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Fixed Term Contracts: How Two Weeks’ Pay Became over 27 Months Wages

Canada - June 16 2016 The Ontario Court of Appeal has awarded a sales manager who had less than 2 years' service but was on a fixed term contract, over 27 months' wages as

Supreme Court of Canada Grants Leave to Appeal in Livent

Canada - June 13 2016 The Supreme Court of Canada has granted leave to appeal from the decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal, dismissing an appeal from the decision of

Court finds Agreement to Defend and Indemnify where Insurer Appointed One Counsel to Represent Both City and Winter Maintenance Contractor

Canada - June 21 2016 The recent Court of Appeal decision of Seidel v. Markham involved a claim where the plaintiff alleged that he had slipped and fallen on an icy

Plaintiffs Awarded $2.6 Million in Costs for Certification of Securities Class Action

Canada - June 17 2016 The Ontario Superior Court has awarded the plaintiffs in Green v. CIBC over $2.6 million in costs and disbursements, with plaintiffs' counsel

Courts’ Power to Set Aside Discriminatory Wills is Limited

Canada - June 10 2016 The Ontario Court of Appeal recently overturned an Application Judge's decision to set aside a will on public policy grounds, emphasizing the

AER Developments Following the Redwater Decision

Canada - June 27 2016 On June 20, 2016, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) issued Bulletin 2016-16, available here, in response to the decision in Redwater Energy

Top Tips to Avoid Liability for Blogs and other Online Publications

Canada - June 24 2016 Many companies encourage employees to blog or otherwise engage customers through social media. While at times providing effective means of marketing

Brexit: What Does it Mean for Canada?

Canada, European Union, United Kingdom - June 24 2016 On June 23, 2016, a much anticipated historical referendum took place on whether the United Kingdom (UK) should leave or remain in the European Union

Superior Court Reaffirms Public Policy Limitation on Charitable Trusts

Canada - June 24 2016 In a recent decision on an application by Royal Trust Corporation of Canada, Justice Mitchell of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice found a

Another Change to Canada's Exempt Markets New Harmonized Report of Exempt Distribution effective June 30, 2016

Canada - June 24 2016 Effective June 30, 2016, issuers distributing securities in Canada in the exempt market under certain prospectus exemptions will be required to use a