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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. Risk Management & Crisis Response 2. Canadian Combat Sports Law Blog 3. IFLS at Osgoode 4. Civil Resolution Tribunal blog 5. Know How

Risk Management & Crisis Response
DOJ launches FCPA investigation into Major League Baseball

The U.S. Department of Justice (the DOJ) has reportedly commenced an investigation into Major League Baseball centering on alleged Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations in connection with MLB’s recruitment of international players… 

Canadian Combat Sports Law Blog
In Wake of Legalization the UFC’s Elias Theodorou Calls for Cannabis Therapeutic Exemptions

Today cannabis became legal across Canada for recreational use. For years before it has also been legal for medicinal purposes. Despite changing attitudes and laws cannabis remains a banned substance in competition by many State and Provincial Athletic Commissions. The World Anti Doping Agency removed alcohol and CBD from their prohibited list in 2018. THC, …

IFLS at Osgoode
Laura Beth Nielsen at Yorku Law & Society/ Socio-Legal Studies on October 22

This presentation examines how law perpetuates inequalities of race, sex, disability, in different ways in different social locations. I hope to engage you in thinking about the relationship between rights, law, hierarchy, and legal consciousness in my research which is primarily in the US context in order to introduce you to the theoretical concept I am currently developing that I am calling “Relational Rights.” …

Civil Resolution Tribunal blog
How is the CRT Implementing MVA Personal Injury Disputes?

Next April, the CRT will start resolving many motor vehicle accident (MVA) personal injury disputes in British Columbia. This will include determinations of whether an injury is a “minor injury”, disputes about accident benefits, and disputes about damages and liability up to $50,000. Soon we’ll also handle most disputes under the Societies Act and the…

Know How
Cannabis and the Workplace

With cannabis legalization taking effect on October 17, 2018, Canadian employers face a number of new challenges. Employees’ legal recreational use of marijuana raises issues relating to workplace health and safety, privacy rights, workplace policies and more.

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