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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 more than 80 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. Startup Source 2. Family LLB 3. News from the Break Room 4. Legal Feeds 5. Official Clio Blog

Startup Source
Will the Arrival of HQ2 Be Good for Startups?

The hunt for Amazon’s second headquarters continues to dominate tech sector news. The e-commerce titan is planning to invest more than US$50 billion into the construction and operation of “HQ2”, and the project is anticipated to create approximately 50,000 jobs in the winning North American city. Canadian cities in particular are vying for the project, as Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Halifax, Ottawa, Edmonton and Calgary all submitted their bids ahead of last Thursday’s midnight deadline. …

Family LLB
Is Sex Addiction Relevant to Divorce?

With the recent coverage of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, there has been speculation in the Canadian media about the validity of his claims to have a “sex addiction”, and whether such a so-called affliction really exists at all. …

News from the Break Room
Why #MeToo Needs To Be A Serious Wake-Up Call To Employer

In the wake of the latest revelations of sexual abuse out of Hollywood, social media has been flooded with men and women revealing their history with sexual abuse and harassment with a simple hashtag: #metoo. …

Legal Feeds
SCC rules banks liable for Teva employee’s fraud scheme

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that two banks were liable for a $5.5-million cheque fraud carried out by a former employee of Teva Canada Ltd. In a 5-4 decision, the country’s top court found the major pharmaceutical company should not bear the loss resulting from the scheme, as it should fall on the two banks the employee used to carry out the fraud — TD Canada Trust and Bank of Nova Scotia. …

Official Clio Blog
How to Implement New Technology At Your Law Firm

Patrick Palace and Jordan Couch of Palace Law in Tacoma, Washington, are both staunch advocates for the use of technology in law firms. They believe that tech solutions, when implemented correctly, can help firms complete administrative tasks more efficiently so that they can spend more time practicing law. …

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