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 thirty-five 2010 & 2011 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. Entertainment & Media Law Signal  2. BC Injury Law  3. Small City Law Firm Tech  4. Legal Post  5. Canadian Legal History Blog

Entertainment & Media Law Signal
Canadian Copyright: Moral Rights and Criminal Charges
In the autumn of 2012, Vladimir Umanets was charged and convicted of defacing a Mark Rothko painting at the Tate Modern gallery in London, England. As described in this CBC story, and this International Business Times story, Umanets stepped over a barrier and scrawled the words “Vladimir Umanets 12 a potential piece of yellowism” . . .

BC Injury Law
Lack Of Financial Means Defeats “Failure To Mitigate” Allegations
As discussed on numerous occasions, a Plaintiff who fails to take reasonable steps to aid in their own recovery can have their damages reduced for a ‘failure to mitigate’. In considering weather a Plaintiff’s failure to seek treatment is reasonable their personal circumstances are taken into account. It is well established that lack of funding can reasonably excuse a course of otherwise helpful therapy. Reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, further demonstrating this principle. . . .

Small City Law Firm Tech
Don’t Let Track Changes Trip You Up by Deborah Savadra at
Click on over to the latest from Deborah Savadra at to read her latest always helpful post to learn how to ensure Word’s helpful Track Changes feature doesn’t blow up in your face. However handy the Track Changes feature in Microsoft Word is, it’s also a minefield for the unsuspecting. Learning to use Track Changes intelligently can help you not get tripped up by it. . . .

Legal Post
‘Say slow’ the new ‘say no’ for Canadian companies fending off hostile takeovers
The boards of Canadian public companies have long wished for the right to “just say no” to hostile takeover bids. That may change in 2013 if Canadian takeover rules shift in a direction that gives rise to a new catchphrase: “just say slow.” . . .

Canadian Legal History Blog
Reposting: Moore response to Kay on Treaty 9
Okay, now it’s officially viral! Kidding aside, Chris Moore is a rare legal historian, one who is not afraid to enter the journalistic fray. His response to The National Post’s Jonathan Kay on Attiwapiskat and Treaty 9 is excellent, and deserves as many reposts as it can get. . . .

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