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What’s in the pipe? Municipal liability for flood and sewage back-up claims

May 2 2014 April showers bring … flood and sewage back-up claims. Flooding and sewage back-up can result in significant damage for municipal ratepayers…

Share purchase transactions – tips for lenders

April 29 2014 Lenders are often faced with a situation where a customer (Borrower) approaches them for funds to complete an acquisition of the shares of a target…

Counting down to Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) –10 steps to prepare for CASL

May 8 2014 On July 1, 2014 - less than two months from now - the anti-spam sections of Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) take effect. Individuals and…

SCC protects right to use settlement discussions to prove settlement agreement

May 9 2014 On May 8, 2014 the Supreme Court of Canada reaffirmed the importance of protecting settlement discussions - and of a party's ability to prove the…

Counting down to Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) – the last minute guide to preparing for CASL

June 12 2014 The countdown to CASL is almost over: there are only 13 business days until the anti-spam provisions of CASL - and most of the penalties for…

SCC sets test for – and defines rights of – Aboriginal title in Canada

June 26 2014 On June 26, 2014, in a groundbreaking decision on Aboriginal title, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) significantly elaborated on the legal test for…

Court voids testamentary bequest to Neo-Nazi group as against public policy – what about life insurance bequests?

June 26 2014 On June 5, 2014 the NB Court of Queen's Bench decided the gift an NB man left to the US-based National Alliance (NA) in his will is void because both…

The new Canadian Anti-Spam Law and your business

June 26 2014 The new Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL) takes effect on July 1, 2014. CASL is broad and complicated. Watch leading Canadian Privacy and Technology…

SCC protects Internet users’ expectation of privacy in online activities

June 16 2014 On June 13, 2014 the Supreme Court of Canada decided that Canadians have a reasonable expectation of privacy in their online activities, and…

Counting down to Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) – the last minute guide to preparing for CASL

June 12 2014 The countdown to CASL is almost over: there are only 13 business days until the anti-spam provisions of CASL - and most of the penalties for…