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Wednesday, April 04, 2018 @ 8:44 AM

Why hockey player’s intimate photos did not violate morals clause hayes,jacob,hockey_sm

Scandalous and salacious facts often lead to wider coverage of certain legal proceedings. While Zigomanis v. 2156775 Ontario Inc. (D’Angelo Brands) 2018 ONCA 116 has all the tawdry details that make for tabloid fodder, the decision is also newsworthy given the Court of Appeal’s pronouncement with respect to individuals’ expectation of privacy as they relate to intimate relationships. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 @ 1:29 PM

Moving around grey to gold: counter-ambush marketing strategies ambushmarketing

In 1996, a now famous pair of golden Nike track-spikes crossed the 400m line at 43.49 seconds. A few days later, the shoes were on the cover of Time, around Michael Johnson’s neck, atop his gold medals. ... [read more]

Monday, March 26, 2018 @ 1:31 PM

Supreme Court welcomes its newest member as Martin dons the red robes Sheilah Martin

When Supreme Court Justice Sheilah Martin’s proud father drove her back and forth to the train that took her from a Montreal suburb to McGill University’s law school, her dad assured her she had the right stuff to one day join the nation’s highest court. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 8:58 AM

Drawing the line between consultation and collaboration with expert witnesses collaborative

In 2015, the Ontario Court of Appeal confirmed in Moore v. Getahun 2015 ONCA 55, that it is appropriate and essential for counsel to consult and collaborate with expert witnesses in preparing expert reports. However, this practice is not without limits considering an expert’s duty to provide a fair, objective and non-partisan opinion. In this third article in a series on expert evidence, the jurisprudence on where counsel should draw the line in providing input to an expert witness is surveyed. ... [read more]

Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 9:29 AM

Judge who sexually harassed court staffer quietly quit; unlike the U.S., #MeToo hasn’t hit Canadian judiciary TLD Exclusive

A superior court judge who subjected a court staffer to sexualized contact in the workplace quietly resigned after a Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) investigation, without the judicial disciplinary body publicly disclosing his actions until now. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 @ 8:45 AM

COPYRIGHT - Indirect infringement - Sale, distribution, exhibition or importation - Remedies - Injunctions

Appeal by Bell et al from a judge’s decision to vacate an Anton Piller order and to dismiss the appellants’ motion for an interlocutory injunction to restrain Lackman from operating TVAddons. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 1:19 PM

New cannabis practice group at Bereskin & Parr

Bereskin & Parr LLP has added a cannabis group to its firm. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 10:27 AM

International Women’s Day a call to arms for lawyers | Leanne Townsend

It’s International Women’s Day 2018 and it’s a great time to be a woman. There is an energetic movement underway resulting from the momentum of the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns. Women are joining forces and banding together in unprecedented ways, holding men who have abused their power accountable and demanding equal treatment. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 07, 2018 @ 9:50 AM

Dalhousie takes Harold G. Fox Cup at moot

In its first year of competition, a team from Dalhousie University’s faculty of law won the title of best mooting team at the Harold G. Fox Moot. ... [read more]

Friday, March 02, 2018 @ 2:23 PM

Artificial intelligence ‘game changer’ for IP law, legal experts say Carole Piovesan sm

When it comes to patents, copyright and compensation models, it’s important to ask: who is the creator/owner? Lawyers and academics are grappling with this question as the answer can flip intellectual property (IP) on its head if the creator is a machine. ... [read more]