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Monday, September 13, 2021 @ 11:41 AM

Access to adequate libraries vital for all lawyers | Nathan Baker

Access to legal information is the lifeblood of our profession. In a common law system where interpretation of precedent determines the outcome of issues, the fair and efficient implementation of justice relies on both sides having access to the legal information which decisions are made. Cases are not just won in the court, they are won in the lead-up, the research and the library. Access to requisite print and digital resources, case law and research assistance can level the playing field to help provide access to justice. ... [read more]

Monday, September 13, 2021 @ 9:35 AM

COMMERCIAL TENANCIES - Landlord’s remedies - Relief from forfeiture - Consequence to tenant

Appeal by Airside Event Spaces from the dismissal of its petition for relief from forfeiture under a commercial lease. The appellant leased a hangar at the Langley Regional Airport from the respondent. ... [read more]

Monday, September 13, 2021 @ 8:51 AM

Navigating Canadian cryptocurrency landscape Bitcoinflag

Given the surge in cryptocurrency investment this year, a good starting point for this blockchain series is to lay out the regulatory landscape within which such cryptocurrencies operate; what are the rules, regulations, requirements and general trends moving forward? ... [read more]

Friday, September 10, 2021 @ 1:36 PM

Privacy breach lawsuits are coming for insurers and brokers Network of shields with locks in middle

In the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, two nominal plaintiffs have commenced a class action against insurer/broker Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (Gallagher), arising from a security breach and ransomware attack suffered by Gallagher between June 30, 2020, and Sept. 26, 2020. ... [read more]

Friday, September 10, 2021 @ 12:40 PM

How lawyers can learn from failure | Neha Chugh

It was a typical afternoon this summer when I found myself being invited to another lawyer event — come to the event, the website boasted, where a prominent lawyer will share their tips for success. The lawyer’s glossy headshot featured with a list of their recent successes in court and in practice reveals a flawless face, a beaming smile and a well-pressed suit. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 09, 2021 @ 11:33 AM

Search warrants and Canada Revenue Agency Police officer on computer

There is a line which when crossed the predominant focus of the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) audit is criminal in nature. That’s when everything changes. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 09, 2021 @ 9:40 AM

Pallett Valo counsel appointed to Ontario Superior Court

Pallett Valo LLP announced that its senior counsel, Alex Ilchenko, has been appointed as associate judge to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 08, 2021 @ 12:46 PM

Blaney McMurtry welcomes new litigator

Blaney McMurtry welcomed Cristina Fulop to the firm as an associate. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 08, 2021 @ 12:45 PM

Minden Gross promotes three to partner

Minden Gross LLP announced that three lawyers have been admitted to the partnership, Melodie Eng, Sepideh Nassabi and Rachel Goldman Robinson.  ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 08, 2021 @ 10:28 AM

Data exfiltration in ransomware attacks: Digital forensics primer for lawyers Padlocks

Nearly 80 per cent of all ransomware attacks in the first half of 2021 involved the threat of leaking exfiltrated data. Exfiltration is a popular pressure tactic as it introduces the threat to publish stolen sensitive data to a threat actor extortion website if a ransom payment is not received. Our team currently tracks over 40 threat actor extortion websites, with new sites belonging to new ransomware groups emerging each week. ... [read more]