Ottawa Blog Roll: April 2016


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

Civil Litigation

It’s time to open the civil litigation door for sexual assault victims
– Sherif Rizk, Codified Law Blog

It’s Official: Distracted Driving Is Just As Dangerous As Impaired Driving
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Could “Hot Tubbing” Bring Fairness to Personal Injury Claims in both Tort and Accident Benefits?
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Changes ahead for Accident Benefits Dispute Resolution
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Compensation from one, several or all
– David Hollingsworth, The Lawyers Weekly

Occupiers’ Liability for Unmarked Hazards
– Danesh Rana, Burke-Robertson LLP

Corporate Law

USAs and Corporate Law: Letting Friends Stay Friends
– Gordon B. Greenwood, Maclaren Corlett LLP

Crowdfunding those benjamins!
– André Martin, Mann Lawyers

Criminal Law

Tasked with change: finding solutions to the Ottawa jail
– Anne-Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

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

My Brain Made Me Do It: Neuroscience & Criminal Law
– Anne-Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

Constitutional Jurisdiction – Confirmed
– Dallas Mack, Mack’s Criminal Law

Realistically Dangerous
– Louise Tansey, Mack’s Criminal Law

Some Is All You Need
– Louise Tansey, Mack’s Criminal Law

Marijuana production conviction for selling gardening supplies in Ontario?
– Brett McGarry, McGarry Law

Private Member’s Bills: Torture Abhors a Vacuum
– Michael Spratt

Justice Lauzon calls out the bail system
– Miriam Martin, Avant Law LLP

Employment & Labour Law

Uber and the Sharing Model – An Update
– Alison McEwen, The Workplace Matters

Diverse Workforces are an Important Key to Success
– Karine Dion, The Workplace Matters

Why Restaurants Need to Get Rid of Sexist Workplace Uniform Policies
– Alison McEwen, The Workplace Matters

Changes to Police Record Checks Protect Privacy And Human Rights
– Jim Anstey, The Workplace Matters

Not Lovin’ It: McDonald’s Manager Set Up To Fail
– Craig J. Stehr, The Workplace Matters

A Tangled Web – When Employment and Labour Principles Overlap
– Christopher C. Rootham, Labour of Law

PTSD Legislation for First Responders
– Peggy King, Labour of Law

Breach of privacy in the unionized context: modest awards still the norm?
– Christopher C. Rootham, Labour of Law

Tip of the Day – Keep your Gratuities!
– Karine Dion, Labour of Law

Defending a Lawsuit is Not the New Black, Or: If you stick your head in the sand for six years, the most likely outcome is suffocation
– Alison McEwen, Labour of Law

Anti-Scab Legislation Introduced in Parliament
– Craig J. Stehr, Labour of Law

Changes to Police Record Checks Protect Privacy And Human Rights
– Jim Anstey, Labour of Law

The Crime of Failing to Ensure Workplace Safety
– Craig J. Stehr, Labour of Law

The unpaid internship: Exploitation or opportunity?
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

Disease of Alcoholism Does Not Prevent Discipline
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Woman’s Miscarriage a “Disability” says Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Fixed Term Employment Agreements Just got More Expensive and Dangerous for Employers in Ontario
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Employers Cannot Contract Out of Liability for Workplace Accidents
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Changes in Ownership and Your Rights as an Employee
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

Commission Sales Employees: Two Common Errors to Avoid
– Andrew Vey, Vey Willetts LLP

Family Law

Staying on top of things: the importance of continuing professional development
– Carol Cochrane, LMR Family Law

Two Clicks Away
– Carol Cochrane, LMR Family Law

Federal Budget Introduces a New Canada Child Benefit
– Carol Cochrane, LMR Family Law

The Only Good Legal Fees Are Those That Are Tax Deductible
– Beverley Johnston, LMR Family Law

Protecting your share of shares: The importance of cohabitation agreements/marriage contracts
– Meghan O’Halloran, Startup.Buildup.Sellup.

But, what about the family dog? Possession of Family Pets on Separation
– Meghan O’Halloran, Startup.Buildup.Sellup.

Residency should be flexible in adoption of adult child
– Timothy Sullivan, SullivanLaw

How Do Common-law Couples Divide Their Property?
– Alice Weatherston, The Family Connection

Parental Abduction: What Is It and What Can I Do?
– Paula Lester, The Family Connection

IP & Copyright Law

Review of Peter S. Grant’s USERS’S GUIDE TO CANADIAN COPYRIGHT TARIFFS 2016 Second Edition
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Access Copyright v. CMEC re K-12 – Is it “Mission Accomplished” or “The End of the Beginning”?
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

When is a Trademark Clearly Descriptive?
– Adam M. Tracey, IP@nelligan

Quebec Introduces a Patent Box – More Provinces to Follow?
– Adam M. Tracey, IP@nelligan

Who Owns The Blues? Led Zeppelin and Copyright Infringement
– Adam M. Tracey, IP@nelligan

The Mandatory Tariff Issue – The Follow Up and the Future – Implications for the Access Copyright v. York University Case. etc.
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

More On Mandatory Tariffs – the York U Conference Video & the York U Litigation
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Privacy & Security Law

CRTC enters into MOU with FTC on spam and unlawful telemarketing
– Margot Patterson, Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

Real Estate & Condominium Law

Thinking of Buying a Cottage
– Jason Peyman, Mann Lawyers

House Flipping, Real Estate Agents and Disclosure Requirements
– Kristina Ogaki, Startup.Buildup.Sellup.

Tips for a First-Time Home Buyer – Part 3
– Megan E. Fife, Maclaren Corlett LLP

Tarion is Under Review
– James M. Davidson, Condo Law News

An Owner Makes Changes to the Common Elements
– James M. Davidson, Condo Law News

Collecting Costs from Owners
– James M. Davidson, Condo Law News

Insurance Claims – Watch out for the Limitation Period!
– James M. Davidson, Condo Law News

Collecting Condominium Arrears – Some Tips
– James M. Davidson, Condo Law News

Regulations Applicable to Condominium Pools
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Can I BBQ on my Condo Balcony?
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Can Your Condo Prohibit Firearms on Common Property?
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Wills & Estates Law

No Carte Blanche When it Comes to Powers of Attorney
– Michael A. Chambers, Maclaren Corlett LLP

How To Make Sure Your Kids Don’t Fight Over Your Toaster When You Are Gone….And We’re Moving!
– Chantal Lafrenière, Ontario Wills and Estates Law Blog

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