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

Civil Litigation

The Court of Appeal finds Spilt Coffee at a Drive-Through is an Insurable Accident
– Shawn O’Connor and Sasha Willms, Kelly Santini LLP

Was Door-to-Door Salesperson on Lunch Break Still Working for WSIB Purposes?
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

“Self-Diagnosis” Not a Basis for Claiming CPP Disability Benefits
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Compelling Attendance at an Examination Under Oath Requires Notice but not Reason
– Mitch Kitagawa and Sarah Reich, Kelly Santini LLP

Insurers Bear the Burden of Non-Compliance with Non-Renewal Notice Requirements
– Mitch Kitagawa and Chantel Helwer, Kelly Santini LLP

When One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Relationships & the Interpretation of Dependency for the Purposes of Accident Benefits
– Mitch Kitagawa and Kate Craner, Kelly Santini LLP

Risky summer activities: What are you waiving when you sign that form?
– Peter J.E. Cronyn, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Mental Injury: What’s in a Name?
– Jennifer Aouad, Low Murchison Radnoff LLP

Condominium Law

Defamation: Condos must protect the reputation of its directors
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Condos will Need to Increase Their Fees to Pay for the New Condo Authority
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

New Info on the Education and Examination Requirements for Condo Managers
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Condos will Have to File Yearly Information Returns
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

How Much will a Condo Manager’s Licence Cost?
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

How Much will the Condo Authority Cost and Who will Pay for it?
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Condominium Returns
– James Davidson, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Proposed Fees for the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario
– Christy Allen, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Summary of the Proposed Regulations now available: the Condominium Database, and filing Returns
– Kristen Bailey, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

CAO and CAT Proposed Fees
– James Davidson, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Constitutional Law

The Case of Omar Khadr
– Delaney’s Law Firm

Twelve Points about the Khadr Saga
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

A Once & Final Parsing of the Legal Context for the Khadr Settlement
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

Corporate Commercial Law

New International Commercial Arbitration Act in force in Ontario
– R. Aaron Rubinoff and John Siwiec, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP

New Record-Keeping Obligations for Old and New Ontario Corporations: What are they?
– Philip M. Aubry, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP

Criminal Law

The Art Of Sentencing: Why It’s Time To Revisit Mandatory Minimums
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

Employment & Labour Law

Top 5 Labour Law Movies/TV Episodes of All Time
– Andrew Reinholdt, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017: Approaches Changes to the Workplace
– Karin Pagé, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP

Putting the Brakes on Mitigation? Earnings in ‘Inferior Positions’ and Employee Severance
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

Beware the Innocuous Termination Provision
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Secret recordings in the workplace: a review of legal and practical consequences
– Andrew Vey, Vey Willetts LLP

Everyone Deserves a Second Chance, But How Much Tolerance is Too Much? Part I – Employers
– Rick Norian, Maclaren Corlett

“Retiring Allowances” and the Taxation of Wrongful Dismissal Damages
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Supreme Court of Canada Weighs In On Employer Drug Policies
– Christopher C. Rootham, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Bill C-16 and Transgender Rights
– Paul Taylor-Sussex, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Family Law

Special and Extraordinary Expenses and How They’re Paid
– Olivia Koneval, Mann Lawyers

Franchise Law

The Objective Approach to Rescission in Franchise Disclosure Cases – Mendoza v Active Tire & Auto Centre Inc.
– Rob de Toni, Merovitz Potechin LLP


Re: Sanfilippo buys Judiciary appointment for $1,800
– Delaney’s Law Firm

Indigenous Law

Own-Source Revenue – Reconcili-action?
– Michel Nolet, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

IP & Copyright Law

Team Google, World Internet Police?
– Adam Soliman, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

No More Promises: The New Standard Of Utility In Canada
– Adam Soliman and Adam M. Tracey, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Access Copyright v. York University Decision Expected Wednesday, July 12, 2017
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Access Copyright v. York University – the Actual Terms of the Judgment
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Access Copyright v. York U – And All Eyes Over to York U for What’s Next
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Access Copyright v. York University – Some Important Comments and Questions from Prof. Ariel Katz
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Access Copyright Proposed Post-Secondary Tariffs 2018-2020
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Practice Management

Law firms’ problem with women
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

Tax Law

Proposed Restrictions to the Voluntary Disclosures Program
– Alanna Mar, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP

Wills & Estates Law

Life Insurance And Dependant Support Claims
– Marcia Green, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Advertising For Creditors: Can I Do This Online?
– Erin Kelley, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

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