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Thursday, June 01, 2017 @ 3:11 PM

Hi-Tech: 3D printing opens up IP can of worms | Luigi Benetton

Three-dimensional printing can be used to create all sorts of physical objects, from small toys to entire houses. Whole economies may be transformed if it’s cheaper to print products near where they’re sold instead of importing from faraway lands, and the effects on society don’t end there. Three-dimensional printing is also called additive manufacturing. It shapes raw materials into the desired form without the waste caused by subtractive manufacturing, or machining, where machines cut pieces of raw material to create objects. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 @ 2:12 PM

Cox & Palmer's Hickman recognized by construction lawyers group

Stephanie Hickman, a partner at Atlantic Canada law firm Cox & Palmer, has been inducted as a fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 @ 1:56 PM

Dentons expands further into Southeast Asia with Myanmar office

Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, has expanded its presence within Southeast Asia with the addition of a new office in Yangon, Myanmar. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 @ 1:53 PM

Generation Z likely to face different playing field Generation Z

Will the next generation of lawyers be living with their parents or cozying up with friends in downtown condos? Will they be plugged 24/7 into their mobile devices? Will they even have conventional practices? ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 @ 1:49 PM

Toronto criminal lawyer Rondinelli to be honoured by OBA

Enzo Rondinelli, a lawyer with Lafontaine & Associates in Toronto, has been named winner of the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) Award of Excellence in Criminal Justice. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 @ 1:58 PM

Cox & Palmer's Myles appointed as chair of NL liquor corporation board

Wayne Myles, counsel with Cox & Palmer, has been appointed chair of the Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corporation (NLC) board of directors. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 @ 9:06 AM

Three lawyers heading to Goldblatt from Koskie Minsky

Goldblatt Partners LLP has expanded its pension and benefits practice in Toronto by hiring three lawyers away from Koskie Minsky LLP. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 @ 8:48 AM

Is airline overbooking putting contract law up in the air?

Recent media coverage of problems encountered by airline passengers on overbooked flights has made contract law unusually relevant. Contract law is supposed to facilitate exchange by enforcing honest bargains. How can it be, the layperson asks, that a consumer who makes an honest bargain for a service can be unilaterally denied it? ... [read more]

Monday, May 29, 2017 @ 7:26 AM

Can residential landlords restrict cannabis activity in rental units? Growing cannabis

The legal rules which apply to the growing of Cannabis for personal use have changed significantly in recent years, driven in part by politics but also by decisions of the Courts (R. v. Parker [2000] O.J. No. 2787, Allard v. Canada 2014 FC 280). An assumption that Cannabis regulations will “trump” residential lease provisions should be tempered by practical considerations and the law of contract, subject always to issues of compliance with Human Rights legislation. ... [read more]

Monday, May 29, 2017 @ 6:09 AM

Many firms lack understanding of CASL rules, compliance, survey shows David Elder

A survey of over 200 Canadian companies has highlighted gaps in how many understand what is required of them under the Canadian Anti-Spaw Law (CASL) and whether they have compliance strategies in place to make sure they don’t run afoul of the legislation. ... [read more]