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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. Trauma & Lawyers’ Mental Health 3. Eloise Gratton 4. Canadian Class Actions Monitor 5. Wise Law Blog

Canadian Combat Sports Law Blog
Study – Weight Advantages From Weight Cutting/Gaining Non Factor in Bout Outcomes

Adding to this database of combat sports safety studies, a paper was recently published in the journal of Human Kinetics noting that there is no statistical advantage to athletes who outweigh their opponents via rapid extreme weight loss/gain practices in MMA. In the recent study, titled Worth the Weight? Post Weigh-In Rapid Weight Gain is Not …

Trauma & Lawyers’ Mental Health
“Not Representative”

I like speaking out about trauma and lawyers’ mental health. As someone directly affected, it’s important to me to engage in this kind of advocacy. That said, one thing I’m very aware of is that I definitely can’t and don’t speak for everyone, not even everyone who shares the same condition. …

Eloise Gratton
Canadian Competition Bureau takes enforcement action against misleading privacy claims

The Competition Bureau of Canada has taken its first enforcement action against an organization for allegedly violating Canadian truth in advertising laws by making false and misleading representations about its privacy practices. The enforcement action demonstrates the Bureau’s willingness to use its enforcement powers, including imposing significant administrative monetary penalties, to protect Canadian consumers against …

Canadian Class Actions Monitor
Class Actions Alleging Discrimination

Earlier this year, we wrote about proposed class actions related to COVID-19. Now another potential trend reflecting current events appears to be emerging: proposed class actions related to racial discrimination. We report on proposed class actions filed in the United States and Canada. Many of the class actions proposed to date target police departments and governments, but some deal with businesses: …

Wise Law Blog
Legally Adulting Online: A Virtual Town Hall

Highlights from our very first Legally Adulting Online last week. Thanks to everyone who tuned in and joined us. We received a lot of questions and covered a lot of topics. We hope you had fun and we look forward to seeing you at our next Legally Adulting Online on Thursday, September 10th at 7:00 pm. …

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