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Monday, December 16, 2019 @ 2:30 PM

Environmental group seeks standing in case against Volkswagen Tim Gray, Environmental Defence

A proposed plea deal on allegations automotive giant Volkswagen imported diesel vehicles into Canada that did not conform to environmental standards was put on hold last week after an Ontario court agreed to consider an environmental group’s request to seek standing in the matter. ... [read more]

Monday, December 16, 2019 @ 12:28 PM

Legal developments with contractors in gig economy Kidworkingonmac3.jpg

Workers who are under a high degree of control are actually employees in the eyes of the law. That is regardless of the fact that they may have been misclassified as independent contractors by their employer. ... [read more]

Monday, December 16, 2019 @ 8:54 AM

New partner, two new associates for Lerners

Lerners LLP announced that Anna Matas has been made partner and associates Émilie-Anne Puckering and Mark Evans have joined the firm. ... [read more]

Monday, December 16, 2019 @ 8:50 AM

Three associates join Dunton Rainville

Dunton Rainville announced that associate lawyers Lilia Benaïssa, Nicolas Moran Lévesque and Thomas Rainville have joined the firm’s Montreal office. ... [read more]

Monday, December 16, 2019 @ 8:45 AM

Digital asset deep dive: How e-mail affects client’s estate digital_lightbulb_sm

From an estate planning and estate administration perspective, a client’s e-mail is a digital asset and is part of their estate and estate plan. ... [read more]

Friday, December 13, 2019 @ 8:45 AM

Bennett Jones adds associates in Calgary, Toronto

Bennett Jones LLP announced that associates Steven Bodi and David Bushuev have joined the firm. ... [read more]

Friday, December 13, 2019 @ 6:25 AM

PRE-JUDGMENT REMEDIES - Absconding debtors - Attachment order

Appeal by the defendants, Henuset and Paradise Petroleums, from a judgment issuing an attachment order in favour of the plaintiffs, the Campbells and their company, Corporate Drilling Consultants. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 12, 2019 @ 1:15 PM

It’s a wrap: 2019 an eventful year in privacy law checklist_2019_sm

We look back to the never dull and at times high drama of another year in the life of Canadian privacy law. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 12, 2019 @ 6:30 AM

CORPORATIONS - Dividends - Rectification of records - Powers of the court

Appeal by Canada from an order rectifying a directors’ resolution declaring a dividend from the capital dividend account of respondent corporation. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 @ 2:04 PM

Franchise case highlights for 2019 franchise_checkerboard_sm

Here are highlights from this year’s franchise-related decisions across Canada. ... [read more]