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 seventy 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. University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog  2. FamilyLLB 3. SOQUIJ  4. Canadian Class Actions Monitor  5. Law of Work

University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog
Obama JAMA

Nope that is not the title of a new hit single jingle, but rather an allusion to the fact that President Obama is now the first president to publish in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The article defends his Affordable Care Act and proposes solutions for his successor. Already some observations are being made on whether this is a truly academic paper. …

Thank You for Nominating FamilyLLB for ABA’s Top 100

Thank You! Thanks to all of our readers for your continued support, comments and feedback. We are honoured to be nominated for the ABA Journal’s 10th Annual Blawg 100 Amici. If you’ve enjoyed reading about the latest hot topics and precedent setting decisions on our blog, please consider nominating FamilyLLB as one of your favourite legal blogs at Blawg 100 Amici. …

Quand un cycliste chute pour éviter un emportiérage…

Vous roulez à vélo et, devant vous, une voiture fait un arrêt brusque, recule et s’avance à nouveau afin de se garer sur la droite. Vous craignez d’être heurté par la portière qui s’ouvrirait et, pour l’éviter, vous faites un déplacement vers la gauche, ce qui vous fait glisser et chuter avec votre vélo. …

Canadian Class Actions Monitor
More uncertainty in managing multi-jurisdictional class actions: leave to appeal granted in Ammazzini v Anglo American PLC

In the recent decision of Ammazzini v Anglo American PLC (“Ammazzini”), 2016 SKCA 73, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal granted leave to appeal an order made in chambers conditionally staying a proposed multi-jurisdictional class action (the Ammazzini Action) against the respondents, Anglo American PLC, De Beers Canada Inc. and others, pending a certification decision in a similar class action commenced in Ontario by Kirk Brant (the Brant Action. …

Law of Work
Supreme Court in Wilson v. Atomic Energy: Federal Employers Need a Reason to Fire Employees

The Supreme Court of Canada did today what most employer lawyers expected they’d do when it ruled that the “unjust dismissal” provisions in the Canada Labour Code ousted the common law right of employers to terminate employees for no reason at all simply by providing notice of termination. Here is the SCC decision in Wilson v. Atomic Energy. …


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