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

Civil Litigation

What Is The Threshold And Who Meets It?
– Edward (Ted) Masters, Mann Lawyers LLP

Reduced Accident Benefits And Insurance Broker Liability
– Edward (Ted) Masters, Mann Lawyers LLP

For WSIB Purposes, is “Intent” to Study Enough to Make You a “Student”?
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Condominium Law

New Owner Information Certificate
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Condo Learning Opportunities February/March
– Graeme Macpherson, Condo Adviser

New Employment Standards Affecting Condominium Corporations
– Jocelyn Duquette, Condo Adviser

Can Owners Install Clotheslines Under the Green Energy Act?
– David Lu, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

New Regulations for Condominium Managers
– James Davidson, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Proxies and How They May Now be Used for Elections
– Christy Allen, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Corporate Commercial Law

The Basics of Blockchain and Smart Contracts
– Mark Asfar, Momentum Business Law

Criminal Law

The Theoretical case of R. v. Patrick Brown
– Bryan Delaney, Delaney’s Law Firm

January 2018 Criminal Law Round-Up
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

On Technology And Access To Justice
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

The Presumption of Innocence is for Courtrooms, Not Politics
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Trudeau’s Aga Khan Vacation, Get Ready for Duffy Part 2
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Loblaws Skates on Price-Fixing, Tried to Send Homeless Man to Jail
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

My Predictions for Federal Justice Reform in 2018
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Employment & Labour Law

The Man and the Mini-Horse in the Middle Office – Service Animals in the Workplace
– Colleen Hoey, Mann Lawyers LLP

Court of Appeal Confirms that Silence is Golden
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Employers Can No Longer Require Employees to Wear High Heel Shoes – Except in “Entertainment and Advertising Industry”
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

New Rules for Employers for Public Holidays
– Megan Cornell, Momentum Business Law

Changes to Ontario Employee Personal Emergency Leave, January 2018
– Megan Cornell, Momentum Business Law

Limitation periods and statutory severance pay: an update
– Andrew Vey, Vey Willetts LLP

Family Law

Is it Legal to Pay a Surrogate?
– Jenny Johnston, Mann Lawyers LLP

Retirement & Support Payments
– Jim Jeffcott, Low Murchison Radnoff LLP

Indigenous Law

Tribunal holds that Canada breached duty of minimal impairment
– Robert Winogron & Jeremy Bouchard, Gowling WLG

Specific claims tribunal validates pre-confederation claim for breach of the Royal Proclamation of 1763
– Robert Winogron & John J. Wilson, Gowling WLG

Divisional court finds duty to consult required crown to provide promised capacity funding
– John J. Wilson, Gowling WLG

Federal vs Provincial Part 2 – Provincial Laws of General Application
– Michel Nolet & Stéphane Sérafin, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

IP & Copyright Law

Celebrities Dip Their Toes (Paws?) Into The World of IP Protection
– Adam M. Tracey, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

From TPP to CPTPP: Suspensions to IP Provisions
– Justin Smith, Kristen Kilroy, & John Norman, Gowling WLG

Brand enforcement in Canada – It’s time to get your house in order
– Robert A. MacDonald & Monique M. Couture, Gowling WLG

Amended Canadian Trademarks Act : Road map to implementation
– Robert A. MacDonald, Gowling WLG

Top 10 differences in patent litigation in Canada and the U.S.
– Michael Crichton, Gowling WLG

Being a Musician is a Business (Music Rights Administration)
– Edwards PC, Creative Law

Practice Management

The end of the beginning
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

We’re here for a good time, not a long time
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

Privacy & Security Law

C-59 and collection of all that is in the eye of the beholder?
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

Does CSE risk a Re X moment with the current drafting in C-59?
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law

The (Quasi) Judicialization of CSE Cyber Operations (Active & Defensive)
– Craig Forcese, National Security Law


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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