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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. Doorey’s Workplace Law Blog 3. Canadian Privacy Law Blog 4. Rule of Law 5. Excess Copyright

Canadian Combat Sports Law Blog
Let’s Talk New York’s “Low Blow” Rule

Tonight Terence Crawford defeated Amir Khan. The bout ended after Khan could not continue following a low blow. The shot was ruled accidental and Crawford was declared the winner via TKO. So can you win a bout after hitting an opponent with a low blow? The answer, in some jurisdictions, is yes. New York, where …

Doorey’s Workplace Law Blog
Is Alberta’s UCP Party Importing American Style Union Dues Laws?

Last week the people of Alberta elected the right-wing United Conservative Party (UCP)to a majority government, ending the one term reign of the left of centre New Democratic Party (NDP). The UCP ran on a platform that included repealing efforts to address climate change, promises to bolster the province’s oil-based economy, as well as the usual array of conservative goodies such as corporate tax cuts and, of interest to us, labour law reform aimed at weakening unions. …

Canadian Privacy Law Blog
My Atlantic Security Conference 2019 Presentation: The New Privacy and Cybersecurity Legal Risk Landscape (or how to play nicely with lawyers)

My presentation was on The New Privacy and Cybersecurity Legal Risk Landscape (or how to play nicely with lawyers), focusing on the drivers that are forcing a convergence between privacy and infosec. It also talks about the skills that infosec folks can cultivate to become of greater value to their clients, …

Rule of Law
Quinn Estate Appeal

In Quinn Estate v. Rydland, the British Columbia Court of Appeal had held that a pour-over clause in former NHL coach Pat Quinn’s will is invalid. As I wrote in my post about the British Columbia Supreme Court decision in this case, Mr. Quinn and his wife Sandra Quinn settled a trust in the United States which dealt with assets in the United States. Mr. Quinn was an American citizen, …

Excess Copyright
Access Copyright Proposed Tariffs: Is the Copyright Board Turning Over New Leaves?

On March 6, 2019 the Copyright Board appears to have turned over one new leaf by asking for comments more than three years after the close of the hearing from “affected persons” on the “feasibility and clarity of the terms of the tariff” with respect to Access Copyright’s proposed tariffs for the Post-Secondary Educational (“PSE”) Institutions. I reported on this here. Those entitled to comment potentially included lots of people and institutions that may have withdrawn from this nearly nine-year-old saga or may even have never engaged. …

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