Below are links to blog posts or articles authored by the Ottawa legal community in October.

Civil Litigation

Pay When Paid Clauses
– Owen Bourns, Ottawa Litigation

Auto Insurance Coverage: You Don’t Know What You Got ‘Till It’s Gone
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Having trouble locating and serving a defendant? You may want to consider substituted service upon their liability insurer.
– Nicholas Krakana, Girones Lawyers

The Steps in a Civil Litigation Action
– Alexandra Ormond, Perley-Robertson Hill & McDougall LLP

Corporate Commercial Law

Canada’s New Eligible Capital Property Tax Regime and What It Means for Canadian Controlled Private Corporations
– Kentt Coburn, Startup.Buildup.Sellup.

Integrity and Good Governance is more than Paperwork
– Michael A. Chambers, Maclaren Corlett

Criminal Law

Are the Ottawa Police Racist?
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Criminal Defence Lawyers Oil the Machinery of Justice, and We Pay For That Privilege
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Joint positions and the administration of justice
– Anne-Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

The legality of sexting
– Anne-Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

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

New penalties for drug-impaired driving take effect Oct. 2, 2016, in Ontario
– Brett McGarry, McGarry Law

Parliament considering tough new impaired driving laws
– Brett McGarry, McGarry Law

Legalized Marijuana: Lessons From the U.S. Experience
– Tim McCunn and Alicia Czarnowski, Perley-Robertson Hill & McDougall LLP

Employment & Labour Law

Active Employment and Employee Bonus Entitlements
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

Wrongful resignation: Revisiting the employee obligation to provide reasonable notice
– Andrew Vey, Vey Willetts LLP

Duty to Provide an Employer with Reasonable Notice of Termination
– Jill Lewis, The Workplace Matters

Deletion of Browser History in Failed Attempt to Protect Privacy Not Spoliation of Evidence
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Mitigation – It Doesn’t Happen In A Vacuum
– Christopher Rootham, The Workplace Matters

Changing Workplaces Review: Update The Definition of “Employee”?
– Janice Payne, The Workplace Matters

Does Discrimination In Employment Only Occur When There Is A Power Imbalance?
– Christopher Rootham, Labour of Law

Five Grievance Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
– Sean McGee, Labour of Law

Federal Court Ruled That The Only Toxic Thing At The CRTC Was The Investigator’s Stinking Report
– Andrew Reinholdt, Labour of Law

Trial Judge Finds Mitigatory Earnings too Insignificant to be Deducted from Wrongful Dismissal Award
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Judge Orders Costs of Injunction against Solicitation “In the Cause”
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Family Law

Three Parent Babies – What is the Law?
– Erin Lepine and Paul Taylor-Sussex, The Family Connection

The Financial Repercussions of Grey Divorce
– Carol Craig, The Family Connection

Do Time-limited Travel Consents Lay A Foundation For Child Abduction?
– Erin Kelley, The Family Connection

The Impact of Re-Partnering on Spousal Support
– Tess Brown, LMR Family Law

Indigenous Law

The Pitfalls Of Being A Landlord On Reserve
– Alex Keenan, Indigenous Law

IP & Copyright Law

Stop, Thief? Passing Off In Toronto
– Adam Tracey, IP@nelligan

Blacklock’s Reporter – Paywalls and Fair Dealing
– Paul Taylor-Sussex, IP@nelligan

Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce to study, and make recommendations on the operation and practices of the Copyright Board of Canada
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Seeing is NOT Believing: Trademark Solicitation Scams
– Marina Stipanac, Perley-Robertson Hill & McDougall LLP

Marketing Law

Advertising: Can they really say that?! Advertising self-regulation in Canada – Part 1
– Mary G. Griffith, Maclaren Corlett

Practice Management

Recognizing invisible disabilities during Mental Illness Awareness Week
– James Cameron and Morgan Rowe, RavenLaw

Playing the client’s game
– Jordan Furlong, The Law21 Blog

Luck – Where Hard Work Meets Opportunity – Blog Post 1
– Ceilidh Henderson, Advocacy Club

Luck – Where Hard Work Meets Opportunity – Blog Post 2
– Neil Kennedy, Advocacy Club

Privacy & Security Law

Secret Law And Canadian National Security
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

Righting Security: A Contextual And Critical Analysis And Response To Canada’s 2016 National Security Green Paper
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

CSIS Immunity From Criminal Culpability For Acts Done In Foreign Fighter Investigations: Observations On SIRC Report
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

Assessing CSIS’s New Bill C-51 “Threat Reduction” Powers: Observations On The SIRC Report
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

Background Resources: Bill C-22 (National Security & Intelligence Committee Of Parliamentarians)
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

Real Estate & Condominium Law

Medical Marijuana – The Next Issue
– James M. Davidson, Condo Law News

Tarion Program Review – Update
– James M. Davidson, Condo Law News

Competition Bureau Investigation: How Should Corporations Respond?
– James M. Davidson and Paul Taylor-Sussex, Condo Law News

Sports Law

Sports & Law – 2nd Period in the Game of Advertising and Marketing
– Gordon B. Greenwood, Maclaren Corlett

Tax Law

Dealing with the Canada Revenue Agency
– Gregory Sanders, Perley-Robertson Hill & McDougall LLP


The New Spectrum Management System And The RSP-100
– Koby Smutylo, Smutylo Law+

Wills & Estates Law

So You’ve Been Appointed an Estate Trustee (aka Executor), Now What? – Part 6
– Megan Fife, Maclaren Corlett

Is It Okay To Be A Passive Estate Trustee?
– Carol Craig and Paul Taylor-Sussex, Wills and Estates Law Blog

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