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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ


Faillite : Il n'y a aucune raison d'importer en droit canadien le concept américain de «contribution substantielle», l'article 11.52(1)c) de la Loi sur les arrangements avec les créanciers des compagnies permettant à une partie de requérir une sûreté afin de garantir les honoraires professionnels d'intervenants faisant preuve d'une participation efficace au processus de restructuration. . more »

Expert Witness Judicially Drubbed for Showing “a Lack of Willingness to Be Frank, Open and Honest With The Court”

BC Injury Law And ICBC Claims Blog

In perhaps one of the strongest judicial drubbings in recent years by the BC Supreme Court, an expert witness was criticized for abandoning his obligation to assist the court in favour of advocacy. In today’s case (Mattice v. Kirby) the Plaintiff was injured following a high impact collision. more »

Leave to Appeal Granted in NRCB Case Concerning Participatory Rights and the Interpretation of ‘Directly Affected’ Persons Entitled to a Hearing


By: Shaun Fluker PDF Version: Leave to Appeal Granted in NRCB Case Concerning Participatory Rights and the Interpretation of ‘Directly Affected’ Persons Entitled to a Hearing Decision commented on: JH Drilling Inc. v Alberta (Natural Resources Conservation Board), 2014 ABCA … Continue read... more »

Access Copyright Urges Copyright Board to Ignore Bill C-11's Expansion of Fair Dealing

Michael Geist Blog

As I noted in a post yesterday, Access Copyright has filed its response to the Copyright Board of Canada's series of questions about fair dealing and education in the tariff proceedings involving Canadian post-secondary institutions. Yesterday's post focused on how Access Copyright has urged the Co... more »

Court dismisses application for information about business partner’s employees

All About Information

On April 2nd, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice dismissed an application for the disclosure of detailed employee payroll information from an employer to its partner in a joint venture. The partner was partially responsible for the employer’s wage bill and relied on its right to inspect records... more »

Sensitive mental health info goes into police databases, shared with US government

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

The Information and Privacy Commissioner has released her investigation report to allegations that Ontario police are routinely inputting sensitive mental health information into national police databases, which are not only accessible to all Canadian police departments, but also the US Federal Bure... more »

Fumbling Towards Accession: Canadian government proposes massive trademark law overhaul

Canadian Trademark Blog

This post is the first in a series discussing proposed changes to Canadian trademark law. The Canadian Government dropped a bombshell on the trademark community on March 28, 2014, proposing massive changes to the Canadian Trade-marks Act (the Act), such changes being buried in a budget bill—namely... more »

Court Rules Franchise Release As Condition of Resale Is Invalid

Law Works Franchise Justice Blog

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice released a decision in January 2014, involving Cora Franchise Group, 2176693 Ontario Ltd. v. Cora Franchise Group Inc., 2014 ONSC 600 (CanLII), holding that a standard assignment release clause - requiring a franchisee to release a franchisor of all claims as a... more »

Twitter Moot Court Convenes Tomorrow.

LEGAL MARKETING CANADA | Jasinski on Legal Marketing

On Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 10am PST (1pm EST) West Coast Environmental Law will be hosting the first ever Twitter Moot Court. The event takes the tried-and-true law school practice of mooting and flips it on its head by conducting it via social media. It’s an exciting innovation that will... more »