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

Civil Litigation

Taking them at their word? The validity of verbal contracts
– Shauna Cant, Mann Lawyers LLP

What Is Being Done About Driver Inattention in Ontario?
– Frank Van Dyke, Van Dyke Injury Law Blog

Condominium Law

What do Condo Owners Think of Marijuana Legalization?
– Rodrigue Escayola, Condo Adviser

Mandatory Residential Tenancy Agreement Arriving for Residential Tenancies in Condominiums
– David Lu & Victoria Crane, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

The New and “Improved” Condo Proxy is Out!
– Rodrigue Escayola, Condo Adviser

The New(est) Proxy Form
– Christy Allen, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Provincial Elections: What Are the Rules on Canvassing in Condos?
– Jocelyn Duquette, Condo Adviser

Improved rules to vehicle charging incentive programs in condos
– Merovitz Potechin LLP

Criminal Law

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

Fit For The Pen
– Louise Tansey, Mack’s Criminal Law

Failing To Provide The Necessary Jury Instruction
– Louise Tansey, Mack’s Criminal Law

MCLNugget: Colling SCC
– Dallas Mack, Mack’s Criminal Law

MCLNugget: Groia SCC
– Dallas Mack, Mack’s Criminal Law

MCLNugget: Wong SCC
– Dallas Mack, Mack’s Criminal Law

Corporate Get Out of Jail Free Card Buried in Omnibus Bill
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Diab: A Broken Extradition System
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Employment & Labour Law

Upcoming changes to public holiday pay in Ontario
– Alycia Riley & Craig J. Stehr, Gowling WLG

Provincial Election 2018: Do employees get paid time off on June 7 to vote?
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

Beware the “Courtesy Call”: Liability for breach of non-solicitation obligations
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

Requirements for conducting a workplace harassment investigation: lessons from the Green Party
– Andrew Vey, Vey Willetts LLP

You’re The Expert! Ontario’s Top Court Says Tradespeople Can’t Sue Homeowners Under Occupiers’ Liability Act
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Unfettered Right to Terminate Contract Must be Exercised in Good Faith: ONCA
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

How Is Holiday Pay Calculated?
– Paul Taylor-Sussex, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Ontario election expected to determine survival of Human Rights Code amendments
– Alexander Dezan, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Family Law

Joint Family Venture, Unjust Enrichment, and Common Law Spouses – 38 Years Of Law And It’s Still Not A Clear Test
– Andrew Emery, Emery Law

Amendments to Family Law Legislation
– Jenny Johnston, Mann Lawyers LLP

Proposed Changes to the Divorce Act, Part 1
– Jennifer Reynolds, Fresh Legal

Bill C-404: How Will It Change Surrogacy in Canada?
– Erin Lepine, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Bill C-78 – Modernizing Family Law in Canada
– Paul Taylor-Sussex, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Food & Beverage Law

No more cartoons on food packages: Update on marketing to kids
– Megan Martins, Gowling WLG

Probiotic gut (claims) check
– Jon-Paul Powers, PhD & William Bjornsson, Gowling WLG

Grocery store: The untold story
– Ronald L. Doering, Gowling WLG

Indigenous Law

Federal Court declares certain amendments to Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation agreement unenforceable, unreasonable
– Jaimie Lickers & John J. Wilson, Gowling WLG

IP & Copyright Law

Copyright for Animal Selfies – Monkey Business?
– Paul Taylor-Sussex, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Legal Practice & Technology

Thinking differently about legal AI
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

As good as it gets?
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

Launching Today: Suffolk Law School’s Legal Innovation & Technology Online Certificate Program
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

Trade Law

Steel, Aluminum, and the WTO’s Pandora’s Box – Part III
– Michael Woods, Canadian Trade Law Blog

I’d Cut Down Every Law in England… !
– Michael Woods, Canadian Trade Law Blog

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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