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. Risk Management and Crisis Response Blog  2. Library Boy 3. SOQUIJ  4. National Magazine Blog  5. All About Information

Risk Management and Crisis Response Blog
Ignored Employee Turns Key Source in Proceedings Brought Against Former Hedge Fund Bosses

Former Visium Asset Management LP trader, Jason Thorell’s cooperation with the SEC Whistleblower Program and other US federal agencies has supported insider trading and fraud and conspiracy proceedings brought by the SEC against former Visium hedge fund managers and a government employee at the FDA. The US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York has brought parallel criminal proceedings against the individuals. …

Library Boy
Supreme Court of Canada Tackles Link Rot With New Online Archive

To combat link rot, the Supreme Court of Canada today launched an online archive of Internet Sources Cited in SCC Judgments (1998 – 2016). Link rot refers to broken URLs or to URLs that direct to the original site but whose corresponding document has been removed or relocated without any information about where to find it. From the Terms of Use: …

Et si vous pouviez connaître le passé de vos futurs clients?

Vous rencontrez un client potentiel. Il vous inspire confiance. Vous décidez de faire affaire ensemble. Après quelque temps, les retards de paiement s’accumulent. Vous l’appelez, sans réponse. Lui qui semblait irréprochable devient alors une source de stress pour vous. Finalement, vous pensez : «J’aurais aimé en savoir plus sur lui avant de signer un contrat.» …

National Magazine Blog
Why Brexit requires an act of Parliament

The U.K. Supreme Court has ruled, by a majority of 8 to 3, that an act of Parliament is needed before the government can trigger article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon, notifying its intent to pull out of the European Union, a process that must be completed within two years. The president of the Supreme Court, Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, read a summary of the ruling: …

All About Information
The Australian “Ben Grubb” decision and its link to Canada

There’s been some talk about the Federal Court of Australia’s recent decision in the “Ben Grubb” case – Mr. Grubb being the journalist who requested and was denied access to certain data related to his mobile phone usage from his carrier. Although the data was linked to Mr. Grubb’s mobile phone usage, the Court held it was not “information about” Mr. Grubb and therefore was not “personal information” that Mr. Grubb could access under the Australia Privacy Act. …

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