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Friday, February 03, 2023 @ 9:02 AM

Disclosure of records in arbitration Files going from one computer to another

A party to an arbitration must assert its access to an opposing party’s records clearly and promptly, as courts will not cure the party's failure to do so. ENMAX Energy Corporation v. TransAlta Generation Partnership, 2022 ABCA 206 (the ENMAX case) is an example of this. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 02, 2023 @ 2:22 PM

Luckin Coffee: Rise after fall from accounting fraud Coffee

Luckin Coffee was founded by Charles Lu and Jenny Qian in 2017. Luckin Coffee is a coffeehouse chain that operates stores and kiosks that offer coffee, tea and food. The company experienced rapid growth since the beginning and quickly became the largest coffee chain in China in only a few years. Its growth surpassed Starbucks, and by 2019, Luckin Coffee outnumbered Starbucks outlets in China. In 2019, Luckin Coffee raised $561 million for its initial public offering. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 02, 2023 @ 12:52 PM

COVID-19 hospital protests, defamation action, and an anti-SLAPP motion fist holding a COVID mask

The COVID-19 pandemic has produced a wealth of insight into the different political views and ideologies possessed by individuals in our society. Arguably, while a large group of people strongly supported initiatives that resulted in, among other things, the imposition of vaccine and mask-wearing mandates, the closing of non-essential businesses and the restricting of our mobility during the height of the pandemic, a smaller group of people fought to oppose those measures. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 02, 2023 @ 11:01 AM

SLAPP vs. #MeToo protestor

A man’s reputation is at stake. There have been Facebook essays containing the #MeToo hashtag that reduced the man’s achievements in the community to the sobriquet of “molester.” What’s the man to do? ... [read more]

Thursday, February 02, 2023 @ 8:50 AM

Private Ontario corporations: New requirements to maintain transparency register Lawyers parading scales of  justice

On Jan. 1, 2023, amendments to the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) (the OBCA) came into effect, requiring private Ontario corporations (a corporation) to create and maintain a register of all “individuals with significant control” over the corporation (the Transparency Register). ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 01, 2023 @ 2:12 PM

Importance of reviewing employment contracts Contract

It is the beginning of a new year making it a great opportunity to ensure all company documents are compliant and up to date.  A well-written and comprehensive employment contract is an essential component to protecting both the interests of your business as well as your staff. Employment contracts help to provide clarity on everyone’s rights and responsibilities, ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 01, 2023 @ 1:10 PM

The difficult art of handling clients Woman juggling five red balls

The art of managing one’s clients has befuddled many a lawyer. But Sean Dillman, an enterprising, tech-savvy, ex-general practitioner and co-manager of a law firm has come up with a novel approach: a client prepared for the lawyer experience, he says, will be much easier to manage. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 01, 2023 @ 10:55 AM

Electronic medical record audit trails: Best practice advisories, limitations Doctors with digital records

In part two of a three-part series on the electronic medical record (EMR) audit trail, I outlined three practical scenarios to precisely understand its functionality and limitations (see below for link). In part three, I will discuss best practice advisories and limits of the EMR audit trail. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 01, 2023 @ 8:58 AM

B.C. courts find no binding agreement to leave estate to niece Two rope hands on fire

A person may enter into a testamentary contract, whereby they agree to leave their estate to another person in exchange for some consideration, for example services that the other person provided or has agreed to provide in the future. This results in a binding contract, and the contracting party no longer has the ability to change the named beneficiary in their estate plan without breaching the agreement; if they attempt to do so then the disappointed beneficiary may sue to enforce the agreement. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 01, 2023 @ 8:29 AM

Does the f in FIFA stand for fraud? Part two Soccer ball

In part one of our article, we talked about the background, history of FIFA and the World Cup, as well as the timeline of FIFA’s alleged fraud, bribery and corruption. In this article, we would like to analyze the allegations related to the most recent FIFA World Cup in Qatar, the fraud scheme and the auditors’ role. ... [read more]