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. Susan On The Soapbox 2. Barry Sookman 3. The Lean Law Firm 4. 5. The Trauma-Informed Lawyer

Susan On The Soapbox
Harper’s Handshake

Recently former prime minister Stephen Harper tweeted about the “importance of centre-right parties strengthening their collaboration” The tweet was accompanied by a photo of Harper shaking hands with the Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orbán, The “centre-right” party Harper was referring to was Orbán’s Fidesz. Think about that for a moment.

Barry Sookman
A Multimillion-dollar Dispute Over a Failed Research Agreement: SunSource v University of Windsor

Every now and then a case provides a teaching moment. The recent case, Sunsource v. University of Windsor, 2022 ONSC 6047, is such a case. Sunsource involved a dispute over a failed R&D agreement between Sunsource and University of Windsor. It provides a good refresher on important contract issues including the interpretation of agreements, contractual integration clauses, principles governing recovery of damages including remoteness principles, and disclaimer or exclusions of liability clauses including consequential damages disclaimers. …

The Lean Law Firm
E191: Manage your law firm like a pro with a tool you’ve already got!

Your processes are outlined. You’ve started to delegate to the right people. Now what? Today’s tip: Supervise the work you’ve delegated using something you probably already have, Planner! One of our clients, a mid-sized firm in Western Canada, needed to increase revenue in its Wills & Estates practice. …
Interpreting Restrictive Covenants in Commercial and Employment Agreements

Restrictive covenants are usually found in two types of agreements: commercial agreements for the purchase of a business and employment agreements. In commercial agreements, these clauses protect the purchaser; after having made a substantial investment, the purchaser can build ties with customers without being concerned about the vendor setting up a competing business for a specified time. In employment agreements, they protect the employer’s interests. …

The Trauma-Informed Lawyer
Safety Denied: The Lives of Indigenous Women in Canada

Ret. Police Officer Dan Jones and I discuss the disturbing trend of dehumanizing Indigenous women in Canada. The most recent case in point: the refusal of the Manitoba premiere to search for the remains of Marcedes Myran and Morgan Harris. This episode may be triggering for some as we discuss murder, violence, sexual abuse, policing, homelessness, sex workers, and the Pickton murders. …


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