Ottawa Blog Roll: September 2017


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

Civil Litigation

Proving Negligence in a motor-pedestrian collision: beware of s. 193 of the HTA
– Sherif Rizk, Codified Law Blog

Unnamed Insured May be Able to Recover Damages For Denial for Benefits of Another Insured
– Mitch Kitagawa and Chantel Helwer, Kelly Santini LLP

Cost Savings in Summary Judgment Motions
– Mitch Kitagawa and Chantel Helwer, Kelly Santini LLP

Not all Medical Examination Consent Forms are Created Equal
– Mitch Kitagawa and Chantel Helwer, Kelly Santini LLP

“Opportunistic” MVA Plaintiff Misses Deadline to Sue for Damages
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Update on Injured Ontario Workers and Bill 148
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Using the “Transmission of Force” Principle in MVA Claims
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

The Economic Loss Expert
– Najma Rashid, OTLA Blog

Construction Lien Act Amendments, Part 1 – Prompt Payment Rules
– Bryce Dillon and Keith MacLaren, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l

Construction Lien Act Amendments, Part 2
– Bryce Dillon and Keith MacLaren, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l

Automated vehicles – disrupting the traditional city
– Michael S. Polowin & Jacob Polowin, Gowling WLG

Condominium Law

The Limited Jurisdiction of the New Condo Authority Tribunal
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

New condominium law to help regulate financial transparency
– Merovitz Potechin LLP

The Complaint Process under the CMSA
– Melinda Andrews, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Proposed Code of Ethics for Condominium Managers has been released
– James Davidson & Melinda Andrews, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

New Proposed Regulations under the CMSA
– James Davidson & Melinda Andrews, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Corporate Commercial Law

Board of Directors: Is Gender Diversity Sufficient?
– Brian McIntomny, Mann Lawyers

Cryptocurrencies
– Paul Franco, Mann Lawyers

Canadian Securities Regulators Take a Look at Cryptocurrencies
– Conor Cronin, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l

Criminal Law

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

Robot Lawyers And The Practice Of Criminal Law
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

Public Interest Is Not Dead
– Dallas Mack, Mack’s Criminal Law

Reasoned Acceptance – Reasoned Rejection
– Dallas Mack, Mack’s Criminal Law

Holding Back The Hands Of Jordan
– Dallas Mack, Mack’s Criminal Law

Bill C-45: A Half Measure On Marijuana
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Harshing the Buzz on Bill C-45
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Employment & Labour Law

Overtime and Oxford Commas: The $10M Punctuation Mark
– Paul Taylor-Sussex, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

“Too pretty to drive a forklift”: Employee awarded considerable damages for workplace harassment and discrimination
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

Judge Gives KISS Off to Gene Simmons Discrimination Claim
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Inconvenience Damages Awarded after Company’s Failure to File Record of Employment on Time
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Great Moments in Canada’s Labour History
– Marlee Olson, Raven Law

Supreme Court of Canada upholds “one strike, you’re out” drug policy
– Margaret Truesdale, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l

Dismissed Employee Entitled to $50,000 in Punitive Damages
– Jean-Francois Lalonde, Vice & Hunter LLP

Family Law

Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Identity: Should These be “Super-Weighted”?
– Alice Weatherston, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Parental Alienation and the Best Interests of the Child
– Rick Norian, Maclaren Corlett

International child abduction: When custody disputes go beyond Canadian borders
– Natasha Chettiar, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Can the Sale of the Family Home Impact the Best Interests of the Children?
– Natasha Chettiar, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

When having a baby is a team effort
– Erin Lepine, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Immigration Law

Immigration Case Commentary: Fakahany v Minister of Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness
– Sherif Rizk, Codified Law Blog

IP & Copyright Law

The Happy Birthday Song: All Together Now!
– Adam M. Tracey, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Access Copyright v York University – Copy of Notice of Appeal Filed September 22, 2017
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

The Blacklock’s Perfectly Predictable Costs Appeal Dismissal & a Preview of Potential Problems
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Blacklock’s Loses Appeal of Justice Barnes’ Costs Order: Dismissed from the Bench
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

R.I.P. consent protective orders
– Michael Crichton & Marc Crandall, Gowling WLG

Inutility finding overturned by Federal Court of Appeal in first application of Supreme Court’s Esomeprazole decision
– Alex Gloor, Gowling WLG

Practice Management

Tomorrow’s law firm, today
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

The revenue-neutral associate
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

Should you go to law school?
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

Changing the lawyer assessment system
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

Diversonomics | Season 2 Episode 3 – A seat at the table: It’s time for women to get on boards
– Roberto Aburto, Lorraine Mastersmith, & Sarah Willis, Gowling WLG

Diversonomics | Season 2 Episode 2 – Access granted: Leveraging corporate social responsibility through legal social mobility
– Roberto Aburto & Sarah Willis, Gowling WLG

Privacy & Security Law

A One-Word Fix: Bill C-59, the Constitution & Communications Security Establishment Activities
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

Rethinking Intelligence Sharing and Torture
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

Government Proposals for Reforming National Security Criminal and Civil Trials
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

Real Estate Law

Foreign buyers involved in less real estate deals since new tax
– Merovitz Potechin LLP

Ontario Municipal Board reform under Bill 139 – What to do with current applications
– Roberto Aburto, John Doherty & Graeme MacPherson, Gowling WLG

Regulatory Law

Canada is Not the 51st State
– Gordon B. Greenwood, Maclaren Corlett

Tax Law

If It Sounds Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is…
– Cadham Rains Law

Wills & Estates Law

International Wills
– Marcia Green, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Can I Make Handwritten Changes To My Will?
– Paul Taylor-Sussex, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

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