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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. Clicklaw Blog 2.Van Dyke Injury Law Blog 3. Canadian Class Actions Monitor 4. Off the Shelf 5. IP Osgoode

Clicklaw Blog
New Online Divorce “App”

This morning, the BC Ministry of Attorney General announced the new Online Divorce Assistant Application. This new online tool will assist people in BC to finalize divorces. It is intended to speed up processing times and to help get rid of filing errors. …

Van Dyke Injury Law Blog
“As hard workers, they expected to be treated with dignity”

Injured workers who come to Van Dyke for help with WSIB claims are our most frustrated and confused clients. They have had their expectations shattered and have been treated terribly and unfairly. In this video, Frank Van Dyke discusses the harsh realities of WSIB claims. He shares how his team works hard to get the …

Canadian Class Actions Monitor
Indemnity Clause in Franchise Agreement Allows Class Action Defendant to Enforce Costs Award Against Representative Plaintiff’s Sole Shareholder

The recent decision in Pet Valu Canada Inc v Rodger, 2018 ONSC 3353 (“Pet Valu”) is a good reminder of the importance of well-drafted and robust indemnity clauses for legal costs. In Pet Valu, the defendant successfully defended a class action commenced on behalf of various franchisees, and was awarded over $1.7 million in costs. …

Off the Shelf
Lexis Advance Quicklaw Is Your New Quicklaw

In September 2016, Lexis Nexis launched a new interface called Lexis Advance Quicklaw. Since then you have still been able to access the old LexisNexisQuicklaw interface. Effective August 31, 2018, the old LexisNexis Quicklaw will no longer be available. …

IP Osgoode
Innovating with Yesterday’s Inventions: Repurposing Drugs for New Indications

Pharmaceutical research and development (R&D) has skyrocketed in recent years and is projected to reach even greater levels in the future. The total R&D spending has increased by 33 billion USD from 2005 to 2015 and is projected to rise by an additional 19 billion USD by 2020. Is there a way to cut these costs and still be as productive? …

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

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