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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. BC Estate Litigation Blog 2. IP Osgoode 3. Le Blogue du CRL 4. Know How 5. Double Aspect

BC Estate Litigation Blog
B.C. Case Comment: Applications for Standing to Bring Claims on Behalf of Estate Against Executor

What happens if you are a beneficiary and you believe that the estate ought to make a claim against the person who happens to be the executor of the estate? This is a common scenario. Often, the person that a will-maker chooses to be their executor is a person who was involved in their affairs during their lifetime, for example under a power of attorney. This presents opportunity for undue influence, or for the person who later becomes executor to otherwise benefit from their position of control. …

IP Osgoode
Promoting IP Awareness Through Mandatory Modules

Jaime Zorrilla is an IP Innovation Clinic Fellow and a 2L JD/MBA Student at Osgoode Hall Law School & the Schulich School of Business. This article was written as a requirement for Prof. Pina D’Agostino’s Directed Reading: IP Innovation Program course. After inviting public and stakeholder feedback in 2020, the…

Le Blogue du CRL
SÉLECTION SOQUIJ : Benoit c. Groupe CRH Canada inc., 2022 QCCS 1919

BIENS ET PROPRIÉTÉ : La défenderesse Groupe CRH Canada inc. a occasionné, dans le cadre de l’exploitation de son entreprise, un camionnage excessif sur un chemin pendant les années 2016 et 2017, ce qui a eu pour conséquence de causer des troubles et inconvénients anormaux du voisinage au sens de l’article 976 C.C.Q. …

Know How
Historical Bar Exam materials

The LSUC Bar Admissions Course materials were discontinued after 2005, but the Great Library collection includes some historical materials. In this post, we cover the history and status of these materials, and suggest some alternatives for your research. …

Double Aspect
Undignified

In R v Bissonnette, 2022 SCC 23, the Supreme Court unanimously finds unconstitutional the provision of the Criminal Code that, in effect, allowed persons found guilty of multiple murders to be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. The Court holds that the denial of a chance at release to all those on whom such sentences are imposed makes their imposition cruel and unusual, …

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