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Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 8:54 AM

Proposed breach regulations refocus risk management, incident response protocols breach_notification_sm

Publication of the federal government’s proposed Breach of Security Safeguards Regulations on Sept. 2, for a 30-day consultation period, provides important guidance to organizations and their internal compliance personnel. The proposed regulations, while potentially subject to adjustment following the consultation, provide a significant road map as to the full scope of the new incident breach reporting provisions under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). These provisions will create new liability risks and compliance costs for organizations.   ... [read more]

Friday, October 13, 2017 @ 12:05 PM

Two TD Bank Group lawyers get new positions

Following the retirement of one of its senior executives, TD Bank Group has shuffled a number of its senior leaders and appointed them to new roles. ... [read more]

Friday, October 13, 2017 @ 8:40 AM

Courts get serious about quantifying reasonable royalties in patent litigation Royalty_percentage_sm

Until recently, there had been few reported Canadian patent infringement decisions dealing with reasonable royalties. This has changed in the past several years. This article looks at some of the key developments in this area of patent infringement financial remedies. ... [read more]

Friday, October 13, 2017 @ 8:30 AM

After Weinstein scandal, sexual harassment can no longer be seen as ‘cost of doing business’ | Stuart Rudner

My social media feed has been filled with stories about Harvey Weinstein and the sexual harassment and assault that has apparently been allowed to continue for decades, interspersed with mentions of the recent International Day of the Girl. What an interesting dichotomy. At the same time that we celebrate the fact that girls should not be limited in their aspirations or goals, and should not be scared simply because they are girls, we hear about the horrific treatment that aspiring young actresses have endured and are reminded that "being a woman remains the least safe you can be." ... [read more]

Thursday, October 12, 2017 @ 12:51 PM

Western Canada General Counsel Awards to honour former Imperial Oil legal executive

At its ceremony on Nov. 9 in Calgary, the Western Canada General Counsel Awards will name William (Bill) Hartnett as the 2017 recipient of the lifetime achievement award. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 12, 2017 @ 8:42 AM

Using receivership when responding to commercial real estate fraud

Certificates of pending litigation, cautions, constructive trusts, interim preservation of property orders, fraudulent conveyance actions, Mareva injunctions and receiverships are just some of the remedies in the litigator's tool box when responding to a commercial real estate fraud. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 12, 2017 @ 7:26 AM

Lawyers laud proposed additions to Ontario Human Rights Code, but say more change needed Nadia_Halum_sm

An Ontario MPP’s bid to expand human rights laws could mean “significant” protection for those with a police record or at a socioeconomic disadvantage, but would miss the mark when it comes to furthering safeguards for those needing to help family and other relations, lawyers say. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 @ 1:02 PM

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. names general counsel

Following the acquisition of Westminster, Colo.-based DigitalGlobe Inc., MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) of Richmond, B.C., has made a number of executive appointments. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 @ 8:47 AM

Tax treatments of professional corporations: How to change

Professional corporations allow lawyers to enjoy the tax benefits of a small business corporation, although not the limited liability protection. The professional corporation is the most tax efficient structure available for a sole proprietorship or small partnership. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 @ 12:06 PM

Timing, privacy issues raised over Ontario's proposed domestic violence leave bill Paul Willetts sm

Proposed legislation regarding leave for employees dealing with domestic or sexual violence may be the natural next step in workplace accommodation for the province of Ontario, but labour and employment lawyers note possible pitfalls for businesses if the legislation passes. ... [read more]