Ottawa Blog Roll: May 2018


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

Civil Litigation

Taking them at their word? The validity of verbal contracts
– Shauna Cant, Mann Lawyers LLP

What Is Being Done About Driver Inattention in Ontario?
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Condominium Law

What do Condo Owners Think of Marijuana Legalization?
– Rodrigue Escayola, Condo Adviser

Mandatory Residential Tenancy Agreement Arriving for Residential Tenancies in Condominiums
– David Lu & Victoria Crane, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

The New and “Improved” Condo Proxy is Out!
– Rodrigue Escayola, Condo Adviser

The New(est) Proxy Form
– Christy Allen, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Provincial Elections: What Are the Rules on Canvassing in Condos?
– Jocelyn Duquette, Condo Adviser

Improved rules to vehicle charging incentive programs in condos
– Merovitz Potechin LLP

Criminal Law

May 2018 Criminal Law Round-Up
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

Fit For The Pen
– Louise Tansey, Mack’s Criminal Law

Failing To Provide The Necessary Jury Instruction
– Louise Tansey, Mack’s Criminal Law

MCLNugget: Colling SCC
– Dallas Mack, Mack’s Criminal Law

MCLNugget: Groia SCC
– Dallas Mack, Mack’s Criminal Law

MCLNugget: Wong SCC
– Dallas Mack, Mack’s Criminal Law

Corporate Get Out of Jail Free Card Buried in Omnibus Bill
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Diab: A Broken Extradition System
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Employment & Labour Law

Upcoming changes to public holiday pay in Ontario
– Alycia Riley & Craig J. Stehr, Gowling WLG

Provincial Election 2018: Do employees get paid time off on June 7 to vote?
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

Beware the “Courtesy Call”: Liability for breach of non-solicitation obligations
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

Requirements for conducting a workplace harassment investigation: lessons from the Green Party
– Andrew Vey, Vey Willetts LLP

You’re The Expert! Ontario’s Top Court Says Tradespeople Can’t Sue Homeowners Under Occupiers’ Liability Act
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Unfettered Right to Terminate Contract Must be Exercised in Good Faith: ONCA
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

How Is Holiday Pay Calculated?
– Paul Taylor-Sussex, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Ontario election expected to determine survival of Human Rights Code amendments
– Alexander Dezan, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Family Law

Joint Family Venture, Unjust Enrichment, and Common Law Spouses – 38 Years Of Law And It’s Still Not A Clear Test
– Andrew Emery, Emery Law

Amendments to Family Law Legislation
– Jenny Johnston, Mann Lawyers LLP

Proposed Changes to the Divorce Act, Part 1
– Jennifer Reynolds, Fresh Legal

Bill C-404: How Will It Change Surrogacy in Canada?
– Erin Lepine, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Bill C-78 – Modernizing Family Law in Canada
– Paul Taylor-Sussex, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Food & Beverage Law

No more cartoons on food packages: Update on marketing to kids
– Megan Martins, Gowling WLG

Probiotic gut (claims) check
– Jon-Paul Powers, PhD & William Bjornsson, Gowling WLG

Grocery store: The untold story
– Ronald L. Doering, Gowling WLG

Indigenous Law

Federal Court declares certain amendments to Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation agreement unenforceable, unreasonable
– Jaimie Lickers & John J. Wilson, Gowling WLG

IP & Copyright Law

Copyright for Animal Selfies – Monkey Business?
– Paul Taylor-Sussex, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Legal Practice & Technology

Thinking differently about legal AI
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

As good as it gets?
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

Launching Today: Suffolk Law School’s Legal Innovation & Technology Online Certificate Program
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

Trade Law

Steel, Aluminum, and the WTO’s Pandora’s Box – Part III
– Michael Woods, Canadian Trade Law Blog

I’d Cut Down Every Law in England… !
– Michael Woods, Canadian Trade Law Blog

We include highlights of recent posts and articles from Ottawa-area blogs that are of substantive value to the legal community. Did we miss one? Let us know!

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