Adam M. Tracey, IP@nelligan

Introducing the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)
– Taiji Yoshino, IP@nelligan

Inventors in the Public Service: What are your Obligations?
– Suzanne Dunn, IP@nelligan

Access Copyright’s Judicial Review of Provincial Tariff: Initial Intransigence Meets Remedial Overreach and the Road to Redemption
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Access Copyright and Absent Universities & Colleges – As the Mandatory Elephant in the Room Patiently Waits and Watches
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Real Estate & Condominium Law

Smoke Migration and the Obligations of the Condominium Corporation
– James M. Davidson, Condo Law News

The Risks of Defamation in the Condominium Setting
– James M. Davidson, Condo Law News

No Smoking Bylaw Enforced by BC Court
– Kristen Bailey, Condo Law News

Getting Ready for Spring: Part 1 – Barbeques
– Kristen Bailey, Condo Law News

Condo Loses Priority Over $1.3M With Directors Failing to Pay their Condo Fees and Falsifying Status Certificates
– Jocelyn Duquette, Condo Adviser

New Condo Act: Very Few Amendments Were Made at the Committee Level
– Rodrigue Escayola, Condo Adviser

Airbnb Makes the News… Again!
– Rodrigue Escayola, Condo Adviser

Wills & Estates Law

Avoiding Probate Taxes At Your Peril
– John D. Peart, Wills and Estates Law Blog

Superior Court of Justice Issues Practice Advisory for Judicial Authorization of Physician Assisted Death
– Wills and Estates Law Blog

What is meant by the term “Multiple Wills?”
– Merovitz Potechin LLP

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