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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. ABlawg.ca 2. Excess Copyright 3. Robeside Assistance 4. Canadian Securities Law 5. The Lean Law Firm

ABlawg.ca
Court of Appeal (England and Wales) Confirms High Court Decision on the Relationship Between a Farmout Agreement and an Operating Agreement

In this decision, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales confirmed Judge Pelling’s decision in the High Court with respect to the drilling costs Apache was entitled to recover from Euroil under the terms of a farmout agreement (FOA) and its related joint operating agreement (JOA). I commented on Judge Pelling’s decision here and I refer readers to that earlier post for a more detailed statement of the facts, as well as references to Canadian decisions dealing with the relationship between an FOA and the JOA. …

Excess Copyright
The Copyright Board Begins 2021 with Less Transparency and More Potentially Dysfunctional Delays

Just in time for Christmas, 2020, the Governor in Council implemented the long-awaited Time Limits regulations regarding the Copyright Board – which were published on December 23, 2020, ironically more than 1.5 years after the preliminary announcement and consultation. …

Robeside Assistance
Compendium of Damages Awarded in Personal Injury Actions Across Ontario, January 1999 – October 2020 Update

We would like to thank The Honourable James Chadwick for his leadership on this project, as well as the law students and lawyers who make this update possible every year. This year’s update was completed with the efforts of Philip Byun of the University of Ottawa Common Law program. Thank you very much for your contribution to this year’s update! ..

Canadian Securities Law
CSA Provide New Guidance on Automatic Securities Disposition Plans

New guidance on automatic securities disposition plans (ASDPs) published by the Canadian Securities Administrators on December 10, 2020 focuses on the reduction of the potential for improper insider trades and enhancing transparency around the establishment and use of ASDPs. …

The Lean Law Firm
You Want to Save Time…But How Much Time Can You Invest?

Have you ever thought about fixing a routine annoyance or eliminating an extra step in your work, and decided it wasn’t worth the effort? After all, it just takes 30 seconds…right? Wrong…you need to spend time to save time. Want to watch this tip instead? …

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*Randomness here is created by Random.org and its list randomizing function.

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