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. David Whelan 2. Know How 3. Lash Condo Law 4. First Reference 5. Canadian Appeals Monitor

David Whelan
Deep Links Take Care

I’ve long been a fan of deep linking. If you can provide a lawyer or researcher a direct link to a resource within a larger database, you do two things. First, you bypass what is often very poor user interface design. Second, you eliminate the need to understand the terms of art that layer legal information finding. Deep links to a resource can be pretty easy. Deep links using search need some real care to do right. …

Know How
The Great Library’s Oldest Book

Every once in a while we get tired of writing posts about legal research, new books and websites, and other serious stuff, so we look for something fun to write about. This involves a different kind of research and, even more fun, getting to go down a rabbit hole. Each fact that is uncovered raises a potential new research path and rabbit hole until finally the brain shouts “Enough, stop!” This week’s rabbit hole is about the library’s oldest book. …

Lash Condo Law
Condo Corporation Record Requests- Condo Authority Tribunal decision

What does a condo corporation do when an owner continues to make a multitude of requests for documentation that are not “records” of the condo corporation. In a recent decision by the Condominium Auth…

First Reference
Workplace investigation alert – Injunctions in investigations: Do they ever work?

There is no question that workplace investigations are disruptive and difficult for the parties involved. Sometimes parties are removed from the workplace or their duties are modified. Complainants and respondents are often concerned about damage to their reputations and their careers once it is known that a complaint has been made, …

Canadian Appeals Monitor
Gro-Bark v. Eacom Timber: A Note on Sufficiency of Reasons

The Court of Appeal for Ontario recently released its decision in Gro-Bark v. Eacom Timber,[1] an appeal about the crucial role that reasons – more precisely, sufficient reasons – play in our legal system. Below, a motion for summary judgment had been granted in favour of the motion respondent. …


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