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How a thousand dollar contract can cost you half your company

Major developments in the Facebook lawsuit front. Zuckerberg has barely gotten over his troubles with the Winkelvoss twins, and Facebook is now faced with a claim that half of it actually belongs to Paul Ceglia. And all for the grand … Continue reading

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Are Online Legal Services right for you?

Metro – It’s buyer beware for online legal services. This was in today’s online edition of Metro. (I assume in the print edition too, but I don’t read either edition regularly, so I can’t say if it was). The writer … Continue reading

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The Online Legal Portal – accessing your lawyer online

Yesterday I wrote about the launch of our new firm website and I promised I’d detail some of the changes we’ve made. Today I’ll talk about the Online Legal Portal and why I think this is a change that benefits … Continue reading

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When the Law needs to keep up with Technology – Part II

I came across this interesting post today. This is a US case where the court decided that an instant messenger (IM) exchange modified a contract, even though the contract had a clause that explicitly prohibited oral modifications. Among other reasons, … Continue reading

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When the Law needs to keep up with Technology

This week saw the perfect example of how outdated computer law can lead to court decisions that go against our understanding of what is right and what is wrong. Most of us know that hacking into an encrypted wi-fi connection … Continue reading

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Before you hyperlink that…

On December 7th, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada heard Crookes v. Newton, a case dealing with hyperlinks. Simply put, the issue in question is  whether you can be charged with libel for hyperlinking to a webpage containing a defamatory … Continue reading

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