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Tuesday, May 08, 2018 @ 11:19 AM

Benefits of technology worth the risk in M&A: panel (L-R) Michael Fekete, Jeremy Fraiberg, Andrea Wood, Anthony Pagano sm

The procurement of startups, the growing impact that data and technology are having on valuation and the changing norms of deal making are all current considerations for lawyers working in mergers and acquisitions (M&A). ... [read more]

Monday, May 07, 2018 @ 12:40 PM

New data protection standards will be challenge for Canadian in-house counsel: panel (L-R) Nina Barakzai, Derek Lackey, Fazila Nurani sm

How the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will impact Canada and the weaknesses inherent in our own legislation will be hot topics for in-house counsel across the country as the GDPR comes into force on May 25. ... [read more]

Monday, May 07, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

People must be ‘clinical’ regarding workplace conduct in #MeToo era, says lawyer David_Whitten_sm

The #MeToo movement has transformed the workplace into a “minefield” of potential sexual harassment allegations by both genuine complainants and those who “exaggerate” their claims, says a lawyer set to lecture on the subject. ... [read more]

Monday, May 07, 2018 @ 8:52 AM

Data breach notification obligations coming into force privacy_breach_sm

On April 18, 2018, the federal government released the Breach of Security Safeguards Regulations (The “Regulation”), which set forth the rules and requirements applicable in the event of a breach of security safeguards affecting personal information. The Regulation will come into effect on November 1, 2018, at the same time as the statutory requirements pertaining to data breach reporting. ... [read more]

Monday, May 07, 2018 @ 8:43 AM

CIVIL LIABILITY - Secondary market disclosure - Defences

Appeal by the plaintiff from the dismissal of some of his claims as statute-barred. ... [read more]

Friday, May 04, 2018 @ 11:53 AM

B.C. introduces ‘long needed’ public sector whistleblower protection Calvin Sandborn, legal director, Environmental Law Centre, University of Victoria

The government of British Columbia has introduced legislation to protect whistleblowers in the provincial public sector, and experts are saying the legislation was a long time coming but could still use some work. The new Public Sector Disclosure Act (PIDA) includes multiple reporting options for whistleblowers, protections of confidentiality, investigative powers and a requirement that public bodies and the Office of the Ombudsperson file annual reports about disclosures. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 03, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

Duty of an occupier spelled out in slip and fall appeal occupier_liability_sm

On March 27, 2018, the Ontario Court of Appeal released a decision in the case of Tondat v. Hudson’s Bay Company 2018 ONCA 302. The case involved a slip and fall accident at a Hudson’s Bay department store and provides important lessons for retail stores and other occupiers. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 02, 2018 @ 8:41 AM

IMPLIED DUTIES OF EMPLOYEE - Fiduciary duties

Appeal by the defendant former employer from a summary judgment award on the respondent's claim for breach of contract. ... [read more]

Monday, April 30, 2018 @ 9:44 AM

‘Facing Resistance’ event highlights access to justice barriers | Kimia Fleming

When people think about past injustices, they tend to reflect upon laws that were challenged, resistance to altering the status quo and those who stood up to make changes happen. However, perhaps a more pertinent question is what more can be done? ... [read more]

Monday, April 30, 2018 @ 8:34 AM

Keep diversity in mind when renovating your firm’s workspace office_renovation_sm

Is your firm about to undergo a large-scale renovation of the office? Keep in mind not just how you want the office to look and what brand image you want to convey, but also how design decisions may impact your employees and clients, both current and prospective. ... [read more]