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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 seventy 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. Combat Sports Law  2. Pierre Roy & Associés  3. Global Workplace Insider  4. SOQUIJ  5. First Reference Talks

Combat Sports Law
McGregor v. Mayweather – A Fight That Can Only Take Place in a Courtroom

After a tabloid suggested UFC fighter Conor McGregor and presently retired boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr are in negotiations to promote a boxing match rumors of the bout continue to swirl. McGregor, who is still under contract with UFC owner Zuffa, is likely unable to legally fight Mayweather without Zuffa consent. Doing so would breach standard Zuffa contract terms and entitle them not only to injunctive relief but also a lawsuit for damages. …

Pierre Roy & Associés
La proposition de consommateur toujours en forte hausse au Québec en 2015

Le Bureau du surintendant des faillites a publié le mois dernier les statistiques sur l’insolvabilité au Canada en 2015 et le chiffre qui saute immédiatement aux yeux est l’augmentation des propositions de consommateur au Québec, soit 12% comparativement à 2014. Cette augmentation se traduit en 19 166 consommateurs québécois s’étant prévalus de cette solution pour régler leurs dettes en 2015. …

Global Workplace Insider
Ontario Court Upholds Employment Agreement Provision that Limited Employee’s Notice of Termination to Statutory Minimum.

In Oudin v. Le Centre Francophone de Toronto, The Ontario Superior Court dismissed a motion for summary judgment brought by an employee who alleged that the termination provision in his employment agreement was unenforceable. This provision limited his entitlement to notice of termination to the minimum required by employment standards legislation. …

SOQUIJ
Retour sur les recueils

On oublie facilement combien il était fastidieux d’effectuer des recherches de jurisprudence avant les banques de données… L’offre de SOQUIJ a d’abord visé ce qu’on appelait «le mandat général», soit la diffusion de la jurisprudence des tribunaux de droit commun sur support papier. Notre rapport annuel de 1976-1977 résume: …

First Reference Talks
Accommodation of childcare

In recent times, we have seen the ongoing expansion of protections provided by human rights legislation. This has included the addition of new protected grounds, such as sexual identity, as well as the expansion of the definition of existing grounds. With respect to the latter, we have seen disability defined to include both casual and medicinal use of marijuana, miscarriage as a possible disability, and family status defined to include childcare and elder care obligations. …
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