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

Civil Litigation

Changes to the Rules of Civil Procedure in Ontario
– Chloe Waind, Merovitz Potechin LLP

Ontario introduces amendments to simplified procedure – What does this mean for insurers?
– Jordan Wright & Cassandra Khatchikian, Gowling WLG

Consider Yourself Warned the Next Time you Lace Up Your Skates
– Michael Beeson, Low Murchison Radnoff LLP

Condominium Law

Status Certificates – A Checklist of Legal Considerations
– James Davidson, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Alberta Court Orders Removal of Dog from Condominium
– Mohiminol Khandaker, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Water Damage Flow Chart
– James Davidson & Nancy Houle, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Mould in a Unit – When Is a Condominium Corporation Responsible?
– James Davidson, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Chargebacks for Enforcement Costs – What Now?
– James Davidson, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Second-Hand Smoke – What Are the Rights and Obligations?
– James Davidson, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

The Crisis in Condominium Insurance
– James Davidson, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Condos Must Notify Owners Before Commencing Lawsuits 2.0
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Condos Must Act Reasonably When Imposing a Section-98 Agreement
– Graeme Macpherson, Condo Adviser

Condos Must Act Reasonably When Seeking Compliance
– David Plotkin, Condo Adviser

Condos Cannot Lien the Cost of Seeking Compliance
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

The Condo Forms Have Moved !! Find Them Here!
– Rod Escayola, Condo Adviser

Construction Law

Regulatory changes for Ontario’s construction and environmental sectors
– Roxie Graystone, Merovitz Potechin LLP

Corporate Commercial Law

Incorporation for Real Estate Agents
– Jade Renaud, Mann Lawyers

Judicial Update – Bond Design Build Inc. v Wellings of Stittsville Inc.
– Christine A. Powell & Crystal McConkey, Soloway Wright

Criminal Law

The Ultimate Round-Up: The Top Supreme Court Cases From 2010-2019
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

Let’s Talk About Phones In Ontario’s Jails
– Anne Marie McElroy, McElroy Law

Employment & Labour Law

Coronavirus (COVID-19): What Ontario Employers Should Know
– Andrew Vey, Vey Willetts LLP

Food for thought: do employers need to accommodate ethical veganism in the workplace?
– Paul Willetts, Vey Willetts LLP

Scents and Sensitivity
– Eytan B. Rip, Merovitz Potechin LLP

“It ain’t over till it’s over.” – Yoga Berra’s Profound Answer to Employment Law’s Vexing Question
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Quit While You’re Ahead and Leave the Numbers Out of It
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Keeping Babies in Bathtubs – ONSC Maintains Termination Clause Notwithstanding Contractual Issues
– Sean Bawden, Labour Pains

Pre-Existing Medical Conditions and Long-Term Disability Entitlement
– Emily Cumbaa, Raven Law

When can former employees file a grievance?
– Denise Deschênes, Nelligan Law

Labour decision sobering reminder about limits of federal whistleblower protection
– Karine Dion, Nelligan Law

2020 Accessibility To-Do list (Ontario)
– Anne Lemay, Gowling WLG

Entertainment Law

Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel: “Time To Act”
– Margot Patterson, Entertainment & Media Law Signal

Family Law

FLA Claims Cannot Be Brought After the Limitation Period…Or Can They?
– Tracy Lyle & Grace Tran, Nelligan Law

A Burning Issue: Disclosure in Family Law
– Jenny Johnston, Mann Lawyers

RRSP Home Buyer’s Plan and Separation
– Alison Boyce, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP

IP & Copyright Law

Exceptional Circumstances Now Required for Extensions In Trademark Examination
– Michael O’Neill, Gowling WLG

Two New Mass Copyright Lawsuits – Rambo: Last Blood & Angel Has Fallen
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Update on Allarco Litigation – Allarco’s Potential Exit Costs in the Federal Court
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Update on Allarco’s “Unusual” Litigation
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

The “M” Word in Canadian Copyright Law – The “Mandatory” Matter
– Howard Knopf, Excess Copyright

Practice Management

Skill Sets # 4: Managing the Lawyer-Client Relationship
– K. Scott McLean, Mann Lawyers

Law firm culture and the “war for talent”
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

Reflections from a parallel universe
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

What will lawyers do now?
– Jordan Furlong, Law21

Privacy & Security Law

Brexit impact on privacy
– Chantal Bernier & Anca Sattler, Dentons Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

Canada’s piece of the regulatory pie: Application of Canadian data privacy laws to a local data processor with a global reach
– Wendy J. Wagner, Christopher Oates & Sarah Boucaud, Gowling WLG

Wishlist for the Justice Minister’s priorities on digital issues and law reform
– Emily Laidlaw, Intrepid

Intrepid Bi-Weekly Briefing #8
– Hannah Diegel, Intrepid

Justice is Served…a Mandate Letter Part II: Criminal Justice & National Security
– Michael Nesbitt, Intrepid

Justice is Served…a Mandate Letter: Terrorism Priorities
– Michael Nesbitt, Intrepid

Real Estate Law

Expropriation Law: A Year in Review
– Multiple authors, Gowling WLG

Supreme Court

Vavilov and the Assessment Review Board
– NextGenLaw LLP

Vavilov: A Comprehensive review in brief
– Kaisha Thompson & Guy Régimbald, Gowling WLG

Trade Law

Canada-European Union Trade deal continues to apply during Brexit transition period
– Richard G. Dearden, Wendy J. Wagner & Hunter Fox, Gowling WLG

Canada should consider the Economic Impact of Imposing AD/CV Duties on Imports and should start with OCTG
– Gordon LaFortune, Canadian Trade Law Blog

Proving FTA preferential tariff eligibility: The evidentiary burden in Canada
– Jean-Marc Clement, Canadian Trade Law Blog

Wills & Estates

Changes to Ontario’s Probate Fees
– Natalie Sanna, Persona Law Group

Over Involved Adult Children and Estate Planning: When Does Assistance Become “Suspicious”?
– Kate Wright, Mann Lawyers


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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