Ottawa Blog Roll: May 2017


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

Civil Litigation

Boating Insurance Coverage
– Dan Cunningham, Quinn Thiele Mineault Grodzki LLP

“I Thought I Was OK”—The Invisible Accident Injury
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Is a 6-Year Delay Too Long for Scheduling a Medical Malpractice Trial?
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Jurors in Motor Vehicle Accident Trials: Should All Insured Drivers Be Excluded?
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Is an All-Terrain Vehicle an “Automobile”?
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Are Long Term Disability Settlements Deductible From Other Awards?
– Andrea Girones, Girones Lawyers

Condominium Law

Countdown to your Next AGM (Under the New Condo Act)
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Condos Have More Time Before Changes to Insurance Regime
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Steps Required by Condos to Allow for Electronic Service of Documents on Owners
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Contract Law

Gym Memberships
– Paul Franco, Mann Lawyers

Corporate Commercial Law

Ontario Scale Up Vouchers Program
– Paul Franco, Mann Lawyers

Not-for-Profit Corporations: It May be Time for You to Transition!
– Maria-Cristina Harris, Mann Lawyers

Private Right Of Action Under Anti-Spam Law
– Maria-Cristina Harris, Mann Lawyers

Thinking Ahead to Ensure Your Business is Sale-Ready
– Megan Wallace, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP

Criminal Law

Milling Around In The World Of Internet Privacy
– Dallas Mack, Mack’s Criminal Law

No One Truly Knows a Nation Until One has been Inside Its Jails
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Judicial Poetry
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

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

Digital Privacy And Cell Phone Searches
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

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

Employment & Labour Law

Mo Money Mo Problems (A Review of Termination Pay Obligations for Large Payrolls)
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Court of Appeal Rules that Modest Earnings Earned during Notice Period Not to be Deducted from Wrongful Dismissal Damages
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Judge Finds Poor Reference is Not Defamation
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Employee Reference Letters: What You Need to Know
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

Ontario employer cannot seek protection of ‘void’ provision it drafted
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

Terminating Probationary Employees – More Potential Pitfalls Than You’d Think
– Rick Norian, Maclaren Corlett

Divisional Court Rules that Employees May Sometimes be Required to Attend Medical Examination by Doctor of Employer’s Choosing
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

What Happens in a Buy/Sell Deal if One of the Vendor’s Employees Refuses to Accept the Purchaser’s Offer of Employment?
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Employers have a duty to accommodate prospective employees with a disability
– Michael Fisher, Raven Law

The Changing Workplaces Review – An Agenda For Workplace Rights
– Ella Forbes-Chilibeck, Forbes-Chilibeck Employment Law

Employer Duty to Investigate Complaints or Face Financial Consequences
– Jean-Francois Lalonde, Vice & Hunter LLP

Are Employee Rights Ignored on Parliament Hill?
– Vice & Hunter LLP

Mental Health Critical in Employee Rights
– Vice & Hunter LLP

Virtual Reality Company Sued for Not Honouring Employee Rights
– Vice & Hunter LLP

Mind the Gap – What Happens When Details Are Missing From a Settlement?
– Sean T. McGee, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Family Law

Family Law on Gifts and Inheritances: Yours to Keep or Yours to Share?
– Olivia Koneval, Mann Lawyers

Social Media and Family Law
– Kathleen Wright, Mann Lawyers

Do Grandparents Have Access Rights?
– Kayla Sanger, fresh legal

Revenge Porn: The Consequences of Publishing Naked Photos of Your Ex – Part 2
– Erin Kelley, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Revenge Porn: The Consequences of Publishing Naked Photos of Your Ex – Part 3
– Erin Kelley, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Indigenous Law

Have Hunting Rights, Will Travel?
– Alex Keenan, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Canada Commits to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
– Denise Deschênes, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

IP & Copyright Law

Kardashian Sued For Posting Picture Of … Herself?
– Adam M. Tracey, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Can There Only Be One Unicorn?
– Adam M. Tracey, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

The Canadian Nintendo Circumvention Decision – Should it be given “high precedential value”?
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Canada Won the Eli Lilly NAFTA ISDS Battle Bigly but Who Will Win the War?
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Blacklock’s Back in Court on May 2, 2017 – How Long will this Litany of Litigation Last?
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Voltage Pictures Canadian Reverse Class Action – An Update to June 6, 2017
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Interim Order Respecting the Use of Model Aircrafts
– Robert P. Kinghan & Paul Lalonde, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP

Managing Intellectual Property Risks: In Development and the Aftermarket
– Adrian O’Donnell, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP

Financial Assistance Available from the Canadian Government for Developing Intellectual Property Rights
– Solomon Gold, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP

Marketing Law

Shouldn’t Everyone Have the Same Rules?
– Mary G. Griffith, Maclaren Corlett

Practice Management

The problem with value pricing
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

The rise of market pricing
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

Faster horses
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

Privacy & Security Law

How does CSIS threat reduction work?
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

Secrets and Strategic Leaking: Situating Canada among its close allies
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

The Unraveling of Canada’s Legal Justification for Force in Syria? The Trouble with “Unwilling and Unable”
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

Could a Canadian PM do what Trump seems to have done: Spill secrets to a hostile foreign power?
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

Diplomatic Protection of Canadians: Time to Ratify Optional Protocol to the Vienna Convention
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

A Feast of Commons Reports: National Security Studies by ETHI and SECU Released
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

Regulatory Law

Health Canada Modernizing Self Care Product Regulation
– Gordon B. Greenwood, Maclaren Corlett

Wills & Estates Law

Medically Assisted Dying – An Update
– Marcia Green, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Islamic Wills in Ontario
– Mann Lawyers

Changes to the Principal Residence Exemption
– Persona Law Group

Changes to ODSP Part of Ontario’s Spring Budget
– Persona Law Group

Can I Be Paid For Managing An Incapable Person’s Property?
– Erin Kelley, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

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