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Thursday, September 05, 2019 @ 11:45 AM

SCC alumni’s role in legal controversies sparks new debate over ex-judges’ return to practice Amy Salyzyn

Is it in the public interest for former Supreme Court of Canada justices to be allowed to provide legal services to governments or other well-heeled clients facing public controversies that could arguably blow back on the reputations of the ex-judges’ former courts or otherwise harm public confidence in the judiciary? ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 04, 2019 @ 10:38 AM

Administrative lawyer rejoins Pallett Valo as senior counsel

Pallett Valo LLP announced that Maria Tassou has joined the firm as senior counsel and as a member of both the commercial litigation and employment and labour practice groups. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 04, 2019 @ 8:53 AM

Alberta Court of Appeal clarifies time limit for filing privacy breach civil actions Womanexamining

On May 13, 2019, the Alberta Court of Appeal clarified the limitation period for filing civil claims for privacy breaches. This is the first time the Court of Appeal has written a decision about s. 60 of the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 04, 2019 @ 8:31 AM

SNC-Lavalin affair: Jobs over democracy | Julius Melnitzer

The “public interest,” it turns out, can be a real threat to democracy. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 03, 2019 @ 12:14 PM

Five new associates at Harper Grey LLP

Five new associates have joined the ranks of Harper Grey LLP. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 03, 2019 @ 10:04 AM

SECURED TRANSACTION - Description of collateral

Appeal by Coleman Management from a decision finding that the respondent Prestige’s interest in the collateral ranked in priority to that of Coleman. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 03, 2019 @ 8:46 AM

Thin line between cybersecurity certification, compliance for SMEs cybersecurity_compliance_sm

There’s never been a dearth of guidance over the last half-a-decade or so from national and provincial regulators in Canada for businesses to improve their cybersecurity programs. But, in a first-of-its-kind federal initiative, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau, on Aug. 12, launched CyberSecure Canada, a pilot voluntary certification program to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) “raise the cybersecurity baseline” and “increase consumer confidence.” The initiative is akin to the Cyber Essentials certification program of the New Brunswick government, launched in 2017. ... [read more]

Friday, August 30, 2019 @ 12:05 PM

Dunton Rainville adds four new associates

Dunton Rainville announced the hiring of four new associates: Catherine Brodeur, Étienne Gabrysz-Forget, Valerie Di Lena and Agathe Senlecq. ... [read more]

Friday, August 30, 2019 @ 9:20 AM

Terror in the courts | Lawrence David

The concept of “terror” is not one commonly associated with civil litigation. “Terror” and “terrorism” instead overwhelmingly arise in the context of national security prosecutions, refugee status determinations and the listing of terrorist entities under Part II.1 of the Criminal Code. Still, many civil litigators are or may quickly become familiar with another form of “terror in the courts” — namely, the in terrorem doctrine. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 29, 2019 @ 8:27 AM

Lawyers getting up to speed on machine learning humaniod_robot_lawyer_sm

Lawyers spend an inordinate amount of time learning the law, following trends and attempting to analyze the law. This learning doesn’t end in law school but continues into practice on files and through continuing professional development (CPD). ... [read more]