Ottawa Blog Roll: August 2017


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

Civil Litigation

Insurers can still face liability after conviction for driving without insurance
– Mitch Kitagawa and Sarah Reich, Kelly Santini LLP

Discoverability and Due Diligence Require more than an Expert Report to Extend the Limitation Period
– Mitch Kitagawa and Chantel Helwer, Kelly Santini LLP

Accident Benefits Disputes Require Notification to the Other Insurer and the Claimant Within 90 days
– Mitch Kitagawa, Kelly Santini LLP

Damages Can Vary Widely for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Court Splits Trial of $20 Million Boating Accident Claim in the “Interests of Justice”
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Condominium Law

Condo Authority of Ontario – Services, Fees and Implementation
– Kelli-Anne Day, Merovitz Potechin LLP

Carleton Condominium Corporation No. 396 v Burdet, 2016 ONCA 394
– Merovitz Potechin LLP

Condominium Authority of Ontario: Monthly Fees and Dispute Resolution Fees Confirmed
– Kristen Bailey, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

SURVEY: Should Marijuana be Allowed in Condos?
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Strict Deadlines to Register Condo Liens when Collecting on Judgments
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Electric Cars and Charging Stations in Condominiums
– Cheryll Wood, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Criminal Law

Justice By Popular Opinion
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Defining Hate Crimes In Canada
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

July & August 2017 Criminal Law Round-Up
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

No Discretion To Circumvent
– Louise Tansey, Mack’s Criminal Law

Employment & Labour Law

Supreme Court Upholds Termination for Violation of Anti-Drug Policy
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Vey Willetts Launches Ottawa Severance Pay Calculator
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

Everyone Deserves a Second Chance, But How Much Tolerance is Too Much? Part II – Employees
– Rick Norian, Maclaren Corlett

Protecting Employees from Third-Party Harassment
– Andrew Vey, Vey Willetts LLP

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

Entitlement to Bereavement Leave in Ontario
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Ottawa Judge Rules that Severance Offers Should Not be Pleaded
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

You Can’t Take It With You: Good Faith and Fiduciary Duties of Departing Employees
– James Cameron, Raven Law

Notice Periods for Short-term Employees Who Are Terminated
– Jean-Francois Lalonde, Vice & Hunter LLP

Family Law

Caught in the Middle – Children’s Voices in Disputes About Parenting
– Kathleen Wright, Mann Lawyers

Indigenous Law

Delegating the Duty, Minimising Responsibility?
– Stéphane Sérafin, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

IP & Copyright Law

Mixed-Up Confusion: U-Haul and U Box It
– Paul Taylor-Sussex, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Recent SCC decisions reflect significant changes to Canadian IP law
– Adam M. Tracey, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Canada’s patented medicines regime: Trending upward and onward
– Marc Crandall, Gowling WLG

Copyright Consternation & Confusion on Canadian Campuses as York Cogitates its Appeal
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Access Copyright’s Costs Motion Material Makes for Interesting Reading
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

My Current Personal Inputs re NAFTA Renegotiations Set to Start August 16, 2017
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Practice Management

Diversonomics | Season 2 Episode 1 – Coming attractions: A sneak peek at season 2 of Diversonomics
– Roberto Aburto and Sarah Willis, Gowling WLG

Legal Demand 3.0
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

Marketing Law

Health Canada Believes Youth Need More Protection From Food Ads Than Sex, Cars Or Guns
– Mary G. Griffith, Maclaren Corlett LLP

Municipal Law

LRTs in Ottawa and Hamilton Expropriations Are Under Way
– Roberto Aburto, John S. Doherty, and Jonathan Minnes, Gowling WLG

Wills & Estates Law

Hickory Dickory Debt: The Importance of Proper Estate Planning
– Matthew Drover, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

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