Ottawa Blog Roll: August 2016


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

Civil Litigation

“Lo and behold, it turned out that the driver was playing Pokemon Go”
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Is Ontario’s New One-Meter Passing Rule Actually Protecting Cyclists?
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Corporate Commercial Law

Ontario Adopts New Forfeited Corporate Property Act
– Paul Franco, Mann Lawyers

Equity Crowdfunding – How Is It Working
– Paul Franco, Mann Lawyers

New Bills Introduced to the Craft Beverage Industry
– Conor Cronin, Perley-Robertson Hill & McDougall LLP

Criminal Law

On feminism and criminal defence
– Anne-Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

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

Drunk on power: proposed changes to impaired driving law in Canada
– Anne-Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

Recognizing Statutory Experts
– Dallas Mack, Mack’s Criminal Law

Looked Like A Gun, Walked Like A Gun, Quacked Like A Gun
– Sarah Sullivan, Mack’s Criminal Law

Liberals May Change Minimum Sentence… For the Worse
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

It’s Time to Record the Police
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Employment & Labour Law

How Could Phoenix Payroll Land the Feds in Hot Water? Let Us Count the Ways
– Sarah Clowater, Labour of Law

Employers Responsible for Protecting Employees from Harassment on Twitter
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Wilson v Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd: The victory for workers that almost wasn’t
– Amanda Montague Reinholdt, Raven Law

NS to Junior Hockey Players: Labour Protection? Who Needs It!
– Andrew Reinholdt, Labour of Law

The Strudwick Decision – When Employers Get What They Deserve
– Andrew Reinholdt, The Workplace Matters

Fixed-term Contracts: 10 Things You Should Know
– Jill Lewis, The Workplace Matters

Earned Bonuses: Payable upon Termination?
– Dana Du Perron, The Workplace Matters

Filing A Ministry of Labour Complaint
– Alison McEwen, The Workplace Matters

Arbitrations vs. Trials: What’s the Difference?
– Karine Dion, Labour of Law

Bore out: Workplace boredom and employer liability
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

Validity of Termination Clauses in Employment Contracts
– Kelli-Anne Day, Merovitz Potechin LLP

No Duty to Mitigate for Terminated Employees under Fixed Term Agreements
– Eytan Rip, Merovitz Potechin LLP

Why You Should Hire Me Before You Hire Another Employee
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Do Federally Regulated Employers Require Just Cause to Dismiss Non-Unionized Employees Employed for Less Than Twelve Consecutive Months?
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Employer Ordered to Provide Particulars of Reasons for Termination Without Cause
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Employees Not “Actively Employed” Still Entitled to Bonus Payments: ONCA
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Is Protection from Workplace Harassment Only for Employees and Not Management?
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Agreement “Not to Accept Business” Actually a Non-Competition Agreement: ONCA
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Family Law

Children who do not wish to see one of their parents – When “Do you want to go?” is not enough
– Michael Chambers, Maclaren Corlett

Custody And Access: How Much Say Does My Child Get?
– Paula Lester, The Family Connection

Indigenous Law

Indigenous Resources Part 2: The Tungasuvvingat Inuit
– Victoria Craine, Indigenous Law

IP & Copyright Law

IPIC recommends “Innovation Box” in Pre-Budget Consultations
– Adam Tracey, IP@nelligan

Privilege For Patent And Trademark Agents Now Effective In Canada
– Victoria Craine, IP@nelligan

Fighting the Urge – Balancing Patentability and the Need to Disclose
– Adrian O’Donnell, Perley-Robertson Hill & McDougall LLP

SECURITIES ALERT – August 2016
– Securities Law Group, Perley-Robertson Hill & McDougall LLP

Practice Management

The endangered partner
– Jordan Furlong, Law Twenty One

Some light summertime reading for you
– Jordan Furlong, Law Twenty One

Lessons Learned about Mentoring New Lawyers
– Ceilidh Henderson, The Advocacy Club

Dealing with negative Google reviews through the court system
– Delaney’s Law Firm

Keep Calm and Retain a Supreme Court of Canada Agent
– Gordon B. Greenwood, Maclaren Corlett

Privacy & Security Law

Aaron Driver Matter: Questions Awaiting Answers
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

Learning Lessons From The Driver Terror Matter
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

Killing Citizens: Core Legal Dilemmas In Targeted Killing Of Cdn Foreign Terrorist Fighters
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

Impact of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on Adequacy and 5 Tips to Weather the Changes
– Chantal Bernier, Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

Real Estate & Condominium Law

Defibrillators in Condominiums
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Can Condo Directors be Sued for Conspiracy?
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Realty Assessments – Should You Consider an Appeal?
– James Davidson, Condo Law News

Increases in Interest Rates Not to be Used as Penalties
– Noah Potechin, Merovitz Potechin LLP

Wills & Estates Law

So You’ve Been Appointed an Estate Trustee (aka Executor), Now What? – Part 4
– Megan Fife, Maclaren Corlett

Beware the Beneficiary Designation!
– Chantal Lafrenière, The Ontario Wills and Estates Law Blog

Bequests To Children – Why Should You Be Careful?
– John Peart, Wills and Estates Law Blog

When Do I Need An Estate Administration Bond?
– Marcia Green, Wills and Estates Law Blog

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