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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. Canadian Combat Sports Law Blog 2.Risk Management & Crisis Response 3. Eloise Gratton 4. Avoid a Claim  5. First Reference

Canadian Combat Sports Law Blog
ABC Passes New Rules Hoping to Curb Extreme Weight Cutting in Championship Boxing Bouts

At this week’s Association of Boxing Commission annual conference rapid extreme weight cutting in combative sports was called an ‘epidemic’. Given the documented injuries and deaths from the practice that is a fair characterization. In an attempt to address the issue the ABC voted on new guidelines hoping to discourage the most extreme forms of …

Risk Management & Crisis Response
OSC issues long-awaited sanctions decision in Sino-Forest case

A year after issuing its ruling on the merits, the Ontario Securities Commission has handed down its decision on punishments for the former management team of Sino-Forest Corporation. On July 9, 2018, the Commission announced millions of dollars …

Eloise Gratton
Privacy Business Risks on the Rise: Privacy Concerns can Lead to Significant Loss in Market Value

Business risks resulting from consumer privacy concerns are on the rise. Last week, Facebook and Twitter reported second quarter results which revealed that both companies lost a significant number of active users due to privacy and data protection concerns. Their stock price plummeted by approximately 20 per cent each, resulting in a combined loss in market …

Avoid a Claim
Be aware of an invoice phishing attempt

A number of Ontario lawyers have reported receiving a phishing attempt that tried to entice the recipient to click on a link which likely will attempt to install malware or direct the user to a suspicious site. When hovering over the link, the site displayed is phenixsportsmensclub.com/intuit. The emails all have a number of similar …

First Reference
Is the first Monday in August considered a statutory holiday? It depends!

Although most commonly referred to as the “Civic Holiday” in Ontario, the holiday is referred to differently across Canada. For instance, in British Columbia, the holiday is referred to as British Columbia Day and in Manitoba, the holiday is named Terry Fox Day. …

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