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Brown Bag Lunch - March 2018

  • March 29, 2018
  • Noah Weisberg and Lindsay Anderson

Topics discussed at the March Brown Bag Lunch include wait times for Applications for a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee, the production of medical records, estates involving digital assets, and bitcoin.

Trusts and Estates Law, Student Forum

Brown Bag Lunch February 20 2018

  • March 29, 2018
  • Noah Weisberg, Hull & Hull LLP Charlotte McGee, Articling Student, Hull & Hull LLP

The group discussed a number of issues, including online registries for wills and powers of attorney, recent estates and trusts decisions and practices for storing revoked testamentary documents.

Trusts and Estates Law, Student Forum

Capping Political Contributions from Beyond the Grave

  • March 29, 2018
  • Kathryn Balter, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP

Prior to June 19, 2014, a testator could make unlimited political contributions by way of testamentary disposition. After that, a person may only contribute up to a certain amount. If a Will contains a political contribution in excess of the allowed amount, that excess falls to residue (if the contribution by way of a bequest) or would pass by way of intestacy (if the contribution is a share of residue).

Trusts and Estates Law, Student Forum

Privacy Class Actions, By The Numbers

  • March 16, 2018
  • Christopher Naudie & Evan Thomas, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

An updated trend analysis of privacy class actions in Canada, noting an increasing incidence of privacy breaches arising from hacking, misuse of information by employees, theft or loss of personal information, and other causes.

Privacy Law, Student Forum

Open Contracting: Exploring Open Government in Contracting and Procurement

  • March 16, 2018
  • Michael Rothe

The Ontario Bar Association’s Public Sector Lawyers Section in collaboration with the Privacy and Right to Access to Information Section hosted a panel discussion this winter on open contracting, which is a part of the open government initiative to increase transparency and accountability in the area of government contracting and procurement.

Privacy Law, Public Sector Lawyers, Student Forum

What's New in Pensions & Benefits

  • March 16, 2018
  • Evan Shapiro and Michelle Rival

FSCO's new targeted review, Quarterly Update, and Pension Assessments, a new case about limitation periods and pension claims, and more...

Pensions and Benefits Law, Student Forum

CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES SHOULD BE RAISED PRIOR TO SEEKING JUDICIAL REVIEW

  • March 16, 2018
  • Christopher Wirth (Partner), Maneet Sadhra (Articling Student) Keel Cottrelle LLP

In Denton v. British Columbia (Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal), 2017 BCCA 403, the British Columbia Court of Appeal ("Court of Appeal") has confirmed that generally speaking, constitutional issues should not be raised for the first time on judicial review as they should be first considered in the context of a developed record.

Administrative Law, Student Forum

“Consisting essentially of” in Canadian Claim Construction

  • March 15, 2018
  • Lei Gao and Andrew Kaikai

Due to the flexible nature of the law of claims construction in Canada, the meaning of the commonly used transitional phrase "consisting essentially of" may surprise foreign lawyers and patent practitioners.

Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law, Student Forum