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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. All About Information 2. Canadian Trade Law Blog 3. Family LLB  4. Canadian Legal History Blog 5. Canadian Combat Sports Law Blog

All About Information
Ont CA says doctor gross revenue information is not personal information

As reported widely, yesterday the Court of Appeal for Ontario affirmed an IPC/Ontario finding that gross revenue earned by Ontario’s top earning doctors was not their personal information. There’s not much to the decision. (A number of the grounds for appeal were “optimistic.”) …

Canadian Trade Law Blog
Negotiation, Not Litigation is the Way to NAFTA Modernization

Rather than just negotiate NAFTA modernization, the United States is trying to use additional illegal tariffs on steel and aluminum, and now WTO litigation, to force Canada to accept its NAFTA position. The additional tariffs on Canadian aluminum and steel are illegal because they exceed the U.S. WTO and NAFTA bound duty rates (i.e., the highest duty agreed between the Parties) and, thus, violate those Agreements. Canada retaliated against these U.S. tariffs with its…

Family LLB
Court Bars Condo Guests from Posting Interior Pics on Social Media

The recent ruling in Zavet v. Herzog involved a preliminary motion brought by a woman named Alona, who was the long-time common-law partner of a very successful real estate developer named Sam. Although the Estate was still in the early stages of untangling his extremely complex business affairs (with Sam’s separated wife Dianne being …

Canadian Legal History Blog
Morin, “Indigenous Peoples, Political Economists and the Tragedy of the Commons”

In “The Tragedy of the Commons,” Garrett Hardin implicitly moved from bounded commons — a pasture or a tribe’s territory — to the case of boundless commons — the ocean, the atmosphere and planet Earth. He insisted on the need for imposing limits on the use of these resources, blurring the difference between communal property and open access regimes. The success of his paper is due in great measure to his neglect of economic, scientific, legal and anthropological literature. …

Canadian Combat Sports Law Blog
Foundation Launched After MMA Fighter Dies From Rapid Extreme Weight Cutting

Rapid Extreme Weight Cutting has been responsible for an ever growing list of injury, health consequences and at least three fighter deaths in Mixed Martial Arts. The friends and family of one fighter who died from the practice have now launched a foundation looking to educate stakeholders and bring about much needed change. Rondel Clark died …

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