Slaw Site News – 2011-09-29

Site news for those who read Slaw only via RSS or email

1. Comment Watch:

In the last week there were 29 comments. You might be particularly interested in two lengthy and detailed comments by Don Laird on Is It Possible to Secure Law Firm Data?

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2. SlawTips

This week’s tips on SlawTips are:

You’ll find a brief excerpt of this week’s tips on Slaw, but the links above will take you to the full versions, along with 100 more tips. Advice you can use — short and to the point — every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.

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3. Maritime Law Book Selected Summaries

This week’s Maritime Law Book case summaries are in precis on Slaw and full at

  • R. v. Topp (J.P.) 2011 SCC 43 [Sentencing]
  • VSL Canada Ltd. v. Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (N.B.) et al. 2011 NBCA 76 [Workers’ compensation]
  • W.J.Q.M. et al. v. A.M.A. et al. 2011 SKQB 317 [Surrogacy agreements]
  • R. v. McCowan 2011 ABPC 79 [Charter rights & non-governmental authority]
  • Girouard v. Druet 2011 NBQB 204 [Sale of land by email contract]

Thus far, 96 summaries in total are available on You can subscribe to SlawTips via RSS or email.

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