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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 @ 10:11 AM

MLT Aikins adds Aboriginal law counsel

Veteran litigator David Rolf has joined MLT Aikins' Edmonton office as counsel. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 @ 10:09 AM

Harper Grey adds associate to business law group

Scott Howie has joined Harper Grey LLP as an associate with the business law group in the firm's Vancouver office. ... [read more]

Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 11:26 AM

TERMS - Express terms

Appeal by the plaintiff, Gescan, from dismissal of its claim against the defendant, Behroozi. In 2015, the plaintiff obtained a default judgment against Vancouver Green Electric (VGE) totaling $68,127. The amount claimed was based on the supply of electrical materials by the plaintiff to VGE for several construction projects. In 2016, the plaintiff's summary trial claim against Behroozi was dismissed. The plaintiff had sought to impute joint liability based on Behroozi's role as a co-covenantor under a credit application to pay the debts of VGE. The credit application identified Behroozi as the principal or director of VGE. The summary trial judge concluded that Behroozi's execution of the agreement did not render him jointly liable with VGE. The judge determined that Behroozi's signature bound VGE. An additional signature by Behroozi was required to bind him jointly as a principal or co-covenantor. The plaintiff appealed. ... [read more]

Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 9:13 AM

Fasken to host one-day seminar on OHS best practices

Fasken Martineau is hosting a one-day seminar on May 2 on occupational health and safety best practices. ... [read more]

Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 9:06 AM

Kenyan artist third winner of Dentons Art Prize

Dentons announced on April 24 that Paresha Amin, a Kenyan landscape painter who lives and works in the U.K., is the third winner of the biannual Dentons Art Prize, which is organized and sponsored by the firm's London office. ... [read more]

Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 8:36 AM

Torys adds partner, counsel to financial services practice

Torys LLP welcomes Jill E. McCutcheon and Kelly Morris to the firm’s financial services practice in Toronto. ... [read more]

Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 8:18 AM

Courts clarify municipal role in marijuana business regulation

For lawyers who practice in the area of municipal law, or who represent clients in the nascent marijuana industry, questions of authority and jurisdiction can be quite vexing. Happily, two recent court decisions help to clarify the current scope of municipal authority where locating and regulating marijuana businesses is concerned, which will be particularly helpful as all levels of government and industry participants prepare for July 1st, 2018. ... [read more]

Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 3:53 PM

Kobi back with Minden Gross

Christina Kobi has returned to her first law firm, Minden Gross LLP. She is a partner in the firm’s commercial leasing group. ... [read more]

Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 1:44 PM

Law Foundation seeks to fund family law innovation

The Law Foundation of Ontario is looking to fund innovative ideas that improve access to family law. ... [read more]

Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 1:38 PM

Electronic registration of land titles to become mandatory in Manitoba Nancy Anderson

The land titles registration system in Manitoba is currently paper-based, but due to a modernization initiative, electronic registration (eRegistration) will be made available in December. ... [read more]