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Thursday, August 10, 2017 @ 02:53 PM

Laramée joins DS Lawyers Canada as partner, CEO

After serving for many years at the helm of Kaufman Laramée, Richard Laramée has joined DS Lawyers Canada, a firm with offices in Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 09, 2017 @ 09:11 AM

Navigating the tense waters of common law partner wills

In the past 10 years, the number of common law couples in Canada has grown at something like four times the rate of married couples. And while it’s not surprising to lawyers that common law relationships are not the same as marriage, it can still be surprising to “normal” people. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 09, 2017 @ 08:41 AM

CONTRACTS - Tender contracts – Non-compliant bids

Appeal by Region of Huronia Environmental Services Ltd. (Rohe) and Graillen Holdings Inc. (Graillen) from the dismissal of their action for damages for breach of contract. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 08, 2017 @ 09:01 AM

Facebook decision gives quasi-constitutional privacy rights to some Canadians Facebook

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) issued its highly anticipated decision in Douez v. Facebook, Inc. 2017 SCC 33 in late June. While the decision paved the way for a privacy class action to continue through the British Columbia courts, the SCC appears to have provided quasi-constitutional privacy rights to some Canadians, but not the entire country, and the application of the decision to other private sector privacy statutes is uncertain. ... [read more]

Friday, August 04, 2017 @ 12:32 PM

Securities regulators provide guidance on conflicts of interest

The securities regulatory authorities in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, Manitoba and New Brunswick have published guidance on conflict-of-interest transactions. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 02, 2017 @ 01:26 PM

Miller Thomson adds Natale as partner in Vaughan office

Lou Natale is a new partner with Miller Thomson's office in Vaughan, Ont. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 01, 2017 @ 12:31 PM

CETA and CFTA: The impact of Canada’s sesquicentennial trade agreements

Canada’s 150th birthday present was set to include two new trade agreements. Both the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) and the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) were expected to come into force on July 1, (provisionally, in the case of CETA). ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 01, 2017 @ 11:09 AM

Romano joins Miller Thomson's family law practice as associate

Stephanie Romano has joined Miller Thomson as an associate in the firm's office in Vaughan, Ont. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 01, 2017 @ 08:35 AM

LIENS - Priorities - Between lien holders and other types of creditors - Execution creditors

Appeal by the National Bank of Canada (National Bank) from the determination of priority of liens filed against the assets of Coast Resources Ltd. (Coast). ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 01, 2017 @ 08:33 AM

COMMERCIAL TENANCIES - Landlord's remedies - Recovery of rent - Damages - Summary proceedings

Appeal by the defendant tenant, Haztech Fire and Safety Services, from partial summary judgment granted in favour of the plaintiff landlord, M. Thompson Holdings. ... [read more]