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Tuesday, October 01, 2019 @ 10:27 AM

New partner for Langlois lawyers

Langlois lawyers announced that Isabelle Desharnais is the firm’s newest partner. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 01, 2019 @ 8:40 AM

NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS - Counterclaim, equitable assignment or set-off

Appeal by Fauser Energy Inc. (“Fauser”) from the summary judgment granted to the respondents and the decision declining to grant a stay of that judgment. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 01, 2019 @ 8:37 AM

SALE OF GOODS - Future goods

Appeal by the plaintiff from the trial judgment that set aside a series of forward streaming contracts and security instruments between the parties. ... [read more]

Monday, September 30, 2019 @ 10:49 AM

New IP team leader, corporate partner for Dentons’ Montreal office

Dentons announced that Panagiota Dafniotis has joined the firm as national lead of the intellectual property (IP) team and partner in its corporate group. ... [read more]

Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 1:17 PM

Recent environmental assessment reforms in Ontario Ontarioflag

Considerable public and political debate continues to accompany the Impact Assessment Act, which was enacted by Parliament in June 2019 as part of the omnibus Bill C-69. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 12:47 PM

Senior counsel joins Woods LLP

Woods LLP announced that Haig Oghigian, an international arbitrator, mediator and counsel, is joining the firm as senior counsel. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

First Nations and the business of cannabis | Pamela Palmater

Justin Trudeau’s 2015 election platform promise to immediately legalize marijuana if elected spurred a frenzy of activity behind the scenes. There were police officers, politicians and other former leaders, previously against the sale of the drug, making plans for their own cannabis boutiques. The very same people that had previously outlawed, arrested and jailed people for growing, possessing and/or selling cannabis would now have the unfair insider advantage about where to sell and to whom. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 @ 12:14 PM

Gene genie: Why criminal law power to protect genetic information is constitutional Bluebodyscience

Science can now peer into the very code of life, the recipe that makes up who we are. DNA testing can tell, with a high degree of certainty, whether we are likely to fall prey to certain illnesses or transmit them to our descendants. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 @ 9:37 AM

Purchase agreements: Don’t be a materiality scrape goat purchase_agreement_sm

Contemplating selling your business? Considering entering into a purchase agreement? Materiality scrape provisions are something you should be keeping an eye out for. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 @ 9:05 AM

Former Goldcorp exec named SNC-Lavalin’s new general counsel

SNC-Lavalin announced the appointment of Charlene A. Ripley to the role of executive vice-president and general counsel, effective Oct. 15, 2019. Based in Montreal, Ripley will report to Ian L. Edwards, interim president and CEO, and join the executive committee. ... [read more]