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Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from forty-one recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible.

This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. Rule of Law  2. Le Blogue du CRL  3. Kelly Santini LLP’s Employment Law Blog for the Suddenly Unemployed  4. Official Clio Blog  5. Canadian Securities Law

Rule of Law
How Will B.C. Courts Interpret Section 58 (Curing Deficiencies) of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act?
Perhaps the most controversial provision of British Columbia’s new Wills, Estates and Succession Act coming into effect on March 31, 2014, is section 58 which will allow the Court to give effect as a will to a document, or an electronic record, that does not meet the formal criteria for a valid will in British Columbia, if the Court is satisfied that it represents the “testamentary intentions of a deceased person.” For example, the court could give effect to a document that might purport to be a last will, but might not be witnessed by two witnesses, or perhaps the deceased person might not even have signed it. . . .

Le Blogue du CRL
Un contrat préliminaire pour la vente d’un condo doit être accompagné d’une copie ou d’un résumé de la déclaration de copropriété
Dans Di Domenico c. Investissements Aldo Ltée (2013 QCCS 5760), la Cour supérieure a prononcé la nullité de deux contrats préliminaires pour l’achat d’un condo, concluant que des fausses représentations ont été faites aux demandeurs. De plus, le Tribunal rappelle qu’une note d’information, incluant une copie ou un résumé de la déclaration de copropriété, doit accompagner un contrat préliminaire. . . .

Kelly Santini LLP’s Employment Law Blog for the Suddenly Unemployed
How Long Does an Employee Have to Sue for Unpaid Commission Payments?
How long does an employee have to sue for unpaid commission payments in Ontario? Simple; two years. Two years from what date? That was the question that the Court of Appeal for Ontario was recently asked to resolve in the case of Ali v. O-Two Medical Technologies Inc., 2013 ONCA 733 (CanLII). . . .

Official Clio Blog
Are you #AltLegal?
It started with a typical day for me and the realization that this probably was not a typical day for traditional lawyers. From this realization, I turned to see who else is taking an alternative approach to practicing law and what makes for a good alternative lawyer? . . .

Canadian Securities Law
Investment Funds Practitioner published for November 2013
Last week, the Investment Funds Branch of the Ontario Securities Commission released the November 2013 issue of the Investments Fund Practitioner. The publication provides an overview of recent issues identified by the Branch arising from prospectus filings, exemptive relief applications and continuous disclosure documents filed by investment funds. . . .
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