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

Civil Litigation

Provincial Trusts in a Bankruptcy
– Robert J. De Toni, Merovitz Potechin LLP

One Boating Accident, Two Insurance Policies. Which One Pays?
– Edward Masters, Mann Lawyers LLP

Service Mold + Aerospace Inc. v Khalaf: The Court of Appeal Reviews Partial Summary Judgment and Discoverability
– Alexander Bissonnette, Mann Lawyers LLP

Mason v Perras Mongenais: Partial Summary Judgment Revisited
– Alexander Bissonnette, Mann Lawyers LLP

Contingency Fees: Re-leveling the Playing Field
– Tara M. Sweeney, Soloway Wright

When Tenants Default: Considering the Options for Commercial Landlords
– Ryan Garrett, Soloway Wright

Condominium Law

Can Condos Prohibit Canadian Flags?
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Condos Must Notify Owners Before They Commence Lawsuits
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Can Owners Access Emails Exchanged Between Condo Directors?
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

No Gender Parity on Condo Boards
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Do Police Need a Warrant to Investigate on Common Elements (Part II)
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Construction Law

A New Procedure for Lien Claims Against Municipalities
– Ron Petersen, Low Murchison Radnoff LLP

Non-Payment of Holdback Under the Construction Act
– Matthew Smith, Low Murchison Radnoff LLP

Corporate Commercial Law

Promotional and Problematic Disclosure
– Conor J. Cronin, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.

Big Changes to Corporate Privacy
– Andre Martin, Mann Lawyers LLP

Bill C-86: Amendments to the CBCA
– Daniel J. Cherney, Soloway Wright

Criminal Law

An Overview Of R V. Barton
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

May/June 2019 Criminal Law Round-Up
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

Doug Downey: Who is Ontario’s Newest Attorney General
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Doug Ford’s Legal Aid Guarantee
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

MMIWG Report: Stop Your Conspiracy Theories – It Was Genocide
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Take Your Stinking Paws Off the Justice System You Damn, Dirty Politicians
– Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP

Employment & Labour Law

When Human Rights are at Risk: Examining Current Events in Quebec and Alberta and Considering the Landscape at Home in Ontario
– Alayna Miller, Mann Lawyers LLP

New Anti-Harassment Regime Coming to Federal Workplaces and Parliament
– Claire Kane Boychuk, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Employee’s Attempt to Solicit Clients from Former Employer Proves Costly
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

Frustration of Contract Can be Resolved by Summary Judgment – Does Not Require A Trial
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Court of Appeal Confirms it Can be Reasonable to Refuse New Employment if New Position is Not Comparable to Position Lost
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Shareholders’ Agreement All That Matters For Shareholder Rights in Wrongful Dismissal Analysis
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

“Boomerang” Resignation Comes Back to Hurt Employee
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

ONCA says being being 62 y/o, 37 years employed, and a senior VP is NOT “exceptional circumstances”
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

When Too Many Principles Converge: The Decision in Ariss v. NORR Limited Architects
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Workplace Assault Does Not Automatically Trigger Protections of Section 50 of OHSA: OLRB
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Aggravated Damages Awarded for Heightened Frustration and Anxiety After Employer Fails to Investigate Workplace Harassment Allegations
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Tort of Harassment Not Available in Ontario Employment Context
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Peppercorns Still Valid Consideration for Fundamental Changes
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Accommodating Breastfeeding at Work
– Colleen Hoey, Mann Lawyers LLP

Family Law

S.H. v. D.H. Revisted – Use of Embryos After Separation
– Alaina Woolfrey & Erin Lepine, Nelligan O’Brien Payne

Food & Beverage Law

Don’t be confused by “best before” and “packaging” dates
– Ronald L. Doering, Gowling WLG

Yes to edibles, not so fast to food companies
– Lewis Retik, Gowling WLG

Importing food from away
– Katrina Coughlin, Gowling WLG

IP & Copyright Law

The Eligibility Pendulum for Patents – Another Shift
– Adrian C. O’Donnell, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.

Nice Classification says sayōnara to ookonomiyaki and other regional dishes
– Kimberley Baillie, Gowling WLG

Going Overboard on Overbreadth
– Alex Gloor & Alexander Camenzind, Gowling WLG

Practice Management

On Diversity In The Legal Profession
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

Re-personalizing law firm culture
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

Practice Management — Mentoring (Part 1)
– K. Scott McLean, Mann Lawyers LLP

Privacy Law

Privacy commissioners release report on Facebook investigation, announce plan for court action
– Multiple authors, Gowling WLG

Real Estate Law

Super Priorities and Unpaid Taxes in Canada
– Michael Brown, Merovitz Potechin LLP

Security Law

Chain Reaction: Bill C-59’s Complicated Coming Into Force Rules
– Craig Forcese, Intrepid

National Security Transparency: The Problem of Secret Law
– Leah West, Intrepid

Privileging Secrecy: The CSE Act’s New Class Privilege – Part I
– Leah West, Intrepid

Privileging Secrecy: The CSE Act’s New Class Privilege – Part II
– Leah West, Intrepid

What’s In Your Apple Wallet? Border Searches of Electronic Devices
– Leah West & Craig Forcese, Intrepid

Trade Law

Canada Should Revisit Safeguard Measures on Stainless Steel Wire
– Gordon LaFortune, Canadian Trade Law Blog

Steel Safeguards: CITT Announces a Product Exclusion Process for Stainless Steel Wire and Heavy Plate
– Gordon LaFortune, Canadian Trade Law Blog

Canada’s Announced Support for its Steel Producers will hurt Canadian Steel Importers, Manufacturers and End-Users
– Gordon LaFortune, 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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