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Acquiring contracts in the purchase of a business

May 31 2013 When acquiring a business, often a key component is the contracts to which the company is a party to. Whether they are contracts with customers and…

Violating employer's trust - grounds for "with cause" termination

June 11 2013 Dismissing an employee without notice on the basis of "cause" can only be justified by misconduct of the most serious kind and it is often difficult…

Refusal of temporary resident visa - applicant must be provided an explanation of the elements that weighed against the application rather than a litany of factors

June 25 2013 On February 11, 2010, the Federal Court released its decision in Asong Alem v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2010 FC 148 ("Asong"). Madam…

Changes to the Live-In Caregiver Program

June 25 2013 Effective as of April 1, 2010, regulatory and administrative changes were made to the Live-In Caregiver Program ("LCP"). On December 12, 2009…

BC Supreme Court Weighs in on the Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Employment Agreements

October 8 2021 The British Columbia recently released its reasons in Verigen v. Ensemble Travel Ltd., 2021 BCSC 1934 addressing a layoff turned termination that…

Sometimes “corrosion” Just Means “corrosion”: a Return to the Plain Meaning of the Words Used

November 4 2021 Last year, we commented on the Ontario Superior Court’s decision in MDS Inc. v Factory…

Access Copyright and the Education Sector - Background, Context and What’s Next

November 3 2021 As reported in University Affairs on September 7, 2021 (link here) and by the writers here, the dispute between Access Copyright and York University…

Constructive Trusts and Certificates of Pending Litigation: Latest Update on Pleading Requirements

November 2 2021 In a recent decision Zou v Khatkar, 2021 BCSC 1931, the court revisited the topic of pleading requirements in claiming constructive trust to maintain…

BC Government Extends LOTR Filing Deadline

November 2 2021 This morning, the Province posted an Information Bulletin announcing that the mandatory filing deadline for pre-existing owners of Certain Interests…

LOTR for Trusts and Estates

November 1 2021 This article is posted as an important update for owners of real estate in BC. On November 30, 2020, the Province introduced new legislation called…