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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 @ 9:11 AM

Competition Bureau’s approach to antitrust law needs to catch up with the times | Julius Melnitzer

Even as Canada’s Competition Bureau heralds a focus on the digital economy as its number one priority for 2017-18, experts in the United States have questioned whether antitrust laws, such as the Sherman Act of 1890 and the Clayton Act of 1914, can really do the job that’s required in the modern economy. ... [read more]

Monday, September 11, 2017 @ 11:02 AM

Opioid crisis brings child custody challenges | Lisa Gelman and David Frenkel

For parents with addiction issues who are caring for children, the repercussions can be severe, requiring a proactive legal approach. ... [read more]

Monday, September 11, 2017 @ 8:58 AM

Hi-Tech: Firms taking measures to ease clients' cybersecurity concerns | Luigi Benetton

You can protect client data from malicious hackers, right? Prove it. “We have a request a month from clients to demonstrate how secure we are,” said Lionel Cochey, director of information security governance and risk management for Bennett Jones LLP. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 07, 2017 @ 9:20 AM

Polyamorous relationships might be the next frontier for family lawyers | John-Paul Boyd

With a recent study by the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family finding that the number of people involved in more than one intimate relationship at a time is likely growing, understanding the applicable legislation is becoming more important. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 @ 8:58 AM

Safe injection site exemption should be expanded to marijuana dispensaries | Aaron Harnett

On August 21, Toronto welcomed its first “legal” safe injection site, The Works, located near Yonge Street and Dundas. Given that the drugs being injected by the patients are still highly illegal, there is often confusion about the legal status of these safe injection sites. Are the health workers a party to the possession of the controlled substance by aiding or abetting their use? Are the patients themselves liable to arrest for possession? ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 @ 8:38 AM

Limited sentencing: How judges can affect crime rates | Anthony Doob and Rosemary Gartner

Canadian criminal justice policy documents from groups of various political persuasions have, for many decades, expressed concern about unnecessary use of imprisonment. One of the reasons that these views of imprisonment make sense is that prisons, though undoubtedly necessary for some who have offended, cause problems for those who have never committed offences: the children of those who are imprisoned. ... [read more]

Friday, September 01, 2017 @ 9:17 AM

Daimler’s innovative blockchain bond issue good and bad news for lawyers | Julius Melnitzer

Kiss the trusted adviser goodbye: that, it appears, is the message for the profession from Daimler AG’s recent US$115 million bond issue, all of which was done digitally using blockchain technology. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 31, 2017 @ 9:23 AM

Access to Justice: The action-oriented, result-driven views of John Sims | Thomas Cromwell

John Sims was recently named a Member of the Order of Canada for his commitment to access to justice and for his principled and respected leadership as a senior public servant. He agreed to respond to some questions from me to help mark this important recognition. ... [read more]

Monday, August 28, 2017 @ 8:43 AM

A matter of life and death: Urgent call for a new wrongful death statute in B.C. | Sandra Kovacs

Despite repeated calls for change from grieving families, the province's fatal accidents legislation has yet to be amended to allow bereavement damages. The new NDP government has a chance to follow other jurisdictions and set things right. ... [read more]

Friday, August 25, 2017 @ 12:50 PM

Hi Tech: Live vs. video presentations | Luigi Benetton

Chuck Rothman participated in a panel discussion at Osgoode Hall late last year. Video of the event later made its way online. ... [read more]