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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 Injury Law Blog 2. Little Legal Summaries 3. Canadian Appeals Monitor 4. Paw & Order 5. Lash Condo Law

BC Injury Law Blog
Dental “Failure to Warn” Case Dismissed Where Court Finds Reasonable Person Would Have Consented To Risks

Reasons for judgement were published this week by the BC Court of Appeal finding that no error was made by a trial judge who dismissed a dental surgery negligence claim where risks of the procedure were not adequately canvassed with a patient. In this week’s case (Warlow v. Sadeghi) the Plaintiff was a patient who underwent dental surgery by the Defendant. The procedure resulted in an “injured a nerve in Ms. Warlow’s lower right jaw, resulting in permanent and debilitating nerve pain that has altered virtually every aspect of her life.“. …

Little Legal Summaries
Jan 30 January 2021 Recap

Here are some of the most important cases from the Court of Appeal for Ontario published in January 2021: R v Pileggi, 2021 ONCA 4. – This case highlights the careful balance that must struck between Charter-protected rights and search warrant raids, and provides some useful guidance on the duty to hold-off (RE: rights to counsel) …

Canadian Appeals Monitor
The Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies the Duty to Exercise Contractual Discretion in Good Faith

On February 5, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada released its judgment in Wastech Services Ltd. v. Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District.[1] Wastech clarifies the nature and scope of the duty to exercise discretionary contractual powers in good faith. The appeal was heard together with C.M. Callow Inc. v. Zollinger[2] (see our earlier blog post), which clarified the duty of honest performance established in Bhasin v. Hrynew …

Paw & Order
#72: Vegan Food & Rescued Dogs With Pro CFL Player John Rush

Episode 72 of the Paw & Order podcast features an exciting and energetic interview with vegan CFL player John Rush, who plays with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Because of the pandemic, the Blue Bombers haven’t been able to play this year, but John hasn’t missed a beat. He’s been using his free time to launch an awesome vegan food blog: Rescue Dog Kitchen. John discusses what it’s like being a vegan pro athlete, …

Lash Condo Law
Webinar: Expansion of the CAT’s Powers! Feb 18, 2021 CAI Canada

Overview: On October 1, 2020, regulatory changes under the Condominium Act, 1998 allowed for expansion of the jurisdiction of the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT). Prior to this date, the CAT was responsible for hearing unit owner and corporation disputes related to requests for records. …

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