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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. Inter Alia Law Blog 3. IP Osgoode 4. Susan On The Soapbox 5. BC Injury Law Blog

Canadian Appeals Monitor
Enforcing the Unenforceable: Limited Partners May be Bound by Unauthorized Conduct of General Partner

In a limited partnership, a general partner runs the business of a limited partnership, with little to no oversight by the limited partners. Thus, limited partnerships are often governed by carefully drafted partnership agreements that set out the general partner’s authority. But what happens when the general partner goes beyond their authority and enters into agreements it ought not to have? …

Inter Alia Law Blog
Top Tips for NDAs: Part 3.

In Part 1 of this post, we suggested starting with a mutual NDA to reduce markups and negotiations. We also said that there are instances where a one-way NDA is more appropriate. For example, with certain vendors or in your employment agreements. But even if you anticipate that only one party will be sharing confidential information, it’s not a bad idea to default to a mutual NDA because (1) the terms are typically fair and reasonable, (2) thereby making negotiations fast and easy and (3) so that you are covered if both parties end up sharing information. …

IP Osgoode
The Current State of Cross-Border Data-Transfers

It is now an unfortunate truism that we are all subjects of perpetual surveillance. The legal infrastructure that sustains and enables this Orwellian dystopia is undoubtedly overwhelming and discouraging for those seeking change. But victories are also possible; the two Schrems cases, discussed below, are an example. Yet, these cases also point to the need for a more or less uniform legal order for data governance. …

Susan On The Soapbox
The Marieval Residential School

This weekend Ms Soapbox was going to write a breezy little blog saying she was taking the summer off. She was going to wish everyone a safe and pleasant summer and ask them to check back here on September 5, 2021, to resume the battle of trying to stay ahead of the Kenney government’s ill-conceived policies. …

BC Injury Law Blog
Let’s Talk Criminal Drivers And BC Victims Right To Sue

There have been a lot of terrible stories in recent weeks of pedestrians, cyclists and other road users suffering tragic injuries and even death at the hands of reckless motorists. I will not link to any individual stories as I don’t want to use personal tragedy as a talking point. Accept with a quick google news search you can verify this as fact. Many of these victims are learning the hard reality that their rights to sue for compensation for their profound losses have been taken away. …

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