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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 8:45 AM

Hi-Tech: On-screen document annotation is great, if you know how | Luigi Benetton

When asked the last time he annotated a paper document, Don Cameron paused. “Let me think about that,” he said. “Probably years. I don’t like the permanency of it,” continued the partner at Bereskin & Parr LLP. “I prefer to annotate, then come back and change my annotation once I get the answer to a question in an annotation. The document evolves instead of becoming an ungodly mess.” ... [read more]

Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

As elder abuse claims rise, so does importance of institutional liability coverage elder_abuse_sm

Individuals of prominence and power across all industries and institutions have recently been thrust into the spotlight by claimants claiming to have been sexually abused. While the public nature and sheer number of allegations being brought today against movie directors, actors, sports doctors and politicians is perhaps a new phenomenon, sexual abuse litigation has been a subject familiar to insurance carriers for decades. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 8:56 AM

Corporate responsibility: What happens abroad doesn’t stay there global_eye_sm

Two recent developments portend a rapidly changing environment for Canadian companies doing business abroad. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 8:36 AM

Risk management: Best practices for general counsel managing boards risk_management_sm

Major brands are increasingly in the headlines for all the wrong reasons — and when scandal erupts, lawyers are frequently in the eye of the storm helping to manage the crisis. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 6:48 AM

CBA in midst of revamp; downsizing expected at national office TLD Exclusive

Unbeknownst to most of its rank-and-file members, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) is poised for a dramatic retooling this year that could cut its fees, pare down its national staff and “non-core” national activities and redirect more cash and delivery of member services to its provincial and territorial branches, The Lawyer’s Daily has learned. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 @ 8:18 AM

Blind selection better than quotas for promoting diversity | Stuart Rudner

According to a recent story on CBC, in an effort to bolster the number of women, Indigenous people and racial minorities sitting on corporate boards, a group of senators is poised to amend government legislation that would force companies to set internal diversity targets. ... [read more]

Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 11:48 AM

Federal Court rules against Kobo in challenge of e-book agreements Nikiforos Iatrou, WeirFoulds LLP

The Federal Court of Canada has ruled against e-book retailer Rakuten Kobo in its challenge of several agreements the Commissioner of Competition made with book publishers amid a price fixing scandal, with the company's counsel saying the decision confirms for the first time that competition officials can consider agreements reached outside Canada. ... [read more]

Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 11:06 AM

Appeal allowed on calculation of bonus in company sale as Titus test upheld George Benchetrit sm

The Ontario Court of Appeal allowed an appeal over the calculation of a bonus in a decision counsel says upholds the test for unconscionability in contract law in the province. ... [read more]

Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 8:41 AM

Case study: Two ways to valuate intellectual property damages two_options_sm

Intellectual property litigation can arise when the intellectual property is allegedly infringed upon. This litigation can involve complex valuations due to the difficulty of estimating the profit that would have been earned. The following is a fictional case study of an infringed patent.The study illustrates two options for plaintiffs, profit loss and accounting of profits, and the implications thereof, as seen by the authors in various past cases. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 08, 2018 @ 2:33 PM

Accountability, safety guide N.L. Appeal Court in case of pot-carrying oil worker Ian_Wallace_sm

“Individual accountability” and workplace safety sit at the heart of an East Coast appeal decision involving an offshore oil worker fired after being found with pot in his pocket. ... [read more]