Ottawa Blog Roll: July 2016


Hope everyone is having a good summer! Below are links to blog posts or articles authored by the Ottawa legal community in July.

Civil Litigation

Lessons From Tragedy: What We Can Learn From Fatal Bike Accidents in Ontario
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Quebec’s New Code of Civil Procedure
– R. Aaron Rubinoff and John Siwiec, Perley-Robertson Hill & McDougall LLP

What happens when cyclists are involved in motor vehicle accidents?
– Isaac da Silva Aboo, Summer Student, Perley-Robertson Hill & McDougall LLP

The Limits of Personal Liability Coverage
– Brett Hodkins, Perley-Robertson Hill & McDougall LLP

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company v. Aslan et al., 2016 ONSC 2725
– Najma Rashid, OTLA BLog

Corporate Commercial Law

Ontario is Proposing to Repeal the Bulk Sales Act
– Paul Franco, Mann Lawyers

New – Reporting Requirements For Prospectus Exemptions
– Koby Smutylo, Smutylo Law+

Till Debt Do Us Part: Picking Partners for Business
– Megan Martins, Momentum Law

Criminal Law

Black Lives Matter: Police Accountability in Ontario
– Anne-Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

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

The right to a speedy trial overhauled by Supreme Court of Canada
– Brett McGarry, McGarry Law

Expect Delays: Right to a Speedy Trial
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

The Penile Swab: Extraction, Retention and Admissibility in a Court of Law
– Reem Zaia, Codified

Employment & Labour Law

Pokémon GO: A contemporary example of how new technology can impact the workplace
– Andrew Vey, Vey Willetts LLP

Q&A: Vacation Entitlements for Ontario Employees and Employers
– Jonathan Ferris, Vey Willetts LLP

Having Faith
– Alayna Miller, Mann Lawyers

Arbitrators and Human Rights Tribunals Taking Their Lead From Courts?
– Sean T. McGee, Labour of Law

Where Can I Find That Case? A Short Guide To Finding Labour Cases
– Christopher Rootham, Labour of Law

In Camera Meetings – Closing the Door Doesn’t Make It Private
– Stephanie Lewis, Labour of Law

What Injured Workers Need to Know About WSIB
– Peggy King, Labour of Law

Mitigation With One’s Former Employer – Do You Always Have To?
– Janice Payne and Claire Boychuk, The Workplace Matters

Wilson v. Atomic Energy – Supreme Court Drops Atomic Bomb on Unjust Dismissal Regime
– Karine Dion and Christopher Rootham, The Workplace Matters

Statistically Significant Evidence – A Cause for Success
– Christopher Rootham, The Workplace Matters

Maximizing Severance Settlements Through Tax Avoidance
– Jim Anstey, The Workplace Matters

Ontario Workers Can’t Waive Their Rights to Sue Their Employers – and SCC Says No Appeal
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Wrongful Dismissal or Termination for Cause?
– Merovitz Potechin LLP

No Cause? Then No Dismissal for Non-Unionized Federal Employees – The Supreme Court of Canada Shakes Up Canadian Employment Law
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Doubling Down Damages – The Ontario Court of Appeal Sends Strong Message to Discriminatory Employers
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

The ONCA’s Decision in Oudin v. CFT Leaves One ‘Wundering’ – Is Wunderman Dead?
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Disability in the Workplace – Understanding the Duty to Accommodate
– Karin Pagé, Perley-Robertson Hill & McDougall LLP

Family Law

Key Considerations When Thinking About Surrogacy
– Dana Du Perron and Erin Lepine, The Family Connection

Proportionality in Family Law Disputes
– Timothy Sullivan, Sullivan Law

Post-Separation Violence
– Jim Jeffcott, LMR Family Law

FAQ on the New Child Care Benefit (“CCB”)
– Chris Rutherford, LMR Family Law

Fun in the Sun: Eight Ways to Help Deal with Access during the Summer Months
– Olivia Koneval, Mann Lawyers

The Voice of the Child: Kingdom v. Kramer (Part 1 / Part 2)
– Jennifer Reynolds, Fresh Legal

Immigration Law

Canada Immigration: Intra-Company Transfers
– Warren Creates, Perley-Robertson Hill & McDougall LLP

Indigenous Law

Daniels: What Does It Mean?
– Lanise Hayes, Indigenous Law

IP & Copyright Law

Upcoming Changes to Trademark Fees in Canada
– Adam Tracey, IP@nelligan

The Canadian Copyright Board: To Be or Not To Be –That Is A Question – ALAI Conference, May 25, 2016
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Other / General Interest

LAO LAW: “It’s very nerdy. But we embrace that.”
– Graeme Burk, Legal Aid Ontario

Practice Management

The obsolete associate
– Jordan Furlong, Law Twenty One

The intangible law firm
– Jordan Furlong, Law Twenty One

Why law firms should focus on adaptation, not disruption
– Jordan Furlong, Law Twenty One

Privacy & Security Law

Pragmatism & Principle: Intelligence Agencies & International Law
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

Real Estate & Condominium Law

Regulations for the New Condominium Act: An Update on Industry Consultations
– Kristen Bailey, Condo Law News

The First Year in the Life of a Condominium Corporation
– Jocelyn Duquette, Condo Adviser

Wills & Estates Law

Wills can reduce conflict, taxes with inheritance boom on horizon
– Timothy Sullivan, Sullivan Law

Compensation for Attorneys for Property? Compensation for Attorneys for Personal Care? – Part 1 / Part 2
– Michael Chambers, Maclaren Corlett

So You’ve Been Appointed an Estate Trustee (aka Executor), Now What? – Part 3
– Megan Fife, Maclaren Corlett

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