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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. Legal Sourcery  2. Excess Copyright 3. AvoidAClaim  4. Canadian Legal History Blog  5. Slater Vecchio Connected

Legal Sourcery
Holiday Reading List 2016 – Part 2

Melanie’s Reading List: All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders — Childhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead didn’t expect to see each other again, after parting ways under mysterious circumstances during middle school. After all, the development of magical powers and the invention of a two-second time machine could hardly fail to alarm one’s peers and families. …

Excess Copyright
Blacklock’s Must Pay $65,000 for Litigation that “should never have been commenced let alone carried to trial”

In an unusually trenchant costs award, Justice Barnes of the Federal Court has ruled that Blacklock’s must pay the taxpayers of Canada an “all-inclusive amount of $65,000 plus interest….” This follows decisively upon Blacklock’s clear loss in the first case of what I have called a “litany of litigation” of 11 lawsuits against the Government of Canada and/or its agencies, not to mention several other cases against other parties in the Federal and Ontario courts. …

AvoidAClaim
What do title insurers expect from lawyers?

Still relatively new in Canada, title insurance is not fully understood by many consumers. Even certain less-sophisticated lenders lack detailed knowledge of the product. The responsibility for explaining title insurance to those who purchase it – and for supporting insureds in obtaining coverage that suits their needs – falls squarely on lawyers’ shoulders. …

Canadian Legal History Blog
Osgoode Society Young Lawyers’ Evening

The Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History invites young members of the profession for an evening of discussion and engagement with legal history. Justice Sharpe, judge of the Court of Appeal for Ontario and President of the Osgoode Society, will speak about the benefits of knowing more about our profession’s rich and varied past. …

Slater Vecchio Connected
Childproof Your Kitchen

Parents have a lot of worries when it comes to home safety for their kids. But there’s one room in the house that provides both nourishment and danger – the kitchen. It’s full of knives, burners, and interesting places for kids to climb around and explore. We continue our series of helpful tips for childproofing your home. Last time we visited the living room. This time we get things cooking in the kitchen. Here are some ideas to childproof your kitchen. …

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*Randomness here is created by Random.org and its list randomizing function.

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