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

Civil Litigation

Court Of Appeal Clarifies Pre-Judgment Interest Rate
– Edward Masters, Mann Lawyers

Court Of Appeal Clarifies Collateral Benefits Issues
– Edward Masters, Mann Lawyers

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

How Much “Good Faith” Must the Insurer Show its Insured?
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Could Judge Decide MVA Case on “Geometry Alone”?
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Condominium Law

Disclosure Obligations of Condo Directors at AGMs
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Condos?
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

The New Periodic Information Certificate
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

New Airbnb partnership may impact condominium law
– Merovitz Potechin LLP

Helpful Recent Decision About Condominium “Changes”
– James Davidson, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

The New Condominium Authority Tribunal Rules Are Out!
– James Davidson, Nancy Houle and Christy Allen, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Corporate Commercial Law

Federal Government Responds to Feedback on Proposed Changes
– Alanna T. Mar, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l

Criminal Law

Bail Reform: Naqvi Tells Crown Attorneys to Follow the Law
– Michael Spratt

Bill C-51: On Sexual Assault, Records And The Right To A Fair Trial
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

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

Employment & Labour Law

Brave New World: ONCA Says that in Asset Transaction, an Offer of Employment is Sufficient Consideration for Material Changes
– Sean Bawden, Kelly Santini LLP

Amberber v. IBM Canada Limited: Termination clause fails to rebut employee’s entitlement to reasonable notice
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

Same Game, New Rules: Changes to Ontario’s Workplace Laws
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

Working Notice Inappropriate for Employees on Disability Leave
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Undertaking to Comply with the ESA does Not Displace Common Law Presumption of Reasonable Notice
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Mooch Ado About Nothing: Being Fired Before You Begin
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Failure to Comply With Employment Standards Act Minimum Requirements Is Fatal to Employers
– Jean-Francois Lalonde, Vice & Hunter LLP

Postmedia-Torstar Deal Means Wrongful Dismissal Suits Likely to Follow
– Jean-Francois Lalonde, Vice & Hunter LLP

Family Law

Enforceability of marriage contract considered
– Marta Siemiarczuk, Nelligan O’Brian Payne

Effective today: Updates to the Federal Child Support Tables
– Chris Rutherford, Low Murchison Radnoff LLP

Indigenous Law

Can Judicial Review Conclusively Determine the Existence of Aboriginal Rights?
– Stéphane Sérafin, Nelligan O’Brian Payne

IP & Copyright Law

Maybe the Canadian Copyright Bar and the Copyright Board Should Try Some PMNOC Remedies Instead of Rearranging the Deck Chairs?
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

An entrepreneur’s intellectual property toolkit: Simple steps to avoid legal headaches
– Adam M. Tracey, Nelligan O’Brian Payne

Practice Management

First Impressions
– John Hollander, MBC Law Professional Corporation, The Advocacy Club

The Delicate Art of Referring “As a Favour”
– Norman Bowley, The Advocacy Club

The Ecology of Referrals
– Norman Bowley, The Advocacy Club

Diversonomics | Season 2 Episode 6 – Trans-forming the norm: Gender identity in the legal profession
– Roberto Aburto & Sarah Willis, Gowling WLG

Real Estate Law

Updates on the Ontario Municipal Board reform under Bill 139
– Jacob Polowin, Gowling WLG

Regulatory Law

Government Consultations – Use it or Lose it
– Gordon B. Greenwood, Maclaren Corlett

Sue the CFIA for its negligence? Good luck.
– Ronald L. Doering, Gowling WLG

Tax Law

Proposed foreign merger rollovers rules: Welcome news to foreign companies that cannot rely on existing tax treaty rollover provisions
– Jim Wilson, Gowling WLG

Ten important Canadian Tax compliance considerations for new Canadians
– Jim Wilson & Stevan Novoselac, Gowling WLG

Wills & Estates

“Mutual Wills vs. Reciprocal Wills” When is a will more than a will?
– Ted Mann, Mann Lawyers


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