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Thursday, February 27, 2020 @ 11:29 AM

How e-commerce platforms get drawn into global war on counterfeit goods Maninenvelope.jpg

On Jan. 24, 2020, the United States issued a new policy paper that delivers a critical hit to e-commerce platforms that sell goods into the country, by making them liable to consumers who unwittingly purchase counterfeit goods on the platform. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 @ 1:09 PM

Corporate immigration compliance: What in-house counsel should know work_permit_sm

Canadian companies are increasingly reliant on skilled foreign talent to support business strategies, to be first to market and to stay competitive in a global economy. The need for foreign workers in Canada has resulted in an increase in activity for in-house counsel as they manage internal processes and engage with outside specialty counsel. With innovation and technology underpinning the growth in many sectors of the Canadian market, it is likely that the need for foreign talent in Canada will continue to increase, making corporate immigration compliance a “must-know” topic for in-house counsel. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 @ 12:17 PM

Langlois adds to Montreal business law group

Langlois lawyers announced that Eugénie Lefebvre has joined its business law group in Montreal. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 @ 8:29 AM

Representation and warranty insurance: How it works insurance_risk_sm

In M&A transactions, representation and warranty insurance (RWI) is an insurance policy designed to respond to and protect against losses suffered by an insured party as a result of a breach of a representation and warranty. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 @ 1:24 PM

Ending Ontario’s tow truck turf war tow_truck_sm

You see them every day on the side of the highway. Good weather or bad. To some they are angels, to others: vultures. Tow trucks provide a much needed and valuable service to keep things moving on Ontario’s highways. Unfortunately, just under the surface there is a highly competitive and sometimes violent fight under way. Most vehicles are towed by the first tow operator to arrive. While a person has the ability to choose the tow company to be used, most people are just happy to have someone arrive as soon as possible to help them. It is this desire to be first to the scene that has tow trucks stationing themselves along busy roadways, often illegally.   ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 @ 12:54 PM

Copyright no plaything: Celebrity tattoos in video games Tattoo

Tattooed celebrities are abundant; from Shawn Mendes’s fan-designed butterfly, to Drake’s “6 God” praying hands, to the elaborate artwork displayed on the bodies of professional athletes like basketball star LeBron James (by one account more than half of all active NBA players have tattoos) — the list goes on. Whether it’s angels or demons, expressions of faith, or names of family and friends who’ve been loved or lost, there’s no doubt a celebrity’s body art is an integral part of their personal brand, appearance and public identity. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 @ 9:58 AM

Privacy commissioner seeks court order against Facebook facebook_notifications_sm

The federal privacy commissioner has filed an application in the Federal Court to order Facebook to comply with Canada’s private sector privacy law, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). The court proceedings arise out of the joint investigation by the commissioner and the B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner into the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica data breach. That investigation focused on the unauthorized collection and sharing of the personal information of more than 50 million users worldwide, including over 600,000 in Canada, for the purposes of targeting political messages. ... [read more]

Monday, February 24, 2020 @ 2:20 PM

Competition Bureau vision: Advocacy, transparency, active enforcement competition_bureau_sm

During my time as general counsel and senior enforcement adviser in the Legal Services department at the Competition Bureau in 2018-19, I had the good fortune to work with all levels of the bureau and have emerged with a very good understanding of how they view the law, the economics and the bureau’s public interest mandate in different contexts: mergers, anti-competitive conduct such as abuse of dominance and cartels and deceptive marketing practices. ... [read more]

Monday, February 24, 2020 @ 11:07 AM

CRIMINAL CODE OFFENCES - Offences against person and reputation - Sexual assault

Appeal by the accused, AL, from convictions for uttering a threat and offences related to sexual assault. ... [read more]

Friday, February 21, 2020 @ 2:06 PM

Humour in the practice of law: Seriously | Marcel Strigberger

Are you sometimes overstressed practising law? Is your sense of humour dormant or even worse, muzzled? Of course not, but if it is … ... [read more]