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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 Appeals Monitor 2. Family LLB 3. Canadian Combat Sports Law Blog 4. Legal Sourcery 5. Canadian Legal History Blog

Canadian Appeals Monitor
The corporate identification doctrine clarified through an intervention in the Supreme Court of Canada

A corporation is of course an abstract entity. It is a legal person, but can only act through human beings. Certain causes of action, such as fraud or knowing assistance of a breach of trust, have a knowledge requirement: the defendant can only be held liable if he or she – or it, in the case of a corporation – has knowledge of certain facts. How can a corporation be held liable for having certain knowledge if it has no brain to possess that knowledge? …

Family LLB
Is a Stay-At-Home Parent Entitled to Legal Costs If They Successfully Self-Represent?

If you are a successful self-represented litigant entitled to be awarded your legal costs, does it matter what you do for living? Do stay-at-home-parents have a higher threshold to meet? This was the question in a recent case called Cassidy v. Cassidy, which we wrote about in another recent Blog. There, the wife …

Canadian Combat Sports Law Blog
Let’s Talk Florida and Bare Knuckle Boxing

The disunified rules of Mixed Martial Arts have nothing on Bare Knuckle Boxing. BKB is illegal in most jurisdictions but is slowly enjoying regulation in more States with a variety of unique paths to legality. Wyoming was the first State to sanction the sport. They did so on the basis that it is a variant …

Legal Sourcery
CanLII Connects Content Is Now Searchable on CanLII.org!

We are pleased to announce that we have completed the integration of CanLII Connects entries into search results on CanLII.org. This will make this important source of caselaw commentary more findable, and support better integration through tools like CanLII’s note up feature. …

Canadian Legal History Blog
New from McGill-Queen’s UP: Cahill, Professional Autonomy and the Public Interest The Barristers’ Society and Nova Scotia’s Lawyers, 1825–2005

New from McGill-Queen’s University Press, Barry Cahill, Professional Autonomy and the Public Interest:The Barristers’ Society and Nova Scotia’s Lawyers, 1825–2005 . Formed in 1825, the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society is the second-oldest law society in common-law Canada, after the Law Society of Ontario. …

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