Ottawa Blog Roll: December 2016


Happy New Year! 2016 was a great year for Ottawa Law Blogs, and we are so pleased that so many Ottawa bloggers showed up in this year’s Clawbies, the Canadian Law Blog Awards. We are so incredibly honoured and grateful that Robeside Assistance was recognized as the winner in the Best Law Library Blog Award category!

Congratulations also to our fellow Ottawa bloggers:

And without further ado, below are links to blog posts or articles authored by the Ottawa legal community in December.

Civil Litigation

So You Want to Appeal… (Part 2): Appealing a decision from Small Claims Court
– Megan E. Fife, Maclaren Corlett

Is WSIB Discriminating Against Workers with Mental Illness?
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Penalties for Drivers in Fatal Pedestrian Accidents – Is Ontario Car-Biased?
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Social Host Liability
– Burke-Robertson LLP

Man Loses Millions to His Kids in Elder Abuse Case
– Vice and Hunter LLP

Minister Facing Numerous Charges in Elder Abuse Case
– Vice and Hunter LLP

Man Bankrupts Mother in Case of Financial Elder Abuse
– Vice and Hunter LLP

Condominium Law

Using a By-law to Control Parking
– James Davidson, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Can Condo Owners Lease Out Their Parking Space?
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Airbnb Is Incompatible with The “Single Family Use” Provision of Most Condo Declarations
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Regulations Under the Legislation to Regulate Condo Managers Are Out For Consultation!
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

A Canadian Christmas Story: Remembering the Battle of Ortona
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

The “Airbnb” Decision is Out
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Corporate Commercial Law

Franchisor’s Obligation to Disclose Lease Arrangements to Prospective Franchisees
– Marina Abrosimov, Merovitz Potechin LLP

Securities Alert – December 2016
– Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP

Criminal Law

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

The Cost of Impaired Driving
– Anne-Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

In the News: Marie Henein Needs to be Heard
– Aileen Furey, Shore Davis Johnston

Naqvi: Solution to Court Delays – Call Off Your Crowns
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Will Legal Marijuana be One of History’s Most Disruptive Technologies?
– Tim McCunn, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP

Employment & Labour Law

2016 Employment Law Year in Review
– Karine Dion, The Workplace Matters

Managing toxic employees: human and financial workplace costs
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

Do An Employer’s Financial Circumstances Affect Reasonable Notice Periods?
– Janice B. Payne, The Workplace Matters

Bill 132 – Are Your Workplace Violence and Harassment Policies Compliant?
– Jim Anstey, The Workplace Matters

Ontario Judge Finds Temporary Coverage Employee Entitled to Balance of One-Year Contract
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

A Call for the Celebration of Boxing Day
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Top Five Cases of Importance to Ontario Employment Law – 2016 Edition
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Employers Can Terminate Probationary Employees Without Cause
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Bill 132 – Stronger protections and employer obligations regarding Workplace Harassment
– Ella Forbes-Chilibeck, Forbes-Chilibeck Employment Law

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas: The Dos and Don’ts of Holiday Work Parties
– Alex Dezan, Labour of Law

Does the NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement Violate Canadian Human Rights Legislation?
– Andrew Reinholdt, Labour of Law

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, And Goodbye Free Elton John Tickets!
– Sarah Mansour, Labour of Law

New Year, New Obligations: AODA Update for Employers
– Heather Lovell, Momentum Law

Planning a Liability-Free Holiday Party, Without Becoming a Grinch
– Heather Lovell, Momentum Law

The Ontario Court of Appeal Upholds Surprising Reinstatement Decision with Backpay
– Jean-Francois Lalonde, Vice and Hunter LLP

Ex-NHLer Wins Suit for Wrongful Termination of Endorsement Deal
– Vice and Hunter LLP

School Director Sues for Wrongful Termination, Wins Settlement
– Vice and Hunter LLP

Family Law

When Does Child Support End?
– Michael Chambers, Maclaren Corlett

Bill 28: How Does It Change Ontario’s Parentage Laws?
– Pam MacEachern and Paul Taylor-Sussex, Labour of Law

Changes to Rules relating to the Principal Residence Exemption
– Tess Brown, LMR Family Law

What happens to property when common-law couples separate?
– Bryce Dillon, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP

General Interest

Beating the Bar: How to Overcome the Stress of Failure
– Sherif Rizk, Codified

Indigenous Law

Tribunals And The Crown: What Are Their Roles In The Consultation Process?
– Alex Keenan and Victoria Craine, Indigenous Law

IP & Copyright Law

Would The Real “Fashion Santa” Please Stand Up?
– Adam M. Tracey, IP@nelligan

Michael Jordan Wins Victory In China’s People’s Supreme Court
– Adam M. Tracey, IP@nelligan

Blacklock’s Reporter and Fair Dealing: An Update
– Paul Taylor-Sussex, IP@nelligan

Blacklock’s Must Pay $65,000 for Litigation that “should never have been commenced let alone carried to trial”
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Deadline for Blacklock’s Appeal from Justice Barnes’ Judgment Comes and Goes
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Blacklock’s Sues the Government of Canada – Again
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Senate Committee Calls for “thorough, in-depth examination of the Copyright Board of Canada’s mandate, practices and resources.”
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Marketing Law

Advertising – Can they really say that?! Advertising self-regulation in Canada – Part 3
– Mary Griffith, Maclaren Corlett

Practice Management

You’re not selling what we’re buying
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

Privacy & Security Law

The “Hacked” US Election: Is International Law Silent, Faced with the Clatter of Cyrillic Keyboards?
– Craig Forcese, Just Security

Consolidated version of Bill C-22 now available
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

Stronger Bill C-22 (National Security Committee of Parliamentarians) Goes Back to the House
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

Private Right of Action under CASL coming July 2017
– Margot Patterson, Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

Real Estate Law

It’s about time! Options for Removing an Adult Child From the Family Home
– Frank Falsetto and Kate Craner, Startup.Buildup.Sellup.

Call the exterminator – who’s responsible for ridding a rental property of bedbugs?
– Jennifer Therrien and Jennifer Cox, Startup.Buildup.Sellup.

Wills & Estates Law

New Legislation Means Children Conceived After Death May Be Able To Inherit And Claim Dependent’s Relief
– Paula Lester, Wills and Estates Law Blog

Organ and Tissue Donation: Opt-in or Opt-Out?
– Erin Lepine and Natasha Chettiar, Wills and Estates Law Blog

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