Ottawa Blog Roll: June 2016


Below are links to blog posts or articles authored by the Ottawa legal community in June.

Civil Litigation

Types of Damages in Defamation Actions
– Owen Bourns, Ottawa Litigation

Libel & Slander Act v The Internet
– Owen Bourns, Ottawa Litigation

Litigating Birth Brachial Plexus Cases in Canada
– Andrea Girones, Girones Lawyers

Advocates Call for Investigation into WSIB
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Injured Workers Rally at Queen’s Park: “It is Workers’ Compensation, Not Employers’ Compensation”
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Priority Disputes in the World of Accident Benefits
– Tania Fleming, Diamond & Diamond

When Whiplash Isn’t Just Whiplash
– Steven Wilder, Diamond & Diamond

Ottawa Cycling Accident and the One-Meter Rule
– David Hollingsworth

Corporate Commercial Law

Verbal Agreements: “This call will be recorded for quality-assurance purposes”
– Megan Martins, Momentum Law

Does Your Company Need a Sedar Profile?
– Paul Franco, Mann Lawyers

B Corporations – The Business World’s Version of ‘Certified Organic’
– Maria-Cristina Harris, Mann Lawyers

The Importance of a Well-Drafted Asset Purchase Agreement
– Marina Abrosimov, Merovitz Potechin LLP

Notice Re RSP – 100 – Certification Of Radio Apparatus
– Koby Smutylo

Criminal Law

The Liberal Party’s War on Drugs
– Michael Spratt

Ottawa Crown Bury Head in Sand on Bail Failures
– Michael Spratt

Sketching a Rehabilitative Program in the Institutional Setting for Inmates Convicted of Terrorism-Related Offences
– Reem Zaia, Codified

Looking for Ashley
– Anne-Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

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

Employment & Labour Law

Silence Proves Costly: Employment Agreements and Reasonable Notice
– Paul Willets, Vey Willets LLP

Learning from the ‘Special One’: Constructive Dismissal from Employment
– Paul Willets, Vey Willets LLP

Boomers, Gen Y, Gen X, Millennials – How Helpful Are These Categories?
– Alison McEwen, Labour of Law

Dude, Where’s Your Justification? Random Drug and Alcohol Testing
– Stephanie Lewis, Labour of Law

Bill C-243 – Expanding EI to Protect Women in the Workplace?
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Passage of Nearly a Decade’s Time Not a Barrier to Reinstatement: ONCA
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Ontario Small Claims Court Refuses to Award Damages Absent Legal Wrong
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Ontario Small Claims Court Judge Awards $8,000 in Costs Against Unsuccessful Wrongful Dismissal Claimant
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Who’s the Boss? Determining One’s Employer at Ontario Law
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

HRTO Declines to Punish Employer who Breached Terms of Settlement
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Changes to EI for Maternity Benefits
– Alison McEwen, The Workplace Matters

Common Employers? Another Appropriate Use of Summary Judgment Motions
– Dana Du Perron, The Workplace Matters

Employment Contracts: First Come, First Served?
– Karine Dion, The Workplace Matters

Changing Workplaces and Updated Laws – Coming Soon!
– Karine Dion, Labour of Law

The Allure of the Corporate Credit Card – How Should Employers Respond to Misuse?
– Jim Anstey, Labour of Law

Potential violation of ESA enough to void termination provision
– Amanda Montague-Reinholdt, Raven Law

Family Law

LGBTQ Parental Equality Legislation in Ontario: Coming Soon?
– Erin Lepine, The Family Connection

Avoiding Surprises – Tips from a Family Law Lawyer – Part 4: Don’t Wait Too Long to Commence a Claim for Retroactive Child Support
– Michael A. Chambers, Maclaren Corlett

We Are Family: Legal Issues When There Are Children From Multiple Relationships
– Paula Lester, The Family Connection

Indigenous Law

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: A New Era for Canada?
– Alex Keenan, Indigenous Law

IP & Copyright Law

Broadcasters obtain injunction in bid to stem “emerging trend” of pre-loaded set-top boxes
– Margot Patterson, Entertainment & Media Law Signal

Only in Canada!
– Mary G. Griffith, Maclaren Corlett

World Industrial Design Day: June 29, 2016
– Taiji Yoshino, IP@nelligan

The Ins and Outs of NDAs
– Adam M. Tracey, IP@nelligan

Access Copyright v. York U – The Final Trial Arguments Are Set to Unfold
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Is the Senate Rushing to Judgment on Bill C-11 (implementation of WIPO Treaty for the Blind)?
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Bill C-11 to Implement Marrakesh Treaty for the Blind to be Studied by CDN Senate Banking, Trade & Commerce Committee
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Privacy & Security Law

Knee Jerk First Reaction: Bill On National Security Committee Of Parliamentarians
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

10 Minute Primers: Review And Accountability In Canadian National Security
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

Real Estate & Condominium Law

Can a Condominium Corporation Prohibit the Display of the Canadian Flag?
– Jocelyn Duquette, Condo Adviser

Condos Do Not (Always) Have to Disclose Sewer Backups in their Status Certificate
– Jocelyn Duquette, Condo Adviser

Top Three Things You Need to Consider When Buying a Cottage
– Chantal Lafrenière, Neff Lafrenière

Another Interesting Court Decision about Condominium Collections
– James M. Davidson, Condo Law News

Condo Directors Have a Limited Right to Privacy
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

City of Ottawa Nears Completion of Coach House Consultation
– Kate Agyemang, Startup.Buildup.Sellup.

Legal & Tax Implications of Out of Province Estate Trustees
– Madelaine Thurston, Startup.Buildup.Sellup.

A Reminder About Reserve Funds and Status Certificates
– James M. Davidson, Condo Law News

Owner’s Refusal to Co-Operate With Fireplace Maintenance Requirements – An Expensive Lesson
– Kristen Bailey, Condo Law News

Limiting Builder Warranty for Construction Matters
– Geoffrey Cullwick, Burke Robertson LLP

Regulatory Law

Cosmetics Bashing – There are No Rules
– Gordon B. Greenwood, Maclaren Corlett

Wills & Estates Law

Why piece meal planning is dangerous!
– Heather Austin-Skaret, Mann Lawyers

What Is A Digital Asset And What Happens To Them When You Die?
– Marcia Green, Wills and Estates Law Blog

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