Ottawa Blog Roll: October 2017

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

Civil Litigation

Court of Appeal Gives Thumbs Down to Dog Bite Plaintiff
– Mitch Kitagawa and Joshua Vickery, Kelly Santini LLP

License suspensions mulled for distracted driving in Ontario
– Quinn Thiele Mineault Grodzki LLP

Insurers Not Obliged to Advise Insured of Appeal Deadlines
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Condominium Law

The Forms Under the New Condo Act Are Out!
– Jocelyn Duquette, Condo Adviser

Condo Managers will be Required to Provide Police Record Checks
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Condo Learning this Month – Learning and Networking Opportunities
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Important Court Decision About Recovering Costs From Owners
– James Davidson, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Changes Are Almost Here…Important Dates To Keep In Mind
– Cheryll Wood, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Appeal Court Confirms Owner’s Obligation to Prove Case When Challenging Lien
– Victoria Craine, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Examination of Records – Do Condominium Owners Need a Proper Reason?
– James Davidson, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Corporate Commercial Law

Amendments to the Ontario Corporations Act
– Paul Franco, Mann Lawyers LLP

Support for Small Cideries in Ontario – An Overview of the 2017-2018 Small Cidery Program Guidelines
– Paul A. Lalonde, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l

Criminal Law

Limited Use Doctrine Defined…Again
– Dallas Mack, Mack’s Criminal Law

Effective Assistance – Tactical Dispute
– Dallas Mack, Mack’s Criminal Law

October 2017 Criminal Law Round-Up
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

Liberals Break Two and a Half Promises with New Pot Laws
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Employment & Labour Law

Scissors Beat Paper; Statutes Beat Scissors: Severability Clauses Can’t Fix Illegal Termination Provisions
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Bad faith dismissal: is medical evidence required to prove damages?
– Andrew Vey, Vey Willetts LLP

North v. Metaswitch Networks: Ontario’s Top Court Confirms the Correct Approach to Employee Severance
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

#MeToo: Workplace Harassment
– Megan Cornell, Momentum Law

Indigenous Law

Federal vs Provincial – Whose Legislative Authority Is It Anyway?
– Michel Nolet, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

IP & Copyright Law

Toronto Neighbourhood Heats Up Over Copyright Battle
– Adam M. Tracey, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Submissions Posted on Canada’s Copyright Board – the Consultation Process
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Proposed Amendments to the Canadian Patent Rules
– Solomon Gold, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l

Practice Management

Changing the lawyer assessment system
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

Diversonomics | Season 2 Episode 4 – Re-training the brain (Pt 1): The road to work after concussion
– Roberto Aburto & Sarah Willis, Gowling WLG

Diversonomics | Season 2 Episode 5 – Re-training the brain (Pt 2): Employee-employer dynamics when dealing with concussion
– Roberto Aburto & Sarah Willis, Gowling WLG

Real Estate Law

Decreased rental real estate following new rent controls
– Merovitz Potechin LLP


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