Below are links to blog posts or articles authored by the Ottawa legal community through May.

Civil Litigation

The use of Facebook and Twitter to defame someone can be costly
– Marc Quinn, Ottawa Injury Lawyer

Can You Count on WSIB?
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Auto Insurance Premiums Are Going Down… Along with Coverage and Benefits
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Corporate Commercial Law

The Beauty of Trade Associations
– Gordon B. Greenwood, Maclaren Corlett

Not-For-Profit vs. For-Profit, Purpose-Driven Businesses
– Heather Lovell, Momentum Business Law

Proposed Amendments to Franchise Legislation
– Paul Franco, Mann Lawyers

Criminal Law

The ‘Dickensian Hellscape of our Jails
– Michael Spratt

5 ways The Good Wife is exactly like real life*
– Anne-Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

Psychiatrists in the Courtroom, Murder, and the Nexus to the Lay Person
– Reem Zaia, Codified

Credit where credit is due: The Constitutionality of Pre-sentence Custody
– Anne-Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

April Criminal Law Round-up
– Anne-Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

A step-by-step guide to a criminal case
– Anne-Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

Where the Cell Phone Grabber Meets the Jailhouse: The Surveillance of Inmates [and everything else in between] for Contraband
– Reem Zaia, Codified

An Open Letter to Chief Bordeleau
– Michael Spratt

Ottawa Police Training: Chief Bordeleau’s Response
– Michael Spratt

Universal Truths and Criminal Law Reform
– Michael Spratt

Employment & Labour Law

Recent Ministry of Labour Blitz Finds $140,000 Owing to Unpaid Interns
– Andrew Vey, Vey Willetts LLP

The Hypothetical Breach of Contract: Lessons from Garreton v. Complete Innovations
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

Fixed-term Contracts: To Mitigate or Not to Mitigate?
– Christopher Rootham, The Workplace Matters

Disability Can Include Slip-and-Fall and Miscarriages
– Janice Payne, The Workplace Matters

Independent Contractor? Call Me What You Want, You Still Owe Me Money
– Sean McGee, The Workplace Matters

How To Be Miti-Great: Five Tips for Looking for New Work
– Andrew Reinholdt, The Workplace Matters

Terminating Senior Management in Quebec: An Employer’s Rights and An Employee’s Entitlements
– Lanise Hayes, The Workplace Matters

Federal Court of Appeal to PSLREB: Your Decision Is Not Miti-Great!
– Andrew Reinholdt, Labour of Law

The Hart of the Matter: Ontario Human Right Tribunal Vice-Chair Hart Addresses the Vulnerability of Foreign Workers in Canada
– Stephanie Lewis, The Workplace Matters

Suspending Board Members: Lessons From George v. The B.C. Wildlife Federation
– Christopher Rootham, Labour of Law

Another Constitutional Win for Unions
– Steve Waller, Labour of Law

Healthcare Unmasked: Is a Hospital’s Vaccinate-or-Mask Policy Unreasonable?
– Stephanie Lewis, Labour of Law

Accommodating Disabilities – Remember the Two-way Street
– Sean McGee, Labour of Law

Divisional Court endorses Wunderman, Rejects Ford v Keegan
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Employees’ Rights under the Ontario Human Rights Code are Not Infringed by a “Failure to Accommodate”
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Human Rights Adjudicator Allows Employee to Take Entire Summer Off to Care for Disabled Child
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Employee “On Probation” Terminated Without Cause after Five Months of Employment Not Entitled to Any Notice: Div Court
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Labour Arbitrator says: “A Finding of Harassment Requires a Departure from Reasonable Conduct.”
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Family Law

Court order against FRO demonstrates lack of discretion
– Timothy Sullivan, Sullivan Law

A Lump Sum Payment for Retroactive Periodic Support Can Be Tax Deductible! (Well, Sometimes…)
– Adrienne Curran, LMR Family Law

Parents Beware: the obligation to encourage a child to see the other parent goes beyond lip service
– Mimi Marrello, Mann Lawyers

No Work Goes Unpaid: Contributions to Property and Constructive Trust Claims
– Meghan O’Halloran, Startup.Buildup.Sellup.

Avoiding Surprises – Tips from a Family Law Lawyer – Part 3
– Michael Chambers, Maclaren Corlett

Life Insurance: Protecting Support Obligations after Death
– Paula Lester, The Family Connection

Indigenous Law

Indigenous Language Education: Is it an Aboriginal Right?
– Alex Keenan, Indigenous Law

Supreme Court expands definition of “Indians”
– Suzanne Dunn, Indigenous Law

IP & Copyright Law

Trademarks require French chaperones in Québec
– Mary Griffith, Maclaren Corlett

Make Sure Your International Trademarks Are Still Protected
– Mary Griffith, Maclaren Corlett

Do I Really Have to Register My Trademark? Common law and Registered Trademarks
– Adam Tracey, IP@nelligan

Practice Management

How the changes to Ontario’s licensing process may affect you
– Sherif Rizk, Codified

5 Legal Principles Everybody Should Know About
– Sherif Rizk, Codified

Privacy & Security Law

Police “Rogues”, Journalists & The Hapless Victims Of Classified Innuendo
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

Real Estate & Condominium Law

Joint Use Agreements: Who Pays for the Share of a Condominium Which Never Gets Developed?
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

The Limits of Democracy in Ontario Condos
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Are Drones Allowed on Condominium Property?
– Nancy Houle, Condo Law News

Corporation Recovers Extensive Costs It Has Incurred to Recover Past Arrears
– Nancy Houle, Condo Law News

Five Months Considered a Reasonable Timeframe to Adopt Policy Under A Human Rights Settlement
– Kristen Bailey, Condo Law News

Ontario Human Rights Tribunal Finds That Co-op Board Failed to Properly Respond to Harassment of Former Board Members
– James Davidson, Condo Law News

Is An Owner’s Email Address Part of Their Address for Service?
– Nancy Houle, Condo Law News

Owner Awarded Damages for Corporation’s Slow Repairs
– James Davidson, Condo Law News

Status Certificates – The Risks for Managers
– James Davidson, Condo Law News

Ottawa Lawyers on Lease Lengths
– Chuck Merovitz, Merovitz Potechin LLP

Does a Commercial Lease Need to be in Writing?
– Marina Abrosimov, Merovitz Potechin LLP

Regulatory Law

Pssst! CNF Need Not Be A Swear Word
– Gordon B. Greenwood, Maclaren Corlett

Wills & Estates Law

So You’ve Been Appointed an Estate Trustee (aka Executor), Now What? – Part 1
– Megan Fife, Maclaren Corlett

What Does Public Policy Have To Do With My Will?
– Paula Lester, Wills and Estates Law Blog

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