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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 11:29 AM

Federal Court of Appeal rejects ‘novel argument’ for remedy in patent infringement Michael N

An argument of remedy for patent infringement brought by Apotex Inc. against Bayer Inc. at the Federal Court of Appeal is being called novel and innovative by patent lawyers, but not enough to disrupt the well-established rule for remedy under the Patent Act. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 10:44 AM

Appeal sought in Chuvalo divorce case Kelley_Bryan_sm

The estranged wife of George Chuvalo is appealing a recent ruling that the Canadian boxing legend lacks the mental capacity to decide whether to reconcile with her. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 9:20 AM

Legal expert recommends following Alberta Law Society’s lead on rules for bartering Geoff Cher, Wildeboer Dellelce LLP

The Law Society of Alberta has released a guideline that sets out rules by which lawyers in the province can engage in bartering for legal services, and a lawyer whose firm recently announced it would accept cryptocurrency for payment says other law societies would be advised to take a similar step because of a major evolution in how people pay for things. ... [read more]

Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 4:33 PM

Ex-SCC judge says Criminal Code should be amended to stop misuse of challenges to exclude Indigenous jurors Frank Iacobucci

Ottawa is facing renewed calls from the NDP, legal experts and others to abolish peremptory jury challenges because such jury selection tools continue to be misused to exclude Indigenous people from juries. ... [read more]

Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 9:02 AM

Legal society pushes new B.C. Human Rights Commission to address discrimination of homeless Darcie Bennett sm

Community pushback on social housing is an issue Vancouver’s Pivot Legal Society has been monitoring for some time, but in the last few months it’s seen a surge in resistance and has decided the B.C. Human Rights Commission should get involved. ... [read more]

Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 8:52 AM

Canada's patent agreement with Europe extended until 2021 Jenna Wilson sm

As of January, the Patent Prosecution Highway pilot agreement between the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) has been extended for another three years. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 12:32 PM - Last Updated: Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 5:25 PM

SCC says general contractor had fiduciary duty to notify subcontractor of existence of payment bond Chris Moore

In an important construction law ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a general contractor who was the obligee/trustee under a labour and material payment bond for a construction project in the Alberta oil sands had a fiduciary obligation to timely notify a subcontractor stuck with unpaid bills from that project of the existence of the bond. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 11:56 AM

Appeal Court rules B.C.’s pension fund manager immune from federal taxation Craig Ferris, Lawson Lundell LLP

A lawyer representing a B.C. Crown corporation set up to manage a number of public sector pension plans is hailing a recent decision by the British Columbia Court of Appeal that it was immune from federal taxation, but also said questions remain as to the court’s ruling the body is bound to a number of taxation agreements the province entered into with the federal government. ... [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 @ 11:16 AM

Toronto law firm to take cryptocurrency payments Geoffrey Cher

The decision of a law firm to accept cryptocurrency as a method of payment is a somewhat of a necessity. Geoff Cher, a partner at Wildeboer Dellelce LLP, a Toronto-based business transactional law firm, said the firm has clients of both sides of the fintech equation. ... [read more]