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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 @ 2:53 PM

Stikeman Elliott raises over $82,000 in cancer charity bike ride

Stikeman Elliott participated in the Ride to Conquer Cancer in Toronto over the weekend. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 @ 9:14 AM

Orton brings infrastructure, aviation practice to DLA Piper

Christian Orton has joined the Toronto office of DLA Piper (Canada) LLP as an associate in the infrastructure and projects group. He comes to the firm from Dentons, where he worked from 2013 as an associate in the financial services group. ... [read more]

Monday, June 12, 2017 @ 9:43 AM

Stewart McKelvey's Waberski wins young lawyers award

During a recent Saint John Law Society event, Stewart McKelvey Saint John partner Alanna Waberski was presented with a Young Lawyers Leaders Award. ... [read more]

Monday, June 12, 2017 @ 8:39 AM

The clock’s not ticking on credit card debt Credit card debt

If I ask when does the limitation period start for credit card debt, you would probably answer, the limitation period starts when the default occurs. The default could be either the date of the first missed payment, the date of the last payment, or the last day of activity on the account. You would also probably make the argument that the limitation period restarts each time a partial payment is paid and each time the credit card is used. Would you be surprised if I told you this assumption is incorrect? ... [read more]

Monday, June 12, 2017 @ 8:34 AM

Proposed changes to Condominium Act would give owners much needed protection

A recent CBC Toronto investigation has highlighted the need for condo owners and prospective buyers to be aware of who is in control of their condo corporation. ... [read more]

Friday, June 09, 2017 @ 1:30 PM

Gowling WLG signs up for blockchain research initiative

The Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) has announced the addition of significant public and private sector support for its groundbreaking blockchain research program. Gowling WLG is among the BRI’s founding private sector members and is the first law firm to get involved. ... [read more]

Friday, June 09, 2017 @ 10:44 AM

Cox & Palmer partner picked to lead defence lawyers group

 Jade Spalding, a partner in Cox & Palmer's Fredericton office, has been selected as president of Canadian Defence Lawyers for 2017-18. ... [read more]

Friday, June 09, 2017 @ 10:40 AM

Fasken Martineau launches portal for American businesses

Fasken Martineau has launched a new website offering the American market a portal to discover insightful tools on timely issues impacting their business in Canada. ... [read more]

Friday, June 09, 2017 @ 9:05 AM

Don’t get the retirement age wrong in personal injury claims Golden eggs

The selection of a retirement age is generally a key assumption in the quantification of personal injury claims. When an employee participates in a defined benefit pension plan, it is often assumed that the most appropriate retirement age is when the employee is eligible for an unreduced pension. An unreduced pension is often described as a full pension, thereby suggesting that a rational employee will choose to retire when they have maximized their pension. However, an “unreduced pension” and a “full pension” are not one and the same. ... [read more]

Friday, June 09, 2017 @ 8:40 AM

Change in values needed as firms shift away from billable hour targets | Julius Melnitzer

The news that global giant Linklaters, the archetypal bastion of lockstep compensation and individual billing targets, is moving away from these cornerstones, is both welcome and depressing news for the profession. ... [read more]