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Lenovo and Superfish: Proposed Class Action Proceeds on Privacy Tort and Statutes

Canada - April 12 2017 A recent privacy decision regarding pre-installed software on laptops may have implications for companies operating not only in the traditional

While there may be damages for employee’s lack of resignation notice, there is no reliable substitute for an enforceable restrictive covenant

Canada - April 7 2017 A 2016 decision of the BC Court of Appeal is a good reminder to BC employers of the purpose of an employee’s obligation to provide reasonable notice

The Supreme Court of Canada confirms the large and liberal approach in interpreting the bodily injury “suffered in an accident”

Canada - April 4 2017 The Automobile Insurance Act (the “Act”) in Québec provides that where bodily injury was suffered in an accident, meaning any event in which damage is

A Canadian Perspective: Proposed Amendments to Delaware’s General Corporation Law Would Enable Use of Blockchain

Canada, USA - March 31 2017 On March 13, 2017, the Council of the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association released proposed legislation that would amend

Ontario’s International Commercial Arbitration Act Gets a Makeover

Canada, Global - March 29 2017 On March 22, 2017, the Ontario government enacted the (“”) as part of broader legislation to reduce regulatory burdens on businesses and achieve costs

BC will see big changes to small claims on June 1, 2017

Canada - April 19 2017 On March 20, 2017, the Province of British Columbia announced significant changes to the jurisdiction of the Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) and

Canada's Proposed Cannabis Act: A Summary

Canada - April 18 2017 Canadians have been anticipating the legalization of cannabis since it formed part of the Liberal Party of Canada platform in the 2015 Federal

Defending a Lawsuit is Not a “Commercial Activity” Under Privacy Legislation

Canada - April 13 2017 In a case dating back to 2016 but just recently published, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has ruled that the collection and use of a

OwnerOperator Labour Market Impact Assessment and its importance for Permanent Residence applications in 2017

Canada - April 13 2017 Any Canadian employer wishing to employ a temporary foreign worker (“TFW”) in Canada must first obtain authorization from the government, which is

Can a conventional action be “converted” into a class action in BC?

Canada - April 13 2017 The answer is yes. On April 6, 2017, in a novel case, the British Columbia Supreme Court held that a conventional or individual action can be