Ottawa Blog Roll: February 2017


Please find below links to blog posts or articles authored by the Ottawa legal community in February.

Civil Litigation

So You Want to Appeal… (Part 3): Appealing a decision from Small Claims Court
– Megan E. Fife, Maclaren Corlett

What is Vision Zero and How Can It Prevent Traffic Injuries and Fatalities?
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Driverless Cars: Just as Safe for Pedestrians?
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Suing a Landlord for Negligence: Limitation Periods
– Najma Rashid, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Blog

Dog Walkers Beware! Important Dog Bite Decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal
– Andrea Girones, Girones Lawyers

Condominium Law

More Regulatory Proposals for the Condo Industry
– Rodrigue Escayola, Condo Adviser

New Disclosure Obligations for Condo Directors
– Rodrigue Escayola, Condo Adviser

New Mandatory Training for Condo Directors
– Rodrigue Escayola, Condo Adviser

Licensing of Condominium Managers-What does it mean to have an address for service in Ontario? (Blog No. 7 in a Series)
– James Davidson, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Licensing of Condominium Managers – What information (about licensees) will be available to the public? (Blog No. 8 in a series)
– James Davidson, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Proposed Regulatory Changes: Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO), Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) and the Condominium Authority Tribunal
– Kristen Bailey, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Summary of Draft Regulations under the Condominium Act – Director Training
– James Davidson, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Corporate Commercial Law

Conflict of Interest: An Often Misunderstood Concept
– Michael A. Chambers, Maclaren Corlett

Is Your Promissory Note a Security?
– Paul Franco, Mann Lawyers

Anticipating Increased Interest in Canada as a Place to do Business
– Dirk Bouwer, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP

SECURITIES ALERT – Regulators Review Rights Offerings
– Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP

Criminal Law

Conservatives Are Up to Their Old Disingenuous Tricks
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

February 2017 Criminal Law Round-Up
– Anne-Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

Avoiding An Otiose And Absurd Result
– Dallas Mack, Mack’s Criminal Law

Cataloging The Basis For An Inventory Search
– Dallas Mack, Mack’s Criminal Law

Intentionally Present
– Sarah Sullivan, Mack’s Criminal Law

Employment & Labour Law

Establishment and Termination of Bargaining Rights in Ontario
– Alayna Miller, Mann Lawyers

Uncertainty with Termination Clauses Continues
– Andrew Vey, Vey Willetts LLP

Court of Appeal Finally Brings Much Needed Clarity to Issue of Benefits in Contractual Termination Provisions
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Supreme Court of Canada Denies Leave to Appeal in Oudin: But Does That Really Mean Anything?
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

No Aggravated Damages Absent Evidence of Mental Distress: Divisional Court
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

The Spaghetti Method – When Allegations of Just Cause Don’t Stick
– Alison McEwen, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Is That A Cheese Stick In Your Pocket? Dismissal For Off-Duty Conduct
– Paul Taylor-Sussex, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

So-Called “Right To Work” Laws And The Free Rider Problem
– Sean T. McGee, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Police Constable Files Suit in Employee Rights Case
– Vice & Hunter LLP

Employee Rights Violated by “Genetic Discrimination”
– Vice & Hunter LLP

RCMP Begin New Employee Rights Initiative
– Vice & Hunter LLP

Family Law

Co-Mommas: A Historic Declaration of Parentage
– Paul Taylor-Sussex, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Immigration Law

Trump’s Travel Ban: America’s Loss, Canada’s Enduring Opportunity
– Warren Creates and Adam Sadinsky, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP

Indigenous Law

Landmark Decision for Survivors of the Sixties Scoop
– Michel Nolet, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Customary Adoption – What Is The Law In Your Province?
– Alex Keenan, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

IP & Copyright Law

Potentially Valuable Gene-Editing Patent Rights – Who Owns Them?
– Adam M. Tracey, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Blacklock’s Litany of Litigation Lengthens – Update on Four More Federal Court Actions
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Copibec v. Laval Class Action Can Proceed Says Quebec Court of Appeal
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Blacklock’s appeals $65,000 costs award in litigation that “should never have been commenced let alone carried to trial”
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

The Federal Court of Appeal Rules on Access Copyright’s K-12 Tariff
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Marketing Law

Can they really say that?! Advertising self-regulation in Canada – Part 5
– Mary G. Griffith, Maclaren Corlett

Practice Management

Computation of Time (Rule 5) in the Supreme Court of Canada
– Gordon B. Greenwood, Maclaren Corlett

Privacy & Security Law

Much Ado about Probably Very Little: Canadian intelligence and 2012 French election
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

Revoking Citizenship for Terrorism Offences: Testimony to the Senate studying Bill C-6
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

Real Estate Law

The Residential Tenancies Act (the RTA)
– Merovitz Potechin LLP

Wills & Estates Law

Trust Investments: Don’t Put All Your Eggs In One Basket
– Erin Lepine, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

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