Ottawa Blog Roll: June 2017


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

Civil Litigation

SCC Upholds Costs Order Against Lawyer Personally
– Margaret R. Truesdale, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP

Saadati v. Moorhead: The repudiation of a dubious perception of mental illness
– D. Lynne Watt, Gowling WLG

What is an Occupational Therapist?
– Najma Rashid, OTLA Blog

Relief From Forfeiture Granted Where a Tenant Failed to Deliver a Timely Written Notice of Their Intention to Renew the Lease
– Rob de Toni, Merovitz Potechin LLP

Does the Insurer have a Duty to Defend the Insured Based on the Policy’s Coverage?
– Mitch Kitagawa & Kentt Coburn, Kelly Santini LLP

Insurers Must Provide Actual Reason(s) for Examinations Under Oath
– Mitch Kitagawa & Kentt Coburn, Kelly Santini LLP

Joint Retainers: When Multi-Parties Share the Same Lawyer
– Eric Appotive, Kelly Santini LLP

Using Expert Evidence in Medical Malpractice Claims
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

ODSP Rate Increase for Medical Travel: Moving in the Right Direction
– Emily Cumbaa, RavenLaw

Condominium Law

Can Condos Prohibit the Display of Canadian Flags?
– Jocelyn Duquette, Condo Adviser

Will Toronto’s Proposed Airbnb Regulation Help Condos?
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

How Much will the Condo Authority Cost Condo Owners?
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Construction Law

It’s finally here! Ontario reforms the Construction Lien Act
– Gowling WLG

Corporate Commercial Law

New Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) Rules in Effect as of July 1, 2017
– Ian McLeod, Mann Lawyers

Criminal Law

Jordan, Cody And Some Friendly Reminders On Delays In The Courts
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

Lessons Learned In Criminal Law
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

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

Employment & Labour Law

Ontario Court: ‘total payroll’ must be considered when assessing employer severance pay obligation
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

Wrongful Dismissal Cases are Appropriate for Resolution by way of Application: ONSC
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Can Employers Opt-In to the Common Law to Opt-Out of the Canada Labour Code?
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

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

Family Law

Securing Support with Life Insurance: The Dagg v. Cameron Estate Case
– Kathleen Wright, Mann Lawyers

School Registration
– Caspar Van Baal, Mann Lawyers

Indigenous Law

Own-Source Revenue – Reconcili-action?
– Michel Nolet, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

International Law

NAFTA renegotiation and modernization consultations
– Richard G. Dearden & Wendy J. Wagner, Gowling WLG

IP & Copyright Law

Fidget-Spinners And The Spin Over the Inventor
– Paul Taylor-Sussex, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

The revolution will be blockchained: Blockchains and the future of digital music
– Matthew Estabrooks & Shawn Duguay, Gowling WLG

Gene Simmons Attempts to Trademark the “Sign of the Horns” Hand Gesture
– Adam M. Tracey, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

SCC Facebook Decision – This is not a Sponsored Story
– Adam Soliman, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Supreme Court of Canada rejects the Promise of the Patent Doctrine
– Adam Heckman & Kiernan A. Murphy, Gowling WLG

Proposed industrial design regulations released for public consultation
– M. Kent Ledwell, Gowling WLG

Google Suffers Severe Setback from the Supreme Court of Canada
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Facebook Must Face the Fact That Its Forum Selection Clause is Unenforceable in Canadian Privacy Class Action
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

My ABC 2017 Presentation and Update on Access Copyright v. York University
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Re:Sound Resoundingly Loses Judicial Review of Copyright Board Tariff 8 Decision
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Practice Management

Fight the future
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

Dispatches, but not from the brink
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

Privacy & Security Law

 A Law for New Seasons: Bill C-59 from the “Big Picture” Perspective of National Security Reform
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

Agenda for National Security Law Day
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

Enhancing the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians: Reduxed and Reduced
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

Data breaches in Canada: Reporting obligations, class actions and breach management
– Anastasia Semenova & Wendy J. Wagner, Gowling WLG

Real Estate Law

Buyer Beware! Some Conditions Really Shouldn’t be Waived
– Mary G. Griffith, Maclaren Corlett

Regulatory Law

Health Canada’s Self Care Products Consultations
– Gordon B. Greenwood, Maclaren Corlett

Tax Law

Tax Benefits Available to Persons with Disabilities
– Anthony P. McGlynn, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP

Wills & Estates Law

Powers of Attorney Abuse – Make sure they are acting in your best interest
– Carol Craig, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

What Happens When An Estate Trustee Has Their Own Agenda?
– Marcia Green and Paul Taylor-Sussex, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

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