Ottawa Blog Roll: January 2017

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

Civil Litigation

When Doctors Are Actually “Hired Guns”
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Civil Lawyers Raise the Alarm on Case Delays
– Andrea Girones, Girones Lawyers

Construction Liens – Vacating Your Lien Does Not Mean Losing It!
– Patrick Simon, Vice and Hunter LLP

Condominium Law

Condo Manager Licensing in Ontario: The “General” licence
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Condo Managers With a Limited Licence Will Have to Work Under Supervision
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Who Will Be Exempt from Mandatory Licensing of Condo Managers?
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Licensing of Condominium Managers – Who Needs to be Licensed? (Blog No. 1 in a Series)
– Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Licensing of Condominium Managers- Licensing Timeframes and Requirements (Blog No. 2 in a Series)
– Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Licensing of Condominium Managers-Restrictions on Managers who have a Limited Condominium Management Licence (Blog No. 3 in a Series)
– Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Licensing of Condominium Managers-Who can obtain a licence to be a condominium manager? (Blog No. 4 in a Series)
– Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Licensing of Condominium Managers- Six Questions Answered (Blog No. 5 in a Series)
– Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Licensing of Condominium Managers-What are some of the statutory obligations placed upon licensees? (Blog No. 6 in a Series)
– Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Suspended Access Equipment- New OHSA Regulation Amendments in Effect January 1, 2017
– Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Corporate Commercial Law

Ontario Court of Appeal confirms Two-Year Limitation Period to Enforce American Judgments in Ontario
– Shawn O’Connor & Allison Russell, Startup.Buildup.Sellup.

It is a Governance Issue or a Management Issue? An Often Made Misdiagnosis
– Michael A. Chambers, Maclaren Corlett

Criminal Law

January 2017 Criminal Law Round-up
– Anne-Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

Justice Denied: Delay in Criminal Court and the Right to a Speedy Trial
– Anne-Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

You Are Not The Reasonable Person
– Louise Tanset, Mack’s Criminal Law

Settled Law
– Louise Tanset, Mack’s Criminal Law

Now Or Never
– Louise Tanset, Mack’s Criminal Law

Plea Bargaining – A Deal with the Devil?
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Employment & Labour Law

When can an Employee’s Off-Duty Conduct give rise to disciplinary action?
– Karin Pagé, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP

From 8 Weeks to 15 Months: Employee Wins Significant Severance
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

Email etiquette: What Ontario can learn from France
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

Employment Rights for Federally-Regulated Employees
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

Ottawa Small Claims Court Awards $4,000 in Punitive Damages after Employer Falsely Alleges Just Cause
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Voluntary Resignation Results in Forfeiture of Bonus: ONSC
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Ontario Employers’ Ability to Claim Indemnification from Their Employees for Employee Negligence
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

RCMP Employees Denied Employee Rights, To Be Compensated
– Vice and Hunter LLP

Former Zoo Director Sues for Wrongful Termination
– Vice and Hunter LLP

Wrongful Termination Alleged by Employee Let Go During Maternity Leave
– Vice and Hunter LLP

Employee Rights Violated by “Genetic Discrimination”
– Vice and Hunter LLP

Family Law

Changes to Children’s Law Reform Act may encourage grandparents to litigate
– Tim Sullivan, SullivanLaw

General Interest

Ten Dollars Has Never Been Worth So Much!
– Gordon B. Greenwood, Maclaren Corlett

Indigenous Law

Indigenous Law Developments to Watch in 2017
– Alex Keenan, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

IP & Copyright Law

CIPO Update: The 11th Edition of the Nice Classification
– Paul Taylor-Sussex, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

What Are The 6 Recent Changes to Industrial Design Practice?
– Taiji Yoshino, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Keeping Your Spirits Up: Branding and Third-Party Trademarks
– Adam M. Tracey, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Welcome, Mr. Walt Disney, to the Canadian Public Domain
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Copyright Reform in Canada – the 2017 Section 92 Review
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

The Value of Intellectual Property Registration
– Solomon Gold, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP

Brexit, European Patents and the Unified European Patent
– Adrian O’Donnell, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP

Marketing Law

Advertising – Can they really say that?! Advertising self-regulation in Canada – Part 4
– Mary G. Griffith, Maclaren Corlett

Practice Management

Navigating the multi-polar legal market
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

Optimizing your law firm for trust
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

Privacy & Security Law

Prosecutor’s Dilemma: Terrorism or Not?
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

Create a Strong National Security Committee of Parliamentarians: Our Views
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

Staying Left of the Bang: Fixing Canada’s Dysfunctional System of Parallel CSIS/RCMP Anti-terror Investigations
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

National Security Law “Nutshell” Lectures via iTunes Podcasts
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

Launch of “Secret Law Gazette”: Security Service Policies & Rules released under ATIP
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

Real Estate Law

New Requirements for Ontario Corporations Relating to Land/Building Ownership
– Mann Lawyers

What’s New in Real Estate – Exploring Recent Changes to the Land Transfer Tax Act in Ontario
– Patrick N. Aubry, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP

Wills & Estates Law

Who Has The Authority To Plan Your Funeral?
– Marcia Green, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Suspicious Will-Making: When Should You Challenge The Validity?
– Marcia Green, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

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