Huge congratulations to Sean Bawden and Woods LaFortune LLP for carrying the Ottawa torch as Clawbie Winners this year! Well deserved!!

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

Civil Litigation

Adjudication coming to a construction project near you – lessons learned from the english experience
– Louis-Pierre Grégoire & Patrick Lavoie, Gowling WLG

Appeal Court orders rehearing on coverage for workplace accident
– Stephanie Doucet, Gowling WLG

Employer vs. Employee – Who Was Telling the Truth in Workers’ Compensation Claim?
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

CPP Benefit Claims – Does Choosing Your Own Doctor Affect Your Success?
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Condominium Law

Information Certificate Updates
– Rodrigue Escayola, Condo Adviser

A Condo Year in Review – Our Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2017
– Jocelyn Duquette, Condo Adviser

AGM Notice Calculator
– Rodrigue Escayola, Condo Adviser

Things to watch for in 2018
– James Davidson, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Corporate Commercial Law

“Summary Judgment and Evidence of ‘Material Change’ – Hepburn v AlarmForce”
– Merovitz Potechin LLP

Criminal Law

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

Top Criminal Cases Of 2017
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

Digital Evidence: A Book Review
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

Let’s Talk About Mental Health
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Employment & Labour Law

$750,000 in moral and punitive damages awarded to employee left to “twist in the wind”
– Andrew Vey, Vey Willetts LLP

Higher wages, more vacation, more protected leave – what’s not to like?
– Colleen Hoey, Mann Lawyers

The Legality of Taking Away Paid Breaks and Benefits
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Top Five Cases of Importance to Ontario Employment Law – 2017 Edition
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Workers Now Eligible for WSIB Benefits for Chronic Mental Stress and Workplace Harassment
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Enhanced Vacation Entitlements After Five Years – What Counts as Five Years?
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Ontario Court Allows Random Drug Testing to Continue Pending Labour Grievance
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Bill 148 and Changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

The Statutory Right to Paid Sick Leave and What Constitutes “Evidence Reasonable in the Circumstances”
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Family Law

Motions to Change: Custody and Access Cases
– Drew Kelsall, Fresh Legal

Motions to Change: Spousal Support Cases
– Drew Kelsall, Fresh Legal

IP & Copyright Law

Swift’s legal team battles accusations of plagiarism
– Adam M. Tracey, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Ottawa resident wins Right to Privacy case based on video clip
– Adam M. Tracey, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Canadian patent law: 2017 year in review
– Alex Gloor & Michael Crichton, Gowling WLG

The skinny on skinny labels
– Jennifer L. Wilkie & Alexander Camenzind, Gowling WLG

The Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc. decision
– Robert A. MacDonald, Gowling WLG

Municipal Law

A Lack of Transparency at Jim Watson’s City Hall
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Expropriation and Compensation When Land is Taken
– Greg Meeds, Vice & Hunter LLP

Practice Management

Break the law firm business model
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

The best of Dispatch 2017
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

Privacy & Security Law

CASL: A Call for Clarity
– Margot Patterson, Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

A Warrant for All Seasons: Four New Charter Section 8 Cases
– National Security Law, Craig Forcese

Updated: A listener’s guide to C-59
– National Security Law, Craig Forcese

Regulatory Law

The evolving self-care framework: A work in progress and the questions it raises
– Lewis Retik & Jon-Paul Powers, Gowling WLG

What are novel foods and when can they be used?
– Katrina Coughlin & Megan Martins, Gowling WLG

Supreme Court of Canada

2017: The SCC year in review
– D. Lynne Watt, Gowling WLG


We include highlights of recent posts and articles from Ottawa-area blogs that are of substantive value to the legal community. Did we miss one? Let us know!

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